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Mon 02.28

Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011

Not quite content to let go the tribal, fringe-meets-animal print, vibe he’s so masterfully tweaked over the years, Roberto Cavalli took his hippie girl vibe up multiple notches, infused in a boatload of feathers and layered on the party girl eye makeup. While the results seemed pretty monochromatic, or one dimensional, the Cavalli girl will […]

Mon 02.28

Marni Fall 2011

Say what you will about Marni, but one thing is certain: Consuelo Castiglioni is not afraid of a print. That was more than evident with the designer’s geometrically inclined fall show, where star shapes, stripes, and octagonal grids were shown on luxurious layers of crepe, wool, leather, and silk with the quintessential helpings of fur, […]

Mon 02.28

Emilio Pucci Fall 2011

Peter Dundas is clearly on a roll at the house of Pucci, a destination he’s seemed destined for and has really been catapulted by. For fall he worked the Florentine house’s iconic prints by way of a Tyrolean fairy tale–think busty Swiss misses in tight, corseted dresses, embroidered dirndl skirts and velvet knickers–but infused plenty […]

Mon 02.28

Jil Sander Fall 2011

Structured bags ruled supreme at Jil Sander, a noticeable juxtaposition to the deconstructed shapes and Warholian flashes of colors in the clothes. The bags and clutches, of which there were a smattering of, included stiff envelope handhelds and granny double-handled handbags that were in dark, muted colors that, to be honest, didn’t really pop. Architectural […]

Mon 02.28

Versace Fall 2011

This was a collection that seduced, not sizzled. Which isn’t exactly a bad thing, depending on who you ask. Donatella Versace, for fall, showed exactly how adept her hand is at the art of design, not for one moment forgoing glamour in favor of the dreaded P word: practicality. This show very much emphasized the […]

Mon 02.28

Bottega Veneta Fall 2011

While the ready-to-wear had a decidedly Sixties “Mad Men” aesthetic to it, Tomas Maier’s fall Bottega bags were noticeably sportier and more relaxed in their shapes, many of them elaborately hand-worked in construction. Adding variety to the mix was the use of innovative materials to further illuminate the eccentric effect, illustrated, for example, in a […]

Mon 02.28

Natalie Portman in H&M

It’s nice to see that, despite the world being her oyster, Natalie Portman isn’t beyond wearing cheap-chic. Can you blame her, though, when it looks this good? For a Vanity Fair cocktail soiree in Hollywood Thursday night, the “Black Swan” star–and major Oscar contender–donned an H&M dress from the Swedish fast fashion retailer’s upcoming Conscious […]

Mon 02.28

Oscars 2011: Best Dressed

Jennifer Hudson in Atelier Versace Not only has she lost half her body weight, but Jennifer Hudson set the Oscar bar high with her deep orange Atelier Versace gown. The draping around the bodice complemented her new svelte self while her folded skirt with full train (kept smooth with Versace platforms) looked modern, slick and, […]

Fri 02.25

Fendi Bags Fall 2011

Classical silhouettes resigned supreme in the bags at Fendi’s fall show. Overscaled in size and popping in bright colors, the handhelds featured nifty longer straps that made them instant cross-bodies. I love the roomy shape of the Fendi day bag for fall; it harks back to an iconic shape Fendi has shown since the days […]