Who you calling ingenue? Jason Wu is proving himself to be the new master of edgy sophistication. Opening with a dark, mature, introspectively and attractively moody tone right out of the gate, his Fall 2014 collection presents a supremely modern interpretation of the femme fatale.
Fashion Month is already off to a fantastically promising start! After the show for his Fall 2014 collection, Peter told me he had a certain girl in mind this season, a certain girl who has been inspiring designers for decades now: the inimitable Jane Birkin in her heyday of the seventies.
Florence Welch stepped out for last night’s Museum of Natural History gala in NYC wearing a museum-worthy Valentino gown. The singer is often seen in designs from the Italian fashion house, and it’s no wonder why. Her luxe boho aesthetic fits in perfectly with Maria Grazia and Pierpaolo’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, one inspired appropriately enough by opera.
The Spring 2014 runways were coated with jewels – at least the leg wear was! The sparkle came in all shapes and sizes from Simone Rocha’s pearl-embellished knee-highs to Tom Ford’s full-body crystallization. Admittedly, these are looks that require a grand forum, so I’ve picked out some pieces that are less editorial and more everyday.
Calling all my Dallas-based Snobs! This Friday, two of my favorite people are coming together at one of my favorite stores. The lovely China Chow is co-hosting a champagne-filled soiree at Forty Five Ten honoring the equally lovely Derek Lam.
Out with the pure white lace and in with myriad color! While the elements of intricate lace still abound, Valentino has traveled to faraway lands (at least, metaphorically speaking) and has come back with the urge to channel an exotic opera diva, timeless and transcendent.
Some of us never really leave high school, or at least never shed the nostalgia that sticks around long after. But when Viktor & Rolf think back to post-elementary education, it takes on new meaning altogether.
My first Lanvin show did not disappoint! How could it, really? Alber Elbaz is not one to disappoint a girl. Let’s be honest – the man is all about making women happy. He’s also all about the top-secret reveal. After going through the most secure check-in process ever (it involved three different check-in points; one guy tried to sneak in using someone else’s invite and was turned away after being told he did not look like a “mademoiselle”).