It’s pretty obvious by now that for fall 2011 you’ll either be going ’70s or ’90s if NYFW designers have anything to say about it (thank goodness the ’80s have been retired for a while). Tory Burch and Catherine Malandrino are firmly in the 70s’ camp.
One showed lace and granny plaid and the other cool transcontinental sophistication, but the message was clear: the 70s are back, whether you like it or not. (Just the chic parts, though.)
Deal: Up to 80% off clothing and accessories.
When: Thursday, January 27 through Sunday, January 30. Thurs—Fri 10am—8pm, Sat—Sun 11am—8pm. 376 Bleecker St between Perry and Charles Sts (212-242-0847)
Deal: 30% to 70% off designer vintage clothing and accessories, plus new and vintage books
When: Tuesday, January 4 through Monday, January 31. Mon—Sat 11am—7pm, Sun noon—7pm. 217 Mott St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-625-1374)
Mary J. Blige will be the guest judge on tonight’s episode of the Fashion Show. Unlike many designer-wannabe celebrities out there, Blige has actually built up some fashion cred, especially over the past year.
She collaborated with her BFF Catherine Malandrino on a line of t-shirts called FFAWN+CATHERINE MALANDRINO, and launched Melodies by MJB, a collection of eyewear available at Nordstrom and online here, this past summer. Her latest designs for SS11 include classic aviators, retro cat eyes, and some serious stunna shades. Considering that Blige has amassed over 500 personal pairs of sunglasses, it’s safe to say that she knows her stuff.
Tune into the Fashion Show tonight on Bravo at 10pm EST.
Ever wonder what would happen if someone put Halle Berry, Julianna Margulies, and 22 one-of-a-kind designer dresses, all in the same room? Yesterday at Philips de Pury, this happened at a glamorous auction that raised over $100,000 for the American Cancer Society and La Ligue Contre le cancer in France.
Donna Karan, Thakoon, Sonia Rykiel, Diane von Furstenberg, Catherine Malandrino, Lanvin, Givenchy, and Phillip Lim (pictured, right) were among the participants, each chosen to design a little black dress that incorporated Swarovski Elements. So, the lucky few who won one of these dresses not only contributed to a great cause, but also get to walk around town in a one of a kind dress by one of the world’s most renowned designers.
The prize for most stunning presentation venue this season must be awarded to Catherine Malandrino. Despite an ominous looking sky, she perched her models outside on pedestals surrounding the Paul Milstein Pool, just north of the main tents at Lincoln Center. The presentation was fenced off, but approximately a zillion gawkers swarmed through the area trying to get a peek at some fashion. Or models. Or celebs. There were a lot of all these things.
Hamish Bowles, in a trench coat stamped with images of giant eyes, strolled around the pool. Kelly Rutherford and (I think) Jessica Szohr ran around taking silly pictures with the models, who didn’t seem that amused. Two off duty models in the audience commented, “The girls look really cold standing up there. I hate presentations.” Kristin Cavallari was fending off giggling girls snapping iPhone photos.