So what does J.W. Anderson’s collection for Versus look like? For one, there doesn’t seem to be much of a disparity between the men’s and women’s pieces.
Last November, Versace announced a new strategy for its little sister line Versus. Christopher Kane would no longer design it, and Versus would never do a runway show again. Going forward, Versus would be a series of collaborations between Versace and “various creative innovators and designers” and have a “strong digital element.”
So what does that all mean?
A new video airing exclusively on Fashionista sheds some light on what Versace has in mind for her beloved Versus (she says it’s “the first collection my brother Gianni gave to me in complete freedom to do”) in advance of the first designer capsule collection for Versus with J.W. Anderson.
From Carey Mulligan’s elegant Balenciaga to the Fannings’ edgy Rodarte to Ashley Olsen’s vintage Dior that appeared to levitate, click through for what we thought were the 20 best looks of the night, regardless of its theme.
The theme of last night’s event was punk–though you wouldn’t necessarily know it from the red carpet. Though some of the guests did step up the ‘tude a notch–some with spikes, others with hair dye–the majority kept it pretty, well, pretty. Let’s take a look at who was brave enough to go punk, and who Read more →
It’s here! It’s here! The Met Ball red carpet is finally underway. So the fashion is great–though not exactly punk. According to Anna Wintour, though, her florals are punk, in a way: Andrew Bolton, the currator of the exhibit told her that pink was the real color of punk. Hence the color scheme. So there. Read more →
“PUNK: Chaos to Couture,” the latest exhibit organized by Andrew Bolton for The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, opens to the public tomorrow. The press got a first look today. And I have a feeling reactions will be mixed. (The International Herald Tribune‘s Suzy Menkes already panned the exhibit for being too “sanitized and bloodless.”) Here’s why:
The Met Ball is like the Oscars for the fashion industry: all the best people in all the best dresses.
This year’s theme, punk, presents an interesting conundrum: will people go all out, liberty spikes and Givenchy nose rings and all, or just throw some studs on a Chanel suit and call it pseudo-punk?
We’re hoping for the former, and so in the spirit of going the distance, we’ve picked out our favorite punk fashions and paired them with Met Ball regulars like Anna Wintour and Julianne Moore and some fantasy guests (Bjork, anyone?).
Click through to see the looks we want to see on the red carpet, and let us know what you’re hoping for in the comments.
Last night’s red carpet at the New York premiere for The Great Gastby brought some industry heavy-hitters like Anna Wintour and Jenna Lyons, as well as the megawatt stars of the film like Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio. Of course, they all brought their sartorial A-game. And Martha Stewart brought her gold sequin capris.
“Kristen was a big problem with my brother at first; she was crazy!” recalls designer Donatella Versace in a new Style.com/Print profile of supermodel Kirsten McMenamy.
According to Versace, it was “like a war” anytime a new girl came on the scene, and when McMenamy arrived in the early ’90s, well, let’s just say we kinda wish fashion reality shows were around then.
Today, it’s round one for Milan, where Italian powerhouses Dolce & Gabbana and Versace will go head-to-head and Max Mara will attempt to take down the Prada Goliath.