Last night’s CFDA Awards were a decidedly star-studded affair, what with Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sofia Coppola, Jessica Alba, Gerard Butler, Naomi Watts, and host Anderson Cooper spending time on the stage. Cooper had to leave early because of “that Weiner thing,” or so Diane von Furstenberg said, but otherwise the audience received plenty of face time with their star of choice–there were even a couple of moments when one could forget this was, you know, a fashion industry event. But only a couple.
In this behind-the-scenes video, we see how Swarovski crystals play a part not only in the costumes designed by Rodarte (note costume designer Amy Westcott is absent in the video) but also the set design, as they lent several sparkling chandeliers to the film. Moreover, we get a sense that while the Mulleavy’s might be Read more →
Prabal Gurung is a fashion darling, but he’s also got the chops to back up his buzz.
Yesterday’s show at Lincoln center was proof. Not only did he build on his reputation for expertly draped and tailored evening dresses–he also gave us something different: distinctive day wear.
I was afforded the opportunity to sit in Row 1, Section A with Gurung-supporter/sponsor Nadja Swarovski. I’ll be shadowing Swarovski for a bunch of sponsored shows at London Fashion Week, as well as a show in Paris. (I’m traveling with the company as a blogging ambassador of sorts.) It was undoubtedly the best seat I’ve ever had, and I was truly appreciative. Not only did I get a great view of the clothes, but also the INSANELY AMAZING shoes designed by Nicholas Kirkwood. If you thought sky-high heels were on their way out, you’re wrong: Kirkwood’s collection for Prabal was strappy and nearly-dominatrix in its styling, save for the soft nude, gold and neons used on the straps, leather and platforms. Nicholas sat across from us, paying close attention to how the girls walked. But back to the clothes: