Claire Danes is tying the knot, and Narciso Rodriguez, her longtime friend and frequent fashion date, is designing for her. Not even close to a shocker. We totally saw this one coming. But naturally, this makes us incredibly nostalgic for the gorgeous Narciso-designed Carolyn Bessette Kennedy wedding dress that first brought the designer onto our radar. It might be our favorite celebrity wedding dress ever . And this makes us very excited for what Claire's dress will look like. I'm personally indifferent towards strict white for the dress--if someone wants it, go for it, but if not, whatever floats your boat. Now, as stated, we will forever love love love the Kennedy dress, but we're kind of hoping for something a little bit off the beaten path for Claire. But maybe that's just because we'll never stop thinking of her as Angela Chase. Of course, we're not talking about throwing her into plaid or 90s floral, because she has a classic style, and Narciso has a classic aesthetic. But minimalism can be quirky too, like that short white dress that Raquel wore or any of the light green numbers that came down the runway in Narciso's fall 09 collection. Just a thought, Claire. --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE
Triumphant Minimalism at Narciso and Calvin
NYFW came to a close with two immaculate collections by two of New York's most important and relevant designers, Narciso Rodriguez and Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein. Both designers went back to their roots for SS11. Cut was the star of each collection, each reworking minimalism in a season where it seems like everyone is striving to be the next Helmut Lang. But Rodriguez and Costa are anything but followers. Each has such a strong, focused voice--their collections stood out from the whitewashed masses like rays of light.