"Street style has ruined EVERYTHING," a friend of mine exclaimed on GChat after spending an extensive amount of time—which is like, five minutes in GChat world—trying to think of industry eccentrics whose outfits are cooler than the typical street style fodder. What she meant, I think, was that while more people look really good during the shows, less people look really weird. And that's too bad, because the odd ones are what make fashion week—and fashion in general—so great. Click through for seven unorthodox street style stars you should look out for at the tents.
From a gorgeous Donna Karan gown worn by Vogue's Rickie de Sole to the Frick Young Fellows Ball to perfect pants looks from Jenna Lyons and Zosia Mamet to Gwyneth Paltrow's flawless figure, there was a lot to admire among this week's best dressed. Click through to see them all!
Next to the Met Ball, the amfAR Gala is probably the most fashion-y red carpet of the year, and this year's was no exception.
Prabal Gurung has really started to settle in to an identifiable aesthetic with this latest collection. It's beautiful cocktail wear--jackets with tails, drop waist dresses with ruffled tulle skirts, airy tunics--but with a dark streetwise edge. (For evidence of that dark side see the dripping blood manicures the models sported.) There were neoprene sweatshirts, low-slung pants and filmy slinky layering tanks mixed in with the party dresses.
A few weeks ago, WWD reported that Jessica Chastain had nabbed Vanity Fair's coveted September cover. Well, turns out it was only half right. Chasta
The past four days have been a non-stop party for a lot of fashion people here in New York. And those Halloween parties have been well-documented. The Tribeca Grand's Overlook Hotel party, the Boom Boom Room's fete and last night's V party hosted by Terry Richardson drew the most fashion-heavy crowds and, as we all know, fashion people like to dress up. They also seem to like obscure references--many of their costumes were tough to identify, but still fun to look at. So, from Alexa Chung to Joan Smalls to Marc Jacobs, here are a bunch of fashion people in their Halloween best! Photos: Terry's Diary, Paper, Style.com, BFA