New Yorkers for Children
Zac Posen on His Mystery Met Ball Plans and Being a Fashion History Nerd
The socialites, models, and one football player (Justin Tuck) who attended last night's New Yorkers for Children spring dinner dance all looked stunning in in their gowns (Alina Cho was wearing a crazy enormous ostrich feather-skirted ball gown) but two of the best dressed attendees were undoubtedly Coco Rocha and Crystal Renn, both of whom wore Zac Posen. We chatted with the designer about how he himself dresses to match his dates, his 'surprise' Met ball date, and what he thinks about the biggest fashion news of the year--Raf Simons going to Dior. Most endearingly, Posen revealed himself to be a serious fashion history nerd who thinks Elsa Schiaparelli is a total 'bad ass.'
Crystal Renn On Why She Went Blonde and How Fashion Made Her a 'Mental Patient'
Last night's ninth annual New Yorkers for Children spring dinner dance could have easily doubled as a fashion show with an A-list casting. Doutzen K
Click Your Heels Three Times: See Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz Right Now at Solange Azagury-Partridge
There is arguably not a single pair of shoes that has more legend or nostalgia surrounding them than the famous ruby slippers that Judy Garland wore as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, courtesy of Glinda the Good Witch. They were ill-begotten (the Wicked Witch of the East was smashed by Dorothy's house), not practical for roaming around a forest full of scary flying monkeys, and magical (or horrifying, depending on how you feel about going home). The ruby slippers will be available to the highest bidder courtesy of auction Profiles in History on December 16, but you can see them now--up close and in person--at the Solange Azagury-Partridge boutique in NYC (809 Madison Ave). It's fitting that the jeweler should play host to the glittery kicks--she's well known for covering her jewelry in rainbow-colored gems (and she even has a rainbow carpet at her store).
Last Night's Parties: Vintage Prada, Wu's Sunnies and...Chuck Bass
Last night we scampered around Manhattan, desperate for some good people watching and some great fashion. Fortunately, we were graced with both. First, it was cocktails at Prada on Madison Ave., where those involved with charity New Yorkers for Children gathered to take in gorgeous re-issued vintage Prada dresses--we were smitten with a long, lingerie-inspired number--and fall 2010 runway looks re-imagined in rich burgundy, slate and black duchess satin. (The latter will be loaned by Prada to several women attending the gala.) While we could have stayed at Prada all night--sipping cocktails mixed by The Carlyle Hotel's famed bartender--Jason Wu was calling our names.