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Fabiola Beracasa Talks Preen and Patent Leather With Cathy Horyn, Leigh Lezark, and Arden Wohl
London label Preen is showing at the New York tents for only the second time this season, but designers Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton have already attracted a savvy fan base that includes New York Times critic Cathy Horyn and downtown personality Leigh Lezark, who both talked to Fabiola Beracasa before the show. "They went from being very funky in the beginning, and now they're much more put together," Horyn explained, while Arden Wohl talked about her obsession with patent leather. Watch the video for more.
Jen Mankins of Bird Likes Wang, Rag & Bone, and United Bamboo
Tragic Socialite Olivia Palermo Ventures Out at Preen!
The Preen show Saturday afternoon felt a bit sparsely attended — perhaps everyone was at home fussing over their onion dip and hot wings in preparation for the Super Bowl?
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Take a Bow
Last year's obsession with hats has morphed into a fascination with headbands. Big bows topped heads at Erin Fetherston, who wrapped tresses in feminine flowers. Costello Tagliapietra paired their evening dresses with satin hair bands. Sass & Bide sent out hats, bands, wraps, or feathers with every look. And Elise Overland belted a piece of extra-long fabric for a sixties-hippie feeling. So, go ahead, tie one on.
Choice Between Football or Fashion May Come Down to Booty
In the Tents, You're Important If You Say You Are
We've no shortage of observations and anecdotes from this morning's Hérve Léger show, and here's one more: When we arrived, we intercepted a tall redhead sporting an accent and a cream-colored Léger dress. "I just want to make sure I'm in a good seat," she told her handler.
Lots of Celebs, Tight Dresses at Morning Léger Show
You'd think that the one thing you wouldn't have to worry about with Hervé Léger's iconic bandage dresses would be having any of your body parts fall out, but tell that to Joy Bryant's nipple, which we inadvertantly spied peeking out of her tangerine frock as we squeezed past her at the Léger show this morning.
Hervé Léger Wins When Simple, Tight, and Sexy
If there were any doubts about whom the Hervé Léger collection is for, they were laid to rest this morning in Bryant Park. At 11 a.m., the front row of the Léger show was lined with celebrities of the WB variety (who is Sophia Bush, anyway? That's Fug Girl territory) in full-out hair (updos! hot-roller curls!), makeup, bare legs, and four-inch heels.
Tyson Beckford Has Noticed the Way You Walk
Ever wonder if you could be a supermodel? According to Tyson Beckford, you can be one just because you're from New York!
The First Reviews Are In! BCBG, Wang, and More
Three days down, five to go, and the critics are starting to weigh in on fall 2008's first runways: BCBG is finally outgrowing its prom-queen reputation, while Rag & Bone is living up to its CFDA-friendly one. Yigal Azrouël's tougher look went over well, and it seems that Alexander Wang is still one to watch. Let's check out the critical warm fuzzies, shall we?
Fabiola Finds the Flaws at Alexander Wang With Chanel Iman and Jaime King
As the music blasted backstage at Alexander Wang, Fabiola Beracasa caught up with model Jaime King, fashion editor Meredith Fisher, a very soft-spoken Chanel Iman, and the designer himself ("Did I mention he's cute?" said Paper's Mr. Mickey). Wang talked about his edgy aesthetic as "something that's a little bit loose and baggy. Own it. It doesn't have to fit in every little place. It's all about the flaws and imperfections."
Michael Ball: ‘Recession? I’ve Got Five Girlfriends Now, Instead of Two’
Have you been wondering why last night's Rock & Republic shit-show, scheduled for 8 p.m., started well after 9 p.m.?
Agyness Deyn Is Saturday's Top Model
The Unwavering Wisdom of Diddy
Kudos to the Daily News for today's P. Diddy — er, excuse us, we mean Sean Combs — profile. They caught the Maker of Bands as he prepared for his Sean John show and managed to gather a stellar selection of quotations from His Diddy-ness. (Sorry! We mean Combs-ness. We can't keep up with what he wants to be called.)
Front-Row Life, and How You Can Fake Your Way Into It
• Perks of being Elle's editor-in-chief at Fashion Week include sitting next to celebrities like Courtney Love; perks for the 7-year-old daughter of Elle's editor-in-chief include reviewing shows for Fashion Week Daily.
Freelance Stylist David C. Melton Will Give You Vertigo
Designers Catch Yellow Fever
We were expecting grays, browns, and blacks for fall. But banana yellow? Not so much. Kimora Lee Simmons sent Little Miss Sunshine down the runway in a floor-length yellow dress at Baby Phat, while Lacoste complemented the loud color with a dark cardigan. And Nicole Miller brightened up traditionally dark outerwear with a three-quarter-sleeved coat of color. This isn’t mellow yellow.
Celebs in Danger: Models With Guns at Rock & Republic
It's a bad sign that the first thing we wondered while trying to make our way into the Rock & Republic show tonight was, "Is this the new Heatherette?" The answer is not quite, if only because the show didn't feature the campy deliciousness of assless pants.
Where the Fug Is Anna Wintour?!
Even though we're only two days in, it just seems wrong somehow that we've seen more of socialites and Sophia Bush than we have of Anna Wintour. Sure, we know that soon enough the Bob will be sitting in stony silence about six rows ahead of us, but it's hard not to get impatient for that first glimpse of the coif that Suri Cruise is currently getting unfair credit for inventing.