At Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. show, both of our fondest wishes came true: The clothes were totally fun, and little Kingston — all blinged out in what appeared to be bedazzled jeans, like the biggest badass in the sandbox — made an appearance, bouncing on dad — Gavin Rossdale's lap in the front row.
While New York style can be found on any corner, there's no safer bet for finding flashes of fashion genius than cruising Bryant Park during Fashion Week. Taking a time-out from the tents, Vogue accessories guru Sylvana Soto-Ward shows us precisely why Derek Lam and patent leather can do no wrong.
There are two kinds of Fashion Week. One is experienced by writers, editors, and industry folk who make their living off of the spectacle, and the other is reserved for what we'll just call "the pretty people"--celebrities, socialites, models, and anyone else who scores a front-row seat.
Designer Todd Thomas decorated his modest, twenty-piece show on the crowded rooftop of 60 Thompson last night with huge prints of Gestalt tests reshaped into kimonos, Rorschach ink blots made into belts, and big No. 2 pencil dresses.
Who doesn't secretly dream of playing editor, sitting front row, notepad ready, doling out edicts faster than Anna Wintour can make assistants cry? Well, budding fashionistas, whip out those stilettos and let it rip with our new Runway Rankings.
Designer John Whitledge, showing his second solo outing since he and his three CFDA-winning Trovata co-founders split ways, celebrated at Tunnel's former location not with bitchy put-downs, but a groovy party straight out of sixties-era Brazil. Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction fame played a three-song set while Capoeira dancers busted athletic moves in crisp white Trovata pants (not a split pair among them). Meanwhile, white-clad lady models wearing head scarves mingled in the crowd.
Van Cleef & Arpels jewelers transformed the Hammerstein Ballroom into a “Parisian nightclub” at their Fashion Week kickoff party, “Une Journee A Paris,” last night. A pair of French poodles — one dyed fuchsia, the other attempting to drag its butt across the glossy black stage — nearly stole the show, but fascinated as we are by shiny objects, it was the attendees' bling that drew our attention in the end. So who borrowed and who brought their own?
Every Fashion Week, a few designers put a little extra effort into the design for their show invitations. Now that we've almost finished sorting through the mountain of invites here at Show & Talk HQ, here are six that stood out this year.