Fall into fabulous in 2011 with crazy beautiful glamwear. Kendra Jenner, youngest of the Kardashian tribe, wears the latest in Fall 2011 fashions by Sherri Hill, whose designs are increasingly making appearances on the red carpet. In specialty stores this coming August.
As leading ladies and men walked the red carpet, neutrals ruled in blush, nude, champagne, black, white, with the rare splash of color i.e. Angelina in green sequins, but the scene stealer was Emma Stone in a brilliant peach backless jersey gown by Calvin Klein. Killed it.
Guilty is the new Gucci fragrance just released September 2010. Gucci's ad campaign states, ' It is designed for the glamorous, daring, brave, and very sexy girls who like to party and enjoy themselves.' The face of the advertising campaign is Evan Rachel Wood, singer and actress. Scent is top notes of pink pepper, the heart note of lilac, base notes of patchouli and amber. Okay so I like it. I'm Guilty.
Ford's presentation party to an exclusive guest list numbering less than 100 (including the models) at Ford’s Madison Avenue boutique showcased his Spring 2011 collection on Ford fans such as Lauren Hutton, Julianne Moore, and Beyoncé, among others. Photographer Terry Richardson was the sole photographer allowed to take pictures of the presentation event, and Vogue photographer Stephen Meisel features Angelina Jolie wearing Ford on the cover of the December issue.
Ford returned to fashion after a six year absence showing his collection in NYC for the Spring/Summer 2011 womenswear collection. During fashion week, Ford adamantly refused to allow any photography of his collectionstating, "I don’t get the need for this immediacy. In fact, I think it’s bad. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store.” Boring is not the descriptive word of choice for the first release of photos online.
Naming Billy Reid as this year’s winner, the 7th Annual Awards for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund featured Karl Lagerfeld as the keynote speaker. Reid was given the high honors, and a cash award of $300,000. Eddie Borgo and Prabal Gurung were named runners-up, each awarded $100,000. The awards program was created by the CFDA and Vogue magazine to cultivate emerging fashion talents and further careers with cash awards. Gurung has experienced a meteoric trajectory in his fashion career, kicked off while at Parson's interning with Donna Karan, his first official launch for Fall 2010 at Bryant Park, to dressing Demi Moore and Zoe Saldana. Ultimately collectible fashion.
Karl Lagerfeld announced Tuesday that he is canceling his Paris Fashion Week event under his own label, and instead, is launching mass prestige items for online sale. The combination of the words mass and prestige = masstige and has been described as prestige for the masses. According to Wikipedia, masstige is a marketing term meaning downward brand extension. The term was popularized by Michael Silverstein and Neil Fiske in their book Trading Up and Harvard Business Review article "Luxury for the Masses." Not to be too cynical, but truthfully, prestige is usually accorded to that which is in scarcity. So in other words, Karl, I guess one can never be too thin, or too rich. Visionary or Mercenary?
At a Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan last year, an assortment of old and new media types in the front row: from left, Suzy Menkes, Michael Roberts, Bryan Boy, Sally Singer, Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles, and Tommy Ton of the blog Jak and Jil.
Designers and their publicists face a delicate dilemma as they prepare this season for New York's Fashion Week insanity - some 300 shows over 8 days - the all important question of who is indeed, a front row fashionista, and who is now demoted to second row citizenry. In the past year, no fewer than 30 longstanding fashion power brokers have swapped titles/jobs, throwing the old 'axis' of power into chaos. The world is waiting.