Despite the fact that Karl Lagerfeld didn’t have a show lined up for New York Fashion Week, celebrities and designers alike got their Chanel fix with the New York premiere of the biopic Coco Avant Chanel.
The film’s stars, Audrey Tautou and Alessandro Nivola, joined director Anne Fontaine for a night away from the fashion week craze. Rachel Bilson, Ciara, Estelle, Adriana Lima, Jason Wu, and Candace Bergen were among the other guests in attendance.
Tautou felt a strong connection and conviction with her subject, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel: “I really don’t see any other designer who has had such a destiny as Chanel. A movie [about a different designer] shouldn’t be made.”
The film makes its way across the US in limited theaters next Friday, September 25.
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Whether it was to sharpen her artistic eye or merely to relieve stress due to her new job at Ungaro, Lindsay Lohan showed up at G Star’s Spring/Summer ‘10 show for New York Fashion Week today. The now-blonde starlet was not alone—Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen was in toe.
What’s Lohan’s angle? Is she vying for a spot on the coveted Gossip Girl, or is she merely guiding Momsen down the partying pathway to career death?
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Project Runway graduate Christian Siriano debuted his Spring/Summer ‘10 shoe line during New York Fashion Week yesterday, just as his initial collection hit Payless stores last week.
From what can only be described as “talon-heeled” pumps, dare I say that the line looks fiercer than his last collection? Then again, Payless will most likely water down the designs somewhat so as to avoid customer injuries (one of the models during the show almost fell on the runway).
I have to admit that my eyes are thoroughly enjoying the booty/Mary Jane hybrids and eccentric prints.
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Zac Posen’s New York Fashion Week show was accompanied by music from Mark Ronson.
The fashion designer showed his Spring/Summer ‘10 collection at The Altman Building at 9am, after being forced to move his showcase from its usual evening slot. Undeterred by the early hour, Zac had the building transformed into a nightclub, complete with curving runway, low lights, and music from the renowned super-producer.
The clothes were created from an eye-popping pallet of pink, orange, lime, fuschia and cobalt, often mixed and matched to form clashing combinations. Off-the-shoulder dresses with pleated skirts, ‘60s-style macs, sweater dresses, and knitted maxi-dresses all made an appearance. Jackets with structured shoulders were also a big look, along with draped trousers which emphasized hips.
The finale, witnessed by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, included a series of beautifully-made evening gowns in black, cobalt, and silver mesh, with some boasting sequins.
Clearly unaffected by boyfriend Kanye West’s outburst at the VMAs, Amber Rose made her runway debut for Celestino at New York Fashion Week.
Rose walked the finale look, shuffling down the runway in a strapless wedding dress with an extra-long train. To her credit, she made it down and back without falling, although it was most likely due to her careful steps in the sky-high stilettos.
Despite fans like Russell Simons and Jojo showing up for support, Rose reportedly bolted after the show (most likely to avoid questions about Kanye).
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Victoria Beckham is “amazed” by the popularity of her clothing line.
The singer-turned-fashion-designer presented her third dress collection at New York Fashion Week yesterday and said that she finally feels she has broken into the industry properly.
Referring to her soccer-star husband David Beckham, she said, “I know I used to be in a pop group, and I’m married to a footballer—a very lovely footballer. But I’m grateful that people are prepared to leave their preconceptions at the door and let the dresses speak for themselves. The sell-through has been amazing.”
Victoria showed her latest line in an art gallery and revealed that she has decided to focus on legs, rather than cleavage, for the Spring/Summer ‘10 collection.
“I think it looks more attractive, and it’s what my customers want.”
The dresses have higher corsets than previous ones, and while some graze the thigh, her knee and full-length styles also make an appearance. Colors include cerise, raspberry, black and gray, and many have blown-up shoulder pads, with Victoria claiming they “make your waist look so much smaller.”
Victoria’s dress range has proved a hit with celebrities, with Elle Macpherson, Madonna, and Brooke Shields all being spotted in outfits from the collection recently.
Marc Jacobs the Fierce is dreading New York Fashion Week.
The US fashion designer admits the extra work involved in showcasing his collection is very stressful for him. When asked if he is excited about next month’s prestigious event, he replied: “No. Do I enjoy it? Enjoy is a weird word. It’s work - work is more what it’s about. It’s not fun.”
Although he is not looking forward to fashion week, Marc is excited at the prospect of marrying his boyfriend Lorenzo Martone.
He said: “It will happen soon. The wedding will be very quiet, just the two of us. We’re keeping it very simple.”
While the prospect of fashion week is filling him with dread, Marc recently described himself as a “cheerleader,” as he has the ability to inspire people around him and motivate his staff if he is in a good mood.
He said: “I am a bit of a cheerleader. I have to stimulate people, or I feel it is my role to stimulate people. So the better my attitude is and the better I’m feeling, the better everybody feels about being around me. What I give is definitely what I get back.”
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