Fashion Week Observed
New York fashion week has finally come to a close. Amen! For those less-fortunate editors and fashion authorities (or perhaps we are the lucky ones) that have not jetted off to London or Milan, we finally get a moment to recover.
In retrospect, we relished the young talents of Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu. The Observer will never forget the spectacle and grandeur of Alexander Wang—or the impeccable quality of Simon Spurr’s suiting. With such a busy social schedule and so many shows, it’s hard to remember all the garments we evaluated with a careful eye.
Fashion Week Observed
If designers are artists then they must be inspired, nay? For Peter Som inspiration came by way of Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich: “Smoldering femininity and masculine garb.” Som worked tuxedo themes and sheer elements to give shirts and coats a strong architectural look. A variety of fall colors danced on silk tops and dress, and a set of patchwork furs were bursting with color.
In lieu of a traditional catwalk at designer Peter Som’s 3:30 P.M. showing at Milk Studios on Wednesday, Sept. 16, viewers including Anna Wintour and Lynn Yaeger were pleasantly surprised with a much more relaxed and informal presentation of his Spring collection
The especially young models, perched in Read More
Fashion’s Night Out drew a big crowd at Saks Fifth Avenue. People scurried about on the first floor: getting their make-up done, being sprayed with perfume and hand lotion, and, presumably, buying things.
On the second floor, designer Chris Benz stood awkwardly in front of a television with a sign next to it that read Read More
Peter Som, who canceled his runway show earlier this year, will pull together a capsule collection of about 16 looks that he will show to editors and buyers by appointment only. [WWD]
For her show this season, Elise Overland will drape models in jewelry by artist Alexander Calder, provided by his Read More
Max Azria wanted to use Nastia Liukin‘s body in his new BCBG ad campaign, but not, apparently, her face. [People]
Peter Som has split up with Creative Design Studios, which has been funding Mr. Som’s collections. As a result, the designer will not be putting on a runway show during New York Read More
At the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Splashlight Studios on Monday, Nov. 17, election fashion was still on everyone’s mind. "She saw that dress and she liked it," said Narciso Rodriguez, who designed Michelle Obama‘s Election Night dress. "She saw it on the runway, she chose it, I guess from the runway…" He nodded slowly Read More
Christian Louboutin has announced that he will create the first 8-inch high heel that exists outside of the fetish world. [Guardian]
Heidi Klum‘s three children get regular coaching lessons in soccer from David Beckham and in tennis from Roger Federer. [Vogue UK]
Designer Peter Som confirmed that Read More
Yesterday, we issued some tardies to the designers who continue to struggle to begin their shows on time. (Even Diane von Furstenberg, the issuer of the original pleading letter asking designers to be punctual, got one!)
Since then we’ve learned that Carolina Herrera nearly lost her mind when Renee Zellweger Read More
The Hills‘ Whitney Port will reportedly leave Kelly Cutrone‘s fashion PR and production company People’s Revolution during the current season of The Hills; she may depart for Diane von Furstenberg as the label’s in-house PR rep. And the cameras might follow. [The Cut, Fashionista]
Anna Sui has designed Read More