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Harper's Bazaar Party

By Lieba Nesis
Monday, 9/15/2014 10:41 PM
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Set in the storied Plaza Hotel ballroom, the Carine Roitfeld hosted event brought a veritable who's who from within the fashion and entertainment world to celebrate her book, Icons: a profile of 19 legendary women the likes of Lady Gaga, Linda Evangelista and Brooke Shields- all of whom attended the party.

The decadent set buzzed about the room in anticipation of a special performance by Lady Gaga, which, much to manys surprise and chagrin, was a continuation of her newfound, yet slow to catch, jazz focused career turn. Those spotted enjoying the songstress included designers Jason Wu, Donatella Versace, B. Michael, Jenna Lyons, Gareth Pugh and Jeremy Scott, with their backs turned while guests snuck out for a cigarette or cab into the bright lights of New York.

Nicki Minaj arrived, unfashionably late, catalyzing uproar on the red carpet in the midst of Gaga's set - knowing Nicki, this was probably ... Read More


Blonds After Party

By Press Room
Friday, 2/14/2014 8:33 PM
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The room was palpably writhing with New York’s sexiest club-goers, fashionistas and club cult stars as a plumply pregnant Lil Kim announced her comeback, performing her classics for MAC Invites You To The Blonds AW 14 Fashion Week After Party at Meatpacking’s exclusive new Gilded Lily nightclub.

It was difficult to find an inch of space, let alone entry for the many outside, in what felt like a basement speakeasy where the only entry is its inconspicuous street level elevator; but once descended and the doors open, we found ourselves in an anything-goes glamour grunge atmosphere of pure midnight reverie. In the keyhole shaped space, complete with a sunken dance floor left over from its former days as the 1970s Crisco Disco, all the familiar faces of Manhattan’s club cult coterie were peppered about: Phillipe Blond in a definably characteristic gem-encrusted gold body suit complete with his ... Read More


Donna Karan 30th Anniversary

By Press Room
Friday, 2/14/2014 8:09 PM
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Bold furs, striking trenches, thigh high boots and elegant, to near liquid, evening gowns pouring down the body were the focus for Donna Karan’s latest collection as the fashion elite and celebrities alike descended upon Wall St. for Donna Karan’s 30th Anniversary Fashion Show. Set in an interior stripped bare to its steel structure, the three power colors – black, white and red – dictated the night’s powerfully dramatic mood, evoking a sexy, totalitarian like fantasy world.

Newcomer Kate Grigorieva frontlined the show, leading Devon Windsor and Nastya Sten as the three marched single file, abruptly stopping halfway down the runway, arresting their authority over a sitting mass that included, Katie Holmes, Hugh Jackman, Rita Ora, Rachel Weisz, Grace Coddington, Bernadette Peters, Deborra Lee-Furness, Eva Hermes and Tatiana Sorokko. This militia of three then promptly marched on, followed directively by an army of femme fatales with the likes of Karlie Kloss, ... Read More


The Daily Front Row's celebration of their first Model Issue

By Press Room
Saturday, 2/8/2014 3:31 PM
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There wasn’t a sore eye in the room as a who’s who of top models beautified Midtown for The Daily Front Row’s Celebration of their First Model Issue. It was the party of the hour everyone had to be at – and be photographed at – and those who were lucky enough to be present were privileged with a groundbreaking announcement from the popular publication.

The in-demand invitees descended upon the elegant and trendy Harlow restaurant and bar, being captured first by the always desired lens of our Patrick McMullan – whom earlier went to task offering his keen event design sense, rearranging the room into its perfect feng shui. The red carpet was naturally the next step and with an endless list of flawless, photogenic faces, the paparazzi and their strobing flashes transformed the room into a rave-like experience. Gracing the carpet and crowd were the gorgeous Jessica Hart, ... Read More


Condé Nast Traveler's celebration of Pilar Guzman

By Press room
Saturday, 2/8/2014 3:07 PM
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Neighboring the soon-to-be new Condé Nast headquarters, international impresarios of fashion and culture joined the kings and queens of Condé for Anna Wintour and Christy Turlington Burns’ hosting of an evening of cocktails celebrating the new Condé Nast Traveler and Editor-in-Chief, Pilar Guzman. From the Publishers, editors and models all the way down to the friends and well-wishers, not a single hair was out of place or color mismatched as everyone in attendance dined on delicates, conversation and cocktails in the sharply modern space overlooking the future World Trade Center site in World Trade Center 7.

Donned with the woman of the evening, Pilar Guzman, Condé’s Queen Bee herself, Anna Wintour, arrived early bumping into our own Patrick McMullan in the lobby. Patrick graciously – and wisely – allowed the pair the first elevator up, intentionally avoiding any awkward elevator talk with one Mrs. Wintour, “With [Mrs. Wintour] it’s best saying ... Read More


Swimwear 2013 Miami Fashion Week Coverage

By Adriana Kaegi
Monday, 7/23/2012 2:57 PM
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Fashion Institute of Technology 2012 Annual Benefit Gala

By Tia Walker
Thursday, 3/22/2012 10:21 AM
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Carolyn Murphy

It was a grand Thursday evening at Cipriani 42nd St. as William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman of the Estee Lauder Companies Inc. and William T. Willard III, VP of Dillards Inc. was honored by the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the FIT Foundation at the college's annual benefit gala.

Celebs, who came out in support, dazzled the red carpet affair. They included supermodels Carolyn Murphy and Constance Jablonski, as well as Recording Artist Natasha Bedingfield.

Attending the cocktail hour afforded several hundred in attendance the opportunity to meet fellow supporters of the FIT Annual Gala and FIT Educational Development Fund as well as enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.



William T. Dillard II and Tabietha Dillard

The educational aspect of the evening was personified by the distinct presence of three FIT Packaging design students, winners of a recent Estee Lauder competition for the re-design of ... Read More


'SAVAGE BEAUTY' - THE Exhibit OF THE DECADE

By Rose Hartman
Monday, 5/16/2011 7:59 PM
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When I attended the fledgling fashion show of the provocative Alexander McQueen at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on the lower east side one snowy evening, little did I know that he would become one of the world's most renowned designers.

Sadly, McQueen recently took his life at age 40, leaving behind endless radical creations. Run, do not walk, to the Met's Costume Institute to view over 100 works and mind-altering accessories from the the early 1990's to his very last collection. While his London fashion house is in the capable hands of the very private Sarah Burton, few will ever forget such masterpieces as a glass-vitrine encased gown covered with silk and fresh flowers (that are slowly disintegrating) or a flowing silk taffeta cape or a hat of butterflies.

As his fellow design student Stella McCartney remarked at the Met's press conference, "Who would have thought?"

The exhibition closes on July 31st.

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JOANNA MASTROIANNI Fall 2011 Fashion Show

By Tia Walker
Tuesday, 2/22/2011 2:38 PM
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On Thursday, Feb 17th Joanna Mastroianni showed her Fall 2011 Collection in the building of her West 30 something showroom. Possibly the most well-executed show of the season, it is no surprise that Mastorianni showed the final day of New York's famed Fashion Week.

The collection, inspired by iconic American Photographer Lillian Bassman, is particularly exciting. Mastroianni focused on Lillian's fantastic black and white photographs, many of them taken during her tenure at "Harpers Bazaar". Mastroianni turned them into a glorious, glamorous, feminine collection of one-of-a kind garments.



Carol Alt and Iris Apfel

For the self-assured woman, who is "meticulously elegant", the collection is comprised of classic black and white looks fused with vibrant metallics. Standouts include a black double-faced wool dress with cut-out windows and leather harness, a silver matte lycee draped cowl dress and a white draped deep v-neck gown that
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Pampered Royale by MALIK SO CHIC, HANDBAG LAUNCH of FALL 2011

By Tia Walker
Saturday, 2/12/2011 11:04 AM
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Malik So Chic

TV Personality Malik So Chic, formerly of the CW's High Society, launched his soon-to- be eponymous handbag line, Pampered Royale, on Tuesday, February 8th. MSC (short for "Malik So Chic"), is the latest of the New York City's club kids to hit the big time. The designer's new line of whimsical luxury totes were a perfect match for the evening's red carpet style.

A mini-display showed off the luxury totes, currently available in two sizes: Large is 11.5 x 14; Small measures 6.5 x 6. Each is available immediately in 9 styles, via personal order . Expect to see the line in stores by Fall 2011. The fabrics? A combination of faux fur, speciality and embossed vinyls, laser-embossed leathers, glazed leathers, ultra suedes, embroidered sequins and real ostrich feathers.

The collection was inspired by the New York social scene, combined with the downtown nightlife scene.
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EYES ON FASHION

By Michèle Gerber Klein
Friday, 11/12/2010 11:19 AM
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BACK TO THE FUTURE

On the last week of October 2010 Pierre Cardin visited Manhattan.

He received an award from a Cardin-clad Marisa Berenson at the Fashion Group International's "Night of Stars" gala, signed his new book CARDIN at Assouline and hosted his own fashion show at the very cool Milk Studios downtown.

All this was in celebration of the eighty-eight-year-old genius' sixty years in fashion.

Routinely unpredictable and eclectic, Cardin, a goodwill ambassador for UNESCO, is the owner of the historic turn of the century restaurant Maxim’s (as well as its varied branches and products), as well as Vaucluse Castle, once the Marquis de Sade's lair in La Coste and now partially restored, where he holds music festivals. He also lives part of the time in an antique, lavish and fabled Venetian palazzo Casanova called home..

Apprenticed with Schiaparelli and eventually head of the Dior atelier, Cardin founded his own house in ... Read More


EYES ON FASHION

By Michèle Gerber Klein
Tuesday, 10/5/2010 11:45 AM
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SAMBA SANS TRISTESSE

We don’t need no education. We don’t need no mind control”- Another Brick in the Wall -Pink Floyd

This season the Spring 2011 Fashion Shows were at Lincoln Center. The much more accessible new location also suggested the possibility of the addition of an artistic element to the usual cat walk run. And Carlos Miele, Brazil’s most exportable and exported designer, took full and good advantage of this chance. He fused his show with another one, the performance of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall by ‘bad girl’ mega watt international Bossa Nova crossover star Bebel Gilberto.

In a body hugging, brightly patterned strapless cocktail sheath, her dark hair loose over her tanned shoulders, Bebel sang solo and without a break from the time the hem of the first design made its appearance on the runway until Carlos led her by the hand to a finale ... Read More


EYES ON FASHION

By Michèle Gerber Klein
Thursday, 4/1/2010 4:36 PM
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A PROPOS THE MUSE: DOUGLAS HANNANT

Douglas Hannant makes dresses in the great American tradition of Kasper, Blass and de la Renta for women in the great universal tradition of ladies who love to dress up.

I first saw Paris Hilton at a Hannant show. As she slinked sulkily down the narrow runway, the man sitting next to me gulped, “Who is that-… that blond?”

Much, much more recently, there was a relaxed and festive presentation in a ballroom of the Plaza with marble and mirrors and space to walk around mannequins, take ones time, see all the details and, also, to greet friends.

For Fall 2010, Douglas did something really unexpected. He channeled Jean-Michel Basquiat: The heroine-addicted half Haitian 80’s graffiti artist; Mudd club & CBGBs performer; protégé of Andy Warhol; subject of Julian Schnabel’s first film; and who Whitney director David Ross called the “greatest artist of ... Read More


Sophie Theallet Fall 2010 Show

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Anita Antonini)
Tuesday, 3/9/2010 2:45 PM
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Folklore and fairy tales were the theme at Sophie Theallet’s fall/winter 2010 show; the collection transported us far, far away, to a forest, perhaps, where a magical journey comes to life, capturing the feeling of when a girl puts on a pretty dress and turns into a princess.

Read More at Sundance Channel…


EYES ON FASHION

By Michèle Gerber Klein
Sunday, 3/7/2010 10:39 PM
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SIGN ME

Recently, astrological authority and sun sign love guru Liz Rose teamed up with Skinny Jeans expert Catherine Heart to create a collection of ‘Stellar’ jeans . Their skin-clinging legs, specially constructed inseams and artful shading and fading conspire to make women look really thin as well as really cool. Their fashion show at Juliet Supper Club featured Todd English nibbles, Moet & Chandon, a large, jovial crowed and a live and lively band.

Tucked into the “goodie bag” was Liz’s book, bedazzled! An Astrological Guide to Earthly Bliss with Your Man. This tome has been translated into many languages, including French, Dutch and Russian. It contains such advice as (for handling a Sagittarius man), “Let him see how appealing his friends find you” and (for a Pisces), “Just make sure he’s not married before you start an adventure”. It’s all quite sensible and is also very ... Read More


ZAC AT SAKS: FRIENDS AND FAMILY TOAST HIS EXCLUSIVE Z SPOKE LINE

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Thursday, 3/4/2010 1:34 PM
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Just a week after Zac Posen showed his fall '10 line to a who's who of top fashion editors and writers, the beloved - and prolific - designer attracted a bevy of friends, supporters, and assorted scenesters for the launch of his new collection, Z Spoke, available exclusively at Saks.

Alexandra Richards and Rose Byrne - who was in her native Australia during Fashion Week but stunned in a red Posen design - sipped on specialty Ciroc Z Spoke cocktails while perusing the racks of body hugging knit dresses and chic separates.

As for the inspiration for his latest line? "Utilitarian, American sportswear chic, all of those things," Posen laughed. I pointed to some of the lady-like blouses that caught my eye. "That's exactly it," he declared excitedly, "I wanted this collection to be versatile. I have some tougher pieces and I have some feminine pieces. I wanted to speak to ... Read More


EYES ON FASHION

By Michèle Gerber Klein
Thursday, 3/4/2010 1:14 PM
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DINNER AVEC GILLES

One of the most fascinating aspects of fashion is the group known as “friends of the house”: Those personalities with whom a fashion designer surrounds his or herself in order to achieve his or her own special brand of buzz. I was particularly curious to learn who Gills Mendel, perhaps the most idolized designer of luxury for women now, would invite to the February 25th dinner I was planning for him at Philippe Restaurant in celebration of his appearance at the French Institute Alliance Française on.

Gilles’ talk, designed to shed light on congruence and dissimilarities between French mode and American style, was the first of three on this topic organized by the French fashion writer Pascale Richard. The other two in the series star Tommy Hilfiger and Marc Jacobs.

Gilles’ list was a tad top heavy with beautiful women: Well what do you expect, after all, ... Read More


Rachel Roy collection

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Anita Antonini)
Friday, 2/26/2010 3:59 PM
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Rachel Roy was my Valentine this year, not only because she is smart and beautiful but also because she has a really big heart. Cleopatra, the queen of the Nile, symbolically carried Roy’s fall/winter 2010 collection; Roy went to North Africa in her mind and unveiled a collection of moody, deep river hues cut with a sense of mystery and exoticism. If ever there were a strong woman who was Cleopatra in another life, it would be Roy. The runway was dabbled with sandalwood oil to complete the mood — talk about attention to detail.

Read More at Sundance Channel…


EYES ON FASHION

By Michèle Gerber Klein
Monday, 2/22/2010 3:33 PM
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CHRISTIAN COTA

Christian Cota has just entered his late twenties and exudes, at first glance, a faintly dangerous, Mephistophelian allure.  Tall, slender, with blue black hair, twinkly blue green eyes, high cheekbones, an aquiline nose and an aristocratic slouch, he could easily be mistaken for the spoiled boy star of one of Visconti’s historic Italian epics.

However, when he starts to speak, his soft, well-bred Spanish lisp is immediately apparent. So there’s nothing Italian about him after all. And in about five minutes, one can’t avoid realizing that there’s nothing even remotely decadent or wicked about Christian either. On the contrary, as Ana Oritz recently noted, he’s a really, really “good soul”, and, fortunately for female fashion followers everywhere, he’s currently one of the most talented, forward-looking young designers in America.

Some facts: Christian was born, bred, and still vacations (at Playa del Carmen) with his family in Mexico. He traveled ... Read More


Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection

By Patrick McMullan (as told to Anita Antonini)
Monday, 2/15/2010 7:09 PM
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I got a “behind the seams” look at Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection, one of the big charity fashion shows during Fashion Week. Every year, the Red Dress Collection highlights heart disease, long thought of as mostly a men’s disease, by dressing up beautiful women in red dresses and having them walk the runway.

Read More at Sundance Channel…


SUSAN WOO AT THE LOFT

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Monday, 2/15/2010 6:48 PM
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"What is black, white, and red all over," could easily have been the riddle du jour at Susan Woo's intimate presentation Saturday afternoon. A small coterie of friends and editors gathered at the LOFT penthouse of the Bryant Park Hotel to sip some Belvedere Rasberry infused cocktails, and, of course, view the red-hot designer's Fall 2010 collection.

Regarding the collection's color scheme, Ms. Woo confides, "I love black and white. It's my favorite. It's my go-to. I love the contrast. It is so simple, yet dramatic." The body slimming dresses, studded skirts, zippered jackets, and the Michael Antonio bondage shoes added an extra degree of edginess to the 18 looks that rotated throughout the presentation.

As for that other primary color, red, Woo opines: "I want colors that pop; colors that compliment women." Yet, what sets Susan Woo apart from many other young designers is her ability to yield dramatic show-stopping effects ... Read More


Fashion WEAK Already?

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Friday, 9/18/2009 1:06 AM
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The shows had barely begun when some of our better-heeled fixtures were already looking forward to some much-needed rest. Following the dearth of shows and parties last February, fashion and PR houses have certainly been making up for lost time. And, as I discovered at the Diane Von Furstenberg/Vanity Fair exhibition to benefit Brandaid Projects, even some of our most seasoned party goers have begun to feel overwhelmed. Enthusiastic, but overwhelmed. And the unprecedented gridlock in virtually every area of the city (even uptown!) does not exactly encourage party-hopping.

Alina Cho, whose fashion show roster thus far includes DVF, Tuleh, Rachel Roy, J. Mendel, Marchesa, and Tory ("all pending breaking news," natch), nonetheless has her eye on September 18th, "when it will be nice to be able to get a cab again." Molly Sims's schedule is decidedly less ambitious; her agenda includes Calvin Klein and possibly “The Burning Plain” premiere. Like ... Read More


Douglas Hannant Spring 2010 Presentation

By Patrick Kelley
Thursday, 9/17/2009 3:44 PM
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Beverly Johnson and Guest

The Plaza hotel’s Terrace room was transformed Monday For Douglas Hannant’s Spring 2010 collection, as well as the opening of his new boutique one floor above. The Terrace Room’s already Roman/Art Deco décor was complimented by the Venus-inspired Spring collection.



Douglas Hannant Presentation

Transparent white drapes hung from the ceiling, sectioning the showroom into thirds. Hannant’s dresses were elevated above the crowd, displayed on mannequins atop Roman-style pillars.



Douglas Hannant Presentation

Upstairs, the Geoffrey Bradfield-designed boutique is located. The Plaza Hotel’s retail location places Hannant’s store conveniently close for his devoted Park Avenue crowd. The store features the ready-to-wear collection, along with such accessories as jewelry, shoes, hats and evening bags.



Douglas Hannant and Jennifer Creel

Among the guests in attendance were Angela Chen, Beverly Johnson, Annie Churchill, Barbie Bancroft, Douglas Friedman, Douglas Marshall, Montgomery Frazier and Cece Cord with dog Tiger. For more information on Douglas Hannant and ... Read More


REBECCA TAYLOR INTERVIEW

By Melissa Berkelhammer
Thursday, 9/10/2009 12:01 PM
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September is here and the tents are up in Bryant Park. In anticipation of Fashion Week, I caught up with the ever-popular New York-based designer and celebrity staple Rebecca Taylor. Taylor’s playful looks and feminine silhouettes have long attracted loyal fans, such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Cameron Diaz, Rachel Bilson, Eva Amurri, and Liv Tyler. The New Zealand native discusses the inspirations for her Spring '10 collection (showing this Sunday, September 13th, in the Tents) and tells us what trends we can expect to continue into Fall and beyond (hint: it's all about the shoulders this year).

Melissa Berkelhammer: I can't believe it is already Fall! What trends can we expect to see this season?

Rebecca Taylor: Spring 2010 encompasses playful use of colors, prints and textures. The palette is intense with shades of big apple reds, shocking pinks, electric blues, and retro jades contrasted with desert tans and soft peachy ... Read More


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