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Coat Check

March 4, 2013

Outerwear is making a huge statement across all four of the major fashion capitals. Often oversized, yet impeccably tailored, these coats truly make the outfit.

Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim

This voluminous silhouette with an over-scaled lapel is asymmetrically cinched at Phillip Lim. Watch for teal as an emerging color for the season.

Blumarine

Blumarine

Blumarine takes the classic trench look up a notch, cutting it in supple,nude colored leather.

Max Mara

Max Mara

Max Mara layers camel hair with satin and sweater knit for a play on texture and shine. The cocoon shape adds a air of casual chic.

Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

The wool steamer coat gets feminized with gold embellishment at Dries Van Noten.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein belts his emerald green leather coat for a modern take on military style.

Dsquared2

Dsquared2

Dean and Dan Caten cinch a fur collared tweed coat over a satin gown for a new twist on retro-glam at Dsquared2.

Prada

Prada

Muicca Prada adds a full circle skirt to her simply tailored coat. The fur trim adds a touch of elegance to the vintage inspired piece.

Code Red (Carpet)

January 15, 2013

It’s awards season, and for me, the best part of the show is watching the actresses walk the red carpet. While each year brings out the good, the bad and the ugly, this year tended towards the latter.

These are generally beautiful women, with great figures with highly paid stylists to help them select the perfect look, which are often loaned to them by the designer. So, with the entire fashion world at their feet, why so many missteps?

Francesca Eastwood in Armani

Francesca Eastwood in Armani

Julianna Hough in Monique Lhullier

Julianna Hough in Monique Lhullier

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

Kelly Osborne in Zac Posen

Kelly Osborne in Zac Posen

It seemed to me that the stylist of choice last night was Randy Fenoli, the fashion director at Kleinfeld’s and a star of the TLC reality show, “Say Yes to the Dress.” While a few looked like brides, many looked like bridesmaids. I had no idea taffeta was a trendy fabric!

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera

Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera

One of my favorite scenes in “The Sound of Music” was the one in which the nanny makes outfits for the entire Von Trapp family out of the curtains in her bedroom.

Apparently, Lucy Liu shares my sentiments. A beautiful woman, wearing a dress made out of draperies, completed her look with a Heidi-esque side braid.

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

Lena Dunham in Zac Posen

Lena Dunham did have her former baby sitter make her dress, albeit not from upholstery of any kind. Designer Zac Posen whipped up a gown for his grown up charge, who won awards for her hit show “Girls.”

Eva Longoria in Pucci

Eva Longoria in Pucci

The Angelina leg was such a hit last year that lots of actresses tried to top it. It looked contrived when she did it. It looked pathetic when they emulated it.

Guiliana Rancic in Celia Kritharioti

Guiliana Rancic in Celia Kritharioti

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen

What’s up with the severe black and gold goth numbers?

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein

Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano

Anything that makes you look saggy or matronly, should be left behind.These ladies took droopy to whole new level!

And the award goes to:

Tina Fey in L'Wren Scott

Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott

Amy Poehler in a Stella McCartney tux

Amy Poehler in a Stella McCartney tux

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

Marion Cotillard in tea length Dior

Marion Cotillard in tea length Dior

These ladies challenged the status quo of red carpet attire and looked stunning in the process!


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