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Fashion Activists

March 1, 2017
Kelsey Fairhurst

Kelsey Fairhurst

The state of the States is a recurring theme worldwide, with designers taking a political stand in their collections being shown this month. With New York, London, and Milan under our belts, it seems that human rights are on everyone’s minds this fashion cycle.

Prabal Gurung created tee shirts inspired by the issues of the Women’s Marches, and hopes to be able to allow purchasers a choice of which charity the proceeds from their shirt will support. An immigrant himself, Gurung feels he owes it to the country that gave him so many opportunities, to use his voice to promote justice.

via Forbes

via Forbes

Jonathan Simkhai made his views clear by wearing an activist tee shirt while taking his bows at his recent show.

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via Vogue.com

The tee is available for pre-sale on his website, and will cost $95, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

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Public School put their own tongue in cheek spin on things, with their red “Make America New York” caps.

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Meanwhile, across the pond, Donatella Versace incorporated impowering messages into her Versace runway collection:

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One of the most meaningful statements came from Missoni, who sent all of the models down the runway for the finale, wearing pink pussy hats, which were also the gift left on editors and buyers seats at the show. Designer Angela Missoni took a moment to address the crowd, stating. “There is a bond between us that will keep us strong and safe. The bond that unites all those who respect human rights. Let’s show the world that the fashion community is united and fearless!”

via Glamour

via Glamour

This activism started last season, with Maria Grazia Chiuri notably showing a feminist statement tee shirt with an embellished skirt at Dior.

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We expect to see the trend continue to develop as Paris Fashion Week begins, and even more designers choose to use thier platforms to entice, as well as incite us to take action.

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At First Blush

January 20, 2016

The Pre-Fall collections have been in full swing, providing a glimpse into what designers may be showing when fashion week rolls around in mid-February. Pre-Fall also tends to be more consumer focused, as opposed to the spectacles that take place on the runways. One thing is for certain, it seems that next season, designers will be tickled pink!
Shades of pink, from barely there blush, to fully saturated versions are popping up as accents to more nuetral collections.

Jason Wu showed an impeccably cut dusty rose coat with military details.

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At Dior, pink mixes with red and black for a graphic take on the trend. The soft pink double breasted coat provides a feminine touch to an edgy look.

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Iceberg keeps it young and casual with their red and pink blocked fisherman’s sweater, sans pants.

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Gucci continues with their girly and geeky gender bending look that took the fashion world by a storm, adding their now signature flower and bow to a peachy pink dress.

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Stella McCartney showed a sheer rose colored dress over wide leg pants for an unexpected take on layering.

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Ermanno Scervino added a buckle detail to his pink cape, shown with thigh high boots.

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Jason Wu mixed matte and shine for an icy pink pant and top look that exudes sophistication.

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The Met Gala: What were they thinking?

May 5, 2015

We promised to cover the Met Gala red carpet, to see who slayed it and who missed the mark. Silly us, worried about cultural missteps. We should have been concerned with fashion faux pas. Tassels and headresses and glitz, oh my!
How do you say ” Oy vey” in Mandarin?

Sarah Jessica Parker stepped out in a fringed headress from milliner Phillip Treacy and a custom H&M gown which she collaborated on. Speechless.
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They don’t call it the “Vogue Prom” for nothing. Anna Wintour, whose name is now on the door of the Costume Institute, greets her disciples in Chanel. As they remind us often in fitness classes; take your shoulders out of your ears and relax, Anna!

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Her daugher, Bee Shaffer, fared much better in a dramatic Alexander McQueen gown:

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Tabitha Simmons donned a headress too, by Dolce and Gabbana. The Folies Bergere wants it back in the morning.

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Is that JLaw, or JLo? Not flatterning, whoever you are! ( I know others strongly disagree!) in Dior.

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What’s with the head coverings? Anne Hathaway lost her way in this number, by the big bad wolf by Ralph Lauren.

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Momager Kris Jenner was a lady in red by Balmain.

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Solange, Solange, Solange: in Giles Deacon.

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What’s on your head Selena Gomez? I know it’s Vera Wang, but was the bridal headpiece really necessary?

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Vogue’s Grace Coddington anticipated a late night and showed up in her pajamas.

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Riri knows how to make an entrance in Chinese designer Guo Pei.

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Kim Kardashian is nearly naked in her custom Roberto Cavalli gown. Suprise, Surprise!

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How low can you go JLo? in Atelier Versace.

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The woman that can do no wrong…Amal Clooney in John Galliano.

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Kate Hudson goes for the gold in Michael Kors.

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Uma looks like a goddess in white. Not exactly on theme, but lovely just the same:

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Keri Russell’s fine feathered friend:

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Dianna Agron’s Tory Burch dress featured birds of a feather.

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Who do you think was a hit, and who was a miss? Sound off in the comments below:

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Red Carpet Color Watch

January 13, 2014

Awards season is in full swing, and the ladies of the Golden Globes had their share of red carpet hits and misses.Among the standouts were the beautiful  shades of red and coral that turned up in some the the most stunning looks of the evening.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o wowed in a dramatic Ralph Lauren gown with cape-like sleeves.

Julia Louis -Dreyfus

Julia Louis -Dreyfus

Julia Louis- Dreyfus channeled old Hollywood in her simple, yet sexy scarlet gown by Narciso Rodriguez.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

A very pregnant Drew Barrymore wore scattered blooms by Monique Lhullier.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift shunned her usual sparkles for a beautiful bicolored Carolina Herrera ball gown.

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick glowed in coral.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Amy Adams’ Valentino gown in red and burgundy, may have been one of the simplest, yet most striking looks of the night.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Emma Watson was youthful and trendy in her backless Dior coral dress over skinny black pants .

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Tie One On

March 8, 2013

From the modernist to the retro-couture inspired, scarf tied necklines made a statement on the catwalks this season. Wide swaths of fabric draped and wrapped the necklines of coats of jackets, framing the faces of some the world’s most beautiful women.

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci’s couture-inspired suiting with an off the shoulder tie at the neckline.

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Dior

Dior’s swing jacket is pretty in pale pink.

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Dior cuts a scarlet great coat with a scarf tied closure.

Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan’s slim coat with architectural folds has a tossed scarf in lieu of a collar.

Gucci

Gucci

Gucci’s smart tailoring with leopard trimmed sleeves boasts a self tied neckline.

Celine

Celine

Celine’s Phoebe Philo is fit to be tied with her tongue in cheek take on the cape.

 

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!

Think Pink

December 19, 2012

Pink was the surprise color of the season, with hues ranging from strong and vibrant, to soft and pastel ruling the runways.

Even the softest of shades had a strength to them. This is not your average girlie pink!

Costume National used  hot pink for modern clothes with a sexy vibe:

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Burberry mixed their rich pink with red, for a new silhouette with exaggerated round shoulders and a nipped waist:

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Elber Albaz took a minimalist approach to magenta with a simply cut sheath dress for Lanvin:

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Raf Simons popped his pale pink with a bright yellow lining and edgy black shorts for Christian Dior:

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Balmain used a vibrant pink for laced up shoes in rich satin:

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Happy Endings

March 16, 2011

In a very bold move, French fashion house Christian Dior fired it’s designer John Galliano, just days before the show.
The very talented and flamboyant Mr., Galliano was said to have gotten into a fight in a bar, and made anti-Semitic slurs to other patrons.  He was detained by the Paris police, suspended from his job at Dior, and subsequently fired, when a video proclaiming his love of Hitler was later released.

He was also prohibited from attending the showing of his eponymous John Galliano collection, which Dior’s parent company has controlling interest of.

Amidst threats of boycotts and scandalous press, Dior’ s chairman, Sidney Toledano handled the situation with grace and dignity. He addressed the crowd at the beginning of the show stating that “The heart of the house of Dior beats unseen…it is made up of it’s teams and studios, of seamstresses and craftsman.”

At the end of show, instead of Galliano’s usual dramatic entrance, the entire atelier team came out in their white coats to take the final bow, to thunderous applause.

Kudos to you Mr. Toledano, for making one of the most meaningful gestures in the fashion world today.


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