Posts tagged "fashion show"

These Pregnant Models Looked So Beautiful At Lingerie Fashion Week

Lingerie brand You! specializes in maternity and nursing bras and underwear that are both stylish and comfortable. When designer and company founder Uyo Okebie-­Eichelberger planned her Spring/Summer 2014 show at Lingerie Fashion Week, she knew exactly what type of models she wanted to send down the catwalk: pregnant ones, in all their glowing, feminine, big-bellied glory.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2013

When Fashion Shows Were Psychedelic Happenings

This is a short glimpse at 1971 Yves St. Laurent fashion show in Paris for which St. Laurent, who was wildly ahead of his time in most respects, booked the Jean-Claude Vannier’s psych rock band L’efant Assassin des Mouches to keep time for the runway models. Vannier was also known as one of Serge Gainsbourg’…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 4, 2013

All The Looks From Raf Simons First Christian Dior Show

Whoo! Guys, it’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week! Designer Raf Simons debuted his first collection with Christian Dior this week, to a mind-blowing array of celebrities and designers. The show was set in a series of rooms covered in wall-to-wall blue orchids, white mimosas and roses, which gave the impression of being inside a Rose…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 3, 2012

The Weird Fashions From The Central St. Martin’s Fashion Show

Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design is home to one of the world’s oldest and most well-respected fashion design programs. The school has helped launched the careers of Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Givenchy’s Ricardo Tischi, among others. Each year, the school hosts a show from the fashion program’s master’s students, showcasing their…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2012

The Best Dressed At Haute Couture Week (Days 1 & 2)

We have now entered day two of the prestigious Paris Haute Couture Week, the spark that lights the fuse of fashion weeks to follow. Yesterday was Atelier Versace (for the first time since 2004!), Alexis Mabille, Christian Dior, and Giambattista Valli, among others. This morning, not one, but two Chanel shows took place, followed by…

By: Rachel Krause / January 25, 2012

The Couture Collections Are Here! Our 27 Favorite Looks From Day One

I love fashion, but the Paris couture collections make me absolutely giddy. These collections celebrate fashion as high art, and present frothy, impossibly constructed delectable creations that make grown women salivate. Of course, couture gowns cost in the tens and hundreds of thousands, so we won’t be buying one anytime soon, but that doesn’t mea…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

Ooh Baby, It’s Cold On This Runway

God bless Vivienne Westwood: Her Fall/Winter 2012 fashion show put a chill on the faces of the poor male models sent down the runway. The boys were forced to wear fake — and in some cases, real — icicle beards. The look was apparently an homage to British naturalist David Attenborough and his documentary “Froze…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2012

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Was … Something

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Who comes up with this stuff? And on what kind of drugs? And are they sharing those drugs? Because it’s clear that there’s something rather cuckoo clocks about the whole affair. And even though there’s tons of boobs and bare bums, it doesn’t even seem that sexy — just campy…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 10, 2011

Dressing Cats Up In Costumes Is Animal Torture I Can Get Behind

For the past 15 years, the storied Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan has hosted a cat fashion show, in honor of its famed housecat, Matilda. This year’s fashion show brought out a wide array of well-coiffed kitties, dressed to the nine-lives (BARF) in the finest cat costume creations their crazy owners could find. Of course, there’…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2011

Alexa Chung Has Way More Jobs Than You

The world keeps trying to make Brit model/It-Girl Alexa Chung happen stateside. Chung previously hosted MTV’s midday chat show, “It’s On With Alexa Chung,” and will soon be seen in the new PBS series “Thrift America,” where she travels around the U.S. looking for hidden thrift and vintage treasures (the fact that this is a…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2011

Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler Made A Dirty Magazine

Fashion designer and frequent Lady Gaga collaborator, Thierry Mugler, premiered his men’s collection this week, and along with it, released a very salacious photo magazine called Brothers of Arcadia. It features scantily clad male models with incredible abs and firm butts. We’ve secured a few of the more SFW images from the mag — for…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 24, 2011

Gaga Makes New Music for Mugler

Dying for new Lady Gaga? Sure you are. But if you want to hear new Gaga you’re going to have to score yourself a ticket to designer Thierry Mugler’s menswear show in Paris on Wednesday. Mugler designer Nicola Formichetti, who’s designed clothes for Gaga in the past, snagged the Mama Monster to be “musical director”…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 18, 2011

Sonia Rykiel’s H&M Party Was OTT

Recession? What recession? From looking at this video of the launch party for Sonia Rykiel’s H&M lingerie collection, you’d think we’re living in an economy of decadence. Held at the Grand Palais in Paris, the event was nothing short of crazy (in a good way)—the place was decked out with twinkling lights, miniature Eiffel…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 2, 2009

Courtney Love Is A Fashion Show Nightmare (Guest)

Ever wonder about the rules of decorum for a fashion show? Wonder no more, because we now have a poster child for what never to do: Courtney Love. Last night at the Narciso Rodriguez show she pretty much annoyed, pissed off and generally revolted every single person sitting within a five-seat radius of her, according…

By: Nina Carbone / September 16, 2009

Girl Scouts Host First Ever Duct Tape Fashion Show

As a born and bred New Yorker, I never had the inclination to join the Girl Scouts and learn the necessary wilderness skills to survive the jungle otherwise known as Central Park. Just because I can’t figure out how to start a fire by rubbing rocks together and lack the super cute uniform does not…

By: Ali Jawin / June 25, 2009

Last Nights Episode Of “The Fashion Show” Had Nothing To Do With Fashion

“The Fashion Show” is supposedly about “real fashion, for real women.” I never bought the whole “real women” shtick and remained even more unconvinced after last week’s episode when all the contestants balked at the challenge of designing an outfit for a woman who weighed in at over a whopping two lbs. Whatevs, I don’t…

By: Ali Jawin / June 12, 2009

Fashion Designer Falls Through Runway, Disappears

Did she end up in Wonderland? I mean, POOF! She’s gone. [DListed]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2008