Critics Praise Proenza, Oscar But Wonder About Carolina Herrera, HalstonProenza Schouler’s fall collection delighted critics, even as they considered the clothes too unattainable for all but the designers’ “socialite pals.” Carolina Herrera’s equestrian theme led to accusations of “costumery,” Cathy Horyn is a powerful advocate for the resurrected Halston line, and Oscar de la Renta may be contemplating inaugural gowns. Our review roundup has the rest.
Irina Kulikova Is Monday’s Top ModelMonday was a mixed bag of no-brainer casting and compelling new faces. Runway veteran Anja Rubik lead the Oscar show. But Anna Gushina, who just debuted at Prada in September, generated significant buzz by winning Proenza Schouler’s coveted first spot.
Fashion Faces the Super Bowl; Halston Faces Resuscitation• The scheduling conflict between Super Bowl Sunday and Fashion Week isn’t a huge problem, since the two fan bases are relatively separate. Or they were, until this one quarterback started dating a certain model… Now even Bryan Bradley understands if you want to skip his Tuleh show to catch the first quarter.