Five Things We Liked on Thursday
Throughout the week, New York’s Harriet Mays Powell and Amy Larocca are hitting the tents, reporting back to us daily with news of what’s catching their discerning eyes.
Ann Watson of Henri Bendel Likes Yigal, Josh Goot, and L.A.M.B.
Throughout the week, New York’s biggest buyers will be filling us in on which runway looks they plan to snatch up for spring. Today, Ann Watson, Vice-President, Fashion Director for Henri Bendel has her eye on Yigal Azrouel’s pencil skirt, Josh Goot’s scuba dresses, and L.A.M.B.’s dresses.
Teri Hatcher Sports a Fuggish Orange GlowAs one might’ve predicted, the marquee celebrity holding court in the Badgley Mischka front row was Teri Hatcher, America’s most desperate housewife and the boys’ latest muse. Let’s hope Teri liked what she saw, since the entire second half of the show was basically a preview of the flowing gowns she’ll be given for parading up and down any red carpet she can find in the coming months. As we only had a glimpse of her profile and the back of her head, all we can report is that she seemed more raven-haired than usual. And a trifle orange.
We Would Give Anything to Fug Clive OwenTurns out there’s something to be said for making a late entrance. In the past, we may have called Demi Moore a drama queen for swooping into a front-row seat at the very last possible minute, but at this morning’s Miss Sixty show, when she tried to take her place at a reasonable hour, the photographers swarmed like sharks after chum.
Angela Lindvall Is Wednesday’s Top Model
We’re not above admitting we scope out the models at Fashion Week. You might even say we’re a little obsessed with them. Every day, we’ll tally who opens and closes the key shows.
Baby Kingston Too Fugging Cute at L.A.M.B.At Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. show, both of our fondest wishes came true: The clothes were totally fun, and little Kingston — all blinged out in what appeared to be bedazzled jeans, like the biggest badass in the sandbox — made an appearance, bouncing on dad — Gavin Rossdale’s lap in the front row.
‘Vogue’ Accessories Editor Sylvana Soto-Ward Loves a Bit of ColorWhile New York style can be found on any corner, there’s no safer bet for finding flashes of fashion genius than cruising Bryant Park during Fashion Week. Taking a time-out from the tents, Vogue accessories guru Sylvana Soto-Ward shows us precisely why Derek Lam and patent leather can do no wrong.
Samuel L. Jackson: Always in FashionWe didn’t manage to ask Samuel L. Jackson for style tips, but the actor — and, as it turns out, musician — did tip us off to his method for sneaking backstage at concerts.
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Celebs Rise and Fugging Shine at BCBGUnbelievably, for all the grousing we did in February about the relative lack of celebrities hanging around Bryant Park, we almost missed our first sighting of this season.
Selita Ebanks Reports From BCBGThere are two kinds of Fashion Week. One is experienced by writers, editors, and industry folk who make their living off of the spectacle, and the other is reserved for what we’ll just call “the pretty people”–celebrities, socialites, models, and anyone else who scores a front-row seat.
The Sex-Obsessed Party With Todd Thomas and Debbie HarryDesigner Todd Thomas decorated his modest, twenty-piece show on the crowded rooftop of 60 Thompson last night with huge prints of Gestalt tests reshaped into kimonos, Rorschach ink blots made into belts, and big No. 2 pencil dresses.
Dude, the Trovata Party Was Totally ChillDesigner John Whitledge, showing his second solo outing since he and his three CFDA-winning Trovata co-founders split ways, celebrated at Tunnel’s former location not with bitchy put-downs, but a groovy party straight out of sixties-era Brazil. Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction fame played a three-song set while Capoeira dancers busted athletic moves in crisp white Trovata pants (not a split pair among them). Meanwhile, white-clad lady models wearing head scarves mingled in the crowd.
Who, Pray Tell, Borrowed Their Bling at the Van Cleef & Arpels Party?
Van Cleef & Arpels jewelers transformed the Hammerstein Ballroom into a “Parisian nightclub” at their Fashion Week kickoff party, “Une Journee A Paris,” last night. A pair of French poodles — one dyed fuchsia, the other attempting to drag its butt across the glossy black stage — nearly stole the show, but fascinated as we are by shiny objects, it was the attendees’ bling that drew our attention in the end. So who borrowed and who brought their own?
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The Best Fashion Week Invites: Passports Are In This Year
Every Fashion Week, a few designers put a little extra effort into the design for their show invitations. Now that we’ve almost finished sorting through the mountain of invites here at Show & Talk HQ, here are six that stood out this year.
Celeb Designers Fug Up Fashion WeekSure, we enjoy the exotic frocks that cost more than our cars, but we really cherish the crazy stuff sent down the catwalk by delusional celebrities convinced they can be the next Derek Lam.
American Girls Are Back on the Runways
We’ve seen two waves of model nationalism in the last five years: first, the Brazilian glamazons, led by Gisele, and then alien-eyed waifs from the Eastern Bloc, led by Sasha Pivovarova. But the runways this Fashion Week are going to look less like the U.N. and more like high school.