Last night at Cipriani was WWD‘s 100th Anniversary party. My invitation must have been lost in the mail.
There were amazing mini exhibitions set up all of the room and the cake was beyond impressive.
Here are some of my favorites that attended the star studded event.
Favorite Couple: Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles
Second Favorite Couple: Coco Rocha and James Conran
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Gosh I love him, Alber Elbaz
Karen Elson singing Happy Birthday (note the newspaper cake)
Also be sure to check out November’s Model of the Month, Behati Prinsloo!
An editorial and Victoria’s Secret model from Namibia, and best friend of Coco Rocha.
I actually had the pleasure of meeting her on Fashion’s Night Out at an exhibition of her photography. She is extremely sweet, very talkative, and quite talented.
Since we are nearing the end of September, I have decided that a recap of the Vogue covers from both the American version and the international versions was in order and completely necessary. The faces gracing these magazines are picked because they will both set the tone for the Fall season and because they will entice people to want to buy the magazine. Remember, it is the face on the cover that usually sells the magazine.
Personally, I am loving all of the models on the covers. Only two of them featured actresses, Halle Berry on American Vogue and Marion Cotillard on French Vogue. All of the other international covers had models front and center, from Karlie Kloss to Coco Rocha, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kate Moss, and Miranda Kerr (twice!).
Models walk in fashion shows, this is a part of their job description. Supermodels used to walk in shows all the time back in the 90’s, recently they have been more limited to editorials and advertisements. Giles Deacon decided to change this. He was obviously influenced by the Prada and Louis Vuitton shows last Spring, but he decided to take it to the next level.
The models in the Giles show were the top names in the industry. Opening the show was Agyness Deyn followed by Bambi, a few models later new mother Alessandra Ambrosio strutted, in a bikini no less. Then there was Karolina Kurkova, Lindsey Wixon, Chanel Iman, Behati Prinsloo, Jessica Stam, Dree Hemingway, Kasia Struss, and Coco Rocha. But then comes the true surpise, the heavy hitters which have walked in quite some time, Stella Tennant and Veruschka.
Veruschka photographed by Richard Avedon
For those who don’t know, Veruschka is 71 years old, and one of the first super models popular in the 1960’s.
And Stella Tennant is now 40 years old, and is a very popular British model known for her androgynous look.
There was something else quite surprising featured on the Giles catwalk. Curves. He was following the hourglass trend from last season and amplified it in his dresses.
Last night I should have been one of the 1,500 guests at Lincoln Center watching 150 models walking in the world’s largest fashion show. I should have been in the front row, sitting among the magazine editors and celebrities. I should have seen the 9 act show, 171 looks in all.
But instead I was in a lecture on The Oresteia written by Aeschylus in 458 BCE. I was in my Greek Mythology class instead of attending (or at least viewing the live stream online) this fabulous event.
This fashion show, hosted by Andre Leon Talley of Vogue and fashion blogger/model Hanneli Mustaparta, was supposed to kick start Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out.
The venue was pretty amazing, like a Shakespearian theater in the round.
Carolina Herrera and Lynn Wyatt
I love Carolina Herrera’s Fashion’s Night Out shirt, it is the perfect representation of both her and her sense of style.
Coco Rocha walking in the show.
Thankfully, CBS is airing a recap of the show Sept. 14.
Finally! Coco Rocha released a full length picture of her wedding dress just a few days ago. And, it is even more beautiful than the first picture suggested. It was absolutely worth the wait. Coco looks so stunning in the dress, which could easily overwhelm any bride that is not a gorgeous supermodel in love with a fabulous interior designer that is James Conran.
Oh, and dress aside, how adorable is the picture itself? With the huge French castle in the background and the romantic embrace, it almost looks like it could be a still from a Disney movie, one with a princess who lives happily ever after, of course.
Coco Rocha in Japanese Vogue
As today is my birthday I felt the extreme need for a birthday post, complete with balloons, cake Marie Antoinette, Coco Rocha and, of course, Vogue.