So my first actual, legitimate fashion show where I didn’t have to help models into their shoes or seat the fabulous attendees was DKNY. I would count myself pretty lucky. I was seated in the third row and had a perfectly lovely view of both the Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar editors. And, yes, Leigh Lezark, Estelle, and the Veronica’s.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw the all-American model turned editor, Tonne Goodman, now Fashion Director of Vogue standing on line with me to get into the show. She, along with Grace, Anna, and Andre are why I am so obsessed with this industry. Ms. Goodman was seated two seats in front of me with Virginia Smith, Market Director at Vogue.
The show itself was very girly and flirty with a slight French attitude in the air. I need to own all of the ruffle trimmed bathing suits, blazers, and blouses. And I really loved the jumpsuits, both camel and navy, they were very classy and looked unbelievably comfortable.
These were my favorite looks from the collection:
Here are some images of the venue and editors:
Smith and Goodman
Karan, Smith, Goodman
EIC of Harper's Bazaar, Glenda Bailey
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards were held last night at Lincoln Center, hosted by the ever fabulous, Anna Wintour.
Some of the top winners were Marc Jacobs, recieving Womenswear Designer of the Year; Rag & Bone took home Menswear Designer of the Year; Alexis Bittar, for Accessories Designer of the Year; and Michael Kors receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
As for the Swarovski awards which pays homage to emerging designers, Jason Wu received the Womenswear award, Richard Chai took home the Menswear award, and the Accessories award went to Alexander Wang. These three winners will receive generous amounts of money from Swarovski to help their growing brands.
Sarah Jessica Parker was given the somber task of presenting the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award in honor of Alexander McQueen. After she spoke, the stage filled with models presenting McQueen’s final collection to the crowd, the first time it has been seen in its entirety since March in Paris.
Also awarded last night was Christopher Bailey, head designer of Burberry, who received the International Award; Iman was given the Fashion Icon award; Eugenia Sheppard Award for Journalism went to Kim Hastreiter; and the Eleanor Lambert Award was given to Tonne Goodman, Fashion Director of Vogue, and one of my idols.
Anna Wintour with Daughter Bea
Sarah Jessica Parker in Pre-Fall Alexander McQueen
Jason Wu and Rachel Weisz
Michael Kors and Gwyneth Paltrow