>> The Lebombo Lodge in South Africa, "an easy laid-back attitude", something called "Afriluxe" — these were the touch points for Michael Kors Spring 2012 collection. And so, out came staples fit for a Sub-Saharan getaway: utility dresses, breezy caftans, cargo trenches, relaxed ponchos. Kors stuck to the safari theme with colors and fabrics as well: taupes and olives in washed-clay poplin and distressed cashmere, with some zebra prints and python skins for good measure. If Kors likes a safari, he especially likes a modern one; he kept his silhouettes neat without a hint of roughing-it in sight.
>> The pervasive florals on the runways were leaching into street style all through Tuesday. Julia Restoin-Roitfeld turned up in an uncharacteristically bright yellow floral dress; Taylor Swift attended Rodarte in a floral lace dress; and Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson, and Cecilia Dean were all running around wearing the same mini-floral chiffon dress: Kloss and Dean in a blue version, and Wixson in red. All those —plus looks from Natalie Massenet, Karolina Kurkova, and more — in the slideshow.
>> Last night, Stella McCartney celebrated her 40th birthday with a small flock of famous friends. Among those who gathered at the fete, held inside the London landmark Aspley House: Kate Hudson (in coral Elie Saab) and her fiance Matt Bellamy; Bono and Ali Hewson (in Edun); Tom Ford in a velvet suit; Kate Moss (in an Azzaro jumpsuit); and her father Paul McCartney and his fiancee Nancy Shevell. Gwyneth Paltrow, too, joined the festivities — which included an after-party at the Groucho Club in Soho — and was later spotted leaving with two mugs, printed with photographs of McCartney as a baby.