We're not much for beer, but we'll gladly toast a Guinness when the one in mind is Daphne. We're saluting the Irish-born beverage heir on her birthday in the most fitting way possible: with a look at her massive, vertiginous, often heel-less heels; streaked coif; and daring ensembles. Scroll through the chronicle of our favorite Daphne looks in the slideshow.
Klum worked with makeup artists Bill Corso and Mike Marino, as well as Andy Clement from Creative Character Engineering, to make and apply a series of prosthetics that made her look more than twice her age. The team even gave her varicose veins on her legs and age spots along her hands and arms. We also got a sense of how the supermodel will be dressing when she hits 100: a conservative houndstooth skirt suit, pearls, low heels, and a cane completed the look.
Of course, that's not Klum's only crazy costume: she's been everything from a purple and red robot to the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden. A look at this year's costume, plus some of her Halloween ensembles from years past, here in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
Doutzen Kroes is undeniably gorgeous, but the supermodel said recently that she doesn't always feel great about herself — or her job.
"Sometimes it makes me feel guilty now that I am in this profession that makes certain girls insecure," Kroes told Page Six. "I always say, I don't look like the picture . . . If you put me in bad light with no hair and makeup, it's not good."
Nevertheless, Kroes told us last year that it's unreasonable to expect women who aren't models to look the way she looks.
"I have an amazing trainer," she said at the 2012 CFDA Awards. "But it's also my job. You can't compare my life to somebody who goes to work every day; I have to look this way."
A look at Kroes's style, her one food weakness, and how she stays trim, here in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared Oct. 24 Giorgio Armani day in honor of the legendary designer's longstanding relationship with the city. And the timing is right on the money: tonight, Armani will stage a retrospective showing of more than 100 of the couture looks he's created for his Privé line. Armani will also celebrate the opening of an exhibit featuring some of his unique pieces called Eccentrico at the Super Pier. The exhibit will be open to the public from Friday through the weekend.
"In such a special day for me," Armani said. "It is a great honor to receive this recognition, which reaffirms a strong personal and professional bond with New York, a city that has given me and continues giving me so much."
And in the spirit of giving, we're celebrating this day with a look back at some of the most fabulous moments of his luxurious life, here in the gallery.
When the chicest of brides team with the most celebrated of designers, fashion magic is bound to occur. Who, after all, could forget Kate Moss's custom John Galliano, Jackie Kennedy's demure Ann Lowe ball gown, or Sofia Coppola's lilac chiffon Alaïa? In honor of the beginning of Fall wedding season — and the most indelible of style moments — here are our very favorite bridal looks, as worn by our very favorite fashion muses.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian and Randy Miller
New York Fashion Week showgoers are a hearty bunch. Snow, sleet, and wind can't stop them from pulling out all the stops, especially when it comes to their shoes and bags. To wit: last season's batch of street-snapped style pics. It's filled with so many drop-dead gorgeous heels and handbags, one would never know as we march warmly into September's Fashion Week that New York's sidewalks and streets can actually be a slushy, salty mess. Click through to see what we mean.
Let the Fall planning commence! There are plenty of glorious bags out there this season, but how to pick which one? Just a few we couldn't take our eyes off of at the Fall 2013 shows back in February— including the cobalt colorblocked zip-clutches at Rag & Bone, the oversize totes in ivory and black at Derek Lam, and the hard-cased circle bags at Marc by Marc Jacobs — are right here in our runway bag recap. As to how to narrow it down to one to buy? Well, that's just a little bit harder.
"With French women, you first see the woman, and then you see the clothes," Carine Roitfeld has said when describing the essence of French style. "It's more the way you mix the clothes and how you move, how you open your bag, how you cross your legs — just little things that make a difference."
Roitfeld makes it sound simple, but that perfect mix of irreverence, glamour, sex appeal, and slouch? Easier said than done. "It's the fantasy of the entire world of women, even French women, to be the perfect Parisienne," Le Figaro columnist Bertrand de Saint Vincent told The New York Times.
Elusive, yes, but not impossible. Brigitte Bardot did it. Jane Birkin, too. And while there's no denying the allure of those dames, they're not the only ones. In honor of Bastille Day, check out 25 totally modern French femmes who somehow embody that certain je nais se quoi to a T.
— Additional reporting by Randy Miller
Michelle Obama isn't the only lady with bangs and a Vogue cover this month: Tina Turner graces the glossy's German version, and Edie Campbell the British edition.
After a strong showing last month, Louis Vuitton's checkers make a few appearances for April as well — this time in the form of a long-sleeved crop top. Rihanna wears one with a long skirt for Elle UK, while January Jones pairs hers with an itsy-bitsy miniskirt for British Glamour. Despite the fact that some of her past covers haven't performed well, Taylor Swift graces two major magazines this month: Vanity Fair and InStyle UK. She wears wispy pastel outfits on both.
Warm weather will be here before you know it, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to start thinking Spring. Thankfully, the season's runways were filled with every type of shoe you could possibly need: pointy-toe pumps, colorblocked sandals, mesh-weave booties, fur-lined flats, ankle-strap heels, and much, much more. Click through for a recap of the very best ones from New York, London, Milan, and Paris — and keep your eyes peeled: these babies are sure to be hitting stores very soon.
Jason Wu was honored at the fifth annual Asia Society gala in New York on Monday night, where, despite the early-Spring snow that covered the city, there was no shortage of the designer's well-heeled supporters in attendance. Hilary Rhoda, Liya Kebede, Martha Hunt, and Shu Pei all arrived wearing dresses by Wu. Kebede wore a strong-shouldered, bright crimson dress from Fall 2013; Rhoda a white, ostrich-feathered number also from Fall 2013; while Pei wore a black leather bustier and silk dress from Spring 2012.
See all those, plus more of the week's chicest looks — including Alexa Chung and Tali Lennox at the Big British Invite in New York, Tilda Swinton at the opening of David Bowie Is in London, and much more — here in our weekly best-dressed slideshow.
Margherita Missoni and Eugenio Amos, who married just under one year ago in a gorgeous Brunello wedding, are expecting their first child. And though the couple revealed the news to WWD a few weeks ago at the Vogue Talents Corner party in Milan, it wasn't until this week's CR Fashion Book party in Paris that their big news was apparent. Missoni, who wore a slim-fitting sparkling pink gown and draped silk jacket to the event, posed for pictures holding her stomach, smiling, and looking radiant all the while.
Update: Margherita Missoni told Grazia that she and her husband are expecting a baby boy — and they already have possible names picked out. "We are thinking to perhaps call him Lupo or Otto," she said. "But we shall see."
With no trace of her missing uncle, Vittorio Missoni, Margherita said news of her pregnancy couldn't have come at a better time.
"It was like a miracle or something that I would become pregnant at that time. Everyone especially my grandmother is going crazy for the baby," she said. "Not only is he the first of the fourth generation, but with everything with my uncle and the fact that he's a boy. It's like he's the baby Jesus!"
— Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
Matthew Edelstein's Friends & Associates line just keeps getting better. Last season the editor-turned-designer added denim to his initial offering of easy-wearing tops, shorts, and tunics; thanks to a great response, Fall 2013 sees an even broader selection of that — plus outerwear and leather. "This collection is inspired by the iconic pieces in a military uniform: the peacoat, the bomber, the military sweater," Edelstein told us. "We take it to an unexpected place by mixing in sweet pastels." Icy mint and sorbet peach soften up the otherwise black, ivory, and olive palette, resulting in a utilitarian-tinged collection that feels pretty, not harsh. "It's the Candy Land Army," Edelstein explained. Consider us fully enlisted.
Photos courtesy of Friends & Associates.
William Wegman, the photographer best known for his surreal images of Weimaraners, has partnered with Acne for a seven-photo "portfolio" starring the elegant pooches. Modeling shoes, hats, and printed suits from the Spring 2013 and Resort 2013 collections, the dogs pose on pedestals and white boxes, their expressionless faces leaving plenty of room for interpretation by the viewer. "I'm a big fan of William Wegman's work, its beauty, witty humor, and intelligence, but also what it says about identity and culture," Acne creative director Jonny Johansson explains of the collaboration. "I always thought it would be interesting to work on a project together. The outcome is beyond all expectation."
Source: Courtesy of Acne.
Alice Dellal reprises her role as the face of Chanel's Boy Bag with a brand-new campaign for Spring 2013. Posing with a white horse and a hot horse handler (model Jake White), Dellal plays the part of modern equestrienne perfectly, her trademark shaved hair and punk-rock vibe contrasting with her preppy cardigan-and-tie-blouse ensemble nicely. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld at La Ferme de la Chapelle in Fontaine-Chaalis, the images also call to mind the famous photos of Coco Chanel riding horses with Boy Capel. All the campaign images — plus a look at all the newest Boy Bags — here.
Fashion Month may be officially over, but there's still no rest for the weary style set. This week in New York alone, two major events brought the crowds out, and (because this is the way the fashion gods work) both occurred on the very same night.
The launch of Chloé's 60th anniversary collection at Barneys was celebrated Wednesday with a hopping cocktail affair at the retailer's Madison Avenue flagship. Designer Clare Waight Keller and host Chloë Sevigny greeted guests Atlanta de Cadenet, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Joseph Altuzarra, while Harley Viera-Newton spun tunes and piles of cotton candy, quirky hair-covered balloons, and a display of archival Chloé pieces provided plenty of pastel-hued ambience.
Meanwhile, at the CFDA's new offices on Bleecker Street, there was an entirely different reason to celebrate: the announcement of the 2013 CFDA Awards nominees and honorees. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (who were honored with the womenswear award last year) were present to toast this year's Swarovski Award nominees Max Osterweis, Erin Beatty, Shane Gabier, Christopher Peters, Carly Cushnie, and Michelle Ochs, while Diane von Furstenberg, Steven Kolb, and Nadja Swarovski congratulated Vera Wang, this year's Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award honoree.
A peek at who wore what to each event — plus more of the week's best looks — right here.
Actresses have long replaced models on magazine covers, sure, but are stylish celebrities actually a whole new breed of fashion ambassadors? The Hollywood Reporter certainly seems to think so. The magazine even recently coined a new term for these starlets — you know, the ones who regularly sit front row at fashion shows, turn up on red carpets in fresh-off-the-runway looks, and who, according to Simon Doonan, "have sizzle and wattage, which is pretty much out of the reach of young models today."
They're calling them "mocktresses," and apparently being a "model-actress" is a pretty lucrative gig. But just how lucrative? The numbers that some of our favorite fashion fixtures reportedly receive, here
Fashion and music have always gone hand in hand, but it's been a while since that intersection has felt as exciting as it does right now: Hedi Slimane sent a pack of '90s-era grunge babes down his Fall 2013 Saint Laurent runway, Riccardo Tisci made Rihanna's latest tour outfits, and the front rows of the past few seasons of shows have featured more cool-girl rock stars (ahem, Alison Mosshart) than we can count.
With South by Southwest currently in full swing and the start of festival season looming on the horizon, there seems no better time than now to celebrate all the fashionable — and talented — ladies making music right now. Click through to see our favorites, and listen to the playlist to hear them all.
The Proenza Schouler boys may design their line from a farm house in upstate New York, but they're no Luddites. Their Spring 2013 collection, for example, was inspired by the constant barrage of imagery in the digital age, and who could forget last season's trippy, video-game-tinged Desert Tide flick?
Now the duo has unveiled two more tech-tastic endeavors: a freshly revamped, interactive website and a hot-off-the-presses campaign video featuring the multimedia stylings of digital artist Eddie the Wheel. Directed by David Sims with a soundtrack by Grass Giraffes, the video stars models Julia Nobis and Irina Nikolaeva — and lots of far-out cyber collage. Feast your eyes on it right here.