That's right, today we're giving you two Donna Karan videos for the price of one! Much like the DKNY collection, the Donna Karan collection called up the designer's best and most well-known signatures. In this case it was her "building a wardrobe" theory where separates can be reconfigured any number of ways and the results are always office/dinner/cocktails-ready. This means, of course, strong shoulders, a basic color palette, and lots of draping and belting for shape. Check out our video of the show (complete with a sound bite from Karan), courtesy of Vidicom, and, afterward, our runway gallery of the collection.
Posts for February 18th 2009
We just left the Oscar de la Renta show where his usual range of perfect skirt suits, day coats, and red carpet frocks were on display. This season the model's coifs were teased into beehives, their eyes framed in black kohl. There were brilliant colors at the end of the show and also quite a few leopard numbers that made their way down the runway. As usual there was something of a "sixty-five and fabulous" vibe.
>> THE MODELIZER —More details on Coco Rocha's Fashion Week gig for E!: "We’re going to be doing an hour-long segment about the lives of fashion models — everything about them — and everything that goes on during Fashion Week. It will be airing sometime in March." While she's been busy interviewing celebrities, designers, makeup artists, hairstylists, and other models in between walking shows, she's already on video elsewhere: as "Sassy Superhero" in Modelinia's four-part comic book webisode series directed by Seamless's Douglas Keeve, in which she helps Heidi Klum save Bryant Park. [Elle News Blog, Modelinia]
Earlier this week we brought you face charts from the first Bryant Park Fall 2009 shows, and today, here are five more great looks fresh off the runway. Whether you fancy earthy, simple looks, like this season at DVF, or daring, vibrant looks, like this season at Luca Luca, there's always something new to learn.
We've just left the Michael Kors show where the 1980's met Kors' classic urbane uniform. The neon fur coats, hats, and slim frocks came in safety orange, acid green, and hot pink. In between, however, were the sleek, lean, structured pieces we're used to seeing from Kors. Mimicking the two themes in the collection, the music was a combination of 1980's hits and the ever-pleasing Coldplay. Kors took the full trek down the runway, smiling ear to ear.
New York 02/17/09. Photos by Karl Prouse/Getty Images.
New York 02/17/09. Photos by Chris Moore/Getty Images.
Last night we attended the opening of the Armani/5th Avenue flagship store--in short, the multi-story flagship has a glass facade with a winding design-staircase floating in the middle of the space. When we entered, we were so visually stimulated--was that a window, a mirror, or thin-air?--we nearly knocked into Anne Slowey while catching the elevator. When we arrived at the top floor we stepped out to find Andre Leon Talley sitting behind a receptionist desk, talking on his cell phone. Then came more stairs, bellinis, Suzy Menkes, and rumors of Mayor Bloomberg and Giorgio Armani talking about a one million dollar donation (but just where, we couldn't tell). If a successful mega-flagship is one where real life ceases to exist completely, then Armani's nailed it.