>> The winner of the upcoming cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model — which premieres Sept. 8 on the CW — is receiving a Vogue Italia cover plus two in-book editorials instead of a Seventeen cover, the prize of season's past.
Reflecting the show's reinvention, the list of guest judges for the upcoming season — who will join judging panel regular Andre Leon Talley — is decidedly more high fashion when compared to last season's list, which included names like Whitney Port. Designers Roberto Cavalli, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Zac Posen; photographers Matthew Rolston, Patrick Demarchelier, and Francesco Carrozzini (Franca Sozzani's son); Karolina Kurkova, Margherita Missoni, and Kyle Hagler of IMG Models, plus Franca Sozzani herself, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, will all appear as guest judges for cycle 15.
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>> Fashion's Night Out Runway Show Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow — Anna Wintour and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that tickets for the Fashion's Night Out highly anticipated public runway show — the biggest of its kind ever held in New York — will go on sale tomorrow, Aug. 19, at 10 am, and can be purchased online for $25 here. The runway spectacle, which takes place on Sept. 7 at 7:30 pm at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza, will show off Vogue's top Fall trends displayed by over 150 models — including Karlie Kloss, Chanel Iman, Raquel Zimmermann, and Daria Werbowy — to a 1,500 capacity audience. A portion of ticket proceeds go to the New York City AIDS Fund, and those who can't join in on the action in person can check out the live-streamed show at cbs.com/fno. [Vogue, FNO]
The military trend gets a softer look in the pre-fall collections with cozy cashmere dresses (Crumpet), cotton corset tops (Elizabeth and James), and draped jersey dresses (Catherine Malandrino) that mix well in spring's utilitarian uniform. Hold on to last season's army jackets and cargo pants and sprinkle in some playful new looks like Prada's pre-fall camouflage jacket.
>> When Interview's August 2010 cover of Marion Cotillard surfaced, Fashionista pointed out that the magazine has started to favor a "standard cover composition: a tight shot of a woman’s face in a black, white, and red palette." It became prevalent as far back as Kristen Stewart's October/November 2009 and Penelope Cruz's December 2009/January 2010 covers and continued for three months in a row with Madonna in May 2010, Megan Fox in June/July 2010, and Marion in August 2010.
Now, Blake Lively's September 2010 cover is out and it follows the same basic pattern — close headshot in blue-tinted grayscale highlighted by red on the cheeks and lips. It seems strange that with Fabien Baron's creative power behind the scenes there's such a formula in place. Will the magazine break out of it next issue?
Some of the most memorable looks to hit the international runways this month were detailed in all kinds and colors of fur—a white mongolian lamb cuff here, an orange-splashed fox fur miniskirt there—and of our favorite handbags and shoes of the season followed suit. Think Michael Kors' soft cross-body satchels, Karl Lagerfeld's Nanook of the North boots and matching chain-strap handbag for Chanel, and Thakoon's fur-trimmed open-toe booties. Click below for a gallery of some of the most luxurious finishing details for fall 2010.
Fashion in 50 Seconds 8/18/10 Love's New Cover Girls, New Accessories Bazaar to Display Spring 2011 Collections
Love's new girls.
New Accessories Bazaar will display Spring 2011 shoes, bags, and jewelry collections so you can actually see them during Fashion Week.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig will answer your red carpet glamour questions in InStyle.
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's new gigs: face of Lancome, Mark Fast consultant.
September fashion mags earn praise for skewing older this year.
>> A First Look at Rodarte's Black Swan Costumes In Action —We've seen a photo preview of one of the ballet costumes Laura and Kate Mulleavy created for Natalie Portman to wear in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming film Black Swan, but now that the movie's trailer just came out, we have a peek at the rest of the 39 costumes they created to outfit the entire ballet corps — in action. Better news for the Rodarte girls than the cancellation of their makeup collaboration with M.A.C. yesterday.
>> Julia Restoin-Roitfeld has transported her residence from New York to London for the summer — "My boyfriend [Robert Konjic] is in London, so I'm spending the summer here, I've been here for a couple of months now," she explained to Grazia — but the move hasn't slowed her down.
Style.com reports that Julia is the face of Lancome's forthcoming Spring collection, Ultra Lavande, and was shot by Mario Testino for the campaign. And she's also been acting as creative consultant for Mark Fast's lower-priced line, Faster; yesterday, she was on set for the line's Fall 2010 lookbook shoot.
>> CFDA Pairs with Magazine That Isn't Vogue for First Time —Harper's Bazaar and the CFDA are joining (marking the first time the CFDA has paired with a magazine other than Vogue) for the Accessories Bazaar; the initiative showcases up-and-coming accessories designers in an exhibit which coincides with New York Fashion Week and will be located nearby Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. The Bazaar, which kicks off with a cocktail party Sept. 13 and will be open to Fashion Week attendees for the next two days, will feature the Spring 2011 collections of 18 jewelers, milliners, footwear, handbag and small leather goods designers, among them Alexis Bittar, Philip Crangi, Albertus Swanepoel, Alejandro Ingelmo, Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz, Pamela Love and Dean Harris, in a gallery-like setting (rendering, above left).
Where Will Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, Alexander Wang, and More Be For Fashion's Night Out 2010?
>> Fashion's Night Out is back with even more bang in its second year: in addition to a CBS special documenting the occasion, the official directory for the event — scheduled Sept. 10, from 6-11 pm —boasts almost 1,000 events, including a public fashion show for the first time ever. Check out some of the highlights, below.
1. Karl Lagerfeld Will Be In Town
He's hosting a Chanel dinner the night before Fashion's Night Out, and accepting a Fashion Visionary Award (from the Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology) at a luncheon the day of, so he's definitely in New York for the occasion. Word is he'll be at Chanel's Soho store — where they're also offering complimentary manicures and selling the forthcoming Les Khakis de Chanel nail polish collection for one night. Alternatively, the 57th Street Chanel boutique is offering visitors the option to color-customize their very own pair of iconic Chanel ballet flats.