R.I.P. Azzedine Alaïa, one of the last true master couturiers. He was a familiar sight during Paris couture week, when he walked into shows without any fanfare, almost always with his dear friend Carla Sozzani. One interesting thing to note about this photo – these were their outfits of choice for July. Mid-summer or not, black was always the order of the day.
Now that we’ll spend the next few months bundled in multiple layers, it’s time to rethink your sweater game. Colorful granny sweaters like this “Lifestyles of the Visionary” one on model and actress Tina Kunakey Di Vita, spotted grabbing a little breakfast on the streets of NY, are particularly on-trend.
Sara Sampaio went for dramatic eyes and nude lips for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last night, a great nighttime beauty look. Sequins were also a popular choice among the fashionistas on the red carpet.
Designer duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim arrived at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last night, she in a welcome pop of yellow for the red carpet, and he in some pretty awesome leather pants.
Erica Pelosini and J.J. Martin wore matching prints from J.J.’s fashion line La Double J to the Marni show. The looks are part of a welcome trend to replicate vintage prints with modern materials, so there’s no more sweating away in thick polyester just so you can wear something cool and retro. For La Double J., Martin goes through troves of prints in an Italian archive, then licenses and reproduces them in Italy with eye-catching results.
Maybe it’s in the genes, but Kaia Gerber is already showing off some great personal style outside the shows. She exited the Prada show in leopard pants with mules and a vintage Metallica tee in Milan. Casual but chic.
Say cheese: Bryanboy laughed with us photographers outside the Valentino show in Paris. Love this jacket, which would be great for beating the wind on a blustery day like today.
The clean lines of sleek cars were on display this past fashion month, both in the venues – like Ralph Lauren’s show in his souped-up garage in Bedford, NY – and in the clothes, as seen on Camila Coelho in crisp Louis Vuitton outside the Paris shows. Disclaimer: not her Porsche! (yet)
Today in models speaking out: Edie Campbell penned an open letter to WWD, questioning the fashion community’s response to sexual abuse in the industry. As the New York Times has also pointed out, is the problem really limited to just one photographer, Terry Richardson? Really? Campbell also brings up the issue of male models who have suffered abuse – something we hear much less about. Definitely worth a read – and worth considering if victims can start naming names, as has happened in almost every other creative industry now, without fear of getting blacklisted.
Here’s a throwback Thursday pic of Campbell in 2013 after she closed the Louis Vuitton show covered in Stephen Sprouse-style body paint. If I remember correctly, she actually flew back to London immediately after the show still covered in body paint.
Despite years of shooting model Teddy Quinlivan, I never realized she was transgender – until she came out as trans at the end of New York fashion week in support of other trans individuals. Brava! It goes to show you how ridiculous the U.S. laws against transgender people are: she belongs in a Victoria’s Secret show, not a men’s room. Here she is chic and beautiful in green lace after the Sacai show in Paris. Love the boots too.
A cool day-to-night look on David Thielebeule, who’s just as comfortable hopping from city to city for fashion weeks as he is chilling out in the country. As I know, because after seeing him in New York, Milan and Paris, I ran into him in a Westchester apple orchard! Great minds think alike? He’s always well dressed, no matter what the occasion. I like that this look is just the tiniest bit disco and therefore very on trend.
One of my favorite new models on the scene: Gisele Fox of Seattle, who closed the Prada show this season. Not only is she genuinely nice, she has a unique gamine look and great personal style.