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This has got to be one of my favorite outfits Kate Lanphear of T Magazine has ever worn. Just pure inky black from head to toe, with a thin leather top, mid-calf skirt and the new over-the-ankle boots. She is true to her original style while giving a nod to new trends, and she gets more sophisticated every year.
A look forward into fall on Kate Lanphear, seen here at the Chanel couture show: Lace motifs, dark florals, tailored black pants, and black open-toe boots are all hitting stores now and a good bet for fall. And Lanphear’s signature black Ray Ban Wayfarers never go out of style.
Another street style meets throwback Thursdays photo for you: Kate Lanphear in September 2009 at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. Would studs would have taken off the way they did were it not for Lanphear, then the accessories editor at Elle? She started wearing the Eddie Borgo bracelets, and then we started seeing studs on Louboutins like these. Then studs went totally mainstream, and even now they’re still on shoes and bags at Bloomingdale’s. In a 2010 interview, Lanphear professed to shopping at the small shops and vintage places on St. Mark’s Place. It all goes back to Trash & Vaudeville.
Kate Lanphear of T Magazine has always been a wearer of inky black from head to toe. It somehow gets more stylish every year, though – the monochromatic palette brings your focus to the thick, soft leather of her jacket, the beautiful tailoring of the clothes, the silhouette of the feminine heels. That’s fellow street style photog Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème in the background – another fashion person who favors all black.
Kate Lanphear, now the style director of T Magazine, bundled up for the Ruffian show at 9am the day after blizzard Nemo with a long black fur vest layered under a midnight blue coat. Her black beanie hat has a fur/faux fur pom pom, another micro trend that’s hitting now. Her companion is practically dressed for the cold with boots and a down coat. Much better than a few people who showed up at Lincoln Center in things like strapless gowns during a blizzard… yes, that happened!
When Kate Lanphear left Elle this December, it seemed like we’d lose out on a whole season of her great style during fashion week. But no! She has landed at T Magazine as Style Director and will be back on the scene this February. We’re looking forward to seeing more of her super cool looks like this one, a textured black leather jacket and her signature black shades outside the shows at Milan fashion week.
We saw a lot of leopard prints this time last year, but like many things fashion, they have not died, they have been transformed into something else, morphing from saturated safari colors to muted shades of gray. Elle’s Kate Lanphear wore leopard print in black, gray and white outside yesterday’s Alberta Ferretti show. Her signature studded bracelets are Eddie Borgo.
Graphic black and red defined Kate Lanphear’s look yesterday during Paris fashion week. The jacket, red tiger-print sweater and black wayfarers have real urban polish. Meanwhile, cropped black leather trousers could be considered avant garde even in the fashion world, where skinny jeans are still the order of the day. Lanphear is ever the rule breaker in all the right ways.
Here’s another look in all black: Kate Lanphear in a fur trim coat and Louboutin lace-up boots, after the Alexander Wang show. Though so many designers are moving towards color, especially for spring, all black will always be a thing in fashion. It’s just iconic, and Lanphear is one of the women who made it that way.
Here’s another black and white look – Kate Lanphear at Dior in le smoking. The menswear inspired pumps are also black and white. Perfection.
Notice that Elle Style Director Kate Lanphear is wearing the same thing to the Prabal Gurung show that she wore in this previous photo? It was no accident: Lanphear wore variations of the same all-black outfit every day of NY Fashion Week. For someone who’s one of the most photographed fashion editors around, it was a really interesting statement about personal style. Lanphear’s signature Goth fashionista look may have spurred a lot of trends, but her style is timeless.
This show took place on a Saturday in the Tuileries. But as with Parisians themselves, who shop along the Rue St. Honore wearing the chicest coats and shoes, most of the guests did not relax their high style at all for the weekend.
Kate Lanphear in head to toe black with a crucifix necklace. (more…)
The Calvin Klein show makes for great people watching, but West 39th Street outside the studio gets really, really crowded. A narrow corridor forms with celebrities coming in on one side and boxes being wheeled out the service entrance on the other. At least it’s a reminder that it still takes a lot of elbow grease to run this show.
When the fashion shows move around town (and around the world), a flock of exotic birds follows them: the elaborately-attired invitees who land among regular civilians, then take off until the next season. (more…)