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Fab Kids Get Own Show at Fashion Week

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Barbie The Dream Closet Playdate at Lincoln Center, Saturday February 11th

 

The weekend of New York Fashion Week is the unofficial “bring your kids to the shows” day. It’s a status symbol, really, proving you’re successful and cool enough to show up with an impromptu — albeit miniature — plus-one, Jennifer Lopez style (bonus points if your daughter carries a tiny Chanel bag). But if you’re a fading reality star who has enough trouble wrangling show invitations to begin with, or if you’d just rather watch your kids parade around in clothes instead of skinny models, why not hold your own fashion show starring your own children instead? That way everyone can marvel at your offspring’s cuteness with no distractions at all.

 

Enter “Kids Rock,” a fashion show that will be held at Grand Central Terminal on September 11, at 6 p.m. WWD reports that the “models” will include Teddy, daughter of Kelly Bensimon; Jeffrey Tarpley, son of Sherri Shepherd; Lil C, Jaden, Cyia, and Carter, children of New York Yankee CC Sabathia; and Amar’e Jr., Assata and Ar’e, children of New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire. They’ll be “wearing the latest trends,” says a spokesperson for Haddad Brands, which is sponsoring the show. Stoudemire will “host,” and the labels represented (Levi’s, Converse, Jordan, and Nike) will donate items to his foundation, as well as to Kids in Distressed Situations.

 

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2014: What to expect

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A model walks the runway at the Proenza

Photo credit: Getty Images | A model walks the runway at the Proenza Schouler Spring 2013 fashion show in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Just as you’re trotting out your fall wardrobe, Fashion Week hits NYC with hundreds of designers putting out their visions for — yes — Spring 2014. The shows start Thursday and run through Sept. 12, with the major fashion hub at Lincoln Center, where some 75 designers will strut their stuff in the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. But many others are heading downtown, with Jason Wu abandoning the former church on the Upper East Side for a spot all the way down on Mercer Street. Even Calvin Klein is moving his gig to the brand new Spring Studios in TriBeCa, having shown in its garment center headquarters for five years. Night birds are flying into daytime slots — the fellows at Proenza Schouler are showing at noon instead of 8 p.m., and Tommy Hilfiger trades his evening show for an 11 a.m.-er at Pier 94. Change is good, right? But the schedule is crazy and it’s a headache getting from show to show for sure — so much so that clever Advil is providing free Fashion Week transport in a red-stiletto emblazoned SUV.

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Splashing color Bridal ensembles

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Manish Arora delivered an avant garde Indian wedding collection for the bride with an attitude

Manish Arora delivered an avant garde Indian wedding collection for the bride with an attitude

Two back-to-back fashion weeks that were held recently in the capital – PCJ Delhi Couture Week and India Bridal Week – stand testimony to the fact that couture in India caters largely to the big fat Indian wedding. With the exception of a few designers who showcased some body-hugging gowns or light evening saris both events were high on trousseau and glamour. So couture creations that are meant to be bespoke, customised and hand-crafted “one-of- a-kind” creations were basically runways replete and overflowing with seriously

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Costume: Actresses Jane Fonda & Minka Kelly Transform Into American Icons for ‘The Butler’

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Jane Fonda in 'The Butler'

From sketch to real life, Jane Fonda evokes former first lady Nancy Reagan (The Weinstein Company)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler” spans eight decades and depicts a spectrum of characters that could make any costume designer’s head spin: from a rural African-American field worker (portrayed by Mariah Carey) to a boozy-yet-stylish ’50s lady (Oprah Winfrey — whose character traverses all of the film’s decades as the wife of longtime White House butler Cecil Gaines) to iconic first ladies including Nancy Reagan (Jane Fonda) and Jacqueline Kennedy (Minka Kelly).

From Fonda to Reagan
In the film, 75-year-old Fonda is in close replicas to the real clothing of ’80s-era Nancy Reagan. “She loved red,” Ruth Carter, costume designer for “The Butler,” told Yahoo! Movies of Reagan. “A very vibrant tomato red — coined as ‘Reagan Red,’” said Carter, who mimicked the designs of Reagan’s favorite designers, including Bill Blass. Carter even replicated a gown Reagan wore to a state dinner.

It’s not only the clothes, but Fonda’s hair — which was coincidentally already in the right cut to play Reagan — and her makeup transformed the Oscar winner into a convincing facsimile of the former first lady.

But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any drama in assuming the role. Fonda managed to avoid a wardrobe catastrophe, Carter recalled, on her first day of filming: one of Fonda’s costumes went missing — and she was only scheduled to shoot for a few short days. “I was walking on pins and needles.” But Fonda made it work, swapping a costume intended for another scene while she waited for the missing outfit to arrive (and it did, as a frantic Carter actually flew it in). Close call.

[Related: Oprah and Cast Serve Up ‘Butler’ Scoop]

Minka Kelly in 'The Butler'

Minka Kelly brings a Jackie Kennedy outfit to life in ‘The Butler’ (The Weinstein Company)

For Minka Kelly to pull it off as the stylish Mrs. Kennedy, Carter knew she had to pay attention to detail. “My main focus was to make sure the pink Chanel suit she wears when the [JFK] assassination happens is perfect,” said the costume designer. “Of course we want Jackie Kennedy’s look to be as iconic as it was in real life.” — >

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Jakarta F/W begins Oct 19

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Jakarta Fashion Week, one of the biggest fashion weeks in Southeast Asia, will once again raise up the best creations of Indonesian designers to world in 2013. JFW 2014 will present the latest collections of local and foreign designers which will inspire next year’s fashion trends. JFW 2014 will be held on October 19-25 in Senayan City, the world-class shopping mall in Jakarta. Muslim wear will feature as one of the categories on the stage of Jakarta Fashion Week 2014. Muslim fashion has presented a foundational contribution in advancing the Indonesian fashion industry. By 2015, Indonesia is expected to be the center of Muslim wear in Asia, and by 2025 the center of Muslim fashion in the world. The government also esteems Muslim fashion, with Indonesia Muslim wear exports anticipated reaching 7 percent in 2025.

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China-Born, Paris-Based Designers Spotlight Heritage At Paris Couture Fashion Week

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This year’s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2013-2014 saw a range of designers from a diverse range of backgrounds presenting their creations on the runway. Among them were China-born emerging designers Laurence Xu and Yiqing Yin, both of whom utilize traditional Chinese elements in their couture lines to create their own distinct aesthetics. Making his mark on the French fashion world, Xu held his first ever haute couture fashion show at Pavillon Cambon. Themed Xiuqiu, which literally means “embroidered ball” in Chinese, the show seamlessly integrated Chinese style and Western elements. As Women’s Wear Daily reported, Xu paraded highly embellished, — > Continue reading

 

 


Gaultier claws back on top at Fashion Week. Valentino is dazzled. Bravo….!

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gaultierA model wears the wedding gown for Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

“It’s all cinema, it’s all from film,” said Jean Paul Gaultier, summing up haute couture. Paris’ enfant terrible seemed to have a point, speaking on the last day of fall-winter shows that have seen spectators transported from apocalyptic opera houses to the circus and flung across the four corners of the globe. Gaultier’s feline-infused couture collection – Wednesday’s highlight – took for inspiration Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini and “The Pink Panther.” The references merged with theatrical panache to produce once of his best shows in seasons. But the cinema continued throughout Wednesday. In Valentino’s encyclopedic show, continents and eras were merged and had Baz Luhrmann in delight.” Haute couture, like cinema, is unreal. It’s theatre – a romantic aspiration that’s more beautiful, more extraordinary than reality,” said the burlesque “Moulin Rouge” director who sat on the coveted front row.

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With a delicious purr, Gaultier pounced back into top form with a feisty couture collection, proving that despite a couple of off seasons, he still has a lot of tricks up his embroidered sleeve. This fall-winter’s muse was the female panther, which inspired a slew of fresh ideas, including plenty of new ways to wear leopard and how to dress in feathers to look like a cat. If it sounds eccentric, it was. Leopard print featured cheekily on tights below one stylish all-black crepe dress, and there were several incredible couture coats. At first glance they looked like fur but were made entirely of feathers, speckled like a big cat pelt and with white feathers at the edges to resemble skin. Gaultier, ever the showman, ensured the wackiness infused the show’s presentation as well. Forty-three looks filed by to the infectious theme of “The Pink Panther,” showcased on models who clawed as they walked. Guests looked on from stalls divided into lionesses, panthers, lynx and leopards. Sometimes they applauded, sometimes they simply laughed. But aside from all the fun, there was some serious couture at work here. – – CLICK HERE to take a look at what we are talking about ::


Raf Simons S/S F/W 2014

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Belgian designer Raf Simons fully embraced the man skirt for his Spring/Summer 2013 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, pulling inspiration from womenswear collections to create masculine versions of dresses and oversized t-shirts. Pop art was also a big influence, with boxy androgynous silhouettes, clean lines, and lots of bold blocks of pink, green, and blue. Vintage-style prints reminiscent of 1920s graphic design also featured on many of the pieces, with depictions of male athletes accompanied by text such as “artificially flavored”.

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