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Anna Wintour pressuring designers ‘stay clear of’

Ann Romney ?

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LOS ANGELES –  “Honored to see First Lady Michelle Obama wearing our Spring 2013 dress at the final presidential debate,” boasted the Twitter account of fashion label Thom Browne soon after Monday night’s debate. Yet over at the Twitter account of OscarPRGirl, the official publicist for Oscar de la Renta, not a word was uttered about the fact that Ann Romney had donned a dark teal dress from the designer’s collection. But that’s nothing new. Designers, stylists and fashion industry publicists routinely clamor to outfit First Lady Michelle Obama, with press releases flying out the door any time she sports a certain brand. Fashion publications praise her designer selections and several books have been published that are solely devoted to analyzing her style and taste. However, the fashion world has remained particularly quiet on the Ann Romney fashion front, with many questioning whether or not outspoken Continue reading


Schiaparelli & Prada at ‘The Met’ Benefit

Celebrities Honor Two Great Designers at Event

Schiaparelli and Prada, many guests at this year’s ultimate fashion gala on Monday night observed some surprising similarities between two women whose work is separated by half a century. Walking through the displays of ugly-chic dresses and slightly surreal designs in a new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition that compares the designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.  “I loved the play of the two of them together,” said Tom Ford, arriving at the Costume Institute gala with the model Chanel Iman, who wore a dress made of pheasant feathers molded to her body. “It was amazing how hard it was to differentiate some of the pieces.”  Best not mention that to Mrs. Prada, one of the most influential female designers in recent history, who initially rebuffed the museum’s plans to mount an exhibition that compared her to Schiaparelli, who died in 1973.

Mrs. Prada said in many interviews about the show that she had never been inspired by the work of her predecessor. “Well,” Mr. Ford said, “Coco Chanel said that creativity is the art of concealing your sources.”©NYtimes story by Continue reading


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Schiaparelli & Prada at ‘The Met’

Celebrities Honor Two Great Designers at Event

Schiaparelli and Prada, many guests at this year’s ultimate fashion gala on Monday night observed some surprising similarities between two women whose work is separated by half a century. Walking through the displays of ugly-chic dresses and slightly surreal designs in a new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition that compares the designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.  “I loved the play of the two of them together,” said Tom Ford, arriving at the Costume Institute gala with the model Chanel Iman, who wore a dress made of pheasant feathers molded to her body. “It was amazing how hard it was to differentiate some of the pieces.”  Best not mention that to Mrs. Prada, one of the most influential female designers in recent history, who initially rebuffed the museum’s plans to mount an exhibition that compared her to Schiaparelli, who died in 1973.

Mrs. Prada said in many interviews about the show that she had never been inspired by the work of her predecessor. “Well,” Mr. Ford said, “Coco Chanel said that creativity is the art of concealing your sources. :: Best Dressed Attendees :: ”©NYtimes story by Continue reading


Party Show Fashion Week with Illustrator Nicolas Tavitian

Fashion Week Paris WORLD EXCLUSIVE for Style Voyeur, a conversation with Parisian Illustrator, Nicolas Tavitian – as he takes us inside a Paris Fashion Week show!

Above & Below: Lanvin Fall/Winter 2012 show

At Paris Fashion Week we asked Nicolas, you were on Style Voyeur back in 2010 (see here), how did you get to know Style Voyeur? I don’t remember anymore how I got to know Style Voyeur. I can’t help thinking it is my curiosity which drove me to your blog. But I can still remember what I thought about your pictures and your words the first time I glanced at them, which is more important. I was intrigued because I found that the people you photographed had a very relaxed attitude, looking satisfied and happy to be there, happy to show at fashion week, what they did or their outfits. It was like pictures taken during a party, not during what could be considered in Paris as a working moment. It was cooler. It told me something about Perth but also something about the Paris show.

This is a major fashion week scoop for me, one that I am very blessed to share with my readers, how is it that you are able to give Style Voyeur such an EXCLUSIVE? I Continue reading


Stella McCartney shows Autumn 2012 in New York City

AT AN INTIMATE PRESENTATION, COCKTAIL PARTY FOLLOWED BY HER NEW STORE OPENING, STELLA MCCARTNEY BEGAN 2012 AS SHE MEANS TO GO ON.

 

Stella McCartney launches Pre-Fall 2012 and opens new Soho storeStella McCartney’s in between seasons presentations are always something to look forward to. Her autumn 2012 collection was held in New York, at One If By Land, Two If By Sea, a restaurant often voted the most romantic in the city. Models wandered around the candlelit cocktail party drinking champagne and playing pool and backgammon. The roaring fires, huge bouquets of flowers, photography books and a jazz band playing in the corner, meant McCartney’s presentation felt more like a convivialhouse party, not a stress inducing rushed runway show. There were vegan hors d’oeuvres. McCartney’s autumn accessories collection – also vegan – were on display in a room overlooking a winter garden. – – read more

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Stella McCartney shows Autumn 2012 in New York City

At an intimate presentation, cocktail party followed by her new store opening, Stella McCartney began 2012 as she means to go on.

Stella McCartney launches Pre-Fall 2012 and opens new Soho storeStella McCartney’s in between seasons presentations are always something to look forward to. Her autumn 2012 collection was held in New York, at One If By Land, Two If By Sea, a restaurant often voted the most romantic in the city. Models wandered around the candlelit cocktail party drinking champagne and playing pool and backgammon. The roaring fires, huge bouquets of flowers, photography books and a jazz band playing in the corner, meant McCartney’s presentation felt more like a convivial house party, not a stress inducing rushed runway show. There were vegan hors d’oeuvres. McCartney’s autumn accessories collection – also vegan – were on display in a room overlooking a winter garden. – – read more


Fashion Comes Out for Gay Marriage

Anna Wintour & Jeff KoonsAnna Wintour & Jeff Koons

Story by Heather Corcoran

We’re of the mind that whether it’s two Sapphic supermodels or a 69-year-old fashion icon and his 21-year-old underwear-model boytoy, any flavor of love makes the world a more beautiful place. And while, since the summer, New Yorkers have been able to wed whoever they damn well please, the state is one of only six to recognize same-sex marriage. But last night, at the Calvin Klein flagship in Manhattan, a group of New York heavy-hitters including Anna Wintour, Robert DeNiro, Neil Patrick Harris, and Francisco Costa gathered to launch Americans for Marriage Equality, an campaign to promote equal marriage rights nationwide. Spearheaded by the Human Rights Campaign, the movement is an expansion of New Yorkers for Marriage Equality, which successfully rallied support for same-sex marriage in the Empire State. In addition to the well-heeled crowd—i.e. Hamish Bowles, Sally Singer and even professional gala-goer Courtney Love—guests at the launch got to check out a specially commissioned sculpture by Nathaniel Rackowe. In case your invite got lost in the mail, you can check out the installation through January 3, and don’t forget to throw in your support for the cause here.


Fashion Comes Out for Gay Marriage

Anna Wintour & Jeff Koons
Anna Wintour & Jeff Koons

Story by Heather Corcoran

We’re of the mind that whether it’s two Sapphic supermodels or a 69-year-old fashion icon and his 21-year-old underwear-model boytoy, any flavor of love makes the world a more beautiful place. And while, since the summer, New Yorkers have been able to wed whoever they damn well please, the state is one of only six to recognize same-sex marriage. But last night, at the Calvin Klein flagship in Manhattan, a group of New York heavy-hitters including Anna Wintour, Robert DeNiro, Neil Patrick Harris, and Francisco Costa gathered to launch Americans for Marriage Equality, an campaign to promote equal marriage rights nationwide. Spearheaded by the Human Rights Campaign, the movement is an expansion of New Yorkers for Marriage Equality, which successfully rallied support for same-sex marriage in the Empire State.

In addition to the well-heeled crowd—i.e. Hamish Bowles, Sally Singer and even professional gala-goer Courtney Love—guests at the launch got to check out a specially commissioned sculpture by Nathaniel Rackowe. In case your invite got lost in the mail, you can check out the installation through January 3, and don’t forget to throw in your support for the cause here.