Rescheduling pains aside, the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall '13 show went up (for the first time ever) at the Lincoln Center this evening without a hitch. Designer Marc Jacobs continued his retro style story — which started with Spring's rock 'n' roll stripes — with a new round of loud all-over prints, mini-miniskirts, midi-length trousers, and a general nod to '70s silhouettes. Click through to see the complete Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall '13 collection now.
Thom Browne has never been more visible than while riding into his Fall 2013 show, having dressed First Lady Michelle Obama in a tailored dress and jacket for the recent inauguration. But those expecting to see more wearable day options from the designer were in for a big surprise at today's dramatic presentation in NYC. Proportions were expanded into theatrical dimensions with wide, structured shoulder-framing jackets over full, embellished skirts. His menswear background was evident in the checks, tweeds, and plaids that popped up, while his rose-strewn tights were completely feminine. Has he introduced a whole new audience to the design sensibility he's known for? Definitely. Has he made a commercial collection for women to buy occasion dressing from? No, but that's exactly why he is so loved by fashion insiders.
With references to her recent travels in Japan, Reem Acra's Fall 2013 collection was a killer lineup of sharp, sophisticated dressing for the posh uptown woman, infused with deeply beautiful embroidery and topped with kimono-style coats. Perhaps what we're all most excited to see, though, as with every Acra collection, is the display of stunning gowns. This time those red-carpet-worthy dresses were finished with more subversive fishnet insets and layers (nods to a series of photographs from artist Daido Moriyama) until the line culminated in the most luxurious of tiered tulle confections that begged to be taken to the Oscars.
- Trends: Leather, fur, cutouts, draping, and embroidery.
- Colors: Gray and black juxtaposed with a fiery red; a sophisticated houndstooth print.
- Shoes: Striking white pumps and evening sandals.
- Beauty look: Slicked side parts and gorgeous red lips.
- Editors' pick: Since we regrettably won't have any place to wear her tiered finale gowns, we're looking to the chic kimono coats to tie our look together.
Day five of New York Fashion Week is a wrap, and we're back with our POPSUGAR Fashion recap on what we loved most on the runway. First, we saw so much understated glamour and bespoke tailoring at The Row that we could barely pick our jaws up off the floor. As if Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's signature sophistication wasn't enough, we headed over to Theyskens' Theory, where the over-the-knee boots were just as sexy as the flippy leather skirts. For all that and more day-five details — including all the great layered knits and embellished denim at 3.1 Phillip Lim — just push "play" now.
Katy Perry clearly had green and Gucci on her brain last night at the Grammys. First, she played up her sex appeal in a mint-green gown with an oversize keyhole and jeweled neckline, then for the Sony Music Grammy reception, the singer switched to a turquoise beaded minidress with an embellished neckline, finished with neon yellow pumps and a blue crystal clutch, all by Gucci. There were some resemblances between Katy's dresses — after all, they were both from Gucci's Resort 2013 collection — but the floor-length gown was definitely the more envelope-pushing pick. So take a good look at Katy in double the green at the Grammys, then tell us, which do you love more?
As a red-carpet staple, each and every one of Jennifer Lopez's looks is memorable. "Her style is very much her own, but like her career, it is versatile and multilayered," explains Rob Zangardi, who is one-half of the styling duo behind Jennifer's red-carpet, tour, and American Idol looks. Speaking of layers, he and stylist Mariel Haenn share the same packing secrets they use for Jennifer's travels in the video above. Plus, the two experts dish even more about Jennifer's style and beauty and a few details on her latest fragrance, when you keep reading.
Stacey Bendet's girl got a dose of the opulent, the preppy, and the whimsical — which all make sense when you consider that Alice + Olivia's Fall 2013 was conceived with the designer's belief that there are no limits when it comes to personal style. No limits indeed; this season Bendet drew from our obsession with street style (how fitting for NYFW!), crafting a lineup that's both playful and cool, or as Bendet maybe defines it best: "fantasy street style." That's the common denominator — rather than adhering to any one trend, this was a world where the Baroque-inspired, glamorous, punk, and polished played off each other (we imagine a little like Stacey's own closet). Pieces like a quirky zebra crossbody bag and cheeky heels with faces spoke for themselves, the kind of one-offs street-style stars and celebrities will be wearing for the Fall (and getting snapped when they do).
- The set: Highline Stages were transformed into a French salon, with decadent chandeliers and waiters passing trays of bubbly.
- The front row: The Young Hollywood set — Katharine McPhee, Maggie Grace, Victoria Justice, Vanessa Hudgens, and The Carrie Diaries' AnnaSophia Robb.
- Trends: Plaid, florals, fur, lace.
- Key piece: As always, Bendet's line was stocked with sweet party frocks; this was also a first glimpse of her new hosiery collection, Alice + Olivia by Pretty Polly which launches this Fall.
Karen Walker mastered the notion of effortless cool for Fall '13 with a collection filled with easy silhouettes, shots of neon hues, and, of course, covetable statement eyewear. With a nod to the UK — and the Siouxsie Sioux bumping on the soundtrack — Walker melded her concept of utility-meets-romance via sweeping oversize trench coats, sweet tweed pinafore dresses, and rose-printed quilted jackets. The result? A lineup of refreshing feminine pieces injected with just the right amount of edge. See all the standout looks from her collection now.
With heavy hitters Hilary Rhoda and Coca Rocha opening and closing the show, there was no denying the star — and style — power of Zac Posen's Fall 2013 collection. Posen's ultraglamorous gowns proved regal, statuesque, and structured — and we can't wait to see who ends up wearing them to the upcoming Academy Awards. See the full runway show when you press play now.
3.1 Phillip Lim delivered to his legions of fans with his cool-girl-chic Fall 2013 collection, shown in an industrial space inside the New York City central post office. The looks were almost uniformly layered — jackets on top of coats, motorcycle vests on top of sweaters, furry coats over chiffon dresses. There was still a tiny hint of the '90s nostalgia from his Spring 2013 collection in dark plaids and slouchy pants, but it was a modern take on the pantsuit in a shimmering navy that made it clear that the designer is looking forward now.
As for his much-loved accessories, this season's crop of handbags were small, flat, and structured, slung crossbody on narrow straps. Models' ears were adorned with shoulder-length peacock feather chandelier earrings designed by Alexis Bittar. The jewelry maestro explained that he wanted to "stay away from being so architectural" and that the design of the earrings were "definitely more feminine feeling — very flowy and airy, with a '60s influence." Where footwear was concerned, Phillip Lim made a strong statement in support of over-the-knee sandal boots and square-toed mules. He showed a fresh take on eveningwear with double denim covered in sparkling badges and patches. Click through now to see the collection in full.
— Additional reporting by Brittney Stephens