You don't have to own their labels to know their names (but wouldn't it be nice if we could all have a little Alexander Wang for Balenciaga in our closets?!). These designers were on the tip of our tongues this year for all the right reasons. Whether it was a grand entrance, big exit, or even bigger collaboration, these six are so chic that choosing just one is a nearly impossible task. That's where you come in! Read on, and vote in our poll by Dec. 16 to pick the year's top designer!
If you thought your only chance to see Kate Moss in those iconic bunny ears would be on the pages of Playboy, think again. To commemorate the highly anticipated spread by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Marc Jacobs has released a limited-edition t-shirt featuring one of the images. And this shirt, which sells for $35, does a lot more than showcase one of the most talked-about Playboy cover stars in recent memory — all proceeds will go to the amfAR organization.
This isn't the first time Jacobs has produced a pop-culture-centric design for charity. Just a few months ago, the label debuted a limited collection of shirts with Miley Cyrus as part of the designer's "Protect the Skin You're In" campaign against skin cancer, with proceeds benefiting the cancer efforts at New York University's Langone Medical Center.
If these tees are any bit as popular as the Miley-clad wares, we have a feeling they won't be around too long. Preorder the tee online right now, and look for them in stores shortly.
We thought amazing, lust-inspiring designer bags were as good as it gets . . . until we spotted their pint-size counterparts. Some of the hottest statement pieces are available to shop tiny too, should you want a lighter version for nights out, vacation days, or marathon shopping expeditions.
The moment we saw the gold Marc Jacobs dress Miley Cyrus wore on The X Factor, we had a feeling we'd seen that same piece before on the red carpet. Just a few months ago, Nicole Richie wore the slinky gown to the CFDA Fashion Awards. But while Nicole styled the dress with a pair of similarly gold pumps and a white clutch, Miley opted for a black turban. It's time for a fashion face-off — who wore the shimmering dress best?
— Additional reporting by Rachel Sumner
"Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation, and exploration," Ghesquière said in a statement to WWD. "I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision."
In early October, the house denied rumors that Ghesquière would take up the reins at the house, saying that no official decision had been made. Today, however, the official word is that the 42-year-old designer will bring "a modern creative vision to the house's women's collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire, and extreme quality."
And you thought your purse was expensive — a recent survey by retailer John Lewis concluded that the average British woman stores $1,930 worth of goodies in her handbag. That's $1,532 more than the priciest tote in Lewis's high-street store and landing right around the cost of a Marc Jacobs statement carryall (above).
Worst of all, that number doesn't factor in a cell phone (which, if we're being honest, spends more time in our hands than in our bags). So what was inside? According to John Lewis, the essentials included iPad Minis, Alice Temperley scarves, Bobbi Brown lipstick, Benefit mascara, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and Fulton umbrellas (this is London, after all). When you factor in everything from beauty essentials to pricy designer accessories, the tally can really add up. So we had to ask about your tote totals.
Just when we thought we had the new Miley Cyrus all figured out, she switched it up and delivered something rather unexpected. After months of making headlines with her revealing outfits and behavior, she's now opting for the covered-up look. Last night, the singer attended the 30th annual Night of Stars gala in a gorgeous green sparkly gown. We like it — do you? Let us know below!
On Allison: Lovers + Friends blazer, Michael Stars top
The stars came out in full force to support some of their favorite designers at last night's Fashion Group International Night of Stars.
Miley Cyrus, Karlie Koss, and Kate Upton were on the red carpet, but so were designers Christopher Kane, Alexander Wang, and Angela Missoni. Marc Jacobs and his business partner Robert Duffy won the evening's Superstar Award together.
Cyrus hosted the event, but it was soul legend Aretha Franklin who brought the house down with a performance. "She asked me if I was going to twerk," Cyrus said, "but I didn't know if this was the right audience."
A look at the glittering evening here in the gallery.
Although a report from Luxury Society claiming that Ghesquière had landed the job was picked up far and wide on Thursday, the house's spokespersons denied the rumor to other publications. The company told both Style.com and The Financial Times, "No official decision has been made." Ghesquière, however, is still thought to be a front-runner for the position.
Since Ghesquière left the brand, the fashion community has waited to see what his next move might be. Karl Lagerfeld said it would be a good idea for him to start his own brand, and Grace Coddington just didn't want him to leave fashion permanently.
"Hopefully Nicolas won't just give up and walk away," she said. "He's too good, too strong, too brilliant, too passionate."
A little less than two years after rumors surfaced that Marc Jacobs was dating Harry Louis, an adult film actor, Louis says they've broken up.
In the caption of an Instagram picture that looks like it was taken with a shattered iPhone camera, Louis wrote, "Marc Jacobs and Harry Louis aren't officially a couple anymore," and explained that the two came to a decision to end their relationship because it's difficult for them to physically be in the same place. "The distance and lack of time because of work schedules aren't really something realistic."
Their love, however, was. Jacobs said this Summer during a talk with Fern Mallis that the two were in love, and Louis was known to post photos from their vacations and from his time backstage at Jacobs's fashion shows. They were even spotted together on a beach in Brazil for the designer's 50th birthday. But Louis is taking the breakup in stride. "[Life] goes on [for] all of us," he wrote.