Between New York Fashion Week, the Grammys, and good old-fashioned model hijinks, it was a big week in the world of celebrity social media. Stars like Jessica Biel and Chrissy Teigen were on hand for music's biggest night, as was Karlie Kloss, who also shared lots of photos from her many runway appearances during Fashion Week. Fellow models Cara Delevingne and Coco Rocha were equally snap-happy — Cara goofed off with magnifying glass necklaces backstage at Tory Burch, while Coco posed with Diane von Furstenberg at the designer's Fall '13 show. Rachel Zoe congratulated Oscar de la Renta after his runway presentation, and Zac Posen talked to CNN's camera after his own big show. We also got a sweet look at good friends Kate Hudson and Stella McCartney staying close at the Elle UK Style Awards.
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.
People expect a lot of things from a Zac Posen show. Glamour, elegance, sublimely seamed dresses just begging to be worn to a red-carpet affair, and of course, starlets in the front row. What they don't usually expect, however, is day wear. At Posen's Fall 2013 show today at New York's Plaza Hotel, they got all that — and much more. With a new focus on separates, the designer sent out a breathtaking lineup that included a structured pod coat in camel-colored wool cashmere, tiered chiffon skirts, embroidered lamé tweed peplum blazers, and cropped velvet pants. Click through to see the full collection; our full review is coming soon.
In true Zac Posen form, his Fall '13 collection offered up a collection dripping in gorgeous red-carpet potential. Set at the iconic Plaza Hotel, with Hilary Rhoda opening the show and Coco Rocha closing, it's easy to see why Posen is looked to for all-out glamour — he knows how to do it better than most. His '40s-inspired separates were marked by ultrafeminine floral embroidery, then tinged with chinoiserie references. Meanwhile, his gowns proved regal, statuesque, and structured. The only question left to ask: who will wear one of these creations to the Oscars? Take a look inside now.
Many fashionable Hollywood celebrities turned up the glamour at last night's amfAR Gala at NYC's Cipriani 42nd Street. The event, which helps kick off New York Fashion Week, was full of designers and celebs in stylish gowns. Ashley Greene wore a white Giambattista Valli frock while Sarah Jessica Parker went for a daring Maison Martin Margiela Couture pink dress. Honoree Heidi Klum donned a black Michael Kors number, which she wore when she chatted with the designer and her former Project Runway costar on the red carpet.
Other guests included Cheyenne Jackson, Chloë Sevigny, couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who dazzled in a dramatic Zac Posen gown. Of course, the night wasn't only about fashion — the amfAR Gala benefits AIDS research and honors those who have made significant contributions towards the fight against the deadly disease. In addition to Heidi, designer Kenneth Cole and Janet Jackson were honored for their work with the organization.
Zac Posen is entering the "advanced contemporary" clothing category with his Zac Zac Posen collection, and the pieces will be priced around $500. The new line is meant to compete with the likes of Tory Burch and M Missoni, and will feature everything from black leather motorcycle jackets and leather pants to his signature stretch jersey dresses. Unlike his lower-priced Z Spoke collection, which is now in limited distribution, this endeavor is aimed to marry the idea of high quality fabrics, the potential for eveningwear, and design versatility. It also happens to be totally in sync with Posen's other commitments. Namely, the designer has replaced Michael Kors on Project Runway, and it seems this is the time for Posen to tackle the "golden price point" (as he deems it) just as the brand gains wider mainstream exposure. The first Zac lineup is set for a Pre-Fall release, and has already been confirmed to sell in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Intermix, Scoop, and Harvey Nichols.
- Prabal Gurung's Fall 2013 moodboard hints that floral Victoriana and vintage military uniforms will inspire his upcoming collection. [Harper's Bazaar]
- Zac Posen is set to launch Zac Zac Posen, a contemporary line of dresses and separates. The pieces will run $690 for a cocktail dress and $1,690 for an evening gown. [Racked]
- Talk about model roommates: Cara Delevingne and Georgia May Jagger are reportedly moving to North London together. [Telegraph]
- The CFDA has teamed up with Swarovski to host A Collective View, a roundup of Instagram pics snapped and shared by industry insiders, on the CFDA's website. [Fashionologie Inbox]
- The Westminster City Council has refused Abercrombie & Fitch's proposal to open a children's store on Savile Row. [Vogue UK]
- The President of Vera Wang Group, Mario Grauso, has stepped down from his position. He will continue to consult for the company. [WWD]
- Anna Piaggi's wardrobe will be featured in a public exhibition at Milan's Fabbrica del Vapore later this month. [Vogue UK]
- Gucci and Louis Vuitton are just a few of the brands launching themed products in honor of the Lunar New Year. [The Wall Street Journal]
These stories and more here, in our daily news roundup.
The award season is a time when the celebrities pull out all of the fashion stops. We're talking about decadent jewels, perfect hair, standout footwear, and, of course, gorgeous gowns. Last night's SAG Awards didn't disappoint in any of the above categories, as we witnessed a bevy of A-list actresses dressed to the nines. With that said, there were a select few that got to wear extraspecial dresses — the kind straight off the runway. With only weeks since the Pre-Fall '13 lineups debuted, and literally just days since the Spring '13 Couture shows, designers were more than eager to offer up their beautiful gowns for celebrities to wear on the red carpet last evening. We're talking about Jennifer Lawrence's stunning navy Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, Anne Hathaway's sheer Giambattista Valli — both gowns made their debut on the runway less than a week ago — and Amanda Seyfried's Pre-Fall Zac Posen mermaid confection. Click on to see more celebrities in their fresh-off-the-runway looks at the SAG Awards now.
With a fivesome like the one we're about to introduce, it's clearly a tight race to the best-dressed finish where SAG Awards red-carpet glamour is concerned. That's where your fashionable opinion comes into play. We'll give you the styling rundown and you do the (voting) rest. Jennifer Lawrence continued her award-season reign in yet another Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, this time in a dark navy blue, and polished it all off with a gorgeous Chopard diamond necklace. Naomi Watts stunned in an icy gray silver-beaded and embroidered Marchesa confection, which proved both ornate and elegant. Jessica Chastain reminded us of another Jessica — Jessica Rabbit, that is — in her body-hugging, corset-bodiced Alexander McQueen number. The only things more jaw-dropping than the dress were her megawatt Harry Winston jewels. Kerry Washington struck a sleek, albeit edgier, note in a strapless embellished Rodarte gown, only to finish it off with Fred Leighton '50s-inspired earrings. And Amanda Seyfried (another beauty in navy blue) went for all-out glamour in a mermaid Zac Posen gown, tempering the standout look with a Lorraine Schwartz pendant necklace. There you have it: five stylish contenders and one best-dressed title. Who gets your vote?
Countering all of the bold pink hues we saw on the SAG Awards red carpet was a sea of chic navy-blue gowns. More specifically, the ones worn by A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman, and Amanda Seyfried. Looking nothing short of spectacular, Jennifer — who took home the prize for best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook — wore a strapless Christian Dior Haute Couture gown. Meanwhile, Nicole opted for decadent detailing in a sheer beaded Vivienne Westwood creation, and Amanda dazzled us in a formfitting Zac Posen mermaid gown. This trio of stunning looks deserves honorable mention and a little friendly competition, too. Thus, we're putting their gowns to the test: which navy lady reigned supreme?Vote on all of our SAG Awards polls here!