>> This season, Stella McCartney decided to forgo her usual show in Paris for an intimate — and unorthodox — dinner presentation at London Fashion Week. Around 100 guests — including Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, Yasmin Le Bon, and Rihanna — attended the Saturday evening event, which began with a magic show and finished with a formal jazz band. The real excitement, however, came with the presentation of McCartney's Fall 2012 collection. While guests dined unassumingly at their tables, models burst forth from the crowd — flash mob-style — in an energetic display of table-dancing, chair-passing, and rowdy hip-shaking. "It was nice to see something different, something dramatic. The clothes looked great," guest Bianca Jagger exclaimed.
Only nine days left until New Year's Eve! Sultry Bianca Jagger, who once entered Studio 54 atop a white horse, knows how to make a big style statement. We're channeling her '70s glamazon for today's NYE party outfit. Shown here with iconic designer Halston, Bianca looks carefree in a boho-Grecian look. We found a current Halston replica of her dress, but if you're on a budget, this white BCBG dress ($328) is just as sexy. Click items to buy!
French fashion designer Vanessa Bruno opened up her first US store in West Hollywood, CA — and we got the chance to talk with her at the grand opening party! Sky-high ceilings, white walls, and gorgeous lighting illuminate her effortlessly cool Spring 2011 collection. Channeling the '70s, Vanessa brought the tropics to the city with punchy brights and prints. Watch to find out more! On Allison: Hype
CFDA Hosts Parties Two Nights in a Row — A Design Challenge at Anna Wintour's House and a Book Launch
>> The CFDA has had a busy last couple of nights. The 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists, which include Eddie Borgo, Pamela Love, Joseph Altuzarra, and Christian Cota, gathered at Anna Wintour's house on Wednesday night with their model muses for the design challenge cocktail party, which this year required a look for a working woman, inspired by Ann Taylor. Photos of the event can be seen here, and a video of the the finalists presenting to this year's judges can be seen here.
And last night, designers like Francisco Costa — with Bianca Jagger on his arm, Subversive Jewelry's Justin Giunta, Peter Som, and Yigal Azrouel braved the torrential rain to toast the CFDA and Assouline's latest tome, American Fashion Designers at Home. CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg didn't make it — she's been temporarily bedridden with a cold — but plans are already in place for the next CFDA and Assouline collaboration: American Fashion: Designers on the Go, due out in Spring 2011, which will encompass travel guide tips, suggestions, and personal photos of favorite vacation places from designers.
Roberto Cavalli Admits He's Not the Party Animal He Used to Be at His $2 Million 40th Anniversary Bash
>> Roberto Cavalli reportedly spent about $2 million on his 40th anniversary bash held last night at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris — and that doesn't include the budget allotted to bringing Natalia Vodianova (and perhaps some of the other 1,200 attendees) to the party. As the New York Times's Eric Wilson wrote: "It was one of those fashion parties that felt like another era, when it was possible to enjoy such extravagance without wondering how a designer could possibly be selling enough animal-printed evening gowns and exuberantly distressed denim to afford it all."
Kylie Minogue performed, the walls were lined with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott's images of models in Cavalli, and Heidi Klum introduced the designer as a four-tier, 10-foot birthday cake covered in sparklers was wheeled onto the stage. But even through all that, Cavalli, almost 70, admitted he's not the party animal he used to be: “Don’t say it, don’t say it, please, because the people should still dream with me,” he said. “The young should think that, instead of sparkling water, I drink Krug, or that I still smoke 10 Cuban cigars every day.”
Former Mrs. Mick Jagger has been brought into court after a man found her $250,000 platinum ring in Austria. Reinhard Ringler (appropriate name) is suing human rights activist Bianca Jagger for his $12,000 reward.
Under Austrian law Ringler is due five percent of the value of the returned object. Jagger argues that he took too long to return the ring — she got it back in eight days. Jagger unsuccessfully offered to pay $11,000 to Amnesty International and $1,000 to Ringler's daughter.
Do you think mandatory reward laws should be enforced as a positive incentive to return lost property? Maybe I should move to Austria and start a business "finding" lost property and returning it for a reward.
Jagger. Rhymes with dagger. Reminds of juicy, full lips. Represents coolness and rock n' roll. There's no wonder why Jade Jagger is Fabcon material. The only daughter resulting from the marriage of Mick and Bianca Jagger, Jade is a pint-sized paragon of bohemian style. She is an English model, jewelry designer and socialite, whose best friends include Kate Moss and Matthew Williamson. Shall I go on?
When her parents divorced in 1980, Jagger moved to New York with her style icon mum where she was often babysat by Andy Warhol at the Factory — she was nine years. But she turned out a-ok. She now lives with her hubbie and two daughters in London and the island of Ibiza. Yes, Ibiza. This explains her Mediterranean-inspired wardrobe of bright colors, bold jewelry and funky whimsy. Though her ten-year stint designing high-end jewelry for Garrard ended in 2006, I always perk up when I see Jade. What's next for JJ? She is selling her namesake jewelry line on NET-A-PORTER.com, but this is one fabulous gal I wouldn't mind hearing is embarking on a career as fashion designer. Jade, are you listening?
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