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Posts for February 15th 2011
For Fall 2011, Lubov and Max Azria did what they do best when it comes to Herve Leger: bandage dresses, of course. Yet unlike the miniskirts of collection past, this season saw a noticeable drop in hemlines — only to the knee, not to worry you girls-about-town — and the occasional fluid skater skirt. The palette stayed in neutral territory with models turned out in white, black, and gold, while slouchy knee-high boots offered a slight tribal vibe. To see all the looks watch our coverage now!
Day six, and lots on our radar in the form of fur, sheer, longer hemlines, and other major Fall trends. Day after day it's a whirlwind of fashionable fodder and collections we're coveting from a range of designer favorites. Among the top 10 today: Vera Wang's cranberry sheer confection, leather from Diesel Black Gold, and our new go-to retro-inspired day dress from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Click through to get a glimpse of today's top 10.
We caught up with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and actress Gabrielle Union backstage at Carolina Herrera's Fall 2011 runway show to get the inside scoop on their favorite pieces from the collection, why they love Carolina Herrera's effortless chic aesthetic, and what they were wearing to attend the event in style. Watch it now!
For the girl who craves Marc in an easy-to-wear way, these are the Fall looks she's been waiting for. There are the overt retro overtones, toned down and turned up where they need to be: sunnies are majorly round and oversized to complete the looks that range from more demure tie-neck blouses paired with calf-length skirts to playful printed jumpsuits. To appeal to the modern sensibility, Marc crafts animal prints, literally — metallic big-cat prints on skirts and blazers and a ladylike leopard-print on a dress and skirt that we're already coveting, then finishes looks with shearling-lined and lace-up boots. It's a collection that revisits the '70s, delivering only the best elements in a wearable reinterpretation for the modern girl with an easy aesthetic.
- Trends: Earth tones, calf-length skirts, tie-neck blouses and dresses, fur, '70s.
- Colors: Forest green, rust, gold, earth tones.
- Key Looks: Belted full-length fur coat topped with a floppy fedora; a rainbow-dotted sheer dress.
- Accessories: Lace-up and shearling-lined booties, floppy hats; round, oversize sunnies.
- Who Would Wear It: The easy-chic chick with a taste for retro-cool.
Hayden Panettiere looked tough and trendy while leaving BOA Steakhouse in LA. Her biker-chic ensemble — a thin white tee, leather moto jacket, J Brand jeans, and Rebecca Minkoff tote — was perfect for a night out on the town. Hayden added Christian Louboutin Canonita slingbacks and red-hot lipstick for a feminine touch. Hayden's shoes are no longer available online, but shop now for a similar style and other like items.
Brittany Snow showed off her toned arms in a strapless, leather Alice and Olivia dress at the Alice and Olivia Fall 2011 show in NYC. She accented her off-white peplum mini with red, patent Christian Louboutin pumps and soft beach waves twisted into an updo. If you love Brittany's Fashion Week style, shop now for her exact dress and shoes.
Herve Leger's models marched down the runway in signature bandage dresses, but just in case you thought those weren't badass enough, now there's leather and metal hardware to contend with. Show notes likened the heavy metal detail to an "inimitable suit of armor," and indeed the women looked like warriors with their slicked-back, long hair that wasn't unlike a chic mullet. The palette was neutral, sticking mostly to black, beige, nude, and white, and there was one interesting houndstooth print. Now to armor: there were plates of leather studs, gold and silver chains, and thick gold rectangular buckle chains. These weren't loosely hanging, as that would contradict the point of a Herve Leger dress. It was all bonded to the bandage dresses, some with cutouts, making for a futuristic vision of female warriors. To hear our one-on-one interview with the designers and look at their runway video, check out FabSugarTV.
- Trends: Hardware, warrior chic, metal, leather details.
- Colors: Black, cream, beige, nude.
- Key Looks: Nude with gold hardware was a strong combination; a cropped tan hair calf jacket.
- Accessories: Sandals and boots with hardware.
- Who Would Wear It: Tough sexpots; celebs like Kim Kardashian will eat this up.
Vera Wang's Fall 2011 collection — perhaps inspired by Black Swan — conjured up a fashion-forward ballerina with a bit of edge. Pleated chiffon dresses of the floaty, diaphanous variety were paired with sporty-luxe fur-trimmed anoraks and further contrasted by a futuristic beauty look consisting of smoky eyes and unfussy, slicked-back hair. Wang's autumnal palette ranged from delicious taupes and chocolates to ruby reds and whisper pinks, and black elbow-length leather gloves reinforced the modern vibe. Watch our runway coverage now to get a peek at the full army of lovely frocks!
For Fall, Kate and Laura Mulleavy fuse the world of the urban and the prairie innocent. It's equal parts quirky and confident and spills out with bold details, like geometric print and dramatic architectural necklines. Then it counters with softer, draped full-length dresses and a lighter, neutral palette. The cut and finish to jumpsuits, pants, tops, and double-collared dresses are sharp and edgy, modern, but still feminine. We'd picture these pieces going to a gallery opening, finding their way in the urban world with a country aesthetic and artistic flair.
- Trends: Double collars, architectural necklines, geometric print, sheer layering, calf-length skirts.
- Colors: Light blues, creamy neutrals, navy, and bold print.
- Key Looks: A red metallic calf-length skirt and fitted jacket on Lindsey Wixson; a sculptural polka-dot print jumpsuit.
- Accessories: Black platform boots, some echoing the collection's bold prints.
- Who Would Wear It: The artsy femme, with equal parts quirk and sophistication.