Lace definitely reigned at tonight's Met Gala, and one of the lovely ladies who got in on the trend was Heidi Klum. Heidi's barely there blue Escada lace dress was seriously sexy, and if the sheer factor wasn't enough, it also featured a thigh-high slit. The model mom layered chunky onyx chains around her neck and wrist, and sported black pointy-toe pumps to finish her ensemble. So what do you think — was Heidi's look a hit?
Another rad lady in red, Lea Michele, wore a stunning, crimson-colored Escada dress to tonight's Met Gala. She looks every bit a star in this gown, pairing it with drop earrings and a floral clutch. Lea's mega-lashes and super-sleek hair are a win in my book; what do you think of the Glee star's red-carpet ensemble?
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If anyone can make cutouts look pretty instead of high risk, it's Kerry Washington. In her seafoam Escada gown, fluffy curls, and pink lipstick, Kerry looked more like she was attending a party on a yacht in Mykonos than attending the Met Gala, but she still made it work. Are you a fan of this Escada, or should she have gone for something a little more dramatic?
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>> The latest Fall 2011 campaign scuttlebutt: Isabeli Fontana is taking the early lead, with campaigns for Escada and Donna Karan booked, and a rumored appearance for Bottega Veneta as well. Karan's campaign, which was captured by Patrick Demarchelier the past three seasons, was snapped by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Fall 2011.
Meanwhile, Steven Meisel shot (and Karl Templer styled) the Fall 2011 Louis Vuitton campaign in New York yesterday — but there will reportedly be no Kate Moss appearance as there was on the runway. In fact, no supermodels will be featured at all: Instead, the six models chosen are said to be from the current generation — "Top 50-ish, a bit new. Nothing from the Icon list." Daphne Groeneveld and Fei Fei Sun are rumored to be among them.
Versace, like Donna Karan, is also switching up photographers — after going with Mario Testino for the past eight seasons, Donatella Versace has chosen Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to do the Fall 2011 honors (with styling by Joe McKenna). Originally, the Versace campaign, like Vuitton, was reportedly supposed to feature six models, including Candice Swanepoel and Groeneveld, but the photographers are rumored to have settled instead on one girl with "short dark hair" who is a "cover star." Some are thinking that might indicate Saskia de Brauw as Versace's new girl.
To round out the Fall 2011 campaign placements so far, Juergen Teller shot Irina Kulikova yesterday for Moschino at Turin's Ristorante del Cambio, Ralph Lauren has reportedly cast its runway opener Sui He, and Liu Wen is rumored to be in the upcoming Dolce & Gabbana campaign.
A few images from the various shoots in the gallery.
Diane Lane looked like a ray of sunshine in a yellow-orange Escada dress at the premiere of Sucker Punch in Los Angeles. Her snakeskin Brian Atwood pumps and matching clutch added texture to her silk frock, while her circle drop earrings, embossed bangle, and flowing locks finished off her red-carpet style. Check out items here to get a similar look now.
>> Jonathan Saunders, who is no longer designing for Pollini, is now pairing with Escada Sport, and he is on board to create a Resort 2012 capsule collection, consisting of 20 pieces over all product groups, including leather accessories. The collection is expected to hit stores next November. [WWD]
Like a few other ladies tonight, Jane Krakowski opted for a navy number. While it's not a bold hue, the silhouette of her one-shouldered Escada gown is definitely eye-catching. A matching navy clutch and chunky earrings finish off her look. Do you approve?
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All of Fall's ad campaigns are trickling in and prepping us for the upcoming season. Here is another bunch to jot in your memory. This first action-packed one is by Bottega Veneta. It's dark, sexy, and entirely different from Fall '09. Enter for Fall imagery by G-Star Raw, Hermes, Valentino, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more.
Just when we thought we've hit the Spring slump, Cruise collections come in to save us. The most recent onslaught comes in from Bottega Veneta, M Missoni, Moschino Cheap & Chic, DKNY, Elie Tahari, and Escada. While each collection sings its own tune, they all encompass one stunning commonality: boldness. We're completely in lust with Bottega Veneta's lush and sporty leather options and Escada's keen sense of styling. Keep clicking for more cunning Cruise collections.
Nick Knight's current projects include videos for two New York fashion shows—Rodarte and Alexander Wang.
Escada looks to expend into cosmetics, menswear and a children's line to help turn a profit in 2011.