Last night's Elle Awards 25th anniversary event, held in the Madrid, was attended by a bevy of models and actresses. Astrid Munoz glowed in a frothy light-blue dress by Elie Saab, Ariadne Artiles wore a light blush-toned strapless gown, Eugenia Silva stunned in a cobalt blue Armani Privé design, and Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann opted for a star-print corset dress. They all looked amazing, but which red carpet look do you prefer?
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.”
While some casual looks made the cut, this week's celebrities were mostly dressed up. But I'm not talking red carpet looks. Between skirt suits, pencil skirts, and sheath dresses, there was enough polish to tidy up the streets. Were you paying attention? Let's find out.Take the Quiz
Milan Fashion Week has officially begun! Actress Eugenia Silva attended the Emporio Armani show looking streamlined and stylish. Her gray cashmere sweater downplays the sexiness of the black pencil skirt, while the bright fuchsia clutch and citrine necklace loop in some color and femininity. The look is finished flawlessly with a pair of gray suede ankle platforms. Subtle pink lipstick ties it all together.
>> Jean Paul Gaultier was high energy yesterday at his Fall 2008 Couture show, exuberantly explaining his choice of outfit to Hilary Alexander pre-show, and running through the fluorescent green laser beams that panned the runway post-show, poking Coco Rocha on the way.
For all of JPG's exuberance, I am less than excited about this sci-fi, cage-inspired outing. Underneath all the decoration were a few solid pieces, namely a coral lace-like cage dress worn by Patricia Schmid and a tux suit worn by Sasha Pivovarova, but for the most part, a lot of it ended up looking less than luxe, especially if croc was involved.
At the Supper Club New York launch party last night, Spanish-born model Eugenia Silva looked smashing and effortlessly high fashion. You may recognize her from Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera fragrance ads, Victoria's Secret catalogs, as well as from catwalks all over the world. But back to the matter at hand. Her fur jacket is exquisite to say the least, and I admire how she kept the rest of her outfit subdued. She's definitely one to keep on our fashion radar.