Back in July, when Target and Neiman Marcus announced that Karlie Kloss, Craig McDean, and Quentin Jones were joining forces for the brands' CFDA collaboration campaign, we knew that we would all be in for a real treat. Now that the first glimpse of that campaign is finally out, it's pretty safe to say that we were right. In the just-released behind-the-scenes video, Karlie Kloss frolics on set with Quentin Jones's black-and-white photo cutouts, resulting in a collage of images that promises to look mod and modern — all at the same time."Karlie Kloss is, of course, stunningly beautiful, but I knew that we could get a performance out of her that would really bring this campaign to life," Robin Derrick, executive creative director of Spring Studios, explained. For her part, Kloss seemed quite happy to be involved as well: "You know, it's exciting to be part of such a cool collaboration."
Emma Stone and Miranda Kerr were among the celebs who stepped out last night for the ninth annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in NYC. As in years past, the attendees dressed up in clothes by — and attend the event with — a certain designer. Ashley Greene donned a racy Wes Gordon number, arriving with Wes himself. Ashley and Dakota Fanning, who donned Jason Wu, were fresh from LA and Monday's US premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Other attendees included Liv Tyler, Karlie Kloss, and Allison Williams — click through to see them all in our gallery.
Emma Stone wore Burberry Prorsum to mingle with that brand's creative director, Christopher Bailey, and help hand out the night's big honors. The evening's main prize, a $300,000 grant to grow a business, went to Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman. Shoe designer Tabitha Simmons was the first runner-up, with jewelry maven Jennifer Meyer Maguire as second runner-up. Both Tabitha and Jennifer received $100,000 for their companies, and Jennifer was able to celebrate into the night alongside her husband, Tobey Maguire.
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
- What does the industry want from President Obama's second term? "The first priority is getting the economy up and running and strong," says designer Nanette Lepore. A group of nearly 40 designers, retailers, and other fashion professionals — including Elie Tahari, Tommy Hilfiger, and Norma Kamali — generally agree. [WWD]
- Uniqlo and Theory collaborated on a line of down outerwear for men, women, and children called T Down. The vests (seen below) and jackets will range from $99 to $149 and will arrive in Uniqlo and Theory stores on Nov. 15. [Style.com]
- Alessandra Ambrosio's 4-year-old daughter, Anja, has already made her modeling debut. Both mother and daughter star in London Fog's Fall 2012 campaign. [Vogue UK]
- Isaac Mizrahi has landed a recurring role playing himself on Showtime's The Big C. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Add Calvin Klein to the list of New Yorkers whose home is uninhabitable thanks to Hurricane Sandy. [Page Six]
- We weren't the only ones who found the Native American-inspired costume Karlie Kloss wore during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show controversial. [Jezebel]
Top: First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama celebrate his reelection in Chicago. Bottom: A vest from the T Down collaboration, courtesy of Uniqlo.
We were backstage at yesterday's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and we have the inside scoop on the lingerie-filled day. Hear what Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Lily Aldridge have to say about the program's most exciting moments and how they prepare for the world-famous runway. We run down highlights from the show in this PopSugar Rush!
The fun didn't end when the catwalk closed at last night's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. From there, the Angels traded their lingerie and wings for a bevy of sexy cocktail dresses, then headed to NYC's Lavo for the afterparty. There, the cast of Angels, including Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls — who traded their runway looks for a sparkly silver number and a very sexy mesh mini — was joined by the night's big performers, like Justin Bieber and Rihanna, as well as a slew of celebrities who helped keep the party going. Poppy Delevingne stepped out to support sister Cara, while Alexa Chung and Vanessa Hudgens were on hand for all the festivities. Click on for all the photos — and of course, what all the models were wearing postshow.
Just hours before the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, model Karlie Kloss was photographed sporting a serious hair change. The Angel debuted a short, blunt bob with wispy center fringe, a big departure from her typically long strands. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is usually marked by the models' long, flowing, voluminous hair — along with the lacy lingerie, of course — so Karlie did have some extensions added for her turn on the catwalk tonight. Regardless, the style change up is a big move for Karlie, and so far the beauty seems to be pulling it off.
Anna Wintour's townhouse in the West Village lost power during Hurricane Sandy, so she — and a number of other industry types who live in lower Manhattan — headed uptown for safety at one of two upscale hotels.
Wintour reportedly ended up at The Mark, a five-star hotel on 77th Street at Madison Avenue. Carine Roitfeld and her son Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld are also there, as are Marc Jacobs and Helena Christensen. Hotelier André Balazs was spotted dining at the hotel's restaurant.
The Carlyle hotel, just a block away at 76th and Madison, is the temporary home of Grace Coddington, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Olsen's boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy. According to Derek Blasberg, he's also holed up at The Carlyle with Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, and Poppy Delevingne.
While the close proximity of some of the most influential people in the industry might simply be a matter of coincidence, the hotels they're staying in do have places in fashion history. Vera Wang's first boutique, opened in 1990, is located on the ground floor of The Carlyle. Meanwhile, The Mark is a popular place for celebrities to get ready for the Met Gala, as it's conveniently located not far from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
And what of those who didn't head to hotels? Mickey Boardman is staying with his friend Marjorie Gubelmann and Garance Doré headed to an unspecified "uptown camp" so she could keep her site running. Nicola Formichetti bucked the trend and traveled south to Williamsburg, where he found "power, lights, food and Internet!"
For most on the East Coast, Frankenstorm has pretty much upstaged Halloween. After all, it doesn't get much scarier than the full-on force of Mother Nature at her very worst. But just in case you're in need of a little escapism — or are lucky enough to have missed the hurricane-superstorm madness altogether — why not soak up some All Hallows' Eve spirit? From Julia Restoin Roitfeld's sexy superhero getup to Anna Dello Russo's spectacular "icon" ensemble, here's a peek at how some of our favorite industry insiders have been celebrating the season — with more goodies to come as the day goes on.
It's hard to top yourself when you've enlisted Kate Moss as the face of your campaign, but Mango managed to do just that with its Winter catalog, enlisting Kate, then Karmen Pedaru, and now Karlie Kloss to up the ante yet again. In the catalog's latest pages, we're treated to Mango's Winter-ready, holiday-perfect array of dresses and sequined tops, tomboy fedoras, and wide-leg plaid pants — all, of course, as worn by one of the biggest faces in the business. Karlie works her magic in all the latest trends, right down to the label's gold cap-toe pumps, making it hard not to want nearly all the pieces in a collection that covers both the needs of our holiday parties and our office dress code. Clearly Mango's on to something, and we wouldn't be surprised if Joan Smalls followed suit. Now read on for our key takeaway, and then click on to see Karlie show off her supermodel chops for Mango.
- Say hello to your perfect party top. Having a piece like this in your closet makes it easy to go from day to night, with a blazer to top it off for daytime in the office. We also love the idea of pairing this sparkly little cami with a cozy grandpa cardigan or a plaid button-down for a killer contrast.
- We love the idea of switching out the predictable black sheath dress for this LBD. The sweet collar and sheer insets lend a touch of the trends to a still-classic silhouette.
- We can't wait to get our hands on this tweed coat; it's sophisticated while maintaining that tomboy appeal — perfect for our everyday.
Photographer Mario Testino unveiled his In Your Face exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last night. Gisele Bündchen stepped out for the event, showing off her growing baby bump in a Halston dress, which she covered up with a Tom Ford jacket. Gisele wasn't the only model on hand since a Versace-clad Alessandra Ambrosio made an appearance as well. She's since returned to NYC, where she's unveiling the $2.5 million Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra. Alessandra appeared on Good Morning America today to chat about the diamond-encrusted lingerie after sharing that she'd been "waiting a long time" to model the luxury undergarment. She'll be wearing it in the brand's annual fashion show, which airs on Dec. 4.