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.
Fashion Week is coming into the home stretch, and as we get further on, it seems like the looks are becoming increasingly theatrical. Today, we saw everything from windblown sylphs at Rodarte to grungy goddesses at Diesel Black Gold. It was an interesting assemblage of looks, but no one missed their chance to make a statement.
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!
>> Vera Wang conjured up a romantic story for her Fall 2011 collection, mixing old school references — her inspiration was "English aristocracy of the 1930s" — with modern flair. The streamlined line-up was mainly focused on two main looks: chiffon pleated gowns and parka jackets. While all of the dresses were pleated, Vera showed variety in colors — loden, pewter, wine, ivory, mustard — and silhouettes like adding a racerback detail on one creation and a drop-waist cut on another. However, Sarah Rutson seemed completely enamored with a pair of pants with a half plisse skirt attached.
Smartly so, Wang paired a number of fox fur-lined parka coats with the pleated dresses, emoting a youthful and fresh vibe. Her selection, ranging from leather and techno-mesh creations to oversized hood jackets, are sure to be a hit across the board. Accessories in the way of perfectly scrunched leather gloves and sky-high platform booties tie together Wang’s perfect juxtaposition between femininity and function.
Even if you aren't the romantic type when it comes to wedding gowns, chances are you've swooned at the sight of a Vera Wang gown. They are impossibly beautiful, and for many, impossibly expensive. If you are one of the many, you are seriously in luck. On Feb. 11, Vera Wang and David's Bridal will launch White, a collection of Vera-designed dresses that range from $600-$1,400. We got to see the dresses up close and personal today, and what struck us was the quality and detail. Everything we love about Vera Wang is in these dresses! Check out the collection here, but be prepared to get butterflies.
New York Fashion Week begins in a few days, but already we're getting sneak peeks at designer collections via illustrations. Today we received this beautiful sketch and note:
"Fall 2011 is inspired by dreamy illusive paintings, blurred images and sparkling lights, conjuring images of dimly lit nights in the chic Parisian night clubs of the 70's. Dresses in luscious prints revealed beneath rich, smokey colored shearlings, found beading and lace patched over delicate printed dresses, lace appliqués on silk tees under shimmering lurex sweaters, cocooning from the cold and ready to set forth on adventures in the city."
OK Fab readers, here's a test of your fashion prowess. Do you know which designer will be presenting this outfit at Fashion Week?
Reese Witherspoon's recent shopping trip to Paris (and purported wedding gown search) has us wondering: who will she be wearing on her wedding day? There are so many gorgeous gowns we'd love to see Reese in, so we've gathered the best here, and we're posing the big question to you: what dress do you think is perfect for Reese? Click through to see the candidates, then vote for your favorite — maybe Reese will take Fab's bridal advice!
- We saw LOVE's new cover with Kate Moss and Lea T. kissing last week; now the second cover, featuring Justin Bieber shot by Terry Richardson, has appeared [@THELOVEMAGAZINE]
- Andre Courreges and his wife and creative partner, Coqueline, have sold their company to two investors, Frederic Torloting and Jacques Bungert, who run the French division of advertising agency Young & Rubicam. Coqueline has been running the design house since Andre retired from fashion in the mid-'90s [WWD]
- After months of rumors, February's Vogue reports that Theory CEO and Rag & Bone investor Andrew Rosen is about to sign a deal with Proenza Schouler; and Meredith Melling Burke, not Candy Pratts Price, is reportedly overseeing Vogue.com [Fashionista]
- Yesterday during a DLD Conference panel, Natalie Massenet talked about her plans for Net-A-Porter Live, a platform on which Net-a-Porter customers will be able to see who’s online and what they put in their baskets in real time; “We want to start a conversation between them,” she explained [DLD Conference]
- Naomi Campbell is headed back to court this Thursday over a breach-of-contract lawsuit; the contract, which involved promoting a perfume called Cat Deluxe with Kisses, was signed 12 years ago [The Cut]
- Prada could make a final decision on their IPO by the end of the month [Bloomberg]
- Alejandro Ingelmo is aiming to introduce handbags and accessories into his collection for Spring 2012 [Fashionetc.]
- Anna Wintour, Steven Klein, Donna Karan, Daphne Guinness, Ingrid Sischy, Sandy Brant, and Vera Wang all attended the elaborate 21st birthday party Calvin Klein threw on Friday at Indochine for his boyfriend, Nick Gruber [NY Post]
- Tanner Hall, the film co-directed by Diane von Furstenberg's daughter Tatiana von Furstenberg and starring Rooney Mara, just scored a distribution deal and is expected to be released at the end of this year, around when Mara's upcoming film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, debuts [Deadline]
- Libertine is headed back to New York Fashion Week this February, minus a partner and with a new direction, says designer Johnson Hartig: "It’ll be different in that once Cindy [Greene] and I separated, I stopped using placement prints — I mean literal images — and it’s become more abstract. And there’s going to be a lot more color. I haven’t met a color I haven’t liked this season" [Fashionetc.]
>> Emerald green is coming back with a vengeance and last night's Golden Globes spectacular proved that point. Elisabeth Moss wore a custom pleated strapless gown by Donna Karan; Angelina Jolie shimmered in a long-sleeved dress by Atelier Versace; and Mila Kunis struck a pose in an elegant option by Vera Wang. But don't limit yourself to dresses — try out the jewel tone in separates for a more casual feel . . . or even on a bag.