The best fashion shows are the ones that make you forget about all the madness of NYFW like tweeting every look or being the first one out of your seat to avoid traffic. It’s mesmerizing when a designer’s months of hard work and long hours are translated through the garments, creating a unified feeling of appreciation and awe. Monique Lhuillier did just that last night at the Lincoln Center theatre for her Fall/Winter 2013 show.
Famous for her extravagant, celebrity-driven red carpet gowns, Monique Lhuillier dramatized her sophisticated feminine aesthetic. It was a bold, opulent collection full of rich jewel tones, abstract prints and intricate detailing.
She opened the show with heavy snow-white knits and separates before hitting it hard with saturated color. The runway backdrop was mimicked by a green malachite rock, which she said was the color inspiration of the entire collection. This green was consistently shown throughout the show along with other deep shades of oxblood, amethyst and a timeless black.
Details varied from lace sleeves and cutouts to flouncy ostrich feathers and sparkling beads. Every piece was embellished with something ornate giving eveningwear new lengths. Abstract embroidery prevailed while any thought of simplicity was absent.
She gave femininity a new edge by including a lace cigarette pant under a matching high-low dress and placing bold jeweled collars on peplums and romantic fabrics like silk and tulle. While beautifully adorned gowns swept the runway, Lhuillier varied hemlines by including above-the-knee cocktail length and a new cut, just above the ankle.
Monique Lhuillier’s hard work surely paid off as she received a standing ovation by many audience members. Her anything but ordinary pieces will soon be all over the red carpet like always. But until then, it’s back to work for the designer for next season’s collection because great things take time and last night’s show is going to be hard to top.
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Awards Season finally began last night with the always entertaining Golden Globes hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The hilarious duo did not disappoint and neither did the fashion!
So, let’s get right down to it and discuss some of the best and worst looks of the night.
1. Jessica Alba
Even though she was only a presenter, Jessica Alba looked stunning in a melon colored Oscar de la Renta gown and perfectly accessorized the outfit with a $5.8 Million Mrs. Winston by Harry Winston Necklace.
2. Michelle Dockery
The nominated Downton Abbey actress wowed in an Alexandre Vauthier dress that really was a risk for the red carpet and it definitely paid off! The white and gold number fit her perfectly and showed what Hollywood glamour is all about.
3. Kate Hudson
One of my personal favorite stars looked incredible as usual in an Alexander McQueen keyhole black and gold dress. She makes dressing for the red carpet look effortless. Continue reading
This year the Teen Choice Awards was all about bringing funky unexpected colors and patterns to the red carpet. There were plenty of hits and a few misses but overall we loved the playful vibe going on during the show and everyone looked like they were having a blast showing off their own style. Here is a rundown of some of the most talked about red carpet looks!
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Tonight is one of the biggest nights in fashion – designers and celebrities come together in one place, decked to the nines in their finest statement-making frocks to celebrate art & fashion for a cause at the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dubbed “The Fashion Oscars,” this Gala’s red carpet is full of over-the-top pieces that merge fashion and art in the most fabulous way. Yet with all of the gorgeous garments making their way up the infamous stairs, there are always those questionable pieces that have us asking, Yay or Nay? This year it seems a coat of armor is the controversial look of choice from head to toe guilded glamour like Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe and Bianca Brandolini D’Adda in Dolce & Gabbana to super-hero style like caped Lana Del Rey in Joseph Altuzarra or heavy-metal-suited Carey Mulligan in Prada. How do you feel about the overdose of Silver & Gold? Just in case you’re up for another game of Yay or Nay, check out a few more of our favorite up-in-the-air looks below and let us know what you think!
Awards season has come and gone and everyone from dictators to girls with dragon tattoos strutted the red carpet and Ryan Seacrest became the butt of Sacha Baron Cohen’s joke (which I thought was hilarious). The Red Carpet was filled with gorgeous gowns and my favorite trends bringing back ultra chic looks, waves of white and the always alluring one-shoulder dresses. A few looks took my breathe away as I could only scream in a fashionable frenzy while others left more to be desired. Here is a rundown of the red carpet’s most talked about looks!