Sarah Jessica Parker has been a friend of Valentino Garavani for a long time so it was no surprise when she turned up on the red carpet for the 2012 New York City Ballet Gala hosted by the designer.
For the occassion the actress wore a Fall 2012 Valentino couture gown under a cape. While I know I've already criticised Karolina Kurkova's Valentino cape look, for some reason this actually works. Admittedly the look isn't for everyone but SJP is one woman that can pull it off.
Capes shouldn't be seen on the red carpet except for on André Leon Talley (just ask Venus Williams) and sadly, that's exactly what Karolina Kurkova wore to attend the 2012 New York City Ballet Gala hosted by Valentino. The red dress from the fall 2012 Valentino couture collection looks beautiful and the colour definitely works for her skin tone. It's just that the cape that kills it.
You can always expect a bit of a spectacle at a Zac Posen show; after all, the pieces are made for the red carpet, but this season the spectacle wasn't just about the clothes. Naomi Campbell made a surprise appearance on the runway to open the show joined by Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova.
Rocha is a firm fixture on the Posen model line-up but her appearance came as a surprise as it was only last week that she said that she was taking this season off to focus on filming The Face. The fact that all three model judges walked in the show suggests that Posen may be involved in some way.
Are you excited for The Face to air and will you tune in?
For the longest time Tyra Banks has dominated the modelling reality show scene but it seems like that's about to change as we prepare for new rival show, The Face, to drop.
Despite the fact that Naomi Campbell has been enlisted to front the show, the response to the news was lukewarm and it's not difficult to understand why. America's Next Top Model's viewing numbers continue to flail behind the huge numbers that it used to draw in, suggesting that we're all over that show format. For The Face, then, it was important for them to introduce something new in order to get us watching and that's exactly what they've done.
Last week bosses announced that Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha have both signed on to join Naomi Campbell on the judging panel. Rather than simply judging the girls photographs at the end of each challenge, each judge will be given their own group of models to mentor and guide through the various challenges and projects throughout the course of the show.
Back in March Chanel unveiled the images from their latest book, 'The Little Black Jacket', in Tokyo and last night they brought the travelling exhibition to New York with everyone from Pharrell Williams and Zoe Kravitz to regulars like Dree Hemingway and Poppy Delevigne in attendance.
Just as a refresher, the exhibition includes a selection of over 100 black and white photographs of models and celebrities shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Each star sports the brand's classic black tweed jacket styled in different ways by Carine Roitfeld.
The exhibition opens tomorrow until June 15 over at 18 Wooster Street.
Last night the CFDA Awards, the Oscars of the fashion world, took place and in New York at Alice Tully Hall and the winners are in. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen took away the big womenswear designer of the year award for The Row, Joseph Altuzarra won the Swarovski Award for womenswear and Phillip Lim for menswear and Tommy Hilfiger was awarded the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.
Simon Spurr didn't end up winning the menswear designer of the year award, which was just as well considering all of the controversy surrounding his departure from his namesake line.
Along with the Met Gala, the annual amfAR event during the Cannes Film Festival is one of the biggest events on the calendar. Unlike some of the big award ceremonies that can often be a bit hit and miss, amfAR always attracts a good red carpet and last night, with the exception of Kate Upton, was no exception.
Diane Kruger continued her reign as one of the best dressed women at this year's event, sporting a dress from the Chanel Resort 2013 collection that was unveilved recently. Karolina Kurkova continued her love of all things gold in a beautiful Roberto Cavalli sheer sequin dress with a matching jacket but you'll pleased to know that it came sans gold blingy hat.
Interview magazine's latest editorial has got everyone talking. Crystal Renn appears alongside Karolina Kurkova in 'Strict Institution' lensed by Steven Klein. The story shows Renn as a mentally distrurbed patient and Kukova as sadistic character who ties her Renn up and abuses her and stragely, the pair are really convincing. Steven Meisel's Rehab shoot starring models like Agyness Deyn and Sasha Pivovarova in Vogue Italia back in 2007 sprung to mind.
Kanye West's fashion line was notably missing in most magazine's this season aside from the fur shoes that we reported appeared in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar Australia. While this may true, magazine's are still interesting in the man himself as this image has just been released of the rapper's first appearance in American Vogue.
In the feature, titled 'Tisci's Time', West appears along the designer's celebrity muses Liv Tyler, Karolina Kurkova, Florence Welch and Liya Kebede. His inclusion in the mix isn't a surprise. Yeezy has sported the designer's wares extensively in the past and brought him on board to design the cover art for the 'Watch The Throne' album.“I was a little bit scared,” Tisci told Hamish Bowles, “because I’m not an artist.”
New York Fashion Week started with a bang last night as the annual amfAR New York gala event took place to kick off this season's festivities. The gala, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, always see the best of fashion and entertainment come under one roof and as you would expect, the red carpet outfits were strong. Models were particularly on form last night. Joan Smalls looking incredible in a black Givenchy gown, Anja Rubik sported that much loved black and gold Gucci flapper dress and Liya Kebede broke the penchant for gowns by opting for this season's two tone trousers teamed with a white blouse.