The Oprah Winfrey hosted party for Ralph Lauren wasn't the only big fashion event this week as Thursday night saw Simon Doonan host the Fashion Group International's 28th annual Night of Stars party at Cipriani Wall Street. Guests included everyone from Anna Sui to Amar'e Stoudemire and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Lauren Bush, Giambattista Valli, Daphne Guiness and Andrew Rosen all walked away with awards.
It’s a different time. We are now going through a period of a lot of Eastern European. It’s more about their look than their personalities. It was the most terrifying thing to do fittings with supermodels, because they would come in and look at your Polaroid board, and count how many outfits they had, what order they came out in and who were they next to. They would say things like, 'She is taller than me and I am not coming out after her,' 'How come she has three outfits and I only have two,' and 'I want that outfit.' They’d literally pull the Polaroid off the board and say they want to wear this. There was a reason they were supermodels, though. When they put on an outfit, everyone was floored.
It seems all the top designers were dreaming of the great outdoors when they designed their SS10 collections. Lagerfeld took Chanel to the country barnyard, whilst Marc at Louis Vuitton went camping. From clogs and lace to parkas and plaid, this trend has no set rules. Mix elements from the collections to form your own eclectic take on the trend. We've put together our own version of the style for you lovely readers - after that you're in the wild.
Zac Posen, the designer famed for his strong, feminine aesthetic, has been confirmed as the latest designer to channel his talents towards creating a lower-priced clothing line for Target's GO International campaign. Posen, who has been busy working on his new "urban hipster" Z Spoke diffusion line, which will hit the stores in Spring 2010 (and will see T-shirts priced at $78), has taken on the Target challenge in a bid to reach a wider audience. As yet, no details as to price points or inspirations have been confirmed, but the collection will available in stores between 25 March and 30 April 2010.
Having previously designed a one-off collection of red-carpet evening gowns, skirts and tailored trousers for Target for Australia in 2008 (in return for a free trip), we can only imagine what he will feature in this collection but we can be sure that it will sell out as fast as previous Target Designer Collaborations from designers including Anna Sui and Alexander McQueen. We have already marked it in our diaries.
It's official. Jean Paul Gaultier is following in the footsteps of leading designers like Anna Sui and Alexander McQueen by designing a capsule collection for Target.
The collaboration comes as a part of the retailer's Designer Collaboration series, in which the designers are made to choose a muse for their collection; Sui most recently chose 'Gossip Girl' while McQueen opted for Leila Moss. Now what for Gaultier? The Cut reports that 'Jean Paul Gaultier for Target pays tribute to the American woman, celebrating the forces of style both past and present in American pop culture'.
The collection is set to hit 250 Target stores across America and will also be available on Target.com from March 7th until April 11th.