Last week I wrote about the prevalence of cropped tops in the S/S12 shows and anyone that read the post will remember that I've officially sold into the trend. Based on these images from Coachella over the weekend, our favourite models and celebrities have embraced it too. Rihanna went full out with a tiny 'Peace' top from Topshop and Chanel Iman tapped into the trend by rolling a simple t-shirt up. My favourite look definitely comes from Dree Hemingway, though, who went for a more subtle version sporting that red peppers cropped top and midi skirt from the Dolce & Gabbana S/S12 collection.
We've been talking about it for the past month and yesterday finally saw Victoria's Secret host their annual catwalk show. Kanye West and Jay-Z were the suprise performers of the night in addition to Maroon 5 and Nicki Minaj who had both already been confirmed.
Guests at the after party ranged from Donna Karan and Carine Roitfeld to Nicky Hilton and Lala Vazquez and Joan Smalls gets my vote for the best dressed Angel on the night.
Despite Milan Fashion Week being in full swing, yesterday evening wasn't about clothes as Milan hosted the third annual amfAR Milano event. This years's chairs include models Eva Herzigova, Heidi Klum and Bar Refaeli and guests included Chanel Iman, John Legend, Roberto Cavalli and Giovanna Battaglia.
Last night the Lincoln Centre in New York played home to the 2011 CFDA Awards. As we knew, Marc Jacobs picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, Phoebe Philo was presented with the International Award and Lady Gaga collected the big 'Fashion Icon' gong at last night's ceremony.
Other big winners of the night include the Proenza Schouler duo who picked up the award for womenswear designer of the year. Accessories designer of the year went to Alexander Wang, Menswear Designer of the Year went to Michael Bastian and Eddie Borgo recieved the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.
Back in November, American Vogue did a similar shoot called 'Asia Major' championing the top Asian models in the business, but are such attempts merely a gimmick, or is it actually a positive step forward? Without sounding cynical, was the American Vogue editorial simply an attempt to appeal to the one international market relatively unaffected by the economic crisis, rather than an being an attempt to diversify the representation of models in the magazine?