The Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2012 collection was really strong and yesterday one of the pieces had their red carpet moments.
Jessica Alba chose the jacquard printed dress from the collection and teamed it perfectly with a pair of gold Giuseppe Zanotti heels to attend the 2012 Outstanding Mother Awards at the Pierre Hotel in New York.
Although Mark Fast was the only runway show that Kanye West attended at London Fashion Week, he did make a point to attend the debut presentation of Australian designer Dion Lee. This wasn't a surprise, as West is known to attend the presentations of new and exciting young designers but his attendance this time was first a different reason.
Last week Lee's team confirmed that the designer called on West to design the shoes for the collection and we're actually really impressed. The black heels are sexy but timeless and wouldn't look out of place on the feet of Carine Roitfeld or Taylor Tomasi Hill and hopefully hints at what we have to look forward to for his Fall show this week. Clearly his monthly visits to Giuseppe Zanotti's factory has paid off.
Zoe Saldana knows how to dress for the red carpet but I wasn't wowed by this look that she wore last night to attend a charity event in Beverley Hills. She was attending a charity event so a glitzy outfit would not have made sense, granted, but this Giambattista Valli look teamed with open toe Giuseppe Zanotti heels feels slightly mediocre.
It's all about a winning team seems to be the sentiment for Kanye West in the run up to his womenswear debut. We've already had confirmations that he's brought designer Louise Goldin and stylistChristine Centenera on board and now reports allege that Yeezy has bagged Giuseppe Zanotti to design the shoes for the show.
When asked about the reports Zanotti didn't give too much away. "Kanye is always here in my factory. In the last three years, he has come here maybe every month and worked with the employees 10 to 12 hours a day. He loves learning about shoes, both the design and construction, and we’ve tried to design something together." He continued: “In a couple of months, he could have his own special collection out.
As the Christmas wrapping paper is barely settling on your living room floor, we know you are already thinking about that all important New Years Eve outfit. For the fuss free option to the midnight celebrations black is best. The LBD need not be boring with this seasons obsession with sequins and metalics not to mention the return of velvet. With some envy-inducing jewellery and to-die-for shoe art, you really can't go wrong. Here's to partying into 2010 in some midnight black style.
Giuseppe Zanotti, the shoe maker to the stars, was awarded the title of Shoewear Designer Of The Year by Footwear News, the sister publication to online fashion bible, WWD. The designer, whose career spans over two decades, fought off stiff competition to walk off with the award.
Having now joined the ranks of Manolo Blahnik, who has also received the award in past, Zanotti and his legions of celebrity fans such as Blake Lively,Kylie Minogue, Beyonce and Rihanna, amongst others, will be ecstatic at the thought that his sculpted, awe-inspiring, embellished and embroidered artwork-esque designs are worthy of the accolade.
Giuseppe Zanotti recently graced the 8th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue to meet his legions of fans, be photographed by them and also to autograph the soles of their Zanotti heels. Having started out as a DJ, Zanotti acted as consultant to a number of well known fashion houses before setting up his eponymous line in 1993.
The shoe designer has gone from strength to strength and now has a celebrity following including the likes of Beyonce, Gisele, Kylie, Kate Hudson, Blake Lively and Victoria Beckham, to name but a few. In an interview with StyleList at the Saks event, the shoemaker was questioned on a range of topics ranging from his beginnings, Alexander McQueen hoof-like heels, and celebrity designers and high street collaborations and we thought it would only be fair to let you have a read of the highlights.
Macy's President & CEO Terry Lundgren, designer Diane Von Furstenberg, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Anna Wintour, Kate Hudson, Michael Kors
The much anticipated, 'Fashion's Night Out' took place last night starting New York Fashion Week off with a bang. The global initiative was created by American Vogue, NYC & Company as well as the City of New York and the Council of Fashion Designers in order to encourage people to shop again in the light of the current economic slump.
13 countries across the world took part, with stores offering customers special offers for the night.
From Dior to Armani and Taylor Momsen to Rihanna, all of the big stores and figures in the fashion and entertainment industry came out last night to support the initiative.