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.
Pirelli always know how to throw a good party so it should come at no surprise that they just about everyone attended the launch of their 2012 calendar short by Mario Sorrenti. As you would expect, all of the models (bar Kate Moss) that appeared in the calendar attended along with Franca Sozzani, Valentino, Ellen von Unwerth and Julianne Moore.
The last few weeks has been a bit disappointing in the red carpet outfit stakes but the Pirelli event left us spoilt for choice, naturally. Natasha Poly looked incredibly in a gold and black lace dress eith sheer panels along the top and Isbaeli Fontana got it right in a halter neck sewuin gown.
Back in October we told you that bosses at Talbot had replaced Linda Evangelista with Julianne Moore in a bid to move the brand in a new direction. The ads have finally hit the web and sees the actress appear in a denim dress in a greenhouse full of flowers.
The campaign, which was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, will feature in the March issues.
The Awards season has officially begun. Last night the Beverly Hills Hilton played host to the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. 'The Social Network' was a bigger winner on the night receiving the award for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Colin Firth and Natalie Portman won the big awards of the night for best actress and actor respectively in a motion picture drama.
Although you've probably seen some of the leaked images for the 2011 Pirelli calendar, it was officially unveiled by Karl Lagerfeld yesterday in a press conference in Moscow.
The calendar - named "Mythology" - sees everyone from Julianne Moore to Erin Wasson appear scantily clad as Greek and Roman deities all shot in Lagerfeld's studio in Paris. When asked about his idea for the concept he said:
“I wanted to do something different. I looked at all the other calendars,” he said, adding that his had a message "of timeless beauty and youth.” ... Lagerfeld described himself, slightly tongue in cheek, as “the visual version of [ancient Greek writer] Homer. I did with my camera what he did with his pen, although we understand that he probably didn't use a pen.”
Julianne Moore isn't one that you would normally associate with taking a fashion risk but she did just that this week at the premiere of 'The Kids Are Alright'. The actress stepped on in the two-tone asymmetric Lanvin dress and simple black open toe sandals. The look definitely split opinions but what do you think?
The last few seasons have witnessed a big shake-up with advertising campaigns. Gone are the 16 year old girls fronting the big brands. Instead, designers reverted back to using the 'supers' like Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, who all seemed like money well spent in today's climate in order to appeal to older women who are not the only ones with a disposable income. Case in point: last season Talbot chose Linda Evangelista to front their campaign, which marked the start of a relaunch for the brand.
However, the brand has just announced that Evanglista will not appear in their Spring/Summer 11 campaign. "Julianne Moore. I've been dying to say those two words for two months," said Talbots chief creative officer Michael Smaldone on the announcement of the new face of the brand. Many expected Evangelista to stay on at the brand for longer but it looks like Smaldone wanted something different for next season. "A lot of women recognized Linda Evangelista as a woman they knew," he explained. "The reaction was tremendously positive. We wanted it to be dramatic — we wanted it to turn a lot of heads, which it did. We were more severe on purpose … I think Julianne Moore will soften our look."