Zac Posen took to the runway to take his final bow yesterday and confidently pumped his fist in the air as he showed his diffusion line, Z Spoke by Zac Posen at New York Fashion Week to a packed front row including Leighton Meester and Clare Danes; but unfortunately the critics are not as happy with the collection as the designer is. Vogue.com said that the collection "ranged from outlandish and flirty to downright excessive" while Fashion Wire Daily went as far as saying that it 'recalled Carnaby Street and Swinging London, albeit with an oddly trashy element.'
To Posen's credit, although the collection may not be for everyone he did dare to take a chance and show something different at a time where many designers are going minimalist.
Posen definitely didn't hold back with colour. An orange skirt was styled with a contrasting orange belt and brown jumper with orange moon shapes. Dresses came in bright pink and tops and volumous trousers came in multicoloured styles. At times the constant colour blocking felt a bit much but when Posen stuck with only one bright colour on a look, it worked, such as on a yellow dress that was styled over a nude and black top nipped in at the waist with a simple black belt.
Last night saw Anna Wintour host the much anticipated Fashion's Night Out fashion show. The show - which is New York's largest ever public show - was designed to get the public excited for Fashion's Night Out which takes place in America on Friday.
Last night Katy Perry hosted the 2010 Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Inspired by Twilight, who bagged 12 awards on the night, Perry went all Vampire-esqe donning a black leather dress, dark lips and a long black wig. Amongst the singer's six outfit changes was a prom queen look.
As if New York's Upper East Side wasn't a swish enough location for addictive TV series Gossip Girl to be filmed at, the American drama has upped its glam factor by choosing the romantic Parisian streets as backdrop to some special episodes. Arriving just in time for Couture Fashion Week, Blake Lively has already been spotted sitting front row, next to Anna Wintour, with rumours flying that the actress had been spotted modelling in the Paris Ritz Hotel, the very place the American editor-in-chief is staying.
The fleeting visit isn't about reality though - all eyes are on the characters' European wardrobes, with Serena flying the flag for St Tropez chic in floppy hats, wide legged pants and maxi dresses, whilst it's all about the prints for Blair Waldorf, be it cherry, floral, digital or all three. French actress Clemence Poesy - who makes a special cameo appearance - taught the girls a thing or two about Parisian dressing, however, when she stole the limelight by looking elegantly thrown together in a timeless beige trench with dishevelled hair.
Despite being called the new "Rachel" by the New York Times, Blake Lively wasn't the 'Gossip Girl' who ended up signing a hair-product deal. Instead, her brunette counterpart Leighton Meester was the actress to walk away with an endorsement for Herbal Essences.
The same stylist, Charles Baker Strahan, reportedly styles both long-locked actresses, and Herbal Essences keeps him on the payroll as a celebrity hairstylist. All that makes us wonder how it was Meester and not Lively who took the campaign. Not that we don't love the styles of both ladies...but this one has us scratching our decidedly less ringlet-adorned heads of hair.
It's official: Victoria Beckham has Hollywood converted. In recent weeks we've seen everyone from Elle Macpherson to Madonna to Leighton Meester wearing pieces from her collection, and it looks like Drew Barrymore is following suit.
Victoria and Drew have both been spotted in this purple strapless dress from the collection.