Despite being tired after just arriving back from the Paris shows, everyone made sure to attend the Juicy Couture masquerade party last week. To celebrate the launch of their collaboration with blogger Fifi Lapin, guests enjoyed special cupcakes and chocolates designed in Lapin's signature illustrations along with champagne a good mix of old school 90s r'n'b along with new Rihanna and David Guetta.
This morning, the New York Fashion Week partly calendar instantly got a lot less interesting. If you've ever been to an Alexander Wang party before, you'll understand why the news that he is will no host an after-show party this month isn't making fashion folk happy.
In the past he's had everyone from Santigold to Courtney Love perform and of course, who can forget his carnival themed party full of bumper cars, bouncy castles and fairground games that he hired out to celebrate his S/S11 collection. But it's not all doom and gloom as his PR confirmed that the parties will be back in September.
Terry Richardson has worked for everyone from H&M to Pinko toRolling Stone magazine. Most recently, the photographer has been in the limelight for the sexy editorial he shot which featured Abbey Lee Kershaw, Magdalena Frackowiak, Eniko Mihalik and Freja Beha Erichsen touching each other all scantily clad.
Despite Abbey Lee praising him recently, it looks like Rie Rasmussen does not share her sentiments. "He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of. They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves," she told Page Six. "His 'look' is girls who appear underage, abused, look like heroin addicts...I don't understand how anyone works with him."
The drama didn't end there. At a recent party in Paris, she decided to voice her opinions to him directly. "I told him what you do is completely degrading to women. I hope you know you only [bleep] girls because you have a camera, lots of fashion contacts and get your pictures in Vogue," she said. "Instead of arguing with me, Terry ran out of the bar. Then the next day, he called my agency and complained I called him names in front of clients in Paris. It was the most cowardly thing I have ever seen."
Eighties power dressing is back, and along with it, the luxe fabric that was so prominent during the dynasty decade. From shoulder padded party dresses, to laid back quilted jackets, it's time to unleash the velvet vamp. Seen on the catwalks of Chloe, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, velvet is already gathering momentum amongst London's fashion elite. With the upcoming party season, this statement look is sure to thrive. Not confined to women's fashion, this trend is also set to storm men's wardrobes; velvet blazers and bow ties being the key pieces.
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.