H&M's partnership with Maison Martin Margiela isn't the only shock collaboration being announced this week. Today Kohl's confirmed that they are starting to partner with designers to offer affordable designs and first up is Narciso Rodriguez. WWD reports that the designer, most known for outfitting Michelle Obama on election night back in 2008, has signed on to create a one-off collection for the retailer that will drop this winter.
The announcement is unexpected because it marks Kohl moving in a new direction. They're known for working with celebrities having worked with Jennifer Lopez and Lauren Conrad on lines but aside from their partnership with Vera Wang, they haven't really teamed up with designers before. So far they haven't released information about what can we expect but since their partnership with Rodriguez kicks off their new designer collaborations, I'm sure it will be good.
The cast of 'Gossip Girl' have made no secret of the fact that they plan to officially fly the nest soon and this week it became clear that that time is a lot sooner than what we all had thought.
The CW Network confirmed that the sixth season of the show, which is currently on air, will be it's last and has been shortened meaning that there are only eleven episodes left. So far Chase Crawford who plays Nate Archibald is the only person who has spoken out about the news. 'For me, it's going to be...tough to leave New York City and it's definitely an end of an era,' he told Us Weekly. 'It was college for everyone really.'
Vera Wang has been a busy lady. Not content with working on a menswear line, yesterday the designer confirmed that she has created a full-blown make-up range. The collection comes under her Simply Vera by Vera Wang line for Kohl's so will be made available exclusively for them.
Unlike many forays into beauty, Wang has opted not to ease herself in slowly and instead, has produced a range that features just about everything you need. The collection features everything from primers and mascara to great eyeshadow tones and lipsticks all ranging from $16.50 to $39.50. But that's not the end. Wang hinted that she's already working on expanding the collection to include nail varnishes and colour palettes.
Yesterday Kate Middleton joined the Queen on the start of her Diamond Jubilee tour and stepped out in this peplum jacket styled over a dress both by LK Bennett. The peplum silhouette was everywhere for S/S12 - think Vera Wang and Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy - and showed no sign of going away in the fall shows too and definitely won't now the Duchess has sported it. That said, though, the look didn't work. While the silhouette is designed to create the illusion of curves, it actually only emphasised just how thin Middleton really is.
As we count down to tonight's Oscars, we have compiled some images of some of the best red carpet moments we've had over the last few years.
Naturally Hilary Swank's Guy Laroche dress that she wore to accept the Best Female gong for 'Million Dollar Baby' is in the list, alongside Nicole Kidman in that red Balenciaga halter neck dress that she wore in 2007 and that breathtaking Atelier Versace gown that Penelope Cruz wore back in 2007.
Last season marked quite a departure at Vera Wang. Where her older collections were the perfect combination of feminine utility wear, for S/S12 she channelled all things sheer and romantic. Despite the criticisms about the change, Wang shows no signs of budging. The sheer floaty dresses appeared again but this time came in black rather than the bright block colours that she showed in September. While are perfect for the red carpet - think Solange Knowles in that white and purple S/S12 one that she wore to Anna Wintour's Obama benefit - the everyday pieces are not necessarily the most practical pieces for woman on the go.
Wang was clearly aware of the concerns so introduced enough new pieces to subdue her critics. The show opened with some great nude looks such as a sleeveless coat with oversized lapels and a selection of great structured black looks like a high neck jacket and an over-the-knee length dress and low slung kick flare jeans with the same effect.
Nicole Riche in Julien Macdonald; Diane Agron in Giles; Emma Stone in Lanvin; Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen; Salma Hayek in Gucci; Lea Michele in Marchesa, Debra Messing in Monique Lhullier; Mila Kunis in Dior; Sofia Vegara in Vera Wang
Early last week Vera Wang confirmed that she's just signed a licencing deal with Men's Wearhouse to launch a line of men's formalwear and this week more information is beginning to surface about the details.
Named Black by Vera Wang (her David's Bridal line is called White by Vera Wang), the line will feature men's tuxedos as previously reported, and will hit stores in late spring with prices starting at $219.99.
When you think about wedding gowns, Vera Wang is the first name that comes into your mind, right? Over the years her designs have become the most sought-after dresses for women's big days so it only makes sense that she's spreading the love to men too.
According to WWD the designer is working on a new line of tuxedos exclusively for The Men's Warehouse, the same producers of The Situation's men's formalwear line. Although neither party is yet to confirm the news, industry insiders report that the partnership is a done deal.