Last night Yasmin Le Bon gave a lesson in summer dressing, as she attended the Royal Academy of Arts' annual summer party. The model chose this statement printed Missoni strapless maxi dress and finished the look off with a statement clutch and earrings by Monica Vivander in what by far was one of the best looks of the evening.
When Stella McCartney announced that she would host a special presentation at London Fashion Week, we knew it would be big and were were right.
Yesteday the British designer played host to a black tie dinner to present her winter collection in celebration of London. Guests including Rihanna, Kate Moss, Stella Tennant and Mario Testino watched Dutch illusionist Hans Klok perform a magic act with help from Alexa Chung and Ronnie Scott's Orchestra provides the music on the night.
Couture is known for drama and that's exactly what Stephane Rolland delivered yesterday as he presented his couture collection in Paris. The two men in the above walking behind Yasmin Le Bon as she closed the show were not models; they were there to support her as the dress she was wearing weighs in at 110 pounds. Just to put that into context, as Huffington Post Style notes, that's like carrying Eva Longoria on your back.
Last night Naomi Campbell played host to the likes of Ivana Trump, Carla Bruni Sarkozy and Roberto Cavalli as she staged her annual Fashion For Relief runway show in Cannes. The model - who is currently celebrating her 41st birthday - walked the runway in Alexander McQueen, Marchesa and Yves Saint Laurent and she shared the runway with Yasmin Le Bon, Rosario Dawson and Karolina Kurkova.
Despite Campbell's several appearance on the runway for the event, held at the historic Forville Market, it was Jane Fonda who stole the show. The 73 year old strutted down the runway in a beautiful gold Marchesa evening gown to a rapturous applause.
As always, the event was for a good cuase with all funds raised going directly to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan through the Japanese Red Cross.
Last night Carine Roitfeld hosted a private cocktail event at Gucci's newly renovated Rue Royale boutique and private dinner at Hotel de la Rochefoucauld Doundeauville in Paris to honour Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini. Guests at the event included Anna Wintour, Kate Moss, Mario Testino and Paolo Roversi.
In her light of her domination of the fashion world over the last three seasons, it was hardly a surprise that Phoebe Philo won big at this year's British Fashion Awards. As expected, she walked away with the Designer of the Year award, beating competition from Erdem and Christopher Kane.
Mulberry was another winner on the night recieveing the award for best designer brand, while Nicholas Kirkwood was rightly awarded the Accessory Designer Award and Nicola Formichetti walked away with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
John Galilano is never one to shy away from a muse, and this season, he picked a doozy: Maria Lani, the 1920s version of the hipster grifter (remember her?). Lani, a number of decades ago, charmed her way into the Paris art scene and got the likes of Matisse and Chagall to paint her portrait, only to make off with the art. It seems fitting, then, that each piece on Galliano's runway seemed like it glossed out of a painting.
Beaded gowns in lace and chiffon were fit for any portrait session, and we're guessing any painter would want the turquoise of Galliano's floral satin pants on the palette. The high drama typical of the Galliano runway was even better served by having legendary supermodels walk at the Opera Comique. Tried supers like Yasmin Le Bon and Angela Lindvall seemed like they could charm the art out of anyone, good intentions or not. Put together, the collection was gorgeous: one of the best we've seen this season.