Michelle Harper did a Marc Jacobs this week at the CFDA Awards by turning up in this 'out-there' get up created by designer Christian Cota. If, like everyone else, you were wondering how and why that dress happened, Costa explained that he wanted to do something different and make a statement. 'I wanted to be edgier,' he explained at the Swarovski after-party when asked about the dress.
For Harper, though, it was more about being as revealing as possible. 'He wanted to be edgy and I kept screaming ‘More naked, more naked!’' she exclaimed. 'I would take off my underwear and be a little bit more naked, but that would be a no. Christian put down the law and I’m happy for it.'
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.
Last night the Lincoln Centre in New York played home to the 2011 CFDA Awards. As we knew, Marc Jacobs picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, Phoebe Philo was presented with the International Award and Lady Gaga collected the big 'Fashion Icon' gong at last night's ceremony.
Other big winners of the night include the Proenza Schouler duo who picked up the award for womenswear designer of the year. Accessories designer of the year went to Alexander Wang, Menswear Designer of the Year went to Michael Bastian and Eddie Borgo recieved the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.