Joan Smalls doesn't just work with Riccardo Tisci — she calls him family. Last night at the CFDA Awards, Smalls — who wore a dress from Tisci's yet-to-be-unveiled Resort 2014 collection last night — said she was there to support the designer as he won the International Award for his work at Givenchy. Smalls also talked about her love for Linda Evangelista and attending the awards with Michael Kors last year.
"Winning takes care of everything," claims the latest Tiger Woods Nike ad, but in reality, his comeback hasn't been so simple. After he crashed his Escalade over Thanksgiving 2009, Tiger's brand was in free fall thanks to the ensuing sex scandal. An apologetic press conference nor a trip to sex-addict rehab seemed to solve his image problem right away. And to make things worse, he suffered injuries and losses on the golf course. But now, more than three years later, Tiger's image has improved, he's on the verge of signing a major new contract with Nike, and he's the No. 1 golfer in the world going into the US Open, which kicked off yesterday. Tiger's slow climb into the public's good graces offers a study into the art of a celebrity comeback. Let's examine it step by step below.
The "comfortable glamour" dress code remained a constant at Marc Jacobs, right down to the return of the silky pajamas motif. And this time around, the relaxed silhouettes on top came paired with glittering jackets and dainty floral-printed A-line skirts; or were traded in altogether for looser, albeit shimmery, evening dresses.
Instead of hinting at the season ahead, Jacobs's Resort 2014 felt like a reinvention of past collection favorites. Think hip-slung skirts and crop tops á la Spring 2013 and slinky slip dresses from Fall 2013 to start. But with the "old," came the new, and the Resort tone took hold in punchy Breton stripes (present on everything from oversize-lapel coats to mini tank dresses) and lug-sole, crisscross sandals — a not-so-subtle play on Summer's go-to nautical theme.
A closer look at Marc Jacobs Resort 2014, here in the gallery.
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What's it like being a well-known fashion designer? At last night's CFDA Awards, Michael Kors said he likes the "nice notoriety" of his fame, and said he was thankful he doesn't have to deal with paparazzi. He and his date, supermodel Karolina Kurkova, also shared what they plan on doing — and not doing — over the Summer.
A more romantic version of Tory Burch came through in her Resort 2014 collection, and the result gave real reason to look forward to packing for the next jet-set getaway. For the designer, it was all in the art of duality, of juxtaposition, and of harmonious (if not unexpected) pairings.
"How do you take a Moroccan hat and a painting by Édouard Manet and make the combination work? Resort 2014 celebrates the spirit of the mix, where inspirations play off each other in different textures and prints," said Burch. In as much, you'll find painterly florals paired with jeweled embellishments as easily as you would pleated chiffon with a novelty hat. Burch aimed for a feminine yet far-flung feel where accessories were concerned, introducing patterned low heels, beaded straw bags, and cutout cuffs.
Miranda Kerr popped up in NYC today showing off not one, but two stylish cap-sleeved dresses. The first was a sexy, pink Hervé Léger by Max Azria bandage dress, which she jazzed up with a pair of coral pumps. The second look, which she wore to a Gillette Venus appearance in Times Square, was of the daintier kind: a yellow, lace knee-length Reem Acra number with classic black pumps. With both ensembles, the model proved that there's a cap sleeve for everyone and Summer is the perfect time to find yours. Inspired by Miranda's ensembles, we set out to find the best cap-sleeved dresses on the market. Shop them below.
In his first interview since his 2011 dismissal from Dior — which also happens to be his first-ever sober interview, too — John Galliano spoke with Vanity Fair about the addiction that consumed him, the anti-Semitic remarks he made in a Paris cafe, and the road to recovery in the two years since his firing. The exclusive interview, which also pulls from a range of sources, including Galliano's friends Kate Moss and Oscar de la Renta, as well as members of the Jewish community, will be available in full in the July 2013 issue, but until then, a few highlights below.
On his anti-Semitic outburst: "It's the worst thing I have said in my life, but I didn't mean it. . . . I have been trying to find out why that anger was directed at this race. I now realize I was so f*cking angry and so discontent with myself that I just said the most spiteful thing I could."
On his excessive drinking and drug use: "I was going to end up in a mental asylum or six feet under."
On his first phone call in rehab: [Galliano called Bill Gaytten, who stepped in as creative director of the John Galliano label.] "Bill said, 'Do you realize what you've f*cking done?' and I said 'Kind of.' But I still didn't. I couldn't say yes. I just couldn't. And those were the last words we shared. That's someone I've known for 30 years. Even now I'm still learning every day how many people I hurt."
On the last two years: "It sounds a bit bizarre, but I am so grateful for what did happen. I have learned so much about myself. I have rediscovered that little boy who had the hunger to create, which I think I had lost. I am alive."
We wish Queen Elizabeth II a royal anniversary fit for a queen! The British monarch is celebrating 60 years since her coronation today with a service celebration attended by Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton. Over the past six decades, Queen Elizabeth has witnessed much change across the world and in her own family, while always remaining a constant herself. To mark her anniversary, here are some little-known facts that will help you get to know Queen Elizabeth II. And if you'd like to know more, check out must read Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith.
There's no denying that the unofficial honorees of the CFDA Awards are the ones who come arm in arm with the designers. Whether it's a relationship based on loyalty and friendship (looking at you, Karlie Kloss and the ladies of Cushnie et Ochs) or one that gives way to jaw-dropping jewels (Sofia Vergara in Lorraine Schwartz, anyone?), or just best friends at it again (Alexander Wang and Erin Wasson), date night rarely looks this chic.
A closer look at all the designers with their dates, here in the gallery.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: no one throws a party like the fashion industry. After last night's CFDA Awards, the industry gathered at a collection of afterparties that brought together designers, models, and celebrities alike.
Swarovski hosted an official afterparty at the Top of The Standard at New York's Standard hotel, where nearly everyone who walked the red carpet was spotted. Karlie Kloss blew kisses at the camera, while Prabal Gurung simply smooched his date, Candice Swanepoel, on the cheek.
Vera Wang celebrated her Lifetime Achievement Award with her own party, where she spent time with old friends like Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Anna Wintour. And Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci celebrated his International Award with his friend Carine Roitfeld — who stars in and styled his latest campaign — along with Jessica Chastain, Kate Upton, and Kate Foley. A look at all those pictures and more, straight ahead.
— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski