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July 30 2014

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4 posts tagged "Anne Vyalitsyna"

New York Is Burning

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Anyone who has seen the seminal documentary Paris Is Burning or tried to “strike a pose” like Madonna is familiar with voguing—the gender-bending posing that flourished during the late eighties and early nineties with New York’s “ball culture.” Last night, W Hotels paid tribute to the “legendary” underground movement by putting on its own Love Hangover Ball—a voguing competition—in support of amfAR and World AIDS Day on December 1. Hosted by Kelly Osbourne, the walk-off drew a crowd of club kids and fashion fixtures, including models Karlie Kloss, Anja Rubik, Anne Vyalitsyna, and Lily Donaldson, and designers like Richard Chai, Zac Posen, and Prabal Gurung.

“I used to go to all the voguing balls back in the day,” said Simon Doonan, who judged the event alongside a panel that included Fergie, Mickey Boardman, and Jason Wu. Wearing a fur coat and a necklace constructed out of Liberace charm bracelets, Doonan reminisced about the old days. “I knew all those people and houses: the Xtravaganzas, the House of Dorian Corey, the Mizrahis. The level of style and preparation that went into the balls is beyond description. Drag queens would still be painting on their lashes at 10 p.m., and the balls would take hours and hours, going until 3 or 4 in the morning. Hopefully that won’t be the case tonight.” W‘s style director Edward Enninful was also a judge and voguing veteran. “I’m a huge fan of voguing. Growing up, it was a very important part of all our lives,” he said. “It’s a great art form. It’s glamorous. It’s fashion. I think the new generation is really inspired by what it represents.”

Speaking of the new generation, Donaldson and Kloss were just babies during the fad’s heyday, but were quickly swept up. By the end of the performance, both girls were pounding their fists on the makeshift runway, finger-wagging, and yelling, “Work!” When asked to compare her posing abilities to the divas onstage, Donaldson enthused, “These girls are on a completely different level. I wouldn’t stand a chance against them.” Perhaps Pat McGrath summed up the evening best: “Drama, drama, drama. Fierce, fierce, fierce. Realness.” Amen.

Chess To Impress: Steven Meisel Shoots Prada’s Fall 2012 Campaign Video

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Continuing with Miuccia Prada’s “virtual princess” theme from her Fall 2012 show, Steven Miesel shot the ad campaign as a fantastical chess game. Here’s your first look at the accompanying campaign video, featuring models Vanessa Axente, Magdalena Frackowiak, Madison Headrick, Elza Luijendijk, Iselin Steiro, and Anne Vyalitsyna. Check, mate. The video debuts on Style.com, above.

All Aboard For Jeffrey Fashion Cares

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Despite 20 mph winds sweeping through Manhattan last night, designers, celebrities, and models flocked to the U.S.S. Intrepid for Jeffrey Kalinsky’s annual Fashion Cares fundraiser to benefit various AIDS and LGBT charities. Never mind the chill, models like Irina Shayk and Jessica Stam turned out (flaunting barely-there frocks) to bid on the silent and live auction items (tickets to Madonna’s MDNA tour and an all-expenses-paid trip to Barcelona among them) and, of course, to check out the hot male models strutting down the runway. “I came to support the male models,” said a sun-kissed Shayk, who was fresh from Miami’s Winter Music Conference, wearing a sheer Alexander Wang neoprene mini. An equally bronzed Anne Vyalitsyna revealed it was strange attending a fashion show not as catwalk strutter. “I went to Kanye West’s show in Paris and that was my first time sitting in the audience,” the Russian beauty said before taking her seat at the show. “This is only my second time seeing a show because I’m still trying to rock the runway myself.” Vyalitsyna’s slimming tips for the male models, who were rumored to be donning skimpy Speedos? Red wine: “It dehydrates the body and makes it more sculpted and ripped before a shoot,” she told Style.com.

But it was not all about gratuitous abs. Joe Jonas professed his excitement about seeing the clothes while honorary chair Chloë Sevigny, dressed in head-to-toe Proenza Schouler, didn’t even know there was an all-male show. “Does that mean there will be a lot of cat-calling?” the actress-cum-designer asked. “I don’t mind,” she added slyly. “I love going to basketball games more to admire the players’ physique than the game.”

At the auction close, Kalinsky proudly announced that the event, which drew over 1,200 guests, had raised over $610,000. His favorite part of the evening? “When it’s over,” the shopkeeper confessed to Style.com. “I’m going to find a piece of pizza, go home, and watch the rest of Mad Men.”

Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky / BFAnyc.com

The New Swiss Miss, More Angels Among Us, And More…

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Mary Katrantzou (pictured) is the latest winner of the Swiss Textile Award, beating out fellow finalists Adam Kimmel, Juun J, and Duro Olowu for the €100,000 prize. Last year’s winner, Alexander Wang, was on hand in Zurich last night to present Katrantzou with the award, which will go toward developing her line internationally. [WWD]

The Victoria’s Secret runway show hits New York City next week, and more and more details are emerging about the 30-odd models who’ll tromp down the runway. Constance Jablonski, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Donaldson, and Anne Vyalitsyna—a first-time Angel this year—will all be part of “A Night of a Thousand Fantasies,” this year’s show. [Fashionologie]

Kell on Earth may be no more, but People’s Revolution PR queen Kelly Cutrone won’t stay off the air for long. She’s just announced via Twitter that she’s signed on as a correspondent for Dr. Phil, where she’ll no doubt provide a saltier brand of tough love than the good doctor’s usual platitudes. [;@peoplesrev]

Attendees at the Fashion Delivers gala in New York this week were treated to a surprise appearance by a very big-name guest: Madonna. The Material Woman (née Girl) stopped by to praise the evening’s honoree, Iconix Brand Group CEO (and Kenneth Cole’s brother) Neil Cole, for his charity work, including with her Raising Malawi organization. [WWD]

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