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Public School Takes the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s Top Honor

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Dao-yi Chow, Maxwell Osborne

Tonight in New York, industry insiders and supporters such as Julianne Moore, Christina Ricci, and Diane von Furstenberg gathered at Spring Studios for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s annual gala. Earlier this year, the decade-old initiative, which provides financial support and mentorship for emerging fashion talents, selected ten semi-finalists for its 2013 prize. And this evening, following a speech by Tom Ford, on-the-rise menswear label Public School, designed by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, took the top honor. “We’ve been having such a great year, we were happy just to be here with you,” said the designers during their acceptance speech—and they weren’t kidding about the great year bit. The pair also took the 2013 Swarovski Award for Menswear at the CFDAs in June. “To say we’re tremendously humbled is an understatement,” added the winners, who were chosen by a committee that included Reed Krakoff, David Neville, Marcus Wainwright, Anna Wintour, and Jenna Lyons, among others.

The runners up, too, expressed their excitement. “Being in this room and on this stage [with Tom Ford and Julianne Moore], I want to stay here forever,” said second runner up, jewelry designer Mark Alary. Juan Carlos Obando, who was named as the first runner up, offered some heartfelt words of gratitude. “The word thank you is very small. I found a word that is really true. It’s I love you, to all the judges.”

Photo: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com

Runway to Red Carpet: Glamorous Gowns and a Double Dose of Denim

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Kate Hudson in BalmainBetween parties, premieres, and Natalia Vodianova’s Love Ball, it was a busy week on the red carpet. On Sunday night, Christina Ricci attended the premiere of The Smurfs 2 in New York wrapped in a green patterned sheath from Thom Browne’s Resort ’14 collection. In Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, Tilda Swinton showed up at the premiere of her film Snowpiercer in an oriental-inspired gown fresh off Valentino’s Fall ’13 Couture runway. That same evening in L.A., Hart of Dixie star Rachel Bilson attended the CW, CBS, and Showtime Summer TCA Party in a shimmering white dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Lovelace made its debut in New York on Tuesday night, and the film’s leading lady, Amanda Seyfried, walked the red carpet in a ruffled denim cocktail frock from Givenchy’s Resort ’14 offering. Kate Hudson (left), too, donned a denim look this week. She turned up to Wednesday’s premiere of Clear History in L. A. wearing an embroidered quilted mini from Balmain’s Resort ’14 lineup. It would seem that denim—with its sophisticated new spin—is well on its way to becoming a new red-carpet favorite.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

Photo:Gregg DeGuire / WireImage

Masked Ravers And A Summer Soiree

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Christina Ricci at the Fresh Air Fund galaIt was New York’s first sticky evening of the season last night, so guests were glad that the Fresh Air Fund gala, held at Pier Sixty’s waterside venue, offered just that. Fresh Air Fund provides inner-city children with summer experiences out in the country, and the evening’s cause had guests talking about their own summer rituals, then and now. Richard Chai had a family camp in Connecticut growing up, and whenever Thakoon Panichgul gets out of the city, he’s an avid gardener. Christina Ricci recalled, “I worked as a child, so I didn’t spend a lot of time going to camp!” Except for once—who could forget Wednesday Addams’ stint at Camp Chippewa?

A few blocks up Eleventh Avenue at the McKittrick Hotel, Leigh Blake hosted a private performance of Sleep No More to launch her charity Act V’s new initiative, EndGame: The Global Campaign to Defeat AIDS, TB, and Malaria.

After the performance, the vodka started flowing, and a rave broke out in the McKittrick great hall. The venue had everyone in a noir, voyeuristic mood, and many guests—like Simon Doonan—chose to keep their Sleep No More masks on while dancing. “It is important to wear a mask when you get to my age and you haven’t had a face-lift,” joked Doonan. Before hitting the turntables, Chelsea Leyland, too, weighed in on the party accessories. “I feel like I’m in a Stanley Kubrick film,” she said. “Makes me want to be naughty.”

Photo: Taylor Hill / Getty Images

A Brad Brad Birthday

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The party last night may have been at No. 8, but for Brad Goreski’s birthday, thrown by Kate Spade, the magic number was 35. Not that guests like Christina Ricci and Christian Siriano could easily tell from the stylist’s boyish, bespectacled good looks, whose silhouette was printed on napkins and helium balloons, and black Dsquared² tuxedo jacket with sequined lapels. “I picked this out in the showroom,” he said. “Isn’t it cute?” Goreski, who paired it with a matching sequined vest and glittering shoes, is indeed one of the rare birds who could pull off the look.

Others, given the August humidity, had gone for more casual ensembles. Alejandro Ingelmo was in a simple cotton T-shirt, though he seemed ready for finer fall fare. “I can’t wait for the temperatures to drop so that I can wear more clothes,” he said. With September only a few weeks away, conversation naturally turned to work. “There’s not really summer Fridays anymore,” Ingelmo observed. Siriano, nearby, chatted about his upcoming TV projects.

And Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, where Goreski consults, is doing double duty this week. Tonight, Kate Spade unveils a collaboration with Garance Doré. “I’m such a huge fan of her photos and particularly her illustrations,” Lloyd said. “It’s completely aspirational for me—this idea that these women can just walk out their door and be so effortless.” With Doré’s eye in mind, the capsule collection includes classically chic handbags, frocks, and a seasonless trenchcoat, perhaps some of which will make it into Lloyd’s Rio de Janeiro wardrobe. The company is opening a store there this month. “The big thing is what to pack!” Lloyd said, just before a birthday cake was pulled out, accompanied by a couple of drag queens. “Brad and I have been going over our outfits,” she added. From the look of the birthday boy and the performers, surely sequins would do the trick.

Photo: David X Prutting / BFAnyc.com

Plus-Ones: Who’ll Be Arm-In-Arm At The Met On Monday

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Last night’s model-packed dinner for Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing reminded you of what you already knew: The world is in town for Monday’s Met gala. Rousteing had flown in from Paris for the occasion, as had his fellow designer Anthony Vaccarello, also in attendance. And so, too, had some of the runway’s top models, who are fitting the gala in between their hectic shooting schedules. So who’s going with whom?

Rousteing revealed that he’s taking Joan Smalls as his date, though he couldn’t say what she’d been wearing: He made four dresses, and Joan will make her own pick. Vaccarello is taking Anja Rubik, who closed his Fall ’12 show. Constance Jablonski, who spent dinner tête-à-tête with Kasia Struss, will be with Haider Ackermann. And Karlie Kloss, fresh from shooting in Bahia, will accompany Jason Wu. “He comes up to about my waist,” the Amazonian model said with a laugh. “But it’s his own fault. He picks the shoes!”

In other Met news, Roland Mouret will bring Doutzen Kroes, and Chanel will bring Gaspard Ulliel, the French actor who is the face of its Bleu de Chanel fragrance. Nordstrom’s table, hosted by Pete Nordstrom and Jeffrey Kalinsky, will seat several of the nights heavy hitters: Alexander Wang with Azealia Banks; Erdem Moralioglu with Arizona Muse; Rachel Zoe with Karolina Kurkova and Zoe’s husband Rodger Berman; and Thakoon Panichgul with Christina Ricci.

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com