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Disney Does Designer


Disney Dresses

Having made their debuts in Harrods’ holiday windows last year, Versace’s Cinderella dress, Valentino’s butter-yellow Belle gown, Oscar de la Renta’s Snow White frock, and Escada’s Princess Jasmine look will go under the hammer—for charity—alongside other designer Disney-princess duds at Christie’s, on November 13. Prince Charming is not included in the auction price.

Photo: Courtesy of Harrods

The Best of Berlin


A look from Achtland's Spring '14 collectionBerlin fashion week wrapped this weekend. The Spring ’14 schedule had a few noticeable holes, with German powerhouses Escada and Hugo Boss opting to present elsewhere. But their absence only made the spotlight shine brighter on local brands.

One of the best moments of the season (along with the parade of memorable street-style experiments) was Achtland’s collection (left), which offered expertly layered garments in silk and cotton. The following day, Augustin Teboul unveiled a theatrical, and equally impressive, all-black Spring ’14 range. Models took to the runway in beaded leather leggings, cropped jackets, wrapped cardigans, and elaborate jeweled headpieces. Cult favorite Vladimir Karaleev didn’t disappoint, either, presenting a conceptual compendium of geometrically patterned fabrics and asymmetrical cuts.

Returning to Berlin from Paris this season, Kaviar Gauche turned out a futuristic, off-white collection. At contemporary art space St. Agnes, the label debuted jackets with minimalistic wave finishes, see-through dresses with floral embroidery, and leather blouses and coats. Continue Reading “The Best of Berlin” »

Berlin Fashion Week Comes to a Close


Throughout Berlin fashion week, Alonso Dominguez will report back on the best and brightest shows. To view our complete coverage, click here.

Day 4:
The last day of Berlin fashion week kicked off with Issever Bahri (left)—a young label (founded in 2010) designed by German-Turkish duo Derya Issever and Cimen Bachri. For Fall ’13, the pair put forth a minimal, neutral collection of long silk shirts and oversize knits. These were worn with black leather trousers and short skirts in wool velvet. Demure dresses brought a youthful femininity to the collection.

Over at Vladimir Karaleev, deconstruction was the name of the game. The conceptual designer sent men and women in unfinished gabardine, wool, and rubber garments down his runway. Key looks included a cream woven sweater with a mesh detail that exposed the model’s torso and a cropped see-through-plastic electric blue jacket with faux-fur sleeves.

At Dawid Tomaszewski, one of the most anticipated shows of the week, there were smoky-eyed models wearing sculptural black and dark gray looks in leather and silk. Applications like rubber patches on tights and copper-colored metallic belts and cummerbunds gave the collection a futuristic feel, while baded embroidery and carefully tailored jackets and capes were evidence of the designer’s attention to detail.

Michael Michalsky’s show—the last of the evening—was held at an off-site location. For men, there were rolled-up trousers, dark blazers, and leather jackets. Illustrator Bendix Bauer designed Michalsky’s custom Fall print, which appeared on trousers, shirts, and a suit. For the ladies, the designer showed long silk and lace dresses and skirts paired with thick coats, dark blazers, or sequined jackets. Mini polka dots covered aqua blouses and long skirts, and the black chiffon finale gown—nipped at the waist with a bowed belt—closed the show (and for that matter, Berlin fashion week) with a flash of drama.

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Kerry, Mila, And Rosario Top White House Correspondents Dinner’s Best-Dressed List


It wasn’t the political event of the weekend (that would involve Osama bin Laden), but the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was definitely the big #2 on the Washington scene. President Obama roasted Donald Trump, SNL‘s Seth Meyers roasted Obama, and Barry Diller proclaimed the evening “a ratfuck.” Success!

Honorable mention to the fashion, which, thanks to an influx of star power (and star stylists), was a highlight of the evening. Michelle Obama wore Fall ’08 Halston with Irit jewels, but the young actresses who flocked to the Hilton on Saturday went a touch more contemporary. Our favorites included Rosario Dawson, in scarlet Escada (above left); Mila Kunis in Versace (right); and Kerry Washington, in Marc Jacobs’ Chinoiserie collection for Louis Vuitton (center). Yours?

Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris / Wire Image (Dawson and Washington); Ilya Dreyvitser/FilmMagic (Kunis)

When The Saints Went Marching In


Fashion Meets Football was the name of the party, and in some cases, it seemed as if it might’ve been a first meeting. “I was quizzing people on who’s playing,” reported host (and contributor) Darrell Hartman, “and one girl guessed the Idaho Indians.” No Indians this year—the only Indians in sports play baseball for Cleveland, and Idaho doesn’t have an NFL team—but a robust crowd of designers, PR types, stylists, and everyone else we’ll soon see in the NYFW bleachers crowded into Soho House last night to watch New Orleans best Indianapolis at the Super Bowl. Around the sets, a die-hard crew of actual fans—with fellow hosts Jeff Halmos and Sam Shipley front-and-center (pictured)—sat rapt and offered direction to those of us without the expertise to follow along. Vena Cava’s Lisa Mayock, for one, was well attired for the evening, in a vintage Escada blouse printed with linebackers, but confessed that her gridiron knowledge ended there. (We remembered she’s dressed the part before.) Still, the cheers were heartfelt when the underdog Saints came out on top. Not included in that final chorus: Dawson’s Creek (and, less famously but more relevantly, Varsity Blues) star James Van Der Beek, who we’ll crown the MUP for Most Unlikely Partygoer. Like the chicken wings, he’d been there, but had long since disappeared.

Photo: Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan