8 posts tagged "Fergie"
AmfAR Inspiration Gala Honorees Announced, Calvin Klein Debuts Its Macy’s Capsule Collection, And More…-------
At the upcoming New York amfAR Inspiration Gala on June 7, Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs International, and Fergie will all be honored. WWD reports that the event will also include “an Olympic-themed men’s runway show.” [WWD]
Calvin Klein has just announced the limited-edition release of a capsule collection by Francisco Costa for Macy’s. The Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein selection of dresses will be unveiled May 15 as part of the retailer’s A Magical Journey to Brasil campaign. [Calvin Klein]
Since leaving his namesake label, Simon Spurr has not discussed his plans for the future. However, the designer recently told British Vogue, “[I'm] looking forward with great hope and excitement toward my future within the industry as a men’s fashion designer.” As for his CFDA Award nomination this year, he said, “If they don’t vote for me this year, they’re not going to next year. It’s now or never.” [Vogue U.K.]
To show off her new line of intimates (not to mention her taut body), Bar Refaeli hit the tennis courts with her racquet in hand for a short film. In the video, Refaeli runs around in just a bra and underwear. [Telegraph]
Fergie took the stage last night on American Idol in a spangled bodysuit fit for a particularly glamorous superhero. Routinely topping the Top 40 charts has its perks. But ask us, and the real superhero is the guy who painstakingly crafted the damn thing: the undersung costume designer and stylist Michael Schmidt, the go-to for celebrities looking for a few (thousand) scales, sequins, and sparkles. Fergie’s Idol suit and boots are covered in 8,500 metal scales and Swarovski crystals, each one hand-sewn. The process took three months. But no sweat for Schmidt, whose clientele (Madonna, Cher, Dolly, Janet—the glitteriest of the glitterphiles) routinely go to him for showstopping couture. Not that it’s all girls. Schmidt also designed a rope-knot sculpture for the Palm Springs branch of the Ace Hotel in 2009, and the VIP rooms of NYC’s Palladium club, where he installed black leather floors and hand-studded them in silver—spelling out in Braille (why not?) the lyrics to Iggy Pop’s “Nightclubbing.”