7 posts tagged "Lincoln Center"
Today, it was announced that Michael Kors will be the 2013 recipient of the Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Award for Artistry of Fashion. The designer will join the ranks of previous winners such as Oscar de la Renta (who received the honor last year), Karl Lagerfeld, Dries Van Noten, and Alber Elbaz. Kors, who founded his namesake sportswear label in 1981, will be feted at a luncheon at Lincoln Center on September 4.
“I am a great fan of the ballet, and it has always been my dream to design costumes for the New York City Ballet and to work with Peter Martins, who has been a friend for over 30 years,” Valentino Garavani tells Style.com. “I was used to working with the same people for decades, so this collaboration is a new experience for me, and it has been fantastic.” Tomorrow night, with the ballet’s fall gala, the iconic designer’s dreams will come to life on stage at Lincoln Center. He’s spent months creating roughly 25 costumes for four out of the five ballets, two of which are set to make their world premiere tomorrow night. Before the curtain goes up, Valentino gave Style.com an exclusive look at the making of the dramatic organza pieces he’s made for the dancers. Watch the video above.
“I’m trying to make the process of getting dressed a little simpler,” New York-based designer Norisol Ferrari tells Style.com. “You don’t want to have to fuss—I am a busy woman and I can’t be looking to see where my blouse is all the time. I have to look smart from morning until I get to dinner.”
It was that personal need for smart, transitional separates that inspired the Venezuela-born designer to launch her namesake bespoke line in 2009. “I had been looking for the perfect coat, and after searching everywhere I just decided to make one. The first day I wore it, I walked out of my apartment and I had a woman chase me down the street asking me where I got it—within three weeks I had three custom orders,” she says. Since launching with a ten-piece collection, her luxe but functional jackets have caught the eye of Maxfield buyers (where the lines is sold exclusively) and high-profile women alike.
On Tuesday, Ferrari is set to roll out her latest collection at Lincoln Center. She already gave Style.com a look at what’s to come: “Pockets in absolutely everything—I thought a lot about that,” she says. “My motorcycle jacket has an iPad pocket, seriously.” The jackets come in strong, masculine men’s fabrics, tempered by lace, stretch silk, and organza tailoring details, a combination inspired by “Jean Harlow meets Tina Turner in Mad Max,” she explains. Ferrari has a sharp eye for detail and a strong understanding of a good fit, and it shows in her work. As she continues to grow as a designer, she is one we have our eyes on.