4 posts tagged "Liza Minnelli"
Maybe designers just have Polar Vortex on the brain, but judging by the couture catwalks, it seems that furs are here to stay even for warm weather. For all intents and purposes, the counterintuitive trend was started (as so many are) by Miuccia Prada when she showed colorful fur coats and stoles on both Miu Miu‘s and Prada‘s Spring ’13 catwalks. The furry fad continued for Spring ’14, when Michael Kors, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, and, once again, Mrs. Prada swathed their models in fuzzy tops, scarves, and jackets.
Fast-forward to Spring ’14 Couture, where Donatella Versace proposed a cotton-candy-hued fur stole, as well as a lush violet coat, on her catwalk. Bouchra Jarrar also jumped on board, presenting models wrapped in haircalf and fur vests. “Oh, anything goes on the couture runways,” they’ll say. But hear this: Scorching furs are becoming prime red-carpet fodder, too. Just ask Liza Minnelli. Despite the fact that it was 84 degrees in L.A. on Saturday, the enduring style icon arrived at the SAG Awards in a snuggly fur-trimmed cape. Anyway, we thought we’d start spreading the news…
2013 marks the fortieth anniversary of Le Grand Divertissement è Versailles, the runway battle royal that took place in 1973 between French fashion houses (Givenchy, Dior, Ungaro, Yves Saint Laurent, and Pierre Cardin) and American designers (Halston, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Klein, Stephen Burrows, and Bill Blass). Held as a fundraiser to restore the palace, the evening was attended by everyone from Andy Warhol to Princess Grace of Monaco, and, in addition to a bevy of couture, featured performances by the likes of Liza Minnelli and Josephine Baker (above).
But aside from being, perhaps, the most epic runway spectacle to date, Versailles marked the first time African-American models took a prominent place on the European fashion stage. Last night, in honor of the anniversary, and in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Fashion Institute of Technology hosted a screening of Deborah Riley Draper’s 2012 documentary, Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution. And the historic event’s stars, like Pat Cleveland (below, right), Billie Blair, Norma Jean Darden, and Bethann Hardison, among others, turned out for the film and a lively panel discussion. Continue Reading “French Castle, American Story” »
Actor Vincent Gallo is the new G-Star. The indie film star has been tapped by the line as the face of their Fall ’11 menswear campaigns, along with British actress Gemma Arterton, who was also in the Spring campaign. [WWD]
Actor and artist Dennis Hopper died in May 2010, but this month, his collaboration with Vans that started roughly 18 months ago finally hits Urban Outfitters stores. The ten-piece collection of boots, jackets, and graphic T-shirts featuring some of his photographs was completed by his daughter and the Hopper Foundation. [WWD]
We’ve already seen the multiple new covers of the latest issue of Love, featuring young, new faces like Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld. But the latest shoot to hit the Web features a star of slightly more vintage stock: Liza Minnelli, shot in black leather and fur by Terry Richardson. [Vogue.U.K.]
Julianne Moore reprises a recent role: the face of Talbots. The redheaded actress will be the star of the retailer’s Fall ’11 campaign, having first appeared in the label’s campaign for Spring ’10. [Racked]