August 31 2014

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9 posts tagged "Oprah Winfrey"

Fashion Features on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List


Miuccia Prada takes a bow

Forbes released its 2013 list of the world’s most powerful women earlier today, and on it were social and political movers and shakers: Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Oprah Winfrey; megawatt stars: Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Gisele Bündchen; and one or two surprises (Shakira at number 52, for example). But fashion’s power players held their own against heads of state (Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel came in at number one), businesswomen, and celebrities alike. Miuccia Prada (58), Diane von Furstenberg (74), newly crowned billionaire Tory Burch (69), Anna Wintour (41), and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts (52) all earned much-deserved spots on the list. Hats off to the industry’s—and the world’s—leading ladies.

Photo: Pierre Verdy/ Getty Images

Tory Burch: Bona Fide Billionaire


2013 is looking rosy for reigning queen of prep Tory Burch. On New Year’s Day, news broke that she had settled the seemingly never-ending legal battle royal with ex-husband Chris Burch. And today, Forbes announced that this very settlement—or, specifically, Chris Burch’s move to sell his 28.3% stake in Tory Burch LLC—has helped make Ms. Burch a Billionairess. According to Forbes, Tory’s stake in her company is now worth at least one billion dollars (or, if you’re tabulating in Burchier ways, think about 5,128,205 pairs of Revas). The Upper East Side favorite will join the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Meg Whitman on the 2013 Forbes World’s Billionaires list, out this March.

Photo:Stephen Lovekin/ Getty Images

Models In The Aisles, Jane Again,
Ralph Lauren’s Return To TV, And More…


Is Naomi Campbell set to help Kate Moss down the aisle? In a new interview (with, admittedly, one of the U.K.’s most incorrigible tabloids), the supe won’t say she’s Kate’s bridesmaid—but she won’t say she’s not, either. Developing! [Vogue U.K.]

And speaking of weddings, model Lily Aldridge and Kings of Leon rocker Caleb Followill tied the knot last week. In case you missed it on Friday, here’s Lily’s custom Vera Wang gown. [@Styledotcom]

Jane Pratt—the eponymous Jane behind Jane and the founder of the much-beloved Sassy magazine—is back with a new Web site: What’s in: Pepto-Bismol facials, nude bodysuits try-outs, and her usual blend of grabby headlines and measured snark. What’s out: Internet phenom Tavi, who was reportedly involved at an earlier stage in the site’s development. []

The latest of SHOWstudio’s fashion films is now online. Ruth Hogben—the longtime SHOWstudio collaborator who’s made memorable films for the likes of Gareth Pugh—takes on Giles Deacon’s Fall ’11 Feral Lace collection for the house of Ungaro, with an assist from Katie Grand. [SHOWstudio]

Apparently, when Oprah calls, “no” is not an option. In the final days of her closing season, Winfrey will interview Ralph Lauren—despite the fact that he hasn’t given a TV interview in 20 years. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang

From Brooklyn To Hollywood, An Update On The Costume Institute’s American Women Show


Art lovers may be counting the days until Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens on April 27, but fashion types have already inked May 5—the opening of American Women: Fashioning a National Identity—into their Erdem-designed 2010 Smythson agendas. (A lucky few will join Anna Wintour, Oprah Winfrey, and Gap’s Patrick Robinson for the Party of the Year on May 3.) What to expect? “I decided to take a more interpretive and conceptual approach to American Women,” curator Andrew Bolton said at the Director’s Press Luncheon today. The show, which is drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met, considers Yankee style not through specific arbiters of style, but through broader archetypes such as the heiress, the flapper, and the suffragette that emerged between 1890 and 1940. The show closes with an examination of the screen siren because, according to Bolton, she is the apex of American style and glamour. “Women all over the world base their ideal of beauty after her.”

Photo: Eugene Robert Richee, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Maria Pinto Joins the Club


Designer Maria Pinto isn’t new to the fashion game; she’s been at it long enough that some of her loyal supporters, who flew in from Chicago, showed up to her Spring presentation wearing “vintage Maria Pinto.” The designer is new to the CFDA, however, and she was in town this week to celebrate. The Windy City native, you may recall, first found herself in the public eye when Michelle Obama stepped out in her dresses during the presidential campaign. Oprah Winfrey and Marcia Gay Harden are also big fans. Inspired by Argentine tango and polo players for Spring, Pinto revealed 30 looks composed of soft chiffons, stretch wools, and buttery leathers. Their clean lines and architectural bent make sense, as she studied painting and sculpture as a student. Although she’s moved on to fashion design, she’s a big art collector, focusing on emerging artists. Does she have a favorite? Lately, she said, she’s been eyeing a sculpture by Ira Sapir. “He came into town for this party, so now I’ll probably have to buy one!”

Photo: Courtesy of Maria Pinto