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July 29 2014

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13 posts tagged "Oprah"

Prabal Gurung: “The Vision Gets Clearer Every Season”

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The Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation awards, announced this morning, gave seven lucky designers a cool $25,000 to put toward their Fall 2010 shows. Among them: our pal Prabal Gurung (pictured, a look from his standout Spring 2010 show, on which the win was judged). We caught up with the Nepal-born designer for a few words on his runway debut, his red-carpet fans, and a few starlets (sadly unnamed!) who don’t quite measure up to the PG standards.

Congrats, Prabal, on your award. What can we expect from the Fall 2010 collection?
It’s like I always say: From one season to the next, it’s an evolution, not a revolution. Whatever I do in one season, I can do better, and I want to get to a point where it reaches perfection. The vision gets clearer and clearer every season. But it’s going to be the same idea: beautiful fabrics, lots of draping and tailoring, an old-school way of making clothes done in a modern way. But it’s my first runway show and it’s definitely going to have a little bit of attitude.

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The Fashion Set Fêtes Precious

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This year’s little movie that could is shaping up to be Precious, the inspirational tale of a supremely disadvantaged teenager in eighties Harlem. The curious crowd that dropped by last night’s Cinema Society screening for a preview included Donna Karan, Agyness Deyn, and Tommy Hilfiger, the evening’s sponsor.

Sure, it’s a big deal now. But before the game-changer known as Oprah, who signed on as executive producer after the indie film’s Sundance triumph, the fate of Precious was less than certain. “I didn’t know if it would just end up on Netflix, with us having the premiere at my mother’s house,” cast member Paula Patton said before the screening, which took place at the Crosby Street Hotel. She was in a buoyant mood, despite a dress that looked just about ready to pop. “It’s too tight to find out, but we’re pretty sure it’s Tadashi Shoji,” Patton joked.

Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, and (in a bravura turn that’s surprised just about everyone) Mo’Nique round out the cast. Although none of them came by last night, the film’s breakout star, Gabby Sidibe, cruised through the after-party, and Colin Powell (not exactly a regular at movie premieres) made a surprise visit. What does it mean when a little movie comes with so many big names? “It means the movie better show and prove,” offered Terrence Howard. Judging from the responsive audience last night, this one is doing both.

Photo: BILLY FARRELL/PatrickMcMullan.com

Westwood Fakes, What To Wear To Your Next Job Interview, And More

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Knockoff Speedy bags are old news. In London a trial date has been set for three people accused of selling counterfeit versions of clothing Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren were selling at their store Sex in the seventies. What’s next? Faux Fortunys? [WWD]

One star sighting that might slip by the Japanese paps at the Bryant Park tents: Oprah’s Dr. Oz Garcia. He’ll be around to hawk his Arizona Rx Energy Fast Shots, a concoction of green tea, vitamins, and minerals. No word on whether he plans to take in a show or two. [WWD]

In other Oprah news, the talk show queen announced Whitney Houston will be the featured guest on the premiere episode of the show’s new season, airing September 14. Bone up on your Houston trivia with our latest Beauty Icon feature. [People]

According to The Wall Street Journal, your wardrobe could play a key role in whether or not you land a new job. The paper advises dressing conservatively. Time to stow the jumpsuits, fashionistas.[WSJ]

Photo: Marcio Madeira