40 posts tagged "Swarovski"
The last time we saw the Swarovski-encrusted capsule collection created by the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Award nominees, it was on display in the window of Bergdorf Goodman. The CFDAs have come and gone, but those one-off pieces can be yours—provided you’re a dab hand with the mouse. On Wednesday, items from eight of the nominated designers (Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Simon Spurr, Richard Chai, Eddie Borgo, Alexander Wang, and Dana Lorenz) will go on sale on Gilt Groupe. Prices begin at $1,200, but the proceeds go to a good cause, the CFDA Foundation’s educational initiatives. With items like Alexander Wang’s Rocco bag (pictured)—its bottom dotted with Swarovski crystals—and only one of each on offer, we think they may just set a record for fastest online sellout ever. You had a good run, Momofuku Ko. Continue Reading “From Bergdorf’s To Your Browser” »
Nine designers nominated for Swarovski Awards at the CFDAs last night—Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Richard Chai, Patrik Ervell, Simon Spurr, Eddie Borgo, Dana Lorenz, and Alexander Wang—and nine studio visits in Swarovski’s new short film Brilliant. (Bonus for the numerologists: Swarovski has been sponsoring the award for nine years, too!) Directors Josh Melnick and Xander Charity visited each of the designers for a quick snapshot of where they work, what they do, and what inspires them to do it—everything from the fifties to Siouxsie. Check out the exclusive debut, below.
PLUS: To see the winners of the three Swarovski Awards—and all of the evening’s other awards and honors—click here.
One of the ironies of Michael Jackson’s death at 50 is that he had been back on the radar for so many people lately, fashion watchers included. Just yesterday there was the news that the King of Pop would be outfitting himself in hundreds of thousands of Swarovski crystals at his upcoming sold-out London concerts. There were the paparazzi pictures of him in Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy creations. And, of course, there were Christophe Decarnin’s much-photographed spangled band-leader jackets for Balmain, inevitably reminiscent of the one Jackson wore on his Grammys victory lap for Thriller. In fact, the star’s long career was almost as full of influential fashion moments—the white socks and black loafers, the red leather motorcycle jacket, the infamous single sparkly glove—as it was chart-topping hits. Here, some of Jackson’s most memorable looks.