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April 21 2014

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52 posts tagged "Zac Posen"

Blasblog: Only The Essentials At A La Perla Party

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Back in January, during the haute couture shows, Liz Goldwyn told me that in these times of economic strife she’s only investing in the thing that means the most to her: designer lingerie. And then she added that she was working on a top secret jewelry line for a “very important fashion house,” which she would announce later this year. That led me to the somewhat obvious conclusion that the modern lady is only looking for two things in her life: good intimates and fun bling-bling. On Tuesday night, both were on offer at La Perla’s Meatpacking District outpost, where girl-about-town-turned-jewelry designer Genevieve Jones hosted a preview of her fall line. “If I could, that’s all I would wear—fancy jewelry and fancy panties,” Jones sighed. Joining her were the likes of designers Zac Posen and Elise Øverland and fellow fashion friends Sophia Hesketh, Bonnie Morrison, and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. “I didn’t expect it to be such hard work,” Jones said of her design forays. (She also does accessories; Kate Moss has been carrying a black leather tassel bag of hers for months now.) “But it’s so rewarding, and something I have a genuine passion for.” Passion was a theme: Restoin-Roitfeld said that she was returning to the scene of her own crime just by entering the store. “I was just in here before I went to Europe and spent so much money on sexy things,” she smiled.

 

 

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Designers, Editors Split On Damrosch V. Bryant

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Fashion week’s 19-month imminent move to Lincoln Center has, unsurprisingly, proved polarizing. Zac Posen? For. Anna Sui? Against. What say you, Style Filers? Is the cultural cachet worth the schlep? [WWD]

Do you need to “restore your faith in capitalism’s simpler pleasures,” i.e., buy something? The Brooklyn Flea, in its new cold-weather location, may just charm you into it. [NYT]

Ricky Gervais’ plan to return Paris Hilton to the United States in exchange for Victoria Beckham is brilliant. And it must be stopped. [The Superficial]

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a fashion line? And it will be at the tents? The mind reels. [WWD]

Photo: clockwise from left: Marcio Madeira, Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMullan.com, Maria Valentino

Wear (Or Carry) Your Love For Obama

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It’s not exactly a secret that the fashion industry has a crush on the Obama presidency. Now, more than ten American designers have turned that adoration into what they do best: clothes and accessories. Sales of the official merchandise will help fund next week’s inaugural festivities. Zac Posen offers a cheeky take on formalwear, screening a bow tie and the inauguration date onto a charcoal tee. Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch both created eco-friendly canvas totes, while Alexander Wang went bold with a white scarf emblazoned with “CHANGE” in block letters. All items, which will be on sale through February, are priced under $70. They’re available online and at the Presidential Inaugural Store in Washington, D.C., at 625 E St., NW.

Earrings For Spring: More Is More

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Stow that chunky necklace in your jewelry box. Bold earrings are the next, um, big thing (click for slideshow). On the Spring runways, they came in diamond barbell form at Jil Sander and in eighties retro plastic fan shapes at Proenza Schouler. Rachel Comey took a more-is-merrier approach, piling lobes with a mix of vintage-inspired clip-ons that she plans to sell in five-packs. Other designers played with scale. Zac Posen’s massive door-knockers grazed his models’ shoulders. Only Marc Jacobs’ over-the-top tribal-chic hoops for Louis Vuitton were bigger. If you’re going to part with some of your carefully hoarded cash come spring, it better be for something that makes a major statement.


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Uma Thurman Sheds Her Mask

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A promise of debauchery lingered in the air at the Young Patrons of Lincoln Center’s fifth annual fall masquerade. Upon arrival, every guest was given a carnivalesque means of hiding their face. Later on, there were the Belvedere Jell-O shots. In the end, though, the only major breaches of decorum came from honoree Zac Posen and Uma Thurman, who breezed in a mere half-hour before the party ended.

Thurman, it must be said, looked stunningly svelte in a white Posen gown. During her presentation of the evening’s arts-education award to Posen, she shed some light on the designer’s upbringing: “He grew up in a Soho loft, where he was exposed to the creative process of his father, where dinner conversation centered on artistic endeavors, and where his older sister Alexandra would lead Zac, apparently, in elaborate dress-up dances,” she intoned, coyly lifting her mask to her face. “One can only imagine!”

On her way into the party, held at the Time Warner Center’s Allen Room, Gossip Girl‘s Nicole Fiscella revealed it was her first time at a masquerade ball. Not that she was ready to slap on any old mask, of course. “It has to be gold. That’s what my stylist said: If it’s not gold, don’t take it.” Subliminally, Posen may have been thinking the same thing. When he exited the stage, he accidentally left his award on the podium.

 

 

 

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