Celebrities clad in designers’ creations will crowd Monday’s Met Gala red carpet to celebrate the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. China: Through the Looking Glass, examines the “impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion” and showcases “how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries.” The exhibition runs from May 7th to August 16th and sets Western fashion to the backdrop of Chinese art, showcasing the concepts carried-over.
Sources confirmed to E! News Kim Kardashian choose a custom Givenchy gown by Riccardo Tisci to wed Kanye West in Florence, Italy. Kanye wore a Givenchy tuxedo. Tisci also dressed baby North West in a one-of-a-kind creation dress to match her mothers.
A paparrazzi picture of the dress has begun to circulate twitter. The dress appears “Kate Middleton-esque,” with lace sleeves and an intricate veil . However, the sheer panels at the waist and the figure-hugging silhouette keep the look Kardashian-sexy. [Read more…]
Fashion powerhouses like Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs teamed with Warner Brothers Consumer Products to dress one-of-a kind Dorothy, Glindia, and Wicked Witch of the West dolls. Their high-fashion versions of The Wizard of Oz frocks will be auctioned on e-bay to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s “there is no place like home initiative.” The 22-inch Tonner-Collection Dolls debut their Seventh-Avenue designs at The Fashion Institute of Technology during New York Fashion Week. Other designer brands in the collaboration include: Jenny Packham, Trina Turk, Chris Benz, BCBG, Hervé Léger, Carmen Marc Valvo and “Scandal” costume designer Lyn Paolo alongside Kerry Washington.
“I like clothes that are not so strong that they carry me—I’d rather carry them,”
Barbara Walters told In Style’s Claire Stern during her farewell reception Thursday night. Unlike the public figures she interviews, swaddled in stylist-creations of designer-donated duds, Walters managed her own dress during a reign that set both the precedent for women to win headlining interviews and the fashions to wear to conduct them.
The AmfAR Cannes Gala, considered the social highlight of the Cannes film festival, announced a ‘red’ themed Paris fashion show on May 22. After a black and gold presentation last year, planner Carine Roitfeld returned to the color symbolic of the fight against AIDS with a runway show dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. Roitfeld told Women’s Wear Daily, “She [Monroe] searched for love all her life, and I think she would have been a big supporter of the foundation.”