As the Chief Creative Officer for BCBGMax Azria, Lubov Azria has successfully maneuvered the fashion industry to become the leader of one of the biggest brands in the business. And just as her professional achievements evoke admiration, so does her dedication to supporting and encouraging women. Today, Azria spoke at the S.H.E. Summit in New York City, a conference dedicated to highlighting women role models and encouraging women to pursue their own definition of leadership. Before she took the stage, we caught up with the designer to talk about what success really means, how to achieve work-life balance, and breaking through those pesky glass ceilings. Scroll down read her exclusive Q&A with InStyle.com. More
Heather Graham has gone around the world to promote The Hangover Part III, and she’s packed a much more conservative wardrobe than her movie character, Jade, ever would. For the Paris premiere, she wore two-tone Talbot Runhof; for the London premiere, she chose a black gown by Max Azria Atelier; for the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show—where she witnessed the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion—she chose a Black Halo jumpsuit; and for the Los Angeles premiere, she picked Herve L. Leroux in, fittingly, a jade hue. Which look do you like best? Tell us by voting in the poll below!
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For a collection inspired by nature, Herve Leger by Max Azria’s fall runway had some serious street appeal! ”Every season when we start, we start with the bandage, and what we could add to it,” creative director Lubov Azria told InStyle.com. “This time, we were inspired by the textures found in nature, like lilypads and ocelots. We just went for it.” In turn, the looks ranged from cropped tops and pencil skirts to sparkling cocktail numbers, with additions of sheer jersey crewnecks and fox fur “sweatshirts.” To add extra urban jungle appeal, each design—whether studded, sequined or harnessed—was fittingly topped off with a black baseball cap. See our favorite looks in the gallery!
As New York Fashion Week officially kicks off, we’re expecting to see a lot of the season’s biggest colors on the runway of all the hottest designers. Red is already on our radar—but it’s not the only color designers like Max Azria favor when they’re dressing some of the most beautiful women in the world. “Of course, the number one color for 2,000 years is black and white. It’s classic,” the designer told InStyle.com. Click through the gallery to see more designers’s favorite colors!
On Sunday night’s cliffhanger episode of ABC’s Revenge, following an “accident” that occurred during Amanda’s baby shower at the Grayson Manor, younger sibling Charlotte Grayson (played by Christa B. Allen) waited at the hospital with Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) for an update on the condition of Amanda and her baby. Staying true to her youth and penchant for pretty things, Allen’s character wore a sweet and delicate lace dress for the festive gathering turned tragic affair—and we’ve found it! The girlie number is BCBGMAXAZRIA‘s Willa Lace Cocktail Dress in tapioca, available now on bcbg.com for $338. And while we’re fine leaving the drama to the small screen, we’d gladly take this piece home!
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Did you ever wonder what top designers tell their A-list clientele before they grace the red carpet? With New York Fashion Week kicking off today, we caught up with everyone from Jenny Packham to Max Azria to find out! Click through our gallery to learn the fashion advice they share with the stars—and now, you!
Even with a handful of celebrities at the BAFTA Awards and Grammys, Fashion Week didn’t slow down a bit! Fergie and Molly Sims watched Diane Von Furstenberg’s fashion show (center and right), Zac Efron and Joe Jonas stopped by the Calvin Klein menswear show, and Tommy Hilfiger had a star-studded front row. Plus, Max Azria (left) and Thakoon showed choker necklaces, while Tory Burch modeled her latest collection. Click through the gallery to see photos of the hottest beauty, accessories, fashion and stars from day five at Fashion Week.
— Heather Viggiani, with reporting by Grace Lee, Kristin Studeman, Lauren Tumas and Nakisha Williams
From long, flowing shirtdresses to body-skimming skirts, Max Azria‘s Fall 2011 collection was rich with menswear fabrics mixed with feminine shapes in flattering earth tones. Click through the gallery to see our favorite Max Azria looks.
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