The 4th Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards were held at the SVA Theatre in New York last night, where some of our favorite designers and their teams were honored for their tech savvy! The “Digital Oscars,” as they’re affectionately called, were hosted by Simon Doonan and Robert Verdi, who handed Diane von Furstenberg, Gilt Groupe, and Anthropologie some of the top awards of the night for their Twitter, Pinterest, videos, and more. Marc Jacobs and Saks Fifth Avenue took two honors each, and DKNY was named “Best Twitter” for the fourth year running. Congratulations, everyone! Click to see the complete list of winners after the jump. And tell us: Which of these designers to you love to follow online?
Hérve Léger by Max Azria is going to to Gilt! The label is famous for its flattering bandage dresses—which celebrities absolutely love, as you can see here—will be selling new fall 2011 styles on the flash-sale site today starting at 12 noon EST through Saturday at midnight. While the 20 dresses and two shoe styles available will not be discounted, there is an added incentive: Anyone who buys a dress will receive a $200 Gilt credit to use on any other purchase. Head to Gilt.com to start shopping today—membership is free, though you do have to sign up to access the site. For some inspiration, see all the stars who love the sexy Hérve Léger looks in the gallery.
INSTYLE GIVEAWAY BONUS! In celebration of this sale, we’re giving away three $100 gift cards to Gilt.com! Simply follow @InStyle on Twitter and watch for three different special messages today. Three cards means three chances to win. Good luck! U.S. residents only.
Congrats to our winners: Angel Dye of Irving, Texas; Jodi Brown of Lansdale, Pennsylvania; and Michelle Toma of Waterford, Michigan!
— Cheryl Brody Franklin
Gilt Groupe is expanding its Gilt City offerings to include four new locations—Atlanta, Seattle, Dallas and Washington! Now shoppers from those areas will be able to enjoy the site’s dining deals, exclusive event tickets, salon services and more. Gilt Groupe members can use their existing usernames and passwords to shop Gilt City, and the service is already available in Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
Tell us: What’s your favorite online deal shopping site?
If you’re getting hitched anytime soon (or even just dreaming about it), you must check out Gilt Groupe’s Wedding Shop, which just launched this afternoon! Brides can browse spectacular gowns from Vera Wang, Alberta Feretti, Dennis Basso and more. And don’t forget the accessories: There are killer discounts on pearls, clutches, and perhaps most importantly—bridal lingerie. Grooms are in luck too with classic suits marked down to a fraction of their retail cost—just another reason to smile as you walk down the aisle.
We reported yesterday that Target and Gilt Groupe have teamed up for an exclusive pre-sale of three of Target’s capsule collections. Now we’ve got a sneak peek at the goods that will be available starting tomorrow at noon. To shop on Gilt Groupe, you need to be a member, but don’t fret if you’re not: Sign up now, and click through the gallery to see some of InStyle.com‘s favorite pieces.
Two of our favorite retailers for discounted designer fashions, Target (with those never-ending capsule collections) and Gilt Groupe (and their sweat-inducing flash sales), are teaming up. Starting Friday at noon, three of Target’s newest designer collabs—Tucker fashions, Mulberry bags and John Derian decoupage—will be sold exclusively on Gilt.com before they’re even available in stores. Get online early, though: The sale will only last through the weekend, with limited merchandise available. If you’re too late, you can snap up Tucker’s pieces starting September 12th and Mulberry’s, October 10th. Until then, we’ll be dreaming of a less-pricey-but-equally-chic Alexa-style inspired Mulberry bag (at right).
We’ve been following Michelle Obama‘s style since she hit the campaign trail in 2008, so we’re well aware of her penchant for Moschino‘s bright artistic floral prints. Now several of the styles she’s worn are for sale on Gilt Groupe: The Cotton Floral Print Jacket in Pink Multi is selling for $499 (normally $1,480) and the matching skirt is going for $299 (normally $745). Other printed styles that would probably earn Mrs. O’s seal of approval are available as well. But hurry—the sale ends tomorrow!
Swarovski and Gilt Groupe have joined fashionable forces—today, starting at noon EST, the glittering Swarvoski CFDA Collection created for the 2010 CFDA Awards will be available for purchase exclusively on Gilt.com. (Note: if you haven’t joined Gilt Groupe yet, you’ll need to get on it before the sale goes live). The coveted, one-of-a-kind pieces from designers like Prabal Gurung (white dress, far right), Alexander Wang, Jason Wu (blush dress, right) and Dana Lorenz (necklace) are starting at around $1200 and will be awarded to the fastest-fingered online shopper. And if the pieces’ rarity doesn’t have you sold, the charitable bent will: All proceeds from this one-time sale will benefit the CFDA Foundation’s Educational Initiatives, which provide support and resources for aspiring designers at the high-school and collegiate levels.