In addition to dressing numerous celebs, from Sienna Miller to Liv Tyler, New York designer Thakoon Panichgul also turns his attention to charity. This month, he launched the limited-edition Masai blue and red plaid scarf, and will donate 100% of proceeds to UNICEF to benefit children dealing with famine and devastation in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. “I know we have a lot of problems out there, but this one involves lives, especially children’s lives,” Panichgul told InStyle.com. “It’s something we can all prevent, and we all should. We all should be a little bit more aware of the world we live in, of people.” Scoop up the lightweight wool scarf at Thakoon.com for $250, and watch the scarf in action in the video below. More
To celebrate five years of fabulous low-price looks from famous designers, Target presents Go International Designer Collective, a reissuing of the company’s highly-coveted pieces since the project’s inception. Target will re-release 34 looks from 17 of the project’s past designer collaborators—including Cindy Greene and Johnson Hartig of Libertine, who created this striped dress worn by Kate Bosworth, as well as Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and Zac Posen. All 34 dresses are priced under $50 and will be available March 13th on Target.com or in stores until April 10th. Click through the gallery to see all 34 dresses part of Target’s Go International Designer Collective.
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
Thakoon‘s Fall 2011 collection was a mix of artful ruffles, neon tweeds, bright plaids, and bustles. The cropped puffers, nipped in at the waist, especially caught our eye. Click through the gallery to see our favorite Thakoon looks.
— Violet Gaynor
New York Fashion Week kicks off this Thursday, and designers are making it easy for you to feel like you have a front row seat. Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson and Oscar de la Renta are just a few of the designers that plan to livestream their Fall 2011 collections, straight from the runway to your computer screen. Click through for a list of labels livestreaming their upcoming collections, plus all the details on where and when to find them online. More
In a smart move sure to please style fanatics, Target is celebrating five years of its Go International designer collections by bringing back 34 of the most iconic dresses. So for all of those goregous pieces you didn’t get, you now have a second shot. Among the 17 brands being revived on March 13 (in most stores and online for one month only) are Zac Posen, Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Erin Fetherston, and Thakoon. No word on exactly which pieces will be selected, so tell us in the comments what items you’d love to see back hanging on the racks!
— Violet Gaynor
Jessica Alba, Zoe Kravitz, Kirsten Dunst and Kerry Washington looked stunning in their one-of-a-kind Gap designs at Monday night’s Met gala, and now the amazing creations are up for auction on Gap.com! Designers Sophie Theallet (whose looks graced Alba and Vera Farmiga), Alexander Wang (who dressed Kravitz and M.I.A.), Rodarte (who outfitted Dunst and Jamie Bochert) and Thakoon (who dressed Washington and Riley Keogh) were commissioned by Gap creative director Patrick Robinson to interpret this year’s Costume Institute theme, “American Woman.” “What’s brilliant about [the collaboration] is that it’s not just about the designer, it’s about the person wearing the gowns,” Robinson told us. “If you look at them all together, it’s a beautiful blend of America.” For Robinson, the auction extends the brand’s approachable take on star style. “It’s important that people can connect with the style and with what being a celeb is like for a moment,” he said. “[The auction] is more of a personal way to experience it.” Gap’s gala gown auction runs from May 5 to May 31.
In honor of the upcoming American Woman-themed Met Gala, all-American retailer Gap (who is sponsoring the event) asked four top designers to create original red carpet gowns for some of the celebrity attendees. So who gets to wear these custom creations? Jessica Alba and Vera Farmiga will wear Sophie Theallet for Gap; Zoe Kravitz and MIA will wear Alexander Wang for Gap; Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Bochert will wear Rodarte for Gap; and Kerry Washington and Riley Keough will wear Thakoon for Gap. “It’s been thrilling to watch some of today’s greatest design talent as they prepare their interpretation of today’s modern American woman,” said Patrick Robinson, event co-chair and head of Gap Global design. The unique gowns will be auctioned off from May 4-31 at gap.com/gownauction (all proceeds will benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art) and on display at Gap’s Fifth Avenue pop-up shop. Also available at the special store will be limited-edition T-shirts ($35-$45) inspired by the themes of the exhibit: The Heiress, The Gibson Girl, The Haute Bohemian, The Suffragist, The Patriot, The Flapper and The Screen Siren.