There are only two days left in New York Fashion Week, and we’re bringing you the best in clothes, beauty, star sightings, and more. Vera Wang walked bold autumn florals, Rodarte made a case for tattoo socks (with biker roses!), and Vanessa Hudgens admired Jenny Packham‘s fall dresses and bags, dripping in Swarvoski crystals, backstage before the show. Click through to see more of the biggest Fashion Week moments!
Leave it to Vera Wang to give us a collection so sexy and glamorous, we want to wear it right off the runway. Fall represents a “collage of texture, pattern, color and proportion,” the designer said in her show notes, resulting in a bold lineup of origami pleated tops, iridescent dresses, and sequin-covered tunics. Pattern came into play with bold florals that work just as well for day (see the blouse/trouser combo at left), as they do for evening. As always, Wang offered up plenty of glamour girl dresses—this season, their sculptural silhouettes and eye-catching floral motifs felt cooler than ever. See our favorite looks in the gallery.
Chrissy Teigen seemed to be practicing her bridal look at the annual amfAR Gala at Wall Street Cipriani in New York last night, wearing a stunning white column by Roland Mouret. But the bride-to-be has a different designer in mind for her big day with singer John Legend. “I’m definitely going to be going with Vera Wang,” Teigen told InStyle.com at the event. “She’s fantastic. It’s going to be romantic and soft.” She wasn’t willing to give away too many details though. “I want to surprise John! It’s funny, he likes very natural—he wants you to look the same on your wedding day, he’s one of those guys. So I don’t want to do anything too crazy,” the Sports Illustrated model said. Sounds like a dreamy scenario to us!
Plus, see Vera’s most recent bridal collection. Which dress do you think Chrissy will choose?
Olympic silver medal-winning figure skater Michelle Kwan is a married woman! The 32-year-old said “I do” to fiancé Clay Pell in a Rhode Island ceremony January 19. For her big day, Kwan went with a designer she has collaborated with many times in the past to create her sparkly competition costumes: Vera Wang. “I wore so many skating dresses designed by her,” Kwan told People. “I have a long relationship with her.” The designer created a custom ivory mermaid gown for Kwan, complete with layers of silk organza and lace appliqué. “She is marrying someone whose family has a political history, and Michelle is living and working in Washington, D.C.,” Wang told People. “[The dress] had to have a certain dignity and a certain classicism, and I think it was a lot about a new way of looking at tradition.” Congrats to the happy couple!
Plus, see more couples who said “I do!”
Proof that style and affordability can be one in the same: White by Vera Wang‘s latest collection for David’s Bridal. The spring 2013 lineup—which ranges from $600 to $1,700 for wedding gowns, $158 to $198 for bridesmaid dresses, and $88 to $118 for shoes—will be available in-stores and online later this month. Including signature mermaid silhouettes, romantic ruffles, and even an on-trend pink dress, there’s something in the collection to please every bride. Click through the gallery to see the new styles.
With the holidays quickly approaching, giving back is on all of our minds, which is why InStyle caught up with several stars for our “Shining Stars” story in the new December issue to see how they support the causes closest to their hearts. We’ve got behind the scenes video with two of the celebrities featured—Leighton Meester, who works with blood cancer-focused organization DKMS America (Vera Wang introduced her to their work!), and Colin Farrell about his work with the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (his son suffers from the illness). “It’s just so simple to help,” Meester said. Watch the video above, and flip to page 447 of our December issue to get the full story—or download it on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet.
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Plus, see more causes celebs love.
Here’s a new way to put a ring on it! After successfully launching a collection of diamond bridal jewelry for Zale’s one year ago, designer of all-things-weddings Vera Wang just expanded her lineup to include options for men, too. So far, there are two band styles available from the now-bigger Vera Wang LOVE line, shown here, which feature diamond settings—with 5/8 and 1/2 carats, respectively—set in 14-karat white gold. As an extra “awww” detail, each also includes a blue sapphire as a Something Blue. (Vera Wang knows how to tug at those hormones-in-overdrive bridal heartstrings!) The first options of the men’s collection are available on zales.com starting at $2,199, and more designs will be added this fall—just in time for holiday weddings. Tell us: Do you know any man who would wear one of these?
Plus, see Vera Wang’s latest bridal collection.
In true Revenge fashion, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Conrad Grayson’s (Henry Czerny) impending vow-renewal may be a stunt, but their style is no joke! In the upcoming wedding episode, Victoria wears a stunning, steel gray Vera Wang mermaid gown straight off the bridal runway. Wang showed the dress in black at her fall 2012 show and modified the look with dove gray fabric, though perhaps the darker hue would be better suited for this deceptive occasion. Tune in to see the episode Sunday, November 4th at 9/8c on ABC.
Plus, see more memorable on-screen dresses.
— Angela Salazar