Congratulations, fashion superstars! The fashion industry joined together at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City last night for the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, the evening when fashion’s famous faces honor their peers. Among the highlights at this year’s CFDA Awards: Vera Wang received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez walked away with the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year Award, and Hillary Rodham Clinton honored her pal Oscar de la Renta with the Founders Award for making a mark on fashion. “Simply put, he is an American icon,” Clinton said in her remarks. “His style and personality have permeated our culture and shaped the industry for decades. His name alone evokes elegance and timeless beauty, and his designs give each of us a chance like we’re special too.” What a compliment! Click through the gallery to see the full list of winners.
Katy Perry (in Vera Wang) was on hand at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City to honor Vera Wang for her work supporting DKMS at the the 7th Annual Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Gala. “I’m just honored to be honored,” Wang told InStyle.com before taking the stage to accept accolades for her Share the Love Campaign with Leighton Meester, as the two teamed up to promote and sell a T-shirt with her Lovestruck fragrance with proceeds going directly to DKMS, an organization that raises awareness for blood cancer and empowers people to become bone marrow donors. “It’s impressive how many lives they save!” The evening was filled with musical performances by Jill Scott and country group Lady Antebellum, as well as inspirational speeches, including a video message from Meester, who couldn’t be in attendance. “As thankful as I am, as truly blessed and grateful that I can be to be part of the DKMS family, I can say that I am mostly motivated by the survivors. The survivors are my heroes,” Meester said in her video. To learn more about how you can become a donor head to deletebloodcancer.org. Plus, click the photo to see more.
A gorgeous piece of jewelry or a fragrant flower bouquet are each great Mother’s Day gifts, but Vera Wang is giving us a more creative option, combining both elements in her new Be Jeweled fragrance. The scent takes its title quite literally—housed in a jewel-cut flacon, the bottle catches light just like a statement-making ring, and the cluster of gems placed around the neck make this perfume a perfect topper for mom’s vanity. And although the notes of pomegranate, pink sugar, red currant, and champagne sound more like a luxe mimosa served at brunch, the fragrance proves to be just as refreshing when spritzed on. Pick up a bottle for $52 at kohls.com.
Plus, browse more Mother’s Day fragrance gifts in our gallery.
See Vera Wang’s New Wedding Dress Collection: 17 Black and White Gowns to Play on “Modern Sensuality”Apr 23, 2013 @ 8:00 am
When we caught up with Vera Wang at the Tribeca Film Festival she promised us “a whole new statement” for her spring 2014 bridal collection, and did she ever deliver! The celebrity-loved bridal designer put on a memorable and bold show for spring 2014 by mixing in black for graphic designs, from small pops like leather opera gloves to high-impact two-tone gowns and a Y-neck architectural dress, both shown above. “The collection celebrates a sense of architecture and discipline,” she told editors, adding that she wanted to “express a new level of modern sensuality.” Leave it to Vera to push the boundaries of bridal. Click the photo to see the entire show.
Celebrity-loved wedding gown designer extraordinaire Vera Wang will debut her new bridal collection during New York’s International Bridal Week, which kicks off this weekend, and it will be Very Vera—pushing the boundaries of what a traditional wedding dress really means. “It’s very experimental for us after what we’ve been doing,” Wang told InStyle.com of the forthcoming spring 2014 collection. “It’s really a whole new statement. It’s a little bit Audrey Hepburn, a little rifting on that theme. Especially the shapes. I think it’s going to be interesting.” In the past, Wang has already proven herself a bit daring in the bridal market, creating dresses with avant-garde headpieces (spring 2012), and crafting the looks in colors like red (spring 2013) and black (fall 2012). So what kinds of designs will Wang say “I do” to this year? We’ll find out Friday, the day the designer presents her new collection at her New York studio.
Plus, see Wang’s latest collection for David’s Bridal!
The Council of Fashion Designers of America announced the nominees and honorees for the 2013 CFDA Awards yesterday—and, as always, some of the industry’s most influential designers stepped out for the occasion! Last year’s Womenswear Designers of the Year, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, were in attendance at the announcement—hosted by CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Swarvoski representative Nadja Swarvoski at the CFDA Offices in New York—as was Vera Wang, who will be honored with this year’s Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. Plus, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, and Proenza Schouler‘s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez found out that they are all up for this year’s Womenswear Designer of the Year Award! Click below to see the complete list of nominees, and find out who wins June 3 when the 2013 CFDA Awards take place at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The 85th Academy Awards are only a few hours away! In anticipation of the most glamorous red carpet of awards season, we’re looking back at the 25 most breathtaking gowns in Oscar history. Click through the gallery to see all of our picks, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s sleek caped Tom Ford gown (2012) to Michelle Williams’s marigold silk-chiffon Vera Wang dress (2006). Then, stay tuned for this year’s looks when the broadcast begins at 7 EST, and keep your mouse/tablet/phone clicked over to InStyle.com for all of the up-to-the-minute updates!
The biggest pull of the Oscars isn’t the golden statues taken home by Hollywood royalty—it’s the dresses. And InStyle.com is making it easy to make your own Best Dressed List with our brand-new Make Your A-list game. How it works: We’ve uploaded photos of the most breathtaking Oscar gowns of all time to the A-List, and you can drag and drop your top five favorites into the five open slots in the top left corner—then share your list with your pals on Facebook and Twitter to start the always-up-for-debate discussion. Get started by picking your favorites from years past—and be sure to check back on Oscar night, February 24, to pick your own Best Dressed list after all the stars walk the red carpet!
So, make your A-List now!