Now this is what I call an exciting partnership!
And it’s a great opportunity if you’re an American Express Cardmember.
The global payments company is partnering with acclaimed fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.
Together, they’ll present a unique runway show for Cardmembers on Wednesday, February 18 at 9:00 PM during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Apparently, the designer is taking a new, never-been-done before approach to the runway and creating an opportunity for Cardmembers to experience a multi-season selection of her sought-after designs.
Want another reason to be excited?!
It’s hosted by André Leon Talley, editor-at-large for Vogue magazine.
Those attending the event will have access to the coveted floor seats under the tents to view designs inspired by von Furstenberg’s Spring/Summer 2009 ‘Rock Goddess’ Collection and a special look at some of her Fall 2009 Collection shown only to industry insiders just days before. (Suh-weeet!)
Invitations to this memorable event are on sale. Just four per Cardmember, though; don’t get carried away. 😉
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The Monterey Peninsula once again became a fashion hub as Lexus and Vogue returned with The Lexus Fashion Preview at the 58th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The next generation of young American design talent showcased exquisite creations and cutting edge looks at the show during the premier invitation-only fashion event.
The Lexus Fashion Preview was hosted by Vogue’s Fashion News/Features Director, Sally Singer.
It revealed the collections from the finalists of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund, the industry’s intense search for talent who will emerge as the next great American designers.
In addition, the couture collections shared the spotlight with Lexus’ sleekest automobiles, including the LF-A Roadster concept vehicle.
If “The Devil Wears Prada” were a reality show, it would be STYLISTA.
That’s what the folks at The CW are saying about their new show, Stylista.
The reality flick follows 11 fashion enthusiasts elbowing one another for a coveted job with the Elle mag editorial team.
But the fall-premiering show set to air Wednesdays at 9 is getting a thumbs down from at least one major fashion commentator.
Nymag.com’s blog, “The Cut” gives a scathingly honest review.
In the few clips we saw (you can watch more here and here), it became immediately apparent that Stylista will be carefully constructed to mimic The Devil Wears Prada. Slowey’s office vaguely looks like Meryl Streep’s from the film, and when Slowey enters it, she carelessly flops her coats onto one of two assistant desks outside, just like in the movie.
It highlights in a painfully obvious way how desperately Elle wants to be Vogue. And it’s uncomfortable.
I’ll admit it, with the promotional spots in full swing on The CW, good reviews or not, I’m still curious about what Tyra Banks and Ken Mok (of ANTM fame) have cooked up for this one in their roles as executive producers.
Be your own judge and watch the preview here.
Reuters is reporting that 20-year-old supermodel, Ruslana Korshunova, known for covering Elle and Vogue, has apparently committed suicide.
All we ask is “why?”
A 20-year-old woman identified by local media as Kazakh supermodel Ruslana Korshunova plunged to her death from a Manhattan apartment on Saturday in an apparent suicide.
Police said only that the woman was discovered dead in front of an apartment building in downtown Manhattan, near the financial district and the South Street Seaport tourist area.
Korshunova had graced the covers of European editions of Elle and Vogue and walked the catwalks for designers including Betsey Johnsonand Jill Stuart.
Witnesses described seeing her plunge from a ninth-floor balcony in the building on Saturday afternoon.
Local media, citing police sources, said there was no sign of a struggle inside her apartment and that Korshunova was believed to have leaped to her death.
A friend told The New York Post, however, that Korshunova had just returned from a modeling job in Paris and seemed “on top of the world.”
“There were no signs,” the unidentified friend was quoted as saying. “I don’t see one reason why she would do that.”
Korshunova, a native of Kazakhstan, had been profiled in British Vogue in recent years as a new face to watch, and she was featured in ads by Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs,Christian Dior and DKNY.
A spokesman for Korshunova’s agency, IMG, which also handles Heidi Klum and Kate Moss, said “We’re shocked and our heart goes out to her family,” the Daily News reported.
Thinking about cutting your fashion expenses?
You probably won’t be able to.
At least that’s what Vera Wang’s saying.
In a Vogue interview, Wang indicates she’s not too concerned with the global credit crunch.
“Fashion is an expendable commodity, but it also brings such joy and fantasy and fun to women’s lives. For that reason, fashion will prevail ultimately,” says the New York-based designer.
Such is her optimism, she has confirmed her label is pushing on with the scheduled opening of various new stores this year.
“This plan was made about two years ago,” she tells HERALDEXTRA.COM. “There’s no question that many people in fashion have felt the repercussions of the recession. I’m thorough about looking at the sell-through. I feel fairly optimistic that by the time they get done, hopefully the economy will be on the rebound.”