Here’s What the Few Occupiers Who Actually Showed up at Calvin Klein Had to Say About the Fashion Industry
Even though Occupy Wall Street fell brief of its initial objectives for a rally held outside yesterday’s Calvin Klein show, they did offer a a lot more academic soundtrack to show-goers waiting for seating assignments in the dreary rain. If you ask us, it was sort of a nice change of scenery from the 300+ shows just before it—fashion week would finish as it often does with Calvin Klein, so why not go out with a bang?
The affiliation’s original plan was to march in droves from the internet site of their former encampment at Zucotti Park, all the way uptown to the web site of Calvin Klein’s two runway shows held in the Garment District. They vowed to paint the eyes of 99 fashion sector insiders in red—in honor of the UC Davis students who were doused with pepper spray late last year, and if that fell brief they would operate to shut down the label’s 3pm showing.
Turning the corner onto the show’s 39th street location, we were expecting to be hit with a drum circle of Occupiers screaming out political verbiage to an uninterested crowd, but had been instead greeting by precisely two slight protesters who stood on the opposing corner: A conservative Virginia native, and a 37-year-old from the Bronx with glittered dreadlocks and a fox-trimmed overcoat named Felix Rivera-Pitre. Rivera-Pitre contended that, “Calvin Klein has no background in social justice, [his AIDS charity perform] is a lot more like a mirage, a way for him to get away from paying taxes, and [his recent donation to FIT] does not have any meaningful impact. It is funding an market that makes the difference among the haves and haves not much more clear.” The Virginian, who wished to go unnamed, added, “The fashion globe encourages individuals to invest funds on items they don’t require rather of feeding hungry people. That doesn’t save the world.”
Lara Stone was out and about this week to celebrate her new role as the face of Mercedes-Benz.
Even though the model’s added an auto campaign to her repertoire, she’s nonetheless a fashion girl initial and foremost. Turns out the blonde Dutch truly framed her wedding dress.
“Riccardo Tisci produced me these stunning dresses and he produced me this gold sequined one particular I wore at the party right after my wedding,” Stone told us at Lincoln Center. “And it’s absolutely my favored one. We’ve got it framed and it’s hanging beautifully. It is a piece of art.” At least we know which side of the fashion as art debate Stone stands on. Even though of course, if Tisci made us the dress at left, we’d want to see it everyday, too.
I may have a problem with color… mostly that my closet has none of it. It has gotten so bad that my mom has officially said she will no longer buy me clothes if they are navy blue, black, or gray. I’m not entirely sure what my problem with color is, but I have definitely gotten myself into a rut. Perhaps I’m just afraid of color? Mostly, I just don’t know where to start.
Welcome to the Jungle! From frock stars to rock stars, fashion’s finest shed their pretension to jam. The chic set closed out the week with a smashing show at Hiro Ballroom. DeLeon Tequila, along with Nur Khan, brought Guns N’ Roses to the stage as part of the DeLeon Tequila Rock Lounge series and Nur Khan Electric Sessions.
Not ones to wait for something, some of the industry’s top rated editors spent the whole evening eagerly anticipating the iconic bands’ arrival. Margaritas flowed as VIPs tricked in to stake their claim on a prime table. Sienna Miller, Evan Rachel Rood, and Olivia Wilde held court with their respective beaus downstairs, whilst Matt Damon, Chelsea Clinton, Justin Timberlake, and Taylor Momsen took over the balcony. Jimmy Fallon, Jared Leto, Kellan Lutz, Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda circulated the space to mingle with other stylish attendees.
Even though the crowd was up and cheering by 11, it wasn’t until soon after midnight that the room started to rock Guns N’ Roses didn’t disappoint and kept the power high ’til right after 2am. What a way to send off the season!
When the fall winter 2012 2013 trends impose you drama and somber attitude and your major target group is the Red Carpet population, what’s left to do? Turn to the masters of drama, of course! Marchesa Fall Winter 2012 2013 was a reinterpretation of McQueen and Givenchy couture collections, pale shades of correct drama softened up for Red Carpet (over) use. And, make no mistake, if the style dot com reports are appropriate, the Fashion Week audience was swept off of their feet by this Marchesa catwalk!
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Luxury womenswear designer Ralph Rucci has reportedly met with bankruptcy lawyers regarding a attainable Chapter 11 filing, according to the Post. That he’s suffering financially is not a large surprise, thinking about he canceled his show this season (he held studio appointments rather), but his circumstance sounds dire: According to sources, he owes a lot more than $ 6 million to suppliers and lenders, on best of $ 1 million in private taxes.
Need a post-fashion week giggle? Well here you go.
Presenting, Sh*t Fashion Girls Say During Fashion Week–a hilarious portrayal of all the stuff that comes out of fashion people’s mouths during NYFW. And from, “Ugh, I can never get a cab!” to “Oo, Are you going to the after party tonight?” the new video totally nails it. Plus, Derek Blasberg is in it, so it’s kind of like the essence of fashion week all bottled up in less than three minutes.
And, as much as we hate to admit it, we’re completely guilty of uttering some of these things. (What, sometimes, we really can’t get a cab!) Although we’d also like to nominate “Hey lady!” and, “How are you surviving fashion week?” for the next installment.