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Francisco Costa on Saying No to Tom Ford, Accidentally Getting Into FIT, and Ignoring the Met Gala’s Punk Theme
This past weekend, the fashion crowd made its annual pilgrimage to Savannah, Georgia for Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)’s senior fashion show–and this year I had the pleasure of being a part of it.
Aside from the talented graduating students themselves, the weekend’s man of the hour was Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa, who came in straight from Cannes to receive the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award on stage before the show began. Additionally, the SCAD Museum of Art staged an exhibition (in Talley’s namesake gallery) of his spring 2013 collection as well as several of his most iconic red carpet looks–including Katie Holmes’s Met Gala dress (see photos taken with my iPhone below).
Earlier that day, Costa also sat down with former Essence EIC Constance White for an on-stage discussion about his career. In need of even more Costa time, I sat down with the designer–who is refreshingly sweet and humble–in the sun-drenched lobby of the Andaz Savannah, where we chatted about Savannah, his own fashion education, career challenges, future collaborations and celebrity dressing–including his experience outfitting a few A-listers for this month’s Met Gala.
The Kardashian kamp has landed in legal hot water again–this time with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, of all people.
According to the New York Daily News, New York state has threatened to sue Rich Soil, the t-shirt company owned by Khloe Kardashian‘s husband Lamar Odom, if it doesn’t stop selling the t-shirt at left.
The state has sent a letter to Rich Soil, demanding they halt all sale and advertising of the offending t-shirt, and disclose profits made. If the company fails to respond, they’ll be facing legal action.
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We’re On Cannes Watch: We’re keeping track of all the fashion that’s walking the annual Cannes Film Festival red carpet. We identified 10 international style stars to watch out for and spotted some interesting things—like Julianne Moore’s crazy tortured-looking feet in platform stilettos!
Though We’re Still Reeling From All The Met Gala Madness: Gwyneth Paltrow just can’t seem to stop sipping the haterade on the event, as evidenced by this photo diary. But despite having the worst time ever, the actress featured the Gala on her website, goop—and may have given a clue as to why she had such a crappy night. And to clear up the Vivienne Westwood snubbing incident, Billy Norwich speaks up—as well as dishes on what really goes on at the Gala after everyone has moved away from the red carpet.
We watched the finales for New Girl, Scandal, and The Office (sniff) this week. Between finale season and upfront season (where networks present their potential new shows to advertisers and analysts), the small screen is taking center stage right now.
TV is arguably better than it’s ever been, and so are its characters’s hair. And YouTubers, those die-hard denizens of DIY, have noticed. You can look like any of your favorite leading small screen ladies thanks to the high-quality tutorials that are out there.
Dying to try out a complicated Game of Thrones Daenerys Targaryen braid or get that flowy Russian spy mane that Keri Russell sports in The Americans? Whether you’re a vintage maven like Megan Draper on Mad Men or a modern New Girl, YouTube has you covered.
The international talent at Singapore’s Audi Fashion Festival is impressive: Carolina Herrera opened the event, Hussein Chalayan will close it. Friday’s schedule featured Tsumori Chisato. And Saturday brought Peter Pilotto, the London-based designer whose lauded collections are just as much about the fabrics and detailing as they are about his memorable computerized prints.
I spoke with Pilotto–whose six-year-old brand is on the cusp of some big things—just after the show.
Fashionista: Why did you decide to show in Singapore?
Peter Pilotto: [Upscale designer boutique] Club 21 is such an important partner for us here. They’re doing really well with the brand, so we always wanted to come here. When we got the invitation from the festival, we were so happy. I mean, apart from the fact that we’re presenting resort 2014 in two weeks in New York. That was the only doubt. But Christopher [De Vos, Pilotto's designer partner] said, “No, you have to go.” So he’s in London at the studio, working on resort.
Tired of the endless stream of extravagant gowns at Cannes? Yeah, neither are we. But, we felt bad for the step-and-repeating celebs who don’t happen to be in the south of France right now. And they deserve some attention: Liberty Ross looking hotter than ever in Dior? AnnaSophia Robb looking adorable in one of our fave designers Katie Ermilio? Can’t miss.
Click through for that and the rest of our 10 best dressed of the week (Cannes excluded)!
The Savannah College of Art and Design’s (SCAD) School of Fashion is one of the best in the country, and the student fashion show is an event that we always look forward to. Last year’s senior fashion show left us seriously impressed with the students’ skills, and we have no doubt it will be even better this year.
We’re returning to SCAD to cover the runway show staged by the School of Fashion’s class of 2013. Along with the students’ designs, this year’s show will also feature the presentation of the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award to Calvin Klein women’s creative director Francisco Costa.