If I thought Beyonce had gone anywhere, this post would start with a hearty “Beyonce is Back!”. Last night, her long-awaited music video for “Run the World (Girls)” debuted with more fashion glory than a September day at Somerset House. So, what did she wear?

1. A red Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2010 dress with embroidered gold detail and thigh-high, gold-heeled Alexander McQueen Grinling Gibbons, same collection.

2. She dances – like never before – in a black Norma Kamali fringed garment with golden harness and black bustier, continuing the fringe down to some Alexander Wang heels.

3. A brief appearance by the white Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 Couture gown. The gown designed for fierceness.

4. Cue the slo-mo water and cue the dark Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2011 Couture outfit with a tailcoat and heavy cut-outs.

5. Be still, style heart. Unaware of the car in flames behind her, Warrior Beyonce gets into an ultra mini Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2011 turtleneck dress and gold-mirrored Gareth Pugh ankle boots.

6. Dance break = outfit change. This time it’s a gold-embroidered Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2010 yellow dress paired with studded and feathered Sergio Rossi Gladiator boots.

7. Emilio Pucci number two; a long-sleeved goddess gown in green with a thigh-high split and sequined sleeve from Fall/Winter 2011.
Beyonce Run The World Fashion
Beyonce Run The World Fashion

Proenza Schouler Backstage

Jack and Lazaro for the Proenza win!


The nominees for the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2011 awards ceremony are set. The CFDA are the cool kids, and a very young group of talent at that (ie. Lifetime Achievement winner Marc Jacobs is only forty-seven!). Predictions are italicized.

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

Menswear Designer of the Year
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Marc Jacobs

CFDA Board of Directors Special Tribute
Arthur Elgort

Fashion Icon Award
Lady Gaga

Eugenia Sheppard Media Award
Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph

Eleanor Lambert Founders Award
Hal Rubenstein of InStyle

International Award
Phoebe Philo for Céline

Rihanna Vogue
It’s a sexy Rihanna package! This Vogue US cover for April 2011 looks like a homage to either Ariel (The Little Mermaid) or Jessica Rabbit, even though the red-haired songstress wears a stunning embroidered Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 dress. With such a game-changing cover, the actual spread – “Living Out Loud” – left me slightly disappointed.

It is their Shape issue, so I understand the use of the red hot Hervé Léger by Max Azria cutout swimsuit with Alexander Wang open-toe booties, but the styling (by the usually-adored Tonne Goodman) was uncharacteristically minimal from there on out; a Chloé one-shoulder mesh dress and a Donna Karan midnight-blue bodysuit. I believe it is the combination of forced style and the fact that the editorial – photographed by Annie Leibovitz – seemed poorly lit, but after such a cover the rest of the images felt slightly ‘travel catalog’. I hold all four names – Goodman, Leibovitz, Riri and Vogue – in the highest sartorial regard, so expected something a little more inspiring. Video and spread for you below! View Post

Alexander Wang Niece
It’s not fashion news, but it’s the most captivating thing I could possibly share with you today: a photo of Alexander Wang’s niece at Fashion Week, Chanel bag in tow. Though her topknot is placed high, she obviously meticulously planned the obsessive aptitude of being wider than you are all. Right click, Save as…

Alexander Wang Fall Winter 2011
THE NINETIES. Honestly, if you’re reading this fashion blog, you’re most likely in the generation that grooves sentimental on the era of quirky fashion. Alexander Wang seems to feel the same, thanks to his Fall/Winter, late nineties, grunge-meets-classy collection. Swarovski crystals on pants? Mohair and satin combined? Ombre knits? It was a groomed reflection of most of our beloved teen years. Check out the top five looks below. View Post