2011 June 7

Awww Alert! Who Was Your CFDA Date?

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Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone with Alessandra Ambrosio Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone with Alessandra Ambrosio
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Not many bring a plus-one to the CFDA Awards—tix are $500 apiece, people!—but a few of you did bring some arm candy. Most notably? Lifetime Achievement Award winner Marc Jacobs, who took his seat in Alice Tully Hall next to off-again, on-again boyf Lorenzo Martone. Accepting the Swarovski Award for Menswear, Robert Geller appeared to be a little choked up while thanking his "beautiful wife Anna," while earlier, Hal Rubenstein ended his memorable acceptance speech for the Founder's Award (given in honor of Eleanor Lambert) by intoning what makes it all worth it—telling his partner, David Nickle, "Come here, sexy. Give me a hug." You cuties!


2011 June 7

Resort 2012: Carolina Herrera

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(NEW YORK) Carolina Herrera
"This collection embraces the mood that feels right for today--light in spirit and fabrics, strong in color and never ever too serious," wrote Carolina Herrera in her Resort 2012 notes. True to her word, Mrs. Herrera debuted an airy collection awash in saturated shades of lilac, persimmon, and crimson. There were gowns galore, of course--pleated, ruffled, and draped with rigor--patterned with tiny red mushrooms, abstract floral watercolor, bubbles, or blown out irregular polka dots. A floor-sweeping silver art deco dress was mentioned for The Met while a dramatic party confection swathed in overlapping tulle needed to be on the cover of Vanity Fair, as stated by her team.

This season, the designer took it to another level, riffing on her signatures to "embrace how a woman of today lives." What does that mean exactly? Well, to the keenest observer, what appears to be a black and white eyelet gown is in fact, wide-leg culottes. How about the multi-colored confetti "skirt" paired with a silky tee? Culottes, again (avec pockets). Jostled beside the updated CH classics were a slew of lunching capris, satin cocktail dresses, knit tees, and wool cardis. The result was a collection brimming with retail-ready pieces fit for morning meetings, midnight soirees, and everything in between. 

 


2011 June 7

Without Further Ado: Best Dressed at the CFDA Awards

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Doutzen Kroes in J.Mendel Doutzen Kroes in J.Mendel
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The CFDA Awards is the industry's most legitimate excuse to dress up, but strangely, the 2011 rendition was relatively mild on showmanship—although thanks be to Gaga for keeping things interesting with that spiked thong (did we just write "thong?"). However, Chic's top five are more than meritous of their accolades. Study the evidence in our Gallery.

1. Doutzen Kroes in J.Mendel. This is one you need to see to believe, but the always-radiant Kroes was especially breathtaking in this one-shouldered gown from Gilles' resort collection, which he'll officially show press and buyers next Monday. When she came up to greet the designer, she left three googly-eyed suitors in her wake. "That girl," sighed one. "That girl."

2. Miranda Kerr in Michael Kors. MJ always manages to bring a hot date, but this year, he had Miranda and Ashley Greene—although it was Kerr's body-con black bandage that enjoyed the most traffic-stopping potential. We'll have whatever she's having.

3. Linda Fargo in Jil Sander. "I just felt like wearing pants," Bergdorf Goodman's fashion director shrugged of her neon suit, worn with vintage black and white earrings. Consider this the '11 way to do tuxedo dressing. Refreshing!

4. Karlie Kloss in Jason Wu. "Anything she wears..." said the designer of his muse, and while it's true that Kloss is preternaturally blessed in more ways than one, this crimson silk chiffon slipdress with a full layered skirt was especially fetching.

5. Liya Kebede in Derek Lam. A lot of ladies went minimal—Kerry Washington in Calvin Klein Collection, Leelee Sobieski in a cream suit—but Kebede's toss-on Lam, lined in black, got the effortless look down effortlessly. Where can we order?



2011 June 7

Chic Book Club

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The king of Polaroid, Jeremy Kosthas put together his first book, It's Always Darkest Before Dawn, which is a selection of his work capturing famous NYC nightlife characters, and some lesser known subjects that he shot out of town. Kost will be signing the limited edition book at Bookmarc in Los Angeles tonight and in New York City on June 21st. Perfect Father's day gift! If your Dad's name is John Waters...  


2011 June 7

Katie Couric's Style Has One Particularly Ardent Imitator

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Katie Couric with her super fan! Katie Couric with her super fan!
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Over the weekend, more than 200 hardcore Katie Couric fans hit the Talbots store in the Garden State Plaza brandishing a copy of her newly released tell-all, The Best Advice I Ever Got. No one was more excited than this customer/super fan, who upon seeing the soon-to-be ABC talk show host, immediately flew to the racks to purchase Couric's exact outfit--a nautical striped pencil skirt paired with a navy blue peasant blouse. Alrighty then!


2011 June 6

Horsing Around on Governors Island

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Alek Wek, Wyclef, Alek's mom! Alek Wek, Wyclef, Alek's mom!
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Chic boarded a boat to Governors Island Sunday for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, and it was only fitting to ask attendees about their latest equestrian adventures. So we wondered...When was the last time you were on a horse?

Alek Wek: About three months ago. I was being silly, and it hurt! Not to be naughty…

Wyclef Jean: Two weeks ago with my daughter.

Lisa Mayock: At camp, when I was nine.

Erin Fetherston: I used to go horseback riding when I was a little girl, but there was an incident when my mom fell off a horse or the horse fell down. Nothing bad happened to her, but we stopped riding after that. I probably haven’t been on a horse since I was seven.

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