The CFDA Awards have come and gone once more. Some fabulous people were in attendance. SJP rocked a flow-y McQueen gown, Rachel Zoe in a shimmery, deep blue number, while Carmen Kass showed up in a gown with a deep back that clearly stated to me that girlfriend needs a burger and FAST. While I’ll continue why she’s even a relevant model, we’ll move on to the awards.
The Winners of the 2010 CFDA Awards:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs – Marc continues to impress and is wonderful. Is there anything to hate about his clothes?
Menswear Designer of the Year: Rag & Bone
Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexis Bittar
Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jason Wu
Swarovski Menswear Designer of the Year: Richard Chai
Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors
International Award: Christopher Bailey – Gotta’ love Burberry.
Eugenia Sheppard Award: Kim Hastreiter
Fashion Icon Award: Iman Eleanor
Lambert Award: Tonne Goodman
CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award: Alexander McQueen – Apparently the tribute began with SJP and then there was a runway of the latest collection. Long live McQueen.
Sex and the City 2 is getting scathing reviews and who thought it wouldn’t otherwise? Will that stop moviegoers from not flocking to the theaters? No. Will I still be attending with my sister? Probably. From what I read, things that have been said include: “insipid,” “condescending,” and “blatantly anti-Muslim.” Roger Ebert even suggested that he does possess taste and that he can see that the clothes are awful. Now, I do love Roger Ebert, I read his opinions, I laugh at his wit and sarcastic humor, but I won’t be taking his opinion on the clothes, but then maybe he’s right. I trust Pat Field in all of her craz-tastic glory. Besides, I saw the last movie and if the previews do justice, there’s so much glamor to go around.
Anyway, that’s what we’re really here for in this post. The movie could be whatever it is for the moment, let’s discuss the premiere. All of the girls look absolutely stunning. I really hate when people harp on SJP; I feel she’s absolutely gorgeous. Her gown! I can recognize that Valentino Haute Couture from a mile away. She could have added a little something else, but it is absolutely a fun color that she pulled off perfectly. All of the other girls hit it on key, I mean Kristin in pink, she’s ravishing. What I really about how Pat styled them and there character personalities, they all really do basically dress like who they play. Glamorous. Also, Candace Bushnell showed up wearing that Miu Miu collar with the nude ladies. I’d KILL for that STILL to this day.
Along with the fabulous attendees to the premiere the other night, there were some fabulous trainwrecks along the way. Okay, we get it, you’re Liza with a “z,” you’re a gay icon, you’re mother dreamt of what’s over the rainbow, blah blah blah. You’re fabulous Liza, but something is just so amazingly a hot mess right here, there’s really no other words that can describe you draped in this silvery, shear fabric. Not to mention, are those chicken cutlets? My eyes are stabbing themselves with knifes at this craziness. Oh dear, dear Liza. Life is a cabaret, I do understand that old chum, but put on something a little less wackadoo.
The Costume Institute’s annual gala at the Met is known for over the top fashion that tops any other fashion event. Models, the fashion industry, designers, and celebrities alike show up wearing the best gowns and get-ups, generally in theme of the event. Last year we had The Model as Muse and it was fantastic from Madonna’s Louis Vuitton bunny ears to co-chair Kate Moss in a fabulous Marc Jacobs complete with turban. Rachel Zoe couldn’t say it any better: I die.
This year, the gala underwhelmed and brought in a lot of whorish makeup and wackadoo getups. The “(insert designer) for Gap” was absolutely ridiculous and I was expecting more on that red carpet. Some of the favorites such as the Olsen’s, Kate Moss, and a certain Lady Gaga (we’ll get to the performance outfite later), who performed at the gala, were M.I.A.
I had to search around and finally settled on pictures from Style.com. I wanted to see what my models were sporting and they actually looked better than most celebrities, go figure. My choices are obvious and some a bit unconventional maybe. I didn’t just choose based on a pretty dress, but by not being safe, confidence, personality and much more. Well, here’s to my favorites in no particular order:
Karlie Kloss – Donna Karan
How lovely does little Karlie look? She is wearing this purple Donna Karan and completely owning it. I love her and want her on the red carpet more often. What a cute, pretty girl.
Chloë Sevigny – Proenza Schouler
Okay, this might seem for an odd choice, but I really love her Proenza. It’s completely Chloë in every way. While she could have given more at this event, I love this choice and the colors. Ah! way to go, Chloë!
Anne Hathaway – Valentino
I’m trying to figure out why her hair is as such. Last year she had a whore-ish, voluminous look and now it seems she is trying to counteract that. I suppose I can get over it because she went all fairy princess and looks sexy as well. This is the sort of thing Taylor Swift would have worn, but alas it would have been just as predictable on her as what she wore at the event. Boring, T-Swift, boring. Here, I think Anne almost gets best dressed of the night. So lovely.
Chanel Iman – Michael Kors
Now I might be crazy, but at least this is how you would do a jumpsuit, if one ever had to wear one, which I hope one would not. She actually looks completely fabulous and rocks it, so what do I care? Hey Tina, this is how you do it.
Anna Wintour/daughter Bee Shaffer – Chanel Haute Couture/Balenciaga
I chose to put them together because I feel they look best together. Anna is always divine while her daughter is sexy in Balenciaga. Love.
Tom Ford – Tom Ford
Who else looks better in a suit than Tom Ford?! He is so damn sexy I would consider taking a bite to taste this man. The real thing at question here is: Who looks good in a pink suit jacket? I think we have our answer ladies and gentlemen.
Jessica Stam – Rachel Roy
I just really liked this and maybe it’s because I adore Stam. What can I say? Girlfriend looks sexy.
Kate Bossworth – Valentino Haute Couture
This is a very interesting gown and I love her choices throughout the years. I love that she’s never exactly safe and takes those risks. Now only if we could find an acting career somewhere here…
Coco Rocha – Zac Posen
This dress is definitely over the top. I hated the swabs of fabric training behind her, but I saw multiple views and she knew how to carry that thing indeed.
Lily Donaldson – Marc Jacobs
One word: Sex.
Sarah Jessica Parker – Halston Heritage
Take away the Carrie head blossom and we have a winner. Ding-ding-ding!
Naomi Watts – Stella McCartney
How awesome is this. I don’t even know why I adore this. She’s looks gorgeous in this color and I’m glad she chose something interesting and fun.
Jennifer Lopez – Zuhair Murad
Can’t say she never takes risks. While she’s not my favorite, she definitely hit it on point last night.
Oprah Winfrey – Oscar de la Renta
I initially thought of this as a big, poufy mess. I got over it and noticed she werked this number and I’m glad she didn’t go her normal route of gowns. Get it, girl!
When I get a photo of the cover minus an eBay seller’s banner across the photo, I will post. The May cover girl is of course Sarah Jessica Parker, who will be promoting Sex and the City 2. Who didn’t see that one coming?! Anyway, I’ll repost later with photo. All I’m saying now is that the cover is soooooooooooo 90s complete with silly smile it’s ridiculous. Just saying. Not that I don’t lover her, I would prefer a model or few OR even a less matronly cover. We don’t have to be Vogue Italia or the other way better foreign counterparts, but let’s try to be a little less boring, Wintour. You’ve been doing this for ages and are such a driving force and have such an amount of fierceness that cannot be described, so let’s show that you’re not 60 but high fashion with a little less McCall’s. Thanks.
SJP, Cynthia, and Kristen made an appearance at ShoWest and I think they look fabulous. I enjoy the fact I could call them by their Sex and the City names and it would fit based on the fact they dress like they’re still in character. Cynthia is so pretty with her red locks and Kristen Davis pretty as well, but I’m not totally dying on the 90’s floral Oscar de la Renta, although she toned down those vibes than what was on the runway. Anyway, my eyes are focused on SJP. Not only do I love her dress, I adore the shoes. The dress is Lanvin Spring 2010, but the shoes I cannot place. Lanvin is one of my favorites and Alber does interesting silhouettes and beautiful designs, but those shoes still catch my eye. The gold platform is amazing. Love, love, love.
Also, I note how much I love SJP’s Marchesa at the closing of ShoWest?! That black tulle is so flow-y, feminine, youthful, and full of whimsy. Meanwhile, Kristen’s Oscar de la Renta isn’t working in the bodice.
Check out SJP’s dress’ original runway looks after the cut…
Watching the Academy Awards and then reviewing the looks in photos during and afterwards, there were no dresses that I found appalling or didn’t even like for that matter. There were many that were either worn wrong and should not have been worn at the awards ceremony. This year there were a few that took the risks that I wanted to see and some that played it safe. I read around and was glad to see many agree with my SJP stance and was stunned to find some in the top lists. Anyway, below are my top looks of the night.
Honorable Mentions: Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet, and Charlize Theron. It was the perfect opportunity for Sandra Bullock to take a big risk as it was her night to shine, but she wore a safe Marchesa gown that actually bored me, despite all of the sparkle and shine. It was a little Oscars on ice for me, which could have been awesome. I expected more color, preferably something like this Dior Haute Couture gown. Kate Winslet looked ravishing in silver YSL, but it was predictable this year. Charlize, Charlize, Charlize. She always takes risks and the Galliano gown was criticized based on the flowered bodice bringing the focal point to her breasts. Not that I’m defending it, at least she looked good in it and was confident.
#10: Cameron Diaz – Oscar de la Renta
I’m not a huge fan of Cameron Diaz, but I chose her as number ten because for the past few years, it has seemed she replays her looks, and this year she just went with a shiny, studded gown that showed off her beauty. Now only if that gown could give her better acting skills is an entirely different discussion.
#9: Helen Mirren – Badgley Mischka/Sigourney Weaver – Lanvin
I love these two women. Dame Helen Mirren and Sigourney Weaver, 64 and 60 respectively, really overshadowed the younger generations. Being mature women, both showed that you can still look glamorous even at an older age. Helen Mirren is such a beautiful woman and Sigourney doesn’t show her age at all. Red rarely works on redheads, but Sigourney truly makes it work in the draped Lanvin.
#8: Nicole Richie – Reem Acra
Why Nicole Richie even found it necessary to even show up to the awards show is beyond me, but she did look stunning. She ran with the recent 60’s-inspired look that seems to be running rampant on the runways and made the best of it. She has come a long way from trashy jean skirts and unwashed hair of her youth. The kimono-style sleeves and the floor-length complete with train looks magnificent and stunning.
#7: Jennifer Lopez – Armani Prive
Say what you want about the Armani Privé fabric, but I’m in love with this. It’s rare that Jennifer lets anything take over her, and that is certainly not the case here. She is definitely rocking this flow-y gown that accentuates her body’s every curve. While Anna Seyfried wore a similar look from the same line, her skin was too pale for her to pull it off. In Jennifer’s case, it’s just right. Muy caliente, J-Lo.
#6: Meryl Streep – Chris March
Meryl Streep looked absolutely divine in white. This is one instance where a plain look is so much more than that. This does so many good things for her body and has an interesting silhouette that made her look like the star she really is.