For his Spring 2013 bridal collection, Dennis Basso was inspired by the glamour of Deauville in the '60s, when even dressing for dinner was a special occasion. Accordingly, his brides were turned out in hand-beading, lace, and, of course, a grand train at his show at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York. Watch as he fills us in on how to pick a dress for your body type and see the entire collection — including four couture gowns — here!
New York's models walked their final runways last night, and although Fashion Week is officially over, now the real fun begins as we take a look back. Get a head start on all the emerging trends by checking out these 15 gorgeous looks from the last few days.
Let me preface this by reminding you not to shoot the messenger. Alas, in case you haven't already noticed, New York's Fall runways were flurried with fur. Dip-dyed, hooded, hatted, vested, trimmed, bagged, and even shoed (left, at Zac Posen) New York designers continue to have a penchant for fur. Will this be the season you take the plunge?
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Fashion Week just ended, and now it's time for the real fun to start. All over the world, stylists, celebrities, and savvy peeps will be taking what they saw at the shows and translating it into real-life, wearable looks. You don't have to wait for the tastemakers to adapt these looks for you, though; in fact, you can wear many of the trendiest ones right now. I've assembled the 20 prettiest, easiest-to-create looks from the second half of Fashion Week (see the first half here) to get you runway-ready right now. Click through to get gorgeous.
The last couple of days have been some of the most experimental of the week. If you've seen the makeup and hair at Marc Jacobs's runway show you know what I'm talking about. While I'm excited to see designers innovating, I'd also like to showcase looks that are achievable without a team of brilliant makeup artists present. So along with the big, cool-to-look-at shows, I've put together some of the prettiest, most accessible looks from the last couple of days. Click through and see for yourself. (And in case you missed them the first time around, be sure to check out my favorites from days one and two and days three through five.)
Naomi Campbell has everyone talking again. The once-PETA poster girl has hooked up with fur designer Dennis Basso to model his Fall '09 ad campaign. "During these economic times, we wanted to take the opportunity to be noticed — to show we are here and here to stay," Basso said. Helping him reach his goal was photographer Tom Munro, stylist Patti Wilson, and creative director Giovanni Bianco. The ad debuts in September, and industry sources are estimating Naomi's paycheck to be in the mid-six-figure dollar range. Given her past work with PETA, do you think it's hypocritical of Naomi to partner with a Basso?
Fashion can feel like another world complete with its own set of social mores, aspirations and entitled jokes. Our favorite recession themed joke this season was a set of confection oriented dresses by Behnaz Sarafpour, Dennis Basso, and Erin Fetherston that have us giggling "Let them eat cake!" Now if only we could find an appropriately themed gallery for fiddling while Rome is burning.