Tagged: Council of Fashion Designers of America

3 Noteworthy News Stories in the World of Fashion

What do you get when you cross Bloomingdales with the NFL and CFDA?

Helmets by Alexis Bittar, DVF, Rebecca Taylor, and Dannijo.

Helmets by Alexis Bittar, DVF, Rebecca Taylor, and Dannijo.

So, what do you get when you cross Bloomingdales with the NFL and CFDA? The most haute couture football helmets you’ll ever see up for auction for a great cause. Not a football fan, ladies? Does the mere sight of your man’s favorite football jersey make you turn and run for a spa weekend? Get ready to become the NFL’s number one fan when you get a look at these helmets. Together Bloomingdales, the NFL, and the FDA recruited 48 of your favorite fashion designers to create one of a kind custom helmets for the big game. Betsey Johnson, Cynthia Vincent, Nicole Miller, Rachel Zoe, Vince Camuto… Have I caught your attention yet? The list goes on and on! Now through Tuesday, February 4, you can bid on your favorite helmet and 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety sports, youth football, and communities nationwide.

The Controversial Campaign: Miley Cyrus for Marc Jacobs

Photos by David Sims courtesy of Elle UK

Photos by David Sims courtesy of Elle UK

I have a few disclaimers before I delve into the sensitive subject of Miley Cyrus and the Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 ad campaign. 1. I believe that ad campaigns are for models, and I do not advocate singers, actresses, or other such celebrities staring in ad campagins. 2. I am begrudgingly discussing Miley Cyrus on my blog for the third time. 3. All of this aside, I’m here to explore¬†fashion, and as much as I hate to admit it, I think Miley Cyrus looks fantastic in the Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 campaign. I know I may be a little biased as a long time Marc Jacobs fan, but I think it’s no surprise that Miley and Marc have teamed up (again). The two have worked together in the past from their collaborative skin tee supporting the NYU Skin Cancer Institute to the countless Marc Jacobs ensembles Miley has sported a various events, such as the Met Ball. And, quite frankly, the bizarre sense of style Miley has adopted over the past year or two is completely well suited for a quirky Marc Jacobs campaign. These two seem like a match made in heaven to me! However, aside from the sheer controversy over Miley herself, there is also buzz surrounding the photographer of the campaign. Juergen Teller is known for shooting Marc Jacob’s ads, but he allegedly refused to shoot Miley, according to Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Thus the whispers are spinning: is Marc’s loyalty to Miley greater than his loyalty to his tried and true photographer? Is it just me or are we making a mountain out of a mole hill here?

DVF: Wrapping Women Since 1974

Images courtesy of Flickr labeled for reuse to share.

Images courtesy of Flickr labeled for reuse to share.

Saturday, January 11 marked the opening of an exhibition forty years in the making: Diane Von Furstenberg Journey of a Dress. If you live in the LA area or have plans to go to LA between now and April 1, you absolutely must add this exhibit to your calendar. If you don’t, maybe you should book your next vaca – this display is not to be missed. Over four decades ago, DVF realized the American Dream at the young age of 26 by designing a modest knitted jersey wrap dress. Little did she know that her simple, feminine creation would have a profound and lasting impact on women’s fashion. Journey of a Dress features 200 mannequins clad in DVF wrap dresses along with countless photographs, magazine covers, and portraits of DVF herself plus much more. If you can’t make it to LA to experience this amazing event, head to the DVF site to share your wrap story, from first dates, to first jobs, special moments, and everything in between!

Four Fashion Findings

ASHLEY OLSEN

Ashley Olsen courtesy of Allure December 2013

Ashley Olsen – Allure December 2013

Say hello to the newest board member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America: Ashley Olsen. It seems like just yesterday Mary Kate won the Womenswear Designer of the Year award from the CFDA. Just last month, Ashley received the coveted and prestigious invitation to join the CFDA’s board. I may be partial to the Olsen twins because I’ve basically been obsessed with them since I was born, but I think it’s undeniable that these girls are on fire in the fashion world. This is a true milestone in this actress-turned-designer’s career in fashion. In addition to Ashley Olsen, Prabal Gurung and Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade will be joining the ranks with over 400 of the most accomplished designers in the industry such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauran, and CFDA President, Diane Von Furstenberg.

LADY GAGA

Lady Gaga - Vogue by Mert & Marcus, September 2012

Lady Gaga – Vogue by Mert & Marcus, September 2012

It’s well known that Lady Gaga has an affinity for a particular high profile fashion designer. Gaga sported some vintage pieces from this designer’s archives back in 2011 for her “Edge of Glory” video, she devoted a song to this designer on her latest album, Artpop, and this designer created the ensembles for Gaga’s third tour, Born This Way Ball . Now, she will be the face of this designer’s next campaign. You guessed it, Lady Gaga is the new face of Versace.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Tim Walker for British Vogue 2009

Vivienne Westwood – Tim Walker for British Vogue 2009

Pull out your reading list and mark your calendars. The next biography to add to your library will be Vivienne Westwood’s. Whether you’re a die hard fan of Westwood’s modern punk and new wave fashion or whether you only know that she designed Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding dress in the Sex and the City movie, you’re not going to want to miss this book. This 72 year old designer has lived a captivating and colorful life while cultivating an extraordinary career and making a major name for herself in fashion. May your excitement and fascination build over the next year. This biography is set to release in October 2014.

TIM GUNN

Tim Gunn - Capitol File Magazine 2010

Tim Gunn – Capitol File Magazine 2010

Are you a fashion reality show junkie? Can’t get enough of classic fashion competitions like Project Runway. You better get your remote in hand, ready to set your DVR. Tim Gunn has landed his own fashion competition show. Last Wednesday, November 13, Gunn announced the exciting news of his plans to host Under the Gunn via Twitter. The show is set to run this coming January! Tune into Lifetime on Thursday, January 16 for the premiere!