Roberta Myers

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung Goes Edgier, Dressier, and Gets Stronger for Fall 2011

>> Prabal Gurung had us at look number one — when Karlie Kloss stomped out in a brilliant red dress, sexy in its full party skirt and sleeve nonchalantly slipping off one shoulder.
Prabal Gurung Goes Edgier, Dressier, and Gets Stronger for Fall 2011

>> Prabal Gurung had us at look number one — when Karlie Kloss stomped out in a brilliant red dress, sexy in its full party skirt and sleeve nonchalantly slipping off one shoulder. The designer says he was dually inspired by John Singer SargentA Parisian Beggar Girl and Miss Havisham from Great Expectations for Fall 2011, but really, it was about a simple challenge: "Can I do undone? . . . After such a long time of tight, short dresses constantly, I thought that was something so chic.”

Gurung returned to his dressier roots after last season's more sportswear-driven stint — there were textures galore (furs, sequins, intricate appliques and the like, which made for some expensive-looking pieces). But that's not to say that the collection was uber feminine; in fact, with its black leather moto gloves and leather lashings around the waist, it forayed into edgier territory than Gurung has tried in the past. Pink hair streaks (which have also been spotted this week on stylist and WSJ contributor Lauren Goodman and the model Charlotte Free) finished off the look, and evidence that the designer's star keeps rising came in both the caliber of model cast (Kloss, who walked Gurung's show for the first time, Constance Jablonski, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Liu Wen) and the number of editor-in-chiefs in the front row (including Robbie Myers, Emmanuelle Alt, and Anna Wintour, who was joined by Bee Shaffer).

Elle

>> Proenza Schouler, Andre Leon Talley, and Elle's Robbie Myers All to Appear on The Martha Stewart Show —Starting tomorrow, The Martha Stewart Show is having a three day run of fashion fixtures.


>> Proenza Schouler, Andre Leon Talley, and Elle's Robbie Myers All to Appear on The Martha Stewart Show
—Starting tomorrow, The Martha Stewart Show is having a three day run of fashion fixtures. First, on Tuesday, April 6, Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez will be live on the show for a tie-dye scarf how-to; then, that afternoon, Andre Leon Talley will be in studio to chat about America's Next Top Model and make brioche with deviled eggs — for an episode airing Friday, April 30. And finally, on Wednesday, April 7, Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers will be live on the show for a "Designers to Watch" segment.

Elle

>> INSIDER WIRE —Now that Elle has signed on for the second season of The City, cameras are already rolling within their offices — last week, they apparently filmed a scene which included yelling in the fashion department, but editor-in-chief Robbie Myers feels like it's a good fit: “They actually blend in really well.  It’s been interesting to see who embraces it and who runs from the cameras.”  In the spirit of new endeavors, the magazine published two different versions of the June 2009 cover, featuring Megan Fox, as part of a test concept — one of Fox in a typical Elle pose, and one with Fox in a more provocative pose.

>> INSIDER WIRE —Now that Elle has signed on for the second season of The City, cameras are already rolling within their offices — last week, they apparently filmed a scene which included yelling in the fashion department, but editor-in-chief Robbie Myers feels like it's a good fit: “They actually blend in really well.  It’s been interesting to see who embraces it and who runs from the cameras.”  In the spirit of new endeavors, the magazine published two different versions of the June 2009 cover, featuring Megan Fox, as part of a test concept — one of Fox in a typical Elle pose, and one with Fox in a more provocative pose. [The Cut Twitter, WWD]

Kenneth Cole

Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson Help AmfAR Launch the Fashion Week Storm

>> Last night, editors and models alike gathered at Cipriani to simultaneously launch Fashion Week — officially — and benefit one of fashion's favorite causes: AIDS research foundation amfAR.
Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson Help AmfAR Launch the Fashion Week Storm

>> Last night, editors and models alike gathered at Cipriani to simultaneously launch Fashion Week — officially — and benefit one of fashion's favorite causes: AIDS research foundation amfAR. Anna Wintour presented and Donna Karan received an award for her contribution to amfAR's mission; Lara Stone, Caroline Winberg, Jessica Stam, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Lily Donaldson, and Anja Rubik (with boyfriend Sasha Knezevic) all got gussied up and came along for the ride. Afterward, there was a mass migration to Rose Bar, where they were joined by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and Giovanna Battaglia for a little enjoyment of the calm before the storm.
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isabel toledo

Jason Wu, Hottest Ticket in Town?

>> Isabel Toledo may have shelled out for that lemongrass fabric she used to make Michelle Obama's inaugural day dress — it rings in at $500 a yard — but it's Jason Wu who will be reaping the Fashion Week benefits of an Obama nod.In fact, Wu's show "might be the hottest ticket in town" — right after Marc Jacobs — according to The New York Observer.  Elle is sending seven more staffers than it did to Wu's Spring 2009 show — including editor-in-chief Robbie Myers, creative director Joe Zee, and style director Kate Lanphear.  Bergdorf Goodman is bringing its entire buying team, in addition to fashion director Linda Fargo and senior women's fashion director Roopal Patel, who attended last season.  Anna Wintour is sure to attend again, especially since she was already front row for the Spring 2009 show.

>> Isabel Toledo may have shelled out for that lemongrass fabric she used to make Michelle Obama's inaugural day dress — it rings in at $500 a yard — but it's Jason Wu who will be reaping the Fashion Week benefits of an Obama nod.

In fact, Wu's show "might be the hottest ticket in town" — right after Marc Jacobsaccording to The New York ObserverElle is sending seven more staffers than it did to Wu's Spring 2009 show — including editor-in-chief Robbie Myers, creative director Joe Zee, and style director Kate Lanphear.  Bergdorf Goodman is bringing its entire buying team, in addition to fashion director Linda Fargo and senior women's fashion director Roopal Patel, who attended last season.  Anna Wintour is sure to attend again, especially since she was already front row for the Spring 2009 show.

"I feel extreme pressure . . . »

halston

ACE Awards Go Green for Stella McCartney

>> At last night's annual Accessories Council ACE Awards, Nicholas Ghesquiere may have been awarded Designer of the Year, Sally Singer the Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism, and Tamara Mellon's Jimmy Choo the Brand of the Year, but Stella McCartney was awarded the most special treatment.
ACE Awards Go Green for Stella McCartney

>> At last night's annual Accessories Council ACE Awards, Nicholas Ghesquiere may have been awarded Designer of the Year, Sally Singer the Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism, and Tamara Mellon's Jimmy Choo the Brand of the Year, but Stella McCartney was awarded the most special treatment.

The designer, who was flanked by Helena Christensen, Coco Rocha, and Dean Koons and anointed with a new award, Green Designer of the Year, had her table completely set with salads while everyone else had "a decadent lobster plate."  And out of respect for her vegan views, even her award — a Judith Leiber miaundiere — was made green, with a black hemp lining in leather's stead and no stainless steel plating.  Such attention to detail kept Stella in a high mood — she joked as she accepted her award, "Little did I know that my award would be second to last and I would need to use the ladies' room after putting on my unitard outfit. But that's life!"
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Elle

Robbie Myers Says Everything Is Hunky-Dory at Elle

>> This week's New York Magazine profile exploring the inner workings of Elle has editor-in-chief Roberta Myers less than pleased.

>> This week's New York Magazine profile exploring the inner workings of Elle has editor-in-chief Roberta Myers less than pleased.

The article, written by former Jezebel editor and current Gawker employee Maureen "Moe" Tkacik, tends to portray current Elle employees like Myers, international creative director Gilles Bensimon, creative director Joe Zee, and fashion news director Anne Slowey in a less positive light than former fashion director Nina Garcia.  At one point, Tkacik writes that Myers had a "lack of jurisdiction over the fashion department," and at another point she reports on the power struggle between Gilles Bensimon and Myers:

Bensimon wanted little to do with [Myers]. In photos from the rare occasions they would attend shows together, his expression is dour. He saw Myers as ambitious, insecure and overly American; she saw him as an overpaid, out-of-control spendthrift who was losing his touch.

Myers tells WWD what she really thinks about Gilles Bensimon »

Elle

Last year a girl showed up with a bikini top on with a little jacket over it.
Last year a girl showed up with a bikini top on with a little jacket over it. It was definitely a bathing suit. Probably not appropriate, unless you want to work for Hawaiian Tropic.