On the Runway: How Gareth Southgate Made the Waistcoat a Surprise World Cup M.V.P.

The England manager may not be taking his team to the final, but its unexpected success has made him a hero for fans and fashion alike.
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EXCLUSIVE: VFiles Announces Runway 10 Show, Mentor Committee for New York Fashion Week

It’s back to the runway for VFiles, which will be holding its 10th show on Sept. 5.
Last season, instead of the traditional runway/performance extravaganza the company hosts, it staged “Be Heart, Make Noise,” an immersive music and fashion event done in collaboration with Adidas Originals. In the past, runway shows included celebrity guest judges such as Khloé Kardashian and Young Thug. For VFiles Runway 10, the brand is bringing its event a bit more down to earth by, for the first time, appointing a committee of eight industry leaders that will select and mentor show contestants throughout their journey to New York Fashion Week. After that, the VFiles team will provide mentorship for the following season. The pivot brings a slightly more serious — yet welcome — tone to the show that has otherwise been high on experimental fashion.
The mentor committee includes: Julie Anne Quay, founder and chief executive officer of VFiles; Laura Brown, editor in chief of InStyle magazine; Rio Uribe, designer and founder of Gypsy Sport; Candy Pratts Price, fashion consultant; Anna Trevelyan, stylist and creative consultant; Erin Magee, founder of MadeMe; Paul Cupo, designer, and James Costas-Michael, merchandise director of VFiles.
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Encounters: Playboi Carti Conquers the Paris Runway

The 21-year-old Atlanta rapper walks in Virgil Abloh’s first men’s wear collection for Louis Vuitton.
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Frankies Bikinis to Launch RTW During L.A. Runway Show

Frankies Bikinis, the Los Angeles-based contemporary swimwear line founded five years ago by then-18-year-old Malibu native Frankie Aiello, is branching out into ready-to-wear. The collection, dubbed Aiello, will debut alongside Frankies Bikinis’ resort 2019 collection during a runway show in L.A. on June 21.
Aiello, now 23, said she chose to forgo showing at Miami Swim Week, which she has done for the past four years. “I feel like at this point I could show in Miami with my eyes closed. Now was the time to bring it back to my hometown and do something different,” she said. (Another 18-year-old designer, Gianna Caruso of Gigi G, will make her Miami Swim runway debut this year.) Frankies Bikinis sells in 200 retail doors worldwide including Kith, Selfridges, Diane’s Beachwear and Revolve.com, and Aiello will sell primarily on the Frankies’ e-commerce site.

Two Polaroids from the upcoming Frankies Bikinis RTW collection, which will debut during the resort 2019 runway show in L.A. on June 21. 
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The designer believes there are few rules to follow in fashion anymore, which is also the idea behind her rtw collection. “I cringe when I hear the words ‘beach cover-up.’ We wanted to detach ourselves from that and create

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The Blow Dry Cream Responsible for Kaia Gerber’s Runway Hair

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Emporio Armani to Host Coed Runway Show in September

MILAN — Emporio Armani is the latest Italian brand to opt for a coed show.
As Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana president Carlo Capasa revealed during a press conference on Thursday presenting the schedule of the upcoming Milan Men’s Fashion Week, the fashion label will skip its traditional men’s fashion show in June to host a coed runway show in September during the city’s Women’s Fashion Week. The coed show won’t take place at Giorgio Armani’s theater on Via Bergognone, as per tradition, but in a still-undisclosed location. That said, the signature Giorgio Armani men’s show will be held on June 18 at the theater.
Separately, Furla said on Thursday it will also stage a coed presentation in September.
While Emporio Armani joins the likes of Gucci and Bottega Veneta, for example, Capasa announced new entries in the June calendar including London-based Besfxxk and Italian label Vìen. South Korean fashion house Spyder, French brand Ih Nom Uh Nit and Italian fashion houses Doucal’s and Triple RRR, the line designed by Roberto Cavalli’s son Robert. Diesel Black Gold will not hold a show, but will present its spring collection to retailers, while the second Diesel Red Tag capsule collection will be unveiled on the catwalk. As reported, according to market sources, Diesel founder Renzo

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On the Runway: Barbara Bush: Soft Power in Fake Pearls

The former first lady’s legacy and approach to her role was reflected in her signature style.
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Max Mara to Hold Cruise 2019 Runway Show

HOMETOWN CRUISE: Max Mara will for the first time hold its cruise 2019 show in Reggio Emilia, Italy, where the company is based. The show is scheduled on June 4.
Max Mara has previously presented its pre-collections in New York, for pre-fall 2015; London, for resort 2016, and Shanghai, for pre-fall 2017.
As reported, Miuccia Prada will show her cruise 2019 collection in New York on May 4, but is keeping details about the location under wraps. Alessandro Michele at Gucci will be traveling to Arles for his next cruise show, to be held in Arles on May 30, while Nicolas Ghesquière has chosen a holiday destination for Louis Vuitton’s next cruise show: the French Riviera. Vuitton has set May 28 as the date for its next itinerant fashion spectacle, but the exact location will be revealed at a later date.

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Alexis Mabille to Forgo Women’s Runway Show Amid Repositioning

MOVING ON UP: Alexis Mabille is sitting out the runway season in Paris as he repositions his main collection to focus on the sophisticated tuxedos and glamorous evening gowns that have won him fans including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Dita Von Teese.
The French designer will show his fall ready-to-wear line in showroom appointments, alongside a film clip, together with items from his pre-fall collection, for those buyers who could not come to Paris in January.
“The main collection is much more concentrated this season, and since we are changing its focus, I didn’t necessarily want to do a runway show, but rather shoot a video and a very nice look book in order for the message to be clearer,” Mabille told WWD.
That message is: out with the sweatshirts, in with the cocktail and bridal offerings. To wit, he snuck items from the pre-fall collection – which represents 70 percent of sales – onto the runway during Paris Couture Week alongside his haute couture creations, proof that they have become hard to distinguish.
To be coherent with its new strategy, the house is severing some of its retailer relationships, even as it develops new partnerships, including a return to Net-a-porter in May,

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On the Runway: Kanye West Finally Gets His Fashion Right

With his Yeezy Season 6 Kim-a-likes, the artist-designer adds a much-needed element to his style arsenal.
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On the Runway: At the Grammy Awards, White Roses Paled in Comparison to Kesha Rose

There was much ado about white roses, but it was another show of style solidarity that mattered most, and therein lies a lesson.
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Rodarte Skipping the Runway for Fall

Rodarte will show its fall collection via private appointments in Paris the week of Jan. 22 instead of doing a runway show as they did during couture last July. Their next runway show will be for spring 2018 in Paris in July.

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On the Runway: In India, Ivanka Trump Tried on Some Fashion Diplomacy. Was it a Good Look?

The assistant to the president became the first member of the Trump administration to try to use clothes as political capital.
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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2017: See Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima and More Walk the Runway

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Alessandra AmbrosioFrom Shanghai, China, it’s the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!
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Stella Maxwell Reveals How She Got Her Body Runway Ready for Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Stella MaxwellBefore the models hit China for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday, Stella Maxwell spilled some pre-runway secrets to E! News in NYC.
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Proud Mom Alert! Cindy Crawford Still Can’t Get Over Kaia Gerber’s Fashion Week Runway Debut

Cindy CrawfordThe (supermodel) apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
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Dior Makes Another Feminist Fashion Statement On The Runway

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The OG ’90s Supermodels Just Had An Epic Reunion On The Versace Runway

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Watch Gigi Hadid Walk The Runway In Just One Shoe

She got by with a little help from her sister.
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New York Fashion Week Spring 2018: Best Looks From the Runway

ESC: Best Looks NYFW, Tom FordAnd just like that, New York Fashion Week is off to a great start.
For the next week, you can look forward to awe-inspiring clothes from top designers like Tom Ford, Rihanna and Marc…

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On the Runway: At the V.M.A.s, Is the Game of Costumes Over?

The good, the ridiculous, and the resonant on the red carpet and stage at this year’s award show.
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Heidi Klum Says the Project Runway Designers ‘Weren’t Too Happy’ About Dressing Models of All Sizes

Project Runway is making a big change this season by including models of all sizes, but Heidi Klum says the designers weren’t all thrilled.

“They kind of went like this, ‘Ah?’ ” Klum, 44, tells Entertainment Tonight, while making a displeased face. “A lot of them actually weren’t too happy about it.”

The supermodel and host points out that the designers need to be realistic about who they’re dressing.

“This is the real world. Not everyone is, you know, runway figure or what the runway figure used to be,” she says. “You have to dress real people, and real people come in different sizes: short, tall, more voluptuous, skinny. There is many of us, and so a real designer needs to know how to do that. So get with it.”

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And Klum says she’s been wanting to include models of different sizes on the show.

“I believe we should have done already years and years and years ago. So I’m happy though that now this season, we’re starting,” she says.

While Project Runway hasn’t required all of the designers to use models of different sizes before, the season 14 winner, Ashley Nell Tipton, designed her final collection for curvy women.

“This was the opportunity that I was given to showcase who I really am as a designer,” Tipton told PEOPLE at the time. “I had to show that this is what I design, and this is what I know.”

The 16th season of Project Runway premieres Aug. 17 on Lifetime.


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On the Runway: Walmart Heirs Snap Up Rapha, the British Bikewear Brand

Steuart and Tom Walton, grandsons of the Walmart founder, have taken a majority stake in the company, which makes style-conscious cycling clothes.
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On the Runway: Why Is Fashion So Obsessed With Hedi Slimane?

A genius at appearing to reject the fashion world without quite turning his back on it, he is still in the news 16 months after leaving Saint Laurent.
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On the Runway: What Is ‘Appropriate’ Work Dress? Readers Respond

Men in the National Assembly in France, like those in the House of Commons in Britain, no longer have to wear ties. But dress code debates continue.
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On the Runway: The Duchess of Cambridge and Family Refine the Art of Pantone Politics

They dressed for their hosts: Clothing that echoed the national colors of Poland and, then, a blue that had special resonance in Germany.
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On the Runway: From the L.P.G.A. to Congress, Dress Code as a Cause Célèbre

Paul D. Ryan has promised less-restrictive guidelines for the speaker’s lobby, the golf association is adding restrictions, and social media is up in arms over “appropriate dress.”
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‘Project Runway’ Will Start Using Models Of Different Sizes

We’re not sure Nina Garcia really gets it, though.
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On the Runway: A First Look at the New Givenchy

Men and women achieve full equality under Clare Waight Keller, the house’s first female artistic director — and there are other surprises.
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On the Runway: Justin Trudeau’s Sock Diplomacy

The Canadian prime minister has brought a new tactic to the political playbook.
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On the Runway: Anita Pallenberg Changed How We All Dress, Not Just Keith Richards

The actress and model, who died this week at age 75, is known for influencing the Rolling Stones’ look, but she’s the one who was the real boho pioneer.
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On the Runway: The Tony Awards Get the Red Carpet Blues

From ribbons to tuxedos, the shade of the night made a potent statement.
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On the Runway: Megyn Kelly and the Politics of Dress

Websites excitedly reported that the NBC anchor was wearing a short velvet dress to interview Vladimir Putin. But they were wrong.
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Alexa Chung’s First-Ever Runway Show Is Happening Now–Watch the Livestream

ESC: Alexa Chung“Tonight’s the night,” Alexa Chung’s latest IG post reads.
Because at 8 p.m. GMT (noon PST, 3 p.m. EST) the style star’s highly-anticipated, eponymous label…

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On the Runway: The Pippa Middleton Wedding Dress Effect

The lace gown may change the fortunes of the edgy British designer Giles Deacon.
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On the Runway: Brigitte Macron Inaugurates a New Look for France

The powder-blue ensemble she wore to her husband’s inauguration was a statement of independence and of support for him.
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On the Runway: Met Gala 2017: Everything You Need to Know

The inside scoop on “the party of the year,” from how much it costs to who gets to go and why you should care.
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On the Runway: Dressing the Part: Melania Trump at the White House Easter Egg Roll

The Hervé Pierre frock was another of Mrs. Trump’s camera-ready choices, just what you imagine a first lady might wear.
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Riga Fashion Designers Support Buy-Now Concept for Runway Looks

While not exactly a bastion of designer labels, Latvia has wholeheartedly embraced the buy-now trend for runway shows.
Participants in the most recent round of Riga Fashion Week were encouraged by Baltic Fashion Federation representatives to offer buy-now runway looks. Alise Trautmane, who presents her Narciss collection and is a former Latvia Designer of the Year winner, was one of the first to offer buy-now looks.
During the five-day event, which ended earlier this month, attendees at each show were told beforehand whether the upcoming collection was a buy-now one, and if so, where it was being sold. “It was a little commercial. That had never happened before but it supported the designers. They were acknowledging, ‘Why not shop the collection?’” Trautmane said. “About 400 of the 600 people at the shows were potential clients.”
Having recently stopped doing trade shows, an increasingly popular cost-cutting measure for independent designers, Trautmane said eliminating wholesale is another. With a store in Riga, as well as e-commerce, Trautmane also recently cofounded with Sai Kong a co-sharing store/space called Dreams on Air that features 30 designers in New York City. “I already publicize all the [runway] looks on social media. It doesn’t make sense to tell customers,

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On the Runway: Canadian Fashion Reaches for Its Spot in the Sun

With Justin and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau drawing interest to the country, its fashion industry is looking to carve out a place on the worldwide stage.
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Zach Lowe: Ten things I like and don’t like, including Harden’s runway moves

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On the Runway: Theresa May Strikes a Pose

When she appeared in a glossy shoot in American Vogue, the first British prime minister to do so, her clothes spoke volumes.
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On the Runway: Who Needs Creative Directors?

Helmut Lang shakes up the system by swapping a full-time designer for an editor and “collaborators.”
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New York Fashion Week Fall 2017: Best Looks From the Runway

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On the Runway: Lady Gaga, in Versace, Sends a Sparkly Super Bowl Message

The entertainer’s long friendship with Donatella Versace added an element of “family” to the crystal-covered costume choices.
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Victor Cruz, Bill Nye, and Simon Doonan Walk the Runway for Prostate Cancer Research at NYFW: Men’s

A look inside the inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show.

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On the Runway: Riccardo Tisci Leaves Givenchy: What It Means

Even in a period of widespread designer turnover, this departure may reveal an important industry reality.
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87-Year-Old Buzz Aldrin Slays The Runway At New York Fashion Week

Buzz Aldrin took to the catwalk Tuesday in a New York Fashion Week debut he said was “as easy as walking on the moon.”

The 87-year-old astronaut ― who in 1969 became the second person to walk on the moon ― sported a metallic bomber jacket in designer Nick Graham’s show, aptly titled “Life on Mars.”

Aldrin couldn’t have looked cuter in his pants, sneakers and self-designed “Get your ass to Mars” shirt. Only the show’s finale tripped him up: “I wasn’t sure what side (of the runway) to get on,” he told the Los Angeles Times, adding, “I’m always calculating time and distance.”

We’re majorly impressed: 

Walking the runway for @itsnickgraham #Mars collection WAS as easy as walking on the moon. #NYFWM

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Graham is apparently a huge fan of outer space. He invited Bill Nye to narrate the show and close with a walk of his own. Then the trio struck an alien pose for good measure:

Now THAT is some out-of-this-world style. Great job, guys!

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Critic’s Notebook: Fashion Statement: Dissent on the Runway

At the men’s wear shows in New York, Billy Reid revives the beats, Steve Aoki goes punk, and other designers comment on the recent executive order.
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Critic’s Notebook: Wonderful Runway Shows From Two American Designers in Paris

Thom Browne and Rick Owens lead the charge. Solid shows from Hermès and Berluti leave our critic momentarily longing to be ultrarich.
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Life as a Runway: What 11 Protesters Wore to the Women’s March on Washington

One protester used her body as a sign, donning a No! poncho; another wore an Assata Shakur T-shirt; and one woman channeled the “Brady Bunch,” wearing her pantsuit one more time.
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On the Runway: Melania Trump’s ‘America First’ Inaugural Wardrobe

From her powder-blue dress at the swearing-in to her outfits at the balls, the first lady modeled the fashion of politics, and the politics of fashion.
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On the Runway: Versace Says No to Couture Shows

Is the haute model broken? The Italian brand says it’s time to try something new.
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On the Runway: What to Watch for in Fashion in 2017

From new looks in Washington and Paris to Serena Williams’s wedding, it’s going to be a year to remember.
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On the Runway: The Many Meanings of the Pantsuit

On Monday afternoon, 10 women stood in pantsuits in Madison Square Park. Viewers were invited to take scissors and cut off pieces of their clothing.
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On the Runway: China Machado: A Breakthrough Model Until the End

Ms. Machado, who died Sunday at age 86, was the first nonwhite supermodel, and it’s a legacy the fashion industry has to wrestle with.
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Life as a Runway: What 8 New Yorkers Wore While Hunting for Christmas Trees

When the holidays arrive, New Yorkers tap into their inner urban woodsman and go shopping for Christmas trees.
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‘Project Runway: Junior’ Adds Butter London as Makeup Sponsor

Butter London is embracing creative kids.
The beauty brand has signed on as the makeup sponsor for the second season of “Project Runway: Junior.” The winner of the show will get a chance to collaborate with Butter London on a limited-edition nail and lip collection, and receive a year’s worth of its products.
Even before the winner is chosen, the brand will be spotlighted in a specific challenge and will more generally be integrated into each of the show’s 10 episodes, during which teen fashion designer contestants will work with makeup artist Scott Patric on runway beauty. “Butter London’s bright, vivid lipsticks make the ‘Project Runway: Junior’ designs come alive,” said Patric.
Mostly known for its nail polishes, Butter London’s appearance on “Project Runway: Junior” could help bring exposure to its makeup offerings, including lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, eye shadows, eye liner, mascara and brow items. The show will feature a fully branded Butter London beauty room.
Its second season on Lifetime, kicking off Dec. 22, will see the return of host Hannah Jeter and cohost Tim Gunn as well as celebrity judges Kelly Osbourne, Christian Siriano and Aya Kanai, executive fashion director at Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.

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Semi-Nude Models Walk the Runway in Bondage-Inspired Gear at New York Fashion Week

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Reviewing the Met Gala Runway: ‘Manus vs. Machina’

The predominant color of the evening was silver, and the predominant pattern was circuitry.
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On the Runway: Fashion Gets Its First Official Airline

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates has designs on the fashion world.
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Carolina Herrera Holds Runway Show Hosted by the Nashville Symphony

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY: Carolina Herrera jetted off to Nashville for Tuesday night’s 11th annual Fashion Show hosted by the Nashville Symphony. More than 650 guests checked out the designer’s fall collection on the runway at the historic Schermerhorn Symphony Center, thanks to a partnership set up with the symphony’s brass, Carolina Herrera and Gus Mayer of Nashville, the show took place in downtown. Country singer Sara Evans capped off the event with a special performance. Nicole Kidman and Lily Aldridge chaired the event but work commitments kept them away.
To get into the spirit of the city, Herrera and her daughter Patricia Lansing hit the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum on Tuesday.

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On the Runway: Hillary Clinton’s Message in a Jacket

The candidate’s choice of a sharp contrast to Senator Bernie Sanders’s dark suit made its own argument.
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Michelle Obama Makes a Surprise Appearance on Project Runway: Junior and the Designers’ Reactions Are the Cutest

Make it work for FLOTUS!

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Nazr Mohammed, Mike Magee, Joe Minoso Walk the Runway in Chicago

FOR A CAUSE: It’s not every day that pro athletes share the runway with TV personalities, philanthropists, socialites and even kids, but that was the case at the 89th annual Woman’s Board of Rush University Fashion Show last Thursday at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago’s West Loop. Wearing looks from retailers like Chalk, P. 45, Neapolitan Collection and auctioneer Leslie Hindman, models included Chicago Bulls’ Nazr Mohammed; former Chicago Bear Hunter Hillenmeyer; Chicago Fire soccer player Mike Magee; “Chicago Fire” TV star Joe Minoso; Brittney Payton of WGN’s “Chicago’s Best”; Sarah Spain of ESPN Radio and other leading Chicagoans.
“This annual fundraising event is about fashion bringing together members of our community to raise money for cancer treatment,” said Sarah Bogan, fashion show chair. “It was great to see the families and friends of our models cheer them on as they walked the runway.”
About $ 500,000 was raised to support Bioinformatics, which combines the latest in computer science, statistics and mathematics with medical research for individualized cancer treatment. This was the fifth year of the Woman’s Board’s five-year commitment to raise $ 2.5 million for the Rush Cancer Center. Considered the longest running charitable fashion show in the country, the Woman’s Board Fashion Show

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The 10 Best Looks From Alexander Wang’s Last Collection for Balenciaga (Plus, Zoe Kravitz on the Runway)

The moment has come. Earlier this evening Alexander Wang took his last bow at Balenciaga as the house’s creative director. Wang’s final show was one of the most anticipated collections of the Paris Fashion Week spring 2016 season. But instead of going out with fireworks, the California-born Wang sent out a quietly exquisite collection of all-white clothes, set to a ’90s rap soundtrack of Notorious B.I.G.’s Going Back to Cali and Snoop Dogg’s Nuthin but a G Thang. The soundtrack alluded to his departure from Paris with this last Balenciaga show and that it’s back to the States for the New York-based designer.

While the collection was feminine and diaphanous from afar, a closer look will show you that subtle touches of Wang’s street style aesthetic are everywhere. Overalls in silk duchesse, flat mules in Chantilly lace, and drop crotch pants were interspersed between the siren gowns, for which the esteemed house of Balenciaga is known. Last, but certainly not least, Wang’s friend and supporter Zoe Kravitz took to the runway in a transparent lace dress in support of Wang’s big show.

And, in a touching final moment, the vivacious Wang took his biannual jaunt down the runway, skipping, running, twirling and taking selfies during a long and emotional bow. Here are our favorite looks from the collection:

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A day dress with bra details.

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Zoe Kravitz in an embroidered tank dress.

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A ’40s boudoir look.

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A utility jumpsuit in silk duchesse.

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A pair of silky overalls.

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A midi dress with cutouts.

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A siren gown with lingerie details.

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An evening gown with a fanny pack worn as a sling.

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A work jacket and flowing trousers

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A cami and boxy pinstripe trousers.

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No word on who’s taking Wang’s place at Balenciaga, but we’ll surely keep you posted as the decision is announced. For more Fashion Week coverage see what our phenomenal correspondent has to report:



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‘Project Runway Junior’ to Feature Michelle Obama Cameo and Lands’ End Challenge

Always up for a challenge, First Lady Michelle Obama will help Lands’ End put the word out about its own challenge that is set for the new Lifetime show “Project Runway Junior.”
FLOTUS will appear in a video during the Dec. 10 episode of the show to let viewers know that the Lands’ End initiative will benefit Let Girls Learn, a government-wide initiative aimed at the 62 million girls around the world who are not currently in school. The effort, which includes a tie-in to the Peace Corps, strives to help teenage girls go to and stay in school.
Ranging in age from 14 to 17, “Project Runway Junior’s” 12 contestants will be vying for the chance to design an item that will be sold via Lands’ End’s Web site. This season’s winner will go home with a scholarship to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, a Brother-provided work studio, a Seventeen magazine feature and a $ 25,000 cash prize to help launch their collection.
The First Lady has traveled around the globe to promote Let Girls Learn as well as other initiatives that help groom motivated, well-educated and healthy children. In addition to her Let’s Move and Let’s Read

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Jeremy Scott Teams With Melissa on Runway Show Shoes

MAN MADE: If the music at Jeremy Scott’s forthcoming runway show in New York comes blaring from the speakers singing, “Life in plastic, it’s fantastic” — the infamous lyrics from Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” — it wouldn’t be without good reason. That’s because at Scott’s Sept. 14 show, models’ feet will be bound in plastic shoes — designed in collaboration between Scott and Brazilian plastic footwear brand Melissa.
Scott — who will make his fashion week appearance straight off a noted involvement with MTV’s Video Music Awards — designed two Melissa-produced shoes for his spring show. Further information regarding their make, appearance and retail availability could not be learned.
In teaming with Melissa, Scott joins the Brazilian brand’s past collaborators including Vivienne Westwood and Karl Lagerfeld.

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Hot Off the Runway: Women’s Fashion Trends for Fall

If you want to be on the cutting edge of fashion for fall, don’t look to shop windows, look to the future! As I often tell my clients, if you see it in stores, it’s already out, which is why I keep an eye on global trend forecasts. This week at MAGIC, the semiannual fashion trade show in Las Vegas, I soaked up the latest in men’s and women’s lifestyle and apparel trends, color trends, and much, much more.

In a seminar led by Melissa Moylan, Creative Director of Womenswear at FashionSnoops (a trend forecasting agency), I got the scoop on global trends for gals next year (fall/winter ’16-17). So if you’re a buyer, a designer, or a forward-thinking fashionista, read on! FashionSnoops identified four major up-and-coming trend stories for fall: Method + Madness, Weekender, Raven, and Varsity Daze. And while each of these distinct trends is uniquely inspired, they do share some common elements–colors, fabrics, silhouettes, and details–you can look out for regardless of your affinity for any particular trend.

COLOR

Hues predicted to be popular for winter come from an earthy and warm, yet bold, color palette. Neutrals such as Ivory, Biscuit, Flax, Camel, Toffee, and Dust Grey form a supple base for the richer, more vibrant colors in the Fall ’16 color story.

Vintage hues and jewel tones also play an important role across global trend forecasts with colors like Forest, Navy, Plum, Crimson, Scarlet Fever (a bright, orange-based red) and Roast (a chocolatey espresso brown) laying a foundation of deep undertones.

Mid-tones and accent colors include Olive, Pea, Marigold, Tangerine, Cyan, Teal, and Indigo, along with my personal favorites (for their freshness): Baby Blue, Rose Taupe, Bronze, and Lavender Grey.

SILHOUETTE

The key silhouettes to look out for in ladies’ fall fashion are A-line skirts and dresses (in both mid-lengths and floor dusters), culottes, and wide-leg pants. Also predicted to turn heads are turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks, as well as oversized sweaters, blanket coats, and floor-length overcoats.

FABRIC

According to the forecast, textiles such as boiled and compressed wools, twills, tweeds, and chunky knits will keep you both stylish and warm when the weather start to cool. On the softer side, sheer satin, chiffon, cozy cashmere, and plush, teddy-bear-like fabrics (think: wearable Ted) will be white-hot for winter.

DETAILS & ACCESSORIES

Already dangling in your favorite boutiques, suede fringe will continue to play a prominent role in apparel and accessories. (Ladies, it’s time to let your inner cowgirl lose!) Lace and laser cut-outs are two details also forecasted to remain strong. Keep an eye out for vintage-y patches and appliqués; think old-school letterman jackets and sweaters, along with team pennants and athletic patches. In a nod to handicraft, big buttons, quilting, and patchwork will also be popular, while updated ditsies, graphics, and photography will spice up patterns and prints. As for footwear, the wedge bootie is predicted to give your seasonal style a kick!

So if you want your winter wardrobe to weather more than just one season–while still being on the forefront of fashion–start stocking your closet now with vintage-inspired colors and details; cozy, oversized knits; and cowgirl-meets-Little-House-on-the-Prairie fabrics and accessories.

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And for those seeking even more precise color direction, check out these hues (specific to the F/W 16/17 season) from Pantone.

Light Neutrals:
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Pantone 14-4103

Dark Jewel Tones:
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Pantone 19-3520
Pantone 19-1863
Pantone 19-1664
Pantone 19-1317

Mid-Tone Accents:
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Pantone 15-0743
Pantone 17-1048
Pantone 15-1054
Pantone 19-4535
Pantone 19-4241
Pantone 19-3920

My Personal Favorites:
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Misha Nonoo Forgoes Runway Show for Instagram Presentation

DIVING INTO DIGITAL: Misha Nonoo’s brand will skip a traditional runway format this upcoming spring 2016 show season. Instead, the label will hold a “digital-only” presentation. The brand says that it will leverage Instagram to present its new designs.
Nonoo was not available for comment, as she is presently traveling abroad. Her spokesperson was unable to make an official statement in Nonoo’s absence, but did confirm that while additional details for the presentation are unavailable — the brand will indeed present a “full collection” online.
Misha Nonoo debuted her namesake label in fall 2011. It has since been nominated for a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and the Woolmark Prize. The brand’s studio is currently a participant in the CFDA’s “Incubator” studio space.
 

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Looking Back: Alexander McQueen’s ‘Highland Rape’ 1995 Runway

Designers from Vivienne Westwood to Oscar de la Renta and Isaac Mizrahi have long mined Scottish tartans for inspiration. But perhaps none is more closely associated with the theme than Alexander McQueen, who broke out with his seminal “Highland Rape” collection in 1995 and reprised it for fall 2006 with his “Widows of Culloden” effort, which he described as “very ‘Macbeth.’” WWD called it “a moment” that lived up to the hype — “fabulously creative and achingly wearable.” Afterward, McQueen said, “I wanted to show a more poetic side to my work….I find beauty in melancholy.”

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This Runway Collection Is Giving Us Major Game of Thrones Vibes

Tonight’s Valentino fall 2015 couture collection reminded us that winter is coming.

The show, which took place in Rome, featured regal, moody looks that just screamed Game of Thrones. While it hasn’t been confirmed that designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are GoT fans, we bet that Cersei, Sansa, Margaery and Daenarys would totally be fans of them. We took the liberty of suggesting gowns from the collection for each of the leading ladies in anticipation of season six.

1. Cersei
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Last time we checked in with Cersei, she came back to the palace and she was pretty angry. This embellished gown in emerald and black with feather detail says: “I’m the ruler and I’m gorgeous—now, off with his head!”

2. Margaery
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Prison could never stop Margaery of the House Tyrell (and reigning queen!) from being stylish and sexy. This quintessential Margaery silhouette with plunging neckline is more somber than the usual, but no less fetching.

3. Sansa
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Little Sansa is growing up. Do they have sweet sixteen parties in the North? If so, she would look divine in this lace number.

4. Daenaerys
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The Mother of Dragons could always use another cape. And look! This one has a gold embroidery of her baby! How sweet.

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RJ Mitte (A.K.A. Walt Jr. of Breaking Bad) Is Now a Runway Model

Yes, you read that correctly. RJ Mitte, the actor who played Walt Jr./Flynn, the meek son of drug kingpin Walter White on Breaking Bad, made his runway modeling debut at the Vivienne Westwood menswear show in Milan over the weekend. Note: These images are slightly NSFW.

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Mitte, who is signed with Elite London, a UK model agency, opened and closed the Vivienne Westwood show sporting what looks like a literal breastplate in one look.

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But this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Mitte transform from regular ol’ actor to smokeshow model. Last year the 22-year-old, who similar to his television character has a mild case of cerebral palsy, starred in an ad campaign for the Gap shot by photographer David Sims.

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Well, if the he doesn’t get back into acting, we now know why!

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For Mugler’s 2016 resort collection, makeup artist Robin Black brought illustrator Regina Yazdi along to capture every backstage moment in her sketchbook. These are the beautiful results.
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Gisele Might Not Be Retiring From the Runway After All

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After days of frenzied coverage of what was widely reported to be Gisele’s final runway show, her longtime agent confirmed to The New York Times that the supermodel’s “final” show in Sao Paolo, Brazil, was not, in fact, her last. Instead, it seems, she will only be closing the chapter on her catwalking days in Brazil.

Anne Nelson, Bundchen’s longtime agent at IMG Models told The Times that the 34-year-old stunner Times would be “clos[ing] the chapter on the Brazilian runway…It is important that we continue to work on all kinds of capacities within the fashion industry.”

News of Bundchen’s runway retirement has been plastered over thousands of Web Sites and news outlets across the globe ever since the supermodel told a Brazilian newspaper that she was quitting her catwalking days because her body “asked her to stop.”

Bundchen herself seemed to confirm the news in a post on Instagram the day before the show, writing: “I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business.”

According to the Times story, IMG was inundated with calls about the supermodel’s runway retirement, and confirmed that the Brazilian bombshell is still wildly in demand.”I think a lot of people will still want her on the runway,” Nelson told The Times. “Will she want to do it? That’s a whole other story. It would have to come within an interesting angle, a unique opportunity. Will she do it? I can’t guarantee that. But that people will call for her, yes.”

It’s no surprise that Bundchen would want to limit her time on the runway—indeed, her catwalk appearances aren’t quite as frequent as other runway regulars—and the new positioning seems to open the door for special, one-off opportunities or appearances about which Bundchen feels passionately. So will she walk again or won’t she? It appears it’s an open-ended question.

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Tim Gunn Was Surprised By ‘Project Runway’ Fame: ‘I Never Expected To Even Be On Air’

“Make it work” has become to go-to motto on “Project Runway,” but the man behind those now-famous words never expected to be so quotable on the show — or even on the show at all.

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Men’s Hairstyle Trends on the Runway: Long Vs. Slick

A longtime favorite of stylists, slick hair was the go-to look at the fall men’s runway collections. An extreme slicked-back style with high shine, hair was given slightly more volume for an overly dramatic look. Although a bit predictable, this look has the potential to gain popularity once again.
Long hair is no longer a woman’s prerogative. Taking its cue from the rock music scene, this season’s looks included mostly medium and long textured hairstyles with a messy finish. This hairstyle is not expected to be a temporary trend, so anyone opting to grow out their hair will surely find plenty of inspirational images.

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Is Gisele Bündchen Really Retiring From the Runway?

AU CONTRAIRE: Not so fast. After swirling media reports proclaiming the runway retirement of Gisele Bündchen — rumors had surfaced that she’d be walking her very last show during the upcoming São Paulo Fashion Week in April, for a brand called Colcci — a rep at IMG said that the information had been “lost in translation.” The rep stated that because no official statement had been made from the model herself, no conclusions should be drawn on her behalf — at least not yet.
“Gisele made no statement,” the source said. “The truth of the matter is that we still have a very strong relationship with several international brands for which [Gisele] may have to do shows — special projects — in the future. It’s true that she doesn’t do fashion week; she doesn’t do 17 shows in all three cities, and she’s not going to start. But that’s not to say that she might not work on a special project in the future. The word retirement is a little bit of an extreme word.”
Bündchen made her catwalk debut in 1996 for the Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Alexander McQueen shows in Milan and Paris and in more recent seasons

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Eric Wilson’s Front Row Diary: Fendi and Prada’s Rapid Runway Reinvention

Eric Wilson is InStyle’s Fashion News Director. Sit front row at Fashion Week with him by following him on Twitter (@EricWilsonSays) and Instagram. What is pretty? What is elegant? What is beauty? And most importantly, what do customers want? These are the questions that editors and designers have been wrestling with at the start of […]
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9 Seriously Striking Things to See From the Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 Runway

The Marc Jacobs show is the unofficial end to New York Fashion Week and, guys, it’s here! From the string music that served as sound track to the grand scene portrayed on a backdrop, it all smacked of drama and a lady of the manor with some serious secrets (and that was even before I got a chance to check out the clothes!).


The setting was pretty rad, bathed in sinister-looking red light as guests arrived.


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Also there? MJ-branded waiters with vodka.


The painted set deserves a close-up because, seriously, this is impressive.


I didn’t spy a single model walk down the runway without gloves, with some rising all the way to the elbow and others simply skimming the wrist bone (most were black, but a few were done in snowy wine). Amal Clooney affect, perhaps?


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And sure, most of it was seriously lady-like, but there was also this one saucy sheer gown.


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The bags were lady-like, top-handle styles and, hurrah, included some leopard!


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Sequins were all over, including some floor-length gowns and evening coats, but they were most captivating when done as accents on the bottom of pieces or hidden inside folds, flashing as the ladies moved down the catwalk.


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Nicki Minaj doesn’t always smile when she poses on the red carpet but how thrilled does she look here, backstage and surrounded by fresh-off-the-runway models?


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Kendall Jenner was there too, though as a model and not a front row guest.

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How One Designer Is Using ‘Role Models Not Runway Models’ To Empower Women

While New York Fashion Week featured many famous faces during its opening night on Feb. 12, it was the lesser-known ones that may have made the biggest impact.

Designer Carrie Hammer’s runway show “Role Models Not Runway Models” was a highlight of NYFW for the second year in a row. “Role Models Not Runway Models” featured female CEOs, writers, actresses and entrepreneurs.

“I think it’s important that women understand that beauty comes from power, personality, and accomplishments,” Hammer said. “The women we put on the runway are all at the top of their respective fields.”

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The models included Brandthropologie CEO Billee Howard, Nexus founder Rachel Cohen Gerrol, senior editor of Bustle.com Marie Ospina and Director of Public Affairs at Coca-Cola Missy Owens.

In 2014, Hammer’s show featured the first model in a wheelchair in NYFW and this year she included “American Horror Story” actress Jamie Brewer, the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway.

“I think this challenges what we’ve been seeing for way too long. Uniformity. It’s time to see not just diversity — but reality,” Hammer said.

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This Rick Owens Runway Is Completely, Totally NSFW

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Guys, this is not how I envisioned my Friday morning going. Rick Owens just showed his men’s fall 2015 collection in Paris and there were penises. Specifically, garments hemmed with a high arch in front so that certain areas got to see the light of day. I don’t think these could be legally worn anywhere, so, phew, but also, huh? Owens is an avant-garde designer who likes to make waves (remember his awesome spring 2014 collection with steppers?) and get us talking, so: mission complete.

Also—think he read Ruth Wilson’s thoughts on female versus male nudity?

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Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real Life

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A smart and stylish fashion and beauty guide from the creators of the popular website WhoWhatWear.com. Now, the creators share their tricks of the trade, translating high fashion in a low-fuss, accessible way. Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, two former “Elle “magazine editors, are the fashionable duo behind the booming website. In “Who What Wear “they’ve compiled the best of their tips and advice into one stylish compendium. Trends come and go at a dizzying pace and it can be challenging to just get dressed in the morning Kerr and Power banish those fashion faux-pas fears and give readers the tools necessary to update their own personal styles “and “recognize and incorporate the latest runway and Hollywood looks. Celebrity contributors such as Rachel Zoe, Nicole Richie, and Rachel Bilson also dish their insider style secrets alongside images from the runway and beyond.

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Vines Of Runway Models Falling Might Make Your Day (VIDEO)

It’s pretty rare to catch a model who isn’t putting their best foot forward, but every now and then it happens.

Despite their usually flawlessness, these professionals make mistakes too — and occasionally, it’s caught on tape.

Thanks to Cosmopolitan, who put together this compilation of vines, we get to relive some of the best runway fails of all-time.

Whether it’s girls literally falling through floors or models slipping out of their heels, this video makes it clear that walking the runway might just be harder than it looks.

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