55 Unforgettable Met Gala Red Carpet Looks

The first Monday in May looked different this year, as the annual Met Gala has been postponed to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, the Met Gala will focus on the theme of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which will take a deep dive into the history of American fashion. The event will be held in a smaller setting on Sept. 13 — pending government guidelines for social gatherings this fall — and will be co-chaired by Timothée Chalamet, Amanda Gorman, Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka. The event will coincide with New York Fashion Week, which will run from Sept. 8 to Sept. 12.
It’s been two years since celebrities have graced the steps of the Met with their high-fashion looks, with stars like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez and others regularly leaving their mark on the Met Gala red carpet.
Rihanna has arguably been the most-watched style star at the Met Gala year after year. Some of her most iconic looks include her custom yellow Guo Pei dress at the 2015 Met Gala celebrating the exhibit “China: Through the Looking Glass” and her avant-garde Comme des Garçons look at the 2017 Met Gala celebrating the exhibit “Rei

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06.05.2021 / by / in
30 Ways to Say ‘I Love You, Mom’ This Mother’s Day

1. Anthropologie Lizzie Vase
Anthropologie’s vases feature an assortment of lovely painterly blooms to match the fresh bouquets you’ll place in them, $28.

2. Byredo Rose Hand Lotion
Byredo’s Rose hand lotion, $60, unites pleasure and function.

3. Honeycomb Studio Bud Vase via West Elm
Honeycomb Studio Bud Vase: porcelain silhouettes accented with gold-leafing, $16 — $40.

 
4. Stoneware Tilley Fashion Dinnerware Set White — Project 62™
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5. Dr Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro
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6. Dr. Dennis Gross Sculpsure
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7. The Beach People Picnic Basket
The Beach People’s handmade, insulated picnic basket, $149, will keep drinks and snacks cool all summer long.

8. Enesea Opposites Attract Pearl Necklace
Australian label Enesea’s Opposites Attract pearl necklace, $300, combines timeless freshwater pearls with a modern golf filled chain.

9. Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat: A Cookbook by Molly Baz
Molly Baz’s first cookbook is here! A New York Times bestseller, “Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat,” $19.50, is the perfect gift for any foodie.

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04.05.2021 / by / in
Black Fashion Fair and Brooklyn Sewing Academy Team to Equip Next Generation of Creatives

The Black Fashion Fair is teaming up with the Brooklyn Sewing Academy this summer with a goal to educate Black and brown students who may not otherwise have access to knowledge and training in sewing, pattern making, and fashion illustration.
Class sizes will be small and intimate and each student will receive a new sewing machine they can take home and practice on to begin their journey. All lessons and materials are offered at no cost to students.
“If anything, my time at FIT showed me not only is there a lack of representation, there is a lack of outreach to Black and brown communities,” said Antoine Gregory, founder of the Black Fashion Fair, a platform that puts Black fashion talent front and center with an online designer database and a curated virtual marketplace. “I think as we continue to advocate for change and inclusion, these partnerships will create real opportunity.”
Amy Verrier, director of education and Timothy Westbrook studio creative director of the Brooklyn Sewing Academy, were keen to collaborate on educating the next generation.

Black Fashion Fair Founder Antoine Gregory 
AHMAD BARBER + DONTÉ MAURICE OF ABDM STUDIO

WWD: Can you give me a little back story on the Black Fashion Fair? What it

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27.04.2021 / by / in
All the Red Carpet Looks at the 2021 Oscars

The 2021 Oscars brought the return of the in-person red carpet, and with it celebrities came out with an array of standout high-fashion looks.
Nominees and celebrities like Andra Day, Zendaya, Regina King, Carey Mulligan, Leslie Odom Jr., Daniel Kaluuya and many others attended the award ceremony wearing custom, couture or ready-to-wear pieces from the spring 2021 runway.
Day, who is nominated for best actress for her titular role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” wore a custom gold metallic Vera Wang dress that resembled the Oscar statue. Day’s look played into the night’s gold theme, which was also seen on Mulligan in a Valentino spring 2021 couture gold sequined top and skirt and on Odom Jr. in a tonal gold Brioni suit.

Andra Day, Leslie Odom Jr. and Carey Mulligan at the 2021 Oscars. 
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Zendaya also went the custom route for the 2021 Oscars, wearing a neon yellow, cutout dress designed by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Picciolo. Best actress nominee Vanessa Kirby also wore a custom-made dress for the awards ceremony: a pale pink, cutout Gucci dress with a dramatic train.
Male nominees continued the awards season trend of standout men’s red carpet looks at the 2021 Oscars. The red carpet saw the

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Zendaya Goes Neon Yellow at the 2021 Oscars

Zendaya has long been a red carpet star, and the actress brought her style power once again at the 2021 Oscars.
The actress wore a neon yellow silk chiffon gown with a cutout detail custom-made by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli at the award ceremony.
Zendaya’s custom dress, which is named the “force de beauté,” took more than 300 hours to create by hand at the design house’s atelier. Zendaya has previously worked with Valentino and was named a brand ambassador in December.

Zendaya in custom Valentino at the 2021 Oscars. 
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Zendaya took her high-fashion Oscar look to the next level by pairing the custom dress with 183 carats of Bulgari diamonds. The actress unveiled a yellow diamond necklace from the fine jeweler’s 2021 high-jewelry collection, called Magnifica, which will be released this summer.
The necklace is created with two diamond collars and a removable 6-carat yellow diamond brooch with a tassel. The collars and tassels include 18 regular-cut diamonds, 693 fancy shape step cut diamonds and 398 round brilliant-cut diamonds and pave-set diamonds. She paired the necklace with a matching 21-carat yellow diamond ring and 9-carat yellow diamond earrings.
Zendaya’s long-time stylist, Law Roach, gave a closer look at the neon dress on his Instagram,

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26.04.2021 / by / in
Andra Day Goes Metallic Gold at the 2021 Oscars

At the 2021 Oscars, Andra Day rounded out award season with another standout look.
The actress and singer, who is nominated for best actress for her titular role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” wore a custom Vera Wang dress reminiscent of the Oscar statue on the red carpet. Day’s gold metallic dress featured Wang’s classic draping as well as a cutout design, a thigh-high slit and asymmetric straps.
Wang worked with a welder to help design the custom dress, which is made completely out of metallic mesh.

Andra Day at the 2021 Oscars in custom Vera Wang. 
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Day’s gold dress falls in line the Oscars red carpet fashion trend of gold high-fashion looks. Fellow best actress nominee Carey Mulligan wore a Valentino gold sequined bandeau top and matching voluminous skirt from the design house’s spring 2021 couture collection. Double nominee Leslie Odom Jr. also went gold for the 2021 Oscars, wearing a tonal double-breasted suit by Brioni.
Day has consistently worn standout high-fashion looks this award season. She started at the Golden Globes by giving a nod to Holiday’s old Hollywood glamour style in a Chanel couture dress. She went with a more modern look at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards, wearing a

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26.04.2021 / by / in
A Look Back at Alber Elbaz’s Most Memorable Quotes

Alber Elbaz often said fashion is about storytelling — and he could talk up a storm.
From Seventh Avenue fashion-speak to deep thoughts about clothes, he dispensed plenty of wisdom over a storied fashion career.
Here, some of his most memorable quotes from WWD:
ON FASHION’S IMPORTANCE: “My conclusion today is that fashion is very important, today maybe more than ever, because we fashion designers maybe have a role. We have the duty to bring beauty to the world, to make women feel better, to make women feel good, to uplift them. Today, I was at Barneys [New York] for a couple of hours — we had a trunk show. There was this woman I was helping, and she told me at the end of this little rendezvous we had, ‘I am going to be broke, but I am happy.’ I think this is the whole idea of what fashion is going to do today, and I am saying that, when everything is crashing, maybe it’s not a bad idea to invest in a good dress.” (2008)
ON COLLABORATION: “I know the worst enemy of many designers is the CEO. I think that, in a way, the most frustrating CEO will tell me that

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26.04.2021 / by / in
Alber Elbaz Dies at 59

The fashion world reeled with shock and grief to learn that Alber Elbaz, the designer best known for his spectacular rejuvenation of Lanvin from 2001 to 2015, had died at a Paris hospital. He was 59.
His death on Saturday, due to COVID-19, was confirmed by Compagnie Financière Richemont, his joint venture partner in AZ Factory, his latest fashion venture.
He became the second famous fashion figure to succumb to the coronavirus, which last October claimed Japanese fashion maverick Kenzo Takada.
An ebullient character prized for his couture-like craft, Elbaz took a five-year hiatus after being ousted from Lanvin and just launched AZ Factory, hinged on solutions-driven fashions, entertainment and tech.
While his name was not on the label, the start-up was steeped in Elbaz’s personality, humor, and his inimitable flair for soigné fashions.
“I have lost not only a colleague but a beloved friend,” Richemont founder and chairman Johann Rupert said in a statement, expressing his shock and sadness at Elbaz’s sudden passing.
“Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry’s brightest and most beloved figures. I was always taken by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and unbridled creativity,” Rupert said. “He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent, and his singular

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26.04.2021 / by / in
Spotlight on Supervsn

On April 8, Supervsn dropped its capsule cargo collection “Studio Cargos 2.0,” consisting of hand tie-dyed, reverse oil wash and acid-washed gender-neutral cargos.
The Los Angeles-based streetwear brand was founded by South Central Los Angeles native Gavin Mathieu, who has helped shape streetwear culture and fashion through his work in design, creative direction and community building. Mathieu has been able to work with top artists and innovators from Los Angeles such as the late Nipsey Hussle, Dom Kennedy and YG’s 4Hunnid brand. The cargos retail for $228 and come in a variety of colors, such as watermelon, acid black and tie-dye. 

Supervsn’s tie-dye cargos, $228. 
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Supervsn’s cargos in watermelon, $228. 
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Supervsn’s tie-dye cargos, $228. 
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16.04.2021 / by / in
6 Innovative Women-owned Fashion Brands to Watch

Women are continuing to add interest to fashion at a time when consumers are craving to get beyond the commonplace.
In honor of Women’s History Month, WWD is celebrating women-owned innovative fashion brands making names for themselves in the space.
From Areeayl Goodwin’s Beads by Aree, which makes jewelry for the whimsical bohemian that lives inside each of us, to Pattaraphan, which fuses edginess and androgyny to design strong pieces for a discerning customer, here are six women-owned fashion brands to watch.   
Brand name: Michel Men
Year founded: 2017
Design aesthetic: The New Americana: modern, minimalist approach to traditional American men’s wear.
Customer: Bold and stylish men who live by a uniform.
Whitney Michel is a first-generation Haitian American born in Brooklyn, N.Y., who designs luxurious men’s accessories such as bandanas, socks and neckwear for the everyday man. Michel has just dropped a collaboration with The Tie Bar curated by Jim Moore of GQ magazine, who is Michel’s mentor.

A look from Michel Men. 
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Socks from Michel Men. 
Courtesy of Michel Men

Brand name: Sabrina Ol
Year founded: 2020
Design aesthetic: Concept-oriented streetwear.
Customer: Women/men/nonbinary 25- to 35-year-old customer.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Sabrina Olivera is a Brooklyn-based fashion designer. Throughout Olivera’s life she has been fascinated by the

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