Fashion & Style…A Mother’s Influence

For These Designers, Mom Knew Best By CHLOE MALLE Published: May 6, 2011 IN “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde wrote: “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” Fashion designers get around this problem by incorporating their mother’s way of dressing into their work. On the occasion…

Designer Bio…Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton is the Creative Director for the Alexander McQueen label.  She moved into the position in May 2010, after designer Alexander McQueen’s death that same year.  Burton has been with the famous Bristish label since 1996 and was his aide uptil until McQueen’s death in February 2010. http://www.vogue.co.uk/biographies/110317-sarah-burton.aspx

Fashion Inspiration…retro swimwear

Nanette Lepore’s retro inspired swimwear Fun, Flirty, and Girly! While all the stars and celebrities were putting on their most glamorous gowns for the Met Ball Monday evening, Nanette Lepore had her models walking around in much less formal attire; not to mention far less material too.  Lepore’s retro swimwear embraces the feminine and frequently references past swimwear of the former…

Art and Culture…Sonia Delaunay, artist and fashion designer

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay  On view now through June 19, 2011 at Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York  “Examining the more practical side of Delaunay’s pioneering achievement, this beautiful, enlightening exhibition offers some alluring artworks, garments and accessories, especially a passel of radiant scarves. But it bets most of…

It’s all about the clothes…Valentino

2011 Couture Council Artistry of Fashion Award: Valentino On Wednesday September 7, 2011, The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will honor Valentino with their 2011 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.  The event has become a tradition in preceding the arrival of Fall Fashion Week! “Valentino was chosen in recognition of his…

Art and Culture…an everyday icon

The Museum at FIT presents Fashion Culture Special Programs throughout the year.  Check this one out!  Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style ~ Kate Betts Thursday, May 12, 6pm Katie Murphy Amphitheatre Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor “Join the former editor of Time magazine’s Style and Design section Kate Betts…

All About the Shoes…Louboutin

“Louboutin was born in Paris in 1964 and was drawn to footwear from an early age. One of his earliest memories is seeing a sign prohibiting the wearing of stiletto heels in a Paris museum — warning of potential damage to the wood floors.” (cnn.com) Wardrobe staples. Women. Heels.  Need I say more?  Right after…