The frantic buzz of fashion month has quietened, as the industry mourns the loss of Karl Lagerfeld.Dubbed one of the world’s most prolific designers, the 85-year-old revolutionised the face of fashion over the course of his seven decade-long career. After stints at Jean Patou and Chloé, Lagerfeld finally found his footing at Chanel – undoubtedly his most famous move.Having presided over the French fashion house for more than 30 years (with as many as eight collections a year), he saved the company from financial ruin courtesy of his now-famous rebrand of the interlocking CC logo.Further demonstrating his sartorial know-how and starry connections, the designer is also widely hailed for his five-decade reign at Fendi where he joined as head of womenswear and furs back in 1965.From his very first freelance job to the designer’s most famous star-studded runways, we take a look back at Karl Lagerfeld’s illustrious career in pictures.
"It sucks to have to write this letter," wrote Hayley Elsaesser in an open letter on her website.
After hyping his line of unisex hoodies, shirts and pants, Justin Bieber officially makes his debut as a fashion designer — with mixed results.
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The supersized puffer jacket has been likened to everything from the Michelin Man to an Ikea bedspread.
Ronlonda Robinson says she wanted to make a big statement with an over-the-top photo shoot for her graduation because of everything she had gone through to get to that point in her life.
After going viral with a Black Lives Matter gown in 2017, Terrence Torrence is now turning heads with another creation: a suit jacket featuring the face of Michelle Obama, designed for a Mississippi teen.
Celebrities, models, and “it” girls began obsessing over a unique denim brand this summer, and now Lady Gaga is the latest to bring it into fall. Up-and-coming label Miaou was started by vintage collector turned designer Alexia Elkaim, who was inspired by her experience thrifting while creating one-of-a-kind silhouettes for her brand. The cropped cut, grommet waist-cinching detailing, and interesting patterns make these a staple in influencers’ wardrobes and a standout to any onlookers.Most recently, Gaga was seen in the brand’s “Lucy” corset in yellow plaid, which retails for $350. Miaou suggests that the top be paired with its “Morgan” pants in the same colored pattern, featuring one of its signature chain belts.The prices for the pants range from $295 to $1,200, depending on style and material, and the brand’s belts go for anywhere between $50 and $125. The limited-edition three-chain decorative belt, which Bella Hadid has been spotted in, would have set her back a cool $325. Check out which other stars are sporting the brand.Read more from Yahoo Lifestyle:• Meghan Markle broke a major royal rule with engagement announcement• The most expensive item from the Victoria’s Secret x Balmain runway collection is already sold out online• Is the new sexy Instagram pose unsanitary?Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Not only are fashion designers superior creatives, but a new study from the University of California, Berkeley suggests that dressmakers specifically also have better vision than the rest of us. Not just “better” vision, they have what’s called stereoscopic vision.
The CFDA awards, which always take place in June, have had their share of memorable moments. Like the time in 2014 that Rihanna had a party in front, and the back, in see-through Adam Selman. Or that 2012 moment when Seth Meyers wore Marc Jacobs’s Met ball number: white boxers underneath a lacy shirtdress by Commes des Garçons. But fashion is all about moving forward, so without further ado, here’s what the stars donned to this year’s dinner.Read more from Yahoo Beauty + Style:Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.
According to a recent survey, the average woman spends nearly $1,500 on clothing and accessories a year. Broken down, that’s about seven “casual tops” at $20 a pop, three pairs of shoes for no more than $70 each, and dresses under $50, plus some other items.
New York-based fashion designer Jonathan Simkhai has designed dresses for First Lady Michelle Obama, Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, and model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid, but he also knows how to kick Thanksgiving off right with a crowd-pleasing appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Dip. “For the past few years, it’s been my signature Thanksgiving dish,” he says. “It is definitely the tastiest appetizer on the coffee table, and eating it with celery will make you feel only slightly less guilty!”
To fix this, Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada partnered with six local designers to create Ward + Robes — a unique collection of hospital gowns that teen patients would actually want to wear. One hundred redesigned gowns were donated to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Ottawa where teen patients were invited to browse and pick out one that matches their personality. Artists and designers are also welcome to get involved and design hospital gowns.
(Instagram/jimellelevon) Jimelle Levon is an 18-year-old designer from Columbus, Ohio. This year for prom, instead of coming up with some elaborate “promposal” to impress his date, he did the next best thing: he made her a dress. ALSO SEE: Here’s What Prom Looks Like in 2016 “I have never taken any classes or been taught how to sew. I am a self taught artist,” Levon says on his website.
Taking to the red carpet at last year’s Billboard Music Awards in an on-trend white jumpsuit with cutaway sides, Taylor Swift had no idea that her outfit choice would create such a stir and not because it would catapult her to the top or bottom of the best dressed list. Quick to take credit for Taylor’s look was US-based fast fashion brand Nasty Gal, who speedily took to Instagram to inform their 1.6 million followers girl-of-the-moment Taylor Swift had chosen to showcase their design. There was just one problem, the jumpsuit wasn’t theirs but a super similar one from Paris Fashion House, Balmain.
While we can’t imagine the Duchess of Cambridge donning any of these looks, its encouraging to see the brand known for its slightly dark and somewhat disturbing designs sticking to its trademark themes. The show, like so many big-name brands these days, steered clear of using models-of-the-minute and instead hosted an intimate affair - which the whole world was invited to watch online live, through the Alexander McQueen website.