There’s been much hypothesizing about how New York Fashion Week would address the current #MeToo moment. Despite an event called the “#MeToo fashion show” — that was not on the official NYFW calendar and was not organized with #MeToo creator Tarana Burke — no designers have so boldly proclaimed their allegiance to the women’s movement with pins or ribbons like they did exactly one year ago during the Fall 2017 runways. Sitting in the front row of Gurung’s Fall 2018 ready-to-wear presentation on Sunday was a who’s who of famous activists including Burke, Huma Abedin, Janet Mock, and Laverne Cox.
For NYFW: Men's, Willy Chavarria, a queer Chicano designer, shook things up. His show featured an amputee model and a woman (in the men's show).
Slogan T-shirts are a powerful political tool. They instantly say something that the wearer wants to convey, and in the Instagram-obsessed world, they provide messages that are easily shared, reposted, understood.
Sitting front row at the Prabal Gurung NYFW Spring 2018 show were Gloria Steinem and Huma Abedin. But Gurung, who is known for his political messages, delivered a more implicit message this year.
Iskra Lawrence is giving major vavavoom vibes. The model and body-positive activist known, among other things, for her extensive work in the Photoshop-free Aerie campaign, shared a photo of herself in a bright red Prabal Gurung dress on Instagram Tuesday afternoon. Posing next to a full-length mirror and in front of the New York City skyline, Lawrence holds a photo of herself in said red Prabal dress in one hand and a gold clutch in the other.
Plus-size model Candice Huffine just landed the cover of Vogue, and while her photo is gorgeous and ethereal, the moment is a missed opportunity for fuller-figured women. On Monday, Huffine posted a photo of her upcoming Vogue Mexico cover. In the image, the brunette beauty is completely naked, clutching a strategically placed bouquet of flowers.
Diverse casting, in both race and body type, seems to have hit an all-time high at New York Fashion Week.
Rumors have been swirling for the past month that BFFs Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer would be showing up to the 2016 Golden Globes together, wearing matching gowns. Schumer arrived on the red carpet first, wearing a black-and-white off-the-shoulder gown by Prabal Gurung.
When it comes to red carpet dressing, Cate Blanchett loves to take risks—something she made all the more clear on the press junket circuit while promoting her latest film, Truth. At a recent screening in Los Angeles, the Oscar-winning Aussie chose a white knit Proenza Schouler dress with a high neck and bare shoulders, fresh off the New York runway—paired with crisscrossed Louboutin pumps, an easy updo, and glowing makeup. But she wasn’t the only star with an eye for Proenza this week: Fargo’s leading lady, Kirsten Dunst, showed up to the Season 2 premiere of the hit FX show wearing a sleeveless, olive green leather dress with ruffled hem, also by the label. From Zendaya’s sleek, minimalist Elizabeth and James dress to Lily-Rose Depp’s shoulder-baring, technicolor Chanel top, here are the rest of this week’s best dressed.
With names like Cara Delevingne , Lexi Boling, Binx Walton, and Rita Ora attached to DKNY, one would expect the line to offer the most young and fresh items out there. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case, and it seems the brand’s parent company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, is looking for a new creative director. According to Women’s Wear Daily , Prabal Gurung, Andrea Lieberman, the designer of A.L.C., and Public School partners Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow are all being considered for the position. The pair said they weren’t considering the role “at this moment,” while the others declined to comment.
I’m not one to ooh and ah over models , until now. After two words with Amilna Estevão backstage at Vera Wang , I was spellbound. Maybe it’s it’s because of her melodic accent (Portuguese), her razor sharp cheekbones or that fact that she looks like a perfect mashup ofLupita Nyong’o and Naomi Campbell .