From Alexander Wang’s hotly anticipated debut at Balenciaga to simply stepping out of stilettos into sturdier heels, there’s much to be excited about in the coming year.
Alexander Wang’s First Collection for Balenciaga
Having proven himself as one of America’s strongest young designers, Wang takes off for Paris. We can’t wait to see his vision for the storied French house.
Four years ago, the First Lady catapulted Jason Wu into the national spotlight when she wore his white, one-shouldered dress for the Inaugural Ball. Will she do the same for another young designer or opt for a more recognizable name at this year’s gala?
“Punk: Chaos to Couture” at the Met
With punk up next on the Costume Institute’s agenda, 2013 will be the year that anarchy (or at least radical fashion) takes over the Met gala.
Finally Seeing a Designer Named at Schiaparelli
A spokesperson for the house said it’s likely that a collection will be shown this summer, which means a creative director announcement could be imminent.
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Flat Shoes/Lower Heels
As the fever for dizzily high platform heels finally settles, low-heeled shoes and flats are going to march off the runway onto the street—and likely the red carpet too.
New York’s New Stores: Proenza Schouler, Dover Street Market
Despite the deluge of online retailers, brick-and-mortar stores are taking over Manhattan. Balenciaga just opened a pop-up shop in SoHo and Proenza Schouler is checking out locations downtown, too. Meanwhile, London’s Dover Street Market will move into the former New York School of Applied Design for Women, a seven-story building in midtown.
Anne Hathaway’s Award-Season Looks
As diverse and thoughtful as the characters she plays, the Golden Globe nominee (and likely Oscar contender) is sure to win recognition for her red-carpet style—be it a sequined Nina Ricci slip dress or seriously sexy Tom Ford number.
Beyoncé’s Costumes for Her Super Bowl Halftime Performance
How many sparkling short-short ensembles can one woman rock between halves of the Super Bowl XLVII? We’ll find out February 3.
J.W. Anderson’s Debut at Versus
J.W. Anderson is taking up the reins with Donatella Versace as the first of a series of young designer collaborations with the Italian label.
New Fashion Books
Giambattista Valli, Roger Vivier (the designer and the label), and jewelers Bulgari and Suzanne Syz are celebrated in beautiful, glossy tomes; Vogue Contributing EditorAndré Leon Talley dissects the Little Black Dress, and Reed Krakoff exhibits his photography in Women in Art: Figures of Influence.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s Pregnancy Style
How will the Duchess, a loyalist to wrap dresses and L.K. Bennett pumps, adapt her look over the next few months? The world will be watching.
David Bowie is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
The British music icon has given the museum unprecedented access to his archives, including more than 60 costumes, from spangled Ziggy Stardust–era bodysuits to the Union Jack coat he designed with Alexander McQueen.
Stefano Pilati at Ermenegildo Zegna and Agnona
Until recently, Italian womenswear and menswear labels Agnona and Ermenegildo Zegna have not received much recognition on the global fashion stage. No question that Stefano Pilati’s January 1 start as creative director of Agnona and head of design at Ermenegildo Zegna will change that.
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This may sound crazy but I’m thinking the first lady might wear Prabal Gurung to the Inaugural Ball…thoughts?
jason wu, oscar de la renta or a new young designer……
we will see!
It’s funny that the rebellious and individual type of thing my boyfriend wore in the late 70’s- early 80’s which was chategoriesed by the media as ‘punk’ has inspired high fashion. In 2012 he couldn’t beleive he was seeing people in their 20’s buying expensive trendy ‘distressed’ clothes because punk is ‘on trend’. I’m actualy really glad it’s available (cheaply) on the high street as it was taking me a lot of time and faffing about to customise clothes and jewellery to get that same kind of look, which I’ve loved since I was about 10 years old :0)