Throughout the store, shoppers will find a special selection of Karl ready-to-wear pieces for men and women. The store will also feature Karl accessories – watches, handbags and eyewear – plus a unique assortment of gifts such as Lagerfeld's favourite photography and design books, and his limited-edition tokidoki. All the while, mirrors and walls of light will illuminate and enhance the collection displays.
Beyond fashion and accessories collections, the store will also embrace KARL LAGERFELD'S affinity and connection to the digital world, doubling as a virtual window to Karl Lagerfeld himself. The store space will create unparalleled, engaging ways for consumers to connect with the multi-faceted brand.
Last year's spectacular featured an all-black array of fashion, and in stark contrast this year's theme was glittering gold creations, inspired by amfAR's late founding international chairman, the glamorous and legendary Elizabeth Taylor. Top designers from all over the world were enlisted to design one off pieces for the show including Tom Ford, Burberry, Prada, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Marchesa, Alexander Wang and Versace. And who better to rock these on the catwalk than the world's top models including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Joan Smalls, Liberty Ross and Karolina Kurkova .
Here are my pick of the top fashion moments from the amfAR gala.
Karolina Kurkova flaunted her amazing figure in a Roberto Cavalli black gown with cut-away panels and Bulgari jewellery. She kept her hair simple in a pulled back style which gives the dress full impact.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived in an ivory strapless dress by Dior and accessorised with Christian Louboutin white heels. This dress goes perfectly with Rosie's golden skin and the smoky eyes and rose lip finish the look off perfectly.
Olivia Palermo showed her wild side in a Roberto Cavalli leopard-print asymmetric gown with thigh-high slit and Sergio Rosso sandals. Her loose side plait complements the look perfectly.
Milla Jovovich wore a Valentino Couture spring/summer 2013 ruffled gown and carried a Jimmy Choo clutch. The relaxed updo complements the dress beautifully.
Lily Donaldson wore a bold red Emilio Pucci tunic gown. This dress is elegant, sexy and suits her tall, statuesque figure. I am glad she chose relaxed hair and no jewellery to let the dress shine.
Karlie Kloss chose to be different and wore slim black trousers and an open jacket by Louis Vuitton. This really suits her and made her stand out in all the right ways.
Joan Smalls arrived in this unique dress from the Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci autumn/winter 2013-14 collection. With its sheer bottom half this dress shows off Joan's amazing legs and she pulls it off with perfection.
Jessica Chastain showed that redheads can definitely rock a red dress in this asymmetric gown by Saint Laurent and Bulgari jewellery. The combination of the deep red dress, her loose auburn tumbling waves and beautiful fair skin is so flattering making her look youthful and radiant.
Angela Lindvall arrived in a black lace gown with sheer detailing from the Alberta Ferretti autumn/winter 2013-14 collection. I love her cuff bracelets and relaxed updo.
Alessandra Ambrosio looked like a goddess in a Zuhair Murad nude chiffon full-length gown with plunging neckline and beaded detailing and Jimmy Choo clutch. The shimmering nude looks amazing against her golden skin-tone.
Chanel Iman was a vision in white in a full-length gown with fishtail silhouette and Chopard jewellery. The structured shoulders balance out the fishtail perfectly.
Izabel Goulart in Versace and Eddie Borgo.
Alessandra Ambrosio in Tom Ford.
Isabeli Fontana in Missoni and Pamela Love.
Karolina Kurkova in Roberto Cavalli.
Joan Smalls in Givenchy.
Lily Donaldson in Gucci.
Jessica Hart in Giambatista Valli and Hoorsenbuhs.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Alexander McQueen.
Anna Dello Russo in Pucci and Bulgari.
Photos: John P. De Graeve
Written by Rose Humble
Bold graphic prints in jaw-dropping neons at Marc Jacobs, shoulder pads and slicked back 80s inspired hair at Lanvin and a kaleidoscope of colours to explore.
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The exhibition curator Nathalie Herschdorfer was given access to the international Condé Nast archives in New York, London, Paris and Milan. The pictures themselves offer an amazing insight into a century of fashion imagery, taken by more than 80 photographers. Nathalie credits publisher Condé Nast himself for building the foundations of such an impressive archive, after he scouted Irving Penn, Edward Steichen and William Klein.
"Mr Condé Nast understood that a powerful cover would bring him more readers," said Herschdorfer. "The first Vogue covers are works of art. In the early Twenties, he realised what the photographic medium could bring to his magazines. He was a man of his time and was looking ahead. He wanted to work with people who were talented artists and not necessarily good practicians. The vision of the photographer was recognised as a value, and then the photographer was asked to adapt it to the magazine's needs."
She described her selection process, "I was looking at strong, powerful works which announced the mature work of these photographers. There is a Helmut Newton style, a David Bailey style, a Peter Lindberg style, a Miles Aldridge style. The works in the show announce the best of these styles. This is a walk through the 20th Century because looking at fashion images shows also the way that the society has changed and evolved. Each image tells a story and invites us to engage with it, but it also encapsulates something of the tastes, the aspirations and the dreams of its time."
Coming Into Fashion: A Century Of Photography at Condé Nast opens June 15 until September 8 at Edinburgh City Art Centre.
Albert Watson for Vogue, May 1977
Deborah Turbeville for Vogue, May 1975
Vans Lamsweerde & Matatin for French Vogue, October 2002
Edward Steichen for Vogue, December 1923
Norman Parkinson for Glamour, October 1949
John Rawlings for Vogue, March 1943
Clifford Coffin for Vogue, June 1949
Guy Bourdin for French Vogue, February 1955
All pictures: Norman Parkinson
Written by Rose Humble
To honour the impressive 35 year milestone of the Farragamo icon- Vara, the brand hosted a star studded event in Manhatten. Alexandra Richards DJ'd and guests were able to customise their choice of Vara or Varina shoe with a range of bold new colours and limited edition designs. For 35 years the Vara shoe has been a favourite shoe for stylish women all over the world, in 2007 it inspired the Varina, a ballet flat featuring the same iconic bow and gold plaque. It was a huge hit and soon gained a cult following amongst Hollywood's A-list.
Here are some of the stylish ladies who attended the event:
Sisters Alexandra and Theodora Richards
Lauren Remington Platt
Garrett Neff, face of the new Ferragamo fragrance
Jessica Hart and Lily Aldridge
On the Ferragamo website you can explore L'Icona, a digital collection of 21 portraits which are curated and art-directed by fine-art photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. Each day reveals a modern iconic woman in customized Vara's or Varina's, paired with their own wardrobe and favourite Ferragamo pieces, exploring her individual style through her own words, photography, and film. With names including Olivia Palermo, Camilla Belle, Jessica Hart and Alexandra Richards it's definitely worth taking a look.
If these portraits of effortless Italian style inspire you to customise and create your own Vara or Varina, reflecting your unique personal style, you are in luck! On the Salvatore Ferragamo website you can do just that. I think this is a great idea to reinvent this iconic shoe and I can't wait to design mine!
All photos from ferragamo.com
Written by Rose Humble