Which iconic American designer is being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the CFDA Awards in June?
Bob Mackie will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards. Mackie, who was recently nominated for a Tony Award for his costume work on The Cher Show, is a renowned fashion and costume designer. He has dressed everyone from Liza Minnelli to Diana Ross, and of course Cher. In his five-decade career he has been nominated for three Academy Awards, and has won nine Emmy Awards.
What caused Céline Dion to cry at Valentino's couture show in January?
“The first song [during the show] was ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,’ [by Roberta Flack] which was part of my wedding,” she explained. Dion’s husband, René Angélil, passed away in 2016. “The music starts and this dream comes, a lady, a beautiful rose. All you saw was her face in this amazing pink gown… It was so emotional; I was speechless. I didn’t want to cry. I was worried Mr. Valentino was looking at my reaction. To be honest, it felt like I was making a scene, but I was overwhelmed.”
What does the Tribeca Film Festival give to its award winning films instead of a trophy?
Some film fests give out fancy statues for their award-winning films, but the Tribeca Film Festival does something a lot more interesting — since its inception in 2002, TFF has been awarding films in its competition program with works of contemporary art from some pretty major artists.
What weird way can fans shop John Targon's new brand, Fall Risk?
John Targon is back! The designer, who made a name for himself with his label Baja East, is launching a new brand: Fall Risk. Fall Risk is a seasonless lifestyle brand for all genders released through limited drops. In a unique twist, fans can shop the collection via a hotline — 212-982-RISK — which will be open weekdays from 3pm to 7pm EST. Customers can also buy online.
Which menswear brand will outfit BTS on their upcoming world tour?
Dior menswear artistic director Kim Jones has crafted looks for all seven members of the popular boy band BTS to wear onstage during their upcoming Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour. “I love BTS because they are really great guys and also super into fashion,” says Jones. “Everyone I know is kind of crazy about them!” The looks will be unveiled on May 4, as the tour kicks off in Los Angeles.
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