Joseph Altuzarra designed costumes for a new pas de deux, “A Place For Us” choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, which premiered last night at the New York City Ballet’s spring gala. Last year, Valentino designed costumes for their Fall gala, which paid homage to the legendary couturier. Fun fact: Altuzarra studied ballet extensively during his childhood in Paris. Full circle.
Who needs an Oscar? The CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees were announced on Wednesday night at the fashion council’s swanky Bleecker Street office with some usual suspects and welcome newcomers entering the ring this year. CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg and Nadja Swarovski announced the nominations to a crowd that included Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen, Vera Wang, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Dean Harris, Dennis Basso, Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis,
Alexander Wang: Rebel with a cause! If anyoneâ€™s still wondering whether Wang has what it takes to work his wonders at Balenciaga, this collection shows heâ€™s in it to win it. Warm â€˜nâ€™ fuzzy fashion revolted against the Neoprene futuristic fabrics blanketing the runways. Here it was all about soft shoulders, luxurious fur coats and wraps, mega-size mittens, and mohair knits that were simply magnifique! Slightly cocooned, occasionally metallic-threaded shapes of those sweaters and sweatshirts was classic Wang in the best way possible. And that far, far downtown setting on the southernmost stretches of Broadway, in the FiDi? Definitely off the beaten NYFW path, to be sure, and pretty glorious, thanks to the chapel-esque tiled, domed ceilings of the Cunard Building.