Tuesday, June 3, 2014
CFDA 2014 Red Carpet
The Council of Fashion Designer's of America (CFDA) awards were last night in New York. It is a big night in fashion with a vast array of creative personalities arriving in an equally wide array of looks.
I will share my favourites as always with a side note about the look the Internet is buzzing about with mixed reviews.
Rihanna's arrival provoked a digital frenzy of posts with everyones virtual 2 cents about her look. I felt compelled to add mine.
I would have LOVED this look if it was lined. I understand that the shock factor was possibly the point of the look but it just looked a little over done to me. There was a potential for a major Josephine Baker-Chic moment here that was missed. The bear breasts are fabulous, if you are doing a burlesque show but at this venue it felt like she was trying a little too hard to make a statement. Sometimes, even in fashion the best statements are made simply and effortlessly. There is no disputing her body is rockin, the makeup was gorgeous and I adored the jeweled head scarf complete with 'kiss curled' hair at her cheeks. The real fur is tacky and unnecessary with all the amazing faux fur textile options. I loved reading that over 200,000 Swarovski crystals were used in this custom mesh creation done by designer Adam Selman. This look would have been my undisputed FAV using a little simple style math. Add a liner, minus the fur (or replace the real fur with faux).
This sheer/nude look is nothing new either. Cher did it in the 1970's when it was truly novel and in a much more classy way in this Bob Mackie Jumpsuit. The class is in the coverage and the illusion of nude.
Some CFDA Style winners for me from last night.
CoCo Rocha in Christian Siriano
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen in the ROW
Olivia Palermo in Ann Taylor Fringe Top/Skirt
Olivia Wilde in Vintage
Rachel Zoe in Custom Rachel Zoe Collection
Emmy Rossum J Mendel
Busy Philips dress by Honor; jewels by Irene Neuwirth.
Model Karen Elson in Michael Kors
Who were your favourites?