Flower power Kim Kardashian received mixed reviews for the flowered Givenchy number she donned to her first Met Ball in 2013. The dress was second-skin tight. It was relentlessly patterned, hugging her pregnant belly. And the gloves?
As a young boy growing up in Italy, Riccardo Tisci had dreams of becoming a professional basketball player, and Nikes Air Force 1s were his sneakers of choice. It made sense then that his first collaboration with Nike (in 2014) focused on the AirForce 1, which became an instant hit among sneakerheads, street style stars, and fashion editors. Initially released in 1985, the Dunk is a basketball sneaker that was adopted by skaters and the like back in the ′90s.
Meet Antonio Berardi, the British-Sicilian designer who’s been designing for the past 20 years—and showed his spring collection today in London—but remains largely underexposed. In 2008, he lent one of his billowing dresses to Lady Gaga for her “Poker Face” video and designed the logic-defying heel-less thigh-high boots Victoria Beckham strutted in at her perfume launch (Also for Beckham, who’s a friend of his, he created the matching purple flower-wrapped outfits she and David changed into for their 1999 royalty-themed wedding reception). In 2013, he made the dress with the sheer-side panels Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Iron Man 3 premiere (Paltrow later said on “Ellen,” of fact she couldn’t wear underwear with the dress, that “everyone went scrambling for a razor”). “I have my vision of women and how I’d like to see them wearing the dress, but she made them relate to it.” And this year, he designed the tuxedo Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey closed the show in.
Susanne Bartsch has been New York’s regnant Queen of the Night since moving here in the early 1980s. Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch, a new exhibition at the Museum at FIT in New York curated by Bartsch and FIT’s Valerie Steele, sheds light on her enduring influence. Yahoo Style caught up with the scene queen before the exhibition’s opening night. One is devoted to the early days, when I came to New York in the early ′80s, and the second is about what I wear—my “transformations”—to the nightclubs and events that I create.
Julia Roberts (who wore a T-shirt emblazoned with Tisci’s likeness), Nicki Minaj (who was less than thrilled that she arrived 20 minutes early), and past campaign stars Liv Tyler, Amanda Seyfriend, Courtney Love, and Erykah Badu were all on hand. The latter told Yahoo Style that her appreciation for Tisci ran deep. “That’s why I love him.” Of course the designer’s biggest supporters, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were also there.
Julia Roberts and Riccardo Tisci after the Givenchy show. Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy You know it’s a big deal when Julia Roberts shows up. America’s sweetheart hasn’t been to a fashion show in over 15 years and yet, her smile beamed over the crowd at Givenchy’sNew York Fashion Week extravaganza on Friday night. Celebrities were, of course, expected to attend the brand’s first New York show, a collaboration between creative director Riccardo Tisci and artist Marina Abramovic, but while Nicki Minaj, Kim and Kanye, and Ciara were in order, Julia was a major surprise.
The urgent clack-clack on pavement can mean only one thing: Fashion Week is here. From the models to the shows, the designers to the parties, Yahoo Style has all the dirt on where to go, who to see and, most important, what to Instagram (including the first ever Insta-only fashion show!). From the special 10-year anniversaries of Alexander Wang, Riccardo Tisci, and Phillip Lim — and what it means from a numerology POV —to the musical chairs at Brooks Brothers (Zac Posen) and DKNY (Public School), we have a rundown on everything that matters this Fashion Week.
The men’s Spring 2016 runway shows are continuing their run in Paris, and today Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci gave his audience an eyeful. In a front row where Courtney Love and Kris Jenner were seat mates, Tisci captivated the crowd with both his seasonal menswear and unexpected couture collection featuring 11 sensational looks. Together they made for a curious mix of Americana-meets-streetwear couture-meets-come-hither seductress with a healthy heaping of Jesus.
Givenchy posted this image of Donatella Versace and Riccardo Tisci on the company’s Instagram. Whether it’s Joan Didion at Céline, or Kim and Kanye for Balmain, we really feel like we’ve seen it all! So when Givenchy posted this image of Riccardo Tisci, its creative director, next to Donatella Versace, it was like a giant record-scratch sound… wait, what? We can’t wait to see the full roster when it’s out! More from Yahoo Style: Kim and Kanye Kiss for Balmain Would You Wear Face Jewelry?
2014 was the year where comfort triumphed over impossible heels. Sneakers, flats, and boots were all the rage, and although women will never really give up their beloved heels–shout out to Kim K–it was a very laid-back year. Here is a look at the shoes that made us weak at the knees all year.