(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - BCBG Max Azria helped kick off New York Fashion Week on Thursday morning by taking the biggest trend from spring - colorblocking - and reinterpreting it for the cooler months.
The Fall 2012 collection sent neutral tones down the runway, with injections of hues like cranberry, mustard and royal blue. There were also accents of coral, orange, dark green and purple.
Embellishment was sparse in the collection designed by Max Azria and his wife Lubov, with the emphasis on geometric shapes, intricate pleats, sheer panels and unexpected mixes of fabrics, including several pieces with patchwork-style pieces of recycled-but-real fur.
In the notes prepared for the retailers, editors and stylists who descended upon Lincoln Center's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents for the first of eight days of previews, the Azrias said they were using the palette and textures "to add character."
Aiming for "an artful proposition," the duo used an elongated silhouette in the spirit of the Bauhaus, an influential German school in the 1920s that taught a design style integrating crafts and fine arts.
Stars taking in the collection included TV personality Maria Menudos, model Jessica White, Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis and actress Erica Dasher.Continue »
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - With Fashion Week getting under way in New York, model Andrej Pejic is the man - or women - of the hour.
That's because The Bosnian-born 20-year-old is the only top-tier fashion model who can walk down the runway as either a man or a woman.
Celebrity models walked the runway in their best red gowns for The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show.Pictures: Red Dress Collection 2012 Fashion Show
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(CBS/AP) Fashionistas will be seeing red tonight in New York.
The Red Dress Collection fashion show, an annual New York Fashion Week kickoff event, draws attention to women's heart health by putting celebrity catwalkers in a parade of gowns by some of the country's most famous designers.
(CBS) Karl Lagerfeld is never ashamed to say exactly what he thinks.
Now, the Chanel designer is talking size again - a subject that has gotten him in trouble before - telling the Metro, "The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice."Continue »
Three top works from the late Hollywood star's art collection sold at a London auction for nearly 14 million pounds ($22 million), the auctioneer Christie's said Tuesday.Pictures: Elizabeth Taylor: 1932-2011
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(CBS) Fashion models launched a rights group on Monday seeking to improve standards in their industry, just days before they hit the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.
The nonprofit organization is seeking workplace standards including backstage privacy to stop unauthorized nude photos and a program to provide confidential advice for dealing with sexual harassment, Reuters reports.Continue »
(CBS) Madonna didn't just bring a medley of hits and a mix of guest stars to her Super Bowl halftime show - the Material Girl also dressed to impress.
The singer donned three black-and-gold costumes over the course of her 12-minute performance, all crafted by Ricardo Tisci of Givenchy.Continue »
(CBS) Jason Wu for Target flew off the shelves after being released on Sunday, but fashion fanatics who arrived at stores too late can still get their hands on some of the items online.Continue »
(CBS) Penelope Cruz is turning a cold shoulder to fur. The actress has teamed with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for an anti-fur campaign.
She's appearing in a new PETA ad, which is being displayed on a 70-foot billboard that went up in New York on Wednesday. The PETA campaign leads up to Fashion Week in New York this month. Similar Fashion Week blitzes will follow in Paris, Milan and London.Continue »