It was an emotional farewell speech, and Michelle Obama marked the occasion in one of her favorite designers, Jason Wu. For President Obama’s farewell speech on Tuesday evening, he went back to his adopted hometown of Chicago. FLOTUS wore a lace, long-sleeved, below-the-knee number in navy, the same hue worn by her husband and their daughter Malia.
It’s been almost three weeks since Donald Trump, ahem, trumped Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election. Last week French-born designer Sophie Theallet revealed that she would not be dressing incoming First Lady Melania Trump and urged her fellow designers to issue a similar boycott. In an open letter shared to social media, the fashion designer stated that she can’t condone the discriminatory platforms on which Mrs Trump’s husband ran.
Sometimes we need more than a subtle pair of drop earrings to complete an outfit. From intricately woven necklaces worn with striking white dresses — with our hair up in a messy chignon and a cat eyeliner to darken our eyes — to bold brooches worn with our classic tailored jacket, accessories can take our everyday style from mundane to magnetic.
Fashion Week is about more than awards show-worthy gowns and famous front rows. It’s also an opportunity for designers to show off their more creative sides — and sometimes, things get a little out-there!
Photo: Steven Klein for Alexander Wang These days, you’re not a legit star until a fashion label’s snatched you up and added you to its posse. In lieu of becoming the latest soldier of the Balmain Army like girlfriend Bella Hadid, R&B artist The Weeknd—who’s currently touring North America—is newly collaborating with designer Alexander Wang on… something (See UPDATE below)! Though neither party has made an explicit announcement, Wang posted a brief memo on Twitter Tuesday, simply reading “#WangXO Stay tuned”—”XO” being the name of The Weeknd’s own label. #WANGxo Stay tuned.
Photo: Scientists hate him! Karl Lagerfeld, the man behind Chanel, Fendi, and his own namesake line, seems to show no sign of slowing down, despite him being 82-ish years old. Prior to showing Chanel’s airport-themed spring 2016 collection in Paris, the senior designer—who says his contracts with both Fendi and Chanel are “for life"—spoke with Vogue UK editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman about the fact that he “[doesn’t] feel tired at all.” According to Lagerfeld, it’s not just the fashion industry that’s amazed by his endurance, but the medical community, as well. He tells Shulman that he was once approached to undergo DNA testing, in an attempt to explain his unwavering energy and functionality, when so many octogenarians are keen to revel in their retirement. But his answer was a firm “Nein.” “I was asked by somebody to do this, because they think I’m not normal,” he says.