Fashion Week kicks off today in New York City and we are excited. We're not big fashionistas or anything – we are currently rocking the stylings of the Gap and H&M … jealous? – but we love seeing people decked out in their craziest couture hitting the streets of NYC to check out shows by the biggest names in the fashion game.
Fashion Week also reminds us to show a little love to our fave sartorial superstars. Music's biggest and boldest are always setting the trends in the fashion world, so we decided to give our favorite trendsetters a shout out on this holiest of holy weeks.
Lady Gaga – Who needs pants?
Mother Monster has had a massive influence on fashion – so much so that her stylist/fashion director Nicola Formichetti has himself become a huge name in the clothes game. Formichetti is the creative director for French fashion house Mugler and is opening a pop up shop in NYC's Soho neighborhood where he will sell limited-edition pieces from Mugler, Uniqlo and Haus of Gaga. But Gaga's most obvious contribution to the fashion game can be seen in the abundance of leg that has overtaken America. While donning a leotard for work probably violates most people's office dress codes, the pop star's propensity for going pantless made short shorts a must have for ladies (and many urban gentlemen) this summer. With cooler weather approaching, we're thinking the trend will fade out soon … and probably be replaced with the bare-faced thing she's been rocking lately.
Adele – The return of the little black dress
From her soaring voice to her 60s-inspired, ginger biscuit-colored locks, everything about Adele is classic – right down to her preference for rocking simple black dresses like the one she wore to perform her latest No. 1 hit, "Someone Like You," at the VMAs (check it out above). Some may complain that she doesn't change it up enough, but we say phooey to all that. What's the number one rule in fashion? Stick to what works. And when it comes to Adele, the classic black dress works like gangbusters.
By Ashley Mastronardi
NEW YORK — Ever wonder what it's like to be a model? I did, so I decided to follow Jessica Stam at Anna Sui's fall 2009 show at New York's Fashion Week to see what her job is really like.
See, Jess isn't just any model. Although her name might only ring a bell because she dated DJ AM and Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, she's one of the top 10 models in the world (according to Models.com, anyway).
She's currently the face of Bulgari, has many Vogue covers under her belt and is also a Victoria's Secret model. She's only 22 but has been working the runways at New York's Fashion Week since she was 16!
With so much experience, she doesn't seem the least bit nervous as she glides into the backstage area at Sui's show and cheerfully greets the hair team and makeup artists like they're family.
Any fashion show that seamlessly combines ballet dancers, a performance by Kat DeLuna and hot models clad in sequins, ruffles and platform shoes cannot be bad. But when that fashion show has not only models but the likes of former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day and Pamela Anderson gracing the catwalk, it can only get better.
That's what Christina, Micaela, Mary and I got to experience last night at the Richie Rich show at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. First we met up with Aubrey backstage, where she was getting made fabulous in hair and makeup. The backstage area could only be described as a hot mess of Richie Rich and his crew of scenesters, models, drag queens, Davis from "The Real World: Denver," Aubrey and us. Pamela was apparently getting beautified at an undisclosed locale in the hotel.
Can't get enough Aubrey O'Day? Well, that's kind of how we here at MTV News feel about the former Danity Kane singer. That's why we've invited her to join MTV News for New York's Fashion Week, where she'll both attend and appear in shows and (of course) party it up so that you our faithful readers can get the lowdown on what it's like to be a celebrity at fashion week.
On Tuesday, we met up with Aubrey as she got fitted to walk in the Richie Rich show that's taking place later today at the famed Waldorf Astoria hotel. And, the dynamic duo gave us a taste of what Aubrey might be wearing in the show. Spoiler alert! It's either the hot pink top or the celebutante dress! Decisions, decisions!
Not only will we be going to the show with Ms.O'Day, but tonight we'll also be hitting the afterparty. Tomorrow, we'll continue our Fashion Week coverage when we go to a few more shows and have a sit-down interview with Aubrey, where she'll dish on all the latest comings and goings in her life. Read More...
When we were invited to join ex-Danity Kane singer Aubrey O'Day on her journey as a model for the Richie Rich show during New York Fashion Week, we eagerly accepted the invite; wherever Aubrey and Richie go, a party is sure to follow.
(Check out Aubrey's options and place your vote, after the jump!)
By Steven Roberts
If you happened to look over at Kanye West's blog in the past week, you know that he had the time of his life at Paris Fashion Week. He sat front row at many of the shows. He even said he's changing his name to Martin Louis the King, Jr. And he took a lot of pictures — sort of like that girl on Facebook who constantly updates her profile with pictures from the night before.
But what's most importantly (that's a line from "Kanye's Workout Plan," not bad grammar, by the way) is that he had the chance to collaborate with Louis Vuitton and design a pair of sneakers. His kicks were even featured on the Louis Vuitton runway.
He told Dazed Digital that the sneakers were inspired by science-fiction. "They've got a sci-fi influence with this flap up at the back," West said. "It came from a scene in 'Dune' where there was this jacket with a huge collar. Also, Japanese pop art."
By Elena Torres
Think Heidi Klum spent last night glued to her TV watching herself on the finale of “Project Runway”? She must have set her TiVo, because the supermodel was nowhere near her television — the non-couch potato was out and about at L.A.'s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, specifically Christian Audigier's American Lord fashion show. "It's a very fun show!" Klum exclaimed. "I already put my order in — I loved all the little blazers."
If you are unfamiliar with Audigier's name, you are probably familiar with his Ed Hardy gear — those clothes are hard to miss, especially in the celebrity world. Last night was no exception, and like any loud and jewel-studded fashion show, the audience included many stars — among them the tween queen herself, Miley Cyrus.
By Joseph Patel
Fashion Week here in New York is almost more about the parties, the bold-faced shenanigans in gossip pages and, well, more parties than it is about the actual clothing on the runway. My favorite part, though, is all the music that gets played at different designers' shows. It's kind of a way to tell what's hot right now, what's clicking, what seems to be cutting through the noise. Whatever the hot young models and designers are digging is often a lot different from what I'm digesting on the music blogs, and I enjoy that sort of dichotomy.
September in New York City means it's time for the fashion-week tents to go up in Bryant Park. And it means I am bound to geek out. Fashion week is a hot mess of fancy clothes, models, Anna Wintour, celebrities, fashionistas and drag queens. It's my dream come true!
This year, I had a very short time span to get myself, along with my fabulous fashion week crew, credentialed for the shows. I wouldn't have the opportunity to hit up my usual four shows a day, but it gave me the opportunity to chill with some of the coolest people around: MTV News' Jim Cantiello, Christina Garibaldi and our lovely shooter Mary Taylor, as well as our celebrity correspondent, the amazing Sweet P from the fourth season of "Project Runway."
Well, I'm already back in NYC. Took a red-eye as soon as the show was done to be back for Fashion Week....yeah, I've had about 3 hours of sleep and I can barely believe that I've travelled across the country, did the VMAs and am in New York already getting ready to see the Marc Jacobs show...all in the last 12 hours.
2 highlights for me from last night:
1. As soon as I tossed to the big show, all of us (producers, stage managers, writers, camera men) huddled around the TV set on the pre show stage to watch the Britney performance. Of course, I ran out of battery on my camera, but the look on everyone's face was priceless. The gasping, the "oh-my-godding"......watching her teeter and totter on stage. SPEECHLESS!
2. Me running through the Palms with my luggage shoving and pushing the crowd, frantically looking for a ride to the airport. I ran over Ludacris with my roll-away luggage. PRICELESS! Sorry Luda!
Ok, fashionistas....I hope u approved of my outfit.....and here's some love from backstage at Marc Jacobs in New York.
Model backstage at marc jacobs. She's gonna have fun brushing that out tonight.
Me blogging on my bberry backstage.