Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fashion Group International's Night of Dream Catchers

Viola Davis presented the Fashion Group International Dream Catchers "Brand Heritage" award to The Maramotti Family for Max Mara. Photos from Getty Images.

25 OCT. 2012/NEW YORK – IN accepting the “Humanitarian" award, Wynton Marsalis told the assembled at Cipriani Wall Street that his reference for fashion is the southern Louisiana ladies.

These belles dressed regular doing the week but on Sunday donned their best, including some baaaaad hats for going to church.

WM was one of several honorees at the 29th Annual Fashion Group International Night Of Stars hosted by Simon Doonan. The theme this year is “Dream Catchers.” The awards honor architects, retailers, designers and sundry others.

The “Superstar” award went to Carolina Herrera. Among the “Star” winners were Derek Lam and Gareth Pugh. The “Architect” award went to Annabelle Selldorf.

Carolina Herrera was presented a Fashion Group International Dream Catchers "Superstar" award by Renee Zellweger.

Taking “Brand Heritage” honors was The Marimotti Family for Max Mara; Tiffany & Co earned “Sustainability” honors.

The black-tie affair attracted some pretty heavy hitters, including Viola Davis, Karl Lagerfeld, Renee Zellweger and Liya Kebede

Visit to learn more about Fashion Group International and the Fashion Group International Night of Stars Dream Catchers honors.

Rodriguez for DesigNation Has Turkish Accents

Katie Holmes, Emma Roberts and Julianna Margulies decked out in looks from the collection at the launch of Rodriguez for DesigNation. Photos from KatieHonline.

22 OCT. 2012/NEW YORK – NARCISO Rodriguez has come a long way from Newark, New Jersey and from the late ‘90s when he designed the wedding dress of friend/muse Caroline Bessette who went on to marry John F. Kennedy, Jr.

NR has since had numerous milestones. One of the latest is his collaboration with Kohl’s, the inaugural DesigNation initiative. It debuted at a soiree in the sleek minimalist space on the ground floor of the IAC Buildling in the Meatpacking District

Julianna Margulies, Narciso Rodriguez, Katie Holmes and Emma Roberts at the launch of Rodriguez for DesigNation.

DesigNation focuses on fashions inspired by faraway lands. Rodriguez for DesigNation is informed by a trip to Istantbul, Turkey. Along with a sometimes orangish-reddish color scheme, the designer works in the architectural construction that is his bread and butter.

Joining the designer at the launch of Rodriguez for DesigNation were pals Katie Holmes, Julianna Margulies and Emma Roberts.

Rodriguez for DesigNation will be available online at and at Kohl's stores on 7 Nov.

Praise For Fine Town/‘In the Spirit of New Orleans’

Jerry Shriver, Debra Shriver and Bryant Gumbel at the launch of "In the Spirit of New Orleans" at the Red Rooster. Photos from Patrick McMullan.

22 OCT. 2012/NEW YORK – IT can be fairly described as a love letter to The Big Easy. The Crescent City. Nawlins’.

It is Debra Shriver’s “In the Spirit of New Orleans, a book that pays tribute to just about every facet, from architecture to zydeco, of one of the most fascinating cities in the United States and the world. DS, a self-described "New-New" (New Orleans-New York) resident, gives Mardi Gras its proper due, too.

Debra Shriver, Marcus Samuelsson and a good book.

“In the Spirit of New Orleans” was given a proper fete by Assouline Publishing and Marcus Samuelsson at the latter’s Ginny’s Supper Club at the Red Rooster in Harlem.

Wynton Marsalis, who wrote the book’s foreward was not in attendance. But another native son of New Orleans, Bryant Gumbel, dropped by for the festivities.

Visit to learn more about “In the Spirit of New Orleans."


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