Costume Institute’s Charles James Exhibition and New Anna Wintour Costume Center Open at Met on May 8

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I know I keep giving you reasons to dash over to The Met… and here is another, opening tomorrow:

Costume Institute’s Charles James Exhibition and
New Anna Wintour Costume Center Open at Met on May 8

The Costume Institute’s new Anna Wintour Costume Center will open on May 8 with the inaugural exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion, on view from May 8 through August 10, 2014, which will examine the career of legendary 20th-century Anglo- American couturier Charles James (1906–1978). The exhibition will be presented in two locations–the new Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Gallery in the Anna Wintour Costume Center as well as special exhibition galleries on the Museum’s first floor. The exhibition will explore James’s design process and his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today.

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What We Saw At the Jason Wu Fashion Show

As Vogue so aptly put it, Fashion Week is considered “the Olympics of Street Style”. Take a virtual stroll through the Jason Wu Spring 2013 fashion show and see how we, the Blogger 19, had the privilege of experiencing it, courtesy of Brizo. Read some of the show reviews and please add your own in the comment section.

Fashion week invitation

  “We’re predicting an early trend of harness elements for spring–should we blame Fifty Shades? For spring 2013 Wu was inspired by the “erotically charged” images of [Read more…]

Fashion Designer Hotel Suites

There are certain fashion designers who have such style that you just KNOW interiors by their hand will be glorious. These three fashion icons did high-end hotel suites so well that the guests will never want to leave.

 St Regis Hotel, Dior Suite

Dior Suite for St. Regis, New York City, photo credit: Bruce Buck

hotel Claridges Diane Von Furstenberg suite

Diane Von Furstenberg for Claridges, London, photo by Andreas Bleckmann

hotel Armani

Armani for Armani Hotel, Dubai

The designers were certainly true to their trademark style in the design of these suites, as featured in Departures Magazine.

I would go straight for the Dior Suite! Which Fashion Designer Hotel Suite would you stay in?