Archive for the ‘Vogue’ Category
Iconic American designer Ralph Lauren won the first ever popular vote at last night’s CFDA awards. The fashion genius, who is known for his classy looks, took home the award after receiving 15,000 votes online. Other awards were given to spectacular designers such as, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for Womenwear Designer of the Year, and Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for the Accessory Designer of the Year. A special tribute was given to First Lady Michelle Obama for being a walking billboard of support for the fashion industry.
Congrats to all of the designers! Did you vote for your favorite designer?
Yesterday I told you about the fashion project between CFDA/Vogue Fund finalists and the retailer Gap. Now I am excited to forward more good news. Starting today you can vote for your favorite female and male fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu and Narciso Rodriguez. The Popular Vote Award will be awarded at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 15. And every time you vote, you’re qualified for the chance to win two tickets to a September 2009 New York Fashion Week Show. Cast your vote before June 9 at wwd.com!
The fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue, on stands in New York and Los Angeles Feb. 17. For the magazine’s March issue, Obama chose to wear a beautiful fuschia silk dress from one of her favorite designers, Jason Wu, who created her lovely inaugural gown.
Praised for her style having glamour without having to sacrifice comfort, Vogue met with the First Lady after her husband’s election night in November. Obama is only the second first lady to grace their cover. Anna Wintour, the magazine editor at Vogue, chose Obama for the cover because “it’s inspiring to see our first lady so serene and secure in her personal style.”
The First Lady has favored the styles of new American designers, including Wu and Isabel Toledo, but she believes that women should wear what makes them feel comfortable. “First and foremost, I wear what I love,” she says. “That’s what women have to focus on: what makes them happy and what makes them feel beautiful. If I can have any impact, I want women to feel good about themselves and have fun with fashion.”