CarriageWorks in Sydney's Redfern had high glamour thrown its way last night, when supermodel Naomi Campbell stepped out to launch new reality show, The Face Australia. The modelling contest will be kicking off on Australian televisions in early 2014, with Aussie models Cheyenne Tozzi and Nicole Trunfio joining Naomi on the judging panel. Last night, the three judges were joined by The Face's host, fashion photographer Georges Antoni, and famed US designer, Zac Posen. Zac spent time adjusting good friend Naomi's dress, allowing it to be shown to full effect; Cheyenne and Nicole were in on the memo and were also sporting long, flowing dresses. Click through to see the gorgeous pictures from the event, and stay tuned for the show's official start date!
Coco Rocha kicked off Zac Posen's Spring 2014 runway in an immaculate hand-plisséd silk chiffon dress. With pale florals and ethereal fabrics, Posen — who, according to show notes, sought to evoke a modern-day Sarah Bernhardt — provided the requisite romanticism we've come to expect from him. Get the full scoop by watching the entire show now!
When you're dealing with a collection as gorgeous as Zac Posen's for Spring 2014, the hair, makeup, and nails need to be extra special. Lucky for us, the look was downright jaw-dropping, drawing inspiration from ballerinas, rose gardens, and Marie Antoinette. Odile Gilbert for Kérastase created an elegant, pixie-like updo that was adorned with flowers that Posen created himself. "It's all about the texture," she said. Each model had a individual arrangement of curls, but all were kept up with loads of dry shampoo for texture and hair spray for hold.
Lead makeup artist Kabuki for Mac Cosmetics opted for an equally delicate makeup look, focusing on graphic eyeliner and muted brows. Ballerina pinks were splashed across the models' lips, and skin was fresh and dewy. Even the nails kept with this elegant theme. A mauve base softened into a light pink color, creating a manicure so pretty, we're sure it'll be splashed all over Pinterest.
It's not really a surprise for Coco Rocha to walk a Zac Posen runway, but as usual, when she kicked off the Spring 2014 collection in an immaculate hand-plissé silk chiffon dress, a collective gasp took hold of those gathered. Perhaps, this time, it had less to do with her celebrity and more to do with the fact that she seemed to have stepped out of an Impressionist painting. With pale florals and ethereal fabrics, Posen — who, according to show notes, sought to evoke a modern-day Sarah Bernhardt — provided the requisite romanticism we've come to expect. (The shoes, all Manolo Blahnik, didn't hurt his cause.) For his famous fans — like Christina Hendricks and Molly Sims, both of whom took front row — he provided red-carpet-worthy drama in the form of an expertly draped gray jacquard evening gown and a corseted frock engulfed in the prettiest of peach ruffles.
Back in March, we showed you the 2013 Autumn Winter fashion shows — always a celeb-filled, dreamy time — to get inspired by the beauty trends that were set to roll out as the weather cooled down. Now that we're officially in Winter, it's time for a refresher course! There were five prominent makeup trends amongst a sea of equally beautiful looks, and the best part is they're all wearable. From eyes to lips and skin, it's all typically rich and Winter-y — enough to have you greeting the cold season like an old friend. Click through to see the five Winter makeup trends to try now!
POPSUGAR: Which celebrities have you had the most fun dressing? Zac Posen: Everybody, especially when they've been able to collaborate and come to the studio and have it become meaningful. Obviously working with good friends like Lena Dunham or Claire Danes or Martha Stewart has great meaning to me because they're people I admire and I've known for awhile. I try to think of the people I work with as creators rather than celebrities. More from Posen, here.
Your wedding day just got a little more affordable — and a lot more stylish — thanks to Zac Posen. The designer announced Thursday that he is teaming up with David's Bridal on a six-style collection of wedding gowns. The line, Truly Zac Posen, will range in price from $850 to $1,350 (USD) along with five "social occasion dresses" for $195 to $225 (USD), and will be infused with his signature sense of style.
"There's a romantic classicism to them with a va-va-va-voom quality," Posen said of the line's aesthetic. "[They are] smashing from the side, stunning from the front and elegant from the back." And the best part? The dresses will be available in sizes ranging from 0 to 14 off the rack, and up to size 26 by special order. "I have such a wide fan base," Posen commented. "I wanted to find a place where I could actually address them and dress them."
Posen's bridal line will be sold alongside those of Vera Wang and Oleg Cassini. The gowns will hit stores and online in February 2014 — hopefully by then David's Bridal will be shipping to Australia! For a look at some of the stunning white dresses he's designed in the past, click through the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Justin Fenner
"Tomboy" isn't a word normally associated with Zac Posen's designs, but his Resort 2014 collection for his secondary line, Zac Zac Posen, wanders bravely into that territory. The collection, while filled with the kinds of cocktail and occasion dresses that are Posen's bread and butter, also includes a number of pieces with a decidedly masculine edge. For the collection's lookbook, model Coco Rocha donned a short red wig and posed in pieces like a green metallic motorcycle jacket and a Prince of Wales check overcoat and trousers. Posen rounded out the collection with an array of his usual suspects: dresses with brilliant, body-conscious seaming cut from floral prints and solid pale pink and green, and full-length gowns perfect for injecting a little colour into parties come the holidays. Photo courtesy of Zac Posen
Adhering to his Old Hollywood-glamour M.O., Zac Posen centered his Resort collection on a lavish mix of body-conscious evening gowns, made doubly dramatic with corseted bodices, structural origami-like folds, voluminous sleeves, and floor-skimming trains. But it wasn't just the attention to silhouette that supplied Posen's collection with something altogether luxurious. He used a wide range of colours — brick red, soft creams, and dainty butterfly patterns among them — to illustrate a certain lusciousness outside of the gown's shape. And to drive home the point of this collection's universal appeal, he cast mother-daughter model duo Pat and Anna Cleveland as his lookbook muses. The more formal gowns aside, there was still room for shorter (read: knee-length) dress iterations and velvet-embroidered separates to make an appearance, the kind of romantic, floral-printed staples that look like they've been plucked fresh from a garden party scene.
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The Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art never fails to bring out the big guns — after all, where else can A-list celebrities, designers, models, and fashion insiders rub elbows, in couture, in one place? For this year's Met Gala, fashion's finest converged to celebrate the "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibition, which will honour punk's impact on high fashion over the past three decades (and counting). As is customary for this event, celebrities and models arrive on the arms of their favourite designers, and hit the red carpet with their super-stylish significant others and fashionable friends — so we're rounding up the well-dressed duos (okay, there may be some trios thrown in there as well) from tonight's rock n' roll-inspired red carpet. Click through to see them all now. Additional reporting by Leah Melby