The First Lady knows how to make the fashion dreams of young designers happenIt was a stunning morning at the Smithsonian today for Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung.First Lady Michelle Obama donated her chiffon and Swarovski crystal Inaugural Gown designed by Jason Wu to the Smithsonian for their new “A First Lady’s Debut” exhibit. The exhibit features 11 gowns worn by first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Michelle Obama which will be on view as of on view beginning tomorrow.
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These and 42 other iconic dresses are catalogued in The Design Museum Fifty Dresses That Changed The World. The book is like a walking tour of the world’s most fabulous closet that may also have a Roland Mouret Galaxy Dress (2005), Herve Leger Bandage Dress (1989), Halston Halterneck Dress (1977), or some crazy Metal Disc Dress inspired from the 1966 Paco Rabanne style.Fifty Dresses That Changed the World is full of fun fashion factoids, great photos, and even has a […]
It’s so easy to get the look, but what is the mastery behind its seams?”Knowing the sewing construction is what makes one a designer not a stylist,” Charles Kleibacker, at the FIT American Style Symposium. There’s no doubt that I’m a seam queen! I can spot a well-made garment in an instant and appreciate the craft that went into its construction. It comes from a discerning eye and knowing when it matters most to have the best that you can […]
Iris Apfel, Personal Style Inspiration on ExhibitionRare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel