Anne Hathaway wore a pink Prada that was majorly criticised as a ‘disater’ by Hollywood’s fashion police. But then Anne had to do a last minute change an opt for the Prada number that she wore for the Oscars. She was supposed to wear a specially-made Valentino gown to the Oscars. Anne had learned the night before the Oscars that Amanda Seyfried was going to be wearing an Alexander McQueen gown that resembled her Valentino.
The inside details of Anne Hathaway’s dress-drama was revealed by US Weekly:
“US Weekly has brand-new details on what went down between Les Miserables costars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried the day before the Academy Awards — and caused a panicked Hathaway to ditch her planned Valentino gown in favor of a Prada creation for her Oscar-winning night.
An insider close to the situation tells US Weekly that Hathaway learned during an Oscar rehearsal at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 22 that Seyfried planned to wear a dress notably similar to hers to the ceremony. After Hathaway asked about her pal’s dress, Seyfried graciously shared an iPhone snap of the Alexander McQueen creation.”
It’s not ANNE’s fault nor is it Valentino’s fault that Amanda Seyfried wore a Sarah Burton/McQueen gown, which was so strikingly similar. But I just get the feeling that Anne was and is so incredible Nautanki Saali that when one part of her Oscar strategy faltered (the dress!), it felt like her whole world was crashing down. Here’s what I don’t get though – why did Anne end up picking that terrible Prada? Surely she had better back-up options than that?
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee. It’s an unbelievable event to be part of; this is only the second time in the history of the British monarchy that a ruler has been on the throne for 60 years (the last was Queen Victoria). It also offers fashion fans and royalists some of the best KATEWATCH opportunities.
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton seems to be in love with PLEATS. The Duchess of Cambridge showed of her thrifty side by repeating her pink Emilia Wickstead frock to attend the Queen’s annual summer garden party held at Buckingham Palace. She wore the same dress to the Sovereigns’ Luncheon as part of the Queen’s ongoing Jubilee celebrations on May 18th. Only this time Kate updated the long sleeved blush pink pleated dress by adding a stunning pale pink hat designed by Jane Corbett.
On the first day’s celebrations, Kate looked striking in a patriotic red Alexander McQueen dress (it’s a sleeved version of a former design from A/W 2011) with a beautiful red hat by Sylvia Fletcher as she joined members of the Royal Family on The Spirit of Chartwell as it followed the flotilla of boats down the River Thames.
Alexander McQueen killed himself with an overdose of drugs and now it seems that the other famous, or should I say infamous Brit designer, John Galliano’s outburst at the Paris cafe was fueled by drugs. Yves Saint Laurent died fighting his drug problem, Gianni Versace met his killer at one of his coke binges and Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein accept their drug problem. Drugs seem to be the biggest scourge of the fashion world. Yet fashion courts drugs! Remember the era of Heroin Chic & Rehab Chic? Dior better consider Heidi Slimane’s drug problem before signing him on as his name is doing the rounds.
Galliano’s friends; rather experienced substance-abusing friends, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell have advised him to check-in to the high-profile rehab – The Meadows! Kate Moss managed to resurrect her career post getting caught sniffing cocaine on camera and I think Galliano too will bounce back surely because of his immense talent.
Hope our desi fashion fraternity realises the peril of substance abuse. However more than Indian Fashion, I feel it is Bollywood that would sooner or later crumble because of rampant drug abuse. I can count names on my fingers of stars who DON”T sniff cocaine. Most do, and when you spill the beans they go ballistic screaming from TV Channels and sending legal notices to poor scribes about us trying to taint their image. I too got a legal notice and mouth full of abuses from one such Bollywood’s (fading) Star. But then I care a Damn!
The Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Shoes Continue the Legacy. Designer Sarah Burton continues the Alexander McQueen legacy of brilliant and eccentric but classy designs. She has kept the label’s legacy alive with the new Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Shoes collection. The McQueen Spring 2011 collection manages to leave us in awe with numerous breathtaking and stunning designs.
From butterfly death-defying heels to maize trimmed to fur-sational shoes, whatever you expect from the Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Shoes collection, you will be awed by the collection after catching a glance of it. Here are some images of the awesome collection.
Sarah Burton is precisely the kind of quiet design powerhouse who has what it takes to grab hold of McQueen’s legacy and drag it where it needs to go to survive and prosper. Sarah Burton worked beside McQueen for 15 years and clearly had a symbiotic connection to his very particular vision.