Cinema Against AIDS, held each year since 1993 during the Cannes Film Festival, is a world-renowned charitable fundraiser and arguably the most coveted ticket of the film festival. The 2013 event will feature “The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show,” curated by Carine Roitfeld as a tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who was also the co-founder of amfAR. Forty top models will participate in a spectacular runway presentation of one-of-a-kind gold looks, which will also feature a range of gold jewelry from emerging and established designers.
The black-tie event is known and celebrated for its glittering guest list, its unpredictable live auction, and its unrivaled success in generating funds for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Since 1993 Cinema Against AIDS events around the world have raised more than $80 million.
Here we captured Indian couturier – Tarun Tahiliani backstage and also the preparations up to the Gala Gold Fashion Show. Tarun shares the ramp with the stalwarts of global fashion- Valentino, Tom Ford, Burberry, Rick Owens, Alexander McQueen and the likes. Cheers to that!
A whale, a dinosaur, a hound, an owl, a duck, a fox, a chimpanzee, an eagle and a small bear walked into Milan Fashion Week. And nobody laughed. At the men’s shows that just wrapped in Milan Menswear Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2012, animals flourished. Raf Simons put whales and dinosaurs on his collection; Etro had a scarf with an eagle on it worn on the shoulders like a cape (and when there wasn’t a picture of an animal, there were animalistic elements to the clothes, like tails); and Christopher Bailey showed umbrellas that had what looked like duck heads as handles and pictures of foxes on his tops.
Animals became an “It” thing during the Spring 2011 season when Louis Vuitton put zebras and other animals on its clothes, Miu Miu had a snake and a swan, and Giles Deacon showed a rabbit tee, among other examples. Christopher Bailey, of Burberry, said, “The many animal heads that appeared as handles on umbrellas in my collection were part of a city-country theme, but the blow-up images of a fox on the front of a sweater and a shirt were just pure fancy. I just bought a dog, so maybe I’m obsessed with animals right now.” At Etro, the designer Kean Etro attached feathers to just about everything: the backs of coats, the tips of shoes, the invitations and toward the end of his show, a painted eagle appeared on a long white scarf draped over a model’s shoulders. And in the Dsquared show, there was a small bear appearing as a sweatshirt mascot for a high-school-themed collection.
Giorgio Armani, Gucci and Burberry are among the international luxury brands to open, each, second stores, in the National Capital Region (NCR) of New Delhi, in Gurgaon, at the newly opened OBEROI Gurgaon Hotel.
The Oberoi Gurgaon is the latest luxury hotel opening by the Indian hotel operator in India and is situated within 15 minutes from Indira Gandhi, New Delhi’s International Airport and less than approximately 45 minutes from the city centre.The new spectacular architectural development of the OBEROI Gurgaon, includes a stand alone glass and steel building which will house on one side Gucci and on the other side Giorgio Armani. For both brands – Armani & Gucci, this would be the second store in New Delhi, after their first stores opened four years ago at the Emporio Mall. Brands such as Burberry, Paul & Shark and Ermenegildo Zegna will open smaller locations, on a specially designated luxury retail wing within the hotel, with large windows overlooking the manmade lake, in the courtyard of the hotel. The new luxury shopping units are to be opened by the beginning of September.
The big news of the night was Phoebe Philo, creative director at Celine and queen of minimalism, who won the prestigious British Designer of the Year Award over Erdem and Christopher Kane, the other stalwarts nominated for the award.
Lady Gaga’s stylist and Thierry Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti took home this year’s iconic Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator thanks to his unique vision which has seen an incredible impact on the international fashion scene.
The inaugural British Style Award, as voted for by the public, was awarded for the first time to Alexa Chung – who’ll now act as an ambassador of British style across the globe.
This year’s Designer Brand Award went to Mulberry who, after being beaten to the title by Burberry last year, pipped the British power house and Victoria Beckham to the post to scoop this year’s coveted prize.
And Lara Stone’s certainly climbing up fashion’s ladder, too. The Dutch supermodel won the Model of the Year Award while Naomi Campbell was awarded Special Recognition for her influence and contribution in fashion.
The other winners were:
Menswear Designer – Patrick Grant for E. Tautz
Accessory Designer – Nicholas Kirkwood
Emerging Talent for Accessories – Husam El Odah
Emerging Talent for RTW – Meadham Kirchoff
Digital Innovation – Burberry
BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design – Lee Alexander McQueen