Okay, technically it’s not a gown — it’s a vintage Givenchy pantsuit, complete with authentic red-wine stain, which Coco Rocha wore to the Met Ball after purchasing it from an auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s things. Had Coco worn it, say, to a movie premiere or to a party honoring some random new smartphone, we might feel differently. But this outfit has two places in time: on Elizabeth in its era, and on Rocha here, as a nod to the “Impossible Conversation” between a deceased superstar and a living supermodel. We loved it as a clever nod to the night’s theme, and Coco wore the hell out of it — no mean feat when you try to imagine if Lindsay Lohan, in full Taylor regalia, had worn it in Liz & Dick. We are clutching our phantom pearls in very real horror.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. For my 5th and final video report with New York Magazine’sThe Cut Blog, I speak with one of my favorite designers, Anna Sui, about her fall collection and my first time walking for her. I also bump into my big sister Karen Elson who, like me, enjoys the luxury of watching a show over walking in it!
In my third video for New York Magazine’sThe Cut Blog we catch up with Jenna Lyons, creative director of J.Crew, and casting director Julia Samersova (who also stars in E!’s modeling reality show Scouted), who tells us why a presentation needs models who DO NOT complain.
Two more behind-the-scenes videos to go. To see the two that are already out go HERE and HERE.
In addition to doing my own social media news blitz this Fashion Week (go HERE, HERE or HERE), I’m teaming up with New York Magazine’sThe Cut Blog to bring you some fun backstage and front row moments from New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012. Check out the first installment - Jason Wu's Chinese-themed collection with cameos by Odile Gilbert, my girls Poppy & Cara Delevingne and of course Mr. Wu himself. Stay tuned for more…