The F-Word: Fashion

Pasta As High Style

Gretchen Röehrs’ designs feel as fresh any produce that’s currently in your refrigerator’s crisper. In part, that’s because they really are. Röehrs creates delightful fashion illustrations that incorporate food (think: a voluminous ballgown made up of two pristine kale leaves, or a fish-scaled minidress constructed out of sliced pink radishes). And this month, her first book will be published—just in time for fashion week.

But Röehrs’ work is hardly the only example of food and fashion’s somewhat recent love affair. Increasingly it seems, designers are looking towards the culinary arts for inspiration. Take the Spring 2017 collections, for example, which were a virtual riot of mouth watering fruit. Or, think back to the Spring 2016 Couture presentations, which featured repeated references to fine china and root vegetables.

Kate Middleton: Maternity Style

As Kate Middleton continues her whirlwind tour alongside husband Prince William, she’s been displaying a revitalized sense of style. Experimenting with patterned Erdem pieces—a fitting choice, given designer Erdem Moralıoğlu’s Windsor-themed Spring 2018 collection—during her first few nights in the country, Middleton switched gears today by revisiting one of her favorite labels, Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton has created some of Middleton’s most memorable looks, including her wedding gown, and today’s sweeping pale pink gown with crystal detailing provided the grandeur and refinement we’ve come to expect from the world’s most famous duchess.

Given that she’s currently expecting her third child, Middleton’s choice of a flowing, empire-waisted silhouette makes sense in terms of ease of wear, but Burton’s design wasn’t just flattering. With its creamy color and sparkling details, it highlighted Middleton’s pregnancy glow, providing a radiant compliment to her understated diamond earrings and megawatt smile.

Grammys Red Carpet: Best Looks

It’s happening! After a weekend full of pre-Grammy festivities, stars hit the Grammys red carpet at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. From Lady Gaga (pictured) to Reba McEntire, music’s biggest stars are getting the show started — and sending a message. Wearing white roses, plenty of celebrities are showing support for the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Click through to see the images.

Grammys Red Carpet: Time’s Up

If you see your favorite stars wearing white roses this weekend at the Grammys, it isn’t for the sake of a trend. Guests at this year’s event are showing their solidarity with the Time’s Up movement via a few well-placed flowers. The idea, which was developed by Roc Nation senior VP of marketing Meg Harkins and Karen Rait, head of rhythmic promotions at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records, has its roots in the suffragette movement. By nodding to the color that was worn by women who dedicated their lives to attaining voting rights, Harkins and Rait hope to continue the conversation about sexism in the workplace and gender equality.

Kate & Naomi Reunite In Milan

Name a more iconic duo than Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. The supermodels appeared together on the runway for the first time in years today at Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2018 menswear show. Each wore a monogrammed Louis Vuitton trenchcoat and hiking boots and walked amid Vuitton’s cargo jacket–clad male models. At the end of the show, they appeared arm in arm with their friend Kim Jones, the departing LV menswear designer.

Chalamet Is The “It” Kid

Come awards season, there’s always one: a very talented, very young (approximately 22 years old) ingenue who utterly charms Hollywood with a stunning breakout performance and an “OMG, I can’t believe I’m here” spirit. See: Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, and, back in the day, Gwyneth Paltrow. But this year, in an exciting twist, the awards season’s It girl—a mantle that can heap on the pressure and set some actresses up for failure— is actually a guy. And the award goes to . . . Timothée Chalamet!

But for all Hollywood’s newfound profession of feminism, there’s still a double standard: it’s a lot easier for a young woman to win Best Actress than for a young man to win Best Actor.

Golden Globes Red Carpet

This year’s theme: Black is Beautiful. Photos here. Viola Davis (pictured) led the way.