The F-Word: Fashion

Armani Disses Anna Wintour

Giorgio Armani was left holding the proverbial bag on the last day of Milan Fashion Week on Monday. American Vogue’s influential editor-in-chief Anna Wintour skipped the preview of Armani’s signature line to rush off to Paris for the next round of preview shows — not for the first time. “She has weight and power, but maybe even I have weight,’ ‘ Armani lamented. Armani has anchored the Milan calendar for two decades, and in recent years there have been no other designers of his stature on the last day. He told reporters backstage after his preview show that the calendar needs to be altered to maintain high-profile designers until the end.

Armani said he has been assured that other Vogue editors attend the shows on her behalf, but he said that wasn’t the same. “It’s not professional,” he said.

Lupita Shines On Red Carpet

She may have lost the BAFTA for best supporting actress on Sunday night, but Lupito Nyong’o continued her winning ways on the red carpet.
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Greatest. Front. Row. Ever.

I’m talking about this week’s Calvin Klein show in New York, at which Vogue empress Anna Wintour sat next to Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o. Naomi Watts was there, too. If Lupita wins the Oscar, will a Vogue cover be in her future?

Fashion Week Trends

Huff Post: There are very few designers at New York Fashion Week who show pieces that are both inspirational and attainable, but Creatures of Comfort managed to achieve just that. This season, designer Jade Lai was inspired by the movie “Clue” after hearing her friend’s idea to throw a murder mystery-themed party. The color palette used featured lots of rich navy, hunter greens and, of course, plaids galore. To compliment the androgynous looks, the models sported windblown, low ponytails and clip-on bangs, courtesy of Hairstory. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics handled the barely-there makeup application. The focus was on an inverse ombre lip, which was created by pressing vintage lip tar in black dahlia into the center of the model’s lips.

Though there were many outfits from the collection that we’d love to run out and buy, the one that stood out most was the first look of the show. The oversized blue cocoon coat, paired with a fitted black turtleneck dress, was the perfect juxtaposition of masculine and feminine. We were also pleased to see that flat shoes are still big in the fashion world (these sling-backs were a collab between Creatures of Comfort and LD Tuttle). The ensemble was finished off with an impossibly cool tassel hat and a pair of Illesteva sunglasses.

Grammys Fashion: Best & Worst

The Grammys red carpet is known for boundary-pushing fashion from some of music’s hottest acts, but the 2014 arrivals were decidedly tamer than years past. Find out all the details about everyone from Katy Perry (pictured) to Madonna.

Golden Globes: Red Carpet

See what Jennifer Lawrence (pictured), Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, and others wore to the Golden Globes last night. Who tripped, who dazzled — and who should have stayed home.

2013: Best Red-Carpet Moments

It’s hard to explain what year-defining red carpet moments are — we just know them when we see them. Our jaws drop, our breathing pauses and we take in the superb yet brief style for a split second, knowing that that dress, necklace, outlandish fascinator or manicure will live on in an unforgettable photo. As 2013 comes to a close, Huff Post has rounded up some of the best red-carpet gloriousness.