NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

New York Fashion Week

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 New York FASHION Week

   FEBRUARY 9TH -17tH  IT‘S HERE!!!

STAY TUNED: Tonight at 7PM, Fiji Water will be streaming Christian Siriano‘s Fall 2011 show on the Fashion Week tab of their Facebook page, followed by a giveaway of one of the dresses from his collection!

Dita von Teese doing interviews backstage before The Heart Truth show!

 

 EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Julianne Hough to Hit the Red Dress Runway in Custom Swarovski

Julianne Hough to Model Swarovski During Fashion Week Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

What takes 150 hours to make, has 10,000 crystals, weighs two lbs. and will be worn by one of Hollywood’s bubbliest blondes? No, it’s not a riddle –- it’s the custom Swarovski red dress and heart-themed necklace that Julianne Hough will be modeling in Wednesday’s Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show. While Hough told PEOPLE at her recent fitting at the N.Y.C. Swarovski showroom that her necklace “feels light on”, she does admit to just the slightest bit of jitters at walking in the star-studded show (fellow models include Audrina Patridge and Giuliana Rancic). “This is my first time walking a catwalk in a runway show. I’m a little nervous but I think I can do it.” Hough jokes that it’s different than her years on Dancing with the Stars because “you have to walk. As long as I’m jumping around, moving my hips, I’m good, but walking in a straight line might be a little difficult.” At least she loves what she’s wearing on the catwalk, calling the shimmering Swarovski crystal necklace and matching satin gown designed by Swarovski Creative Director Nathalie Colin “pretty unbelievable.” But it was the cause behind Red Dress Heart Truth (hearth health for women) and the partnership with Swarovski that drew the Footloose star in. Besides, Hough laughs, “It makes sense. They’re really glitzy and glam-y, and so am I.” Shop for pieces from Swarovski’s Heart Truth collection, inspired by Julianne’s couture piece, on swarovski.com! –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

SEE THE EXCLUSIVE SKETCH OF JULIANNE’S SWAROVSKI GOWN AND NECKLACE BELOW!

Julianne Hough to Model Swarovski During Fashion Week Courtesy Swarovski

“THE HEART TRUTH SHOW”

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 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Designers Callula Lillibelle, Joy Cioci, Maisonette 1977, Pamella Roland and Porter Grey discuss how they put together a collection on our website: http://www.mbfashionweek.com/

 

 Suzanne Somers Models a Red Dress for Heart Truth

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It took 45 years, one red dress and a desire to educate women about heart disease for Suzanne Somers to walk down a fashion runway for the second time in her life. StyleList caught up with the “Three’s Company” icon during a fitting for the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection fashion show, where she fessed up about her first tragic turn as a model.

“The first time I (walked in a fashion show) was a disaster, so let’s hope this one is much better!” the 64-year-old actress said of her catwalk calamity, from designer Ina Soltani‘s Pacific Palisades, Calif., home. “I was 19 years old and walking in the Daffodil Fashion Show in San Francisco. I did my perfect turn and turned right off the runway — and fell and broke my ankle! Humiliating! I was mortified and never wanted to do it again.”

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Until now, that is. When the Heart Truth — a heart disease awareness campaign sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute — approached the blond bombshell to walk in its 2011 show, she accepted without hesitation.

“My mother died of a stroke, my grandmother died of a stroke, my sister’s had a heart attack and my brother died of a massive heart attack at 42. Heart disease kills my family,” Somers said. She added forcefully, “That is not the way I’m going to go.”

Her advice? “Pay attention! There are a lot of sophisticated tests you can take, but you need to know about them, so ask your doctor. Empower yourself with information and learn how your body works.”

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At this stage, Somers not only knows how her body functions, but also what looks work for her. “I am very involved in what I wear, but I wear what’s right for my body rather than what’s most in style right now. I understand my body, what shapes work and what elongates me,” she explained. “People probably wouldn’t think of me as fashion forward, but I do. I think my clothes are very well suited to my body.”

Take the Ina Soltani number she’ll be wearing on Feb. 9, for example. “I met Ina and she made the perfect dress for me. It’s the right color red, and I feel cute in it!” she enthused. “(Ina) sent me a sketch and I went, ‘That’s really cute, but can we do it shorter?’ She said yes, and I knew we’d get along!”

Kristin Burns for AOL

Somers knows what looks best on her 5-foot-6-inch frame, and she urges other women to be aware of their own strengths and weaknesses. “Look at your assets and who you are,” she advised. “If you like, it show it. If you don’t like it, hide it. Because I’m not really tall, I wear shoes that disappear and elongate my legs; nude shoes make my legs look longer.”

But forget nude — this week it’s all about red, a color that Suzanne says can make blondes have too much fun. “When you’re a blonde and wear red, you’d better be in the mood because it’s a very powerful thing!” she warned. “(Red is) hot, sexy, fun, daring, strong, powerful — all the things I feel about myself at this age.” Which makes the red dress the perfect symbol for women and heart disease awareness, as it has been since 2002.

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The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection will open Mercedes-Benz Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. StyleList guest editor Denise Richards, Alison Sweeney, Ann Curry, Archie Panjabi, Audrina Patridge, Camila Alves, Cat Deeley, Dania Ramirez, Giuliana Rancic, Julianne Hough, Katrina Bowden, Laila Ali, Linda Gray, Natasha Bedingfield, Patti LaBelle and Taraji P. Henson are also walking in the show.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog highlights their must-see picks for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!

Some of the more than 250 designers participating in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week have already begun to descend upon Lincoln Center, the event’s primary home. Thursday signals the official start, so in preparation we’ve created a guide to  some of the must-see shows. Check back in tomorrow for more Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week coverage.

Thursday

9 a.m. – Nicholas K

The week begins with Nicholas K at 9 am Thursday. Nicholas K stands for Nicholas Kunz, a woman who took her experience at places like Calvin Klein and DKNY creating a line that conceptualized classics like the leather jacket and morphed them into never-leave-the-home-without items.

11 a.m. – Richard Chai

He does both men’s and women’s and he’s already done a spin-off of his line for Target, TopMan and a charity line for Barney’s. Richard Chai believes in the basics, and he’s got casual covered.

Friday

2 p.m. – Rebecca Taylor

A more youth-orientated Diane Von Furstenberg (who’s also on our list), New Zealand-born Rebecca Taylor proves its possible to wear floral frocks year-round.

7 p.m. – Cynthia Rowley

Not only does she do womenswear and menswear but beauty products, handbags, bicycles, sewing patterns, hosiery, and much more.

Saturday

11 a.m. – Jill Stuart

Jill Stuart is a fashion week icon who applies her eye in womenswear to her homes. On the runway, she favors risky fabrics.

6:30 pm – Maisonette 1977

Jane Ibrahim is the name behind the brand, which plays with colors, patterns, turning draping into an exhaustively well-executed art form. She’s undeniably bold, and we’re excited.

Sunday

10:30 a.m. – Timo Weiland

Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein are sure to delight, as they have already created a yoga-meets-pop music video entitled “The Watch” to showcase their clothes.

4 p.m. – Diane Von Furstenberg

Her prints and patterns and wrap dress revolutionized womenswear all those years ago. Today, the designer continues to derive inspiration from nature’s patterns.

Monday

5 p.m. – Pamella Roland

Simple but refined, Pamella Roland’s wares are versatile.

6 p.m. – Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson’s simple, elegant, and for-all-occasions dresses are fundamental to many closets.

Tuesday

11 a.m. –Vera Wang

Vera Wang transformed the dreaded wedding dress into moving white art. She’s also enamored with silks and shiny materials of which she drapes and creates beautifully.

2 p.m. – Hervé Léger by Max Azria

The bandage dress is constantly being reincarnated in each and every piece. One dress makes 1,000 pieces.

8 p.m. – Narciso Rodriguez

You can’t attend a red carpet event without seeing his work. Let’s see where it begins.

Wednesday

10 a.m. – Michael Kors

The titan of fashion always presents a solid show in New York.

6 p.m. – Anna Sui

She’s fun and funky and has been for years. She built her brand on East-meets-West appeal.

Thursday

10 a.m. – Ralph Lauren

and

2 p.m. – Calvin Klein

Both Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein are the quintessential American designers, who have played mentor to multiple generations of design stars. Fashion Week would not be complete without these two.

8 p.m. – L.A.M.B.

Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection combines rocker with chic. We’re curious to see how her collection has grown this year.

                                                                                 BEHIND THE SCENES-RICHARD CHAI

A behind-the-scenes view of the Richard Chai show at New York Fashion Week 2011. All photographs by Alexandra Cheney.

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Thursday

9 a.m. – Nicholas K

The week begins with Nicholas K at 9 am Thursday. Nicholas K stands for Nicholas Kunz, a woman who took her experience at places like Calvin Klein and DKNY creating a line that conceptualized classics like the leather jacket and morphed them into never-leave-the-home-without items.

11 a.m. – Richard Chai

He does both men’s and women’s and he’s already done a spin-off of his line for Target, TopMan and a charity line for Barney’s. Richard Chai believes in the basics, and he’s got casual covered.

Friday

2 p.m. – Rebecca Taylor

A more youth-orientated Diane Von Furstenberg (who’s also on our list), New Zealand-born Rebecca Taylor proves its possible to wear floral frocks year-round.

7 p.m. – Cynthia Rowley

Not only does she do womenswear and menswear but beauty products, handbags, bicycles, sewing patterns, hosiery, and much more.

Saturday

11 a.m. – Jill Stuart

Jill Stuart is a fashion week icon who applies her eye in womenswear to her homes. On the runway, she favors risky fabrics.

6:30 pm – Maisonette 1977

Jane Ibrahim is the name behind the brand, which plays with colors, patterns, turning draping into an exhaustively well-executed art form. She’s undeniably bold, and we’re excited.

Sunday

10:30 a.m. – Timo Weiland

Timo Weiland and Alan Eckstein are sure to delight, as they have already created a yoga-meets-pop music video entitled “The Watch” to showcase their clothes.

4 p.m. – Diane Von Furstenberg

Her prints and patterns and wrap dress revolutionized womenswear all those years ago. Today, the designer continues to derive inspiration from nature’s patterns.

Monday

5 p.m. – Pamella Roland

Simple but refined, Pamella Roland’s wares are versatile.

6 p.m. – Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson’s simple, elegant, and for-all-occasions dresses are fundamental to many closets.

Tuesday

11 a.m. –Vera Wang

Vera Wang transformed the dreaded wedding dress into moving white art. She’s also enamored with silks and shiny materials of which she drapes and creates beautifully.

2 p.m. – Hervé Léger by Max Azria

The bandage dress is constantly being reincarnated in each and every piece. One dress makes 1,000 pieces.

8 p.m. – Narciso Rodriguez

You can’t attend a red carpet event without seeing his work. Let’s see where it begins.

Wednesday

10 a.m. – Michael Kors

The titan of fashion always presents a solid show in New York.

6 p.m. – Anna Sui

She’s fun and funky and has been for years. She built her brand on East-meets-West appeal.

Thursday

10 a.m. – Ralph Lauren

and

2 p.m. – Calvin Klein

Both Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein are the quintessential American designers, who have played mentor to multiple generations of design stars. Fashion Week would not be complete without these two.

8 p.m. – L.A.M.B.

Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. collection combines rocker with chic. We’re curious to see how her collection has grown this year.

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