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OSCAR DRESSES • Worn by Best Actress award winners

JANET GAYNOR wore “off the rack” back in 1929 at the first OSCAR AWARDS NIGHT

LORETTA YOUNG worn a “knock out” green satin dress in 1948.

CHER “rocked her tits off” with her Bob Mackie d

ress in 1996.

NATALIE PORTMAN wore “Rodarte” in 2011……..magenta madness.

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BETTE DAVIS “flew the coop” with her feathers in 1939.

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CHER “rocked her tits off” with her Bob Mackie Dress in 1996.

NY FASHION WEEK • 2014• Celebrities……on Parade

There are over 50 celebs here……….too many to bore you with their names………so I’ll let you figure out who they are.  Andie Mac Dowell is easy to recognize.

Just CLICK ON ONE and he or she or he/she will fill your space.

Then there was Joan Rivers……lots of designers from Project Runway…….who doesn’t adore Mondo. The star of “Orange is the New Black”.  Miss Jay from Tyra’s show.  The Hilton sisters……Linda Fargo from Bergdorf’s……..Barbara Walters, Sarah Jessica Parker……..and, of course, Brad the stylist.

Glam and Glitz tonight at the OPERA GALA

It was a “GALA NIGHT” at the Opera in Lincoln Center.  The Fall Season opened with the opera EUGENE ONEGIN staring Netrebko and Kwiecien.  The plaza was filled with the glitz and glamour of an opening night.  

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Some of the gowns were glamorous and a few were outrageous.  Lots of fur showed up tonight……..and an abundance of ruffles.

Susan Lucci wore 30 yards of blue and gray tulle.  Annie Leibovitz in her usual “butch” suit.

CLICK ON your favorite gown and it will enlarge……in all it’s designer glory.

2013 Fall Gala NYC BALLET / 55 ugly dresses

At Lincoln Center last night………the 2013 Fall Gala fundraiser for the New York City Ballet………was in the David Koch Hall.  New York’s society and celebrities showed up for a glittery evening.  Cocktails of the balcony and dinner after the performance.

The gowns were surprisingly atrocious.  One shock after another walked down the red carpet.

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NATALIE PORTMAN wore a surprisingly understated dress………fun material but a bit off-putting in baby blue and banana yellow.  designed by Brittney Stephens

CLICK ON any gown to enlarge the fashion mistakes.

 

 

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER was in a pink something………..the bodice and white bra were designed by Olivier Theyskens [long hair on the left]  .  The bottom of the dress designed by Probal Gurung [on her right]. It has a large flap pocket on the right thigh………and a slit up the back that the seamstress forgot to sew up.

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Can’t figure out the sash belt………..and that oversized bow on the back.  At least her earrings were tasteful.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014………HAIR

HAIR HAIR HAIR…………waxed, flaxen, braided and straightened.  Dyed, fried shorn and torn.  Purple, pink, chartreuse………..well, just about every color in a rainbow…………and sometimes all on the same head.

During FASHION WEEK at Lincoln Center I shot over 3000 heads of hair.

Here are some of my faves.

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NIKKI HILTON……..soft and loverly braids.

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Fashion designer…………RACHEL ZOE…………always blonde always straight.

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JANICE DICKENSON…………the most famous model in the 70’s…..and still looking good at 58.  Her autobiography is a hoot……..you might get a kick out of it.

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It was fun putting this slide show together……….I hope you have fun looking at it.

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Love her.  Love her Hair.  JACKIE CRUZ..………star of my new favorite TV Series….ORANGE is the new BLACK.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 • THE LAST OF 9 DAYS

Today was the last day of NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014.  The Runway Shows at Lincoln Center are over.  I snapped over 20,000 photos……..so I will still be publishing  fashion trends for another week.

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Here are 69 of my fave street savvy looks from todays shoots.

CLICK ON your fave and it will enlarge.

Some of the costumes are perplexing.  Others GEEK CHIC!  Some are editorial wonders while others and very unconventional.  I rather liked the weird ones.  Bra tops, tawdry, luxurious…….lots of studs.  Some sinister……others very SEXY!  Sequins were all over the place.  ENJOY!

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 • Bill Cunningham

Today at Lincoln Center I  snapped these candids of…………

BILL CUNNINGHAM

He has been New York’s premier Fashion Photographer for over 35 years.  He dropped out of Harvard in 1948 and moved to NYC.  While working at Women’s Wear Daily he began taking photographs of fashion on the streets of NY.  He shot one of Greta Garbo…..sold it to the NY Times……..and launched a life-long career.  He has snapped over ONE MILLION photos…….0n film…..and keeps the negatives on file in his apartment at Columbus Circle.

In 2010 the filmmakers  Richard Press and Philip Gefter of The Times produced a doucmentary about Bill’s life…….”Bill Cunningham New York”  Do see it.  His shots of fashion in Paris are fab.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014…..WHEN THE SHOW IS OVER

Today at the KAREN WALKER runway show……………

When the last model leaves the runway…………it is PANDEMONIUM.  There is a great rush to get to the next show.

A few friends linger to congratulate Karen………..and to schmooze with old friends.

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The last model on the runway.

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Quick…………what time do I have to be back at Lincoln Center!

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Ari Seth Cohen was there with his “LADIES OF A CERTAIN AGE”  Linda Rodin is on the right.  She is a fashion stylist and founder of her own beauty line, RODIN olio lusso.

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She does love to pose for the camera.  What a doll.

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Margo and Ilona and Ari

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And of course the sunglasses are by Karen Walker.

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Four of the fabulous ladies.  Combined ages………nearly 400.

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Ari Seth Cohen’s book is called “ADVANCED STYLE”………….featuring ladies who live a fabulous and glamorous life.

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TOM AND ILONA……..in love!

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Eric and his ILONA.

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The glasses are truly fab.

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Lynn Dell.…………owner of the “OFF BROADWAY BOUTIQUE” on 72nd street…..just steps from my apartment.

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JOYCE CARPATI………..of New York and Paris.  She was the director of beauty and fashion at Cosmopolitan.

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Lynn in another of her “knock-out” hats.

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Hundreds of fashion editors and buyers attend all of the shows.

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Ilona and Ari

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It was a great show.  I hope you enjoyed it too……on my video.

NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 Altuzarra on the runway

Tyson Chandler…….Lake Bell and Rachel Zoe were all in the “front row” for the ALTUZARRA Runway Show  Spring 2014 Collection.  There were 24 outfits in the collection…….I chose the 11 I liked best..and even then that “patchwork” layer is kinda “iffy” for my taste.  Otherwise I find them to be very street smart and tasteful………..with a dash of classy splash.

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My thanks to WWD for letting me use the photos.

Sat. NY FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014 Richard Chai

Richard Chai presented his new line for Spring 2014……….. clothes for men .  Dozens of handsome models [all looking vaguely alike]………..pranced down the runway.

Shinny pants……Palazzo style bottoms……..with lots of Periwinkle Blue shirts.

Lots of layers………..pleated shorts.

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Andrew Marc leathers made it a great show {my opinion}.