SHOULDA, COULDA, PRABAL – 2012 GOLDEN GLOBES

Sunday night’s wears at the 2012 Golden Globes really ran the gamut from famous couture houses (Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman in Atelier Versace, and Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Première), to lesser known designers (Meryl Streep in Alessandra Rich and Jane Lynch in David Meister), and, of course, the red carpet regulars (Charlize Theron and Mila Kunis in Dior, Lea Michele and Shailene Woodley in Marchesa). Prabal Gurung, who’s highly praised Spring and Pre-Fall 2012 collections both included award season ready looks, was one designer missing from the lineup this year (Bring back Hailee Steinfeld!). Three looks, in particular, from his most recent collections would’ve made this carpet next level:

1. Iconic Meryl Streep (pictured right in Alessandra Rich) has been around long enough to know what works for her on the red carpet, which is always a practical long-sleeved gown. This deep emerald silk-satin number with tastefully plunged neckline from Gurung’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection (perhaps done in black at Meryl’s request) would’ve garnered rave reviews, as opposed to the sad-looking bag she chose to don around her lower half (not that she needs it, but it’s always nice to get that nod as a seasoned vet). Continue reading

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ALTUZARRA TAKES HOME $300,000 AS WINNER OF CFDA/VOGUE FASHION FUND 2011

Don’t you love the immediacy of Twitter? Courtesy of the always-present Derek Blasberg, at exactly 10:37pm CST, we followers of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund competition found out, via twitter broadcast, that Joseph Altuzarra claimed the top prize tonight at the Skylight Soho in NYC. November cover-girl, Rooney Mara, and the Calvin Klein presented Altuzarra with his very well-deserved award. After all, have you seen his SS12 collection? As the winner, Altuzarra receives $300K (which seems like a LOT, but will burn faster than he grabbed the cheque, as his rapidly-growing business expands), a mentor for a year (I wonder who will be appointed the pleasure…), and a fancy swan-shaped trophy for his mantle.

Pamela Love and the duo behind Creatures of the Wind were the two runners-up, receiving “only” $100K, and the same year-long mentorship + trophy as golden boy Joseph. The other 7 finalists didn’t walk away empty-handed, though. The global exposure brought to their brands/labels due to the competition is a huge prize in itself, and I think they’d all agree. You can watch this year’s competition, leading up to tonight’s award ceremony, unfold in The Fashion Fund 2011 episodes on vogue dot com.

Photo: style.com