Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show
Model Coco Rocha walks the runway at the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2021 at Gotham Hall during New York Fashion Week on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in New York. It was a dreamy, color-saturated show during a tough time for fashion inspiration, Siriano said. While most designers have gone fully digital during an expanded New York Fashion Week that has stretched the traditional calendar, Siriano remains committed to the runway. Hopefully it will show people we can do this in fashion,” Siriano said of the growing reuse movement. “Honestly, I don't know," Siriano said, "because I love doing this but it's very hard to do in a pandemic.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom, but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show
For the rest of the fashion industry, Siriano livestreamed the show on a sunny, mild day, with his garden as backdrop and his grass as runway. It was a rare New York Fashion Week show to include physical guests, something he said both he and his clothes sorely required. His comic books became gray and black cartoon panes on a trouser and jacket set. Gone this fashion week were the hordes of celebrities and influencers usually seated on front rows. The designer and “Pose” star bonded at last year's Academy Awards when Porter took to the red carpet in a huge tuxedo gown Siriano designed.
NY Fashion Week 2020: Pared down, and virtually all virtual
FILE - The Christian Siriano collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 6, 2020. With no celebs in the front row, no paparazzi chasing models down the streets, no stiletto-heeled crowds and no live shows at all, is there even a point to doing Fashion Week in 2020? Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020? “Ultimately fashion is a business, and Fashion Week is a platform for designers to do business,” says Steven Kolb, chief executive of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which organizes the semi-annual event. But this is really, really seismic.
Kaia Gerber, Kendall Jenner shine at Longchamp show
Kendall Jenner attends NYFW Fall/Winter 2020 - Longchamp at Hudson Commons on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP)NEW YORK, N.Y. – Kaia Gerber walked the runway and brand ambassador Kendall Jenner sat front row at Longchamp's celebrity filled show Saturday, that included model Coco Rocha and actresses Ashley Benson and Storm Reid. Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, walked the show in an olive green suede military style suit and cropped jacket with silver boots. Jenner, who didn't walk in the show, but sat front row dressed in black leather gaucho style shorts and tall black boots, said “I always have a (Longchamp) bag with me." Jenner said being the face of Longchamp and several other major labels is “definitely a dream come true.