Chris Benz Long Dress
by Mary Kincaid
Hollywood's Award Season has officially begun and while umbrellas were the most popular accessory at this year's Golden Globes, it takes more than a little rain to stop the glitz and glamour. Of course, only a few celebrities dared to wear vintage at the Globes--most notably Julia Roberts in vintage YSL and Penelope Cruz in vintage Armani--but a vintage fashionista can hold out hope that we'll see more smashing vintage evening wear strutting down red carpets in the week's ahead. Of course, donning a vintage evening gown doesn't guarantee that you'll end up on a best-dressed list---you still need a discerning eye!---but reaching back to the early era of Hollywood glamour can certainly give you a fashion edge. Just take a look at this little collection of vintage evening gowns that are Red Carpet-ready! Click the slideshow to see the selection.
by Ida Hsiang
We all know how benefiting it can be for a young designer (a la Jason Wu) when their creations get spotted on First Lady Michelle Obama. They can go from "Who are you?" to "We have Oprah on line 1 for you" with a snap of a picture. Seems when Mrs. Obama wore a beautiful gown designed by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan last week for the first State dinner at the White House, everyone started wondering who he is, how long he's been around, and where they can get their hands on a creation. Naeem Khan is no rookie to the fashion game, having presented his first collection in 2005 at Olympus Fashion Week. Since then, he has been on a roll, garnering an impressive following in many of today's top models, singers, actresses and most recently the First Lady. And let's not forget designing all the costumes for the 2006 movie Dreamgirls. Since his induction into red carpet prime fashion royalty, he has teamed up with HSN to present his TIMELESS by Naeem Khan collection so regular folk like me and you can get dibs on his creations. To get the full story, click on over to our friends at Couture In The City!