The oh so coveted list is simple, smart, and beyond chic:
- Camel and grey are the new black.
Lady luxe is what we are craving.
My fave is Chloe.
Available at Bergdorf Goodman.
- Cape is the new coat.
It is modern, edgy and easy at the same time flattering on all body types.
My fave is IMAN Global Chic Cape.
Available at HSN.
Fur is the new knitwear.
Collars, chubies even on bags… what a comeback!
My fave anything by Michael Kors.
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I was deeply honored to present the Star Honoree award to my dear friend Michael Kors.¬† You might know him as one of the judges of ‚ÄúProject Runway,‚ÄĚ but he is a beyond seasoned designer.
The Fashion Group International is the pre-eminent authority on the business of fashion and design and this year’s Star Honorees not only included my dear Michael Kors but also Frida Gianini of Gucci, Milliner Stephen Jones and Victoire de Castellane ¬†of Dior Fine Jewelry.
The event was held at Cipriani Wall Street and packed with celebrities from Gwen Stefani, Eva Mendes, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Stipes, Mary J. Blige, Evan Rachel Wood, Emmy Rossum ¬†and James Franco and fashion’s biggest talents from Michael Kors (of course!), Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfigher ¬†and Kenneth Cole. ¬†
When I was just about to get up to present the award to Michael, I realized that I hadn’t¬† printed my speech in a bigger font….you see I need reading glasses so usually when there are no teleprompters I print my speech in humongous letters, but I didn’t check tonight as my assistant print it out for me!
I realized there is no way I could read this so I started asking around the tables for a pair of reading glasses. ¬†After several tries and nothing, thankfully, a gentleman gave me his glasses that were a perfect match and I thought, ‚Äúnow I have to work the glasses in the speech!‚ÄĚ¬† So I did…. and guess what?¬† WWD wrote:
‚ÄúIman could have easily picked up “crowd favorite” for her speech introducing fashion award winner Michael Kors.¬† She said ‚ÄėThank you, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfigher, Oscar de la Renta, and all the other designers who told me that I look more beautiful and younger than ever. ¬†But ladies, don’t fret – getting older is a b–ch!‚Äô‚ÄĚ
That is when I put the reading glasses on!¬† It pays sometimes to think fast on your feet and make mistakes or misfortunes work for you.
I said in my speech this (among other things,) ‚ÄúFor 28 years, Michael was consistently stood for a relaxed kind of luxury which is the hallmark of American Style. His sporty glamour has traveled the fashion globe from Bond Street in London, to the Via Sant Andrea in Milan, to seven years at the helm of Celine in Paris. He has seen his American point of view become an increasingly international point of view. Watching his shows is like a 13 min escape from everyday life. He takes us away from Aspen to Gstad to Capri and Palm Beach and back to urban Manhattan.‚ÄĚ
Congrats, Michael! Mwah!
Iman in custom made Michael Kors gown and Fred Leighton jewelry
With presenter Isaac Mizrahi
OUT/100 AWARDS I have been chosen as one of OUT 100… this event celebrates yearly 100 men and women who rocked 2006! I was awarded for the Humanitarian of the Year Award for my work for Keep a Child Alive (www.keepachildalive.org) and the other awards were to Michael Kors, Anne Hathaway, Rufus Wainwright and John Cameron Mitchell. My dear friend Isaac Mizrahi presented the award to me at Capitale in NY. I was Queen of Queens for that night! I was humbled by the support.