“I love accessories because they’re transformational,” says Vera Wang, whose crystal-encrusted bibs, ladylike satchels and retro-inspired sunglasses have garnered much acclaim.
Wang’s recent forays into costume jewelry — she has collaborated with Philip Crangi and Janis Savitt — stemmed from her fixation with vintage fine jewelry; her set of antique cameos inspired the oversize resin crystal stunners (a Savitt collaboration) she wears here. “[Costume jewelry],” she says, “is something you can wear and enjoy with a T-shirt and not feel like you’re in something grand.” This is Wang’s second CFDA nomination; she took the top women’s wear honors in 2005.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive