Fashion News Recap: Preparing for the Holidays

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by Danielle Zabrauskas, Fashion News Correspondent

To help celebrate the joy of weddings, Vogue has released a hardcover book highlighting the impact of fashion on the special day, entitled Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers. The edition shares a staggering 400 images of celebrated icons from the magazine’s 120-year history, and stands apart from others by covering all spectrums of nuptials. From rock-and-roll gatherings to royal ceremonies, Vogue features them all!

Nordstrom has announced that the department store will hold pop-up shops for up-and-coming designers in the month of February. Although the events are still a few months away, the excitement is already building. The ten designers, all finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, include the likes of Tabitha Simmons, A.L.C. and Illesteva. With previous finalists including Proenza Schouler and Derek Lam, many have their eye on this year’s class of candidates.


Even since the iconic style of Jackie “O” Kennedy, fashion aficionados the world over pay close attention to the brands worn by the wives of Presidential candidates. With this most recent election season now behind us, many are reviewing the styles worn by both First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney. Although some designers were nervous to dress the two women, fearful of the potential political statement such collaboration would make, Isaac Mizrahi felt otherwise. During the campaign the designer said, “I love Michelle because she wears my clothes regularly. The thing about Michelle [is that] not only does she have great personal style, she has her own way of putting things together.” However, he was also excited to speak about Ann Romney, stating, “I would love to see Anne Romney in more of my clothes. I’m just going to be bold and say that!”


For this upcoming holiday season, One Kings Lane has collaborated with multiple designers for a good cause. The company has unveiled a collection of limited edition wrapping papers, designed by the likes of Rachel Zoe, Lela Rose, Simon Doonan, Rachel Roy, and Alice + Olivia’s Stacey Bendet. Proceeds from sales go to various charities supported by the designers, with the chic product available in stores starting November 14.

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