Fashion News Recap: Inaugural Gowns, Lagerfeld’s Political Statement

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by Danielle Zabrauskas, Fashion News Correspondent


No matter one’s political affiliations, all can agree that Michelle Obama is a notable fashion icon, known for her adept mixing of price points and designers. As such, many wondered what the First Lady would wear for the President’s second inauguration. In the end, Michelle chose to wear a deep red chiffon and velvet gown by designer Jason Wu, the same name she donned in 2009 for the first inauguration. She topped off the ensemble with a pair of heels by Jimmy Choo and custom jewelry by Kimberly McDonald of New York.


After ending her work on the brand Twenty8Twelve with her sister, Sienna, Savannah Miller has debuted a label of her own! For her first spring show in London, the designer showed a collection of affordable pieces based on the trends of the 70’s as featured in Vogue. Future plans for the brand include a 69-piece assortment to be sold at House of Fraser and Macy’s.

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Known for having his opinions heard, Karl Lagerfeld chose to make a statement at the end of his most recent Parisian exhibition. For the finale of Chanel’s Spring 2013 couture show, Lagerfeld sent two female models down the runway holding hands, both wearing the same wedding gown. This was used to show Lagerfeld’s support for a same-sex marriage bill that France’s lawmakers will begin to debate this week. He was noted for stating, “I don’t even understand the debate – since 1904 the church and state have been separated.”


After the small plane boarded by Vittorio Missoni and five others disappeared on January 4, the industry was in shock. Teams continue to search for any clues as to what occurred to the plane that carried the head of the family-owned fashion brand. The Venezuelan government has vowed to continue its search operations.

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