All eyes were on Lady Gaga at this year's Grammys and, as expected, pop's newest sensation pulled off something most unexpected: a partnership with the last designer anyone would ever have dreamed of pairing her with -- Giorgio Armani.
While we're plenty excited to find out if James Cameron's CGI blockbuster "Avatar" will edge out official tearjerker-of-the-year selection "Precious" for Best Drama at this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, we're saving our real zeal for the stunning dresses that will grace the show's red carpet, marking the official kickoff to awards show season.
Cate Blanchett may be a fashion icon on the red carpet and a chameleon when it comes to played such roles such as Queen Elizabeth and Bob Dylan, but in her real life the actress is a mom who loves the daily chore of vacuuming!
Haute couturiers get a lot of mileage out of wedding dresses, especially Christian Lacroix. The designer celebrated his 20th year in business Tuesday with a concise and painterly collection that included a patchworked bridal dress that harkened back to Lacroix's rustic Southern roots and a short embroidered coat inspired by Watteau. Although the palette was predominantly black, Lacroix wowed the crowd with some pretty amazing color combinations -- the kind that only he can get away with in an haute couture collection. My favorite was a long draped chiffon dress shaded in plum, praline, and lime and topped off by violet fur sleeves. Another Lacroix signature -- the mixing of rough and fine materials -- appeared early on in the show in the form of an oxblood red dyed fox and goatskin coat worn over a slinky black cocktail dress. He definitely deserved the standing ovation.Feathers seem to have replaced fur on most couture runways here this week. At a press conference this morning, Giorgio Armani explained t