Last time I checked, it was still January 2011 and I was hungover from candy canes and macaroons. Procrastination be damned! I would finally be doing useful shit this year! Alas, no. Duh. Like Marcia would be doing anything productive! Before you know it, it's already December 30th and you ponder on all the things you did this year: nothing. How divine! In the fashion world, however, we were tangled in Versace for H&M, depression over John Galliano's dismissal from Dior, weddings that may or may not involve supermodels and Emmanuelle Alt for Vogue Paris.
Designer Collaborations Once upon a time, only some of us could afford the latest designs of Karl Lagerfeld. Or Giambattista Valli. Not any more. Although collaborations between designers and lower end brands started a while ago, this year it's better than ever. Maybe you love prints and studs together. Fear not, Donetella Versace's collection for H&M hit the stores last November. And who could forget about Missoni for Target craze that sold out in one day, which is full of zigzags and oh-so-soft cardigans? Maybe you're not a prints-person — Giambattista Valli's sophisticated designs for Macy's Impulse, or J Brand's collaboration with Christopher Kane might be a better match for you. Next year, we have Jason Wu and Doo. Ri designing for Target and Impulse, respectively, and I can't wait to stuff my closet with girly, minimalistic dresses.
Au Revoir, Galliano for Dior... Back in February, John Galliano was arrested for making anti-Semetic comments and got kicked out of Dior. And we are left with messes like the recent fall 2011 couture collection and the blah spring 2012 one full of signs from the New Look. We heard that the people from Dior had considered everyone from Marc Jacobs and Haider Ackermann to Alexander Wang and Jason Wu. All signs are currently pointing to Raf Simons, the mastermind behind Jil Sander. You might think that his simple designs are too simple for a house like Dior, but his feminine fall 2011 collection might change your mind.
Everyone is saying "I do" and "is it a girl?" Oh look, both of the Kates in Britain got married this year! One got married in a stunner created by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, while the supermodel one tied the knot in John Galliano and stole an editorial at American Vogue. Moving outside of Britain, we have the Victoria's Secret Angels. Lily Aldridge married Caleb of Kings of Leon and announced yesterday that they are expecting their first child. And so is Alessandra Ambrosio!
"It" girls are actually girls After starring in the 2010 film Somewhere directed by Sophia Coppola, Elle Fanning is literally everywhere. Besides making movies and snatching the covers of LOVE and W Magazine, she could be seen in the fall 2011 campaigns for Marc by Marc Jacobs or wearing statement pieces from Chanel and Marchesa. Fellow actresses Chloe Moretz and Hailee Steinfeld didn't do so bad, either. Hailee was the Miu Miu spokesperson for fall 2011, and Chloe was seen in everything from minimalistic Calvin Klein to Proenza Schouler. It's safe to say that we're gonna see a lot of this trio in 2012.
These are the only things that stood out of me right now. What are some of your favourite fashion moments in 2011? I will add some of your favourite ones and more tomorrow.