CFDA Honors Obama

Obama-mania continues!

The Council of Fashion Designers of America will honor First Lady Michelle Obama at this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards.

She’ll receive a Board of Directors’ Special Tribute.

Narciso Rodriguez and Jason Wu, both designers to the First Lady, have been nominated for awards, with Marc Jacobs receiving quite a few nominations.

The official announcement of nominees and honorees was made last night at an exclusive event hosted by Swarovski (lead sponsor of the Awards) and the CFDA Board of Directors at the Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center.

The CFDA Fashion Awards take place June 15.

Smashin’ Fashion at The Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria New York is playing an active role in Fashion Week.

The hotel will host a Fashion Week Suite in the esteemed Waldorf Towers.

With the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) on board, the suite will be open February 16-18.

The Fashion Week Suite will offer complimentary beauty services by appointment, including hair blowouts by the Kenneth Salon, make-up by the Guerlain and manicures by Dashing Diva.

We’re told there’s a whole bunch of other lavish offerings in food and beverages that will be on offer in the suite.

CFDA members, editors, stylists, designers and fashion industry insiders will have exclusive access to the suite.

Appointments to experience the Fashion Week Suite are now available.

Are You A Cardmember?

American Express is hosting its Cardmembers to a private runway show with famed designer, Zac Posen.

If you’re in NYC on Friday, September 12, you could take advantage of the experience at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Invitations are now on sale at www.americanexpress.com/entertainment. For the totally-worth-it invitation cost of $150, you’ll get access to the pre-show reception in the Main Lobby of the tents at Bryant Park, and general admission seating for the runway show and post-show Q&A with Posen.

And by attending, you’ll help give back too.

Proceeds from the sale of event tickets will contribute to the $500,000 American Express donation to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Vogue Fashion Fund which helps emerging American designers find continued success in the business of fashion.

Cars and Couture

 

The Monterey Peninsula once again became a fashion hub as Lexus and Vogue returned with The Lexus Fashion Preview at the 58th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The next generation of young American design talent showcased exquisite creations and cutting edge looks at the show during the premier invitation-only fashion event.

The Lexus Fashion Preview was hosted by Vogue’s Fashion News/Features Director, Sally Singer.

It revealed the collections from the finalists of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund, the industry’s intense search for talent who will emerge as the next great American designers.

In addition, the couture collections shared the spotlight with Lexus’ sleekest automobiles, including the LF-A Roadster concept vehicle.