You know what they say: third time’s a charm. Especially when it comes to the biggest shopping night of the year! Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and NYC and Company have announced that Fashion’s Night Out will return for a third, and certainly more spectacular, year on September 8, 2011.
Actress Carey Mulligan Photographed for the October 2010 Issue of Vogue
by Peter Lindbergh
She may have reeled off a list of Karl Lagerfeld’s qualities as she introduced him at last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards dinner, but Carey Mulligan also had something to shout about, even if she stayed absolutely quiet about it; Baz Luhrmann has cast her to play Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Given Mulligan’s style, she’s likely to look— and turn in a performance—as iconic as Mia Farrow in the 1974 version.
Photo: Marcio Madeira/firstVIEW
Romantic, avant-garde, dark, imaginative, daring, sublime—these are some of the words that come to mind when thinking of the late, great designer Alexander McQueen, and they are also some of the themes that will be explored in the upcoming exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.
To honor the designer’s astonishing, prolific nineteen-year career, a retrospective of his work will be featured at the museum next spring, and will include approximately 100 pieces from McQueen’s oeuvre, drawing pieces from iconic collections such as Number 13 (spring 1999), Irere (spring 2003), and Plato’s Atlantis (spring 2010).
The opening of the exhibition, which is being organized by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton and curator in charge Harold Koda, will be celebrated at the 2011 Costume Institute Gala Benefit on May 2, hosted by honorary chairs François-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek, and co-chairs Colin Firth, Stella McCartney, and Anna Wintour.
"This landmark exhibition continues the Museum’s tradition of celebrating designers who changed the course of history and culture by creating new possibilities," said Thomas P. Campbell, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.