All The Rage

The Image staff muses on the culture of
keeping up appearances

« Previous Post | All The Rage Home | Next Post »

Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Chloe Sevigny plans runway show. Oprah wears L'Wren Scott. And Fergie picks up a FiFi.

May 26, 2011 |  8:50 am


You might say actress Chloe Sevigny dabbles in fashion design, creating collections for Opening Ceremony sporadically and showing them rather casually -- at a concert, for instance, or over tea. But next month she's scheduled to present an actual runway show. "I've never done this part before and it's a little scary, to be honest," she told I'm still in the early stages, but I have been looking at spaces, looking at models, and selecting the music and all of that. It's pretty cool to be doing this." [] 

Newly blond singer Fergie was honored Wednesday at the fragrance industry's annual FiFi awards, picking up the New Celebrity Fragrance of the Year award for her Outspoken scent for Avon. Clad in a lemon yellow dress by BCBG -- and surprised when she was joined onstage by husband Josh Duhamel -- Fergie said it was humbling to have "the biggest fragrance launch in Avon's 125-year history."  [People]  

Former wholesale-manufacturer-turned-designer Eli Levite plans to expand his bohemian-tinged Johnny Was label to the Grove this summer. [Mondette]

Trendy men's underwear line 2(x)ist is getting into swimwear, and will show its first collection at the Swim Show in Miami. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Our Booth Moore wrote about the effect Oprah Winfrey has had on fashion over the 25-year span of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and we posted a photo gallery of her looks over the years. So what did the divine Oprah wear for the last episode? An elegant custom coral silk L'Wren Scott dress, nude heels and drop earrings. [StyleList]

After an action packed two days in London, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a formal thank-you dinner honoring their hosts at Winfield House, the American ambassador's residence in London. The first lady wore Ralph Lauren. But my favorite image came earlier in the day, when the Obamas co-hosted a barbecue along with British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha. Michelle Obama, dressed in a brown-and-white patterned sweater and skirt by Tracy Reese, and Samantha Cameron, in a belted Jonathan Saunders dress, served up potato salad and coleslaw to guests while their husbands handled the grill. [WWD] 

Meanwhile, France's first lady, Carla Bruni, hosted a luncheon in Deauville, France, for wives of leaders attending the G-8 summit, wearing a white maternity shift and black coat and confirming that, yes, she is four months pregnant. [People]

Express will try out a new Japanese-designed store prototype next month, with industrial fixtures, a runway down the middle and a denim lab. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Chloe Sevigny. Credit: Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times