CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund show
Fashion and celebs collide at a poolside parade on a scorching Los Angeles day
UP-AND-COMING fashion stars got the chance to shine at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/VOGUE Fashion Fund show, held by the pool at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Oct. 25 and hosted by James Corden (see p. 67), resplendent in a Gucci suit.
As the 10 finalists of the 2017 CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund showed their wares in a catwalk parade on a sweltering afternoon— tennis ace Maria Sharapova called it a “freak LA heatwave”—celebs in the audience fanned themselves and Corden suggested next year the event should take place with the guests in the pool instead of around it. “I think we’d have a damn good time!” he declared.
Guests including Selma Blair, Tracee Ellis Ross, Leslie Odom Jr, Millie Bobby Brown, Billie Lourd, Zendaya, the Haim sisters and Laverne Cox were offered PerrierJouët champagne and afternoon tea on Kate Spade tableware. “I feel very Elle Woods Legally Blonde first day at Harvard,” said Cox, in cardigan and skirt by Kate Spade.
Fashion luminaries also cast an eye over the offerings. “I always wear a suit,” said designer Tom Ford, who mentored last year’s winners, La-based Brock Collection’s Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock. “Everyone always thinks I’m dressed up, but it’s just laziness.”
From left: Nikki Reed in Emporio Armani, Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein and Selma Blair in Carolina Hererra stayed cool despite the heat in Los Angeles on Oct. 25. “This is the Super Bowl for people who don’t watch the Super Bowl!” said host James Corden. Ruby Rose slammed “body shaming” comments that is she’s too thin: “Everyone self different. Even my own is different month to month ... enough of this already.” CAREER BOOST The CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund helps emerging designers such as Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who were runners-up in 2006. This year’s winner, to be announced at a Nov. 6 gala, will score $US400,000 plus a mentor.
Zendaya (see p. 50) wore a Teresa Helbig outfit. Model Stella Maxwell (left, in Julien Macdonald) and actress Elizabeth Olsen.
From left: Laverne Cox, Teyana Taylor and Zac Posen.