Susan Tabak home As usual, all of uptown New York turned out for Carolina Herrera and her Spring 2012 runway show in the tents at Lincoln Center: the venue was jam-packed with the likes of Amy Fine Collins, Ashley McDermott, Jennifer Creel, Nathalie Gerschel Kaplan and Jamie Gregory. These...

Gaultier's Ode to Amy – Walking to his own beat, Jean Paul Gaultier did not present an array of gowns for his spring 2012 haute couture show, but instead offered an ode to late singer Amy Winehouse with a collection of tailored jackets, form-fitting skirts and bustiers. Models wore Winehouse's...

The Spring 2012 collection was inspired Amy Purdy, a double amputee, competitive snowboarder and spokesperson for the Challenged Athletes Foundation. How cool is that? Lots of pieces I want to wear now! "In the pursuit of wellness, it's vital to be aware of what we take and what we give,...

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Couture was such a beautiful show, so colorful, so meaningful, so modern and anchored in our current reality! I loved it! It was almost entirely inspired by Amy Winehouse, which we know, was a source of fashion inspiration for many designers and brands...

Diane von Furstenberg titled her spring 2012 collection "Beginnings," and down the runway came blooming florals and the very essence of positivity. DVF used pops of tangerine and hits of pastel to set off bold, happy patterns, while her signature femininity—in the form of flowing fabrics and...

For spring 2012, Nathalie Rykiel and Creative Director April Crichton returned the Sonia Rykiel label to what it does so well: Left Bank gamine. At the runway show in Paris last October, models walked a sunny yellow line (both literally and figuratively) as the upbeat collection mingled the...

Under new creative leadership—Chinese natives Ling Liu and Dawei Sun—French label Cacharel turned out a light, elegant collection in their signature cheerful style for spring 2012. Easy tailoring was matched with elegant origami folds, while the color palette felt exactly right: icy shades...

Andrew Gn's Spring 2012 collection was inspired by his Japanese grandmother's kimonos, plus he envisioned a meeting between Madame de Pompadour and Madame butterfly. This resulted in very elegant mini dresses and coat dresses with kimono sleeves and origami details. We also saw coat...

"For Spring 2012, Tibi's Amy Smilovic collaborated with two of her favorite muses for the Spring campaign. Swedish blogger Elin Kling took the lead with Amy on styling a runway show and the current advertising campaign featuring Wonderland UK Editor Julia Sarr-Jamois." Tibi's Spring 2012 ad...

What might the Bronte sisters wear to a downtown soiree had they hung out with Amy Winehouse? Hands down, Sally LaPointe's Spring 2012 collection that debuted Friday, September 9, 2011. Renwick Ruins, the abandoned smallpox hospital on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island, served as LaPointe's muse....

 

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