Headline Round-Up: Rihanna, Princess Diana, Marchesa & More!
Rihanna Rocks London Fashion Week
As reported by the New York Times’ Stuart Emmrich, Rihanna’s fleeting London Fashion Week appearance eclipsed the likes of Tom Ford and L’Wren Scott – for a while, at least. Supporting her collection for British retailer River Island, the singer showed “body-hugging and flesh-baring” dresses and separates last Saturday night. She then took a short bow and skipped her after party altogether. Despite it brevity, Rihanna’s presence attracted thousands of fans. Not to mention, she reportedly took home a cool $1.2 million for the collab.
Marchesa Dresses Up JC Penney
Also in collaboration news, Georgina Chapman of celeb-beloved, red carpet staple Marchesa has partnered with JC Penney. Hitting stores March 1st inside dedicated shop-in-shops, her Pearl line will consist of very gently-priced special occasion dresses. Geared to seasonal events, periodic arrivals will aim to dress girls for the prom, holiday parties, and the like, for about $100. Visit Racked to read more on the story.
Get Your Pre-Oscar Fashion Fix
And speaking of red carpets, if the wait for Sunday’s Academy Awards is just too much to bear, Styleite has a snack to tide you over. Head to the site for a slideshow of stars’ pre-Oscar event looks, including Jessica Chastain wearing Andrew Gn (shown above) and Jennifer Lawrence in Roland Mouret. Stay tuned for DFW Style Daily’s post-Oscar report next week!
Designer Auction To Feature Diana’s Gowns
Finally, from British Vogue we learn of the upcoming auction of ten of Princess Diana’s most famous gowns. Taking place on March 19th at London’s Kerry Taylor Auctions, the “Fit For a Princess” sale will include such iconic frocks as the blue Victor Edelstein worn by Diana for her celebrated turn around the dance floor with John Travolta in 1985. Visit the auction house website for more information and photos.
(Photo credits, from top: 1. Popstyle.EW.com, 2. Racked.com, 3. Styleite.com, 4. EN.Wikipedia.org)