Winter is approaching, and with it come new fashions and new soirees. We detail what to wear and where.
Winter is approaching, and as the seasons change, so do the fashions. With new fashions come new soirees and a whole host of heady celebrations. From extravagant galas and decadent balls to exhibition previews and even a secret, chic ski-resort, we have compiled the ultimate list of events and exact ensembles to make an entrance.
Schifahren in St. Anton
Who: Austrians in the know.
What: Skiing, après-skiing or simply being seen.
Where: St. Anton, Austria's chic-yet-discreet skiing Mecca.
When: When the snow falls thick and fast.
Wear: Sonia Rykiel white fur coat over Stella McCartney polar bear sweater-dress. Finish with functional Marc Jacobs hiker boots, Stella's matching polar bear bag and a pair of fabulous Fogal tights.
Why: There is no better place to show off this season's snow-inspired trends than the slopes.
Paris vs. London
Who: The crème de la crème of the Brit art world and possibly some of the French.
What: Preview of the Louise Bourgeois Exhibition at the Tate Modern
Where: The Tate Modern, London.
When: Evening of October 9th.
Wear: Versace gator fur coat, completed with Christian Larcoix biker bag and Louis Vuitton leather t-bar heels.
Why: An outfit of understated strength and esteem is what is called for at an event like this.
In conversation with Alber
Who: Every fashion insider quick enough to secure a ticket, including Linda Evangelista and Chloë Sevigny.
What: Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz speaks and accepts the Couture Council award.
Where: The Rainbow Room at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
When: September 5th.
Wear: Lanvin cream silk and black fur dress, Miu Miu patent ankle-boots, Chanel gathered black clutch and an optional black-bobbed wig.
Why: Elegance and gratification all in one hit - to wear any other label would be the ultimate fashion faux pas.
In honor of Chuck
Who: Anyone who is anyone in the art-fashion and art world.
What: The 2007 Whitney 'Shades of Gray' Gala and Studio Party in honor of Chuck Close and sponsored by the German fashion label Akris.
Where: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
When: October 22nd.
Wear: Jonathan Saunders' Daniel-Buren-inspired black and gray number with Jil Sander patent platforms and Calvin Klein black gator clutch.
Why: Saunders is the perfect meeting point between art and fashion, and he knows how to sew a sculptural seam or two.
A bygone time
Who: Young ladies of leisure and young gentlemen of gentrification.
What: Sipping "green fairies" out of the hands of men in custom-made suits.
Where: Zeppelin, 21 West Ninth St., New York.
When: Opens in September.
Wear: Anything with elegance and intrigue, such as this Prada sleeveless mohair jacket with feathered skirt and two-tone satin heels. Possible embellishments include a Solange Azagury Partridge Surrealist-inspired ring and Martin Margiela authentic croc shoulder bag.
Why: The ring is all you need to pay heed to the '40s feeling inside; the outfit is what you need to get you through the door.
Who: Remains to be seen. Predicted clientele include local yummy mummies, photographic fathers and trend arbiters from the East.
What: Acorn House, the restaurant that transformed the way Londoners eat out, is extending its already-popular name into Hackney, with premises which are apparently even more convivial to the environment than its King's Cross debut.
Where: Orsman Rd., Hackney, London.
When: Scheduled to open in late October.
Wear: Marc Jacobs fur pom-pom coat over Balenciaga Middle-Eastern-inspired dress, to contrast with a pair of Marni silver platforms.
Why: East London is the home ground of British eclecticism, so mix it up.
Who: True fashion-followers.
What: Thomas Zanon Larcher's exhibition of dreamy backstage photographs commissioned by Comme Des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto.
Where: Antwerp ModeMuseum.
When: Opening night is November 22nd.
Wear: Sophia Kokosalaki's lambswool coat with Hermès over-the-knee boots, Hugo Boss woven bag and one of Victoire De Castellane's fine jewelry designs for Dior.
Why: It's understated avant-garde – that's Antwerp sewn up.