Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Many of us are still recovering from the assault on our eyes from Elle Macpherson’s look from last week, so thankfully the Britain Top Model judge’s look is much improved on this occasion.

Celebs have stayed clear of Kanye West’s women’s wear collection (with the exception of his “girlfriend” of course), but Elle becomes the first to wear a look from the rapper/designer’s Fall 2012 collection.

The suede biker jacket was styled with a white Julien Macdonald shirt and black Roberto Cavalli fitted leather cropped pants.

Her accessories included shades, two-tone Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, which we’ve seen on Malin Akerman, with the black-and-white theme continuing to her Pierre Hardy printed clutch.

Much improved or more of the same?

You can buy the leopard print version of Elle’s Pierre Hardy bag from Barneys.com.

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When I reviewed the Dw by Kanye West Spring 2012 collection I ended it by saying, “Will celebrities wear this collection? Most definitely.”

I hate to gloat, but it looks like I was right.

Despite critics panning the collection, a 3rd look from the Dw by Kanye West Spring 2012 collection makes an appearance on the red carpet since it was presented just 3 days ago.

I saw Anna Dello Russo wearing this plunging black dress at the Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 presentation yesterday evening.

The Editor-at-Large for Vogue Nippon even accessorized with the ‘Yeezy’ gold nameplate necklace and a pair of the Giuseppe Zanotti heels created especially for the show.

Even though Anna and I aren’t besties, I will admit she does look really good in this dress.

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Critics may have panned Kanye West’s first womenswear collection, but Sama Abu Khadra and Haya Abu Khadra have given the designer/rapper their seal of approval.

The 16-year-old twin sisters, who are fashion buyers for their mother’s boutique, sat front row at the Givenchy show yesterday, wearing looks from Dw by Kanye West Spring 2012 which was presented on Saturday.

Sama on the right teamed her zipper accented dress with a beaded jacket and the black Giuseppe Zanotti shoes from the same presentation.

Haya wore a cool belted beaded jacket with a wool A-line skirt and nude strappy Zanotti sandals.

You may have written Kanye’s design talents off, but I don’t think this is the last time we will see his collection on the red carpet.

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Posted by Catherine Kallon on October 3rd, 2011 In: Kanye West, Runway To Red Carpet

The biggest buzz of Paris Fashion Week was Kanye West’s first womenswear collection which is titled ‘Dw by Kanye West’. The Dw is supposed to stand for his mother’s name, Donde West.

The designer had personally selected a group of 100 people which included journalists, buyer and bloggers, so I was honoured to be invited.

Everyone was speculating about who was going to be in the front row. Rumours included Beyonce, Jay Z and even Natalie Portman.

All the top models walked in the show, with Chanel Iman flying in especially.

So what about the clothes?

Despite critics not being that impressed, I actually quite liked them.

I did think some of the pieces were a tad heavy for spring, especially the furs and the crocodile skins, but the light colour palette of mostly white, ivory and blush made up for that.

We saw sexy bandage dresses, made much sexier by cut outs or open zippers, plunging necklines, futuristic cuts, leather pants, fur trim jackets, hooded coats and slouchy pants.

Will Kanye be winning any design awards? Judging by the critics, no.

Will front row attendees Ciara and Lindsay Lohan wear this collection on the red carpet?

Most definitely. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ciara was Kanye’s muse, as I can see her wearing several pieces.

Key accessories included four unique Giuseppe Zanotti heels created especially for the show, a gold ‘Yeezy’ nameplate necklace and a fur backpack.

Front Row: Jared Leto, Ciara, Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Sky Ferreira , Azzedine Alaia, Peter Marino, Olivier Theyskens , Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, Silvia Fendi, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, Alexander Wang, Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared, Terry Richardson , Leigh Leizark, Giuseppe Zanotti, Ozwald Boateng Joseph Altuzarra

Favourites: White ensemble with fitted pants and nude bandage dress

Who Do I See Wearing This Collection: Ciara, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kate Moss, Vanessa and Angela Simmons

Credit: Style.com & Instagram pictures belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards




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