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The starlet presenters this year still sparkled and smiled, but they did not seem to shine as brightly as they have in the past.
Rosen’s flagship is Theory, youthful sportswear for professional women that has been given an injection of fashion by Olivier Theyskens. But Rosen also has invested in other brands, such as Proenza Schouler and Rag & Bone. He also serves as a business mentor through the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Hilfiger has built one of the largest American fashion brands, but he was not always embraced by the industry. For years there was a perception within the more rarified parts of the American fashion world that Hilfiger was too mass. Too commercial. Too much. But success made a believer out of his critics. But his lifetime achievement award, presented by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, was less about his designs and more about what goes on off the runway. He has been a longstanding supporter of the Fresh Air Fund. He was a key fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. And he underwrote the Americans in Paris showroom, which allowed young Seventh Avenue designers to introduce their work to an international audience.
Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons—fashion’s woman of mystery and riddles—received the international award. Director John Waters, who dedicated a chapter of his book Role Models to rhapsodizing about her work, accepted on her behalf. He also appeared on behalf of Depp, who was the first man to be declared a fashion icon by the CFDA. One wishes Waters could be the designated speechmaker for the CFDA awards, as his ability to exquisitely describe the maddening illogic of Kawakubo and the stylish sloth of Depp is wickedly funny and blissfully unvarnished.
The Swarovski Awards, which honor new designers, went to Phillip Lim for menswear, Tabitha Simmons for her footwear, and Joseph Altuzarra for women’s wear. And the media award went to bloggers and photographers Garance Dore and Scott Schuman, who both democratized and exalted street style.
This wasn’t the year that celebrated brash showmanship or the power of celebrity. Instead, the CFDA, marking its 50th anniversary, honored its industry and the reality of how it works.

Jennifer Lawrence

Posted by admin | Jennifer Lawrence | | Tuesday 20 March 2012 2:00 pm

Jennifer Lawrence Was Unsure About Katniss Role.

Jennifer Lawrence reveals that she was unsure about taking on the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

The popular novel comes to the big screen this week and there is a lot of hype and expectation surrounding the movie.

But Lawrence admits that she was a little skeptical that one of her favourite books would not be ruined when it was made into a film.

However upon meeting director Gary Ross she realised that the story was in safe hands.

Speaking to Moviefone the actress said: “When I read them, it was before there was any talk of the movie or anything, so I definitely didn’t picture myself.

“That would be slightly narcissistic, anyway. By the time there were talks of the movie, I was so turned off by the idea – because we’ve watched so many people destroy our favourite books [by turning them into movies].

“There was interest in me for it, so I had a meeting with Gary Ross, and just loved everything he was saying.

“I knew the movie was being made by people who are fans of the book and wanted to stay true to its story, and understood that it’s a sad story, not a cool action flick.”

The Hunger Games is set to be one of the biggest movies of 2012 and will make Lawrence an even bigger star.

The Hunger Games is released 23rd March.