Fashion & Style Recap: The amfAR New York Awards Gala.

The amfAR awards gala looks were not the most fashion forward this season but there were some stand outs. Here is a break down of the most popular styles from that evening!

The Winning Look

Taraji P. Henson looked extraordinary in David Koma. The gown was experimental, humorous (the circus – so cute) and cut into an exquisite pattern that fit Henson’s lovely frame.We are glad she took a chance. Taraji P. Henson was the host for the event and she led this year’s annual auction which raised 1.6 million dollars to further research for an HIV/ AIDS cure.


The Bare Shoulders

At the amfAR gala in New York, the bare shoulder was the style of choice. Designs worn with bare shoulders has always given off a cool nonchalant vibe. We loved it on Ashley Graham and Sophia Ella Symonds both of whom played up the defiant look with spectacular jewelry.

Ashley Graham in Vivienne Westwood and Forevermark jewelry


The Formal Pantsuit

Katherine Hepburn is the reigning queen of the pantsuit. It was the way she relished wearing something considered in the 1940s as naughty. Every once in a while designers will try to break tuxedo design traditions to allow more individuality.  We love that. Especially, when a fashion diva like Di Mondo created his own version of the formal pant suit with chic separates. It served to remind us that defiance can be a good thing.

Di Mondo


The Deep-V Cut

One of our favorite design styles is the deep-v. Clearly the design was made for a woman’s body since it’s inception. As the feminist movement continues to soar we are happy to see women embrace ALL their curves and celebrate the majesty and beauty of being a woman.

Caroline Vreeland took us back to our John Galliano for Dior days with this liquid satin and lace dress styled with fur pom pom heels. The monochrome look (all the way down to a red lip) was sizzling perfection.

Caroline Vrellan


The Demure Cut

The demure cut has a long and controversial history. It’s an expected style for the more matronly who are often perceived as being “put out to pasture”. But clearly that time has past. The styles worn last night with the demure cut were each very different. It shows that young people can wear it (or older), and it doesn’t mean anything.


The Modest Design

Equally important to embracing womanhood and it’s expanding definition is the new modest design style. It isn’t just about religion its about comfort. We love seeing the new designers at New York Fashion Week for fall/ winter 2018-19 embrace the modest fashion sensibility.  And we loved many of the modest design looks at the amfAR gala.


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