It’s Back: Charles James Brand to be Revived by The Weinstein Company

Mid-century glamour took center stage at Monday night’s white tie and decorations–themed Met Gala. Honoring American couturier Charles James and his glamorous designs, the red carpet was filled with celebrities in sweeping ball gowns and dapper tailcoats. So it’s pretty good timing for The Weinstein Company to announce they’re setting out to relaunch the defunct Charles James brand after licensing it with the option to buy.

Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, and her brother, Marchesa CEO Edward Chapman, will serve as creative consultants on the project.

With these industry heavy hitters at the helm, will ball gowns be the next big thing? Only time will tell – but I’d recommend dusting off that corset in the meantime.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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May 8, 2014

The Best-Dressed List: MET Gala 2014 Edition

Our fashion editor decides who deserves top honors

 
This year, the Met Gala dress code called for sweeping ball gowns and full “white tie” attire. And while many stars missed the mark, a select few hit home runs.

Karolina Kurkova Marchesa Dress Met Gala 2014
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  1. Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa.
  2. Emma Stone in Thakoon.
  3. Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenberg.
  4. Beyoncé in Givenchy.
  5. Suki Waterhouse in Burberry.

 
By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 6, 2014