The Best Fashion Moments in 2011
From super stylish parties in Cannes to ultra-sexy Victoria’s Secret models, FashionTV remembers the greatest fashion moments of 2011.
This year, FashionTV highlights the style moments that took our breath away and transformed beauties, visions, and inspirations into works of art.
Who can forget Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, and the other sexy girls of Victoria’s Secret as they sashayed down the runway for the 2011 fashion show in stunning superhero costumes and sequined disco numbers?
What about Sarah Burton’s rise to the top at Alexander McQueen when FashionTV and the rest of the world learned she designed Prince William’s bride Kate Middleton’s wedding dress? Just a day later, she was being honored as part of the McQueen label by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala!
Fashion shows like Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui in New York, Burberry and Vivienne Westwood in London, Dsquared2 and Roberto Cavalli in Milan, and Prada and Balmain in Paris left us clamoring for Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 trends and not just because their front rows were packed withcelebrityandfashion heavyweights.
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The dapper duds of Mad Men met high-fashion on the Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 runway at Paris Fashion Week, where pussy bow blouses, pinstripes, and gloves took center stage in the return of 50s sophisticate trends. Hats, gloves, and retro prints were also imitated in major boutiques.
For haute couture, Elie Saab reigned supreme with his clever composition of beautiful embroidered bodices and frothy feminine gowns. Gucci’s Milan Fall 2011 collection was so popular it was seen on Tokyo model Ai Tominaga and actress Jennifer Lopez.
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and pearls, FashionTV caught sexy swimwear and beautiful beachwear in Miami, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo. In Rio and Sao Paulo, models like Isabeli Fontana, Aline Weber, and Caroline Francischini took center stage in vibrant colors and geometric prints.
FashionTV partied around the world with the best of them, hitting up bashes like the Flavio Briatore’s Billionaire Club during Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monte Carlo and store openings like the Jean Paul Gaultier concept shop in Ginza, Tokyo, where the designer dressed up as an astronaut. At the celebrity soiree from De Grisogono during the Cannes Film Festival, guests like Bianca Balti, will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas, and Carine Roitfeld made appearances, and FashionTV had the exclusive!
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FashionTV also featured the best fashion photographs with an inside look at major photoshoots like the sexy 13th edition of the Campari Calendar with Milla Jovovich featuring Milla in many sexy costumes and an “end of the world” theme and a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of the 2012 Pirelli Calendar with models like Joan Smalls, Lara Stone, and Kate Moss posing nude for fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti. Photographer Giuliano Bekor stunned with his photos of model Jessica Perez wearing leopard print for Shape magazine’s June 2011 issue.
One of the biggest trends for 2011 was the intertwining of fashion and music. FashionTV honed in on this milieu right away, as models mixed with music stars and celebrities at major events. Duran Duran showcased the top supermodels of the 90s in their Girl Panic video with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Helena Christensen making highly anticipated appearances. The super sultry Etam lingerie show featured models like Monika “Jac” Jagaciak, and Karolina Kurkova, but also Karen Elson, DJ Mark Ronson, Boy George, The Kills, Beth Ditto, and more. The Victoria’s Secret fashion show had models Adriana Lima and Chanel Iman swaying their hips alongside musical acts like Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Maroon 5. The
with models like Natasha Poly and Lindsey Wixson featured guests Nicki Minaj and Prince in the audience, who later riled up the crowd with rapturous performances at the Versace for H&M after party.
For fashion, 2011 was full of memorable moments that will last a lifetime. FashionTV wants to relive those moments with you this month!
What’s your favorite fashion moment of 2011?