Often called "the bible of fashion", Women's Wear Daily magazine celebrated its 100th anniversary last week. The red carpet at the celebration was star-studded with models, designers, and fashionistas, but many had something in common: black was the overwhelming palette of the high fashion event at Cipriani in NYC.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen turned up representing their line The Row. The twins wore shaggy black fur coats, and Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, was spotted in a coat with a similar black fur collar. You know the Olsen twins must be doing something right if it's Anna-approved.
Eye catching collars were also worn by designers Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman, founders of Marchesa. Craig's layered gold necklaces were reminiscent of a Cleopatra-style breastplate, and Chapman's fluffy neckline looked like an amped-up take on Queen Elizabeth's ruffled collars. Designer Anna Sui's Chinese-inspired embroidered velvet cape showed a flair for the historical as well.
Though these names in fashion were there to celebrate the history of the iconic periodical, they also seemed to be paying homage to fashion's own history.