Whats Poppington: Muglers Spring/ Summer Men

There was a structured, geometric quality to the Mugler Spring 2013 collection, a study in sharp suiting and stark shapes that found inspiration in the depths of the sea. The look was simple and pared-down, very “i vacation in far far far away places” with each look presenting a graphic shape the felt like a play of lines and angles.

It was Nicola Formichetti’s strongest and most cohesive outing yet for the legendary French house, with a clear direction and vision that seemed to reflect his growing into his new role. There was also a distinct emphasis on tailoring, a promising departure for a label better-known for stylistic frills and a studied seriousness that was refreshingly absent here. That oceanic idea expressed itself in a soothing sea-foam green that appeared here and there and an overall shimmering translucence, as well as in the peeks of skin beneath jackets that hinted at futuristic swimwear designs. It was, on the whole, an unassailable argument that Formichetti has come into his own as designer as well as stylist.

Whats Poppington: The 2011 CFDA Awards….and guess who won fashion icon award?

It’s safe to say that Lady Gaga’s fashion sense is an acquired taste. You either love it or you hate it. Well, the 10th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards were held tonight in Alice Tully Hall at NYC’s Lincoln Center, and it seems like they love her style. In fact, the CFDA loves it so much, that they presented her with the Fashion Icon Award for 2011. “Fashion made me feel like a star before I was,” Gaga said during her acceptance speech. But she wasn’t the only winner of the night, check out who else got acknowledged for their savvy sartorial sensibilities:

The unofficial after party, hosted by Stephen Gan and Nicola Formichetti, was really in celebration of Lady Gaga’s Fashion Icon award, so LaBelle dedicated “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to the singer. When Gaga got up to join her at the end, she’d slipped into something slightly more sheer than the black studded bustier dress she wore to the ceremony. The idea, presumably, was to be more comfortable. Instead, she wore a studded version of Peter Pan’s shadow. And Patti LaBelle probably thought here plaid wide leg pants were edgy!

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year: Michael Bastian

Accessory Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang

Swarovski Award for Menswear: Robert Geller

Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Prabal Gurung

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design: Eddie Borgo

International Award: Phoebe Philo

Media Award: Hilary Alexander

Founders Award: Hal Rubenstein

Fashion Icon Award: Lady Gaga

Geoffery Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Marc Jacobs

Board of Directors’ Special Tribute: Arthur Elgort

Source: E! ONLINE

Whats Poppington: Lada Gaga Vmagazine (asian edition)

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PHOTOGRAPHER: INEZ VAN LAMSWEERDE & VINOODH MATADIN, FASHION DIRECTOR: NICOLA FORMICHETTI, ALL CLOTHES BY MUGLER A/W 11/12

Whats Poppington: Lady Gaga’s Mariano Vivanco photo shoot for I-D and Billboard magazine

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