Friday Fashion Fun


To celebrate 50 years of the CFDA, over the next few weeks major designers will speak at a series called “The CFDA at 50: The Presidents Speak.” It seemed only appropriate that DVF, being CFDA president since 2006, was first up. In the talk she shares her challenges as a designer and her personal road to success. [WWD]



Sarah Burton’s whimsical creations for the Alexander McQueen Fall ’12 show combined an ethereal aesthetic with an other-worldly, futuristic vibe that editors can’t stop talking about. Pale pinks and rich reds led the pack of what can be argued to be Paris’ best showing. [Fashionista]



You may not know the name, but Sara Blakely has undoubtedly helped you out in the fashion department at some point. The 41 year old founder of Spanx is the world’s youngest women billionaire and most recent cover star of Forbes. She built her company from the ground up with no advertising, no help from investors, and no wealthy husband to lend a helping hand – what an inspiration! [Forbes]