A motley crew of downtown trendsetters mingled with uptown tastemakers at last night's party to celebrate the release of Harper's Bazaar Fashion: Your Guide to Personal Style. Philip Crangi, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Andrew Mukamal, and Reed Krakoff were just a few of the big names who came together at Saks Fifth Avenue, alongside hosts Georgina Chapman, Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, Saks President Ronald Frasch, and editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, Glenda Bailey.
The book, a handbag-sized guide encompassing everything from wardrobe must-haves, to picking the best fits and styles of clothing for your shape, adding on accessories, and budget-conscious shopping tips. "When women go out and buy an entire designer look from head to toe—I am so not about that," Bailey told us. "That says everything about the designer, and very little about the woman. It's all in the taste of the individual. It's about loving your style and feeling good about yourself."
Marchesa's Georgina Chapman elaborated on that notion, even applying it to traditional events like weddings. "A dress is a transformative process. There shouldn't be any rules or boundaries. It's your day," she said.
The book includes advice from some of the world's best-known designers, not to mention delightful sketches and drawings. We especially love the whimsical designs of Alber Elbaz who's become a crowd favorite of late, thanks in part to Lanvin's collaboration with H&M, debuting in stores in just a few weeks. Bailey's a fan as well. We asked her what's on her shopping list right now: "There's an incredible jersey and silk dress by Lanvin, that I would be very, very happy to own," she gushed.