November 16, 2010
A Girl Can Dream

Last night the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund dinner was held in NYC. Billy Reid, an Alabama based designer, was granted the dream of a $300,000 grant and a mentorship with a leading industry designer. I was surprised Prabal Gurung, who was a runner up, didn’t win the top award. Regardless, so many fabulous and fabulously dressed people were in attendance. While on the red carpet, Carey Mulligan got the phone call to play Daisy Buchanan opposite of Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann’s addaptation of The Great Gatsby. Rumor has it, she burst into tears at the news.

EEK! Carey AND Leo AND The Great Gatsby. This will SURELY be my new favorite movie! The anticipation! Favorite actor. Favorite up and coming actress. One of my favorite books. Absolute dream.

Karl Lagerfeld and Blake Lively (in Chanel)

Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos of the preppy British men’s label Shipley and Halmos looking dapper with the lead singer of Grizzly Bear 

Carey Mulligan (in Chanel Haute Couture) and Leighton Meester (in Prabal Gurung) 

J. Crew’s Jenna Lyons. Can’t say I personally love the camo pants, but I love the mix of the fur, sequins and camo. Texture overload- and its good. 

Essence of class- Miss Diane Von Furstenberg. 

Alexa Chung making a statement in shorts and a button up. 

In other dreams…Kate Middleton was granted quite the dream of her own. The royal couple officially announced their engagement, meaning that one day, the middle-class-born Middleton will surely be the queen of England. If that’s not a fairy tale, I dare you to tell me what is. 

I would love to see her in an Oscar de La Renta couture gown. Time will tell. But oh, how exciting!

The lovely Princess Diana in 1981, wearing a traditional ivory silk taffeta gown with a 25 foot train and 10,000 pearls designed by British designer Elizabeth Emanuel. 

All CFDA/Vogue fashion fund pictures from and Go check more out here and here!

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