Fashion Rocks – The Convergence of Music and Fashion

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Display above the cash wrap at John Varvatos Bowery Street

There has always been a relationship between music and fashion. As with many creative endeavors, fashion and personal style certainly are very influenced by music. Over the years, many music icons have become fashion icons simultaneously. Many of those same music icons have even created their own fashion lines.

Certain designers have even turned their passion for music into the core inspiration of their fashion lines. One such example is John Varvatos, whose menswear line draws inspiration from rock music and infuses a modern aesthetic. The location of the Bowery Street store is non other than that of legendary underground music club CBGB. The store retains much of the original graffiti and concert posters on the walls, a sort of tribute to the club’s heyday. It definitely gives new meaning to the saying “If walls could talk”. Even if you’ve never been to a show at the CBGB, you can feel a certain energy when you walk into the John Varvatos Bowery Street location. Inspiration from rock music’s past leading the way for future generations.

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Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and The Birth of Punk. Exhibit at Queens Museum Summer 2016

 

 

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The Oscars: Chic Couples

Hollywood’s major award season may have come and gone, but the dazzling looks of this past season are still being buzzed about. Several couples showed us their chic coordinating ensembles at The Oscars earlier this month. This time around we review three smartly dressed pairs with plenty of star power.

1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie always know how to make an entrance and attract a lot of attention, and The Oscars red carpet was no different. Brad wore a smart classic Tom Ford look and Angelina shimmered in a glittering full length Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. The international super couple dazzled the crowd as always.

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2. Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic arrived on The Oscar red carpet looking very chic and sophisticated in head to toe black Dolce & Gabbana looks. The Academy Award winning actor, who was also nominated for this year’s American Hustle, and his stunning wife looked perfectly coordinated and complemented each other nicely.

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3. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell shined brightly on The Oscars red carpet this year. The delightful pair wore John Varvatos, on him, and Roberto Cavalli, for her. The Veronica Mars actress and her comedic actor husband looked lovely in their polished well tailored ensembles.

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