Hey Ladies: These Celebrities Are Absolutely Stunning In Cushnie

My first Cushnie moment dates back to attending their one of their fashion shows during NYFW. It was February 2016 and designers were showing their AW19 collections. At the time Cushnie was known as Cushnie et Ochs and Michelle Ochs, one of the brand's co-founders still sat at the helm along with Carly Cushnie, the brands current designer. Their Fall 2016 offerings tickled my fancy. I was writing for Wonderland Magazine at the time and the brand's sexy aesthetic, though pleasing to the eye and beautiful on the body as models conquered the catwalk in cowl neck slip dresses, made me question, "Will we ever want a new cutout, slit or fit from Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie in the future?"

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs launched Cushnie et Ochs after graduating from Parsons School of Design in 2008 -- Carly attended Parson in both New York and her native, London. As a duo, the industry loved their fashionably suggestive line of dresses and separates. Cushnie et Ochs became award-winning one year after their arrival on the scene taking home an Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award in 2009. They followed up that honor with two more awards, becoming CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist in 2011 and CFDA Swarovski Award nomination in 2013. Two years after that, the brand secured investors and hired Peter Arnold to serve as the brands CEO. Things took a turn as the brand inched passed its 10th anniversary when both Michelle Ochs and Arnold left the brand just a week after their Fall 2018 showing. On the departed, a spokesperson for the brand told WWD, "Over their decade-long partnership, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs have created a vibrant brand, unique in its bold sensuality and minimalist sophistication. As we plan for the next decade, we are realigning our organization with Carly at the helm of our leadership team, while seeking a new CEO from the marketing and merchandising world, who can further accelerate the expansion of our brand." While the brand had its focus set on the next ten years with Carly solely at the helm the rest of was curious to see how these shake-ups would impact the brand.

Like a phoenix rising from ashes, Carly Cushnie rosed to the occasion for her first showing on her own. The brand now renamed CUSHNIE, expanded to bridal, denim, and doubled down on their luxury handbags for Spring 2019. Vogue called her first solo collection, " filled with passion and self-expression," and WWD described the offerings as, " modern and urban." As we head into CUSHNIE's first official season on the sales floor, we wanted to look back at some of the best celebrity style moments featuring sultry after five vibes courtesy of the womenswear brand.


Nina Dobrev

Celebrity stylist Kate Young styled Nina Dobrev in a Pre-Fall 2019 CUSHNIE dress for the Hollywood for Science Gala. The navy slip dress (look) had a sequin detailing that decorated the neckline and the cutouts on the back of the full length dress.

K A T E B O C K

Model Kate Bock attended the CUSHNIE Fall/Winter 2019 Show in the brands Spring 2019 knit fringe top, high waist flare pant and the mini whistler crossbody handbag. The head to toe blush tone look is right on trend with many of the Spring looks getting ready to pound the pavement.

Rihanna

R&B Dive Rihanna was smoking hot a Spring 2019 CUSHNIE twisted cutout printed silk midi dress. Styled by Jahleel Weaver, RiRi accented the look with a bold red lip and star earrings.

Kristen Bell

Actress Kristen Bell was feeling blue in a CUSHNIE Pre-Fall 2019 indigo silk sleeveless dress with a mesh insert to show and cover her cleavage. Bell wore the look styled by Nicole Chavez to the 2019 Critics Choice Awards.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Star of The Passage on Fox, Emmanuelle Chriqui attended her show’s premiere in a CUSHNIE Resort 2019 bicolor cady cropped jumpsuit. Chriqui accessorized with a gold choker and a simple pair of heeled sandals.

EMILY BLUNT

Emily Blunt showed face at a Mary Poppins Returns screening wearing a CUSHNIE Resort 2019 short sleeve knit top + high waist criss cross pant in dark olive. Blunt posed alongside fellow actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.

Nazanin Mandi Pimentel

Model and Actress Nazanin Mandi Pimentel wore a Cushnie Resort 2019 Dusk Ombré Velvet Kensington Jacket. She paired the blazer with statement glasses and her ridiculously huge wedding ring —the actress is married to singer Miguel.

Regina Hall

Regina Hall made history at the New York Film Critics Circle in a CUSHNIE Resort 2019 embellished long sleeve gown. She was the first black woman to win Best Actress in the organization's 83-year history.

Angela Sarafyan

At the HBO's Golden Globe Awards after party, Angela Sarafyan wore a blush pink CUSHNIE Resort 2019 Sloane Gown. Other than a pair earring stylist Avo Yermagyan kept the look clean, letting the dress --and its unique neckline--shine.

Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan suited up in a CUSHNIE Belted Silk Blazer + High Rise Trousers. Styling duo Jill and Jordan outfitted Brosnahan in the emerald green look for the American Film Institute Awards.

Laura Harrier

Stylist Danielle Nachmani dressed Laura Harrier in a CUSHNIE Pre Fall 19 white embellished strapless column gown. The regal look graced the red carpet at the Palm Springs international Film Festival.

REGINA KING

Actress Regina King shined bright in a CUSHNIE Spring 2019 Lime Chiffon Halter Neck Wide Leg Jumpsuit. This was one of the many looks King wore styled by Wayman + Micah during award season.

MICHELLE OBAMA

On her book tour for Becoming Michelle Obama visited San Jose wearing custom CUSHNIE