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July 30 2014

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11 posts tagged "John Galliano"

Galliano Returns—This Time Setting His Sights on the Beauty Space

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gallianoIt’s official: John Galliano will serve as Russian perfumery chain L’Etoile’s creative director. After a stint at Oscar de la Renta, the designer found a permanent place at the beauty brand and, according to WWD, is rumored to be working on its “signature cosmetics line.” What should we expect from the man who often made fashion magic at Dior? Perhaps a newspaper-print compact or a scent as bold and grandiose as one of his gowns? While the fruits of Galliano’s labor remain to be seen, we’re certain there will be no shortage of imagination involved.

Keira Knightley, “Chanel Superwoman;” Frédéric Fekkai Takes Flight; And More…

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Pictures leaked of Keira Knightley’s catsuit-clad new campaign for Chanel Mademoiselle late last year, and now clips from the fragrance’s forthcoming commercial have hit the web. In a voice-over describing the making of the ad, Knightly refers to her character as a “Chanel superwoman”—who presumably fights for good in the face of poorly dressed evil. [Grazia]

The latest installment of WWD’s Beauty Inc.—the new monthly trade glossy for beauty industry execs, retailers, and enthusiasts—is officially out, with two articles from the March “power issue” already online for your reading pleasure. Clinique’s global brand president Lynne Greene plays cover star and talks about revitalizing the brand by focusing on dermatological products—like those that target hypoallergenic concerns and redness remedies—rather than simply jumping on board the anti-aging bandwagon, while famed coiffeur, Frédéric Fekkai, opens up about his passion for helicopter flying. Fekkai’s AStar 350 Eurocopter gets him to Montauk in 40 minutes flat—which sure beats the four hours of summer traffic on the LIE. [WWD]

Speaking of shear geniuses, Bumble and Bumble founder Michael Gordon, who added documentary film producer to his resume last month with the release of “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie,” is looking to tap into the Internet with his next venture. Gordon is launching www.IfYouKnew.com in the hopes of creating a web space for dialogue about the beauty industry. [WWD]

First Kate Winslet, now Katherine Heigl. The age of the celebrity platinum crop is upon us. [PopSugar]

A video of Galliano’s elaborate runway bow from Dior’s Spring couture show may still be on loop at the houses spa in Paris, but the deposed designer’s own beauty ventures are fairing less well internationally in the wake of his anti-Semitic outbursts. In Canada, major department stores have systematically pulled his Parlez Moi d’Amour fragrance from shelves. [StyleLite]

FIRST LOOK: Galliano Sketches Portman

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You may have to wait until the Oscars to get your next glimpse of Natalie Portman and her impressive baby bump, but Dior has a little something up its sleeve to hold you over until then. On February 21, the French house will finally air the commercial portion of the actress’ ad campaign for Miss Dior Cherie and we’ve got exclusive, Galliano-drawn story boards to get you amped up for the big day. Portman portrays a woman deeply love with her male co-star, Alden Ehrenreich, in the Nouveau Vague-esque ad, and, of course, she wears a Galliano-designed dress. What do you think of the designer’s illustrations?

Photo: Courtesy of Parfums Christian Dior

Taylor Momsen Lightens Up (Kind Of); Bye-Bye Turkey Neck; And More…

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This week saw the premiere of Megan Fox’s new commercial for Armani Beauty and now Taylor Momsen’s video short for John Galliano’s new fragrance is making the rounds. Yes, the raccoon eyes and over-the-knee leather boots are still present, but the angst-y teen star’s complexion seems to have an uncharacteristic, dare we say, natural glow. If you look closely, she even cracks a few smiles for the camera. [E!]

No matter what fragrance you’re gifting this weekend, it’s a sure bet that it contains bergamot oil, an orange-tinged scent that “puts power into top notes.” Here, a brief look at the fruit essence’s origins and its concentrated cultivation in Calabria, Italy. [The Economist]

To help further spread Spring’s strong seventies message, Halston is launching amber-centric eaux for men and women, dipping its signature Elsa Peretti-designed bottles in gold for a mix of disco and decadence. [StyleList]

Have no fear, turkey-neck sufferers; Ulthera is here. Neck lifts and other invasive, age-defying treatments are getting some competition from new ultrasound technology designed to tighten and smooth loose skin. [NYT]

butter LONDON Creative Director Nonie Creme has tons of pull with Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham—both of whom she works with during fashion week. But there’s one person with whom the nail guru cannot make peace with polish: Naomi Campbell. “I had a hilarious time at a Julian Macdonald show wrestling with [Naomi] over her long acrylic nails, and whether they should be short and red like the designer had requested. The answer ended up being ‘No!” Creme reveals in a recent interview. Why are we not surprised? [Vogue Australia]

Pedal Pushers, Backstage At Dior Couture

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With an array of tulip-shaped coats and dresses making their way down the Dior Couture runway yesterday, it was hard to take your eyes off of John Galliano’s bright bouquet of one-of-a-kind frocks. Unless, of course, you were already fixated on hairstylist Orlando Pita’s sculptural, sky-high coifs wrapped in Stephen Jones’ cellophane-inspired headgear, and the colorful, geometric makeup that came courtesy of face painter Pat McGrath. Pita built five different styles that each evoked images of flower buds about to open, teasing and spritzing hefty helpings of hair spray, like his T3 360-Degree Control, along the way for hold. As for the equally bold shapes the models sported on their lids, McGrath blocked out brows and drew on her own, more fantastic arches before whipping up a series of what amounted to boxy cat-eyes in a range of colors. Squaring off shades of orange, blue, green, and yellow at the inner corners, McGrath dragged her wet, pigment-dipped brush toward the temples with sharp precision. She then added requisite rows of fake eyelashes and a deep, wine-stained pout for additional shock value. It was a bloomin’ good time, to say the least.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com