The Once And Future Stella
Fashion is having a love affair with the nineties, and the tryst isn’t only in design. Everywhere you look—in editorials, luxury campaigns, and on the runways—familiar faces abound: There’s Kristen McMenamy, Naomi Campbell, and, taking hosting duties last night at Saks, Stella Tennant. “I’m definitely busier now than I was,” Tennant admitted at the celebratory cocktail fête to launch Krakoff’s collection at the store. “It’s worked out better, actually. My kids are that much older and I feel like I can be away from them a bit more,” the mother of four said.
Admittedly, the 39-year-old has had a steady career of campaign hits, even posing for Burberry while seven months pregnant. But she’s been on a hot streak as of late, and Krakoff in particular has been a big supporter: He tapped Tennant to open his Spring ’11 show. “It’s nice that we’re representing people hitting their forties,” Tennant went on. “I like that fashion would be eclectic with age, or with ethnicity, style, and shape.” (Though, for the record, she’s still whippet-thin.) The balanced viewpoint wasn’t lost on Krakoff, who chose the Scottish stunner for his Fall 2010 lookbook shoot, too. “I like the idea of a woman who has a family, traveled, had a real life,” the designer explained. “I really identify with that.”