August 27 2014

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One Designer, Two Girls—Who Wore It Best?


When Anna Dello Russo (pictured, right) wears something, typically it’s the first time you’re seeing the look off the runway and on the streets. This wasn’t the case with the studded Versace Spring ’12 minidress the Vogue Japan editor at large picked out for the label’s Atelier runway presentation on Sunday. We spotted curvy Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton (pictured, left) rocking the same studded number just last week while sitting on the sidelines at Versace’s Spring ’13 menswear show. So who wore it best: the curvy supe-in-the-making or the whippet-thin, toned street-style icon? We’re got our favorite. Let us know yours, below.

Photos: Domonique Charriau / WireImage; Getty Images

Jonah Hill: Fashion Star In The Making? And More Of Today’s Top Stories


Who knew Jonah Hill was so fashion-savvy? The Superbad star spoke out in Fino Man, Filipa Fino’s new online men’s magazine, stating that his style icon is Steve McQueen. Hill also divulged that Freemans Sporting Club and Rag & Bone are his go-to labels and that he bought a Rolex Daytona watch in honor of Paul Newman. We’re impressed. [Page Six]

In other male fashion news, British actor-turned-Prada-model Gary Oldman tells Harper’s Bazaar U.K. all about his runway gig last January during Milan men’s fashion week. “It was a gas, mainly because of Mrs. Prada and her team, who are meticulous and treated me royally,” he said. [Telegraph]

Right on the heels of Rodarte and Valentino, Walter Van Beirendonck is the next designer to dabble in the realm of ballet costumes. The designer has just signed his first collaboration project with the National Opéra of Paris ballet to create costumes specifically for principal dancer Marie-Agnes Gillot. [WWD]

Kate Moss was the topic of conversation at Jade Jagger’s wedding this weekend when she turned up in a black and nude dress from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2012 collection. Moss decided forgo doing her hair and wearing a bra for the occasion. Talk about model behavior. [Styleite]



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Leather Forecast At A.P.C.


A.P.C. has sprouted a couple new projects recently that continue to grow for next spring. One is its swimwear collaboration with Tooshie; the other is Louis W., a capsule collection of leather jackets by one of the label’s designers, Louis Wong. At this point, it’s more about “the spirit of leather” than about a game-changing look, Wong told in A.P.C.’s Paris showroom this weekend.

His first collection, which is made almost entirely of deerskin and hits stores in October, channeled the cop heroes of seventies policiers. Wong is feeling the caress of glove leather for next spring, too, but this time the references are more American: Think Top Gun and Easy Rider. Louis W. will likely be sold in places where A.P.C. is not, which will allow the clothes (if not also their designer) to gain some separation from the main line. Already Wong has been exploring textures and ideas (not to mention price points) that might be a bit off-limits to A.P.C. “With leather, I prefer the perfect object, everything really refined. With knitwear, I like the rough aspect,” he explained.

It was the perfect segue to A.P.C.’s Spring collection, which injects a Warhol-era graphic quality into the label’s minimalist knits and workwear. Applied to stiff gabardine, a blue leopard print is also vaguely blue-collar—”anti-glamour,” as Wong put it. You wouldn’t say that about a lamb leather Louis W. jacket that’s got the color and feel of butter. And that seems to be the point.

Photo: Courtesy of A.P.C.

In The Kitchen With Olympia Le-Tan


“Everybody seems to thinks this is my ironic take on the economical crisis, but to be perfectly honest, it’s all about a tin of caviar,” Olympia Le-Tan says of her debut ready-to-wear collection, called Power, Corruption and Lies (like the New Order album), which she unveiled in Paris in March. “The style of the clothes is bourgeois and all the fabrics are quite luxurious.”

For those who weren’t there to watch the burlesque dancers (in lieu of models) parade around the kitchen of Paris’ Musée Nissim de Camondo for Le-Tan’s presentation, the designer is sharing a video from the occasion exclusively here on Catch the girls getting transformed into Bettie Pages and do a strip dance to the Pet Shop Boys. “It wasn’t the easiest show to film as the room was tiny and packed with people, but for some reason, even though the museum was huge, I absolutely wanted it to take place in the kitchen,” she says. “I fell in love with it, the old-fashioned stove, the copper pots and pans, the black and white tile floor.” Watch the short film by Simon Cahn, above. As for what’s next, she says, “I can tell you that my father [Pierre Le-Tan] has designed four amazing fabric prints for the next collection and that I will be making swimsuits and summer dresses out of them.”