September 3 2014

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Olsen On Olsen, Kate Spade Gets Current/Elliott, Tom Ford’s Fall Campaign Revealed, And More…


At last, power bags from two of the biggest powerhouses in fashion right now: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They are debuting their first handbag collection from The Row this week at Barneys, and it’s full of sleek silhouettes and sophistication, just like we expected. Here, the twins interviewed each other about their inspirations and style philosophy. [The Window]

Also in handbag news: Kate Spade is hitting the road and going westward with stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. The West Coast duo behind Current/Elliott denim has created a capsule collection of six handbags for Spade, set to launch in August for $245 to $1,295. [WWD]

From angel to night temptress? Looks like that’s the transformation Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel underwent for Tom Ford’s highly anticipated Fall 2011 ad campaign, shot by Mert & Marcus. In the ads, Swanepoel wears rich purple and black numbers and some fierce eye makeup. [Huffington Post]

There’s a new Baby Spice! Posh and Becks had their first daughter, Harper Seven Beckham, yesterday at Cedars-Sinai hospital. We expect she will be the best-dressed babe on the celebrity baby circuit. [Vogue.U.K.]

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Comme Des Garçons Gets To Work, Marina Abramović Stages Her Own Demise, Mourning Becomes Accessories, And More…


Comme des Garçons is having a Rosie the Riveter moment right now, thanks to their new collaboration with French uniform maker Bleu de Paname. The collection, available for pre-order now, is just for women at the moment, but a menswear collaboration is reportedly on its way for Spring 2012. [Hint]

Now you can get your vintage at Target. On Sunday, the brand is set to launch a Vintage Varsity collection of 90 items for men, women, children, and juniors, inspired by “timeless” locations like the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wis. [WWD]

As for bizarre trends, mortality seems to be a fashionable subject these days. First Daphne Guinness is “laid in state”, and now performance artist Marina Abramović is attending her own funeral in The Life and Death of Marina Abramović. Before the show’s Manchester Festival debut, Nowness gets a sneak peak at her new production. [Nowness]

And speaking of death, no reason not to accessorize the inevitable. T stumbles upon a Red Hook, Brooklyn, shop that carries a selection of Victorian mourning jewelry—much of it braided with the dead beloved’s hair. [T]


How JPG Sweetened the Deal for Erin O’Connor, Karl Lights Up, Wasson’s Woodstock Dreams, And More…


Models eating macarons before a runway show? It happened. Before nineties catwalk staple Erin O’Connor made her catwalk return in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall ’11 Couture show yesterday, she says the designer fed her the French cookies to give her a boost. Last night, O’Connor took to the runway again for Natalia Vodianova’s charity show. [Vogue.U.K.]

In Coco news: Karl Lagerfeld explains the thinking behind his elaborate, light-up Couture show. [Chanel]

Erin Wasson unveiled her ready-to-wear collection for Zadig & Voltaire in Paris yesterday. Of her sixties and seventies rock inspiration for the collection, the model says, “I wish I was there at Woodstock. I wish that I was sitting on a tour van with a bunch of musicians.” [WWD]

House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate founder Nicole Richie has a new title to add to the list. Richie and Jessica Simpson have both been announced as judges on NBC’s upcoming Fashion Star, along with host Elle Macpherson. [Page Six]

Photos: Andrew H. Walker/ Getty Images

Angelina Jolie And Sarah Jessica Parker Take the Same Role, Lanvin Eyes Shades Business, And More…


Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker have tied for the top of Forbes‘ ranking of Hollywood’s richest actresses: Both bring in annual earnings of $30 million. The Louis Vuitton campaign star (Jolie) had a good year with high-paying roles in Salt and The Tourist, while Parker makes her money largely from Sex and the City reruns. [Vogue.U.K.]

It’s no optical illusion: Lanvin is doing eyewear. The fashion house signed a deal with Italy’s De Rigo Vision SpA, who also has license agreements with brands like Givenchy and Carolina Herrera. The first batch of shades and prescription frames is due out in December, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. [WWD]

Missed the Moss-Hince nuptials? Terry Richardson shares a few shots from the big day for all those whose invitations were, ahem, lost in the post. [Fashionologie]

And sad news from the art world: American artist Cy Twombly died in Rome yesterday, at the age of 83. [NYT]

Photo: Venturelli / Wire Image

Rest In Peace (And Jewels)? A Gothic Display For Daphne Guinness’ New Golden Glove, And More…


Daphne Guinness was “laid in state”—by her friend Gareth Pugh, no less—at a posh London town house to debut her new collaboration with jeweler Shaun Leane, a $1.76 million white gold wristpiece covered in birds made of pavé diamonds. The not-quite-corpse wore an Alexander McQueen one-piece and an antique veil. [WWD]

Her wedding was only over the weekend, but British Vogue is wasting no time in introducing its readers to the newly christened Mrs. Hince, its August issue cover girl. The missus wears Miu Miu for the forties-style shot. [;Vogue U.K.]

Kate’s wasn’t the only big wedding this weekend. Prince Albert II of Monaco got hitched, too, in front of a crowd that included Karl Lagerfeld, Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell, and Nicolas Sarkozy. His bride, South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock, wore Armani Privé. [Elle]

And speaking of Armani, il maestro packed his front row at Couture with some serious star power. Among the oglers at the show, titled Hommage au Japon: Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes. []

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