August 20 2014

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22 posts tagged "Alessandra Ambrosio"

Prabal Gurung Takes The Reins At ICB, Designers At Midlife, Spring (Campaigns) Are In The Air, And More…


The Japanese label ICB, formerly designed by Michael Kors and then Victor & Rolf, stopped distribution in the West in 2002, but it will soon be back on these shores. Owning company Onward Kashiyama has announced that Prabal Gurung will helm the relaunch of the collection in U.S. and Europe, beginning here in Fall 2012. [WWD]

In 2011, designers of major labels, including Haider Ackermann, Christopher Bailey, and Nicolas Ghesquière, hit milestone “big O” birthdays (they all turned 40). In the NYT, Suzy Menkes points out that the battle of generations of designers of all ages, however, is a thing to celebrate. [NYT]

The Spring campaigns are upon us! Fashionologie rounds up the best of what’s out now, featuring star turns from Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, and Julia Stegner. [Fashionologie]

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld designed her own collection of lingerie for Kiki de Montparnasse—and pregnancy or no pregnancy, she’s gonna model it, too. [Elle]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Angels Among Us


“To walk the Victoria’s Secret show is obviously every American girl’s dream. I feel pretty lucky to have crossed that one off my bucket list at such a young age,” 19-year-old Karlie Kloss (above) said yesterday after her Angel debut, at the VS after-party at the Dream Downtown. “I got to dance with Adam Levine and Kanye, and wear a pair of wings. Onstage, I felt on top of the world, it was wild.” She wasn’t the only catwalk veteran to make her VS debut last night. Joining her—both on the catwalk and at the party—were Karmen Pedaru, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Sui He, and Joan Smalls. Naturally, all the established Angels made winged appearances, too. Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, and Anne Vyalitsina have all been around the VS block many times before. But according to Anne V. (who high-fived her boyfriend, Adam Levine, during his Maroon 5 set during the show), the spectacular ups the ante annually—and demands that the girls do the same. “This year was particularly competitive…like getting our bodies ready and really getting into the workouts,” she told Those long hours in the gym paid off. “Everybody looked over-the-top amazing,” she gushed.

PLUS: For more from the Victoria’s Secret show, check out Tommy Ton’s backstage shots here.

Photo: Tommy Ton

Elsa Schiaparelli And Miuccia Prada Are The Centerpiece Of Costume Institute Exhibit, Kanye On The Runway Again, A New Collaboration From Acne, And More…


The theme of the Costume Institute exhibition at the Met next year will be Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: On Fashion. Baz Luhrmann has been announced as the exhibition’s creative constultant and designer for the May 7 benefit. [WWD]

Kanye is going to be on the runway again next month, but this time he’s performing for the annual Victoria’s Secret show. Miranda Kerr is also making her return to the show after being on maternity leave, along with fellow angels like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Alessandra Ambrosio. [Vogue U.K.]

Acne has collaborated on a 28-piece collection with the Brit sculptor Daniel Silver, T reports. The “utterly cool” collection includes tribal animal prints and biker jackets. [T]

Jean Paul Gaultier and the chocolate factory? The designer has created a “one-off gold bar” for a French gold investment company, engraved with Gaultier’s name and a heart. The chocolate bar goes on sale October 14. [WWD]

Victoria’s Secret Angels Cycle For Charity


Forget about Hells Angels. The angels on bikes we’re talking about here sport wings, perfect measurements, and big hearts. Last night, the Victoria’s Secret Angels Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, and Erin Heatherton hosted a supermodel cycle ride at SoulCycle in New York to benefit Pelotonia, an annual bike tour that supports cancer research. Based on their super-toned legs and VSX workout gear, you’d never know that most of them were spinning novices.

“I’m not much of a cyclist,” Swanepoel told “But what’s important is that tonight I’m exercising not just for myself.” Ellingson, for her part, explained she’s more of a yoga fan, but “would take spinning classes all the time if they played hip-hop.” In order to score a spot near one of the supes, participants had to pony up some serious dough—tickets ranged from $1,000 to $2,500, with Victoria’s Secret matching every dollar raised.

For more information and to learn how to donate, click here.

Photo: Courtesy of Craig Arend / Victoria’s Secret

Derek Lam’s Perfect “10,” Moss On The Opportunity She Missed, More Chanel Than Should Be Legal In One Apartment, And More…


Derek Lam is all about broadening his business right now: The designer is plowing ahead with his crowd-sourced, affordable eBay collection, and has just announced a diffusion range for his main line, to be called 10 Crosby Derek Lam, a nod to his NYC shop address. The target customer? Cool girls between 20 and 45—a mix, Lam told WWD, of Mariel Hemingway and Dree Hemingway. Cool must run in the family. [WWD]

Kate Moss has only one fashion regret: She wasn’t cast with her fellow supes Naomi, Linda, and Christy in George Michael’s “Freedom” video. Oh, and in case you wanted to know: She thought London’s other Kate—that’d be Middleton—looked “so chic and seamless” on her wedding day. [Vogue U.K.]

The Coveteur visits Chanel ambassador Jen Brill at home, where they find a true embarrassment of riches, more Chanel than we can fairly say we’ve ever seen outside of a Chanel store. Even Brill’s freezer is well stocked—with Karl’s ice cube double-C bags, of course (above). (Apparently they come with a note from the Kaiser to keep them frosty.) [The Coveteur]

And an awww for German Vogue. The mag gave three covers to its June issue, all starring a model and her real-life beau: Karolina Kurkova and Archie Drury, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur, and soon-to-be-newlyweds Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic. [Modelinia]

Photo: Courtesy of The Coveteur