16 posts tagged "Alice Dellal"
Crank that Bernard Arnault? You read that correctly. The chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is the inspiration behind Soulja Boy’s (the rapper behind “Crank That” and “Turn My Swag On”) new mixtape. By last night, the “Bernard Arnault” EP had already been downloaded over 13,000 times. [WWD]
Soulja Boy isn’t the only one with something to sing about—Brazilian model Alice Dellal (and Mick Jagger’s goddaughter) is rocking out in a “high-voltage solo” for Matthew Donaldson’s new short. The film, which is part of stylist Aurelia Donaldson’s series for The Telegraph, demonstrates models’ off-runway skills. [Nowness]
Before her wedding, model Anja Rubik and her dress designer, Emilio Pucci’s Peter Dundas, checked in with Style.com to share the details of the gown’s design process. At the time, the bride wouldn’t reveal specifics of it, but today, we finally get a glimpse of the short dress with a long train she wore down the aisle this weekend. [Vogue.U.K.]
Waiters at Tom Collins’ new pop-up Bistrotheque 88 will be serving up his dishes in serious style. The restaurant, in Canary Wharf (accessible by boat from Westminster Pier in London), enlisted Giles Deacon to create uniforms inspired by the eighties. In addition, some staff members will be sporting pieces from the likes of Katharine Hamnett and Thierry Mugler. Get there soon—it’s only open until July 23. [Grazia Daily]
Many of London fashion’s young guns are in town this week for a few days of press appointments and sales at the behest of the London Showroom. It was a bit of a mad affair, with 20-odd designers and their Spring collections piled into a penthouse at the Soho Grand, but the mood fit the frenetic, often quite lovely collections.
It was hard not to love the eye-popping prints Holly Fulton screens on silk dresses and jersey shifts, then punches up with heaping handfuls of Swarovski crystals. There was a Lichtenstein-ish cloud print that would’ve suited a particularly chic cartoon character, and a spiky horsehair clutch to go along with. Prints were the word, too, at Mary Katrantzou’s interiors-inspired collection, which hits Barneys exclusively in the U.S. this season. She, too, got the Swarovski blessing (and a dip into the company coffers), which she used to create crystal-bedecked lampshade skirts and a great little multicolored cuff.
There were notes of soft color and texture for girls from Michael van der Ham and for blokes from Christopher Shannon. But it wasn’t all sweetness and light. There was a punk buzz emanating from a few strong collections, like Meadham Kirchhoff, Sibling, and Dominic Jones. Jones, a jeweler, softened punky studs into architectural, Deco shapes for his Spring ’11 collection—and shot it on Alice Dellal, something of a softened punky herself (left). And the knitwear trio of Sibling—who, incidentally, have a Topshop line, Sister by Sibling, in the offing—banged on to that beat, too. One intarsia’ed sweater depicted the Statue of Liberty sporting a mohawk; another piece, a collaboration with the English artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, famous for their neon-light word pieces, blared “GIRLFRIEND FROM HELL” and “PUNY UNDERNOURISHED KID” in embroidery on a cotton sweatsuit. Their best gave Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE painting a dressing down (right). As the Beatles once said (or didn’t they?), “All You Need Is Punk.”