4 posts tagged "Andrew Gn"
As we’re sure you’re aware, last night, Hollywood’s elite walked the red carpet for the Golden Globes. But it wasn’t just a big evening for the actors and directors who took home gilded statuettes—it’s an important affair for fashion folk, too. Mega stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris were not just on the scene, but also behind the scenes dressing co-host Amy Poehler (who looked svelte in Stella McCartney), Elisabeth Moss (who took home a best actress award while wearing J. Mendel), Olivia Wilde (who was radiant in Gucci Première), Zooey Deschanel (who opted for an elegant Oscar de la Renta gown), Robin Wright (who shimmered in Reem Acra while accepting her best actress honor), Hailee Steinfeld (who partied in Andrew Gn), and more. Here, Welch shares the pair’s Golden Globes diary and gives Style.com a firsthand account of what it’s like to dress leading ladies for one of Hollywood’s most glam-packed events.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek at Zooey Deschanel’s Oscar de la Renta look for the Globes.
This is a custom cuff I designed for Jacob & Co. with the Rauwolf clutch that Amy Poehler carried.
Amy Poehler had a Stella night.
The beginning! Sketches and swatches from the Stella team.
For Amy’s opening look, we went for Neil Lane vintage gold. Our mantra was, “What would Carol Burnett do?” Sometimes, more is more and it’s always better to have fun! Continue Reading “Golden Girls: Stylists Karla Welch and Kemal Harris Take Us Inside the Glamorous Globes” »
Andrew Gn spent two years perfecting his first handbag range, which he debuted on the runway last Sunday. “I’m a bag boy,” the designer joked during a studio visit. “I really wanted something beautiful, something that reflected the couture-like ambience of my clothes. But it also had to be really functional, because a bag has to hold everything. For me, that includes my sketch pad, my iPad, some caramels, and a cashmere scarf,” he explained. “When I travel, my bag’s my home.”
Gn kept all this in mind when conceiving his four Fall handbag styles. The designer offers the Cargo, a large bag with military-inspired side pockets; the streamlined Duchess; the versatile Day ’N’ Night clutch; and the Pocket, a diminutive evening bag with a semiprecious-stone-studded chain strap. Rich color is a Gn hallmark, and he chose shades like cognac, rust, bottle green, midnight blue, and purple for his handsome box-calf wares. The designer also came up with a clever way to make his mark: In lieu of a logo, he punctuated the bags with faceted tigereye, amethyst, and chrysocolla studs, each of which is hand-cut in Florence.
Andrew Gn’s handbags range between $850 and $1,800, and will launch with the Fall collection.
Paris designer Andrew Gn is famous for a well-moneyed clientele and elaborately embellished clothes. Now, he’s bringing them together in a private, by-appointment salon in one of the Marais’ most charming hôtel particuliers. “We wanted to create a space which is entirely our own, not done according to the commercial trends of the moment, but with a sense of beauty and elegance that will not date, just like our clothing,” Gn told us. The space that once housed his showroom and offices has been completely renovated and is now lit with an eighteenth-century Murano glass chandelier that he split in two—at 13 feet high, the original was too large for the room. On one side, gold-leafed black lacquered doors inspired by Whistler’s Peacock Room give way to dressing rooms. The opposite wall is decorated with a mural by the Iranian artist Roshanak Varasteh, beyond which is a smaller sitting room entirely covered in black and gold silk inspired by a William Morris Arts and Crafts design. “That’s where my girls will sip Champagne and eat macarons,” he said. Here and there are antiques, mostly from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from Gn’s own collection. In other words, the salon is just as lavishly appointed as his clothing. That should appeal to his growing fan base in Hollywood—Eva Mendes, Rachel McAdams, and Beyoncé among them. Call it personal shopping, Paul Poiret-style; Gn took inspiration for the salon from the famous couturier’s Atelier de Martine. He may be looking back, but he’s also looking forward: a new Web site, www.andrewgn.com, went live this week.
Of the hundreds of gowns at this week’s Met ball, the most striking were also the most restrained. Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger looked chic in unadorned Calvin Klein Collection gowns; ditto Jessica Stam in long-sleeved Rachel Roy. Plenty of minimal eveningwear could be found on the Fall runways, too. “Less is more these days,” Yigal Azrouël told us. “People are tired of all the froufrou and are just craving simplicity.” The designer turned out long, sleek dresses notable for how covered up they were, as did Antonio Berardi and Andrew Gn. At Stella McCartney and The Row, meanwhile, hemlines were raised, but the silhouettes were just as streamlined.
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