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19 posts tagged "Angela Missoni"

The Missoni He Lives In

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At the request of his friend Angela Missoni, director Pedro Almodóvar stepped in front of the lens for the new Missoni campaign, shot by Juergen Teller. He’s now reprising his role in a campaign video directed by Marco Maccapani. The video pays homage to the Spanish director’s own colorful, campy pop style—all the more so because it was shot at the Madrid club Villa Rosa, where he shot scenes for his 1991 film High Heels, with two of his heroines, Rossy de Palma and Blanca Suárez, most recently seen in The Skin I Live In. Mariacarla Boscono rounds out the cast of Todo Sobre Missoni, a tongue-in-cheek nod to Almodóvar’s hit Todo Sobre Mi Madre.

Missoni Flutters For Fall

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It might pass on first look for an art-house music video, but the short debuting above is actually from Missoni’s Fall 2011 campaign. But then again, the label has a history of blurring the lines between art, music, and sound for their creative—this is a house that tapped legendary alt-filmmaker Kenneth Anger to make the last one, after all. “The main influence was the fluidity of the clothes,” explains director Mel Bles, who worked closely with Missoni in Venice to create the dance-inspired piece. “To do that, we looked at dance films from the 1920′s, featuring Martha Graham and Loie Fuller—that was really the starting point for this.” And it’s true that the sinuous lines and exaggerated lengths that Angela Missoni sent down the runway for her Fall collection lend themselves perfectly to modern movement. Rather than using dancers, however, they enlisted “biker, True Romance girls” like models Kinga Rajzak, Valerija Kelava, Kristina Salinovic, and Katlin Aas to embrace their inner Grahams.

Green Is Really Your Color

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Earth Day has come and gone, but your commitment to the Earth has hopefully stuck around. In the spirit of do-gooding, here’s a gentle reminder that bids close tomorrow at noon (EST) on Christie’s Green silent auction. There’s still time to get your his ‘n’ hers Stella McCartney suits or, for those with less than $30,000 to spend, tickets to a Missoni show, a private fitting, and lunch with Angela Missoni (pictured, left, with Margherita Missoni). At an estimated $7,500, she ain’t a cheap date either, but it’s for a good cause, and it’ll be in Milan—meaning, in other words, you won’t have to tip.Click here to browse all of the lots.

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images

When Chuck Met Angela

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Is it just us? The zigzags may officially tie back to Missoni’s Fall men’s collection, but we think these new Angela Missoni-designed Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars are the perfect match for her Spring womenswear (left). Very Isadora Duncan at an Ibiza rave. They retail for $200 at Missoni boutiques and Jeffrey in New York and Atlanta.

Photo: Steven Torres (shoe); Marcio Madeira/FirstView.com (runway)

Missoni Hits Rodeo

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Angela, Angelena. Mrs. Missoni was in L.A. to toast the opening of her family’s new Rodeo Drive boutique, and—even without her luggage, which was lost in transit—she seemed right at home. “I always felt like Missoni was perfect for L.A. because it’s glamorous but relaxed,” the designer said. “Because it’s so sunny here, the store had to be fresh.” That it is. The 7,500-square-foot shop features a white aluminum facade, custom wood, lacquer and steel furnishings, and a structure that glows at night via its interior lights. And, more importantly, the label’s women’s, men’s, accessories, swimwear, and home collections. Margherita Missoni was on hand, too, to represent the next generation, and like her mother, clearly gets the L.A. lifestyle—she hits the beach and the vintage at The Way We Wore when she swoops into town. But it’s the party line before the parties: “It’s very impressive, and I love how it’s like a little Missoni world,” Margherita said of the new store, where her own work is on sale. “It’s the first time I’m seeing the sunglasses I designed on display,” she told us. “I feel proud like, Wow, I did that.”

Photo: Courtesy of Missoni