56 posts tagged "Anna dello Russo"
When Style.com’s editors walked into Milanese designer Fausto Puglisi’s showroom this morning, they arrived to a room full of buyers, editors, and stylists (very different compared to our visit last season, when it was just us). Let’s call it the Super Bowl effect. Puglisi, if you recall, is the man behind M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj’s Super Bowl halftime wardrobes, and based on today’s turnout, it looks like he scored some big points with the fashion set in the process. Luckily for him, his turn as designer to the pop divas was also the starting point for his new collection, which he describes as “Helmut Newton, New Pagan emperor” with “neoclassical influences.”
“The development of this collection was born with B. Akerlund while working on Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A’s Super Bowl show,” the designer tells Style.com. That would explain the fetish leather pieces, embellished with crystal starbursts, gold thread, and metals—it was a look quite similar to the Super Bowl outfits. “I pushed to play not only with black plonge leather; there is a gladiator Hellenic American College print and peroxide blond leopard print. It’s unusual to see these prints on leather.” He did more of his now signature Grecian-Roman cheerleader dresses (and did them well), but there’s also structured menswear-inspired jackets, “rock star” biker pants, cashmere twinsets, and eveningwear in the mix. Overall, it was another strong outing for the designer. As for what’s on the horizon, he tells us, “the goal, for sure, is a first shop in the U.S.”
ADR’s Post-Fashion Plans, A Sneak Peek At Anya Hindmarch’s Collection, Samantha Cameron Catches A Few Runway Shows, And More…
Anna Dello Russo (wearing a black leather and gold Fausto Puglisi dress) was on hand today at the Victoria and Albert Museum for Gianluca Longo’s talk for Peroni Collaborazioni. After chatting about the power of the Internet and working with Franca Sozzani, she revealed she has plans to release a record “after fashion.” [Dazed Digital]
Accessories designer Anya Hindmarch, who is notorious for elaborate presentations, is hosting her first-ever show this afternoon. Before things kick off, Grazia got a sneak peek at what she has in store. [Grazia Daily]
Lars von Trier has enlisted musician-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg to do a third film (Nymphomaniac) with him. The movie “follows a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.” [Hint]
The U.K.’s first lady, Samantha Cameron, who serves as an ambassador for the British Fashion Council, has been popping up at various runway shows throughout London fashion week. She sat front-row at Burberry and Christopher Kane over the weekend and attended the first-ever McQ runway show. [Huff Po]
Piers Atkinson, the British milliner who has crowned the likes of Anna Dello Russo and Princess Beatrice with his whimsical toppers, has love on his mind. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Atkinson has collaborated with English jewelry house David Morris to create a diamond, ruby, and sapphire Cupid’s arrow hat pin, as well as a heart-shaped pendant for the occasion. Erinn Morris, the jewelry house’s creative director, who crafted the decadent trinkets, told Style.com, “I hope women wear these pieces on a daily basis. They’re not so fanciful that they can’t be worn from day to night.” Morris noted that this is one of many collaborations the house has planned in celebration of its 50th anniversary this year.
The one-off pin and pendant (£17,000 each) are both a play off Atkinson’s upcoming Fall collection entitled Oh My! (as in Dorothy’s chant about lions and tigers and bears). The milliner’s new hats (including veiled looks and bow-topped berets), made from ponyhair, suede, velvet, and Mongolian lamb, are inspired by love and wild beasts. “I get so focused on my collections that some of the themes seem to come true. This season, I thought, ‘I know what I’m missing. A bit of love in my life!’ ” he joked. Also, this is the first season Atkinson has produced a range of men’s hats.
Atkinson’s Fall collection will debut February 17 at the British Fashion Council’s Royal Ascot-sponsored Headonism exhibition, curated by Stephen Jones, which features London’s hottest new millinery talents. His collaborative gems, however, will be unveiled at David Morris on Bond Street during their February 14 Valentine’s Day fête. Atkinson mused, “There’s a lot of lonely hearts in big cities like London.”
David Morris, 180 New Bond St., London, 44-20-7499-2200.
Remember those colorful wool crepe minidresses Anna Dello Russo was spotted wearing at the Couture shows this past summer and then again during New York fashion week in September? As it turns out, ADR isn’t the only one who took a liking to Milanese designer Fausto Puglisi‘s Grecian cheerleader dresses—Madonna enlisted the designer to create Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.’s wardrobes for their Super Bowl halftime show yesterday.
“This was the most incredible and extreme experience ever,” the designer tells Style.com of the dresses, which were embellished with crystals, spikes, and embroidery. “It’s Madonna—to work with her is an honor.” Puglisi began working on the dresses last November when he got the call from B. Akerlund, who oversaw the show’s costume design. “The Roman Empire history and the emperor power is part of my DNA—I’m obsessed with Caligula and Caesar and Roman tradition and I always loved to mix this with American sportswear touches,” says Puglisi. Check out the designer’s sketches of the costumes, which he shared exclusively with Style.com.
ADR Rocks Out To “Jingle Bells,” Chrissy Teigen And John Legend Engaged, Lady Gaga’s Stuck On You, And More…
Christmas is officially over, but Anna Dello Russo has created a gift that keeps on giving. ADR dressed up in a custom Fausto Puglisi dress, sparkly Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and a giant wig and danced around to a version of “Jingle Bells.” Catch the whole thing on video now. [Styleite]
Model Chrissy Teigen and her boyfriend John Legend got engaged over the holidays. Now the big question: What designer dress will she wear for the big occasion? Stay tuned. [Huff Po]
Style.com picked out some its favorite moments 0f 2011 in street-style and runway fashion, beauty, and parties. T has now come out with its list of the year’s best art, dance, music, and film. See who and what made the cut. [T]
Lady Gaga gave her Little Monsters an early present this year, debuting her unreleased song “Stuck On Fuckin’ You” via Twitter on Christmas Eve. According to Gaga, she “wrote it in Minnesota after the Monster Ball on the tour bus” and “recorded it in one shot.” [@ladygaga]