6 posts tagged "Anne Valerie Hash"
How would you like a little Coco Chanel for Christmas? Or a mini Mlle Lanvin? For its eleventh Les Frimousses initiative, UNICEF has tapped forty-two fashion houses—Chanel, Dior, Lanvin, and Anne Valérie Hash among them—to craft high fashion dolls, reports WWD. The toys will be exhibited at the Petit Palais in Paris from November 26 to December 1, before being put up for auction at the George V hotel on December 2. Last year, the bidding for each designer doll began at $647, which we know is a little steep. But considering the proceeds go to charity (and that, decked out in a Chanel suit and Lanvin’s “Love” necklace, they’re arguably better dressed than we are), the one-of-a-kind creations are worth the price tag.
Repetto’s zingy little ballerina flats are loved by dancers and fashion types alike. But Jean-Marc Gaucher, who revived the brand from near obscurity 15 years ago, noticed that it wasn’t just his ballet shoes the style set were after. Women of all ages began buying his tulle tutus for a night on the town, and he realized that it was time to make the jeté into ready-to-wear. A quick call to his friend Anne-Valérie Hash led him to Emilie Le Duc, the designer now working up a youthquake over at Rodier, and a collaboration was born.
Pulling inspiration from the tutu, the dancer’s wrap-around cardigan, and the notion of capturing “not an age but a state of mind,” the line (titled Le Duc’s Wardrobe for Repetto) is a concise range of 18 silhouettes. Dresses, skirts, and corset-informed knits come in a sober color palette (ivory, nude, gray, black, and red) and easy-care materials. For example, one dress is crafted from a fitted knit top and memory-shape nylon skirt. “I tried to give the clothes both the rigor and the movement of the dance world,” said Le Duc, “but most of all I just wanted to create pretty basics that live.”
The collection—a prelude to more big things to come in 2013, including a New York flagship and a debut perfume—is available now in stores worldwide.
Free-associate for a second on the word couture. Craftsmanship, elegance, luxury, red carpet, sure—but do you really think jumpsuit? Anne Valérie Hash and Riccardo Tisci did. We couldn’t help but notice, at fashion’s most glamorous week of the year, the seventies staple was given pride of place: Hash showed several versions of hers, from disco-ball glittery to Irina’s diaphanous printed version to a simpler black, while at Givenchy, Tisci sent out enameled wonders in royal blue and kelly green. Are there more to come? Remains to be seen. As does, of course, the question of whether couture’s haute-est buyers will take the plunge; if so, we should see some gonzo galas in 2010. Event planners, start your scrambling. Is Studio 54 available?