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April 19 2014

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17 posts tagged "Annie Leibovitz"

Bartlett For Her, Zac For Cheap, Bar For The Service?, And More…

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After several years concentrating on the men’s market, John Bartlett will once again design womenswear, putting a few women’s looks into his men’s show in New York next month. (A few sketches are pictured, left.) The looks will be inspired by “strong women,” including, in particular, Russian Constructivist artists Lyubov Popova and Varvara Stepanova. Smart move, John: design for where the money is. [WWD]

First images of Zac Posen’s line for Target have hit the Web. What to expect? Flirty dresses, two maillots, one office-ready suit, and madcap rioting at your local Target store come April 25 to get to ‘em. [Fashionista]

Annie Leibovitz has settled the suit brought against her by an Italian photographer who claimed that the beleaguered lenswoman passed off his work as her own. She’s still got 99 problems, of course, but an Italian litigant ain’t one. [Page Six]

In international relations, an Israeli general is claiming that Bar Refaeli shirked her requisite army service. In Refaeli’s defense, we imagine all of her swimsuit and Victoria’s Secret shots have amply and patriotically served the men of the Israeli army for years. [NY Post]

The Best Job Ever, and More…

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Finally, a bit of insight into Chanel’s beauty ambassadors: “I test out product before it hits stores, and give my opinion and what I love about it,” Chanel It girl Leigh Lezark revealed. Remind us again where applications for this gig are? [WWD]

Romance rumor mill: Kate Hudson and A-Rod call it quits. And we were so looking forward to Rodriguez and Keith Urban getting to know each other at all those Nine premieres. [Page Six]

Courtney Love lost custody of Frances Bean. Does that mean Bean’s new West Village crash pad is up for grabs? What, too soon? [TMZ]

Gisele and Tom are living with a nameless baby. According to Dad, the supermodel changed her mind at the last minute, and now the two of them are never together long enough to pick something out. That’s what we call priorities. [People]

Pictures of Olsenboye, the Olsen twins’ tween line for JCPenney, have materialized. [Nylon]

Re-tweet: Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs might be working on a fur line. [Grazia Daily]

First bankruptcy, now Britney Spears? Annie Leibovitz averted Chapter 11, but she hasn’t been so lucky with regards to the pop star. The photog shot Spears for an upcoming Candies ad campaign. [WWD]

Photo: BILLY FARRELL/PatrickMcMullan.com

Tom Ford Womenswear, Dolce Preview, And More…

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He’s a designer. He’s retired. He’s a designer. He’s a filmmaker. He’s a designer?! Tom Ford is the subject of the week’s best rumor, which claims that he’s returning to womenswear, possibly with the help of Alessandra Facchinetti. [Grazia Daily]

Would you like a Dolce & Gabbana sneak peak? Yes, we thought so. Click to watch behind-the-scenes videos of their preparations for this weekend’s runway show. You can grazie us later. [Dolce & Gabbana]

Annie Leibovitz and Damien Hirst each got to request one limited-edition item to be made by the Louis Vuitton craftsmen. Leibovitz, ever practical (cough), designed a backpack for all her photo equipment. Hirst dreamed up a tall trunk to hold myriad surgical supplies. Can we use it for socks? [WWD]

The ultimate fashion extrovert, Zac Posen, is set to explore the interior side of things. He’s been tapped to create “fixtures, trims, and furnishings” of a new Flatiron District hotel. Look for chairs cut on the bias. [Page Six]

France’s proposed law requiring all retouched photos to be labeled accordingly is meeting with some hostility in the fashion community, mostly from people who just don’t have that je ne sais quoi. [WWD]

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Vera And Co. Party In D.C.

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Vera Wang introduced K.D. Lang at last night’s annual Kennedy Center Spring Gala, A Celebration of Women in the Arts. To mark the occasion, the designer hosted a table, and Style.com’s Candy Pratts Price and André Leon Talley, among others, were there. In addition to Lang, Chita Rivera, Patti LaBelle, and LeAnn Rimes all performed. President Obama didn’t make an appearance, but the First Lady sat in the president’s box. Mrs. Obama wore grass green, Wang was in her own pale blue chiffon creation, and the dress that Annie Leibovitz was wearing—yes, you read that correctly—was black Lanvin.

Photo: Kris Connor / Getty Images

Badgley Mischka Sticks To The Formula

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Let’s say you had to come up with some sort of visual formula for unimpeachable Hollywood glamour. It might look something like this: Annie(L) x A-List (+Huston/Hutton) = HG². Mark Badgley and James Mischka apparently utilized some of that glittery applied math in their new ad campaign commemorating their 20th anniversary. Shot by Annie Leibovitz at Paramount Studios, the ad features the five-decade-spanning generational tableau of Carrie Underwood, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Lauren Hutton, and Anjelica Huston, posed with the designers in their snappy uniforms of black blazers and jeans. If the image seems a touch familiar, it’s because Leibovitz seems to have borrowed her icon-making Vanity Fair template for the job. But hey, what says Hollywood glamour more than the glossy that controls the hottest Oscar after-party? At any rate, the gowned-up actresses (and pop star) all look quite lovely—though Huston appears to be holding her breath. That quintet joins Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Badgley Mischka club. And bonus anniversary lightning round: Who was the first actress to wear Badgley to the Oscars? It was Winona Ryder in 1996. Sigh, for so many reasons.

Photo: Annie Leibovitz