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Metal Heads

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Visionaire’s latest book, Issue 63: FOREVER, comes out on May 11. And this year, the project has been underwritten by G-Shock—the watchmaker known for its durable timepieces. What’s the tie-in, you might ask? Visionaire’s avant-garde edition is rendered entirely in metal, and features images by artists and fashion designers that have been either hammered or laser-etched into 9 x 12 inch plates. Thus, both the timepieces and the tome are, in essence, everlasting.

“The word indestructible is the catalyst—if G-Shock does the indestructible watch, we want to do the indestructible publication. It was a nice, tight concept,” said Cecilia Dean, Visionaire’s cofounder and editor in chief. G-Shock, who’s celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and a recent store opening in Soho, liked the pitch and came on board to sponsor the inevitably “expensive” production

The idea for an all-metal issue was spawned during Dean’s time spent with Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, while working on Visionaire’s Issue 60: RELIGION. “In religious iconography, there’s all this incredible metalwork, the metal on the altars, gold painting—it’s just so beautiful and rich,” said Dean, adding, “I have to say, it’s so funny, everything goes back to Riccardo—a big inspiration was also the Jay-Z and Kanye West album cover he designed,” referring to 2011′s Watch the Throne.

FOREVER features everyone from a nymph-like Kate Moss, shot by Mario Testino, to a Karl Lagerfeld-lensed in-the-buff Baptiste Giabiconi, to a suggestive Lady Gaga snapped by Inez & Vinoodh, to Linda Evangelista ringed in light by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari. “It’s Linda as a saint, basically,” said Dean.

To commemorate the coupling, G-Shock will open a mini-retrospective of Visionaire’s past (above) in its downtown outpost tomorrow. The exhibition runs through the end of May.

Photos: Inez & Vinoodh/ Visionaire (Lady Gaga Plate); Courtesy of G-Shock (installation)

Behind The Scenes Of Chanel’s Tale Of A Fairy

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If that magic ticket to Antibes and the Chanel Cruise show got lost in the poste, never fear—you can now see Tale of a Fairy, the film Karl Lagerfeld shot with house favorites Anna Mouglalis, Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Baptiste Giabiconi—in full at Chanel.com. More curious how your Chanel sausage gets made? The label shared a few pics from behind the scenes with Karl, Kristen, Freja, and more. Check them out, above and below (not all of which, incidentally, are SFW). Continue Reading “Behind The Scenes Of Chanel’s Tale Of A Fairy” »

The Lagerfeld Pantheon, Stella Welcomes Reiley, Tom Ford’s Show Revealed, And More…

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A few sneak peeks have been floating around the Web of late, but Karl Lagerfeld’s full Pirelli calendar was finally unveiled in Moscow last night. The calendar takes the theme of the Greek gods and goddesses, and stars Daria Werbowy (nude—again—as Artemis), KL favorite Baptiste Giabiconi as Apollo, Erin Wasson as Ajax (above right), Garrett Neff as Dionysus, Elisa Sednaoui as Flora, Iris Strubegger as Athena, and Julianne Moore as Hera (above left). [WWD]

Congrats to Stella McCartney and husband Alasdhair Willis who, as rumored, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend: Reiley Dilys Stella Willis. [Vogue U.K.]

The first photos from Tom Ford’s ultra-hush-hush womenswear presentation during Spring 2011 New York fashion week are out. Terry Richardson—lately seen smooching the designer, Brokeback Mountain-style, on Richardson’s blog—was the only sanctioned photog at the show, and a few of his shots (including one of a glammed-out Beyoncé) have hit Harper’s Bazaar U.K. [Fashionologie]

Gilt Groupe is set to launch a new full-priced site for menswear—the first, the company hints, of a series of full-priced sites. E-tail domination, are you in Gilt’s sights? [WWD]

And Fashion’s Night Out 2011 has a date: September 8, to be exact. Mark your calendars, and plan accordingly. [Fashionista]

Photos: Karl Lagerfeld/Women’s Wear Daily/wwd.com

Hogan’s Hero

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Wherever Karl Lagerfeld goes, a crowd is sure to follow. The designer’s magnetic force attracted hundreds of fashion editors and even more hangers-on last night to a converted bank on rue du Quatre-Septembre after a long day of shows to see his new capsule collection for Hogan, watch the short movie he made to promote the collaboration, and, of course, catch a glimpse of the man himself. Asked why he recruited Lagerfeld for the project, Diego Della Valle, chairman and CEO of Tod’s Group, which owns Hogan, said, “The answer is easy: because Karl is a genius. He gave a lot of energy and the result is very good; we’re very happy.” The results in question include sporty nylon jackets in silver or black, sneakers with double ankle straps, a trainer-cowboy boot hybrid, and flat bags with multicolored geometric flaps. All of them had starring roles in the Lagerfeld-directed video alongside Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi, and Sebastien Jondeau. They arrive in stores at the end of January.

Photos: Courtesy of Hogan

Karl’s Shopping Fever

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If you’re not in a state of Chanel overload from obsessively browsing Karl’s new Couture collection for the house, how about a little cinema Lagerfeld? Shopping Fever stars Abbey Lee and Dree Hemingway as two rich teens and Baptiste Giabiconi as the hotel valet who caters to them. As for the shopping fever the girls have caught—when you look at the Chanel pre-fall offerings they’re sporting, well, who can blame them?