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13 posts tagged "Beth Ditto"

Paris Highlights: Le Beat Goes On

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With just one day of rest between Milan’s Extreme blow-out Monday night and today’s shows in Paris, RTW devotees are gearing up for the Month of Fashion’s final lap. Paris, like its metropolitan counterparts, is scaling back a bit this season (we hear Givenchy’s dark-and-rocking after-party has been canceled, for one), but the French city is still hosting more than its share of feuding fêtes. Continue Reading “Paris Highlights: Le Beat Goes On” »

Good News From Across The Pond: Topshop and Love from London

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In anticipation of London fashion week (it does start in one week, people), a few hotly anticipated happenings are, well, actually happening. The first? Topshop Soho has an opening date: April 2, 2009. “This has been a logistical nightmare,” Sir Philip Green declared. “America is a new territory for us and we have to get it exactly right. This store can’t be a nine out of ten when it opens; it has to be a ten out of ten.” We guess that almost makes up for the speculation, multiple delays, false start dates, and fits of hysteria (oh, was that just us?) that has been part of Topshop’s coming-to-America process. Almost. [WWD]


The second British export we’re eager to get our hands on is Love. Katie Grand’s newest title launches on the 19th, with a flower-and-not-much-else festooned Beth Ditto working her curves on the cover. We’ll cough up the $7 it costs for an issue, but the opening party at Dover Street Market on the 14th—with limited-edition knickers from Prada and Stella McCartney and (sure to be a cult favorite) Gap T-shirts printed with Love‘s naughty cover—we’ll have to miss. We think there is something going on in New York that day. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Love

Blasblog From Miami: What’s The Difference Between Art Basel And Fashion Week?

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So, in the world of one-of-a-kind female performers, last night could have been great. It should have been great. Deitch Projects had invited Beth Ditto from the Gossip to shimmy her business in the Oasis of the Raleigh and Grace Jones was making a one-night-only appearance at the Mondrian hotel. Unfortunately, however, I missed them both because of prior commitments that ran late. It reminded me of the time I found a fashion editor bawling outside a Catherine Malandrino show when she missed Mary J. Blige’s surprise performance because some appointment for a keychain line went long. (I didn’t cry, but I did think about it.) This of course begs the question: What is the difference between fashion week and Art Basel Miami? The answer: about three days. To be honest, when it comes to the late-night happenings here during this “art” fair, there’s not much difference. (And I’m not saying this in a good way.) Store parties, book signings, fashion dinners, and more designers than you can shake a stick at. Heck, even Naomi Campbell is in town, methodically working the party circuit like a show schedule. She swooped into the Puma dinner last night for a grand total of ten minutes. And like Beatrice Inn, the West Village hangout that turned into the late-night catchall last fashion week, the Raleigh hotel is fast becoming the after-after-party hot spot. At least that’s where I went when I missed Jones and Ditto last night, to sulk among three Schnabels (patriarch Julian, daughter Lola, and son Vito), Benicio Del Toro, and more hipsters than you can throw a sand castle at.

Photo: Nick Hunt / PatrickMcMullan.com