40 posts tagged "Beyonce"
“It’s like Wolford on acid,” Mark Fast said last night at Milk Studios, where he was presenting his new diffusion line, Faster. This was Fast’s first NYFW event, taking place just about a week before his main collection runway show in London. While Faster has been around for a few seasons now, the designer’s reason for showing in New York this time was his new capsule shoe collection with Aldo (the brand also sponsored the presentation), which featured the same perforated styles you find in his clothes. Models dressed in Fast’s fine-gauge knit dresses, bodysuits, and separates in a variety of electric shades-orange sherbet, sea foam, persimmon, and ultraviolet-looked alien-esque (“a new hybrid of women,” he called them) while posing android-style on a turntable platform. Faster has the same DNA as the designer’s namesake collection, which takes an innovative, couture approach to sweater dressing. With fringe, perforated holes, cutouts, and cobweb mesh, Fast’s body-con looks (touted as “luxury basics”) aren’t for everyone, but look killer onstage, as seen on a pre-pregnant Beyoncé at this summer’s Glastonbury music festival. Faster is slightly more accessible price-wise, but made for the same girl who wants to make a bold sweater statement.
The boy-meets-girl look has been bigger than ever the past few seasons (for proof, see the Tux Love story in our Fall trend reports), but the dandy-ish neckties we’ve been spotting on celebs lately are something new. Both Diane Kruger and Jaime King wore Jason Wu looks knotted at the throat last week. Kruger topped her shorts suit from Resort with a classic bow tie, while King kept things feminine with a satin ribbon that played up her lacy dress. On the Chanel Couture runway, meanwhile, Karl Lagerfeld showed a long jacket with a flared maxi skirt and a loopy tie that was right up Janelle Monáe’s alley—the Chanel muse, like the Kaiser himself, has a known penchant for black-tie ensembles.
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Twenty-five for 25—that’s the Beyoncé way of giving. The singer, who headlined at Glastonbury this weekend, sent her sister 25 pairs of designer shoes for her 25th birthday Friday. Where do we sign up? [Page Six]
Heidi Klum has jumped back into the jewelry business. After a Van Cleef & Arpels lawsuit put the kibosh on her first QVC fine jewelry collection, the model and television host has teamed up with QVC once again to create Wildlife by Heidi Klum, a costume jewelry collection launching in September. [WWD]
Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci isn’t letting the images of his Fall ad campaign, featuring his panther skirts and sweaters, out of the cage just yet. He has, however, revealed that the Mert and Marcus-photographed campaign will star Naomi Campbell and Natalia Vodianova. [Elle]
Speaking of Givenchy, Tisci confidante Carine Roitfeld will be front-row at the Couture shows next week, apparently impersonating a client for an upcoming story in W magazine. [WWD]
A Baby At Last For Natalie And Benjamin, A Cover For Beyoncé, H&M Thinks Of The Little Guys, And More…
The stork finally delivered. After what feels like a year and then some, Natalie Portman had a baby boy. (Dad is dancer Benjamin Millepied.) What we want to know is, what designer scent will he be the face of? [Page Six]
Think kink: Beyoncé covers the new issue of W in Marc Jacobs’ fetish-y Fall ’11 collection for Louis Vuitton. [W]
Swedish retail giant H&M is thinking small. The company has announced it will launch a collection of childrenswear in October to benefit its All for Children initiative with UNICEF. [WWD]
Carolina Herrera found inspiration close to home for her latest ad campaign. Patrick Demarchelier, who shot Sigrid Agren for the label’s Fall 2011 ads, referenced a 1970 portrait of the designer by Norman Parkinson. [Huffington Post]
And Aggy Deyn returns! The pixie-haired supe, who’s kept a low profile of late, has re-signed with her original agency, Select, and is back in action with a Tim Walker shoot in the May issue of British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]
George Condo Wants To Dress Mel Gibson As Jesus, Make Some “Crazy, Sparkly Outfits” Like At The Victoria’s Secret Show
Artist George Condo is having a pretty major moment: A retrospective of his work is on view at the New Museum, he’s worked with Adam Kimmel to create masks for his menswear shows (not to mention lent some of his signature gargoyle-ish motifs to Kimmel’s collections), and was tapped by Kanye West to design not only the cover for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but also a series of limited-edition scarves. But when Style.com caught up with Condo at last night’s Party in the Garden at MoMA (special guest performer: Kanye West), we learned that he’s not ready to give up fashion just yet.
You’ve just finished working on a series of scarves with Kanye West. What’s next?
I want to do clothes. You know those crazy, sparkly outfits they have at the Victoria’s Secret runway show? I want to do something like that, but a full outfit.
Who would you like to design one for?
I wouldn’t mind designing one for Rihanna or…who is my favorite one? [He turns to ask his wife.] Beyoncé! I would love to do Mel Gibson and dress him as Jesus all over again. Oh, and I would love to do a suit for Kanye.
What would Kanye’s look like?
It would be something really tough. Sort of like an old-fashioned tux but made out of a different material. Maybe entirely black silk?
Tell me about your first meeting with him.
He came to the studio to look at the paintings and was very alive. I was excited to hear what he was doing and he was excited by what I was doing and then he blasted out “Power.” It was so loud and so mind-blowing.