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15 posts tagged "Bill Cunningham"

From Ulyana Sergeenko To Bill Cunngingham—The Fair With The Most Flair


Each year Vanity Fair sorts through the world’s most fashionable people, from princesses to photographers, to sort out the top style stars for its annual best-dressed list. It was newcomers to the list like the Courtin-Clarins girls who caught our attention in 2011, but they’ve been trumped by a new set of contenders on this year’s list, just released today. Who made the cut? Of course, there are several royals like the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, as well as big names like Diane Kruger and Alicia Keys. But fashion insiders like designer and street-style star Ulyana Sergeenko, Erika Bearman a.k.a. @OscarPRGirl, Tommy Ton favorite Robert Rabensteiner, Schiaparelli ambassador Farida Khelfa, more-is-more Jean Pigozzi of LimoLand, and photographer Bill Cunningham (pictured) also landed on the list. Click here to see all the names.

Photo: Billy Farrell /

Burberry Brings London Weather To Taiwan, A Royal Anniversary, Georgia Jagger Vs. Breast Cancer, And More…


Last night, Burberry fêted the opening of its flagship store in Taiwan with the launch of Burberry World Live, a multimedia installation inspired by London’s weather. Christopher Bailey, in Taiwan for the first time ever, was on hand at the new 14,800-square-foot shop to unveil the exclusive products created for the store and the new interactive experience. [WWD]

Happy anniversary, Kate and Will! This Sunday will mark one year since the meticulously planned, kept-under-wraps Royal Wedding, now remembered as one of the major fashion moments of 2011 (custom Alexander McQueen, anyone?). Following a busy year in the spotlight, the happy couple has chosen to celebrate their wedding anniversary behind closed doors this weekend. [Washington Post]

A collection of 23 hats, made by photographer Bill Cunningham, sold within a record ten minutes for $20,000 on The unnamed buyer is reportedly an arts patron and friend of Cunningham’s. [WWD]

Georgia May Jagger follows in the footsteps of her mom Jerry Hall as the new poster girl for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Jagger joins Pixie Geldof in the Ellen von Unwerth-lensed campaign. [Grazia Daily]

Betsey Johnson’s 34-year-old fashion line has filed for bankruptcy protection. While Johnson’s 63 stores will likely close, the line, now owned by Steve Madden, will continue to be stocked at Saks, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom. [Forbes]




Photo: Courtesy of Burberry


Frick Fête


Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting made for a fitting backdrop at last night’s Belle Epoque Ball, hosted by the Young Fellows of the Frick Collection. Photographers dashed from gallery to gallery setting up portraits of the fête’s upwardly mobile twenty- and thirtysomethings in front of grand-scale paintings of upwardly mobile Parisians circa the 1880′s. With a fin de siècle dress code, there were as many bustles in the crowd as there were on the walls. Instead of Renoir’s ubiquitous parasols, the party girls clutched cell phones and snapped pictures of themselves when the guards weren’t looking. Donna Karan sponsored the event, and she was well represented by the evening’s chairmen Olivia Chantecaille, Lydia Fenet, Claiborne Swanson Frank, Clare McKeon, Sloan Overstrom, and Joann Pailey (pictured, above). Rule breakers in the crowd wore short Proenza Schouler and Prabal Gurung. I was part of the Oscar de la Renta contingent, in a pre-fall dress modeled after John Singer Sargent’s famous Madame X. Bill Cunningham took particular notice of OscarPRGirl Erika Bearman’s (pictured, below) yellow poppy gown from Spring. Which was fitting: Oscar and Annette de la Renta, along with SJP and others, are chairing the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence gala honoring the legendary photographer next month.

Photo: Shaun Mader /

Fifteen Years Of Colette In 150 One-Eyed Collaborators


Sarah Andelman’s pathbreaking Paris boutique Colette celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and the fêtes are already well under way. The crowning bash will be an enormous carnival in the Tuileries, with booths and stalls by the store’s friends and vendors. But before that, Andelman turned to illustrator Craig Redman, creator of the cult-followed blog Darcel Disappoints, with whom she’s collaborated on everything from merchandise to Christmas cards over the years. ( fans may remember Darcel as the hero of our Paris map in the first issue of Redman set out to illustrate 150 of Colette’s fans and supporters, Darcel-ized. The exhibition, 150/15, opens today at the store and runs through March 31.

In honor of the event, we asked Andelman to select five of her favorites from the show. Click here to see her picks and her comments, or hit play above to watch a preview teaser Redman created. And if you do make it to Colette, keep an eye out for’s own Tim Blanks and Tommy Ton illustrated among the madding crowd.

150/15 runs through March 31 at Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris,

Video: Craig Redman

Mariacarla Boscono For YSL, Justin Bieber Fronts V‘s First-Ever Music Issue, Kate Middleton Rocks McQueen (Again), And More…


Yves Saint Laurent switched things up for its Spring 2012 ad campaign, enlisting David Sims to shoot it instead of Inez and Vinoodh, who have shot the label’s ads for the past nine seasons. The campaign stars Mariacarla Boscono wearing two looks from the collection. [HuffPo]

Bill Cunningham will be receiving the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence in April at a gala benefit held at the Waldorf-Astoria. The award is for Cunningham’s “devotion to chronicling fashion for nearly 50 years, as well as his role in inspiring philanthropy.” [WWD]

They didn’t photograph the YSL campaign this season, but Inez and Vinoodh shot the cover of V Magazine‘s first music issue, starring Justin Bieber. The issue is due out January 12. [Page Six]

Kate Middleton stepped out in a black velvet Alexander McQueen dress for The Sun newspaper’s Military Awards Monday night. She accessorized the look with “a ruby and diamond necklace and bracelet given to her as a wedding present by a family friend.” [Telegraph]