28 posts tagged "Calvin Klein Collection"
Of the hundreds of gowns at this week’s Met ball, the most striking were also the most restrained. Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger looked chic in unadorned Calvin Klein Collection gowns; ditto Jessica Stam in long-sleeved Rachel Roy. Plenty of minimal eveningwear could be found on the Fall runways, too. “Less is more these days,” Yigal Azrouël told us. “People are tired of all the froufrou and are just craving simplicity.” The designer turned out long, sleek dresses notable for how covered up they were, as did Antonio Berardi and Andrew Gn. At Stella McCartney and The Row, meanwhile, hemlines were raised, but the silhouettes were just as streamlined.
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Paparazzi: Take a lesson from Patrick McMullan (pictured, right), godfather of party photogs: stop taking pictures of Lindsay Lohan passed out in the backseat of a car. [NYT]
Suave overload: Guy Ritchie is shooting Jude Law for a Dior Homme fragrance ad. We’re a little concerned so much roguishness in one place may throw the earth off its orbit, but it’s a risk worth taking. [WWD]
And speaking of models, rumor has it that Lara Stone is to be the new face of both Calvin Klein Collection and Calvin Klein jeans—a tribute, perhaps, to her high-fashion chops and her sexy (and much-remarked-upon) curves. CK is keeping mum, but if we were Eva Mendes, we’d be hitting the audition circuit a little harder right now. [WWD]
And since it’s been almost a full week without an Alice in Wonderland update, here’s your fix: Mad jeweler Tom Binns talks tea parties and smashing baubles in this new video interview. [Youtube]
All season long, I’ve been craving for some designer to do real justice to the remarkable contribution James Cameron has made to popular culture with Avatar, the way that he treated a familiar story in a mind-bogglingly unfamiliar way. Maybe Italo Zucchelli’s new men’s collection for Calvin Klein is as close as I’ll get. Zucchelli transfigured a handful of menswear clichés with fabric technology so that they became something quite new. A suit is just a jacket and a pair of pants, after all, but cut them out of Mylar (which, according to Zucchelli, is supremely difficult to work with) and you’ve got yourself an outfit that has the eldritch sheen of a seagull plucked from an oil slick. The drift of the collection was texture and finish: the pebbling on leather, the ribbing on knits, and the combination of the two, like the brown leather blouson wiht the ribbed knit lapel. I don’t mean to suggest complication: A leather jacket and jeans was as straightforward an outfit as anything Zucchelli has ever proposed. But still, there is an elusive futuristic edge to everything he does. Once, I would have settled on Gattaca. This time, the dramatic outerwear suggested Lemmy Caution, the trenchcoat-wearing ‘tec in Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville. It went so well with the multilple mixes of The xx’s “Basic Space” that accompanied the show. The look—and the sound—of the future.
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