6 posts tagged "Camille Bidault-Waddington"
New York fashion week officially kicks off in 20 days. That means that editors everywhere have likely begun planning outfits in hopes of getting snapped by the roving brigade of street-style photographers. While there’s no denying the can’t-drag-your-eyes-away fabulousness of oft-lensed subjects like Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia, and those ubiquitous Russians, we’re always on the lookout for the next street-style stars. And lately we’ve noticed several girls with the potential to blast off at the upcoming shows. Take Eleonora Carisi (pictured). The Italian blogger and owner of the concept boutique You Store, in Turin, has a knack for putting together eccentric ensembles like the cartoonish Daniel Palillo dress she paired with a fuzzy yellow topper back in March. Esther Quek is another one who’s getting used to the flashbulbs; the fashion director of The Rake could teach the boys a lesson or two in tailored suits. Our own Tommy Ton recently called out Ursina Gysi (who is Camille Bidault-Waddington’s assistant) as one of his “most sought-after subjects.” We’ve got a hunch we’ll be seeing more of her and these other under-the-radar girls next month.
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Camille Bidault-Waddington is one of the world’s top stylists, consulting on Marc by Marc Jacobs, Pucci, and Byblos and contributing to Self Service, Numero, and Pop (and still finding time to make regular appearances on Purple Diary). But lately, we’ve noticed even more multitasking: There was the appearance on Marc’s Fall 2010 collection catwalk, and now, for Another‘s Web site, a new editorial she’s styled and shot herself. Apparently she’s training young multitaskers, too. The retro-inspired pieces from the Spring collections of Miu Miu and Celine are modeled by her assistant, Ursula Gysi.
Is it just me, or is fashion going mad for men in so many ways? YSL Unisex debuts in stores soon and Chloë Sevigny is following up her ballyhooed Opening Ceremony range with a unisex collection of her own. Then, a whole spate of womenswear designers have launched men’s collections (Balmain, Gareth Pugh) or announced plans to do so (Alexander Wang), and a host of menswear brands have either launched collections for women (Nice Collective) or announced plans to do so (Tim Hamilton). Meanwhile, eagle-eyed style spotters at last Thursday’s Adam Kimmel presentation in Paris saw Camille Bidault-Waddington sporting one of the menswear designer’s signature jumpsuits. What gives? “I think women love the quality of well-made menswear,” offers Kimmel, who claims a devoted female fan base. “Men’s tailoring on suits and outerwear is unbeatable, and women sometimes want something a little looser, and more durable and comfortable, without having to give up any of the refinement.” That said, Kimmel suggests that a bit of styling finesse is required, in order to femme up a menswear look. His advice: Start with a well-placed belt and a great pair of heels. “It’s also important to roll sleeves up,” he adds, “flip up collars, and unbutton shirts down to show a little skin.” In other words: Just because you shop like a man, it doesn’t mean you have to look like one, too.