8 posts tagged "Carla Bruni"
Eric Wright was once a Lagerfeldian soldier at Chanel, but he was conjuring a different sort of French girl last night at Façonnable’s Spring 2010 presentation. “It’s Carla Bruni walking down the street in jeans and a V-neck sweater,” said Wright, dressed in a charcoal chalk-stripe jacket of his own design. “You know how French girls look on vacation? That’s what I want to bring to the collection.” Wright’s agenda at the Nice-based label is injecting Riviera-strength ease, color, and, yes, je ne sais quoi into those pieces that seem everyday until you get up close to see the royal purple zip on a tangerine linen parka or the airy softness and perfect cut of brightly dyed rolled-up chinos. Wright’s color sense is totally infectious. I suspect that a set of sherbet-hued cardigans with contrast trims was the subject of many mental try-ons at the label’s crowded event. “I’m not afraid of color,” he explained. “It’s a part of me that was away for a while because I was dealing with a look that was much more graphic.”
The First Lady of France is coming to Madison Square Garden next month to perform for Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday celebration. Some guys have all the luck. [Daily Mail]
London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic likes to send big shoulders and swaths of satin down the runway. Expect a little less of both—but lots of drama—from her seven-dress capsule collection for high street chain Whistles this September. Prices top out at £300. [Vogue U.K.]
John Malkovich is designing again. This time the line is called Technobohemian, which is, hands down, the best collection name ever. [WWD]
Miley Cyrus and Max Azria are the latest celebrity and designer couple to tie the knot, and they’ll be consummating their relationship at Wal-Mart. The co-designed junior line will be available in August; we can only hope bandage dresses for tweens are not part of the deal. [WWD]
The looks at this season’s Pet Fashion Week were basically upstaged by the models, who were, you know, cats and dogs. Seriously, only in Moscow. [The Guardian]
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, who’s making nude-photo headlines again as more au naturel shots of her hit the auction block, has trounced the Queen in this year’s highly anticipated “best hat wearer” contest. This woman is admirably versatile. [The Telegraph]