September 3 2014

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4 posts tagged "Chanel Couture"

Lagerfeld On All Things Royal, Including Kate Middleton’s Backside, And More of Today’s Top Stories


Karl Lagerfeld had a busy weekend. In addition to preparing for the Chanel Couture show next month and hosting French television channel France 2′s coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the designer took a stab at sketching Her Majesty. Although he meant to showcase the Angela Kelly dress that the Queen wore to the affair, Lagerfeld added his own special touches, and tweeted the image once he was finished (pictured). [Telegraph]

In other Lagerfeld news, sketching the Queen wasn’t the only way that the designer proved he was a royal enthusiast. During the Diamond Jubilee coverage, he admitted that Kate Middleton’s rear end is as “lovely as her sister’s.” [Huff Po]

Mark Arbeit, George Holz, and Just Loomis are staging a Helmut Newton homecoming. Protégés of the photographer, they have co-curated an exhibit entitled Three Boys From Pasadena: A Tribute to Helmut Newton, which opens June 14 at the Williamson Gallery of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The location here is key, as Los Angeles was where the iconic lensman spent most of his life. [WWD]

Congratulations are in order for basketball star and fashion darling Amar’e Stoudemire. The Knicks star, who’s known to frequent fashion events, is engaged to be married to Alexis Welch, the mother of his three kids. Stoudemire popped the question in Paris during a romantic evening overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Could that be any cuter? [Page Six]

Jean Paul Gaultier is going co-ed again during Couture and skipping out on a runway show during the Paris menswear fashion week later this month. Despite being on the provisional menswear calendar, Gaultier will stage an all-day presentation of men’s ready-to-wear at his Paris showroom instead. [WWD]





A New Reality—And A New Reality Show—At Tokyo Fashion Week


There were a couple of reasons why Tiffany Godoy’s launch on Saturday night for the latest issue of her magazine The Reality Show made a perfect full-stop for Tokyo’s fashion week. The most obvious was that the theme of the magazine was a handful of stylish young Japanese women incorporating Chanel couture into their everyday wardrobe (like the one at left)—and the week was dominated by Karl Lagerfeld’s multi-event launch of his latest project, The Little Black Jacket, with Carine Roitfeld styling 120 men, women, and children in one of Chanel’s most iconic pieces of clothing.

But it was actually The Reality Show‘s launch party itself that had more to say about the state of Japanese fashion. There could not have been a more stylish Saturday night crowd anywhere in the world. Not in any forced, self-conscious way, but simply because of the seemingly effortless subtlety with which Tokyo kids incorporate a fashion statement into their everyday wear. It might be ski-derived, or collegiate, or goth, or just plain old denim-based, but it demands a double take every time. If there is something curatorial about it, it’s scarcely academic. To me, it reads like a natural expression of an ongoing fascination with all life’s intricacies, and, in the face of what Japan has been through in the past 12 months, that seems like an optimistic impulse. There were other obvious tokens of upbeat—Kim Jones, in Tokyo for Louis Vuitton, said the menswear collection had sold half a million euros’ worth its first day on the shop floor. The Ferrari shop at the end of main shopping drag Omotesando had a big SOLD OUT sign in its window. And Tokyo is still the greatest city in the world for creative merchandising. The customized fittings in a tiny shop called The Soloist, the latest venture from Number (N)ine’s Takahiro Miyashita, were things of breathtaking beauty. The newly opened Daikanyama branch of book chain Tsutaya is easily the most inspiring bookstore I’ve ever been into. Continue Reading “A New Reality—And A New Reality Show—At Tokyo Fashion Week” »

Pregnant Ambrosio On the Runway (Again), Versace Back At Couture, Tod’s New Capsule Collection, And More…


Alessandra Ambrosio walked the runway for Colcci in São Paulo over the weekend and showed off her baby bump. Ashton Kutcher, who is also a face of the brand, was in the audience. [Huff Po]

After an almost eight-year hiatus, Versace made its return to the Couture runways in Paris today. Donatella Versace called the beaded and embroidered looks “glamorous warriors.” [Telegraph]

Karl Lagerfeld has a new muse of sorts. While working on his Chanel Couture collection, the designer showed off his new kitten Choupette to WWD‘s Miles Socha. The fluffy white cat with blue eyes also shares his adoration for books and paper: “She eats paper,” says Lagerfeld. [WWD]

In celebration of Tod’s new capsule collection No_Code, designed for men and women, filmmaker Marcus Gaab created a short film featuring the loafers and boots. The collection is “designed for the cosmopolitan nomad in mind” and made to “transition easily from casual daytime use to more formal nocturnal scenarios,” according to Gaab. Watch the full film on Nowness. [Nowness]

Photo: Huff Po

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Audrey Tautou In Chanel Couture


A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. That’s just one of Coco Chanel’s many long-lived bons mots. Well, we’re going to wager that Mademoiselle Chanel would have been proud of her celluloid stand-in Audrey Tautou’s ensemble at last night’s Paris premiere of Coco Avant Chanel, which easily hit both marks. In the spirit of the legendary designer’s belief in ease, Tautou sported her couture dress—a strapless and bubble-skirted floral number (look 54 from Spring 2009)—with nary a hint of preciousness. She even topped it with a boyish little Chanel black leather jacket, sleeves nattily pushed up. (Hello, what’s more Coco than that?) With her cute cropped hair and minimal makeup, Tautou gets a big oui from us for a pretty perfect off-screen scene, but tell us what you think. Was Tautou perfectly cast ou non?