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August 23 2014

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40 posts tagged "Chanel Iman"

For Your Eyes Only

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Chanel Iman in Spectral

If the Stepford wives wore Louis Vuitton, you might expect them to look exactly like the models in Spectral, the film that Jenna Elizabeth has made for VFiles and California-based (but Italian-made) eyewear label SHAUNS. Set to premiere during a party at the Tribeca Grand tonight, the film stars Chanel Iman, who undergoes an unusual eye exam. (Get it? Because it’s an eyewear brand?) During the procedure, Iman has a series of decidedly trippy (but curiously fashionable) flashbacks—one of which debuts exclusively below. The full film will be released tomorrow on vfiles.com.

From the Catwalk to the Carpet: Models Take Over at Cannes

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Doutzen Kroes, Joan Smalls, and Barbara Palvin in Cannes

Every year, the crème de la crème of the film industry get glammed up to hobnob and vamp for the paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival. While A-listers such as Jessica Chastain, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan, and Zoe Saldana have made an impressive showing thus far, they’ve arguably been eclipsed by the contingent of top-tier catwalkers who have flocked to the red carpets en masse. Yesterday, in particular, was a model-watcher’s paradise, with the likes of Joan Smalls, Petra Nemcova, Barbara Palvin, Chanel Iman, Jessica Hart, and Erin Heatherton posing for the cameras like the pros that they are. Milla Jovovich, Liya Kebede, and Doutzen Kroes were snapped multiple times earlier in the week, and Yasmin Warsame and Irina Lazareanu made some memorable cameos, too. Presumably, even more runway regulars will turn up at the amfAR blowout on Thursday—we’ve got it on authority that Liu Wen and Karolina Kurkova are already in town. Sorry, starlets. When it comes to posing and strutting in borrowed gowns, models simply do it best.

Photos: Getty Images

Designer Diary: Jason Wu’s Postcard from Coachella

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Last weekend, Jason Wu headed to Indio to experience Coachella for the very first time. Here, the designer shares the details of his festival adventure, exclusively with Style.com.

I was very excited to be a first-timer at Coachella this year. It is always so inspiring to see new things, and after hearing so much about it from friends, I decided to take the plunge! I arrived at the Parker Palm Springs and was greeted by its iconic white façade and orange doors. The weather was a delightful ninety degrees, which was a welcomed change from the often rainy New York we’ve been seeing this year.

On day one, I immediately ran into a familiar face: Chanel Iman! We’ve been friends since we were both just starting out in the industry. We haven’t seen each other since my Fall 2013 show, where she made a rare runway comeback for old times’ sake!

One of the bands I was most excited to see, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, take the stage in front of a throng of fans.

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JC Penney Teams Up With Georgina Chapman

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The latest evidence of JC Penney’s aspirations to raising its fashion profile: A new campaign lensed by Craig McDean, styled by Alex White, and starring runway regulars Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman, and Jac Jagaciak. The occasion: The retailer’s new Pearl by Georgina Chapman line. The collection, which will be available online this weekend and will hit nearly 530 JC Penney stores on March 1, aims to provide a similar red carpet romance as Chapman’s Marchesa at an accessible price point. “I’m very specific in my vision,” said Chapman, who was in rainy L.A. preparing for the Oscars when she spoke to Style.com. “Craig’s photographs are extraordinary and I’ve always wanted to work with him. He’s capable of doing anything and really captured the high-fashion sensibility of the line.” Chapman asserted that her “specific vision” applied to the creation of the range, too. Explaining that she hadn’t considered doing a high-street collaboration before JC Penney approached her, the designer stressed that she made no sacrifices and included luxe details like corseting, organza ruffles, and Chantilly lace in her first installment of the eveningwear line, which will range from $50 to $250 per piece.

“Pearl skews a little bit younger [than Marchesa],” said Chapman, noting that she designed it with her three stepdaughters in mind. (“They’re a little young for Marchesa.”) Stores will introduce around 15 new Pearl styles each month, and in some locations, the range will be housed in special, chandelier-adorned boutiques within JC Penney. Chapman has signed a multiyear contract with the retailer, and said that the project’s longer-term commitment was part of what attracted her. The fact that the partnership has a charitable aspect also made it a draw: JC Penney will be inviting customers to round up their Pearl purchases to the nearest dollar to benefit Chapman’s charity, the Pearl Fund, which helps girls to obtain scholarships. When asked how she felt the partnership would affect the Marchesa line (which she designs with Keren Craig), Chapman offered, “I don’t think it will. It’s a completely different attitude and price point. It’s easier. The clothes are grab-and-go. And they won’t break the bank.” Take a peek at Pearl’s new campaign images, which debut here on Style.com.

Photo: Craig McDean

Jason Wu Celebrates With His Other First Lady, Stephanie Seymour

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Publicists tend to use the phrase “intimate dinner” loosely on invitations, and you can usually take “intimate” to mean they invited just under five hundred people and twice as many photographers. But the cozy supper that Cindi Leive hosted for Jason Wu last night at The Beatrice Inn had a genuine friends-and-family feeling. That’s provided your friends and family include, as Wu’s do, Chanel Iman, Bryanboy, and Stephanie Seymour, the star of the designer’s newly minted ad campaign. Bryanboy, a fashion-show fixture these last few seasons, mentioned that he’ll be missing Milan and Paris this time around, as he’ll be busy filming new episodes of America’s Next Top Model in L.A. We imagine @stefanogabbana is breaking out the sad-face emoticon as we speak. Leive decided to throw the bash on the spur of the moment to celebrate Wu’s coup in dressing Michelle Obama for the inauguration. “I know you don’t like to bask,” the Glamour editor said, addressing the guest of honor in a brief speech before dinner. “Oh no,” Wu interjected, “I like to bask.”

Photo: Clint Spaulding / PatrickMcMullan.com