5 posts tagged "Charlotte Casiraghi"
The equestrian parade continues. The day after Givenchy’s horsey Fall collection, Gucci has announced that Monégasque princess Charlotte Casiraghi (above, at the Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge earlier this year) will be the face of its forthcoming equestrian-themed Forever Now campaign by photographer Peter Lindbergh. [Vogue U.K.]
In a candid moment, Stella McCartney acknowledged that she still finds the fashion industry “intimidating.” “I don’t go into shops much now, but I used to find it really daunting,” the designer said. McCartney has a shop of her own opening later this week: a second London outpost. [Vogue U.K.]
The cogitating around Raf Simons’ departure continues. In a new piece, the Times‘ Cathy Horyn considers the diminishing role of designers. “[You] sense that designers, their talents apart, are being used in a dreary chess game of brand power,” she writes. [NYT]
Speaking of designer change-ups, Maxime Simoens is reportedly leaving his position at Leonard. While the French designer retains his own namesake label, he is rumored to be in contact with Dior executives. [WWD]
The latest issue of V takes Spring’s print-mad looks out for a spin and finds they work great on both twiggy mannequin Jacquelyn Jablonski and plus-size stunner Crystal Renn (above). Finally, fashion everyone can wear—well, except anyone whose office mandates skirts longer than hip length.
Watch out, surfing—horseback riding could soon be fashion’s favorite aspirational sport. Charlotte Casiraghi‘s a fan, and fellow equestrian—and royal—Zara Phillips (her grandmum’s the Queen) has designed a line of riding togs for the British activewear brand Musto. We love the crop as an accessory. [WWD]
Speaking of accessories, a few brave fashion editors road-tested Louis Vuitton‘s famous bunny ears on the streets of New York. The takeaway? New Yorkers over the age of 5 are way too cool to acknowledge your outré headwear. [The Cut]
2009′s other unconventional accessory of choice, Alexander McQueen‘s aquatic-fang/disco-lobster shoes were apparently not such a hot commodity with Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly, and Sasha Pivovarova. The trio refused to walk the runway in the 10-inchers, citing hazards to their health. [Grazia]
Shop. Get coddled. [NYT]
“Really, what I’m aiming for is world domination!” Ever modest, Alexander McQueen prepares for greatness with his video runway show, to be streamed live from Paris on October 6. From the sound of it, watching the video from home may be even better than watching it in person. Whaddya say now, ticket holders? [WWD]
This mini Karl would make a chic stocking stuffer. Though, at around $200, perhaps your only stocking stuffer. [WWD]
is responsible for some green reading this fashion season: Ever Manifesto, the sustainably minded publication produced by Casiraghi’s “communications think tank,” will be available for perusal at Corso Como in Milan and Colette in Paris. We do love an eco-royal. Prince Charles, you may have some competition for our hearts.
There’s no question that storybook heiress Olympia Scarry can afford scads of lacy underthings; evidently, though, she prefers to do without. We like the tough/casual vibe she’s working, but we’re still deciding if the “commando” look is terrif or taboo. What do you think? See how Eugenie Niarchos, Margherita Missoni, and Charlotte Casiraghi are putting it together for the Venice Biennale in our party report.