8 posts tagged "Chelsea Clinton"
She came, she saw, she married. After weeks of harried speculation—on everything from the dress to the guest list—Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, New York, this weekend. And despite early rumors of a dress by Oscar de la Renta (it was Hillary, the mother of the bride, who went the ODLR route), Clinton walked down the aisle in a strapless, full-skirted silk tulle and laser-cut organza gown by Vera Wang, with a blusher veil and open-toed shoes. (Marc, father of the bride Bill, and the groomsmen wore tuxes designed by Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, also a wedding guest.) Numerologists can debate the details—astrologer Susan Miller indulged in some planetary hand-wringing via Twitter, and pop culturites noted that another famous daughter, Lisa Simpson, was to be the weekend’s other bride—but we’ll confine ourselves to that dress. Ask us, and it was a pretty, proper, elegant choice—very Chelsea, in other words. What do you think? Did you like the look, or would you prefer something more unexpected?
Clinton wedding shakeup shocker: Chelsea to wear Vera Wang, not Oscar de la Renta, as previously reported?! WWD has its crack investigative team on the case. [WWD]
In less controversial news, Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating his label’s 25th anniversary with a retrospective scrapbook, chronicling his personal and professional life over the past two-plus decades. It will go on sale in Hilfiger stores next month—for a whopping $550. OK, maybe a little controversial, then. [WWD]
After yesterday’s surprise resignation from Vogue Russia editor in chief Aliona Doletskaya, her successor is already in place: former Tatler Russia editor in chief Victoria Davydova (left). Muscovites, as you were. [Daily Front Row]
Accessory designer Jérôme Dreyfuss has unveiled the first art installation in his recently opened Soho shop: a canopy of masking-tape flora and fauna created by artist Julien Gardair and inspired by Palm Springs (which also inspired Dreyfuss’ collection). [Coutorture via Racked]
And back to the controversy: Essence magazine, which caters to a largely African-American audience and celebrates black beauty and design, has hired a white fashion director, Elliana Placas. As you might imagine, some editors—including former Essence fashion director Michaela Angela Davis, who took to Facebook to air her grievances—are not pleased. [NY Post]
Welcome to the constellation, Nicolas Ghesquière: The Balenciaga designer will be honored with the Fashion Group International’s Superstar award this October. [WWD]
Speaking of awards, the newest Marc Jacobs store has already won one, and it’s not even open yet! The new MJ Collection flagship building in Tokyo’s Aoyama (rendering pictured at left), designed by Stephan Jaklitsch Architects, has earned an Award of Excellence from the American Institute of Architects. Its opening is planned for the fall. [WWD]
Calvin may have been key to the whole waif trend, but just ask current Calvin Klein Collection creative director Francisco Costa: It’s over. “She is very current, very beautiful, and very womanly,” he says of Lara Stone, who will helm all of the Klein universe’s Fall advertising. “It’s time for that persona and for that body. She’s divine, gorgeous, and we will support her in that.” [Vogue U.K.]
Diva throwdown: Kate and Naomi refuse to pose with Lady Gaga for the cover of i-D! [Racked]
And speculation is already rampant about the who’s, what’s, where’s, when’s, and why’s of Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming nuptials. It’s the ticket to get (one of about 400, to be exact) for the Washington season—Michaele Salahi, we expect you’re already all over this one. [NYT]