24 posts tagged "Chris Benz"
Phillip Lim, Behnaz Sarafpour, Chris Benz, Band of Outsiders, Costello Tagliapietra, and Erin Fetherston are some of the 28 designers taking legal action against bankrupt Chicago boutique Jake. They may not get their money back, but they’re loving their newfound community. That’s sweet, but we imagine they’d really love a non-bouncing check. [WWD]
Mike Albo visits affordable work gear emporium Syms and finds purses Lauren Conrad could have designed. If she was drunk and wielding a crayon. [NYT]
Juergen Teller and Marc Jacobs, eleven years and still going strong. The photog revisits the hits from his decade-plus collaboration with Jacobs, from the “hardcore” Dakota Fanning ads to—his personal favorite—shots of a naked Charlotte Rampling. [The Moment]
Included in the Telegraph‘s “ten anti-trends for winter” must-buy classics are the top, the skirt, and the trousers. Why, yes, we were planning on incorporating those somewhere in our fall wardrobe. Thanks! [Telegraph]
Read here for updates on Daisy Lowe and her sawdust toilet. Oh, yeah, and her new jewelry for Swarovski. [W Editors’ Blog]
In Los Angeles for a little summer vacay, Chris Benz descended upon West Hollywood boutique Beckley last night for a trunk show featuring his Fall ’09 collection. “I definitely see someone from L.A. gravitating toward some of the lighter silks in the line,” said Benz. But it’s not all work for the newly minted member of the CFDA. With BFF Eva Amurri in tow, Benz couldn’t help but mention how excited he was for his upcoming Disneyland visit, just one of many SoCal faves on the agenda. Asked if it was his first time there, Benz replied, “Oh God no. It’ll definitely be a highlight of this trip, though.”
JCPenney comes to the Manhattan Mall. Prices are low, customer service is award-winning, and goods will be replenished around the clock. Take that, recession! But, are you willing to shop in Herald Square? [WWD]
And yet…most stores are going empty. Turns out JCPenney’s big opening is an anomaly: From “chain outlets to family-run shops,” businesses “have started to disappear.” Sigh. [NYT]
The notion that Kate Moss sparks trends is hardly new—see pirate boots, cutoffs, vintage dresses on the red carpet, etc. And it seems the supermodel’s innate style is more compelling than ever for designers as well as consumers. Case in point: the Gloria Swanson-channeling look she dreamed up with Marc Jacobs to wear to the Costume Institute Gala in May. A line-for-line copy made an appearance in Jacobs’ Resort collection, and we’ve glimpsed its shadow several times throughout the Cruise season—in the use of lamé at Roksanda Ilincic and Chris Benz and in the shimmering one-shoulder silhouettes at Michael Kors and Alexander Wang. And then there’s her turban, a version of which turned up at Yigal Azrouël topping a draped wrap dress—minus the Harry Winston sapphire, of course. Whether it’s all a case of direct homage or just something in the air, Kate as usual was the first to distill the mood.
Will you be adopting Moss’ silent film star look? Click for a slideshow and let us know.