July 30 2014

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The Supes Come Out for a Cause


Christy Turlington Burns, Roger Ross Williams

Last night, just in time for Mother’s Day, Christy Turlington Burns and Citizens of Humanity debuted the short documentary Every Mile, Every Mother, the former’s latest directorial effort. Also on hand in the Soho House cinema was Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams, screening his new work, Tutu: The Essence of Being. Karlie Kloss and Dree Hemingway both turned out to support the supe, and’s associate news editor, Katharine K. Zarrella, moderated a discussion between Turlington Burns and Williams on filmmaking and philanthropy. Turlington Burns, who was recently named one of the Time 100 for her charitable work, spoke frankly about the transition from A-list model to advocate: “For a long time I did feel like I had to separate [fashion] from the person I wanted to become. But this morning I was somebody else, and yesterday I was somebody else.” When asked whether she was daunted by the prospect of debuting her film alongside the Oscar vet, Williams quickly interjected, “You should be asking me how it feels to debut my film alongside one of the most beautiful women in the world.” Despite the shorts’ seemingly disparate subject matter (Every Mile offers an emotional look at a team running for Turlington Burns’ maternal health charity, Every Mother Counts, in the Hood to Coast relay race; Tutu is a hopeful snapshot of Bishop Desmond Tutu and his wife, Leah), Williams offered up the unifying factor: “It’s about speaking out. It’s about not being silent.”

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Jessica Stam Joins the LPD Dream Team


LPD's Stam Shirt

What does Jessica Stam have in common with Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Riccardo Tisci, and Dries Van Noten? The model can now claim an LPD New York T-shirt boldly emblazoned with her last name and birth year (’86) in black. Last night, Stam and LPD founder Benjamin Fainlight hosted friends including Jennifer Fisher and Athena Calderone at The Jane hotel to celebrate the launch of the new “Team Stam” collaboration jersey that will benefit the catwalker’s charity of choice, Many Hopes, which invests in sustainable community development in Kenya. One hundred percent of the proceeds from each shirt will go to the foundation. “My friend connected me with Stam and thought there was potential to use LPD and her shared platform to give back to a really great cause,” Fainlight told

Over the past year, LPD New York’s novelty tees have developed a cult following with the street-style set, and Fainlight recently expanded beyond designers’ names with the Artist Series, which includes Hirst, Pollock, and Warhol styles. Beginning with Team Stam, we think Fainlight is onto something with models—who wouldn’t want to advertise their allegiance to Team Campbell, Team Moss, or Team Smalls? The designer hinted, “Well, I can’t give away too much, but I might just have that same concept coming out with a prevalent online retailer [chances are it's Net-a-Porter] that has been amazing about supporting the brand and giving us a global stage.” Building off of this idea, Stam suggested, “It would be neat if other philanthropic models like Liya Kebede, Christy Turlington Burns for Every Mother Counts, and Karlie Kloss for FEED got involved in another round of shirts.”

A potential model series isn’t the only project in the pipeline for LPD. On Friday evening, the label will stage its first NYFW concept presentation in conjunction with Conflict of Interest (known for its witty fashion T-shirts splashed with puns like “Ballinciaga” or “Ill Slander”). At the Spring ’14 show, Fainlight will debut a full cut-and-sewn collection including tailored outerwear, knitwear, and trousers that reportedly focuses on unorthodox finishings and treatments. “I really wanted to play with the conventions of streetwear and incorporate high-fashion concepts,” Fainlight said. “I think this new direction will show people that we’re a lot more than a T-shirt brand.”

Photo: Courtesy of LPD NYC

Photo: Courtesy of LPD NYC

The Baguette Prepares For Its Big Birthday, And More Of The Day’s Top Stories…


Want to learn the lessons of the Marina Abramovic Foundation today? The Abramovic Method is now being taught at Milan’s Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea. The two-and-a-half-hour course includes instruction on sitting motionless for hours on end. [Art Info]

Hard to believe, but the Fendi Baguette (pictured) is coming up on 15. In celebration of its big birthday, Rizzoli will publish an illustrated guide to one of the original It bags, and Fendi will reissue six limited-edition versions in June. [WWD]

Christy Turlington Burns has two kids but no Mother’s Day plans—for a reason. As the brains behind the nonprofit Every Mother Counts, she will take part in a special initiative called “No Mother’s Day,” to highlight the plight of mothers who have lost their lives during pregnancy and childbirth. [Vogue U.K.]

The latest fashion week to get its dates readjusted? Australia’s. The event’s organizers are expected to announce the movement of the Spring shows from early May (this year’s shows just recently closed) to late March. Many believe that the current timing of the Sydney shows is too late for the Australian buying cycle. [WWD]

After Monday night’s Met Ball, images of Carey Mulligan in her shimmering Prada dress were everywhere, including on’s home page. Not too worry, it could be hanging in your very own closet—it’s up for sale on eBay right now (current bid: $1,025), with all proceeds benefiting Oxfam America. [eBay]




Photo: Frederic Boyadjian / WWD




BLK DNM’s cross-platform plan for world domination continues. Johan Lindeberg’s men’s and women’s label, which puts out a printed gazette and a series of videos in addition to clothes and accessories—and, during fashion week, opened the doors of its first store—recently launched its own blog, The journal offers a look behind the scenes at the line’s process, and also brings in collaborators to spread their chosen messages. Today, the first in a series of mini-shoots created especially for BLK DNM Closeup by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The point, explained the label’s Max Vallot, is to harness the power of social media to help effect change. The first installment, published today, spotlights Christy Turlington Burns (wearing Coat 6 by BLK DNM) and her organization, Every Mother Counts, dedicated to fighting preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. “Strong and independent women have always been an inspiration for Johan,” Vallot explained.

Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin / Courtesy of BLK DNM

Miss Piggy’s Having A Moment, Steven Meisel’s Faux Ads For W, Christy Turlington Laces Up For The NYC Marathon, And More…


Fashion is Miss Piggy-ing out these days. The savvy swine, who plays a Paris Vogue editor in the upcoming Muppets film, was the highlight of Opening Ceremony’s FNO festivities, and now she’s the subject of an eight-page editorial in InStyle‘s November issue. Up next: a MAC Cosmetics line she collaborated on, and she’s set to be a guest judge on Project Runway All-Stars. [WWD]

Can you pick out the real ads versus the fake ones lensed by Steven Meisel in W‘s new art issue? Hint: There’s one promoting the fake scent La Femme. Otherwise, the ads, starring a series of boldface names like Joan Rivers, Karen Elson, and Linda Evangelista, are pretty believable as the real thing. [Hint]

Christy Turlington Burns will join the ranks of fellow model-marathoners likes Agyness Deyn and Natalia Vodianova when she runs the New York City Marathon on November 6. Turlington Burns, along with nine of her friends, is running to raise awareness for the Every Mother Counts charity. [WWD]

3,400 gems, including 71 carats worth of diamonds, make up the Fantasy Treasure Bra (which took more than 500 hours to create) that Miranda Kerr is set to wear in next month’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Now that’s what we would call a treasure chest. [Page Six]