6 posts tagged "Claridge’s"
If you can’t have an Alber Elbaz-designed Christmas tree, like the one he recently debuted for Claridge’s in London, at least you can have one of his Miss Lanvin dolls to put under your Douglas Fir. Just in time for the holidays, Elbaz has rolled out his 2012 collection of hand-decorated dolls, showcasing Lanvin gowns, gems, and sunglasses. Barbies these are not—the limited-edition porcelain dolls, taking leisure walks with their pink flamingos or hanging out Chez Lanvin with Alber, run up to $750. Manufacturer recommended age: 21 and up.
Miss Lanvin Dolls are available now at Lanvin.com.
Alber Elbaz Decks The Claridge’s Halls, The Vatican Doesn’t Like Benetton’s New “Unhate” Campaign, Rankin Debuts A New Magazine, And More…
John Galliano designed the Claridge’s Christmas tree for the past two years, but this year, Alber Elbaz has taken over the job. The tree will be decked “with marionettes wearing Elbaz’s take on Claridge’s staff uniforms.” The tree will be on display at the London hotel from November 22 through January 22. [WWD]
United Colors of Benetton’s new “Unhate” campaign has reportedly been condemned by the Vatican. The ad campaign features images of various political and religious groups locking lips. One image even shows Benedict XVI kissing Egyptian imam Ahmed Mohamed El-Tayeb. [Telegraph]
Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2012 sample collection was stolen yesterday in London. WWD reports today, however, that not all is lost. Apparently, “thieves made off with some ready-to-wear and accessories, but not the entire assortment,” and “Jacobs is said to have duplicates for many of the looks.” [WWD]
Dazed & Confused and Another magazine founder Rankin launched a new biannual fashion and lifestyle magazine today. Hunger‘s debut issue has one cover featuring Sky Ferreira and another featuring actor Rhys Ifans. Inside, you will find features with the likes of Heidi Klum, Cheryl Cole, Hayley Atwell, and more. [Dazed Digital]
The holiday season, apparently, begins now. Christmas is fast upon us, and two of Paris’ best are leading the charge: Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz was at Printemps to debut the his-and-hers puppet windows he’s created, while John Galliano’s designs for Claridge’s Christmas tree have just been released. His “Under the Sea” tree (left) will go up in the hotel on November 25. [WWD]
Editors: the New Celebrities. The Times weighs in on Dello Russo-ism. [NYT]
Congrats to the lucky winners at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards last night. Alber Elbaz—who can’t seem to take a wrong turn these days—bested Phoebe Philo, Christopher Bailey, and Isabel Marant for most influential designer of the year, Acne took most influential design team honors, and U.K. youth label People Tree was named most influential label. [Vogue U.K.]
Over at Pop, meanwhile, editor Dasha Zhukova has resigned, moving on to a hazily defined project in the “digital space.” [Catwalk Queen via Racked]