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26 posts tagged "Coco Chanel"

LFW Preview: Holly Fulton


In a new series, drops in on a few of London’s hottest young talents to find out what’s in store. Next up: Holly Fulton, who presents her collection tomorrow.

Holly Fulton found her inspiration for Fall 2011 while fishing in Scotland. Not the most glamorous of trips—until you hear that it’s the same place a certain Mademoiselle Chanel also frequented with her lover, the Duke of Westminster. (It’s where she developed her love of tweed.) Reading Justine Picardie’s recent biography of Coco, Fulton was intrigued by the effect these breaks from Paris had on Chanel. “It was said she was a different woman when she was there,” the designer explains. “Really relaxed. That’s what set it off in my head.”

In Fulton’s head, of course, Chanel was a little wilder. She conceived an image of “Coco relaxing in Scotland among friends…maybe having taken some magic mushrooms and tripping out a little bit in the Highlands!” It might take a strong dose to come up with all the references Fulton makes in the new collection, from Marie Antoinette and Scarlett O’Hara to illustrator Heinz Edelmann’s work on the Beatles’ animated Yellow Submarine—”That’s become a major section of new-tech prints, quite psychedelic and full-on,” she notes—and the Pop artist Tom Wesselmann, whose smoking lips feature in another set of prints as well as in Perspex jewelry. (Red lipstick is a Fulton trademark; hers is Chanel’s Audace.) Continue Reading “LFW Preview: Holly Fulton” »

Costuming Coco


Coco Chanel has been all over the box office lately—played first by Audrey Tautou in Coco Before Chanel and, this September, by house favorite Anna Mouglalis in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. The latter has Coco in medias res at Chanel, which means a great wardrobe—and a pretty big challenge for costumers Chattoune Bourrec and Fabien Esnard-Lascombe, who work under the name Chattoune & Fab. But as they told, they had a little help from a ponytailed guardian angel. “Karl has an inspiration cupboard where he keeps little prized vintage tokens—not all of them Chanel—but just special little finds that he uses to help him. He opened that up to us and said ‘Help yourselves,’ ” Bourrec says. A gallery of their designs for the film are now on view over at the English mag’s site, which should just about hold you over until the flick’s 9/28 wide release.

Photo: Chattoune & Fab/

The Blow Collection Gets A New Home, The Cocos Face Off, Maryna On Screen, And More…


Buried at the bottom of Suzy Menkes’ article on Goyard is this plum revelation: Daphne Guinness (pictured) has snapped up the entire Isabella Blow wardrobe that was slated to hit the auction block at Christie’s! They say money can’t buy you taste, but it sure can help you express it. [IHT]

WWD rounds up the most recent Coco Chanel portrayers for a side-by-side comparison. The biggest surprise? We kinda like Shirley MacLaine! [WWD]

Scouts in Chicago bring you the latest on the windows at Ikram: They’re now showing Rodarte alongside CdG and Alaïa. MObama-ologists are furiously at work determining what, if anything, this means for the FLOTUS’ future outfit choices. [Racked]

SHOWstudio’s Nick Knight, Jimmy Choo’s Tamara Mellon, and Jaeger and Aquascutum’s Harold Tillman were all recognized by her Highness the Queen of England at her birthday honors. Knight and Mellon received OBEs; Tillman received a CBE. [Vogue U.K.]

And Maryna Linchuk is extending her résumé: She’s got a part in Sofia Coppola’s upcoming Somewhere, where she plays a seductress. A stretch, we’re sure. [Fashionologie]

Photo: Nick Harvey / WireImage

The Bride Wore Givenchy, Sunday-Morning Dolce, And More…


Friends in High Places, Part I: Lara Stone (pictured, with fiancé David Walliams) reveals that Riccardo Tisci—who gave the model her first big break in a Givenchy Couture show—will be designing her wedding dress. Commence turning green…now. [Interview]

Friends in High Places, Part II: Those front-row scenesters that seem to have shown up at every NYFW runway, presentation, party, and after-party? WWD has helpfully chronicled their itineraries and ranked them for your envying pleasure. Justin Theroux, Leigh Lezark, that girl from Grey’s Anatomy—they’re all here. Our only quibble: Where’s Jared Leto? [WWD]

One to add to the fashion reading list circa 2011 or so: Antigone in Vogue, University of Nebraska professor Rhonda Garelick’s book on Coco Chanel and European politics, which has just been sold to Random House. And look for the adorable Audrey Tautou film adaptation a few years after that. [Mediabistro via Racked]

The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced that Anna Wintour will be inducted into the Editors Hall of Fame at the 2010 ASME Awards. [WWD]

Dolce & Gabbana and D&G are the latest two labels to bring the runway to you: The Fall 2010 shows for both will be live-streamed to smart phones at D&G’s is at 10 a.m. EST on February 25 and Dolce’s at 8 a.m. EST on the 28th—a little rough for a Sunday, but no one said this fashion game was easy.

Photo: Courtesy of Mulberry

Blasblog: 24 Hours in the Capital with LSD


Yes, I am an absolute New Yorker to the jaded core. But ever since I took a very touching field trip to the nation’s capital as a boy, I’ve also been a very big fan of Washington, D.C.. So when Vogue‘s Lauren Santo Domingo invited me to tag along on a day trip down to the District of Columbia, I quickly signed up.

We left Thursday morning, and after a train ride spent gabbing and reading the most embarrassing sort of tabloid literature, hit the town and went straight for the new National Museum of the American Indian. It’s rich in the history of nearly every tribe in the Western Hemisphere, not to mention rich in style ideas: Some of those Indians had major beaded belts and moccasins.

Next we hit up a sports bar for burgers and to catch up on local news, which was roughly 50 percent coverage of the White House party crashers and 50 percent coverage of Tiger Woods’ many alleged mistresses. Finally, it was off to Lauren’s party for Tiffany & Co., where the LSD dressed a few models and regaled D.C.’s chicest ladies with a few fashion bons mots. “Coco Chanel used to say, before you leave the house take one thing off; now I say, when you’re on your way out put one more thing on!” But the highlight was meeting the sort of ladies that will no doubt be the next pack of Bravo reality stars. Our nation’s capital can churn out Real Housewives to rival New York’s, New Jersey’s, or Atlanta’s—including party-crasher (and Bravo contractee) Michaele Salahi, who didn’t make an appearance. I don’t think she was invited to the cocktail party, but as we all know…

Photo: Tony Powell / Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.