11 posts tagged "Costello Tagliapietra"
She’s more used to modeling designers’ work than designing pieces herself, but Karolina Kurkova took to the drawing board for her latest project. Kurkova was selected as one of ten guest designers by West Hollywood gallery owner Jean de Merry to design a custom piece in honor of the ten-year anniversary of his artisanal, made-to-order furniture line and store. “Jean will tell you, I was very hands-on with this,” Kurkova said of her ornate, towering lamp. “I wanted something to really represent a woman’s essence, from her curves on top to the strength of the base on the bottom. Even the crystals sewn into the fabric are all from the Czech Republic [her homeland]. Every piece of this design has a part of me.” With all proceeds benefiting the charity of the designer’s choice, the project attracted a motley crew of talent (known as the JDM Ten), including local interior design star Oliver Furth, L.A. native Irene Neuwirth, and Katherine Heigl.
Days away from his first Resort showing, Gregory Parkinson played on his love of prints and texture when designing his wood cabinetry. “My work is all about layering and mixing patterns and colors, and this really seemed to take that to the next level,” Parkinson said. “We’re bombarded with so much visually these days that it’s nice to have something that is just pretty…and functional as well.” Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, with typical wit, created a chair that was more like a throne. “It’s lyrical but it still sort of has that humor,” Tagliapietra said of its antler details, inspired by vintage photos the pair came across. “I like my furniture to have a personality. It’s not like a piece of clothing that you have the luxury of saying you’re not in the mood for.”
It’s a hat trick for Michael Kors: After being honored by the CFDA (with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award) and the Fragrance Foundation (with induction to the Fragrance Hall of Fame), Kors scored his third nod, from the Cancer Research Institute for his work raising awareness about and funds for breast cancer. [WWD]
Stella McCartney is expecting! The designer revealed yesterday she’s pregnant with her fourth sure-to-be-adorable child with husband Alasdhair Wills. Congrats to the happy couple (and to all those moms thrilled for what another kid might mean for the extension of Stella’s GapKids line). [Vogue U.K.]
Christophe Lemaire, while creative-directing Lacoste and preparing to take the reins at Hermès womenswear, has somehow found time to show his own collection off-schedule at Couture week. It marks his first runway showing since 2003. [WWD]
Disney’s Toy Story 3 comes out tomorrow, and to celebrate (and merchandise, of course) the event, Disney has tapped designers to create special tees based on the characters. Victor Glemaud took on cowboy Woody, Cassette Playa did astronaut Buzz, and Costello Tagliapietra, Hamm the pig. They’re all available now at Revolve Clothing. [Fashionista]
Beyoncé is reportedly retiring the “Single Ladies” dance. “Single Ladies” dance, we hardly knew ye! Actually, that’s not true—we knew ye pretty well. New York magazine took a moment to remember the highs and lows of the dance craze, and its finest practitioners (from Justin Timberlake to Liza Minnelli). [NY Mag]
Her influence on American fashion—via one customer in Washington in particular—is already outsized, and now it looks like her store may be, too. Chicago retailer Ikram Goldman is said to be shopping for a new, larger space in the Windy City. Will there be a private salon for you-know-who? [WWD]
There’s been no shortage of Maison Martin Margiela retrospectives, but the latest sounds like it should be a good one: Somerset House in London will display 20 years of MMM’s wares (including those from the time when there actually was a Margiela in the Maison). [Telegraph via Racked]
Haider Ackermann revealed that he’ll debut some men’s looks alongside the womenswear he’ll show in Florence at Pitti W. [WWD]
And if you’ve been waiting for Costello Tagliapietra’s collection to drop at Uniqlo, the wait is almost over: The slinky dresses from the bearish duo hit the racks tomorrow. [Stylelist]