14 posts tagged "Couture Spring 2009"
We had the scoop in our party report, but now it’s official: Dasha Zhukova, London’s hottest Russian transplant and art star, will take Katie Grand’s abandoned spot at Pop. We have until September 1 to await the first issue. [WWD]
Gisele and Tom tied the knot in Santa Monica last night, and even though the ceremony was small, Gisele’s Dolce & Gabbana dress was not. We’re talking big skirt, long train, satin roses, floor-length veil, and, of course, Dolce lace dog collars for the pooches. Tom, we guess, was in full pads. [Us Weekly]
Ellen von Unwerth’s behind-the-scenes shots at last month’s Couture shows are of the goofy, fantastic variety. We like Erin Heatherton doing a fish face, but we love Tanya Dziahileva towering over Anna Piaggi. [The Moment]
“This is what I do after 6 p.m.,” says Marco de Vincenzo of the debut haute couture collection he presented in Paris this week—a patchwork of narrow, figure-hugging stripe dresses in a play of soft and stiff coated jersey. De Vincenzo, who will soon be 31, moved to Rome at the age of 18 to attend the European Institute of Design. He joined Fendi’s design team immediately after completing a Fashion and Costume Design degree, and he has been the right hand of Silvia Venturini Fendi, working on the house’s accessories for the past eight years. “I made it all alone in Rome in my room with one dressmaker,” says de Vincenzo of the 20-piece collection he showed at the Espace Commines. His work with Fendi is still ongoing, a job that he says inspires his “passion for material research.” That’s evident in his runway debut: De Vincenzo cut out every narrow jersey stripe himself and sewed them together for a patchwork of matte contrasting with shine, soft playing off stiff that hugs curves and creates a play of light and shadow. “I like to take one fabric and use it two different ways for an optical effect,” he explains. In a Spring season where many designers are trying out longer recession-appropriate lengths, de Vincenzo remains an unapologetic leg man. His sexy, hourglass shapes go from short to microscopic. “I like sexy, but with a concept so that it’s modern,” he says. “I’ve always been inspired by Gianni Versace, but I also like Margiela.”
You could tell something was up from the first strains of Klaus Nomi’s “The Cold Song” on the soundtrack at Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion’s former enfant terrible was having an eighties moment in a major way. A roll call of the era’s icons made appearances: paparazzi angling for a shot of Kylie Minogue in the front row; more musical exuberance courtesy of Kate Bush; and, in the most dramatic coup, Lagerfeld’s longtime muse and the former face of France, Inès de la Fressange, working the runway to roaring applause. It was a stirring way to recapture the magic of one of couture’s golden ages, and from the audience’s reaction it was thrilled to see her again. Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, and now Inès—do we smell another modeling comeback story?