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July 23 2014

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2 posts tagged "Craig Redman"

Fifteen Years Of Colette In 150 One-Eyed Collaborators

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Sarah Andelman’s pathbreaking Paris boutique Colette celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and the fêtes are already well under way. The crowning bash will be an enormous carnival in the Tuileries, with booths and stalls by the store’s friends and vendors. But before that, Andelman turned to illustrator Craig Redman, creator of the cult-followed blog Darcel Disappoints, with whom she’s collaborated on everything from merchandise to Christmas cards over the years. (Style.com fans may remember Darcel as the hero of our Paris map in the first issue of Style.com/Print.) Redman set out to illustrate 150 of Colette’s fans and supporters, Darcel-ized. The exhibition, 150/15, opens today at the store and runs through March 31.

In honor of the event, we asked Andelman to select five of her favorites from the show. Click here to see her picks and her comments, or hit play above to watch a preview teaser Redman created. And if you do make it to Colette, keep an eye out for Style.com’s own Tim Blanks and Tommy Ton illustrated among the madding crowd.

150/15 runs through March 31 at Colette, 213 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, www.colette.fr.

Video: Craig Redman

Kanye West’s Shoe Collab, Christopher Kane For Dior? And More

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Kanye West is prepping to show his second collection in Paris, but in between working on his own line, he collaborated with Aussie label Dion Lee on footwear. West’s black pointed-toe heels were part of Dion Lee’s debut presentation at London fashion week. [Grazia Daily]

It has been a year since John Galliano’s departure from Dior, and his shoes still remain unfilled. The latest name to be thrown in the hat for the job? Christopher Kane. Suzy Menkes writes, “The collaboration between Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane with his sister Tammy is a sweet reminder of the Gianni Versace/Donatella years. But what if—as the rumor mill claims—Mr. Kane has been put up for the Dior job? There will be yet another round of musical chairs.” [NYT]

Today, Topshop announced plans to open a Los Angeles 25,000-square-foot space next year at The Grove. An L.A. store would be the British retailer’s fourth location in the United States, following a Las Vegas spot opening next month. [WWD]

Photo: Neil Rasmus / BFAnyc.com