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April 19 2014

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Berlin Fashion Week’s Fine Print

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Berlin fashion week

As a writer, it was nice to see that the leading Fall ’14 trends during Berlin fashion week were homages to old-fashioned printed words and images. Almost every main show included black-and-white outfits with patterned sections containing actual lettering or imagery that could have been lifted from a newspaper page. Lala Berlin combined panels of pretty white silk and black lace, and pinned signs expounding the virtues of being wild but nice on the backs of its casually structured blazers and flowing coats. Marc Cain adorned a pencil skirt with a vintage New York Times photo of the Williamsburg Bridge. Hien Le, meanwhile, sent out black-and-white egg-shaped wool dresses, knee-length skirts, and boxy blazers for her, and matching sweaters that resembled an illustrator’s charcoal shading paper for him. [ep_anouí] by Eva Poleschinski presented white leather tulip skirts paired with chiffon blouses covered in cursive black scrawl (including a coded charcoal love note to Cy Twombly). Vladimir Karaleev’s graceful, oragami-esque folds of cream-colored felt and silk could have been a frustrated writer’s crumpled blank page. As for the reportage that writers would broadcast about fabric, the big buzz was the appearance of Elizabeth Hurley wearing—hold the presses—black leather leggings and a white top with Morse code-like dots.

For a behind-the-scenes look at Berlin Fashion Week’s street style, parties, and beyond, click through our slideshow.

Photo: Courtesy Photos

Angelina Jolie And Sarah Jessica Parker Take the Same Role, Lanvin Eyes Shades Business, And More…

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Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker have tied for the top of Forbes‘ ranking of Hollywood’s richest actresses: Both bring in annual earnings of $30 million. The Louis Vuitton campaign star (Jolie) had a good year with high-paying roles in Salt and The Tourist, while Parker makes her money largely from Sex and the City reruns. [Vogue.U.K.]

It’s no optical illusion: Lanvin is doing eyewear. The fashion house signed a deal with Italy’s De Rigo Vision SpA, who also has license agreements with brands like Givenchy and Carolina Herrera. The first batch of shades and prescription frames is due out in December, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. [WWD]

Missed the Moss-Hince nuptials? Terry Richardson shares a few shots from the big day for all those whose invitations were, ahem, lost in the post. [Fashionologie]

And sad news from the art world: American artist Cy Twombly died in Rome yesterday, at the age of 83. [NYT]

Photo: Venturelli / Wire Image