19 posts tagged "Damien Hirst"
London’s Mount Street, which has seen a recent influx of luxury retailers, will welcome a Celine shop in the coming months. The LVMH-owned label closed its only London location back in July 2009, shortly after the appointment of creative director Phoebe Philo. [Vogue U.K.]
Maxime Simoens may have parted ways with French label Leonard earlier this month, but LVMH’s Bernard Arnault is reportedly investing in the young designer’s namesake line. Arnault’s usual acquisitions include international luxury brands such as Bulgari, which LVMH purchased last year—which makes Simoens an interesting investment choice. At this time, WWD could not obtain further details. [WWD]
For the alternative bride, Topshop has announced a bridal collection designed by Richard Nicoll. Though no photos have surfaced, the collection is set to hit stores in June. Don’t expect too many girlish frills from Nicoll. [Grazia Daily]
Art-world phenom Damien Hirst reportedly customized a baby monitor for Victoria and David Beckham, whose daughter Harper Seven is now eight months old. Experts say the monitor is valued upwards of £10,000, which means it might just be the most expensive baby monitor in existence. [Daily Mail]
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.
Baby Beyoncé Was Born, Cynthia Rowley And Olaf Breuning Collaborate On A Damien Hirst Dress, Tom Ford’s Spring ’12 Campaign, And More…
Beyoncé finally gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital. There have been numerous names floating around, but Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed the name is Blue Ivy Carter. [Styelite]
In her new book, Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, Sally Bedell Smith reveals a completely different side to Her Royal Highness than most are familiar with. The book, in stores Tuesday, includes stories of the Queen blowing bubbles at a birthday party, using a toolkit to decorate diamond tiaras, and crawling on her stomach to stalk stags in the Scottish Highlands. [WWD]
In celebration of the Damien Hirst retrospective, The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011, which opens January 12 at all 11 Gagosian galleries, Cynthia Rowley and artist Olaf Breuning created a Damien Hirst-inspired dress. The silk jersey T-shirt dress, available exclusively at Colette, has a screen-printed image of a nude figure with Hirst’s signature colorful spots, which Breuning portrayed in his recent exhibition The Art Freaks. [@Cynthia_Rowley]
Tom Ford decided to get behind the camera again to shoot models Mirte Maas and Mathias Bergh in Palms Springs for his Spring 2012 ad campaign. The “playful, ubeat images” will be in magazines in March. [WWD]
Mother of Pearl’s Maia Norman—surfer chick-turned-fashion designer—always puts Mother Earth first. So for her dinner in London last night, she chose Senkai, the Japanese restaurant that sources all of its food locally and abides by a sustainable and ethical menu. “You have to respect nature and heed its power,” Norman said over salad and sushi. “When I design, I think of the elements. When I am out there surfing, I need to be insulated from the wind and the water. When I am on my motorbike, I need to be well protected and padded if I ever fall off. I think there are so many of us whose clothes need to conform to their lifestyle, not vice versa.” That may explain why her profile is growing swiftly in Asia and the Middle East.
Norman’s clothes—leathers and cashmeres in Smartie candy shades—conform to the less sporting part of her own lifestyle: her long relationship with husband Damien Hirst. Artist collaborations have become a calling card of the line (in the past, she has worked with the likes of Jim Lambie and Fiona Banner), and last night she offered a glimpse into the the Fall ’12 collection she’s currently preparing: its visiting artist is New York sensation Fred Tomaselli. “Fred is a good friend and his work is wild, inspiring. I asked him once, twice, and three times to collaborate—each time he said no. Finally, years on, he had a change of heart and said yes.”
Reason enough for friends like Lulu Kennedy, Polly Morgan, Richard Mortimer, and Pam Hogg to raise a glass. Hogg had something to celebrate, too: One of her pieces just made the cover of British Vogue. Gisele is wearing “leggings I made eight years ago!” she revealed. “It’s amazing that they liked them enough to keep them that long.”
Gap T-shirts just got a lot edgier, thanks to the new Cover Versions project by Dazed & Confused. In celebration of the magazine’s 20th anniversary issue, Gap produced five limited-edition tees featuring funky, reinterpreted versions of original Dazed covers by artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Marnie Weber, Dennis Rudolph, Mark Titchner, and Neal Fox. For the actual Cover Versions exhibition, a total of 20 artists sorted through the mag’s archives and reimagined some of its already not-so-typical issues, with famous cover stars like Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Damien Hirst, and Eminem.
The cover boys and girls of the October anniversary issue are Riccardo Tisci (who guest-art-directed the issue) and his muses, Mariacarla Boscono and Saskia de Brauw. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a T-shirt for that one just yet.
T-shirts are now available for pre-order at Colette.