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4 posts tagged "Darren Aronofsky"

Doutzen Delivers, Cassel For YSL, And More…


The model baby boom continues: Doutzen Kroes and Sunnery James welcomed baby boy Phyllon (pronounced Fillen) today in Amsterdam. Victoria’s Secret better look into a daycare center. [Modelinia]

Darren Aronofsky and Vincent Cassel have swapped ballet for perfume. The Black Swan director and his star collaborated on a video for Yves Saint Laurent’s La Nuit de L’Homme, a manly fragrance, sans doute. [WWD]

Oscar de la Renta has had less than fawning things to say about the First Lady’s fashion choices in the past, and his response to her recent red and black Alexander McQueen dress was no different. “My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade…. Why do you wear European clothes?” he asked WWD. Meanwhile, the frock in question has a battalion of fans, from Cathy Horyn to Robin Givhan. MObama: 1, ODLR: 0? [WWD]

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Freja Channels Patti, Ten Years Of Marc By Marc, Iman’s Man, And More…


The reign of Patti Smith rages on. The eternally cool rocker-poet is up for the National Book Award tomorrow night—Just Kids, her memoir of her early years with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, is a finalist for the nonfiction category—and she’s the inspiration for yet another editorial in the new issue of VMan, on stands November 11. Freja Beha Erichsen takes the role of Patti (left) and Christian Brylle does a fairly convincing Mapplethorpe—all the more convincing because he actually shot the spreads himself. [VMan]

Turning ten is almost on trend these days! First there was, then 10, then SHOWstudio, and now Marc by Marc Jacobs is celebrating a decade in the business. WWD checks in with Marc Jacobs international president Robert Duffy—the mastermind behind MMJ—who reminisces on the early years, the inspiration behind it, and why he’s never going to spend $300 for a pair of jeans. In honor of the anniversary, a capsule collection of the best Marc by Marc pieces from the past ten years hits the floor this spring. [WWD]

Words of wisdom from her diva-ness, Iman: “Alexander Wang is one of my favorites. But he is like my daughter. He is like 12.” [Harper’s Bazaar via Racked]

Words of wisdom from her other diva-ness, Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani: “I personally think that TV shows about fashion are generally boring.” [Styleite]

And in sad news: Fashion favorite Rachel Weisz and her partner of nine years, Darren Aronofsky, are splitting up. Apparently, they’ve been separated for months and some sources say that Weisz is currently dating Daniel Craig. [TMZ]

Photo: Christian Brylle/Courtesy of VMAN

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Black Swan In Red


Natalie Portman is in Venice today, for the world premiere of her new film, the Darren Aronofsky-directed ballet drama, The Black Swan. Portman’s friends Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte designed the costumes for the flick, so three guesses who Natalie opted to wear to its premiere. The claret-hued silk tulle Rodarte gown—with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bodice for extra shine—is pure, old Hollywood glamour; Rodarte is often known for moody, goth-tinged frocks, but this sweeping number looks borrowed from the closet of Veronica Lake. All to the good, we’d say. Portman finishes the look with an upswept chignon, sheer red footless stockings, and subtle T-strap heels. We’d call it a red-carpet win. How about you?

Update: The people have spoken—and corrected our error. Closer investigation reveals the tulle on Portman’s foot is part of her dress, not her stockings. Side note: Can somebody get on making sheer, red, footless stockings ASAP? We want a pair—enough even to hallucinate them.

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Minutes Of The Fashion/Film Club Meeting: Ari Marcopoulos For YSL, Rodarte For Aronofsky


What’s the best way to kick off a whirlwind tour of Paris? According to Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, a nap. “I think Paris is a perfect place to sleep in,” joked Kate. Hard to fault them for catching a little beauty sleep: They touched down in the City of Light for a party to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Breathless—and they’re recently designed T-shirts and film posters for it—at the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré home of the U.S. Ambassador. Parisian friends Stefano Pilati, Nathalie Rykiel, Olympia Le-Tan, Musée de la Mode’s Pamela Golbin, Sarah Lerfel of Colette, Michel Gaubert, and Alexandre de Betak joined the sisters (pictured, with Ambassador Charles Rivkin and Suzanne Tolson, above) for a fête that felt like a meeting of a new Franco-American Fashion/Film Club. Sound master Gaubert recalled a recent trip to Russia with Anna Mouglalis for a screening of her new Coco Chanel biopic: “We were all in this garage and they didn’t have subtitles, so there were Russian actors speaking the parts live.” As intriguing was Stefano Pilati’s revelation that he commissioned photographer Ari Marcopoulos to direct the short that’ll open his YSL Spring ’11 menswear show later this month. “But,” he teased, “I won’t tell you the plot.” YSL skateboarders, perhaps? The Mulleavys themselves moved from one toile (that’s French for flick) project to the next. “We just did the costumes for Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan,” Kate told us, their first film costume job. A “shared aesthetic” with the director was essential, said Laura, adding that designing for film can be a stretch technically. “Some of the actors had to be able to dance, and so we invented special constructions for that.”

Photo: Courtesy of Rodarte