August 29 2014

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Now Coveting: Market Director Marina Larroude’s Closet, And More of Today’s Top Stories

-------’s market director, Marina Larroude, opened up her closet to The Coveteur. Check out her collection of pieces from Repossi, Mary Katrantzou, Manolo Blahnik, and more. [The Coveteur]

In honor of this weekend’s Diamond Jubilee, Charlotte Olympia has crafted a special version of her Pandora box clutch. The bag features a Union Jack clasp and gilded detailing with the usual trio of interchangeable cloth wallets and will be available in all Charlotte Olympia boutiques in London and New York City. []

Coco Rocha certainly made a good impression on Dennis Basso at the Met gala. Less than a month after the event, the designer has tapped Rocha as the face of his Fall collection, explaining that he “fell in love with” the model and the pantsuit she was wearing—a purchase made at the Elizabeth Taylor auction. [Page Six]

You won’t have to travel all the way to Paris to find Hedi Slimane hard at work. The new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent has decided to make his studio in L.A., where he relocated in 2007 after leaving Dior Homme, his home base. Slimane follows the footsteps of Celine designer Phoebe Philo, who works on the Paris-based brand from London. [Vogue U.K.]

Emma Watson and Rihanna were spotted in New Orleans on the set of their new film, The End of the World, a Seth Rogan-directed comedy set for release in 2013. The ladies star alongside James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel, who (in the film) all attend a party at Franco’s house when the apocalypse strikes. We wouldn’t mind an invite to that shindig. [Vogue U.K.]




Photo: Courtesy of The Coveteur


FIT For The Fashion World


“These are the future Donna, Calvin, and Ralphs,” said Kate Betts in a video that played at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s 2012 graduate student runway show last night. Betts’ description of the design students went hand in hand with the show and its outright, optimistic title, “The Future of Fashion,” which drew a packed house of FIT faculty and fashion notables, including Dennis Basso, Josie Natori, and Rebecca Minkoff. Also on hand to support the students were some of the school’s famous alumni, designers Nanette Lepore and Calvin Klein. “It is such a pleasure to give back,” said Klein, who recently donated to the school a generous $2 million gift. FIT president Dr. Joyce Brown said the gift would sustain the school for the next decade.

“I was so struck in awe of the students and their ability to sew,” said Natori, who, along with nine other designers, served as an FIT mentor and critic throughout the spring semester. Standouts included Critic Award winner Mimi Prober and Jordan Randolph, whose black wool dress (pictured) with lace detail caught the eye of industry vets and their company CEOs. As for these students’ future in fashion, it’s looking quite bright.



Photo: Getty Images


Blasblog: Dennis Basso Goes To London


Dennis Basso knows high-low. To wit, the luxury furrier sells to some of the richest women in America and then courts the other 99 percent with his QVC wares. It’s also how Basso spends his time abroad. Take his week in London, which started with a midnight television appearance on Today’s Special Value (the U.K.’s version of QVC) and ended last night with a swanky ‘do at Claridge’s hosted by social swans Tamara Beckwith and Rena Sindi. The formal dinner was originally planned for the café but then moved to the grand ballroom. “We started with 45 people and a little DJ music,” explained Basso. “Then it was 80 people, then 150. Now it’s 230 people, seated dinner, with a dance floor in the middle of the room. I guess this is kind of like my London wedding.” With the likes of Tamara Mellon, Becca Cason Thrash, and Saffron Aldridge in attendance, not to mention Basso’s dance partner Marie-Chantal of Greece, it would be have been a chic wedding by any standard. Sindi certainly gushed about the designer like a blushing bride. “I am so lucky to have Dennis in my heart and in my life,” she said. “And, most importantly, in my wardrobe.”

Photo: Courtesy of Dennis Basso