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9 posts tagged "Diamond Jubilee"

L’Wren Loves…


“I was researching wartime propaganda, and, at the same time, thinking about my own positive propaganda and the message I wanted to send out,” designer L’Wren Scott tells of the inspiration behind her debut Resort collection. “I decided to have fun with the prints and I gave them playful names such as the ones featured in this video.” The designer gave each of the colorful, custom-crafted prints (some of them inspired by the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the American election) quirky titles like Bromance, The Bomb, and L’Wren Loves. Here, check out the prints and the full looks in this video, taken during Scott’s presentation at the Crosby Street Hotel, debuting exclusively on

Lagerfeld On All Things Royal, Including Kate Middleton’s Backside, And More of Today’s Top Stories


Karl Lagerfeld had a busy weekend. In addition to preparing for the Chanel Couture show next month and hosting French television channel France 2′s coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the designer took a stab at sketching Her Majesty. Although he meant to showcase the Angela Kelly dress that the Queen wore to the affair, Lagerfeld added his own special touches, and tweeted the image once he was finished (pictured). [Telegraph]

In other Lagerfeld news, sketching the Queen wasn’t the only way that the designer proved he was a royal enthusiast. During the Diamond Jubilee coverage, he admitted that Kate Middleton’s rear end is as “lovely as her sister’s.” [Huff Po]

Mark Arbeit, George Holz, and Just Loomis are staging a Helmut Newton homecoming. Protégés of the photographer, they have co-curated an exhibit entitled Three Boys From Pasadena: A Tribute to Helmut Newton, which opens June 14 at the Williamson Gallery of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The location here is key, as Los Angeles was where the iconic lensman spent most of his life. [WWD]

Congratulations are in order for basketball star and fashion darling Amar’e Stoudemire. The Knicks star, who’s known to frequent fashion events, is engaged to be married to Alexis Welch, the mother of his three kids. Stoudemire popped the question in Paris during a romantic evening overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Could that be any cuter? [Page Six]

Jean Paul Gaultier is going co-ed again during Couture and skipping out on a runway show during the Paris menswear fashion week later this month. Despite being on the provisional menswear calendar, Gaultier will stage an all-day presentation of men’s ready-to-wear at his Paris showroom instead. [WWD]





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


In Honor Of The Diamond Jubilee, We Pick Fashion’s Most Royal Frocks


What Queen Elizabeth II will wear to her Diamond Jubilee remains TBD. All we can say for sure is it’ll likely be made by a Brit—she stuck with Sir Hardy Amies for the first half century of her 60-year reign. But if she decides to break with tradition, there were plenty of regal pieces on the recent runways. The key lime skirtsuit from Oscar de la Renta‘s Resort show has “Her Royal Highness” written all over it. And to accompany the two-piecer, we suggest Valentino‘s dainty ankle-strap pumps with the very doable low heels. QEII has no shortage of crowns, so perhaps Dolce & Gabbana’s floral headpiece is best for her granddaughter Kate.

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Met Ball Masseur Saves Liv’s Givenchy Jacket, And More Of Today’s Top Stories…


Liv Tyler (pictured) reportedly flew into a panic when she thought she had lost her one-of-a-kind Givenchy jacket at an after-party for the Met ball, but Lino Pastrana, a masseur who apparently works wonders on Donna Karan, Donatella Versace, and Riccardo Tisci, crawled under a table and retrieved it. Healing hands indeed. [Page Six]

Net-a-Porter’s magic hour? “It’s that kick-back moment at 9 p.m. when we notice a big surge in sales,” reveals Alison Loehnis, the site’s new managing director. “That and lunch time.” [Telegraph]

Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated this year, and diamond giant De Beers is joining the brigade of Brit labels that have signed on to toast the monarch. The company has created a Talisman crown with over 600 rare raw diamonds and precious stones, with a 73-carat diamond at the top. It will go on show at Harrods on May 15. []

Adorkable’s going country. New Girl star Zooey Deschanel tweeted last night that she’s agreed to play country legend Loretta Lynn in a Broadway adaptation of Coal Miner’s Daughter, Lynn’s life story. Sissy Spacek famously won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Lynn in the 1980 film version. [Paper]




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