39 posts tagged "Diane Kruger"
Calvin Klein has unveiled its latest fragrance and its latest fragrance campaign star: They are, respectively, Beauty and Diane Kruger, who appears in the ads looking fresh, clothed, and sweet. In other words, like she wandered in from someone else’s beauty campaign. Where’s the sweat, linoleum, and conservative-horrifying sex? [WWD]
Speaking of unusual campaign stars, Riccardo Tisci picked one too: A transgendered model who goes by Lea T. (formerly Leo) stars alongside Mariacarla Boscono and Malgosia Bela in the Mert ' Marcus-lensed Fall 2010 shots for Givenchy (pictured). [WWD]
Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s first customer? Their pet lizard, for whom they once knitted a sweater. If it were anyone else, we’d be surprised, but… [Fashionologie via Refinery 29]
We just met her $500,000 sister, but here’s the (comparatively) affordable $180 Comme des Garçons Barbie. [WSJ via Racked]
And speaking of big numbers, Versace has been awarded a $20 million settlement in a counterfeiting suit in L.A. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Don’t mess with Donatella. [Vogue U.K.]
Of the hundreds of gowns at this week’s Met ball, the most striking were also the most restrained. Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger looked chic in unadorned Calvin Klein Collection gowns; ditto Jessica Stam in long-sleeved Rachel Roy. Plenty of minimal eveningwear could be found on the Fall runways, too. “Less is more these days,” Yigal Azrouël told us. “People are tired of all the froufrou and are just craving simplicity.” The designer turned out long, sleek dresses notable for how covered up they were, as did Antonio Berardi and Andrew Gn. At Stella McCartney and The Row, meanwhile, hemlines were raised, but the silhouettes were just as streamlined.
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I remember back in 2002, when I heard that Marc Jacobs had shot Jennifer Lopez to be the face of Louis Vuitton. Uh-oh, I thought to myself, this won’t be a onetime thing. (Now that I think about it, I heard about J. Lo through an archaic grapevine: not a blog, but a good old-fashioned gossipmonger, live and in person. Another novel idea.) Sure enough, in the years that have followed, celebrities have fronted the brand time and again: Uma Thurman, Scarlett Johansson, Diane Kruger, and Christina Ricci, to name a few. Sure, there was that season when Mert & Marcus shot Naomi and Kate in some sand dunes, but those girls aren’t just models.
Well, judging from the Spring shots already in magazines and the tone of the making-of video (below), it seems it’s time for another change. This season, when the celebrity quotient couldn’t be raised higher—I mean, c’mon, how are you going to follow up back-to-back campaigns featuring Madonna?—Jacobs has returned to a face more familiar on the catwalk than the tabloids: Lara Stone. (Though with more international Vogue covers than you can shake a stick at, Stone isn’t exactly an unknown quantity.) Why the shift? For answers, I went straight to the man himself. “Lara is a modern, iconic, sexy beauty,” Marc told me, “one who the Louis Vuitton customer will, I think, relate to and want to look like. The campaign is very optimistic.” And, of course, even without a Hollywood face, there’s definitely some star power. “The accessories are the stars,” he continued. “The bags, the shoes, the jewelry, and of course the clothes are covetable, colorful, and totally luxurious.” Even after he’s rolled them around in the mud, it’s hard to disagree.
Some of fashion’s most forward females—Madonna, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, and Lisa Airan—seem to be wishing summer away. Either that, or celebrating their inner goth. In place of summer whites or floaty boho prints, they’re going with Sicilian black, thank you very much. Laurent’s halter and Madonna’s hat do add a seasonal touch, but we can only conjecture that Kruger and Airan’s long sleeves are a modish form of sunblock.