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April 20 2014

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107 posts tagged "Dior"

London Fashion Week Is Off To A Royal Start

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Nothing like a royal benediction to kick off fashion week, and last night, that’s exactly what London got. At the lawn of Clarence House (Prince Charles’ London pad), Mayor Boris Johnson, Livia Firth (the eco-minded Mrs. Colin), Laura Bailey and a smattering of ladies, lords and baronets attended an eco-sustainable fashion show, presented as part of the Prince’s START festival. (For those not in the know, the old guy is rather a hippie where the environment is concerned.) Appropriate pieces from Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Emma Watson’s collection for People Tree hit the catwalk, with Erin O’Connor leading the way. The garments were made of recycled fabrics, buttons, and military-issue shirts. (Scratch that, the Prince’s people are calling it “upcycled” rather than “recycled”—upcycled is “the more fashionable cousin.”) The whole thing charmingly embodied England’s old post-war credo of “make do and mend.”

Speaking of making do, who couldn’t make do with a vending machine that sells couture instead of M&M’s?  LOVE‘s Katie Grand and Selfridges got together to create such a vending machine, which will be housed for the duration of LFW in the lobby of the swankiest hotel in London, St Martin’s Lane. (Appropriate, considering it’s the temporary home to tons of visiting editors, models, photogs, buyers, and fashion clients.) Grand ran riot through Selfridges and cherry-picked her favorite items for the 32-slot LOVE Machine (below). It dispenses a Stella McCartney Falabella bag (left), an Alexander Wang leather and sequin dress, a one-off pair of Rick Owens trainers customized by Chrome Hearts, exclusive Dior nail polishes, Diptyque Mimosa candles exclusive to Selfridges in their signature yellow, and for the gents, Falke’s new “secret socks” for men. A word to the wise, though: Know your size. It’s tough to return an item to a vending machine.


Photos: Courtesy of LOVE

Ron Galella Reminisces, The Lady Dior
Gets Larger Than Life, And More…

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Did Jackie O.—arguably the paparazzo get of the sixties—secretly love being photographed by Ron Galella (pictured, left stalking his prey)? The lensman seems to think so—though based on his description of their one conversation (“You’ve been hunting me for three months now”), we’re less sure. [The Moment]

One of fashion’s ultimate boundary crossers is, no surprise, preparing yet another boundary crossing. Hussein Chalayan is mounting an installation and film on the overlap of art and fashion at London’s Lisson gallery. [WWD]

Dior doesn’t do anything so middling as erect a mere scaffolding when it renovates a store. It just builds a giant, camouflaging Lady Dior bag. [Racked]

Your Friday not-so-surprise: Olivia Palermo would like to be a designer. [Styleite]

Fashionista does its best to translate the blog-speak of one Miss Lourdes Leon, Madonna’s daughter and muse of her Material Girl line. Since it’s often difficult to figure out what the hell the girl is talking about, we’re var var (Loures-ism: “very”) grateful, so mercizz (“thanks”). [Fashionista]

Photo: WireImage / Getty Images

Vintage Shades, Arrested Development Style

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There are plenty of reasons to love Jordan Silver, the encyclopedic owner/proprietor of Silver Lining Opticians. One very good one is that he owns and runs Silver Lining, one of the finest spots in town to get impossible-to-find glasses from any and every era. (He supplies Bergdorf Goodman, and Jay-Z himself has been known to buy a few ultra-expensive pairs there.) Another is that he couples that eyewear knowledge with a nearly-as-great knowledge of pop culture. So not only does he have two colors of the granny-fab pair of vintage Dior specs above, he can also offer what may be the mother of all fashion credits: that they’re the style of choice for the, Lucille Bluth, the Medea of Los Angeles, from the dearly departed series Arrested Development (below). If that’s not a good reason to read his blog, I’ve never heard of one. Continue Reading “Vintage Shades, Arrested Development Style” »

Gingham Goes Gray

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I’ve been crazy for gingham lately, and I’m not alone. Take Isaac Mizrahi. As he told us at his Resort presentation, gingham “is like a solid with a lot of personality.” The usual country red and royal blue ginghams have their place, but they don’t feel as fresh to me as the soft, floaty grays (and their near cousins, washed-out blacks and even watery blues) that have been cropping up everywhere, from street-style blogs to runways. There’s something so much more ethereal about the silvery tones, almost neutral; they’ll transition seamlessly from summer sun to the fall wardrobe. I love how Harper’s Bazaar Australia’s Christine Centenera pairs her gray gingham skirt with nude colors, or how the models Tommy Ton captures throw it on over whatever they’re wearing (pictured). Karl showed some lovely gingham looks at Chanel’s big Resort bash in Saint-Tropez, too, and Eva Mendes is a fan—she wore Dior’s version to the premiere of her movie The Other Guys in Cancún.

Click here for a few of our favorite gray ginghams, and a couple of girls who wore it best >

Photo: Tommy Ton

These Boots Are Made For Riding

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It’s a near infallible axiom of fashion that if John Galliano sends it out, it’s more likely than not to kick off a trend. So when the Fall ’10 Dior show featured riders on the runway, no surprise, a few months later, to find equestrienne-inspired gear here, there, and everywhere. No horsewoman skills necessary—rest assured, these barn-ready, covetable Celine boots for Fall look just as good on the pavement. And for more of the equine looks we’re in the mood for these days, check out our new roundup.

Celine high Chelsea boot, available at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Celine