119 posts tagged "Dior"
John Galliano’s trial begins today in Paris. As he awaits his verdict, the fashion world mourns the loss of another Dior designer, Frédéric Castet, who died at the age of 81. The Frenchman made furs for the house for more than three decades. [WWD]
Kate, Gisele, and Claudia have all tried their hands at designing; now it’s Naomi’s turn. Campbell has created a 15-piece collection for the Italian denim label Fiorucci, set to bow in Spring 2012. [Vogue.U.K.]
Speaking of Moss (and rumored bridesmaid Campbell), her upcoming wedding to Jamie Hince is shaping up to be a three-day music festival. The lineup for Mosstock? Snoop Dogg, the Gossip’s Beth Ditto, and the Rolling Stones have all reportedly been asked to perform. [Fashionologie]
Comme des Garçons is showing off its pearly whites. A new mini-exhibit of pearl jewelry designed by Rei Kawakubo is now on display at Dover Street Market. [Hint]
A massive show of vintage Dior opened today at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum. Inspiration Dior—and, of course, its lavish opening party—drew Russia’s fashionable elite, including Natalia Vodianova, to the museum last night. Camille Miceli, the label’s artistic director for costume jewelry, hit the Russian capital for the occasion—she sent back the following snaps from her visit abroad.
“With Virginie [Mouzat, of Le Figaro] and Mathilde after our visit of the Kremlin, which I highly recommend—especially the jewelry treasures.” Continue Reading “Dior’s Camille Miceli’s Postcard From Moscow” »
This week’s In the Mood For is dedicated to wedding dresses for everybody but the bride—the guests, the bridesmaids, and the bridal party. But while I was working on the story in the office, my co-workers couldn’t believe that I’d suggest such bright, showstopping frocks for the bridal party. In my native Brazil, that’s par for the course. At my wedding in 2004, my bridesmaids got to pick their own dresses—even printed gowns. I didn’t pick a color, a style, a length, nothing! They all decided to wear gowns, and each accessorized the way she wanted. A bride in Brazil can be more picky than I was and decide the colors of her bridal party’s dresses, but it’s rare that everyone will wear the same dress. Gowns tend to be more popular than cocktail-length dresses (for an evening event), and black and white are not appropriate colors. My sister (and maid of honor) wore an amazing printed Dior gown to my wedding (above). And she and I both wore it many times after.
Would you be open to trying something new at your wedding and letting your bridesmaids decide what to wear? Or would you rather call the shots?
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The word of the day is: signed. That, at least, is what Hint Mag claims Riccardo Tisci has done on Dior’s dotted line. This has been a week full of rumors, and as far as we’re concerned, it ain’t over till Bernard Arnault sings. But that’s never stopped rumors from flying before… [;Hint]
Is Paris starting to seem a little…American? The Times notices that U.S.-based designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors are getting footholds—and retail addresses—in the City of Light like never before, which, some sniff, attests to the “ongoing casualization” of fashion. Sacre bleu! [;NYT]
But Paris wasn’t uniformly friendly to all Americans. Just ask Kanye West: Apparently he (gasp!) wasn’t accommodated when he turned up at the Balmain show. [NY Post]
PETA, the anti-fur group once known for its paint-throwing, runway-disrupting antics, is trying a new tack to make its point these days: parties. See also: Flies, caught with honey vs. vinegar. (Though what PETA’s stand on honey production is, we’re not sure.) [WSJ]
Rie Rasmussen Rises Again, The Rumor Mill Keeps Turning, Trouble Brewing For American Apparel, And More…-------
Outspoken model Rie Rasmussen revealed this week that she’s switched agencies and is ready for another go at the scene. The catwalker is breaking away from her longtime agency, One (of which she remains part owner), and signing with Next to focus on her own career. She’s already been making appearances in the front row (like at Givenchy, left). [WWD]
The Twitterati are closing in on Riccardo Tisci as the next Dior designer—at least according to themselves—but it may be far from a done deal. Our editors have spotted the staff of Lanvin in tears, fueling speculation that Alber Elbaz will head for Dior, while WWD noticed Jason Wu (a potential Elbaz replacement) sitting front-row for his first Lanvin show. This one ain’t over till it’s over, folks. [Fashionologie]
Yet more bad press for the perennially embattled American Apparel and its founder, Dov Charney: Allegations have come to light that Charney kept an 18-year-old sex slave on staff. The woman, now 20, has filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme court seeking $260 million in damages. [WWD]
And Emma Watson made waves when she began attending Brown University, but the pixie-ish English actress and style setter has announced she’ll take some time off to finish the Harry Potter films and focus on a few other film and fashion projects. Not to worry—she still plans to finish her degree, she writes on her Web site, “it’s just going to take me a semester or so longer than I thought.” [Vogue U.K.]