117 posts tagged "Dior"
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.]
John Galliano broke his silence today, issuing an “unreserved apology” for the anti-Semitic slurs that cost him his job. He’s now “seeking help,” and vowing to fight his firing from Dior. [WWD]
In case you missed the Tweet heard ’round the world, tonight’s Mugler show will have a very special runway model. You guessed it—creative director Nicola Formichetti’s best client, Lady Gaga, who also directed the show’s music. (She’ll debut a new track, “Government Hooker.”) [@LadyGaga]
Rachel Zoe, who got her client Anne Hathaway Oscar-host-ready, lets us in on the secrets, including that you’ve got to be able to dance as an Oscar host. She and Hathaway put her custom Brian Atwood shoes to the test in several run-throughs to be sure they were soft-shoe ready. [EW via Styleite]
Speaking of the Oscars, it was a pretty great night for The King’s Speech. So no wonder that the world is clamoring to get all of its regal regalia in order—a new auction will sell off some of the bags and lingerie (!) of Wallis Simpson, for whom Edward VIII abdicated, leaving the throne to his stuttering brother, George VI. [AP via Racked]
And add another key bullet point to the already crammed r#233;sumé of Anja Rubik (left): Vogue Australia has dedicated its entire new issue to the Polish beauty. [Modelinia]
Sources are reporting that, after allegations of anti-Semitism following an altercation at a Paris café and a video, released this week, of a second racist incident, John Galliano has been relieved of his duties at Dior and proceedings are under way for his firing. Brand president Sidney Toledano wrote in a statement, “I condemn most firmly the statements made by John Galliano which are a total contradiction with the essential values that have always been defended by the House of Christian Dior.”
Dior’s runway show is thought to proceed this Friday as planned.