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July 29 2014

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Melissa Arrives In Soho

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“Plastic fantastic” was the theme at Melissa’s Soho flagship store opening last night, where the Brazilian shoe label fêted its arrival stateside, drawing the likes of Marc Jacobs, Lorenzo Martone, and Alessandra Ambrosio. Dubbed Galeria Melissa, the Greene Street shop opened its doors with a riot of acid tones thanks to the São Paulo-based label’s spring collection and psychedelic multimedia installations by art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF). “They wanted a color explosion, which is basically what I do,” said AVAF founder and Brazilian artist Eli Sudbrack, whose latest project was conceiving Gaga’s Workshop at Barneys. Referring to the jelly sandals, he said, “They’re like performance art that people can wear on the street.” Party guest Ryan McNamara openly coveted the warriorlike styles from Gareth Pugh, exclaiming, “I just did a piece that was all about Greek gladiators—I wish I had these!”

Recently re-energized by collaborations with Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Jason Wu, the 40-year-old purveyor of candy-colored togs could be considered the ne plus ultra in plastic footwear, forgoing animal leathers for sustainable synthetics. “I love the idea of a plastic shoe,” said Wu, who dashed to the fête between fittings. “It’s not only pretty to look at, it’s extremely functional when it rains.”

The unlikeliest fan? Perennially glamorous Dita Von Teese, who arrived in a floor-grazing lace number that nearly hid her Vivienne Westwood for Melissa round-toe pumps. “I was in Brazil doing a show and discovered this beautiful store with all these amazing shoes,” Von Teese told Style.com, naming the ballet slippers as favorites. (“They’re really comfortable!”) If it’s hard to imagine the burlesque beauty traipsing about in rubber flats, she admitted to donning them only in the afternoon. As the queen of cabaret put it, “I wear them when I know I’ll be dancing a lot.”

Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund Shortlist Announced, Dita Von Teese To Appear In “Sleep No More,” Agyness Deyn’s Loft For Sale , And More…

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This year’s shortlist of designers for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2012 was announced today by the British Fashion Council. The nine designers—Jonathan Saunders, Marios Schwab, Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Ilincic, and Zoe Jordan—will present their collections and future plans before a panel of judges chaired by British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman. [British Fashion Council]

For its first time ever, Levi’s is planning to show its core collection during New York fashion week in February. The “big-budget presentation in Soho” will show off its Levi’s Red Tab, Levi’s Vintage Collection, and Made & Crafted lines. [WWD]

Dita Von Teese will reportedly join the cast of “Sleep No More” in New York for a special New Year’s Eve show. The burlesque queen’s role in the show has not been revealed yet. [Page Six]

Model Agyness Deyn’s Williamsburg apartment is on the market for $2.5 million dollars. However, the 2,911-square-foot apartment’s baby blue rococo kitchen and leopard-print carpets might put off a few potential buyers. [Telegraph]

Photo: Carly Otness / BFAnyc.com

The Marc Jacobs Exhibition Dates Are Finalized, Rihanna Designs A Capsule Collection, Stella McCartney To Also Show In London, And More…

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The Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs exhibition at Les Arts Décoratifs will open during Paris fashion week on March 6 and run through September 16. Jacobs is also reportedly working on a collaboration with “dot-crazy Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.” [WWD]

Rihanna has created a capsule collection for Emporio Armani Jeans and underwear. The offerings include boyfriend and skinny jeans, a leather biker jacket, T-shirts, and a lacy bra and panty set. [Telegraph]

Stella McCartney still plans to show her main collection in Paris, but the designer will debut a “one-off collection” as part of London fashion week on February 18. Looks like a busy year for McCartney—she’s designing the London Olympics outfits for adidas Team Great Britain. [Vogue U.K.]

Dita Von Teese has released a first look at her new lingerie collection launching at Target Australia stores in February 2012. Von Follies by Dita Von Teese, inspired by her personal collection of vintage lingerie, is her second foray into lingerie. [WWD]

Letter From Dallas:
Jean Paul Gaultier, a Parisian in America

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Decades owner Cameron Silver, a longtime friend of Jean Paul Gaultier, hit Dallas this week for the opening of JPG’s retrospective at the city’s Museum of Art. He checks in with an update, and a special preview—expect a Texan JPG collection coming soon. For more from Silver, follow him online at @CameronDecades.

This week, the doyennes of the Lone Star State put on their finest and welcomed the incomparable Jean Paul Gaultier for the U.S. exhibition premiere of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. Gaultier was on his first trip to Dallas for the vernissage of his retrospective, which began at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts and is on view now through February 12 at the Dallas Museum of Art. The show features 130 ensembles from over 35 years of Gaultier collections, including everything from corsets worn by Madonna on her Blond Ambition tour to JPG’s childhood teddy bear, which he styled as only the original enfant terrible of fashion could—when he was an actual infant.

Dallas being Dallas, three parties and three outfit changes were required for the 24-hour trip. Tuesday evening, Deedie Rose welcomed Gaultier to her historic Highland Park Pump House with his first official pair of Leddy’s cowboy boots (embroidered with silver Eiffel Towers), and guests enjoyed a performance by the Kilgore Rangerettes while munching on Frito pies and sipping tequila. It was down to business on Wednesday, when the host committee got to preview the exhibition and get first dibs on the items from the gift shop (like the Alain Milki sunglasses, which sold out immediately). This was followed by a luncheon hosted by Brian Bolke of the noted boutique Forty Five Ten, where Gaultier-clad guests Ana Pettus, Christen Wilson, Patti Cruise, as well as Julie Macklowe (in town to launch her VBeauté It Kits at Forty Five Ten) and Lela Rose (in her own design) enjoyed everything from a “Mushroom Mohawk” to a dessert called “Feathers and Lace,” all inspired by Gaultier styles. Continue Reading “Letter From Dallas:
Jean Paul Gaultier, a Parisian in America” »

Demarchelier’s Dior Book, Dita Designs A Capsule Collection, Heidi’s Halloween Costume Revealed, And More…

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The likes of Charlize Theron, Karlie Kloss, and Gisele Bündchen all appear in Patrick Demarchelier’s new Rizzoli book, Dior Couture. The beauties were photographed for the tome in pieces by Dior himself (from his first collection in 1947), as well as the designers that followed him, including Marc Bohan and John Galliano. [Vogue U.K.]

The queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is debuting a capsule collection of dresses made of silk georgette, silk velvet, and tulle this week in Melbourne. The vintage-inspired collection will be in select stores around the world next year. [WWD]

Heidi Klum’s Halloween bashes are taking place in Las Vegas and New York this weekend and she’s already revealed what she’s wearing. In typical Heidi fashion, she’s got wacky looks in store: a human bodysuit and a monkey costume. [Huff Po]

Shoppers in the U.K. are feeling a little too in the dark at Hollister stores. They are complaining that the store is so dimly lit, they can’t read the sizes or the prices, and “you keep bumping into people or tables.” [Telegraph]

Photo: Courtesy of Rizzoli