11 posts tagged "Dolce and Gabbana"
The Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women is out, and fashion plates are well represented: There’s our impeccably attired FLOTUS, Michelle Obama (we like to think of her as Clotheshorse in Chief), holding strong at #1, as well as Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (#35), Heidi Klum (#39), Sarah Jessica Parker (#45), and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts (#97). [Vogue U.K.]
If you’ve ever wanted to see a Robert Geller “old-school French boudoir type of” stripper’s outfit, you’re in luck: It’s one of the many artist/designer collaboration projects at Move!, an exhibition and party that’ll be held at P.S. 1 at the end of October. (The collaborator in question is Ryan McNamara, the performance artist who’ll be learning to strip-dance, as well as soft-shoe and plié.) Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Rodarte, Italo Zucchelli, Terence Koh, Kalup Linzy, and Dan Colen are all also involved in the project, organized by Visionaire‘s Cecilia Dean and The New York Times‘ David Colman and capped off with a Visionaire Halloween party on the 31st. [WWD]
Dolce & Gabbana made a short ad for their new Martini Gold vermouth, starring Italian sexpot Monica Bellucci. It’s almost enough to convince you to buy vermouth. [Fashionista]
And Brooklyn boutique Epaulet has opened a Lower East Side pop-up shop, which will be vending exclusive designer collabs through October only. Head over for Gitman Vintage shirts, Japanese twill chinos, hand-knit cardigans, and Wisconsin-made boots. [NYT]
Milan fashion week is over, and the fashion set has moved on to Paris, where the shows resume tomorrow. At last night’s amfAR Milano gala—a sort of closing ceremony to the week—we asked a few key insiders to name their favorite shows and moments of the Milan week. So, everybody: What’d you like?
“Jil Sander for the bold punches of color with a modernist slant, and Dolce & Gabbana for the purity.” —Giovanna Battaglia (above)
“I love how Gucci makes me feel. Frida [Giannini] is a designer who knows a woman’s body well. It’s an honor to wear Gucci during Milan fashion week.” —Chanel Iman
“Roberto Cavalli, because of the whimsical touches he adds to his clothes.” —Cheyenne Jackson
David Gandy—the impossibly ripped runway model beloved of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana—has observed something about his fellow (let’s not say lesser) men. “It’s hard not to notice that some guys don’t know how to dress. It’s not like they don’t want to know, they just don’t know how,” Gandy explained. Here’s a case of catwalker to the rescue: Last night in Piccadilly, Gandy launched his own style guide for guys—one available as an app for the iPhone, iTouch, and iPad.
“I’ve been lucky to work with stylists, groomers, tailors, and designers—and I’ve learned very simple, effective ways of making the most of the clothes I wear,” the Essex-raised model said. To help, he’s called on friends Joe Ottaway (of Liberty London), designer Richard James, and Andreas Kronthaler (Vivienne Westwood’s husband and right-hand man). Sure, he’s now a top male model (and the only man to win the BFC’s Model of the Year trophy), but, as he said, “Coming from a non-fashion background, I’ve made various fashion faux pas over the years. I’ve learned the hard way about what does and doesn’t work. Subtle changes and a few tweaks can make a big difference to the way you look. And I am happy to pass all that on.” Dolce discount, presumably, not included.
Dolce e Gabbana, sticking up for the little guys? The designers will now be stocking the work of up-and-coming designers—including Yigal Azrouël, Sophie Théallet, Behnaz Sarafpour, and Fausto Puglisi—at a new shop in Milan. They’re even doing the buying and outreach personally. [WWD]
Proenza Schouler’s Fall ’10 platforms were so great, we almost snatched them right off the runway. We didn’t do it then, but we might try it now: There are a very few runway-only shoes, which never went into production, now at Opening Ceremony. [Fashionologie]
Meet the man behind the gowns: Prabal Gurung takes a moment on his blog to introduce Ari Magallanes, the Ecuadorian dressmaker who helps create his showstopping dresses. [Prabal Gurung]
Meanwhile, Jason Wu shares the tunes that were spinning at his Spring ’11 show. [Jason Wu]
And another cover coup for back-in-the-limelight Kristen McMenamy: The gray-haired vixen will be on the cover of the next i-D, fully frizzed. [Design Scene]
Erdem Moralioglu is on the phone from London to talk lace, a fabric he’s used season in and season out for years. “I’m obsessed with it!” the designer says with a laugh. “I’ve always been into it, exploring it and experimenting with it.”
A quick rummage through the archive confirms his assertion. (That’s a look from his Resort collection, left.) But this year, the designer isn’t alone in his appreciation for the fabric. Designers all over (and their oft-photographed patrons and muses) have embraced the feminine charms of lace, which has shed its occasionally matronly air and feels sexy and chic (Miuccia Prada, as usual, may have got there first—her Fall 2008 collection famously explored the fabric’s erotic undertones). Now there are evening-ready gowns for Resort at Alexander McQueen and Carolina Herrera, along with sportier, even boyish pieces at Giambattista Valli. (And don’t even get us started on lace-accented accessories and cosmetics, like Cesare Paciotti’s new lace-print soles and Dolce & Gabbana’s new Sicilian Lace makeup collection.)
So what’s the appeal? “I think people are searching for things that have quite a human hand to them,” Moralioglu says. “It has such a handmade feel. There’s an attraction to owning something one of a kind—I think, as a fabric, lace has that.”
Click here for our slideshow of some of the lacy looks, and let us know whether you’ll be playing peekaboo, too, this fall.