59 posts tagged "Donatella Versace"
The German stylist, editor, and writer Markus Ebner isn’t exactly overwhelmed with free time—he’s the contributing fashion editor of Die Zeit, writes reviews for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and edits Achtung, the fashion magazine he founded and now runs from Paris. That makes it all the more impressive that every two years, for every World Cup and Euro Cup, Ebner—along with his co-editor, Godfrey Deeny—manages to produce another journal: SEPP, the original fashion-meets-football publication. Founded in 2002, when, Ebner says, “few designers, except maybe Armani with the Davids—James and Beckham—and Dirk Bikkembergs cared much about football,” the magazine commissions designers to create jerseys, sketches, and shoots inspired by the beautiful game. (Its first supporter? The diehard Inter Milan fan Donatella Versace, who contributes a jersey design to every issue, almost always in Milan blue.) For the 2010 installment, designers such as Alber Elbaz (above), Giambattista Valli (below), Giorgio Armani, and Dries Van Noten lent their talents, as did Karl Lagerfeld, who sketched a few of his favorite stars as well as one player who we could only hope would take the field. That fellow’s name? Karl Lagerfeld (bottom). Continue Reading “The World Cup, Kit By Lanvin. No, Really.” »
The reign of Georgia May Jagger continues. The pouty-lipped, doe-eyed model—who, at this rate, we’ll have to start calling “super” soon—has nabbed Chanel’s Cruise campaign, if the leaked shots that have hit the Web are to be believed. [Fashin via Refinery29]
Cathy Horyn weighs in on Christopher Kane’s unlikely partnership with Donatella Versace, “an odd mix that works.” She also floats the speculation that Versace will invest in Kane’s namesake line, which Kane doesn’t deny. Embroidered flowers on patent leather for everyone! [NYT]
Williamsburg’s favorite hipster eatery, Marlow & Sons, is leaving no scrap unused: The restaurant is now making bags from skins of animals it uses for meat. This is both slightly gross and slightly amazing—in other words, echt Williamsburg. [NY Mag]
We know what Daphne Guinness wears to the movies, but London’s Times asks the tough questions: What does she wear to the gym? The answer—Rick Owens tees and leggings, apparently—and more choice Daphne-isms make the article well worth a read this morning. [Times Online]
And brace yourself for Lady Gaga, the book. LADY GAGA: Critical Mass Fashion hits stores this September. [Daily Front Row]
Versus is sponsoring the Art of Elysium’s second annual Bright Lights dance party this Friday, which means not only will Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane be in the house, but also that the label’s tiny cupcake-foil minidresses will be in large supply at Milk Studios. While hostesses Joy Bryant, Sara Moonves, Bee Shaffer, and Nicole Vecchiarelli do some last-minute vying for the numbers below (our personal suggestions from a Fall show full of worthy contenders), Kane will be playing guest of honor at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Center, where he will treat the young patients to a workshop in designing and making clothes for Barbies. “We’ll cut the fabric from scratch, use simple shapes, and glue on gemstones,” the designer told us. “I’m sure they’re gonna love it.”
To buy a $150 ticket to the dance—which supports the charitable work of other art, Hollywood, and fashion world types in hospitals across the country—visit www.theartofelysium.org. It won’t be an entirely selfless gesture: Limited-edition T-shirts featuring the original Bruce Weber Versus ad campaign (left) will be available for sale at the event, and items from Kane’s Fall collection for Versus will be available by special order.
Is New York’s combined men’s and women’s fashion week hurting menswear designers? The ones who’ve moved shop to Europe—where menswear is shown in June, rather than September—say yes. Will New York follow suit with its own dedicated men’s week? [WWD]
The latest addition to the White House Correspondents Dinner: Donatella Versace, who will sit with The Daily Beast. [WWD]
Naomi Campbell is refusing to testify at the trial of a Liberian warlord who allegedly gave her an enormous blood diamond during a stay at Nelson Mandela’s ranch in 1997. The super claims she never received an enormous diamond (proffered, the story goes, in the dead of night), but fellow guest Mia Farrow remembers differently. “You don’t forget when a girlfriend tells you she was given a huge diamond in the middle of the night.” [Page Six]
The Wall Street Journal clocks a new trend: leather shorts, the must-have for the girl who has everything. (Clever designers figured they’re the one item the girl who has everything doesn’t have.) The paper gives a fairly comprehensive rundown of the options, from Alice + Olivia to YSL (pictured) to Chrome Hearts’ $3,100 version. Which, for the record, Ikram can’t keep in stock. [WSJ]
And Malcolm McLaren was laid to rest in London today at a funeral attended by Dame Vivienne Westwood, Tracey Emin, Dinos Chapman, and McLaren’s partner, Young Kim. [Vogue U.K.]
Koi Suwannagate is heading to Anthropologie, which is fast becoming this season’s serious high-low contender. Suwannagate’s offerings will register on the higher end of high, with prices stopping just shy of $300. If her gorgeous detailing comes through, we think it’ll be worth it. [WWD]
Juicy Couture will soon be invading your air space. The mega-brand is set to open four airport shops starting in December, which means you’ll never have an excuse for wearing a mismatched tracksuit again.