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David Koma Dresses Mrs. Carter


Beyoncé′s Mrs. Carter Show tour kicked off in Belgrade this week, and in addition to Pucci’s Peter Dundas, Dsquared²’s Dean and Dan Caten, and Alon Livne, Bey favorite David Koma created some saucy, custom onstage ensembles for the star and her backup dancers. “We looked at musical instruments as art objects, and the print is a French horn,” said the designer during a chat at the London Showrooms yesterday. The costumes, which were influenced by Koma’s vinyl-record-inspired Fall 2013 collection, feature gold and black printed silk jersey bodices and slick, laser-cut patent leather peplums. “She usually goes for something body conscious and different,” said Koma, who’s worked with the singer since 2009. “And she likes to look strong and sensual at the same time. I mean, come on, she’s Beyoncé!” Take a peek at Koma’s sketches (above) and inspiration board (below), exclusively on

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A Brad Brad Birthday


The party last night may have been at No. 8, but for Brad Goreski’s birthday, thrown by Kate Spade, the magic number was 35. Not that guests like Christina Ricci and Christian Siriano could easily tell from the stylist’s boyish, bespectacled good looks, whose silhouette was printed on napkins and helium balloons, and black Dsquared² tuxedo jacket with sequined lapels. “I picked this out in the showroom,” he said. “Isn’t it cute?” Goreski, who paired it with a matching sequined vest and glittering shoes, is indeed one of the rare birds who could pull off the look.

Others, given the August humidity, had gone for more casual ensembles. Alejandro Ingelmo was in a simple cotton T-shirt, though he seemed ready for finer fall fare. “I can’t wait for the temperatures to drop so that I can wear more clothes,” he said. With September only a few weeks away, conversation naturally turned to work. “There’s not really summer Fridays anymore,” Ingelmo observed. Siriano, nearby, chatted about his upcoming TV projects.

And Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, where Goreski consults, is doing double duty this week. Tonight, Kate Spade unveils a collaboration with Garance Doré. “I’m such a huge fan of her photos and particularly her illustrations,” Lloyd said. “It’s completely aspirational for me—this idea that these women can just walk out their door and be so effortless.” With Doré’s eye in mind, the capsule collection includes classically chic handbags, frocks, and a seasonless trenchcoat, perhaps some of which will make it into Lloyd’s Rio de Janeiro wardrobe. The company is opening a store there this month. “The big thing is what to pack!” Lloyd said, just before a birthday cake was pulled out, accompanied by a couple of drag queens. “Brad and I have been going over our outfits,” she added. From the look of the birthday boy and the performers, surely sequins would do the trick.

Photo: David X Prutting /

Dean And Dan Do London, Dream Of Canada


The international Catens of Dsquared²—they of Canadian origin, Milan address, global distribution, and last night, a London party—have introduced a capsule collection of suits dedicated to various cities around the globe. “Every suit has a different feel to it, very much like the city it was inspired by,” Dan Caten said at the private members club Tramps, where he and his brother Dean celebrated the capsule’s launch. “Paris has a tighter fit, Toronto is more relaxed, that sort of thing. We really tried to capture the aesthetic of each city and apply it to the suit.”

A brigade of male models wandered around the rooms showing off the details of the Catens’ handiwork, while the duo was mobbed by an adoring crowd—one enjoying its first official audience with the pair. Despite the fact that “we actually have a home here,” Dan revealed, this was their first London event, so lots came by to say hello to the Milan-based Canucks. Ron Wood and girlfriend Ana Araujo, Chloe Moretz, Erin O’Connor, and Portia Freeman were all in attendance; so was Nat Weller (son of Paul), looking sharp in a Dean and Dan suit with a bejeweled lapel.

The party had the pair in a retrospective mood. Dan mused on career highlights. “Well, I know everyone is talking about Wimbledon now, but definitely a highlight was dressing the Juventus football team,” he said. “That was a thrill. Also, when we opened up our first store. You know, buyers always buy a piece here and there, but with our store, the whole collection is present, and that for us was amazing—especially when people like Tom Ford walk in.”

And so, from one expat Canadian to another—in fact, this reporter went to the same high school as Dean—does the Toronto suit suggest a slight homesickness for the Great White North? Canada Day is tomorrow, after all. “Absolutely. We miss the honesty, the warmth, the politeness,” Dan sighed. “And they never stop you in Canadian customs.”

Photo: Courtesy of Dsquared²

What Would Molly Ringwald Do?


The news that director John Hughes had died brought to mind some of the indelible images from his films Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and (our all-time fave) The Breakfast Club. And that in turn made us nostalgic for our own 1980′s school days. A quick study of the Fall shows turned up plenty of schoolgirl classics. There were pinafores at United Bamboo and Luella, crisp oxford shirts at Burberry Prorsum and Giles, and trim blazers at Dsquared² and the Gap. And can’t you just see a Pretty in Pink-era Molly Ringwald vibing on the quirky hat-scarf-belt-boots-stripey top combo at Marc by Marc Jacobs? Click here for a slideshow and tell us which runway look you like best.


Photo: Marcio Maderia


Paparazzi Protection Courtesy Of Dsquared²


Dsquared²′s Dan and Dean Caten are launching a sunglasses collection at their new Boulevard la Croisette shop in Cannes today. And if there’s a better place to do so, we can’t think of it. Does anyone need a glam pair of shades more than, say, Angelina Jolie, who’s scheduled to face down hundreds of cameras at the premiere of Inglourious Basterds tomorrow? Non-starlets can find the new range at Saks, Bergdorf’s, and Neiman Marcus.

Photo: Courtesy of DSquared