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April 18 2014

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10 posts tagged "Elisa Sednaoui"

Sportswear From An Oscar Winner, Sunday In The Park With Isaac, Dree And The Best-Dressed Catwalkers Of 2010, And More…

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Bend it like… Swank? Hilary Swank is apparently the latest silver screener to get in on the celebrity-design game: She’s developing her own line of sporty activewear. [WWD]

Spend it like… Mizrahi? Isaac takes The New York Times through his Sunday ritual, which includes a morning swim, a midday dog walk, and plenty of HBO before bed. [NYT]

Hem it like… Hemingway? Modelinia walks us through its top ten best-dressed models of 2010, from stalwart veterans like Kate and Natalia to insurgent newcomers like Dree Hemingway (left) and Elisa Sednaoui. [Modelinia]

Bienvenue to Lemaire: WWD checks in with former Lacoste designer Christophe Lemaire, whose first collection for Hermès debuts in March. With all due respect to his predecessor, Jean Paul Gaultier, and his “virtuosity,” Lemaire says his own vision for Hermès will be closer to that of Martin Margiela, who helmed the house from 1998 to 2003. [WWD]

And au revoir to Robin Givhan-at The Washington Post, at least. The paper’s longtime fashion critic, who’s headed to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, signs off with an impassioned defense of fashion and its permanent place in the Beltway. [Washington Post]

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / Patrick McMullan / Courtesy of Calvin Klein

The Lagerfeld Pantheon, Stella Welcomes Reiley, Tom Ford’s Show Revealed, And More…

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A few sneak peeks have been floating around the Web of late, but Karl Lagerfeld’s full Pirelli calendar was finally unveiled in Moscow last night. The calendar takes the theme of the Greek gods and goddesses, and stars Daria Werbowy (nude—again—as Artemis), KL favorite Baptiste Giabiconi as Apollo, Erin Wasson as Ajax (above right), Garrett Neff as Dionysus, Elisa Sednaoui as Flora, Iris Strubegger as Athena, and Julianne Moore as Hera (above left). [WWD]

Congrats to Stella McCartney and husband Alasdhair Willis who, as rumored, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend: Reiley Dilys Stella Willis. [Vogue U.K.]

The first photos from Tom Ford’s ultra-hush-hush womenswear presentation during Spring 2011 New York fashion week are out. Terry Richardson—lately seen smooching the designer, Brokeback Mountain-style, on Richardson’s blog—was the only sanctioned photog at the show, and a few of his shots (including one of a glammed-out Beyoncé) have hit Harper’s Bazaar U.K. [Fashionologie]

Gilt Groupe is set to launch a new full-priced site for menswear—the first, the company hints, of a series of full-priced sites. E-tail domination, are you in Gilt’s sights? [WWD]

And Fashion’s Night Out 2011 has a date: September 8, to be exact. Mark your calendars, and plan accordingly. [Fashionista]

Photos: Karl Lagerfeld/Women’s Wear Daily/wwd.com

The Photographer In The Front Row

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She’s usually the one to set the flashbulbs going, not to man them herself. But any show- and partygoer on the town this fashion week has noticed a particularly fetching camerawoman—one seated front-row.

The French actress Elisa Sednaoui has been on fashion types’ minds since starring in Karl Lagerfeld’s Remember Now video, released in conjunction with his Resort collection for Chanel. She came to town for the reopening of Chanel’s Soho boutique, but it wasn’t a strictly Gallic visit. Sednaoui saw plenty of shows, from Diesel Black Gold to Yigal Azrouël, shooting the scenes (on film, not digital, no less) for Paper. “It’s my point of view, my diary,” she explained at the post-show dinner for Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa last night. “It was cool for me because it was a week where I discovered and met many designers: Yigal, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, all people I admire. It was very interesting to see the work of all these young designers as well as the amazing work of Francisco. I’m fresh at all of this, so I still find it quite amusing.”

Not a bad gig—the best of New York, a little Champagne, then on to Paris’ fashion week, and following that, a new movie, shooting in Italy. If it’s a little exhausting, well, call it an occupational hazard. “From tomorrow, I’m trying to come back to normal life. I don’t want anybody to call me, I don’t want to go out—I want to stay in; this is my dream,” she said. With all due respect: Dream on.

Photo: Billy Farrell/Billy Farrell Agency

Blasblog: It All Glitters For Diesel Black Gold

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If the amount of paparazzi outside an establishment is any indication of its popularity—which is the only barometer I use to measure this sort of thing—then the place to be last night in London was Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair. There were dozens of paps loitering, leaning on their expensive cars and mopeds. (Side note: How much do these guys make?!) Claridge’s was ground zero for all of the evening’s big events: The Sex and the City ladies were rumored to be staying there, following the London premiere of SATC 2; the National Movie Awards after-party was there; and Diesel was throwing a swanky dinner in the hotel’s Drawing Room in honor of its recently appointed Black Gold creative director, Sophia Kokosalaki. (Read our Q&A with her here.)

That last was the reason I was there, and my goodness, it was a swanky affair: Champagne and wine (Diesel’s own vintage, thankyouverymuch) in a private salon with Alison Goldfrapp, Daisy Lowe, Elisa Sednaoui, Luke Evans, and David Gandy, followed by a delicious dinner in a room with my favorite sorts of finishings—silk wallpaper, moldings, and gilt, gilt, gilt. Kokosalaki is a marvelous dinner companion but isn’t particularly keen on public speaking and demurred from a formal toast. Luckily, her host and new boss, the irrepressible Renzo Rosso (left, with Kokosalaki and Lowe), doesn’t share that hang-up. He made a speech celebrating Kokosalaki’s designs and intelligence and welcoming her to the Diesel family. After dinner, we repaired to Bungalow 8. Sophia, who’d never been before, humored me with a dance (as did our fellow dinner companion, Jefferson Hack!), but confided that she preferred the grittier East London nightlife to Bungalow glitz. Sounds like a Black Gold girl, through and through.

Photo: Courtesy of Diesel

The Elisa Essentials, Lara Sets A Date (Maybe), And More

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French actress Elisa Sednaoui has recently been given the Lagerfeld seal of approval—he cast her in his Resort film Remember Now—so you can bet she’s got style in spades. She filled Modelinia in on her five fashion essentials (including a pair of heels from her actual godfather, Christian Louboutin). [Modelinia]

Can Ray-Ban work its magic again? The label made its Wayfarer frames into the go-to style for hipsters, Lohans, and ladies-about-town, and it’s hoping to strike gold again with a revamped line of aviators. Time will tell, but a high-profile event tonight with Iggy Pop and the Virgins isn’t a bad way to kick things off. [WWD]

Sad news from the world of modeling: French catwalker Noémie Lenoir—who recently trod the boards for Vuitton—is reportedly recovering following a suicide attempt. Beverly Peele, meanwhile, is in critical condition following a car accident last night. [Huffington Post/Fashionologie]

Marc Jacobs hasn’t been seen in his skirts much lately, but according to a tipster, he was spotted in his trademark kilt at NYC jury duty this morning. Guess the full-length Halston gown is just for special occasions. [Gawker]

And we hear from Saint-Tropez that Lara Stone (pictured) is getting hitched this weekend. We’ll believe it when we see it, but…

Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com