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August 30 2014

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26 posts tagged "Emanuel Ungaro"

Fox For Armani, Armani For Senate, And More…

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Megan Fox is the new Victoria Beckham. The actress’ much-rumored Armani underwear campaign is a done deal, with ads set to appear this spring.[WWD]

Speaking of Armani, he could be Italy’s newest senator. Santo Versace, chair of Versace and a member of the Italian Parliament, has nominated Giorgio for a lifelong appointment. [WWD]

WWD makes the case that Lindsay Lohan and Emanuel Ungaro could actually be soul mates. Both favor sexy designs, worked with a partner, and met with initial criticism. However, the comparisons abruptly end there. [WWD]

Call it a good day for Jeremy Kost. Polaroid is back. [Animal]

Joe Corré, Dame Vivienne Westwood’s son, has left Agent Provocateur, which he co-founded, to spend more time on his own line, A Child of the Jago. [Vogue U.K.]

Do you love clogs? Or are you afraid you’ll look like a “tap-dancing hippo” if you wear one? They’re going to be ubiquitous pretty soon, so you’d better make your mind up stat. [Telegraph]

Photo: Tony Barson/WireImage

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: The Lindsanity Edition

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The expectations were low. Well, frequently low and stewing in the wicked juice of potential schadenfreude. Unfortunately, as it turns out, Lindsay Lohan’s debut as artistic adviser at Emanuel Ungaro warranted them. After yesterday’s show, no one, it seems, had anything nice to say, whether about the circuslike atmosphere or the ticky-tacky, undeveloped clothes that came down the runway. Our own Nicole Phelps described it as “a bad joke of a fashion show, one with questionable color combinations, ‘bad eighties’ draped silk jackets and drop-crotch pants, old-fashioned and ill-judged fur stoles, and, yes, tasteless sequin pasties.” WWD called it “an embarrassment,” remarking that the clothes looked “cheesy and dated.” Meanwhile, The New York Times likened Lohan’s presence at a major French house to “a McDonald’s fry cook taking the reins of a three-star Michelin restaurant.” Ouch. Well, in a way, Mounir Moufarrige got his wish. Those runway shots and the images of Lohan’s teary bow, with designer Estrella Archs, have rippled out well beyond the fashion orbit. What did you think of Lindsay’s appointment and new collection? Let us know below.

Photos: Marcio Madeira

Double Time: Lohan and Archs On Ungaro

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Estrella Archs and Lindsay Lohan sat down yesterday to talk to Style.com about the new Emanuel Ungaro collection on which they’re collaborating. In separate rooms. With their runway debut scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, it’s too soon to say whether the unique relationship dreamed up by company CEO Mounir Moufarrige will be a success or even more short-lived than their predecessor Esteban Cortazar’s three-season stint at the French house. Archs, the chief designer, has Prada, Pucci, and Nina Ricci on her resume. Lohan, the brand’s artistic advisor has few qualifications other than being a clotheshorse (“It’s a problem, really,” she said) and being one of the most photographed women in the world. Forty-eight hours before the show, a lot remained to be done, but we can tell you to expect thigh-baring hemlines, hot pink and electric orange, and a heart motif that should win the brand a few new ones. When we asked the duo about their approach to the label, they came up with very different answers. “Reviving the DNA,” said Archs. “Bringing youth to it,” said Lohan. Together, maybe they’ll have something.

Photo: Gary Gershoff/Wireimage

At Didier Ludot: Decades Of L.B.D.’s But No Lohan

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For Didier Ludot’s celebration last night for the tenth anniversary of his label La Petite Robe Noire, the fountains of the Palais Royal were scented with Eau Blanche by Francis Kurkdjian. Welcome to Paris. A selection of Ludot’s archives graced the windows of the galleries, tracing the history of the L.B.D.: a Chanel number from 1927, a Lanvin from 1935, a Grès from 1942, and so on with Balenciagas, Diors, and YSLs in the mix. The sartorial timeline ended with a very recent, as in two and a half weeks ago, vintage with a Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 look.

None of these beauties were for sale. Instead, Ludot sourced some more affordably priced vintage dresses for his L.B.D.-only boutique—about 30 of them have already sold—and is concentrating on his new, accessible DL Palais Royal collection. At the party, Ludot greeted friends like Chantal Thomass, Claude Montana, and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, while a rumored appearance by Lindsay Lohan had other guests in the crowd that included Alexis Mabille (pictured above) and former Emanuel Ungaro designer Vincent Darré, buzzing and lingering. The actress’ design partner, Estrella Archs, did show briefly. “I’m taking five minutes of air,” joked Archs. She and Lohan are still fine-tuning their process, she said, but promise a collection that draws upon the roots of Ungaro without going too literal. “We’re going for focused and purified with light dresses and a Mediterranean joie de vivre,” said Archs. “Tomorrow night’s the all-nighter.”

Lacroix’s Knight, Lindsay’s Tweet-Vite, And More…

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Christian Lacroix’s new white knight is an Ajman sheikh. This acquisition has “couture inspiration” written all over it. [WWD]

Don’t ask for your size. Presumably the Rodarte designs on display at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum this January will be given the white-glove treatment, so don’t even think about trying something on. [WWD]

Lindsay Lohan’s invitation to Miley Cyrus to come to the “Emanuel Ungaro show for the new collection i’ve designed” has many fashion folk, tweeters and otherwise, shaking their heads in distress. [Lindsay Lohan Twitter]

With the addition of Odin to the West Village, Mike Albo decrees that there’s still hope yet for the once “magic” neighborhood, Sex and the City bus tours be damned. [NYT]

The famously controlling Mr. Armani is letting go just a little. On the mend after a bout of hepatitis this summer, the designer has overseen some upper-level management restructuring in the hopes of cutting down his workload. [WWD]

Photo: Marcio Madeira