22 posts tagged "Emma Watson"
If you happen to have €1.5 million lying around, you can pick up one of Hermès’ newest offerings—a small handbag made of gold, precious stones, and some 11,000 diamonds. The house’s jewelry designer, Pierre Hardy, created four different versions, each of which will only be produced three times. [Financial Times]
Emma Watson has been cast as the lead in Sofia Coppola’s new film, The Bling Ring. The film tells the true story of teenage fanatics turned celebrity burglars. [Vogue U.K.]
A year later, and nobody is quite sure who will succeed John Galliano at Dior. Yesterday, a source reportedly told British Vogue that flowers arrived at Christian Dior’s headquarters addressed to none other than Haider Ackermann, a designer who’s name has been in the mix of contenders for a while now. [Vogue U.K.]
Emma Watson—when she’s not busy making Harry Potter flicks, creating mini Internet firestorms by cutting her hair into a Mia Farrow crop, speaking as the face of Lancôme, or attending Brown University—is also a committed environmentalist. After working with People Tree, the English fair-trade fashion company, on a collection for several seasons, Watson branched to debut Pure Threads with designer Alberta Ferretti. (Part of the proceeds from Pure Threads will also benefit People Tree.) The five-piece capsule collection, Ferretti says, is “like a mini wardrobe,” one that consists of two lace dresses, a cotton skirt, a muslin long-sleeved shirt, and a pair of embroidered denim shorts, all made according to principles of eco-friendliness and sustainability. The Pure Threads collection (below) is now on sale at AlbertaFerretti.com. Below, Mrs. Ferretti spoke with Style.com on Watson’s sophisticated style, their collaboration, and her own long-standing environmentalism.
How did you come to work with Emma Watson?
Emma and I have a long relationship that dates back to when I dressed her for the promotion of her first Harry Potter film. Since then, we have been in touch and I was very struck by her collaboration with People Tree. I think she is very serious, intelligent, and extremely talented. She was an obvious choice for me on this project as we share a deep sensibility for the green cause.
How would you describe her style? How did it gel with your own aesthetic?
Emma is a fresh, serene, and intelligent young woman who has a very sophisticated style. She is a young woman who lives life to the full: She is dedicated professionally, involved socially, and is intriguing and cool. We both wanted the collection to be easy to wear and accessible to a wide range of the public. The main inspiration that came directly from Emma was the Jane Birkin mood, typical of London in the late 1970′s, which came when she saw [my] Spring ’11 collection. However, the collection shows the unmistakable feminine and romantic style of Alberta Ferretti. The two came together in the shared concept of feminine style.
Has ecological fashion been a long-term goal of yours?
Concerns with the environment have always been important to me, and over the years I have been involved in a number of projects. I was born near the sea, I live surrounded by nature, and I am particularly close to the environment and sensitive to ecological problems. The event that made me really think was the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster off the American coast last year. As a designer I felt it was important for me to create a line of clothing that would demonstrate my commitment to eco-friendly principles. The materials used for this collection are entirely organic, and every process is environmentally friendly, from the growing of the cotton down to the dyeing of the fabrics.
Rie Rasmussen Rises Again, The Rumor Mill Keeps Turning, Trouble Brewing For American Apparel, And More…
Outspoken model Rie Rasmussen revealed this week that she’s switched agencies and is ready for another go at the scene. The catwalker is breaking away from her longtime agency, One (of which she remains part owner), and signing with Next to focus on her own career. She’s already been making appearances in the front row (like at Givenchy, left). [WWD]
The Twitterati are closing in on Riccardo Tisci as the next Dior designer—at least according to themselves—but it may be far from a done deal. Our editors have spotted the staff of Lanvin in tears, fueling speculation that Alber Elbaz will head for Dior, while WWD noticed Jason Wu (a potential Elbaz replacement) sitting front-row for his first Lanvin show. This one ain’t over till it’s over, folks. [Fashionologie]
Yet more bad press for the perennially embattled American Apparel and its founder, Dov Charney: Allegations have come to light that Charney kept an 18-year-old sex slave on staff. The woman, now 20, has filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme court seeking $260 million in damages. [WWD]
And Emma Watson made waves when she began attending Brown University, but the pixie-ish English actress and style setter has announced she’ll take some time off to finish the Harry Potter films and focus on a few other film and fashion projects. Not to worry—she still plans to finish her degree, she writes on her Web site, “it’s just going to take me a semester or so longer than I thought.” [Vogue U.K.]
We’ve seen sheer on runways here, there, and everywhere for the past several seasons. But in 2010, daring starlets like Blake Lively and Emma Watson took transparency to the red carpets, offering fans suggestive glimpses of bare skin. At the Paris Vogue Bal Masqué—arguably the fashion fête of the year—diaphanous dressing was practically mandatory.
Editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld set the tone in a Givenchy number with a few well-placed leopard spots (a hint that she was about to take a leap?). The dresses that supes Mariacarla, Natalia, and Lily D.
slipped into for the occasion, meanwhile, left just as little to the imagination. And see-through isn’t just for after-dark, as this photo of Abbey Lee Kershaw demonstrates, although it does help to have legs up to your neck.
Click for a slideshow, and let us know who you think made the best sheer statement in 2010.