2 posts tagged "Epaulet"
The Forbes list of the world’s 100 most powerful women is out, and fashion plates are well represented: There’s our impeccably attired FLOTUS, Michelle Obama (we like to think of her as Clotheshorse in Chief), holding strong at #1, as well as Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (#35), Heidi Klum (#39), Sarah Jessica Parker (#45), and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts (#97). [Vogue U.K.]
If you’ve ever wanted to see a Robert Geller “old-school French boudoir type of” stripper’s outfit, you’re in luck: It’s one of the many artist/designer collaboration projects at Move!, an exhibition and party that’ll be held at P.S. 1 at the end of October. (The collaborator in question is Ryan McNamara, the performance artist who’ll be learning to strip-dance, as well as soft-shoe and plié.) Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, Rodarte, Italo Zucchelli, Terence Koh, Kalup Linzy, and Dan Colen are all also involved in the project, organized by Visionaire‘s Cecilia Dean and The New York Times‘ David Colman and capped off with a Visionaire Halloween party on the 31st. [WWD]
Dolce & Gabbana made a short ad for their new Martini Gold vermouth, starring Italian sexpot Monica Bellucci. It’s almost enough to convince you to buy vermouth. [Fashionista]
And Brooklyn boutique Epaulet has opened a Lower East Side pop-up shop, which will be vending exclusive designer collabs through October only. Head over for Gitman Vintage shirts, Japanese twill chinos, hand-knit cardigans, and Wisconsin-made boots. [NYT]
Chanel may have grounded Zaha Hadid’s Mobile Art Pod late last year, but one of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s most recent fashion collaborations, a jelly shoe for the Brazilian brand Melissa, has just landed in Brooklyn. “We’re the main destination for Melissa shoes in New York City, so our customers have been making the trek out to see the Zaha,” says Adele Berne, who co-owns the Carroll Gardens shop Epaulet with her fiancé, Michael Kuhle. “We’ve had a few customers, including several guys, buy them just to display in their home.” Berne assures us that despite some shoppers’ proclivities to collect them like art, Hadid’s curvy rubber shoes are actually quite comfortable. They’re waterproof and washable to boot, and we prefer them to her design for Lacoste. Epaulet is the only store in the U.S. currently selling the shoes, and they’re going fast.