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August 23 2014

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17 posts tagged "Eva Herzigova"

EXCLUSIVE: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Altuzarra’s New Target Collection

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altuzarra-targetWithin the fashion set, Joseph Altuzarra is a widely recognized name. If there was any question about that, he cemented his status as a big-boy designer in June when he took home the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. But his reputation with the masses remains yet to be determined—he’s convinced shoppers don’t even know how to say his name. Not yet, anyways.

When his new collaboration for Target is unveiled globally in stores and on Net-a-Porter on September 14, that’s likely to change. In the mix are variations on his elevated, everyday pieces, favorited by the likes of Carine Roitfeld and Vanessa Traina Snow, including a striped button-down shirt, tailored blazers, and a three-quarter-length skirt with a thigh-high slit. And, luckily for anyone who has ever coveted his over-the-top trenchcoats, he’s offered up a khaki one of the more affordable persuasion.

“I am really excited about the trenchcoat—it looks incredibly expensive,” he tells Style.com of his favorite item in the nearly 50-piece collection (prices range from $18 to $90), which has been more than nine months in the making. “The fit on everyone who has tried it on has been phenomenal.”

Model Eva Herzigova was one of the few lucky enough to give the pieces an early test run. The designer chose the Czech beauty as the Altuzarra for Target campaign star. “We wanted to speak to a woman and not a girl,” he says. “It’s not so much about age but more about a certain level of sophistication and maturity and the way that you think about your style. That’s something that is very Altuzarra. Eva is someone who I felt really strongly embodied that person.”

Though the Altuzarra customer profile might not align with the typical Target shopper, and vice versa, the designer says there is a meeting point for the two. “In a way, it’s a different audience, but you are still talking to women who have very busy lives, and they want clothes that don’t hinder them but that work for their lifestyles.”

Here, in this Style.com exclusive video, catch a first look at some of the pieces and watch the designer talk about the forthcoming collection.

Trimming the Tree With Dolce & Gabbana

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Stefano and Eva “Claridge’s asked us to create this year’s Christmas tree, and we were delighted because London and Claridge’s are two of our favorite places, and Christmas is such a magical time,” Stefano Gabbana told Style.com last night at the annual Christmas tree unveiling at Claridge’s, an event that, for many Londoners, marks the beginning of the festive season. “To be asked was such an honor considering the great designers who have taken part before. We just hope that we have achieved our goal of bringing a bit of Italian artigianalita [artistry] to London.”

Well, they can tick that box. The beautiful ornaments that were painstakingly hand-blown, carved, and painted in an Italian workshop included pupi (wooden puppets), toy soldiers, medieval knights, and even orange, lemon, and watermelon wedges that transported us directly to a Sicilian garden. This collaboration carries on the tradition established by Claridge’s in 2009 of inviting a fashion house to dream up a tree, with Dior and Lanvin rising to the challenge at Christmases past.

Eva Herzigova, David Gandy, Poppy Delevingne, Joan Collins, and more sampled Italian canapes out of festively wrapped gift boxes and were treated to a moving tenor performance that held the entire crowd in rapt attention. “The environment they created is so very special—the atmosphere here is absolutely rich with this infusion of Italian culture,” offered Herzigova. “I think with this, the boys have outdone even themselves, if that is possible.”

Photo: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Eva Herzigova Goes Monroe for Brian Atwood

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Last time Brian Atwood tried to do a film, it was banned. Which wasn’t really surprising, considering the Mert & Marcus-lensed Fall 2012 short featured a completely naked Candice Swanepoel (save a sometimes-there corset and some killer Atwood boots) watching porn and rolling around with two muscular male models. But now that he’s worked out the kinks, Atwood is back for round two. The designer teamed up with the famed photographers again for his Spring ’13 film, which, inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s iconic pool scene in Something’s Got To Give, stars Eva Herzigova. Despite the fact that she’s nude (come on, what did you expect?), the film is a playful and, dare we say, tasteful expression of the seductive femininity around which Atwood’s shoes are built. “I think our last film and campaign was very sexual. It pushed the boundaries. But this is more feminine,” Atwood told Style.com. The video has a distinct Old Hollywood feel and shows Herzigova swimming around in a pair of floral heels (which Atwood thought resembled vintage swimming caps). “Yes, there is a man [you only see his arm as he reaches over the pool to give Herzigova a martini], but it’s all about her,” added the designer, who notes that Monroe’s “unapologetic sex appeal” is a constant source of inspiration. “She was mesmerizing—she had this power over men and women. And I think we captured that in a modern and very luxurious way.” Indeed, what could be more luxurious than wearing emeralds and sky-high sandals in a private pool? “Every woman wants to be that woman.” And Herzigova does a more than credible Marilyn impression. “When we were filming, I told Eva that I didn’t realize she was so curvaceous,” Atwood said. “And she leaned over to my ear and said, ‘I’m three months pregnant.’ ” Watch the debut of Atwood’s Spring ’13 film, above, exclusively on Style.com.

Prada in Bloom

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There wasn’t anything inherently minimal about the metallic leather judo socks and Japanese floral-print furs, bags and frocks in Miuccia Prada’s Spring 2013 collection. But simplicity—extreme simplicity—is precisely the concept behind the house’s Spring campaign, which debuts today exclusively on Style.com. Featuring some of our favorite women—like Eva Herzigova, Sasha Pivovarova, Amber Valletta, Raquel Zimmermann and more—the images, shot by Steven Meisel, do away with frills and thrills, letting Prada’s strong Spring stars (and clothes) shine.

This Week In Baby News…

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It looks like the stork is going to have a busy 2013. Adding to the influx of baby news this month, Eva Herzigova just announced that she’s five months pregnant with she and partner Gregorio Marsiaj’s third child. Naturally, this didn’t stop a pro like Herzigova from ruling the runway during a fashion show in the Czech Republic last month. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we call them supermodels.

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images