6 posts tagged "Fashion Week"
The invites have started pouring in, but one in particular so far has stood out: It’s a tiny letter-pressed card wrapped in lo-fi brown wax paper with our name and address hand-typed on—get this—a manual typewriter, from Araks. We were so charmed we called up to ask how long it took to do all of them. Two interns spent 15 hours at the task, it turns out. Here’s one of them hard at work. The collection itself, we learned, takes pointers from the work of Rachel Feinstein Currin and pics of street style faves like Giovanna Battaglia and Vika Gazinskaya.
If you aren’t all jazzed up about Fashion’s Night Out yet, the PSA, which just went live on www.vogue.com, should do the trick. With Diddy rapping, “Come on, let’s do it for the people, baby,” how could it not? Speaking of music, we hear that the Rodarte sisters have recruited the drag queen Justin Bond, a.k.a. Kiki of Kiki & Herb, to perform at their personal appearance at Barneys. It seems as if every square foot of the Madison Avenue store will be covered with designers, models, and showbiz types, but in particular we’re looking forward to catching the premiere of Coco Rocha‘s “Fashionista” video, dropping by the Alabama Chanin sewing circle, and getting our copy of the new book Isabel Toledo, Fashion From the Inside Out, signed by the woman herself. For more details about the goings-on at Barneys and at stores across the city, click here.
It was inevitable, but we denied it in our souls. There will be fewer fashion week parties this year, starting with no fêtes for Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs (seen here at last season’s in less recession-y days). Big sniff.
After venturing into footwear with Puma this fall, Alexander McQueen is launching a new collaborative effort with the label, a sporty clothing line to be unveiled in Milan this Tuesday. Guess the shoe fit.
Best reason for a delayed arrival: “I landed in the Hudson.” There’s really no way your ride from the airport can fault you for that.
J. Lo clears up the divorce rumors with a questionable defense: “It just didn’t go with the dress,” she said of her controversially missing wedding rings. Darling, they’re diamonds. They go with everything.
Your portfolio just got a little sexier: Cavalli may have found an investor, and hopes to “list on the stock market in ‘three or four years.’ ”
Dancing with the fembot? Cindy McCain was ready to shed her stiff image with a shot at stardom on Dancing With the Stars, but Mr. McCain shut her down. Give him time, Cindy Lou. He’ll recognize your true talent soon.