73 posts tagged "Fendi"
Exactly as you’d expect, the dress code for the Monster’s Ball—also known as Lady Gaga’s new tour—is anything but black tie. Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada are two of the names who’ve created onstage gowns for La Gaga in her usually understated style. Prada’s, which has already been seen onstage in Ireland, is made of ciré, a plasticized jersey; Armani’s looks include a round-shouldered, sequined bodysuit with matching sunglasses (pictured). Of course. [FWD]
Two words: Zoolander 2. (Well, a word and a numeral, technically.) Ben Stiller to star, Jonah Hill to co-star, Justin Theroux to write/direct. Now we’re wondering: Were all those Fall 2010 shows Theroux hit in New York for research? [Racked]
Kim Kardashian defends her line with Bebe against accusations that she copied Fendi looks, saying, “The clothes you see in the chain stores at your mall are all inspired by designer, runway fashion!!! What stores like Bebe do is take runway fashion and use it as inspiration to create pieces that are wearable and accessible for everyone.” So, in other words, yeah, she copied all those Fendi looks. [StyleList]
In sad news, Alexander McQueen is laid to rest in London today at a private ceremony. [WWD]
And the wardrobe of his friend Daphne Guinness, is headed to FIT for an exhibition in 2011. If her current preoccupations hold, it should be 80 percent veils by then. [WWD]
Get ready to take a lunch break. Prada live-streams from Milan at 1 p.m. EST. [Prada]
Topman has been a major underwriter of the growing men’s fashion scene in London, as well as a participant in the MAN group show that, in the past, helped designers like Kim Jones to find their feet in the business. Today, the last day of London fashion week, Topman finally flew solo, with a whole show devoted to the label’s Fall collection. It was brilliant. Kudos to design director Gordon Richardson and his creative team, but the shadowy genius behind the presentation was stylist Alister Mackie. He took the same military tack as Christopher Bailey at Burberry, referencing the precision, the cut, the color scheme of army uniforms from both world wars. And Mackie proved, like Bailey before him, that there is no better-looking coat than an officer’s coat. The parkas were pretty cool, too. But the collection wasn’t simply a soldier’s story redux. While Topman was still part of a group show, there were restrictions on the breadth of the offering. Today, Mackie was able to show some great knitwear and ombré prints that looked a little like war-blasted terrain, or maybe just trees in winter. Either way, a reminder that Mackie is a dark soul. But, thinking of the many collections he’s brought his unique tweaks to in the past—Marc Jacobs, Fendi, McQueen, Lanvin—he’s just about the best natural asset Topman could have right now.
Keep an eye on the castings at Elise Øverland this season: Heidi Klum and her fellow judges from Germany’s Next Top Model (pictured) will be front-row judging their contestants, who will be among the catwalkers. Spoiler alert? [Fashionista]
Prada and Fendi have agreed to move their Milan women’s shows to an earlier date, effectively extending fashion week. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the phones at Alitalia ringing furiously as every editor races to reschedule her flight. [WWD]
Kelly Cutrone wants figure skater Johnny Weir front row at Jeremy Scott. Please, please tell us there’s an Olympic outfit by JS in this kid’s future. (It would make for an epic battle of the unitards with one of Vera Wang’s designs for Evan Lysacek.) [The Moment]
And it turns out that Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D. and Blink-182′s Travis Barker have the same “Cadillac” tattoo on their torsos. This message has been brought to you by the Council of Overly Attentive Media Consumers, and presumably lamented through the halls of the Cadillac HQ. [Racked]
Anja Rubik has been the face of Chloé, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Bottega Veneta, and Giuseppe Zanotti, among many others. The latest addition to that impressive list? Wii Yoga. (That is, along with Fendi’s Spring 2010 campaign, which she just shot in Saint-Tropez with Karl Lagerfeld five days ago.) “They first got in touch with me in the spring,” said Rubik yesterday at a promotional event. “I think they read in an interview that I practice yoga.” The Polish beauty entered the world of downward dogs over three years ago and, schedule-permitting, goes to Jivamukti in New York every other day. “It helps because I’m always sitting on planes and I wear a lot of high heels. Your back gets really bad,” said Rubik. “In yoga, you can just stretch it all out and you feel so good afterwards.”
Rubik’s already something of a yoga ambassador on a micro level, having converted fellow mannequin Maryna Linchuk and boyfriend pro-basketball player turned model Sasha Knezevic. “He was like, ‘Yoga? No way!’ But he came and he was sweating so much and realized that it’s really a workout,” she said. When she’s in London or L.A., she hits Jivamukti’s outposts. In Paris, though, the French Vogue favorite has yet to find a perfect fit. So would Rubik become a yoga teacher? “It’s a possibility, but not right now because of my schedule,” she said. She has, however, added a hyphen to her job title by designing a line for Polish accessories label Quazi. She describes Anja Rubik for Quazi as very “rock ‘n’ roll.” The fall line, sold currently only in Poland, is heavy on the studs, while she says spring is all about zebra prints.