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April 20 2014

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91 posts tagged "Fendi"

Will You Trade In Your Snakeskin For Crocodile?

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Python has been the defending champion in the exotics department for the past year or so, but the Fall runways revealed a fierce contender: crocodile. And this season, the scaly stuff wasn’t just relegated to accessories. Giambattista Valli and Fendi‘s Silvia Venturini Fendi whipped the skin into a cocoon-shaped topper and a luxe shift dress, respectively. Others showed it as a pattern instead. The team at MaxMara, for example, paired an embossed leather pencil skirt, cross-body satchel, and military cap with a devore knit turtleneck, while Emilio Pucci‘s Peter Dundas embroidered a sheer black dress with sparkly reptile scales.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW, and let us know how you’ll be rocking croc this season.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com

Fendi On Wheels

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The 17th annual ArtWalk benefit hits New York tonight, with co-chairs Alec Baldwin, Carey Lowell, Richard Gere, and Coco Rocha hosting one of the social calendar’s most prominent benefit art auctions, with proceeds going to New York City’s Coalition for the Homeless. Shepard Fairey, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, and Richard Phillips are among the artists who have donated their work to the silent and live auctions, but it’s a piece from evening sponsor Fendi that may have the evening’s fashion-world attendees buzzing. The label’s Selleria bike has Roman leather seats, wheel and handle covers, pump, basket, and vanity case—and, for the easily misdirected, a leather-covered GPS. ArtWalk? ArtRide!

Photo: Courtesy of ArtWalk

LVMH Gets Its Own Croc Tannery, The Demands Of The “New Breed” Haute Couture Clientele, Kris Van Assche’s Foray Into Film, And More…

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LVMH has finalized plans to jointly own a crocodile tannery. That means high-quality crocodile skins for the croc coats that its various luxury brands, like Fendi and Celine, showed on the Spring runways. [WWD]

Ateliers are learning to cater to a “new breed of haute couture clients” from wealthy countries in the Gulf. One of their top demands: not having the same dress as their peers. That’s an understandable requirement when you are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars per dress. [Telegraph]

Supermodel Naomi Campbell and her boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin, will be honored for their charity work on October 17 at Denise Rich’s Angel Ball this year. The Cipriani Wall Street affair will also include performances by Patti LaBelle and DJ Cassidy. [Page Six]

Aside from doing Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche also designs his own men’s line. To showcase the Spring ’12 collection for the line, he teamed up with director Joost Vandebrug on his first fashion film. [Hint]

Photo: Gianni Pucci / GoRunway.com

Fendi’s New Designer Drive, Miuccia Prada And Elsa Schiaparelli Could Be The Next Met Stars, And More…

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Now you can have your Fendi and drive it, too. As part of The Whispered Italian Grand Tour, a new Fendi project that includes a documentary about Italy’s craftsmen, the luxury brand created a special-edition Maserati. The designer car will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. [Vogue U.K.]

After the Met’s record-breaking Alexander McQueen exhibit, the Costume Institute has another fashion-focused show set to follow, WWD reports. Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli could be the next subjects under the museum’s spotlight. [WWD]

Dasha Zhukova’s new magazine, Garage, caused a stir this week with its controversial crotch shot cover. The cover model, Shauna Taylor, says, “I would have been stupid not to be part of this project. Not one single person can ever say they gave birth through a Damien Hirst piece of art. I can [if I ever give birth].” [Page Six]

To celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Alice Waters’ famed Chez Panisse, the restaurant and Levi’s partnered with writers and artists like David Byrne, Sofia Coppola, and Dave Eggers to create a series of limited-edition T-shirts. Of course, the shirts are 100 percent organic cotton with “plantable letterpressed hang-tags.” [The Food Section]

Photo: John Phillips/ Time Life Pictures / Getty Images

Louboutin And YSL Bare Their Soles, Sasha Pivovarova Teams Up With Timberlake, Remembering Amy Winehouse, And More…

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The Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent red shoe battle continues. After a long day of examining YSL’s all-red pump from the Resort ’11 collection and comparing it to Louboutin’s trademark red soles, Judge Victor Marrero decided he needs more sole-searching time in order to make the final decision as to whether YSL is allowed to continue selling the pump. [WWD]

Model Sasha Pivovarova is bringing sexy back to the big screen in her acting debut alongside Justin Timberlake. She will play JT’s mother-in-law in the sci-fi film In Time, which also stars Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, and Olivia Wilde. [Vogue.U.K.]

Could another supermodel also be making a move to movies? Miranda Kerr was seen meeting with Harvey Weinstein in New York last week, but it turns out they were discussing her role as judge on the upcoming Project Runway All-Stars series, along with Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman of Marchesa. [Page Six]

The world continues to react to the sad news that nouveau soul singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London home on Saturday. The singer, famous for her beehive ‘do, thick black cat-eye liquid liner, and innumerable tattoos, made her mark on fashion when she served as a muse to Karl Lagerfeld for his December 2007 Chanel show (Lagerfeld called her a “style icon”) and wowed the crowd at Paris fashion week when she performed at the opening of Fendi’s Avenue Montaigne store. [WWD]

Photo: Richard Young / Rex USA