13 posts tagged "Ferragamo"
It’s hard to find something more classic than Ferragamo’s Vara—the box-toed shoe garnished with a golden plaque and a grosgrain bow. This year, the mid-heeled wares (whose “sister” shoe, the Varina ballet flat, was introduced in 2007) turn 35. And to celebrate the anniversary, the house is launching L’Icona—an online project in collaboration with photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. The virtual endeavor features Swanson Frank-lensed portraits of twenty-one effortlessly stylish women—Alexandra Richards, Chiara Clemente, and Style.com’s own Marina Larroudé among them—wearing customized Varas or Varinas. “When I was a child, my chic grandmother used to wear Varas in black and brown,” says Larroudé, whose personalized kicks are pictured above. “I wanted a simple black patent shoe, because patent lasts forever, and I wanted to be able to wear mine every day, in the summer or winter, with or without tights.”
Icona.ferragamo.com will launch May 1, and the site will, for the first time, offer women the opportunity to customize their own pair of Varas (or Varinas—whichever you prefer). A video starring the twenty-one trendsetters (and their new shoes) will also screen on the site. Take a peek at the trailer for the Justin Wu-lensed short, which debuts exclusively below.
The Fall ’13 season is now well under way, and as we follow the shows to Milan and Paris, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.
WHO: Ferragamo, designed by Massimiliano Giornetti
WHEN: Sunday, February 24
WHAT: “Strength and Precision.” —Massimiliano Giornetti. The designer sent us a Fall ’13 sketch, above.
Though it’s easy to forget sometimes, when she’s not doing good works or shepherding her brood around the world, Angelina Jolie occasionally still makes movies. Her latest, The Tourist, opens today. Angie portrays a shady femme fatale bent on evading a group of international assassins (and siccing them on an unsuspecting Johnny Depp). But she never looks less than chic doing so, thanks to the ministrations of Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha), who gave her a closetful of tasteful garb and, thanks to a collaboration with Salvatore Ferragamo, a killer pump. The Elise style, customized for the film with a gold-tipped stiletto heel—reportedly Jolie’s favorite from the filming—is now available at Ferragamo’s New York flagship and select stores nationwide, in black leather and our favorite, blush suede ($750).
Jennifer Aniston took to the carpet in L.A. last night for the premiere of her new maternity comedy of errors (a 2010 genre if ever there was one), The Switch. Aniston has a mixed history with red-carpet looks, and if you ask us, she could have dialed up the glamour a bit for her new premiere. Her two-tone Spring ’10 Lanvin dress flatters her ultra-toned figure but doesn’t bring much spark. (Though the contrast-color zip on the side gives a little bit of pop that’s hard to make out in a front view.) With loose hair and strappy, nude sandals, the whole look feels more dinner-and-a-movie than star tour. (Though we love the Ferragamo croc clutch—even if it threatens to upstage its owner.) What do you think? Is less more, or should Jen have done like her on-screen alter ego and switched?
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships? Ferragamo’s just hoping it’s the face that’ll move a couple thousand bottles. The label has just announced that Dree Hemingway will be the face of its upcoming fragrance, to be shot by Craig McDean. [Modelinia]
Midtown Manhattan just got a little more dangerous—for us, at least: Uniqlo has officially announced what’s been suspected for weeks. It will open a second Manhattan flagship at 666 Fifth Avenue, a stone’s throw from our office. [WWD]
At this week’s Brooklyn Museum High Style gala, Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have enlisted six labels—Band of Outsiders, Philip Crangi, Patrik Ervell, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rodarte and Slow and Steady Wins the Race—to create carnival activities or special souvenirs to give to guests, ranging from a ring-toss station to a fortune teller’s booth. Let us guess—our future includes a quick trip to OC? [WWD]
And in unsurprising news: Estrella Archs has left Emanuel Ungaro. The path’s been cleared. Is Giles en route? [Vogue U.K.]