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Giorgio Armani Designing For Mumbai, Princess Diana Exhibit Opening In Mall Of America, A Tribute To Eiko Ishoika, And More…


Giorgio Armani has signed on to design and furnish apartments for the World Towers residential complex, set to be unveiled in 2012, in Mumbai. The upscale complex (complete with custom Armani Casa furniture) will reportedly include a 117-story skyscraper, making it the largest residential tower in the world. [WWD]

Before the Princess Diana exhibition, featuring 28 of her famous dresses, goes on display at Kensington Palace in March, it will first make a stop at the Mall of America in Minnesota. The exhibition opens tomorrow. [Vogue U.K.]

As a tribute to the late costumier Eiko Ishioka, Nowness unveiled unseen images of the costumes she created for the new film Mirror, Mirror. Ishioka famously made Oscar-winning pieces for Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, outfitted Grace Jones for her 2009 Hurricane tour, and oversaw the costumes for the 15,000 performers in the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. [Nowness]

Dazed Digital met with a few of Central Saint Martins’ most promising M.A. students to find out what they have in store for their presentations on the opening night of London fashion week. Meet Timur Kim, Craig Green, and Mei Lim-Cooper. [Dazed Digital]

Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Rodarte And Francis Ford Coppola Celebrate Things That Go Bump In The Night


Kate and Laura Mulleavy have a well-publicized taste for horror flicks, so when Francis Ford Coppola dedicated the latest issue of his literary and art magazine, Zoetrope: All-Story to the horror genre, the sisters behind Rodarte were an obvious choice to take the reins. The Mulleavys guest-designed the Fall 2011 issue of the magazine, which coincides with the premiere of Coppola’s horror film Twixt at at the Toronto Film Festival. (Twixt stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, and as a young ghost, Rodarte favorite Elle Fanning.)

The new issue includes photography commissioned by Rodarte from Autumn de Wilde (who shot Maddie Kulicka and Karlie Kloss, below) and David Armstrong, as well as pieces by Wolfgang Tillmans, Roe Ethridge, and Mari Eastman. The stories range from work by Jim Shepard, Ryu Murakami, and Karen Russell to an old hat at the horror genre: Edgar Allen Poe. Creating the issue put the Mulleavys in mind of a few of their own favorite spooky stories, too. Asked for their favorites, the sisters selected Frankenstein (Kate’s pick) and George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (Laura’s). The new issue hits stands September 21.

Photos: Autumn de Wilde

Blasblog: LV hearts Earth Day


I know, I know—there comes a point when all this green living gets to be too much. Like, now socialite galas have to be green, and designers are making green dresses out of organic cotton, and people look at you weird in the grocery store if you’re not buying locally grown, sustainable fish for dinner. To be honest, it’s all a little confusing. (Can someone just tell me right now if clean coal is actually good? Barack says it’s the future, but those Kennedys are telling me “clean coal is a dirty lie.” Jeez.) Thank goodness for Louis Vuitton; they’re making it simple to tithe to Mother Nature this year. For today only, which is Earth Day, by the way, the fashion luxury conglomerate will donate 15 percent of all U.S. online sales to the Climate Project, the Al Gore organization that focuses on raising awareness about global warming. Vuitton has made contributions to the organization in the past in the names of campaign faces like Catherine Deneuve, Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Keith Richards, Sofia Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola, and Sean Connery. “We’re committed to promoting environmental responsibility and sustainable development,” said Antoine Arnault, the head of communications at the French luxury goods house. So for today at least, buying that famous monogram means that you love the earth as much as you love yourself! If you need another excuse, in addition to Earth Day, today is also my birthday—and I’ve never turned down a little bit of L(o)V(e).