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August 30 2014

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24 posts tagged "Frida Giannini"

Runway to Red Carpet: Gucci Girls and Sparkles Galore

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Beyonce and Blake LivelyThis week, it was Gucci, rather than film premieres, that drew the stars out in New York. Creative director Frida Giannini made a rare trip to the Big Apple to host a duo of parties, which were attended by Gucci-clad celebs including Beyoncé, Blake Lively, and Kate Mara.

On Tuesday, Giannini and co. feted Chime for Change, a charity founded by Giannini, Beyoncé, and Salma Hayek Pinault. Blake Lively showed her support in a mod mustard Fall ’14 Gucci frock with a leather-lined keyhole cutout down the front. Not to be outdone, Queen Bey looked flawless in a one-of-a-kind plunging white Gucci jumpsuit. The following evening, Kate Mara joined the fashion crowd in celebrating Gucci’s long-anticipated cosmetics launch. She chose a burgundy A-line number with a leather bodice from the Fall ’14 runway for the affair.

In London on Tuesday, stars turned out for Glamour‘s Women of the Year Awards. After making a splash on the red carpet, Naomi Campbell, Taylor Schilling, and Sarah Hyland snagged trophies. Schilling, who took home the Editor’s Special Award, and Hyland, who earned the Comedy Actress accolade, both opted for shimmery looks. Schilling went for Peter Pilotto’s plunging silver-sequined Fall ’14 dress, while Hyland opted for a sparkling Gucci Resort ’14 shift. Campbell, the TV Personality Award winner, was the most memorable in a red-and-black Alexander McQueen Spring ’14 feathered dress.

Here, more of this week’s red-carpet highlights.

A Modest Proposal: Designers Take a Covered-Up Approach to Eveningwear

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EveningwearIn today’s social-media-fueled culture, modesty has become an overlooked virtue. While we admittedly got a thrill scrolling through endless Instagram posts exploring various angles of Rihanna’s butt crack following Monday night’s CFDA Awards, it takes a brave fashion icon like Rih to pull off a look leaving that little to the imagination. But for those women who still prefer to maintain an air of mystery, designers have us covered—literally. In recent months, we’ve noticed an upswing in full-on maxi dresses, which serve as evidence that high necklines and long sleeves can be sexy, too. Take, for example, Dolce & Gabbana’s billowing floral gowns for Fall (wind machine not included) or the body-veiling, mosaic-print numbers (complete with matching harem pants) featured on Chanel’s Cruise runway in Dubai last month. Adding fuel to the more-is-more eveningwear trend are the new Resort collections from Gucci’s Frida Giannini and Erdem Moralioglu, who presented curve-hugging column styles and floor-skimming guipure lace confections, respectively. For IRL proof that modesty and sensuality don’t have to be mutually exclusive, look no further than The Row’s Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen: The chic twins have been rocking maximum coverage ensembles for years.

Click for a slideshow of our favorite modest eveningwear looks.

Frida Giannini Is Staying Put

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Frida GianniniFor the past few months, rumors have been swirling that Frida Giannini was about to be replaced in her post as creative director at Gucci , with Riccardo Tisci often touted as her potential successor. Now, Giannini has addressed the talk in an interview with WWD. “These rumors are self-generated, and even engaged François-Henri Pinault, who came to Rome and told me they were not true,” she said. “Actually, he was concerned that the rumors would not let me work serenely.” In fact, Giannini notes, she has just renewed her contract with the storied Italian house and is busy preparing to celebrate her tenth year at its helm in 2015.

Photo:Yannis Vlamos/ Indigitalimages.com

Fall’s Freaks of Leopard

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Gucci“I am a freak of leopard,” Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele declared in the premiere episode of her hilariously addictive new Web series, J’Adore. Judging by the Fall ’14 collections, CCD isn’t the only one feeling for the fierce print these days. At Gucci, Frida Giannini put a mod sixties spin on the jungle motif, while Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller went craftsy with hers. We also saw spots at Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. But Riccardo Tisci was the man behind our favorite leopard moment of the season. His spotted looks for Givenchy were particularly carnal. In fact, we featured his plush fur coat on a cover of the new issue of Style.com/Print.

Here, a slideshow of Fall’s best leopard spots.

And The 2014 International Woolmark Prize Winner Is…

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RAHUL MISHRA

Today in Milan, a panel of judges including Style.com’s Tim Blanks, Franca Sozzani, Angelica Cheung, Frida Giannini, Colin McDowell, and Alexa Chung selected the winner of the coveted International Woolmark Prize. Competitors included the States’ Joseph Altuzarra (who will be sending us a diary chronicling his experience), the U.K.’s Sibling, Asia’s Ffixxed, Australia’s Christopher Esber, and Rahul Mishra, who represented India and the Middle East. So which talent won the judges’ affections? That would be Mishra. Having shown a lineup focused on embroidery, the designer will take home $100,000 AU in prize money, and his Woolmark collection will be stocked in such retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, 10 Corso Como, Harvey Nichols, and Joyce.

Photo: Courtesy of Woolmark