August 28 2014

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London: 4, Paris: 1; And More…


Giles Deacon just got what all of us could use these days: cash money. The designer is the newest ANDAM award winner, which comes with a $226,000 prize and means he’ll be taking his Spring looks to Paris this fall. London was getting crowded, anyway. [Hint Mag]

Beyoncé has her Mugler, Michael has his crystals. The King of Pop will be clad in over 300,000 Swarovski sparklers for his “This Is It” tour. We’re hoping some fabric will be involved, too. [WWD]

Sir Philip Green and Simon Cowell are going into business together. In our one-track minds, this translates into Kate Moss replacing Paula on American Idol. [WWD]

How old is too old for bunny ears? The Times investigates. [NYT]

Photo: Marcio Madeira

French Dressing At Suite 114


After 20 years on the French fast-fashion track—most recently as a buying and style director at Naf Naf—Eric Denèle decided he wanted to ratchet things up a notch. Inspiration struck at the cinema, or, more specifically, when he was watching the Cannes Film Festival on TV. “There were images of all these hotel suites set up with designer outfits, and actresses would just come in and try on pieces as if they were in their own private dressing room,” he recounted at yesterday’s opening night cocktail party. “I decided that I wanted to create something like that: un dressing, a pretty boutique that women could rely on for designers who are not yet well represented in Paris.” Denèle set up shop on the Left Bank, which is notable for its dearth of high-end multi-brand boutiques (conveniently, he is right up the street from Le Bon Marché). Now, at Suite 114, Denèle’s well-outfitted, oversize dressing room, Parisian fashionistas can get their shot of relative newcomers like 3.1 Phillip Lim, Phi, Giles Deacon, Brian Reyes, and Gareth Pugh, as well as an edited selection of accessories by Jean Grisoni and perfumes by Mona di Orio. In other words, a place to visit for your own red-carpet moment. Suite 114, 114 rue du Bac, Paris.

Photo: Jérôme Lobato

Beth Ditto: “Helped, but Not Redrawn”


Katie Grand threw a Valentine’s Day Love shopping party at London’s Dover Street Market on Saturday, but only an hour into the event was forced to admit, “There’s not much left, we sold most of it this morning.” To soft-launch her new biannual title for Condé Nast (officially out Thursday), Grand asked her posse of designer mates to concoct one-offs: a miniature chest of drawers of days of the week panties from Stella McCartney, heart hair bobbles and a canvas shopper by Katie Hillier, Luella T-shirts, printed bed linen from Giles for Swarovski, and a napa leather pillow by Stuart Vevers printed “I Loewe You.” Still, if the product was thin on the ground, there were advance copies of Grand’s new opus—with a naked Beth Ditto on the cover—for the London fashion crowd to devour along with the cupcakes and pink Champagne. Issues were inspected by Giles Deacon, Roland Mouret, Henry Holland, Bella Freud, and an assorted contingent of fellow escapees sprung from pre-London fashion week preparations for a couple of hours. So, what’s the difference between Love and Grand’s former mag, Pop? “Well when I started thinking about this issue, I wanted to do something that wasn’t so retouched,” she said. “That’s gotten so out of control recently, and I was very bored of seeing images that are not photographs of people anymore but kind of sketches of them. Pop was very glossy and did represent that, but Beth agreed when I asked Mert and Marcus to shoot her without so much retouching.” But how much? “Well, she’s only retouched in the Avedon way—helped, but not redrawn.”

Photo: Mandi Lennard

Designers Mark The Spot For Spring


If you weren’t among the devoted who queued up for the polka-dot-heavy Comme des Garçons capsule collection for H&M, you can still get the look: A flurry of spots are headed to stores come spring (click for slideshow). “People are investing in key pieces now,” says Adam Lippes, who featured the print in his latest ADAM collection. “Polka dots are classic, but they’ve been given a fresh twist.” There were cheery retro circles of all sizes at Michael Kors, Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni turned the pattern into lace skirts, and Giles Deacon offered smudged spots on shift dresses. It’s time to get happy, designers seem to be saying. We’re inclined to agree—here’s to optimism in ’09. Click here to get your dot on.



Photo: Marcio Madeira


paris fashion week: denim for charity


Lee Cooper stylist Lou Doillon is currently filming in New York, so she missed Lee Cooper’s 100-year anniversary auction at the Drouout Montaigne auction house in Paris last night. But plenty of fans turned out to snap up one-off and limited editions created for the brand’s global denim charity project, undertaken in association with the Red Cross and Designers Against AIDS. Highlights included a denim jacket customized with jewelry by Jade Jagger, a dress by Giles Deacon, a denim Barbarella outfit by Paco Rabanne, crystallized Swarovski jeans, and a three-piece ensemble by Diane Pernet (who was a designer before she turned filmmaker). The two record setters: the customized orange Land Rover parked out front (that went for 24,000 euros, or about $33,700) and French design wunderkind Ora-Ito’s “Ora-gami Jackets and Jeans,” constructed with what the designer calls “simplexity.” “Transforming Ora-Ito’s idea into one piece of denim took three or four months—there are like 40 ways they can open,” noted Lee Cooper CEO Stefaan Le Claire. The ensemble went for 17,000 euros (about $23, 900). The online extension of the auction will continue on eBay throughout the year, with proceeds earmarked for AIDS awareness and treatment efforts in Africa and Asia.

Photo: Courtesy of Lee Cooper