April 19 2014

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DVF Goes Deep-Sea Diving At Maison Darré


The first day of Paris fashion week is usually judged too early for a bash, but you’d never know it from the crowd that crammed into Vincent Darré’s tiny interiors shop, Maison Darré, yesterday. There—packed to the rafters, almost, and spilling into the street—were Catherine Deneuve, Diane von Furstenberg, Pierre Bergé, Christian Louboutin, Mario Testino, Victoire de Castellane, Olivier Zahm, Inès de la Fressange, Bruno Frisoni, and Silva Venturini Fendi and her daughter Delfina Delettrez Fendi, who is presenting her accessories collection today. (Phew.)

“Sans Queue ni Tête” (a French expression meaning, basically, nonsensical) is the name of Darré’s latest silver and gold-leaf furniture collection, one that looks like 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea—as reinterpreted by Salvador Dalí, that is. Mirrors framed by catfish mouths and treated with silver for an ancient, foggy look, frog bedside tables, and wobbly chests of drawers were among the deep-sea fantasies. Darré was inspired, he said, by a bathroom order from a very eccentric private client. “I began to think about the lobsters Dalí designed for Schiaparelli, which she used for a dress. I started with a lobster jewelry holder… The collection just took off from there.” It was finding some very appreciative fans. Diane von Furstenberg, on the arm of M. Louboutin (left), was ogling a pair of wiggly bronze octopus sconces. “I think I want one of those,” she said before placing her order on the spot.

But even on a rare night off, fashion wasn’t far from the minds of most of the attendees. Elie Top, Lanvin’s jeweler extraordinaire, had stolen away from the house’s accessories atelier, where he’s been working nonstop on the last minute touches for Friday’s show, for a quick visit. “Look what happens when you spend too much time putting on rhinestones with a glue gun,” he joked, holding up his hands in dismay.

Photo: David Atlan

Get Your Band Of Outsiders Without Going Outside, A Guide To Inès’ Paris, And More…


Band of Outsiders’ range of polos is called, per usual Sternbergian antics, “This Is Not a Polo Shirt.” Okay. But this is a new e-commerce site where you can buy them and have them shipped right to your door. [Blackbook]

Roger Vivier brand ambassador Inès de la Fressange (pictured) is writing a chic guide to Paris, after years of being hounded by journalists and friends for the best salon/restaurant/shop/anything else in her city. Finally, a Lonely Planet for the Chanel backpacking set! [WWD]

Mommie chic-est—Jourdan Dunn is back on the LFW runways a mere ten weeks after giving birth. [Vogue U.K.]

And today in unnecessary brand extensions: Jason Wu has put his name on a line of GE digital cameras to be sold on HSN. Jason, if you’re looking to fritter away the last of that MObama-accrued capital, this is probably a good way to go. [DVice via Racked]


Mad Men For Sale, Inès Trumps Carla, And More…


If Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant has her way, offices will be filled with stylish Don Draper and sultry Joan clones. Bring it on. [WWD]

Introducing Edward, the new men’s line from Duckie Brown and Odin. As girls, we are officially jealous. [WWD]

Yes, Lindsay, it’s called pre-fall. Miss Lohan was pretty sure she had more time to work on her sophomore Ungaro collection, but the next show is fast approaching: “It’s already in January…I thought it was in March.” [People]

We didn’t know this was a revolving title, but apparently Inès de la Fressange has replaced Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as “the Most Chic Woman in Paris.” She’s certainly stylish, but check her out above, what do you think? [Telegraph U.K.]

Speaking of Inès, Karl Lagerfeld once had some not so nice things to say about her. Here, a handy compilation of the Kaiser’s bons mots over the years. [Jezebel]

Gucci catches on to the social media trend with the launch of a “global, multilingual, social networking microsite” today. Gucci lovers can upload pictures of themselves, which will be reflected in shades from new line Gucci Eyeweb. Next month, they’re switching to ski goggles. Very clever. [WWD]

Penélope Cruz in SATC 2? Now we’re interested. [People]

Photo: Eric Ryan/Getty Images

Haute Stuff


Proof that Parisians love clothes? Witness the suited and booted guests at Vincent Darré and Inès de la Fressange’s cocktail celebrating Maison Darré’s one-year anniversary. Less is more might be the mantra of stateside summer dressing, but in Paris what you wear is not something to be taken lightly: Note de la Fressange’s velvet boots, Nicolas Ghesquière’s woolly sweater, Darré’s dark blazer, and coats and jackets for the ladies. No matter what the temperature, some people are just cool. What does French style mean to you?

Photos: Courtesy of Lucien Pagès

Jane Mayle Will Stay Just A Little Bit Longer


For at least a short while, we get more Mayle. Jane’s namesake line and boutique will stay open through April and offer a very limited limited collection.

The Ellen Show: Ellen Barkin’s new, vaguely familiar HBO show will be less warm-cuddly than a talk show, and more sexy-vindictive, like a telenovela.

Fabien Baron and Karl Templer must have something lined up in This Unstable Economy, otherwise their joint exit from Interview would be highly unadvised. Or just ballsy.

Page Six Magazine will continue to dole out the same trustworthy gossip, just less of it.

The Bank of England’s guidelines for their female employees’ wardrobes specify “no ankle chains,” which is disturbing, because it means someone actually wore one.

The Cut makes a good point: “Who needs the Super Bowl when you have couture?” Specifically, Jean Paul Gaultier doing this.

Uniqlo’s list of participants in its Designers Invitation Project is complete: Steven Alan (for women), Opening Ceremony (men), Shipley & Halmos (women), and Gilded Age (men). Prices stop at $79. Sweet fashion relief.

Photo: Eugene Gologursky/WireImage