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The Forbes Celebrity 100 list is out, and models are well represented. Gisele (pictured; #85), Heidi Klum (#86), and Kate Moss (#91) all made the list—though, we have to admit, in the lower rungs. You’re gonna need to hustle to catch up with Taylor Swift (#12), ladies! [Forbes]
Prada is reportedly again considering an IPO, a move it has mulled and rejected several times over the past few years. The latest bid has the company going public in the first quarter of 2012. [WWD]
A group of three investors—including YSL’s late partner in business and life, Pierre Bergé—will assume control of the struggling French newspaper Le Monde. The trio’s bid was opposed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, owing to Bergé’s close ties to socialist politics, but narrowly approved by a board vote. [Bloomberg]
And if all that business news is a little heady for a Tuesday morning, relax with a few pretty pictures. The experts at Modelinia weigh in on two new Fall campaigns: Isabel Marant (starring #91 herself, Kate Moss), and Miu Miu (starring Ginta Lapina and Siri Tollerød). [Modelinia]
It’s a week before Fox unveils the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance, and the show’s hostess is on the phone with a confession. “The first dress I bought where I thought I had gone completely mad was an Alexander McQueen,” Cat Deeley tells Style.com. “It was the most beautiful dress I had ever seen, like I had gone up to my grandmother’s attic and opened a trunk and pulled out this treasure of millions of layers of white tulle. It looked like a fairy-tale rock princess’s dress. I spent a fortune on it. But it’s so over the top that I’ve never, you know, actually worn it.”
Huh? This from the hostess of a weekly Fox dance-off?
But Deeley’s enviable wardrobe is reason enough for fashion-minded viewers to tune in, however they feel about splits and pliés. She’s quietly brought Balenciaga, Christian Dior, YSL, and Givenchy to prime time. “I like to have fun with what I wear on the show,” Deeley says. “People either love it or hate it, but they always have strong opinions about it. And, for me, that’s what fashion should be about.”
Even with more designers—especially countrymen like Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Alice Temperley, and Giles Deacon—making their collections available to her, Deeley says she still picks up many of her ensembles at vintage stores on the road during auditions. (She’s also got a strong feeling for French designers like Roland Mouret, Isabel Marant, and Lanvin.) So, what’s on deck for next Thursday? “I never know what I am going to actually wear until the morning of the show,” she explains. “I go into the studio and see how I’m feeling—ballsy or not? Then I pick the outfit and turn to my makeup team with detailed scenarios—like, think Talitha Getty in Morocco or Jerry Hall meeting Andy Warhol. That’s how we do it. I’ve definitely put some crazy things together in my time.” So why not wear the McQueen dress after all? “It’s so over the top that everyone would literally turn around and say I’ve gone clinically insane,” she laughs. “Maybe instead I will just get it framed.” Continue Reading “The Must-Watch Show For Runway Fanatics Is…So You Think You Can Dance?!” »
Isabel Marant told us she was planning her first New York store way back in March of last year at her Fall 2009 show, and local fans of the French designer’s casual-cool sensibility have been waiting with credit cards at the ready ever since. We couldn’t get an official count on just how many pairs of her fringed and cuffed pirate boots will be waiting when the charming Mr. Hatman window signs (see below) disguising the construction site within come down and the doors finally open at 469 Broome Street this weekend. But on a transatlantic phone call, Marant did tell us that she’s planning to stock the label’s strongest pieces. No doubt her followers will like the sound of that.
Who did you work with on the project?
A French architect named Nicolas Andre. He did my three shops in Paris; it’s been quite a long time that we’ve been working together.
Will the new shop feel like the stores in Paris?
No, not at all. I quite hate doing the same store over and over again. I like to work around the space I’ve found, and generally I choose a space because it has a soul that I like. In Soho, I fell in love with this building on the corner of Broome and Greene; it represents what I had in my head about New York, the huge spaces. We have columns and a really great ceiling with embossed metal panels. As the space was really big, we constructed a kind of wooden cabin. It’s quite hard to explain, but it’s between a sculpture and a tree house. It’s a space within a space.
That sounds similar to what your husband, Jérôme [Dreyfuss, the bag designer], did in his store next door.
No, it’s very different. Of course, we love the same things and we have the same inspirations, living together for 15 years now. Of course there are similarities between us. But we never speak together about what we’re doing [at work] because we have really separate [design] universes. Neither of us was quite used to having such huge spaces, because in Paris it’s very rare to have this kind of space. We both had the same idea of reducing the space, having a smaller space within a big space. Yes, we share the same architect, but we really worked separately with Nicolas.
Despite a TV show that never quite caught on in the U.S. and a faint lingering of what-is-it-she-does-again, Alexa Chung has become a veritable style icon. (Just ask the customers—celebs included—eager to snap up Mulberry’s Alexa bag, or Chanel, which named her a brand ambassador.) As a result of the attention, she’s mostly traded her schoolgirl smocks and so-nerdy-they’re-cool shoes for sleek runway ensembles. But the look she adopted for a quick shopping trip in Silver Lake made us remember the dressed-down Alexa that originally caught our eye. The Isabel Marant tunic doesn’t quite go with the floppy leopard hat, white manicure, and, er, sensible sandals, but that’s precisely what we love about the pairing. What do you think? Is Alexa Chung a true fashion guru, or is it all bollocks?
Jérôme Dreyfuss is, in his words, living the dream. His dream: He designs for a living, his handbag business is growing at a healthy pace, but it’s not growing so fast that he doesn’t have time to indulge in other, more domestic pleasures. Now New Yorkers are going to get a taste of the good life, Dreyfuss-style. Next week, the designer’s first U.S. store opens in Soho, and he’s made his space into a mini-recapitulation of the weekend retreat he shares with his wife, Isabel Marant. “I loved the space the moment I saw it, but it looked like it was made for Martin Margiela,” Dreyfuss noted, as construction workers joined together wooden beams for the cabin-style hutch where bags will be displayed. “I had to make it more personal to me,” he adds. “So I thought, why not like our place in the country?” Alongside his coveted bags and the interior trees brought in to give the shop some of the atmosphere of nature, shoppers will find a capsule collection of leather jackets, Dreyfuss’ first foray into apparel design since he started his handbag line. “My intention is to keep it small,” he notes. “I don’t like to chase success too much, or even the idea of getting too big. But then again, I never would have thought I’d wind up with a shop of my own in New York City, either.”
Jérôme Dreyfuss opens next week at 473 Broome Street, (212) 334-6920, www.jerome-dreyfuss.com.