August 23 2014

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The Past Is Back


Jean PatouSchiaparelli isn’t the only iconic house that’s getting a reboot. WWD reports that French brand Jean Patou—which was founded by its namesake designer in the twenties, and helmed by the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, and Christian Lacroix after Patou’s death—is going to return to the fashion scene. Both a couturier and sportswear trailblazer, Patou, like Schiaparelli, had a way with tenniswear and smart knits—he was even credited with popularizing the cardigan. “We already have plans, we have ideas and know what sort of fashion we would like to do—and even consulted designers, who are all excited, because no matter what school they’ve done, for them Patou is an enormous reference,” the label’s vice president, Bruno Cottard, told the paper. Having ceased to produce couture in 1987 after Lacroix left the house to work on his own label, the brand has lived on through fragrances for the last two and a half decades. Cottard suggested that the house could make its Paris fashion week comeback as soon as a year from now.

Photo: George Hoyningen-Huene

Lacroix Lovers Remember The Eighties, Prada Hits The Beach, And More…


Hermès and luxury yacht-maker (is there any other kind?) Wally have dissolved their partnership, so no more Hermès yachts. To the two people on earth this actually affects, our condolences. [WWD]

Items from Christian Lacroix’s last collection for Jean Patou (Spring 1987) went on the auction block in Paris and raised a total of about $226,000, including more than $1,000 for a “slave bracelet.” [WWD]

Fresh off of Alice, Tim Burton is already planning on remaking another Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty. His top choice for Maleficient, the poisonous witch: Angelina Jolie. Don’t read anything into that. [Racked]

Prada’s latest sunglasses campaign goes live on the label’s Web site tomorrow, featuring beachy images shot by Steven Klein, music by Frederic Sanchez, and Prada girl-of-the-moment Rasa Zukauskaite (pictured in Prada’s shades). If you can’t make it to Biarritz, you can at least make it to, right? [Fashionista]

And Sir Hardy Amies, the British tailor whose name is all but synonymous with bespoke suiting, is making a triumphant return to…bespoke suiting. The homecoming follows his company’s financial collapse in 2008. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Don Ashby & Olivier Classe

Jeremy Scott Gets Shipshape


As it turns out, Band of Outsiders isn’t the only label feeling nautical. Jeremy Scott is on the boat wave (sorry), too: He’s created a limited-edition shirt for an upcoming exhibition of interiors from the thirties transatlantic ocean liner the S.S. Normandie at the South Street Seaport Museum. The ship included a dining room to seat 700—complete with glass columns by Lalique, which is also contributing a limited-edition ring for the exhibit—a winter garden and aviary, and Art Deco fittings and furnishings by Hermès, Jean Patou, and Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. In its day, the ship ferried Hemingway (Ernest, not Dree), Dietrich, Disney, Dalí, and even the von Trapp family between Paris and New York. As a guy who’s shown in Paris and, now this season, is returning to New York, Scott knows a thing or two about intercontinental travel. His Deco dame-inspired tee may not have been fancy enough for a first-class dinner on the old Normandie, but it’ll more than do you for the CDG-JFK flight—or, in Jeremy’s current case, one from LAX.

$30, available beginning February 15 at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St., NYC, (212) 748-8733,; Decodence: Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers Aboard the S.S. Normandie runs at the museum from February 25 through January 2011.

Photo: Courtesy of Jeremy Scott