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75 posts tagged "Jean Paul Gaultier"

JPG For Target, Tilda In Jil, And More…


Jean Paul Gaultier for Target: confirmed. Items for the store’s third Designer Collaboration, which is different from Go International (McQueen and Sui did the former, Rodarte and everyone else the latter), will be available in March. Gaultier’s muse is American pop culture; we may get a mass-market cone bra yet. [WWD]

First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear on Leno this Friday (OK, via satellite). Note to producers: We will not be happy if we can only see the top half of her outfit. [NY Post]

Agyness Deyn has been spending time away from us to become an actress, and—voilà!—she is. Her first role doesn’t sound like much, but even British modeling royalty have to start somewhere. [Page Six]

Tilda Swinton‘s wardrobe for her new film I Am Love is all Jil Sander, all the time. [WWD]

Chanel‘s barnyard threesome will be immortalized by the Kaiser in a photo shoot in Buenos Aires. We’re only assuming it’s the threesome, since usual suspects Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi will be there, along with newcomer Claudia Schiffer. Not a bad replacement for Lara Stone. [WWD]

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The Underworld Rises Again


What with both Lady Gaga and Madonna on Saturday Night Live and a corset-crammed Jean Paul Gaultier show, yesterday was quite the moment for innerwear as outerwear. But as our Sarah Mower points out, it was in fact John Galliano who sparked the revival of this old-trend chestnut with his Christian Dior haute-couture show back in July. Galliano continued the idea in his ready-to-wear collection two days ago with a forties glamour in lacy hems and sheer dresses layered over corsets. Is this the logical reaction to a few seasons of urban warriordom? Now that we’ve become weary of shielding ourselves with armor, perhaps it’s time to expose something vulnerable. And what could be more so than your unmentionables? That seemed to be partly the reason Marc Jacobs had—pronouncing himself tired of black and studs—at his Spring show, which wove in an exposed lingerie motif. Not that there isn’t a certain hard-edged facet to this trend. Look at the power of Dolce & Gabbana’s corsets. But there’s something fresh in the softer side, like Peter Copping’s pretty take on the subject at Nina Ricci and Fendi‘s powdery shades; and frilled bras hazily visible through chiffon. Are you ready to expose your inner workings this Spring?

Photos: Marcio Madeira

JPG For All, Beckham At The White House, And More…


Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest designer rumored to be getting the Target treatment. First Rodarte, now the French…what’s next? Maybe a diffusion line of looks from Cristobal Balenciaga’s archives. Sure to have mass appeal. [WWD]

As if the abuse he’s been getting in the blogosphere hasn’t been enough, Kanye West has now been invited to a formal roast. Whatever will they do for material? [Page Six]

You may have heard that Burberry is showing in London this season. More than once. Well, it’s a big deal, OK? So big that Christopher Bailey is documenting the whole thing on his cell phone. [The Moment]

Silence, haters. Victoria Beckham is a real designer. Jennifer Lopez is the latest very-famous-person to wear one of Posh’s dresses, and she wore it, drumroll please, to the White House. This means the likelihood of MObama wearing Beckham just got exponentially higher. [Daily Mail]

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Checking In With Ikram Goldman, Michelle Obama’s Go-To Gal


Ikram Goldman, the Chicago boutique owner whose role as Michelle Obama’s wardrobe consultant has made her one of the fashion world’s biggest influencers, is an elusive figure. She doesn’t trot around the fashion circuit and rarely give interviews. But she’s in New York until Sunday, buying pre-collections, and opened up to us a bit at last night’s Prospect Park Summer Soiree (click here for a slideshow from the party). “I always love what I see in pre-collections because I think they have a much longer shelf life, and it’s good for us,” Goldman said. It’s not the same as seeing shows, she added. “For me right now, this is pure business. It’s more about buying things that I know are going to be fillers for every piece, whether it’s from Gaultier or Moschino or Viktor & Rolf or McQueen.” Goldman was mum on how her itinerary this week might affect what her number-one client wears in coming months, but she did say what she liked: “I thought McQueen had beautiful dresses this season. In terms of really pretty finds and jewelry and things like that, I’d have to say Erickson Beamon did some really fun pieces. And I always love the Prova collections from Irini Arakas.” And MObama favorites Jason Wu (“we keep in touch all the time”) and Thakoon (“probably my favorite collection that I’ve seen so far, in terms of ready-to-wear, for pre-collections”) are both still very high on her list. She’d also spotted a trend. “I’m seeing a lot of biker jackets. Whether they’re laser-cut or leather or knit, a lot of biker jackets,” Goldman noted. The obvious question: What are the chances we’ll see the First Lady in one? “No comment.”

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

What’s Behind Fashion’s Current Fascination With Masks?


Salma Hayek, François-Henri Pinault, and the 200 guests at their Venice wedding party last weekend paid tribute to the Venetian tradition of Carnival with elaborate feathered face coverings—or were they trying to go incognito? Either way, designers beat them to the punch on the Fall runways. We saw R-rated blindfolds at Jean Paul Gaultier and lingerie disguises at Richard Nicoll. Much more tame were the animal masks that Erin Fetherston used in her finale, inspired as they were by the 1970 Catherine Deneuve fairy tale Peau d’âne. “There is nothing I like more than a girl in a mask and a party dress,” Fetherston told us. What about you?



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