71 posts tagged "Jean Paul Gaultier"
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?
“9:30, Sean coming, 11:30, workout, 5:00, David Letterman, 8:00, Showtime, 1:00, Meet Sandra.” Three guesses on whose handwritten journal this is. Well, considering the Sean is Penn and Sandra is old buddy Bernhard, you guessed right. This agenda, along with thousands of other personal effects, was brought together for a major Madonna moment—Simply Madonna: Materials from the Girl, an exhibition at The Old Truman Brewery in London. Along with notes, unknown lyrics, canceled checks, and the odd music video award, there are clothes, clothes, clothes. The pink bustier dress from the “Material Girl” video; the Jean Paul Gaultier black bustier from “Open your Heart;” the Evita wedding dress—all present and accounted for. Fans, historians, and stars—including Noel Gallagher, Vivienne Westwood, Bill Wyman, and a gaggle of Jagger offspring—packed into the Brick Lane space to soak up the Madge-factor. “It was a labor of love,” said curator Ted Owens as a Japanese viewer nearly fainted in front of the “Truth or Dare” pearls. “Of course, we would love Madonna to be here now and see this major love in, but I guess she is little busy right now with her divorce.” Yes, just a tad. All the items will be up for auction, which prompted the question: Does Mr. Owen think they’ll get the price they’d like, for, say, the “Material Girl dress? “Darling, Madonna is recession-proof.”
Coco Rocha knows how to work a runway—who could forget when she jigged out at the opening of a Jean Paul Gaultier show a few seasons ago? But on Monday, starting at Carolina Herrera, we noticed the currently carrot-topped stunner not backstage at the shows but sitting front-row. At Thakoon she revealed her front-row status was part of an on-air hostessing gig she’s lined up with the E! Network. Although she was mum about titles, air dates, or any other figures, she did admit that while she’s usually a chatterbox, occasionally she finds herself stumped when it comes to the big interviews. “I love fashion, and I love the people in this industry, but sometimes I’m at a loss for words,” she said. “And then I’m like, ‘What do you think of shoes?’ ” But with her big personality and warm smile, she seemed to be doing OK. If all else fails, jigging is one way to loosen people up.
Need a little lift while you’re out there trying to freshen up your fashion week wardrobe with as little expenditure as possible? Swing by Bergdorf Goodman’s Fifth Avenue windows to see this bubbly glass water bottle, a collaboration between Jean Paul Gaultier, Baccarat, and Evian. It’s the second time that Evian has asked a designer to “dress” an haute couture bottle. (Last year it was Christian Lacroix.) We know that bottled water is kind of politically incorrect these days, but environmentalists and aesthetes alike will be happy to know that there are only five of these worldwide. The Bubble bottle will be at BG until Sunday, when it takes a little tour of Manhattan to the Soho Grand and Buddha Bar, before heading back home to Paris.