75 posts tagged "Jean Paul Gaultier"
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]
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?
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]
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?