August 23 2014

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3 posts tagged "Jeremy Piven"

Fit for a Queen


 Princess Margaret's kaftan and turban

Fashion Rules—a new exhibition at London’s Kensington Palace showcasing twenty-one gowns once worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana—provides a peek at the royals’ wardrobes. “These three women were perhaps the most high-profile dressers of their time,” offered the show’s curator, Cassie Davies-Strodder. “Whatever they wore was photographed by international press and seen worldwide. The influence they had on fashion was bar none, and from a historical perspective, we felt it was critical to highlight that.” Now open to the public, the show comes before the much-anticipated September release of Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana biopic, in which Naomi Watts stars as the People’s Princess.

Sponsored by Estée Lauder, the exhibition’s opening party was held on Thursday evening at the Palace (once home to Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, and now the Duchess of Cambridge and Wills). And while the historic home’s new renovations—including a majestic stone hall with a thoroughly modern blue light sculpture by Loop.pH, quirky wallpaper boasting illustrations of Diana by artist Julie Verhoeven, and brick walls adorned with Mario Testino-lensed portraits of Princess Di—nearly overshadowed the dresses, several stood out. Key pieces include a gold caftan and turban worn by the party-loving Princess Margaret for a fete in Mustique (above), five gowns worn by the Queen in the fifties (below), and several Bruce Oldfield looks for Princess Diana. Oldfield himself was in attendance, joined by Poppy Delevingne, Tali Lennox, Minnie Driver, and Mr. Selfridge‘s Jeremy Piven. Designers Manolo Blahnik, Erdem Moralioglu, Richard Nicoll, Henry Holland, and Marios Schwab also stopped by to survey the scene. Continue Reading “Fit for a Queen” »

The CFDAs Slim Down, Print Speeds Up, And More…


Don’t take it personally, Tracey Ullman (or fellow past hosts Fran Lebowitz and Jeremy Piven), but this year’s CFDA Awards will be host-less. (OK, maybe take it a little personally.) [WWD]

Fashion’s most mysterious Tweeter, @dkny, gives a lengthy interview to discuss her life in cyberspace. Sadly not included: her actual identity. Foiled again! [Stylecaster]

The Journal gives one hardworking and underappreciated fashion laborer its due: the inkjet printer. Improvements in technology have allowed labels like Akris, Zac Posen, Valentino, and Helmut Lang (whose digitally printed top is pictured, left) to create wild prints faster and more cheaply than with old screen-printing methods. [WSJ]

Kate Moss wore her Kate Moss for Topshop romper backwards to the London launch of the new collection today. Because she’s Kate Moss, and Kate Moss can do that. [NY Mag]

And, finally, the name says it all: “Men in Tights: A Brief History.” [The Moment]

Photo: Courtesy of Helmut Lang

Theyskens In At Ricci, For Now


Olivier Theyskens is somewhat safe at Nina Ricci. In response to rumors that the long-haired one is getting the ax, Theyskens’s boss didn’t necessarily dish out hearty reassurances of the designer’s safety, but rather expressed lukewarm faith in Theyskens’s talent and a promise of an exacting review. No pressure, Olivier.

So long, Deep Throat. The anonymous informant died yesterday, making politics a little less sexy.

You can take the boy out of L.A., but you can’t take L.A. out of the boy. Jeremy Piven escapes from Broadway using ye olde sushi excuse, but we know he just couldn’t handle the weather.

This is a tough one. The apparent union of The Devil Wears Prada‘s Emily Blunt and The Office‘s John Krasinski poses a quandary for celebrity-couple moniker makers. Perez suggests Bluntinski; we like Krasunt. What about you, Style Filers?

Photo: Marcio Madeira