August 20 2014

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26 posts tagged "Jessica Stam"

Do You Dare To Go Spare?


Of the hundreds of gowns at this week’s Met ball, the most striking were also the most restrained. Zoe Saldana and Diane Kruger looked chic in unadorned Calvin Klein Collection gowns; ditto Jessica Stam in long-sleeved Rachel Roy. Plenty of minimal eveningwear could be found on the Fall runways, too. “Less is more these days,” Yigal Azrouël told us. “People are tired of all the froufrou and are just craving simplicity.” The designer turned out long, sleek dresses notable for how covered up they were, as did Antonio Berardi and Andrew Gn. At Stella McCartney and The Row, meanwhile, hemlines were raised, but the silhouettes were just as streamlined.

Click to see the slideshow, and let us know what you think of fashion’s new minimalist streak.

Photo: Marcio Madeira /

Letting The Light In


Last season, sheers ruled the runways—Dior to Dolce, Fendi to Ferré. (You can check them all out here.) And this season? They’re still here. See-through styles showed up at YSL, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, and Valentino, among others, but the point was really hammered home at Giambattista Valli’s dinner for Moncler Gamme Rouge last night in Paris. Valli girls including Heidi Mount and Jess Stam pictured), and Coco Brandolini went for gauzy frocks, baring plenty of skin. (So did Lou Doillon, in a chic, sheer jumpsuit that occasionally revealed more than she might have preferred.) The hand-wringers will continue to wonder, especially in this season of the power suit, how these will play at the office. But when your office is the runway…

Photo: Courtesy of Moncler

Stam Sketches, Lacroix Goes With The Grain, And More…


Jess Stam (pictured) has already got her muse credentials down—she inspired Marc Jacobs’ best-selling Stam bag—but now she’s adding designer to her list of titles. The model revealed (via Twitter, of course) that she’s hard at work on a capsule collection for Rachel Rachel Roy. [Vogue U.K.]

The latest from Lacroix: Four new licenses have already been signed by the company’s new CEO, for eyewear, home textiles, stationery, and decorative wood paneling. Because if there’s one thing we always lamented about the Lacroix atelier, it’s that it wasn’t focused enough on decorative wood paneling. [WWD]

Ermenegildo Zegna is going back to school. After 100 years in the suit-making business, the label has established a master’s program in menswear at Milan’s Istituto Marangoni. [WWD]

And Page Six is gleefully reporting that Linda Evangelista has rented an uptown pied-à-terre—in addition to her downtown loft—to be closer to her son’s school during the week. We hate to dredge up Linda’s famous wouldn’t-get-out-of-bed quote again, but… [Page Six]

Photo: David X. Prutting /

Double Vision


Runway beauty Jessica Stam recently let us peek inside her makeup bag, where she holds the secrets to perfect skin, hair, and nails (not to mention the secret of what Chanel beauty ambassadors like Jen Brill really do: trade lip gloss tips with their well-placed friends). She also held forth on her beauty icon, Michelle Pfeiffer. “I think she’s stunning,” Stam said—and, we couldn’t help but notice, a dead ringer for the Canadian model herself.

Photos: Universal / The Kobal Collection; Marcio Madeira

Open Mouth, Insert Crystal Stiletto


Steps away from his Meatpacking District boutique, Christian Louboutin’s high-end glassware experiment is now under way at the 18th-floor bar at the Standard formerly (well, still) known as the Boom Boom Room. It’s billed as Le Rituel and consists of the designer’s take on the traditional Champagne flute—a 5.5-inch crystal stiletto—accompanied by a bottle of Piper-Heidsieck Brut.

Inspired by a not-so-sanitary off-menu offering at nineteenth-century Parisian cabarets, Louboutin’s pairing went on sale at Colette last month. Saturday, Piper-Heidsieck previewed it for an extremely limited North American audience that included Zani Gugelmann and Bonnie Morrison.

Priced at $1,000, it’s a concept that’s bound to appeal to free-spending foot fetishists. To their disappointment on Saturday night, Jessica Stam and the other PYTs assembled at the Standard were raising a glass the old-fashioned way.

Photo: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin