83 posts tagged "John Galliano"
Karlie Kloss is Dior‘s new face, a tidbit John Galliano offered up when he was late for his own party in Paris on Monday night. We guess casting the Spring campaign is as good an excuse as any. [WWD]
At Ann Taylor, Cintra Wilson finds Lanvin‘s first cousin, Balenciaga‘s love child, and a Louis Vuitton castoff. Not bad for under $250. [NYT]
Move over, Audrey. Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in the next big fashion film— Gucci, a big-budget thriller about the murder of Maurizio Gucci. [Variety]
Speaking of Gucci, now they’ve got an iPhone app. Yes, Angie, online shopping can be considered character research. [WWD]
Wait, there’s more: Mark Ronson’s sneakers for (you guessed it) Gucci are actually more like boat shoes. They’ll be in the Crosby Street pop-up on Friday. BYO dock. [Racked]
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?
A group of Angelenos will be celebrating Earth Day in style at tonight’s inaugural “Out of the Ordinary” event at L.A.’s vintage mecca The Way We Wore. Hosted by Dita Von Teese and Debi Mazar, the party and fashion presentation will showcase 32 revamped looks from the likes of Juan Carlos Obando, Kevan Hall, and Swan Song. “By its very nature, vintage clothing is as green as you can get,” says The Way We Wore owner and “Out of the Ordinary” founder Doris Raymond, who has fans in John Galliano, Angelina Jolie, Thakoon Panichgul, Scarlett Johansson, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O. “We all have things in our closets that we no longer relate to or perhaps have become damaged.” Raymond has rounded up some of her favorite designers and given them access to vintage pieces that needed a facelift. Current/Elliott turned a 1960′s nylon chiffon dress into a Grecian one-shoulder number that Emma Roberts wore on The Tonight Show recently. Jeremy Scott took apart a long-sleeve sequined fuchsia dress and remade it into a mini with encased boning and cutout circular shapes lined in black satin (rumor has it that Lady Gaga has first dibs). All of the looks are on the auction block to benefit Future Fashion, a nonprofit initiative promoting sustainable practices in the apparel industry. Visit www.ebay.com/thewaywewore through May 2 to see before-and-after shots or to score yourself a sustainable purchase.