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April 19 2014

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83 posts tagged "John Galliano"

Karlie For Dior, Gucci x Three, And More…

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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]

Photo: Marcio Madeira

The Underworld Rises Again

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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?

Photos: Marcio Madeira

Blasblog From Paris: Backstage Bubbles

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I know a few women who say they prefer couture to ready-to-wear because of the lack of frenzy and excitement. But really, it’s all about the alcohol and free food. Back on Monday, Dior invited guests downstairs into John Galliano’s mirrored studio under the salon where he had just debuted his collection. Marion Cotillard hovered by the food and wondered if it was too early in the day to hit the bubbly. Of course it wasn’t. Yesterday, Riccardo Tisci welcomed a whole slew of well-wishers and Champagne sippers to a little tent backstage after Givenchy. His muse, Mariacarla Boscono, held court with Luigi Murenu, while Natasha Poly and Lara Stone asked for creams and bleach to get the black out of their hair. But the most decadent post-show affair was provided by Karl Lagerfeld. There’s always a major crush to see the designer, and the pushy guards have a lot of crowd control on their hands. This time he served drinks and food so that patient types like Fabiola Beracasa and Tallulah Harlech were able to watch the post-show mania with a cocktail while Isabel Lucas, Mario Testino, and Élodie Bouchez made their way through the crush to congratulate the Kaiser. “I think all the designers should do this after every show,” Poppy Delevingne declared. I don’t think she’d find many who would argue with her.

Photo: Derek Blasberg

What Lady Gaga’s Wearing Next?

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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.

Photo: Evans Vestal Ward

Harrods Keeps It Fresh

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Central Saint Martins has developed some of the world’s great talents—Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, and John Galliano, to name a few. But its runway show—one of the hottest tickets of the week—doesn’t do things traditionally. All that talent comes with a lot of noisy fans, which has turned the show into one of London’s most interactive, kind of like the fashion set’s Rocky Horror Picture Show. And, at the end, a panel hands out a prize for the strongest collection. Previous winners have included Christopher Kane and Alistair Carr (now at Balenciaga). Apart from an award, Harrods doles out £5,000 for the winner, the mother lode for a new designer. Despite the legendary retailer being a tad busy these days (owner Mohammad Al Fayed was cleared on assault charges last week, and CEO James McArthur recently departed), the chain is taking care of the up-and-comers. Next month sees Charlotte Ronson entering Harrods’ hallowed halls, an event that has already created a fashion buzz. Bets are on whether Lindsay will show up, but it promises to be a glitz event.