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April 18 2014

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4 posts tagged "Justin Wu"

Customizable Classics, Courtesy of Ferragamo

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It’s hard to find something more classic than Ferragamo’s Vara—the box-toed shoe garnished with a golden plaque and a grosgrain bow. This year, the mid-heeled wares (whose “sister” shoe, the Varina ballet flat, was introduced in 2007) turn 35. And to celebrate the anniversary, the house is launching L’Icona—an online project in collaboration with photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. The virtual endeavor features Swanson Frank-lensed portraits of twenty-one effortlessly stylish women—Alexandra Richards, Chiara Clemente, and Style.com’s own Marina Larroudé among them—wearing customized Varas or Varinas. “When I was a child, my chic grandmother used to wear Varas in black and brown,” says Larroudé, whose personalized kicks are pictured above. “I wanted a simple black patent shoe, because patent lasts forever, and I wanted to be able to wear mine every day, in the summer or winter, with or without tights.”

Icona.ferragamo.com will launch May 1, and the site will, for the first time, offer women the opportunity to customize their own pair of Varas (or Varinas—whichever you prefer). A video starring the twenty-one trendsetters (and their new shoes) will also screen on the site. Take a peek at the trailer for the Justin Wu-lensed short, which debuts exclusively below.


They Love You, Baby

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Paris-based videographer Justin Wu has made a little subspecialty of videos of models lip-synching. If you’ve found a niche, groove with it—which is exactly what he does with a new video created for the newly relaunched LaneCrawford.com. The Hong Kong-based retailer has revamped its entire Web presence, with wide-ranging new content, but our favorite bit is Wu’s “Girls of AW 2011 Fashion Week,” with the season’s star catwalkers—Theres Alexandersson and Hailey Clauson (above) among them, but also Anja and Natasha and Joan and Daphne and Constance and many more—singing along to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Check out the full video here.

Photo: Justin Wu / Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Bohemian Like Them

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Our roving lensman Tommy Ton has been staking out Paris for the best street-style photos during men’s fashion week and Couture. But luckily he’s carved out a little time for his emerging side project, too: lip-synching model videos. Tommy and collaborator Justin Wu first tried their hand with some Victoria’s Secret Angels and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”; for their latest go-round (below), the duo and a host of male models take on the Dandy Warhols’ “Bohemian Like You.” It’ll wake you up faster than coffee this morning.

A Trio Takes On Vuitton, Angels Just Wanna Have Fun, What Margherita’s Wearing, And More…

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Is three the charm for Louis Vuitton? Following last season’s ad campaign, with Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova, and Karen Elson, the label is reportedly featuring another trio for its Spring ’11 ads: Kristen McMenamy (left, who closed the Spring show in painted-on zebra stripes), Freja Beha Erichsen, and Raquel Zimmermann, shot by Steven Meisel. [WWD]

Missed last night’s Victoria’s Secret Show telecast? Our own Tommy Ton was backstage—and he and collaborator Justin Wu captured a few of the girls lip-syncing along to a Cyndi Lauper classic you won’t see in the show. [Jak and Jil]

Margherita Maccapani Missoni is the lateset style star to take on daily-style-blogging duties at British Vogue‘s Today I’m Wearing online feature. Today? You guessed it—she’s wearing Missoni. [Vogue U.K.]

Red Carpet Fashion Awards notices an uptick in menswear-on-women: Leighton Meester wore Thom Browne to the Gotham Awards in New York, and Jessica Alba (at the Footwear News awards), Lara Bingle, and Winona Ryder (at the Black Swan premiere) followed, ahem, suit. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]

And if you liked Kate Middleton’s now-famous Issa dress—the one she announced her engagement to Prince William in—good news: It’s coming to Net-A-Porter. In January. To your N-A-P “Wish Lists,” ladies. [Huffington Post]

Photo: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com