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The World Cup, Kit By Lanvin. No, Really.


The German stylist, editor, and writer Markus Ebner isn’t exactly overwhelmed with free time—he’s the contributing fashion editor of Die Zeit, writes reviews for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and edits Achtung, the fashion magazine he founded and now runs from Paris. That makes it all the more impressive that every two years, for every World Cup and Euro Cup, Ebner—along with his co-editor, Godfrey Deeny—manages to produce another journal: SEPP, the original fashion-meets-football publication. Founded in 2002, when, Ebner says, “few designers, except maybe Armani with the Davids—James and Beckham—and Dirk Bikkembergs cared much about football,” the magazine commissions designers to create jerseys, sketches, and shoots inspired by the beautiful game. (Its first supporter? The diehard Inter Milan fan Donatella Versace, who contributes a jersey design to every issue, almost always in Milan blue.) For the 2010 installment, designers such as Alber Elbaz (above), Giambattista Valli (below), Giorgio Armani, and Dries Van Noten lent their talents, as did Karl Lagerfeld, who sketched a few of his favorite stars as well as one player who we could only hope would take the field. That fellow’s name? Karl Lagerfeld (bottom). Continue Reading “The World Cup, Kit By Lanvin. No, Really.” »

Fresh From The Feed

-------’s Fashion Feed brings you the best of the news around the Web and on Twitter, and ranks the most-discussed designers, labels, models, and celebrities. In our weekly series, we call out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).

1. Karl Lagerfeld (pictured, with Nicolas Sarkozy; last week: 5)
The newly minted Legionnaire’s old photos of Claudia Schiffer in blackface and an Afro wig sent him to the top of the charts.

2. Alexander Wang (last week: N/A)
Word of Wang’s upcoming, standalone store kept the downtown darling (and multiple CFDA award nominee) top of mind.

3. Victoria Beckham (last week: 3)
Even without a fashion collection, VB wouldn’t be far from the lenses of the paps, who obsessively document her airport connections and Pinkberry visits. You might think she was never anywhere but one of those two places—though we learned last week that she’s also been spending some time studying with the master tailors on Savile Row.

4. Marc Jacobs (last week: 2)
Our new Marc Jacobs video kept the wires humming. Marc’s boyfriend, Lorenzo, and his new swimsuit collection didn’t hurt, either.

5. Alexander McQueen (last week: 1)
Two McQueen gowns from Fall 2007 are headed for the auction block in London later this month. Listen closely and you can hear hundreds of piggy banks worldwide being smashed.

Photo: Naegelen Pool / SIPA Press

Karl Joins The Legion, Rosie Takes The Screen, Fabiola Heads For The Aisle, And More…


Karl Lagerfeld added another laurel (and a medal) to his collection yesterday when the French government appointed him to the Legion d’Honneur. President Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy were on hand; the lady wore Chanel, bien sûr (pictured).

The rumors are true: Victoria’s Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley will play Shia LaBeouf’s love interest in Michael Bay’s Transformers 3, replacing Megan Fox. In other words: Watch your back, Megan Fox. [Vogue U.K.]

It’s wedding bells for Fabiola Beracasa: She’s engaged to beau Jason Beckman, though the two haven’t set a date. Presumably they’ll pencil something in for the next free date in her social calendar, which we imagine is somewhere around 2015. [Page Six]

The Web is teeming with tributes to the late Rue McClanahan, best known as Blanche on The Golden Girls. Style Section L.A. pays homage to Blanche’s wardrobe, overstuffed with spangled, huge-shouldered party dresses. Wait a sec. Sequins? Big shoulders? Christophe Decarnin, were you watching?! [Style Section L.A.]

Photo: Sipa

Fresh From The Feed

-------’s Fashion Feed brings you the best of the news around the Web and on Twitter, and ranks the most-discussed designers, labels, models, and celebrities. In our weekly series, we call out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).

1. Alexander McQueen (pictured; last week: N/A)
The appointment of McQueen’s right-hand woman Sarah Burton as creative director of his namesake company last week sent the late designer shooting up the ranks.

2. Marc Jacobs (last week: 1)
The Louis Vuitton New Bond Street store opening, plus Marc’s revelations to The Telegraph of his hair transplant, set the wires buzzing last week. But then, how is that any different from any other week?

3. Victoria Beckham (last week: N/A)
Mrs. Beckham’s support of the new LG phone keeps her on the list this week. But maybe the fast-approaching World Cup is giving the queen of the WAGs a boost, too?

4. Giles Deacon (last week: N/A)
Deacon’s appointment at Emanuel Ungaro was announced last week. What we’re looking forward to: Deacon’s take on the classic Ungaro look—“tarty, with intelligence.”

5. Karl Lagerfeld (last week: 3)
Washing machines? A mail-order catalog?! Somehow Herr Lagerfeld managed to make it chic.

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Olivier Theyskens Wants To Design For His Friends, Lindsay Wants Karl To Design For Her Ankle, And More…


Batman comics aren’t usually stocked alongside fashion mags, but that doesn’t mean they’re not pretty stylish all the same. (Catwoman totally beat nineties Gucci to sex and skintight leather, after all.) And on Monday at Colette, Sarah Lerfel and crew roll out a collection of pieces inspired by Batman, Catwoman, and their DC Comics stablemates for the publisher’s 75th anniversary. Karl Lagerfeld, Roger Vivier, and Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver—who contributed the supremely awesome “Dog Batman” tee (pictured)—are among the designers participating. [WWD]

Olivier Theyskens was in London last night to fête his book The Other Side of the Picture, and had a few choice words about his upcoming Theory collaboration. As he told Susie Bubble, “As a designer, I’m not a guy that can be put in a niche. I’m a guy who can also put his mind to something more global and accessible. Also, I’ve always been hoping that my friends can buy what I design.” [Style Bubble]

Vice founder Gavin McInnes takes GQ through a few choice catastrophes of hipster-dude style. Those with sensitivities to man-clogs, spandex, and cloaks should not read on. [GQ]

And Lindsay Lohan took to Twitter yesterday to ask Chanel to dress up her court-ordered alcohol-monitoring anklet. Stay klassy, Lohan. [Styleite]

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