28 posts tagged "Karolina Kurkova"
Macy’s is upping its high-fashion game of late. Karl Lagerfeld’s line for the retailer hits stores at the end of the month, and last week, the department store announced Anna Dello Russo (she of Vogue Nippon and umpteen street-style blogs) as the guest editor at large of its in-house INC line. Dello Russo styled the new campaign and stars in it alongside Karolina Kurkova (above); for Fashion’s Night Out, she and the Czech supe will greet guests at Macy’s Herald Square flagship, too. She wasn’t on hand last night—this being August and she being Italian she was, of course, on vacation—but her new project was fêted in New York all the same, and a host of downtown girls showed up to celebrate. Sky Ferreira worked the DJ booth while guests sipped bubbly and models paraded around in the collection, and Harley Viera-Newton, Chelsea Leyland, and Becka Diamond all came for a look. Solange Knowles arrived with 7-year-old son Juelz in tow, who was looking a little displeased. Was it the flashbulbs? “He’s definitely used to it,” she laughed. “He’s just upset because my iPhone ran out of batteries.”
Partygoers mused on ADR hits past and the INC hits of the present. “Of course you’ve got to love that gold cherries hat,” Ferreira said. “I remember seeing her in this red dress with long gloves and big shoulder pads,” Knowles added. “All I could think was…incredible.” While they were referring to Dello Russo’s fresh-off-the-runway looks, Diamond had her eye on a piece from the new lineup: “I’m definitely getting that fuchsia, shaggy faux fur jacket. Obsessed!” With prices starting at $30 and maxing out at $169, why not?
We’ve glimpsed quite a few exposed shoulders on the streets and at the Resort collections this summer. Casual, collared dresses popped up at Richard Chai Love and Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony, and for after-hours examples, check out Vionnet‘s royal blue, long-sleeved frock, or the framboise silk gown by Sophie Theallet that Karolina Kurkova wore to the Ischia Global Film Festival. (In other news: There is an Ischia Global Film Festival.) Why we like these dresses: Well-placed cutouts highlight a part of the body that doesn’t usually require hours of upkeep at the gym. As Donna Karan famously said, “Shoulders are the one place a woman will never get fat—so show ‘em!”
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Daphne Guinness was “laid in state”—by her friend Gareth Pugh, no less—at a posh London town house to debut her new collaboration with jeweler Shaun Leane, a $1.76 million white gold wristpiece covered in birds made of pavé diamonds. The not-quite-corpse wore an Alexander McQueen one-piece and an antique veil. [WWD]
Her wedding was only over the weekend, but British Vogue is wasting no time in introducing its readers to the newly christened Mrs. Hince, its August issue cover girl. The missus wears Miu Miu for the forties-style shot. [;Vogue U.K.]
Kate’s wasn’t the only big wedding this weekend. Prince Albert II of Monaco got hitched, too, in front of a crowd that included Karl Lagerfeld, Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell, and Nicolas Sarkozy. His bride, South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock, wore Armani Privé. [Elle]
And speaking of Armani, il maestro packed his front row at Couture with some serious star power. Among the oglers at the show, titled Hommage au Japon: Cate Blanchett and Katie Holmes. [Style.com]
She’s more used to modeling designers’ work than designing pieces herself, but Karolina Kurkova took to the drawing board for her latest project. Kurkova was selected as one of ten guest designers by West Hollywood gallery owner Jean de Merry to design a custom piece in honor of the ten-year anniversary of his artisanal, made-to-order furniture line and store. “Jean will tell you, I was very hands-on with this,” Kurkova said of her ornate, towering lamp. “I wanted something to really represent a woman’s essence, from her curves on top to the strength of the base on the bottom. Even the crystals sewn into the fabric are all from the Czech Republic [her homeland]. Every piece of this design has a part of me.” With all proceeds benefiting the charity of the designer’s choice, the project attracted a motley crew of talent (known as the JDM Ten), including local interior design star Oliver Furth, L.A. native Irene Neuwirth, and Katherine Heigl.
Days away from his first Resort showing, Gregory Parkinson played on his love of prints and texture when designing his wood cabinetry. “My work is all about layering and mixing patterns and colors, and this really seemed to take that to the next level,” Parkinson said. “We’re bombarded with so much visually these days that it’s nice to have something that is just pretty…and functional as well.” Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, with typical wit, created a chair that was more like a throne. “It’s lyrical but it still sort of has that humor,” Tagliapietra said of its antler details, inspired by vintage photos the pair came across. “I like my furniture to have a personality. It’s not like a piece of clothing that you have the luxury of saying you’re not in the mood for.”
The festival on the Riviera begins its draw to a close tonight with the star-studded, every-A-lister-in-the-known-universe amfAR gala. (Seriously, is anyone left in Hollywood?) It’s been a week of highs and lows, hip bustles and Row-wearing Olsens, lots of Armani Privé (above), and even more, it seemed, of Jane Fonda.
Need a refresher on the looks on la Croisette? Click through for our best of Cannes slideshow, plus details on the evening’s do-gooder gala. Who was the best of the fest? Sound off below.
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