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July 23 2014

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195 posts tagged "Kate Moss"

Isaac Mizrahi Semi-Reluctantly Unzips

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How does Isaac Mizrahi feel about reliving his past with a viewing of the ultimate cult-classic fashion doc, Unzipped? “I hate it. I hate it! I think everyone should go home,” the designer declared last night at the Met, where a screening of the film in question was about to begin. Unzipped was the third and final flick in the museum’s The Model as Muse film series, and despite Mizrahi’s urgings, audience members showed no signs of leaving. For those of you who haven’t seen it (for shame), Unzipped follows a Mizrahi collection from conception to catwalk, with cameos by the Trinity (Linda, Christy, and Naomi), Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Polly Mellen, and, of course, Style.com’s own Candy Pratts Price, among others. How did Mizrahi wrangle so much star power? “These girls were my friends. They were not like models to me,” he said of the glamazons who stomped down the runway for his show. “I got to know them at Calvin [Klein] and they were nobodies then, and then suddenly they were somebodies.” We’ll say. And when did they make the switch? “I remember this one moment on the runway where Linda and Christy sort of made out for a second,” he recalled. “I didn’t plan that. They kissed each other in this kind of lesbian way, and this was pre-lesbian.” Oh, how times have changed.

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The Jolie-Pitts Move Uptown, Moss’ New Gig, And More…

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Attention Upper West Siders, Angie and Brad could be your new neighbors. The couple and their brood are reportedly co-op shopping, and while we’ve always pegged AJ as more of a Lower East Side kind of gal (more tattoo parlors), we guess this move befits Hollywood royalty. [NY Daily News]

Is Kate Moss Sir Philip Green’s go-to business consultant? The model is reported to be signing on with Green and Simon Cowell’s new entertainment venture as a “figurehead” and talent scout for new bands. Given Moss’ romantic history, on-again-off-again musician boyfriend Jamie Hince
should be nervous. [Vogue U.K.]

Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl-inspired line for Target is decidedly teen-friendly, but Target execs fear mere mention of the racy CW drama could be bad for business. (Have Target execs seen Matthew Williamson for H&M’s ads?) The line will still hit stores, but it will need to be rebranded. Were they thinking something more along the lines of The Cosby Show? [NY Daily News]

Photo:Dave Benett/Getty Images

London: 4, Paris: 1; And More…

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Giles Deacon just got what all of us could use these days: cash money. The designer is the newest ANDAM award winner, which comes with a $226,000 prize and means he’ll be taking his Spring looks to Paris this fall. London was getting crowded, anyway. [Hint Mag]

Beyoncé has her Mugler, Michael has his crystals. The King of Pop will be clad in over 300,000 Swarovski sparklers for his “This Is It” tour. We’re hoping some fabric will be involved, too. [WWD]

Sir Philip Green and Simon Cowell are going into business together. In our one-track minds, this translates into Kate Moss replacing Paula on American Idol. [WWD]

How old is too old for bunny ears? The Times investigates. [NYT]

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Tracking The Kate Moss Effect At The Resort Collections

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The notion that Kate Moss sparks trends is hardly new—see pirate boots, cutoffs, vintage dresses on the red carpet, etc. And it seems the supermodel’s innate style is more compelling than ever for designers as well as consumers. Case in point: the Gloria Swanson-channeling look she dreamed up with Marc Jacobs to wear to the Costume Institute Gala in May. A line-for-line copy made an appearance in Jacobs’ Resort collection, and we’ve glimpsed its shadow several times throughout the Cruise season—in the use of lamé at Roksanda Ilincic and Chris Benz and in the shimmering one-shoulder silhouettes at Michael Kors and Alexander Wang. And then there’s her turban, a version of which turned up at Yigal Azrouël topping a draped wrap dress—minus the Harry Winston sapphire, of course. Whether it’s all a case of direct homage or just something in the air, Kate as usual was the first to distill the mood.

 

Will you be adopting Moss’ silent film star look? Click for a slideshow and let us know.

 

 

Photo: Billy Farrell / Patrick McMullan

 

Fashion’s Fixation With Tattoos? Thank Olivia Morris

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Want a tattoo? Worried you won’t want one, like, right after the design has been inked into your arm forever and for all time? Fashion has a needle-free solution. Tattoo-inspired designs are showing up everywhere, from the arm-climbing Erik Halley bracelets gracing Freja Beha in the new Karl Lagerfeld campaign to Kate Moss’ tattoo-print maxi dress for Topshop to the range of ink-themed bags recently launched by Coach. Much of the credit for this trend must go to Gucci, which debuted its tattooed Babouska bag for Spring ’09 and then adapted the concept for its successful Tattoo Heart collection benefiting UNICEF. But a little digging in the archives reveals that Olivia Morris got to the tattoo concept first. The London-based designer landed on the fashion map in 2000 with a debut collection that included nude-toned boots, bags, and stilettos with tattoo designs hand-printed onto the leather. More recently for Fall ’07, she adapted the idea for a range of shoes featuring embossed designs by tattoo artist Stacey Gards. “Everyone still asks me about those first tattoo shoes,” Morris notes. “Especially clients who bought them back then and want another pair.” The designer goes on to say that she’s considering bringing back the original tattoo accessories next year, in celebration of her brand’s tenth anniversary. In the meantime, she’s taking the new iterations of her idea in stride. “I think it’s one of those things that happen naturally,” she says. “Tattoos are back in fashion, on the street, and designers are absorbing what they see around them.”

Photo: Courtesy of Olivia Morris