2 posts tagged "Kellan Lutz"
On what may well be considered the homestretch leading up to the June 6 CFDA Awards, Menswear Designer of the Year nominee Simon Spurr headed out west to mingle with a different sort of industry crowd. At a dinner in his honor, hosted by the recently launched Mr Porter (the 12-week-old brother site to Net-a-Porter), a collection of well-heeled gents descended on the Hollywood-heavy scene at the Chateau Marmont for dinner.
“It’s nice to have a designer who actually cares to send you the right size, who you can call up on the phone, and who wants to see you look good in their suits and represent their brand well,” said a loyal Kellan Lutz, reigning king of the Young Hollywood scene. (He’s also of the sturdily built type somewhat more popular in film than in fashion—but Spurr, unlike some of his contemporaries, has never catered exclusively to the sylphs.) Back from filming Breaking Dawn, the finale to the vampyric Twilight saga, the actor joined Dermot Mulroney, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, newcomers Xavier Samuel and Colin Egglesfield, and Joe Jonas, who seemed eager to wear more of Spurr’s designs. “I’m taking a break from my brothers right now and launching my solo career, so I am sure there will be plenty of opportunities to wear one of Simon’s suits in near future,” he told Style.com. “I love that they’re a little bit different.”
For his part, Spurr was there to celebrate his partnership with Mr Porter—his biggest retail partner to date—while also courting his most photographed fans, many of whom first wore Spurr’s suits on-set. “We haven’t actually won any award…to date,” he was quick to point out of his many nominations and accolades, “but as cliché as it sounds, I really do think being nominated is enough.” Noticing a bigger sell-through and an uptick in editorial coverage, Spurr seems poised on a slow-and-steady growth pattern, while hinting that womenswear could be on the horizon. But for now, “hopefully all this will give us the opportunity to become the next generation of American menswear.”
The sun won’t set on Twilight: Kellan Lutz, who stars as vampire Emmett in the films, is the latest face (and, ahem, body) of Calvin Klein Underwear. Oh, OK, twist our arm, we’ll have just a quick look. [WWD]
Jean Paul Gaultier knows that you can’t put a cat in a corset. How does he know? He tried it, of course. [Telegraph via Racked]
The Ed Hardy appreciators of MTV’s Jersey Shore are apparently coming to New York fashion week. The gossips say the reality stars are angling for tickets to the shows and will likely get them. Our sympathies in advance to whoever is seated behind Snooki’s towering poof. [Page Six]
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen expand their empire even further with the launch of denim for their Elizabeth and James line. The three debut styles are seventies-inspired, further proof that you don’t need to have lived through a decade to mine it. [WWD]
And BMW has announced that the latest vehicle in its Art Car series will be designed by Jeff Koons. He joins the ranks of Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jenny Holzer.