13 posts tagged "Kim Gordon"
A trip down memory lane today had me thinking about punk and grunge in the early nineties. Following the spate of designer departures, we at Style.com were remembering one of the nineties’ most trumpeted (after the fact, at least) layoffs: Marc Jacobs’ firing from Perry Ellis, following his grunge-inspired Spring ’93 collection. Hindsight’s 20/20: Today, Jacobs is near-untouchable, and that particular collection has gone down in history (or is it infamy?) as one with enduring appeal. Of course, as much credit as Jacobs deserves, he had a little help. I’m thinking of his friends in the actual grunge scene at the time, the ones whose thrifted-or-lifted, tattered-and-layered sensibility helped refine his vision. People like Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon (above, with Courtney Love) and Thurston Moore—longtime friends of Jacobs—as well as legendary grungesters like Kurt Cobain and J Mascis. They all make up the cast—if you can call it that—of the groundbreaking music doc 1991: The Year Punk Broke, which has, somehow, never made it onto DVD. That is, until this coming fall. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dave Markey’s documentary, about Sonic Youth and Nirvana’s 1991 European tour, the film will finally make its way to DVD in September (with extras including commentary by Markey and Moore and a 42-minute film of SY/Nirvana performances). It’s about time. 1991 has long been VHS-only, sending appreciators without VCRs (myself included) to YouTube for our fix. Until the DVD does hit stores this fall, that’s still your best bet, and where you’ll find SY’s performance of “Teenage Riot” from the movie or Gordon and the gang mugging for TV and fooling around (“You promised me there’d be no interesting people in the front row!”). Twenty years on, nineties style is having something of a moment. Once today’s designers get their Netflix queues around this one, can a New Grunge look be far behind?
Jil Sander’s new color for fall: Navy. The label has announced that it will unveil a new, lower-priced line, called Navy after the color of its hangtag. Creative director Raf Simons will design the collection, which will be available in JS stores and select retailers. [WWD]
In case you missed it last week (as, we confess, we did): Take a tour through the Alabama digs of artist Butch Anthony—a.k.a. the significant other of Alabama Chanin’s Natalie Chanin. Chanin’s homespun aesthetic has clearly rubbed off on her paramour (who, by the way, wears one of her shirts in the epic, wish-we-lived-there house-tour slideshow). [NYT]
The bloom is off the, um, Moss. Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs has canceled its planned show celebrating Kate Moss, citing “the current economic situation.”
And here’s the editorial we’ve all been waiting for: Terry Richardson shoots the self-professed guidos of Jersey Shore for Interview (pictured). The spread co-stars Bar Refaeli and an enormous Italian hero. Of course. [Interview]
See NY the SY way: Kim Gordon likes Acne, Prune restaurant, and the gallery that shows her work. [R29]
Let’s state right off that celebrities deserve a modicum of privacy. That said, we kind of wish that Karin Berenson, one of the proprietors of Nolita boutique No. 6, would be a little more gossipy about her star shoppers. Having lately spotted items from the No. 6-carried line Electric Feathers on Kim Gordon, Michelle Williams, and Jamie Bochert, we stopped in to see if Berenson would drop any other names.
“Ugh,” she replied, when asked to confirm our suspicion that Electric Feathers was becoming an under-the-radar must-have. “I really don’t like to give out that information. I mean, there’s someone who just bought a piece, who I’m sure you’d like to know about, but I just can’t say. I can tell you that we’ve been doing really well with the jumpsuits.” A little more digging turned up evidence that Erin Wasson, Irina Lazareanu, and Julia Stegner have all worn Electric Feathers, the brainchild of Brooklyn-based designer Leana Zuniga. The label is an editor and stylist favorite, too. And Berenson was willing to go on the record about its appeal—namely, the anti-hype sensibility that makes it stand out. “The pieces are distinctive, but they’re so understated, there’s an anonymous quality,” she noted. “It’s not like you’re going to walk around in Electric Feathers and feel that everyone knows what you’re wearing.” Well, maybe now everyone will.
No. 6, 6 Centre Market Place, NYC, (212) 226-5759.