31 posts tagged "Kirsten Dunst"
Wren designer Melissa Coker first worked with power stylist and Lula editor in chief Leith Clark on several short fashion films for the label, starring the likes of Tavi Gevinson and Gia Coppola. At the time, they were designer and stylist. But then, the ideas started to bubble up. “We were on set and I was looking at the clothes, saying, ‘What if you did it like this?’ or ‘Maybe this should be like that,’” Clark recalled. “Eventually she was like, ‘Why don’t you just design a collection?’”
Sometimes it is that easy. Clark took the reins, looked into her own closet for inspiration, and proposed easy pieces that she’d want to wear herself. She created prints from the work of three of her favorite illustrators (Mercedes Helnwein, Fanny Bostrom, and Jenny Mörtsell) on T-shirts, and asked Coker to whip up a rusty knit hat similar to one that a little girl is wearing in a painting hanging in her parents’ bathroom. Other pieces include schoolgirlish floral frocks with peter pan collars and nipped-in jackets with retro appeal.
To keep the more-the-merrier theme going, Clark asked her close friend and client Kirsten Dunst to pose for the look book, which was shot by Dunst’s boyfriend Garrett Hedlund in Los Angeles. “Normally I style her so it was fun to flip roles and design the clothes and see how Kristen would wear them herself. It was a multi-faceted experience,” said Clark. She sent off the clothes and left Dunst and Hedlund to style and shoot themselves; the fruits of that labor debut here on Style.com. “There are some things that weren’t realized from the collection that are still lingering,” Clark hinted, “so stay tuned for a sequel.”
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Every so often, life gives you occasion to wonder: Where do those front-row regulars go in the six months between fashion seasons? In plenty of cases, it’s only back to the manse for intensive exfoliation and wardrobe realignment, but a select few also hold day jobs in the interim. Two of the latter type are Kirsten Dunst (friend of Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and regular showgoer) and Michael Stipe (a frequent attendee of the menswear shows), who have teamed up for a new video. “We All Go Back to Where We Belong” is the last single from Stipe’s R.E.M., which announced in September that it is disbanding after three decades; the song will appear on the forthcoming greatest-hits compilation Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage. Dominic DeJoseph directed the accompanying short, which is actually one of two versions of the “We All Go Back to Where We Belong” video. The other features a guy we haven’t seen front-row: poet John Giorno.
John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton, and Christopher Kane are just few of the famous alumni schooled on London’s Charing Cross Road, Central Saint Martins’ HQ for 72 years (not to mention, the venue for the first Sex Pistols show ever). To celebrate the building’s storied halls before moving to new digs on Kings Cross, the school has created a film tribute that debuted at their student fashion show earlier this week. [Racked]
More stars align for the CFDA: Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst, Liv Tyler, and Chloë Sevigny are all slated to attend and present at Monday’s fashion Oscars—the CFDA Fashion Awards. [WWD]
Lindsey Wixson wants to be a chef-slash-chanteuse. Freja Beha Erichsen wants to be…a poet? [Vogue U.K.]
Istanbul’s “Sense Of Opportunity And Possibility” Draws A Crowd—Including Dunst, Swinton, Ackermann, And Love
Istanbul’s population unofficially tops 16 million. This past weekend, it felt like every single one of them owned a car—or at least was driving one. Guests at Istancool—the second Istanbul International Festival of Culture, to give it its full title—became intimately acquainted with the world through a minibus window as they negotiated the route from the Edition Hotel (seven stars! and a Snow Room!) to the various venues around the city. It was a useful education. Istanbul sits at a huge crossroads, geographically (obviously) but also conceptually. Michael Stipe, there for a presentation of his Collapse Into Now film project, went so far as to compare Istanbul’s “sense of opportunity and possibility” to the feeling New York has always given him. The project—a work in progress—has been corralling filmmakers to produce short pieces to accompany songs on the latest R.E.M. album. Liberatum offered a first view of a fast, furious, and funny film James Franco has made for “That Someone Is You,” which was the kind of coup that is critical to the festival’s success, according to Jefferson Hack, who hosted the Stipe event. (His magazine Another was the festival’s media collaborator.)
A different kind of coup was the presence of Kirsten Dunst and Tilda Swinton, both just off the plane from Cannes, where Dunst won Best Actress for Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. At 29, she has already spent more than two decades onscreen and experienced as many character-building extremes as show business can hurl at a young woman. (Lest we forgot, the heavily accented English translator of her Turkish introduction sonorously intoned, “We know her as the lover of the spiderman.”) Nevertheless, Dunst was gratifyingly, girlishly floored by her Cannes award. And she looked appropriately radiant in her Chanel couture at Istancool’s gala dinner. Continue Reading “Istanbul’s “Sense Of Opportunity And Possibility” Draws A Crowd—Including Dunst, Swinton, Ackermann, And Love” »