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17 posts tagged "Kris Van Assche"

LVMH Gets Its Own Croc Tannery, The Demands Of The “New Breed” Haute Couture Clientele, Kris Van Assche’s Foray Into Film, And More…


LVMH has finalized plans to jointly own a crocodile tannery. That means high-quality crocodile skins for the croc coats that its various luxury brands, like Fendi and Celine, showed on the Spring runways. [WWD]

Ateliers are learning to cater to a “new breed of haute couture clients” from wealthy countries in the Gulf. One of their top demands: not having the same dress as their peers. That’s an understandable requirement when you are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars per dress. [Telegraph]

Supermodel Naomi Campbell and her boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin, will be honored for their charity work on October 17 at Denise Rich’s Angel Ball this year. The Cipriani Wall Street affair will also include performances by Patti LaBelle and DJ Cassidy. [Page Six]

Aside from doing Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche also designs his own men’s line. To showcase the Spring ’12 collection for the line, he teamed up with director Joost Vandebrug on his first fashion film. [Hint]

Photo: Gianni Pucci /

Into The Fold


Dior Homme designer Kris Van Assche has made his particular brand of loose tailoring his trademark at the label, and recent collections have explored the ins, outs, and undersides of the atelier’s craftsmanship. It takes center stage—make that center screen—in Enfold/Unfold, a new short film Belgian photographer Willy Vanderperre created with Van Assche to spotlight Dior’s Fall 2011 collection. Shot at the Tennis Club de Paris, where the collection was shown, the short contrasts the softness of the clothing with the architecture of the set and and the venue. The film officially premieres tomorrow in Paris in honor of Fashion’s Night Out, when it will also go on; here, offers an exclusive first look.

Dior’s Camille Miceli’s Postcard From Moscow


A massive show of vintage Dior opened today at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum. Inspiration Dior—and, of course, its lavish opening party—drew Russia’s fashionable elite, including Natalia Vodianova, to the museum last night. Camille Miceli, the label’s artistic director for costume jewelry, hit the Russian capital for the occasion—she sent back the following snaps from her visit abroad.

“With Virginie [Mouzat, of Le Figaro] and Mathilde after our visit of the Kremlin, which I highly recommend—especially the jewelry treasures.” Continue Reading “Dior’s Camille Miceli’s Postcard From Moscow” »

Dior Homme Goes Femme, Marc Gets His Nest, and More…


Thank you, Kris Van Assche. Dior Homme is doing denim for the ladies. He’s added a bit of stretch to the skinny silhouette we love on our moody, broody, floppy-haired gents and is providing an array of serious, angst-ridden shades. Pairs will range from $407 to $1,185 and could be in stores as early as next month. Start perfecting your slouch now. [WWD]

Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone’s house hunt comes to an end. $10.4 million later, they’ve found the perfect “white box,” complete with a private elevator, back terrace, yard, and roof deck in the West Village. [Page Six]

Congratulations, New Yorkers! You are paying the highest rents of anyone in the world. And unless you’re Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone, we doubt that rent comes with an elevator, back terrace, yard, and roof deck. [Crain’s]

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown must not spend much time reading important U.K. publications like the Sun and Daily Mail, otherwise he would have avoided his gaffe yesterday when he mistook petite, blond Reese Witherspoon for petite, blond Renée Zellweger. Awkward! Someone needs to get his morning paper routine sorted out. [HuffPo]

Lily Allen is quitting music for fashion, at least temporarily. The singer has declared a self-imposed two-year break from the biz to open Lucy in Disguise, a high-end rental shop specializing in designer wares. We’ll admit, we’re intrigued. [Grazia]

Photo: Courtesy of Dior

A Hotel Particulier To Call Their Own


A new concept store opened this week in the rue Montorgueil area of Paris, and if its creators—twentysomething sisters Vanessa and Laetitia Roggwiller—have their way, it will up the capital’s fashion ante considerably. Freshly minted graduates in fashion marketing and communications, respectively, the sisters were mulling a boutique launch, but when they saw this duplex space on the rue Léopold Bellan, everything fell into place. “We wanted something surprising,” Vanessa explained of the shop’s architectural elements. “[We wanted to] fill it with clothes that are not known to the general public, but which fashion followers are sure to pick up on.” The first room is dedicated to chic city looks with pieces by hard-to-find designer David Szeto—who will turn out exclusive creations for the boutique this fall—revealing dresses by Australian designer Alice McCall, colorful collage trenches and bags by the Japanese label Dans La Vie, and selections for men by Kris Van Assche. In the next room, streetwear takes over, with Blondie T-shirts by 2K by Gingham and Vivienne Westwood Red Label accessories. Downstairs is a cosmetics-meets-gallery space with cheeky products pour deux by Yes for Lov or saucily named perfumes by État Libre d’Orange; a debut exhibition by photographer Cécile Brulé will be unveiled at the store’s official opening in April. “We want to push young creation,” Vanessa told us. “Paris should take a cue from London.”

Hotel Particulier, 15 rue Léopold Bellan, Paris.

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Particulier