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August 23 2014

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7 posts tagged "LACMA"

Designer Diary: Olivier Rousteing’s Postcard from L.A.

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Last week, Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing took a trip to L.A. In addition to exploring the city and enjoying the sunshine, the designer attended a fete in his honor at the Chateau Marmont and had a fitting with his Met Ball date, Kate Bosworth. Here, Rousteing shares the details of his L.A. adventure exclusively with Style.com.

L.A. is such a fascinating city, and this trip was the first time I really got to enjoy it. I love L.A.’s light, its energy, and the cultural diversity. It has such a strong and unique character. Angelinos have a genuine approach to fashion that’s so different from that of Parisians or New Yorkers. They can be so casual but so glamorous at the same time. It was a very inspiring trip.

Off a long flight and into the California sunshine. Love the sight of palm trees!

A special desert at Polo Lounge after having dinner with Aurélie Bidermann and Laure Heriard Dubreuil at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Olivier Rousteing’s Postcard from L.A.” »

LACMA Fuses Fashion and Art

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After the success of its debut Wear LACMA range last fall—which featured designs by Gregory Parkinson and Libertine’s Johnson Hartig—the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is set to launch round two of the project. This time around, Juan Carlos Obando, NewbarK’s Maryam and Marjan Malakpour, and L’Oeil du Vert Fragrances’ Haley van Oosten have created limited-edition designs inspired by the museum’s permanent collection.

NewbarK’s designers were drawn to Félix Edouard Vallotton’s La Manifestation (1893) because of his use of black and white. “Black-and-white is my personal favorite, and a signature to NewbarK designs,” Malakpour told Style.com. The duo (whose Wear LACMA pouches are pictured, above) was also influenced by the exoticism and primitivism in Henri-Charles Guérard’s Monkey’s Hand (1888).

Obando, an L.A. native, pulled inspiration from Willem Danielsz van Tetrode’s sculpture Mercury for his bold bronze and gold jewelry, while van Oosten was moved by Antonio Montauti’s bronze relief The Triumph of Neptune and Europa. The perfumer created an exclusive new botanical fragrance, TONAE, which, of course, comes in a bronze bottle. “TONAE celebrates our yearning to be transported by divinity—as immortalized by Montauti’s Neptune conducting a swirl of coupling sea nymphs,” van Oosten said.

Wear LACMA is available, starting tomorrow, at LACMA and online at thelacmastore.org

Photo: Stuart Pettican.

At Home With Peggy Moffitt

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The mission statement of CRUSHFanzine is simple: pure, unadulterated idol worship. Its first few issues focused on single objects of affection—Charlotte Rampling, model Arthur Kulkov—and for its latest, arriving in stores today, the broader and more various target: Women We Love. Those include Anjelica Huston, Amanda Lear, Chloë Sevigny, and Daryl Hannah, but the highlight of the new issue for me is legendary model and Rudi Gernreich muse Peggy Moffitt. Daniel Trese shot her at home, which might, with her collection of archival Gernreich, qualify as an L.A. museum of sorts; fitting, then, that Kaye Spilker, the costume curator of LACMA, was chosen to conduct the Q&A. Given our own recent magazine about rule breaking, I was most tickled by Spilker’s question of whether it was still possible to do anything shocking in fashion. “Well, I’m sure it is,” Moffitt said, laughing. “But I hope nobody asks me. I’d love to sit the next one out, because it sure is tiring.” The price of fame! A few shots from the shoot, plus an exclusive unpublished portrait, debut above.

Photos: Daniel Trese/Courtesy of CRUSHFanzine

Rodarte’s Renaissance Art

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For their Spring 2012 Rodarte collection, Kate and Laura Mulleavy drew on the work of Vincent van Gogh, but the designing sisters have also been dabbling in Fra Angelico’s Renaissance frescoes of late. This weekend, they unveiled RODARTE: Fra Angelico Collection, an installation of gowns inspired by the Italian artist’s work, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The silk dresses (which first debuted at Pitti Immagine last summer) are on display in the museum’s Italian Renaissance gallery next to works by Angelico and his peers. The painter’s style comes through in the Mulleavys’ use of the same rich colors. Unfortunately for Rodarte devotees like Kirsten Dunst and the Fanning sisters, no one’s getting their hands on these frocks, because they’re going in the museum’s permanent collection after the installation comes down February 5.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Rodarte In The Museum, Stella In The Olympics, Giles Back In London, And More…

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LACMA called upon the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte to contribute drawings inspired by works in its permanent collection to a new exhibition, Cell Phone Stories. (There’s one pictured, left.) Also contributing: Rainn Wilson, a.k.a. Dwight from The Office. We feel confident that this will be the last time we speak of a collaboration between Rodarte and Dwight from The Office. [WWD]

Adidas is the official sportswear partner of the London 2012 Olympic games, and it, too, has called on a famous collaborator to help out: Stella McCartney. McCartney is designing uniforms for the English teams competing in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. [WWD]

After showing his namesake line in Paris last season—a reward of his ANDAM win—Giles Deacon is bringing his collection home to London fashion week this September. “I don’t like the idea of doing two things in one city,” Deacon said. He’ll show his first collection for Emanuel Ungaro, where he was recently named creative director, in the City of Light. [Vogue U.K.]

Christie’s is auctioning off 36 Hermès Kelly bags and 27 Birkins at its London auction today. [Observer]

Sigh: Courtney Love, fashion blogger. [Racked]

Photo: Courtesy of Rodarte