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July 29 2014

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8 posts tagged "Lea T"

A Lighter Shade Of Pale At Givenchy, Wedding Bells For Lauren And Mr. Lauren, The Latest From London, And More…

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Riccardo Tisci is crowning a new model of the moment—just when his last discovery, his longtime assistant, transgender model Lea T., is being celebrated more than ever. His next campaign will star albino model Stephen Thompson (left) alongside Mariacarla Boscono, Daphne Groeneveld, and Iris Strubegger. Albino skin tones are “very near my world,” Tisci isaid. [WWD]

Congratulations to fashion scion David Lauren, who reportedly proposed to longtime girlfriend Lauren Bush on Friday night. [Page Six]

Step right up, dedicated shoppers: Chloe Sevigny’s Resort ’11 collection for Opening Ceremony goes on pre-sale today. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like one of Sevigny’s Robert Mapplethorpe-print T-shirts. (But probably not for grandma’s stocking, as most of them are NSFW.) [Fashionologie]

In London, Mulberry’s on top. The resurgent brand tripled its profits in the last sixth months, was named Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and is now opening a new Bond Street flagship that’s a giant 5,400 square feet. In other words: A whole lotta Alexas. [WWD]

And speaking of London fashion, Nicole Farhi’s named a new men’s designer: Massimo Nicosia, a veteran of Pringle of Scotland and Alessandro Dell’Acqua. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy

Fashion’s Nifty Fifty, Karl’s At Macy’s (Really), Life (And Sex) Goes On, And More…

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Business of Fashion previews Industrie‘s list of the 50 fashion folks it considers the most influential creative forces working in the industry today. A controversial sampling? Yes. But of course, that’s exactly what such lists are for. [BOF]

Karl Lagerfeld. Coming to Macy’s. Repeat: Karl Lagerfeld. Coming to Macy’s. With a new one-off capsule collection. In 2011. All we can think: total world domination? [WWD]

Fashion’s favorite transgendered model, Lea T.—confidante and assistant of Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, and frequent Givenchy runway and campaign star—will be appearing on Oprah, according to reports. On any other day, this might be the most unlikely revelation of the news cycle, but today, well, see above. [Hint Mag]

And speaking of world domination, the ladies of Sex and the City are apparently game for a third film. We don’t know whether to be awed or horrified. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: businessoffashion.com

A New Campaign Girl And A New Campaign Trans Girl, One Lucky Lizard, And More…

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Calvin Klein has unveiled its latest fragrance and its latest fragrance campaign star: They are, respectively, Beauty and Diane Kruger, who appears in the ads looking fresh, clothed, and sweet. In other words, like she wandered in from someone else’s beauty campaign. Where’s the sweat, linoleum, and conservative-horrifying sex? [WWD]

Speaking of unusual campaign stars, Riccardo Tisci picked one too: A transgendered model who goes by Lea T. (formerly Leo) stars alongside Mariacarla Boscono and Malgosia Bela in the Mert ' Marcus-lensed Fall 2010 shots for Givenchy (pictured). [WWD]

Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s first customer? Their pet lizard, for whom they once knitted a sweater. If it were anyone else, we’d be surprised, but… [Fashionologie via Refinery 29]

We just met her $500,000 sister, but here’s the (comparatively) affordable $180 Comme des Garçons Barbie. [WSJ via Racked]

And speaking of big numbers, Versace has been awarded a $20 million settlement in a counterfeiting suit in L.A. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: Don’t mess with Donatella. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy