4 posts tagged "Liberty"
Britain’s National Treasures, Marc Jacobs The Movie Star, PETA Doesn’t Like Reese’s Pieces, And More…
21 British figures and institutions, including Paul Smith, Helena Bonham Carter, and Stella McCartney, have teamed up with Liberty as part of the department store’s National Treasures project. Each contributor was asked to “create a product they have always wanted,” with all proceeds going to different charities. [WWD]
Marc Jacobs is making a move to the big screen. Although the details on his new role have yet to be revealed, he’s reportedly set to start filming next week. [Vogue U.K.]
Tomorrow, legendary photos of famous faces like Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, by Herb Ritts and Horst P. Horst, will go on the chopping block. The auction will take place at Christie’s South Kensington. [Telegraph]
PETA, the organization that named Reese Witherspoon Sexiest Vegetarian in 2006, is not too happy with the actress. Witherspoon has been toting around the Chloé Paraty bag, made of python skin—a skin that is reportedly illegal to sell in California. [HuffPo]
Good news for Boy-lovers—that’s Boy, Scott Sternberg’s womenswear counterpart to Band of Outsiders (pictured). If you’re a fan of Sternberg’s classic American styles but not a fan of his designer price points, you will soon have Girl, a lower-priced range that will debut in September. [Fashionologie]
Less good news for another fashionable Scott—Scott Morrison, founder of Earnest Sewn and creative director of Evisu. WWD reports that Morrison is exiting the denim company, which is moving its operations from New York back to Hong Kong. [WWD]
Recognize the prints in Peter Pilotto’s Fall ’10 collection? Squint carefully—several are blown-up and barely recognizable versions of archival Liberty prints. [Dazed Digital via Racked]
The young stars of the moment—from Katie Holmes, who plays Jackie Kennedy in the forthcoming Kennedys biopic, to Ashley Greene, who hopes her Twilight character will dress a little more Jackie O in the upcoming vamp sequel—are loving Jacqueline Kennedy’s style. So don’t be surprised if they turn up as bidders at Bonhams’ Pioneers of Popular Culture auction, where several of the former First Lady’s jewels are to be auctioned. [Vogue U.K.]
Are this year’s ANDAM nominations in? The ANDAM site says no, but Bryan Boy says yes. If he’s on to something, congrats to Mark Fast, Francesco Scognamiglio, Bouchra Jarrar (whose debut couture collection is pictured, left), Calla Haynes, Hakaan Yildrim, and Alexandre Vauthier. Carine Roitfeld will chair the judging panel, which will also include Alber Elbaz, the Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, Jefferson Hack, and Humberto Leon. [Fashionista]
Rumor has it that Calvin Klein is launching its new fragrance, Beauty, for the over-40 set, but at a recent party to fête the scent, forgot to invite editors from magazines like More and Redbook that cater to said set. Teen Vogue, on the other hand, was represented. [WWD]
Nominations for England’s Maggie Awards—which are given for the best magazine covers—are in. Go to the Maggies site to cast your vote for the best fashion cover. Lara Stone (for Vogue U.K.), Sienna Miller (for GQ U.K.), and Uma Thurman (for Harper’s Bazaar U.K.) are among the cover stars who grace the glossies. [Maggies]
And speaking of the U.K., swinging dandies will soon have another sartorial option: Liberty is launching its own branded menswear label. Florals a-go-go, baby! [WWD]
Just when you thought you had all the Liberty-print gear you needed—your sundress from Cacharel, your matching bustier and cigarette pants by Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, your A.P.C. x Liberty clutch, your Nike high-tops, etc.—along comes one more product to make your microfloral-loving heart wrench with desire. Toward the end of London fashion week, a new pair of sunglasses found its way into the Liberty of London store: Retro Super Future’s modified Wayfarers in a Liberty print. They are—to put it frankly—awesome. The frames, which retail for £120, have Carl Zeiss lenses and come in three colorways. At the moment, they’re only available at Liberty of London and through the company’s Web site, which, alas, the Liberty bell has not stopped ringing. Come January, the store will stock Repetto’s Liberty-print jazz flats and Rupert Sanderson’s Liberty-print gladiator sandals.