4 posts tagged "Lingerie"
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Launches Lingerie, Ralph Lauren Taps OneRepublic, Burch Joins Bush For FEED, And More…
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is making her move into fashion design with a twenties-inspired lingerie collection for English retailer Marks & Spencer (she is currently the face of the chain’s Autograph label). Rosie-like proportions, alas, not included with purchase. [Telegraph]
On the subject of lingerie, an exhibition showcasing the late photographer Lillian Bassman’s work (featuring ladies in lacy underthings, stockings, and garter belts) is now on display at New York’s Staley-Wise Gallery. The cheeky exhibit, appropriately titled Lingerie, displays about 30 of Bassman’s photographs and handwritten notes. The exhibit is open until May 26. [Vogue Italia]
Ralph Lauren is going pop. The designer has tapped chart-toppers OneRepublic for his latest Big Pony campaign; the band’s not yet commercially released “Life in Color” has been selected as the soundtrack for the Bruce Weber-shot videos. [Rolling Stone]
As if you needed another reason to support Lauren Bush-Lauren’s do-good Feed brand, here it is: Tory Burch has lent her design skills in a new collaboration with Bush and Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew. The traditional burlap design, with Burch’s pops of color and logo, retails for $50 at Holt Renfrew stores and online. [Racked]
China’s leading photographer Chen Man has snapped it all, from singer Faye Wong on horseback to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana playing mah-jongg with one of China’s leading men. The lenswoman goes back through her archives to curate her favorite works, now on display at Nowness. [Nowness]
Calvin Klein announced the launch of its Tumblr blog, which features posts from Hanneli Mustaparta, this morning. She will be giving readers a behind-the-scenes take on everything Calvin Klein. [Calvin Klein Tumblr]
Bras, corsets, tap pants, and briefs were exposed all over the Spring runways, with unexpected designers like Akris‘ Albert Kriemler joining lingerie lovers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano at the panty party. No doubt about it, innerwear as outerwear is one of the season’s top trends. But does the look work off the catwalk? Can you really show up to a meeting dressed as Madonna in her Like a Virgin phrase? We asked the experts.
“Naturally, I’m not hoping to see a lot of inappropriate bare skin and literal lingerie showing in the workplace,” says Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo. “I’m foreseeing a spike in lace-edge slips emerging from hemlines and sheer, pretty hosiery again.” However, if you are thinking literal, “the best way to wear lingerie is to take it out of context,” explains Fabiola Beracasa, who’s been known to rock a black corset over a white tee. “And make sure it’s delicate and expensive-looking, not trashy,” says stylist Kate Young. Her Spring pick? Stella McCartney‘s plunge-front nude lace halter. A couple of hard and fast rules: Exposed elastic bra straps are a no-no, only silk will do (Jean Yu); and if you do experiment with transparency, don’t leave home without a jacket (Kelly Cutrone). And, finally, this from a master of the seductive arts, Domenico Dolce: “Don’t be too audacious. Save something for the imagination.”
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We like to think that we agree with Sofia Coppola on multi- farious style fronts, one of which is an abiding love of Araks Yeramyan’s feminine, but never frou-frou, lingerie. Now, the blog-addicted among her chic little cult (does SJP have a blog jones?) can add the newish araks.com/blog/ to their daily surf. On the airy (read: light on the copy) site, the designer posts anything that catches her eye—a Marc Quinn sculpture at the Venice Guggenheim, a doorway on Crosby Street, the pink elephant sculpture from the MoMa store picture here. For true obsessives, it does contain a few hints for her Fall 2009 collection, a tableau vivant presentation to be styled by Kate Young, that the designer says will cross the work of artist Kara Walker with classic French clown Pierrot.