7 posts tagged "Liz Claiborne"
Mystique in fashion? So last season. Exposure is in (hello, no pants) and exclusivity is out. Tweet, shop, dress, and DIY accordingly. [WWD]
Marc Jacobs’ take on fashion’s lack of intrigue? Stop being nostalgic: “It’s just better to accept things for what they are and enjoy them.” [WWD]
After Liz Claiborne’s decision to sell exclusively at JCPenney, John Bartlett has decided to leave the company. Look for him and Cintra Wilson shopping elsewhere together. [WWD]
German mag Brigitte‘s plan to use only real women as models elicited the following from Karl Lagerfeld: “No one wants to see curvy women.” The charm and tact just ooze, right? [Wa Today]
Archs sans Lohan? Slightly improved. [The Cut]
Trovata: settled. [WWD]
Yohji: saved. [WWD]
Does Isaac Mizrahi sleep? It hardly seems likely. Not only is Mizrahi prepping Spring ’10 collections for both his own label and Liz Claiborne, where he came on board as creative director last year, but he plays a starring part in Bravo’s new series The Fashion Show, he blogs, and he hosts his own weekly fashion klatch on his Web site, and frankly, God knows what else he’s up to, but certainly something. Nevertheless, Mizrahi has managed to carve out some spare time over the past six months to jump into a new role as curator: His first exhibition, Summer Pictures, opens at the Julie Saul Gallery in Chelsea this Thursday night and features work by artists such as Maira Kalman, Adrianne Lobel, Lisa Sanditz, Julia Sherman, and Wayne Thiebaud. Here, Mizrahi talks to Style.com about color, cupcakes, and more color.
What made you decide that you wanted to curate an art show?
Oh, gosh. Let’s see…Well, my friend Julie Saul has a gallery, and not too long ago she became the gallerist for my very dear friend Maira Kalman, and then we started talking. She—Julie—was telling me that the gallery is usually pretty slow in the summertime, and I mentioned that I’d love to put together a small show of work by artists that I really love, and then, you know, it was just one of those things.
Midtown after dark isn’t the sexiest place to charm a fashionista, so if you’re asking us to come, it better be good. But we needn’t have feared: When there’s an Isaac Mizrahi attachment, you know it’s going to be well worth the trip. Last night’s cocktail party cum-presentation of Liz Claiborne Fall ’09 (Mizrahi’s third collection for the line) was quintessential Isaac. Backed by the Ben Waltzer jazz quartet (who plays with the designer when he performs at Joe’s Pub), models marched out 36 solid looks in the form of a continuous runway show.
With collection themes like New Wheels (fifties lumberjack), Color Dot Com (electric eighties), and LizBean (seventies New England), there was something for everyone, especially if you like fall. Cheerful and vibrant, with the slightest nostalgic pull, denim peacoats, Melton toggle jackets, and duffel coats (the latter in Kaleidoplaid, which seems to be what happens when lavender, lime, and tangerine join forces for fabulousness) were layered with leopard, corduroy, and lace. “I believe in color! I don’t care what they say. With the economic climate you have to start the season with the right color!” Mizrahi proclaimed. Well, there was lots of it, and even in this Debbie Downer economy you can have it: Nothing in Mizrahi’s collection will go for over $200. But what about the accessories, like the perfect black pointy-toe paddock boots we spied? “My goal is to make everything available,” Mizrahi promised. Oh, Isaac. You rule.
Bye-bye, Bryant Park. After 15 years of hoisting the tents and hosting fashion week, the park is reportedly being replaced by Lincoln Center in 2010. That’s the A, B, C, D, and 1 trains, ladies. Whole Foods Columbus Circle, get ready for an injection of fabulousness.
But take heart, newly unemployed: The fetish industry always needs a few extra hands; in fact, “the sector is poised for expansion,” according to a former craftswoman. Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
And now for something NSFW: Christian Bale needs absolute silence. He’s making Terminator: Salvation, so don’t $!&# with his craft.