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215 posts tagged "Louis Vuitton"

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Nifty Fifties

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The new, ladylike silhouette from Fall ’10, with its fifties-inspired full skirt, has gotten no end of coverage in the press but hasn’t yet made as much of an impact in the world of celebrity dressing. But for Louis Vuitton’s Santa Monica store opening last night, a few brave souls took Marc Jacobs’ retro dresses for a spin—and came out, we’d say, the better for it. Sure, there were plenty of red-carpet-as-usual minis (most, of course, by Vuitton), but Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese went long. We especially liked Vergara’s calf-length sleeveless navy version, worn without the belts styled with it on the runway. With an LV clutch and simple black pumps, we’d say she did her fifties forebears proud. What do you think—yea, nay, or eh?

Photo: David Crotty / Patrick McMullan

Erykah Badu To Keep Her Clothes On

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Justice was served—we guess—in Dallas today, where city officials report that R&B singer Erykah Badu has paid a $500 fine for stripping down to her birthday suit in the city’s Dealey Plaza for a music video for her song “Window Seat.” (You can see the NSFW video here; in it, Badu re-creates the assassination of President Kennedy, except, of course, more naked.) Law abiding is a pretty good reason for Erykah to remain clothed in public, but we can think of another good one, too: For all her wild style, she actually gets it right a lot of the time. We’ve combed through the year in Badu performances and found that the singer (and/or her stylists) tend to hit right on trend. Below, a few onstage outfits and their runway precedents. The top hat, on the other hand, is 100 percent her own.


Left: Erykah Badu performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, August 2010. Right: Louis Vuitton, Fall ’10.


Left: Erykah Badu performs at Lilith Fair in Washington, July 2010. Right: Ralph Lauren, Spring ’10.


Left: Erykah Badu performs at The Palms in Las Vegas, June 2010. Right: Oscar de la Renta, pre-fall ’10.

Photos: Rob Grabowski / Retna Ltd. (Lollapalooza); Kim Weston Arnold (Vuitton); Dana Nalbandian / WireImage (Lilith Fair); Marcio Madeira (Ralph Lauren); Ethan Miller / Getty Images (Las Vegas); Maria Valentino (Oscar de la Renta)

Notes From Van Noten, The Kardashians Take Manhattan, And More…

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The ever-laconic Dries Van Noten (pictured) submits to Hint‘s One Sentence or Less interview series. It’s the perfect form for him! [Hint]

Hide your velour sweatpants and spray tan: The Kardashians are reportedly looking for a New York space for an outpost of Dash, Kourtney and Khloe’s Miami-based boutique. They’re scouting—where else?—the Meatpacking District. [Racked]

Play the fill-in-the-blind-item guessing game: Who’s retiring, who’s moving, and who’s returning to august fashion houses? We vouch for 0 percent of this’ accuracy, but it’s fun to imagine in any case. [Fashionologie]

Louis Vuitton, world-renowned maker of handbags, ready-to-wear, and…forests? It’s true: The label’s sponsors a Japanese reforestation project called Louis Vuitton Forest by More Trees, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary with a symposium in Tokyo. [WWD]

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Fall Deliveries Are In.
Here’s Your Trend Refresher.

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Way back in the cold early days of 2010, Fall clothes hit the runway. And now—despite the searing heat—those clothes are starting to hit stores. It’s easy, in the interceding months, to forget what’s what with the Fall collections, so head over to our Fall ’10 Trend Reports for a refresher on the styles of the season. From fifties (like the ladylike looks at Louis Vuitton, left) to fur to gold and beyond, we’ve rounded up the best of the season. Click here for more, and sound off on the trends you’ll be buying into in the weeks ahead.

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Artists And Labels: The Continuing Story

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If Marc builds it, they will come. The contemporary artist/fashion label complex, that is, which Jacobs sent to new heights with his accessory collaborations with Louis Vuitton. Yes, artists and designers had collaborated before—including Dalí and Schiaparelli way back when—but the runaway success of Louis Vuitton’s Murakami bags (and the follow-up Richard Prince “joke” bags) has given contemporary artists a new form to play with and, just as importantly, a new revenue stream. The latest is the conceptual art star Jenny Holzer, who’s teaming up with Keds to create kicks this summer. (Artist’s canvas, taken literally.) The high-top and low-top styles are emblazoned with PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT, a phrase from Holzer’s text series Survival. They’ll be available online and at select Bloomingdale’s locations in July. The footwear brand is giving back to the art world, too: Keds is sponsoring the Whitney’s summer season.
$70 to $75, available at select Bloomingdale’s locations and www.keds.com beginning July 8.

PLUS: Click below for a few of our favorite recent art/fashion collabs. Continue Reading “Artists And Labels: The Continuing Story” »