318 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"
Dress code: Khaki Chic. Maybe you’re still feeling the turban-and-bunny-ear model spectacular that was this year’s Costume Institute Ball, but it’s time to move on. Next year’s exhibit has been announced—American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity—to be co-chaired by Oprah Winfrey, Gap’s Patrick Robinson, and, of course, Anna Wintour. Jeans will probably not be allowed, theme notwithstanding. [WWD]
If you need something a little more substantive than the Daily to thumb through while you’re waiting for the shows this week, pick up The New Yorker‘s semiannual Style Issue. There’s a profile of Burberry‘s Christopher Bailey, an inside look at “online shoe utopia” Zappos, and a piece on West Coast interior-design maven Kelly Wearstler. You show em, ladies—fashion people are pretty and smart! [The New Yorker]
Note to Lady Gaga: We know you’ll be hanging with Marc Jacobs on September 14, but might we suggest something else up your alley? Munich native Andrea Karg will make her stateside debut with Allude, a luxe line of cashmere separates, on September 17 at the Bryant Park Tents. We previewed the Spring collection in our office last week, and she told us she plans to pair her candy-colored cardigans and wrap sweaters with cheeky high-waisted briefs. We doubt you lounge in sweatpants, after all.
Phillip Lim, Behnaz Sarafpour, Chris Benz, Band of Outsiders, Costello Tagliapietra, and Erin Fetherston are some of the 28 designers taking legal action against bankrupt Chicago boutique Jake. They may not get their money back, but they’re loving their newfound community. That’s sweet, but we imagine they’d really love a non-bouncing check. [WWD]
Mike Albo visits affordable work gear emporium Syms and finds purses Lauren Conrad could have designed. If she was drunk and wielding a crayon. [NYT]
Juergen Teller and Marc Jacobs, eleven years and still going strong. The photog revisits the hits from his decade-plus collaboration with Jacobs, from the “hardcore” Dakota Fanning ads to—his personal favorite—shots of a naked Charlotte Rampling. [The Moment]
Included in the Telegraph‘s “ten anti-trends for winter” must-buy classics are the top, the skirt, and the trousers. Why, yes, we were planning on incorporating those somewhere in our fall wardrobe. Thanks! [Telegraph]
Read here for updates on Daisy Lowe and her sawdust toilet. Oh, yeah, and her new jewelry for Swarovski. [W Editors’ Blog]
Maybe the St. Lucia sun melted her cares away, but Amy Winehouse showed up for court in London yesterday looking a bit, well, unkempt in an ill-fitting Roland Mouret-knockoff suit, dirty ballet flats, and a ragged ‘do. Maybe that’s not so surprising, but the question is: What’s appropriate court attire? We’ve seen Michael Jackson, may he rest in peace, in pajamas and Courtney Love looking like she picked up the first things she found on the floor. Then there was Nicole Richie channeling Audrey Hepburn in an L.B.D., Jackie O shades, and Louboutin pumps facing DUI charges in 2007. Our favorite has to be Winona Ryder. Her ladylike Marc Jacobs dresses, prim cardigans, and cute headbands could very well have contributed to that not-guilty verdict. Any others we’re missing?
Tired of hearing the two words “concept store”? Well, you may just be re-energized by the latest installment of such from London. “Up until now, so many fantastic props from fashion shoots, shows, and ad campaigns wound up in storage, back to the taxidermist, or even chucked,” said photographer Nick Knight at today’s viewing of his new shop on Bruton Place—the retail expansion of his Web site SHOWstudio. “These are real pieces of art, so why not treat them as such?” There it is: the “concept” of the new shop, which happens to be strategically placed nearby the city’s Matthew Williamson, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and Rick Owens boutiques. Quite a departure for Knight. “It’s a career move I never counted on—it wasn’t in the plan,” he added. But then, who plans on selling seven-foot stuffed tigers (from an Alexander McQueen for Puma ad) or gigantic eyeballs (from a Karen Elson portfolio)? Among the other goodies are a skull-slashed Union Jack, whipped up by Galliano for a portrait of himself by Knight, and a lion’s head that was made for a Dior show in Versailles—an indication that this ain’t no flea market. The tiger goes for £50,000 (approximately $82,000) and the Galliano Union Jack is £25,000, while the eyeballs are a snip at around £3,000. “It’s not like buying an It bag, to be sure,” said Knight. “But then how often do you get the chance to buy not just art but real fashion history?”