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318 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"

Katherine Fleming Carries The Future


If you spend enough time with designers, you quickly realize that many of them can’t resist test-driving the wares on which they’re currently working. In terms of fashion’s time-space continuum, that means they’re wearing today what they’ll be selling to you a year from now. At her first official trunk show last night at Tribeca’s Renwick Gallery—a double billing with her friend Megan Marrin’s jewelry line M. Graves—the talented young bag lady Katherine Fleming had such a piece tucked under her arm: a slightly oversized envelope in navy snake streaked with gray stripes. Season: Spring 2010. Fleming happily spilled that it will be priced very reasonably for an exotic skin—around $500. (I would definitely put that trip to Barneys or Opening Ceremony on your calendar!) In fact, Fleming’s upcoming spring range will feature quite a few pieces hovering around that sweet spot price, and without forsaking quality, either. “I’m still making everything in Italy,” Fleming explained. “I think it’s still possible to do that. I don’t want to move to China like everyone else.” Into the more distant future for Fleming is footwear. “I’m dying to do shoes,” she said. “But we want to wait until we’re in the right place and have the right partner.” Though that hasn’t stopped the shoe obsessive from sketching her interlocking-K logo into teetering sandals. But who designed the bondage-y black pair she wore last night with her ultrachic navy Marc Jacobs dress? “They’re from Zara,” she confessed, having bought them while in Florence for her Parsons’ schoolmates Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s show at Pitti W. “I’ve never gotten so many compliments on a pair of shoes,” Fleming added. “Even Lazaro asked me about them.”

Photo: Courtesy of Katherine Fleming

God Smiles On The New Museum’s Cocktail Party


Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, Thakoon Panichgul, the Threeasfour trio, and Marc Jacobs’ betrothed, Lorenzo Martone, were among the hosts at last night’s New Museum Next Generation cocktail party. And true to the event’s name it was a fresh crowd, although not necessarily Younger Than Jesus, the show that’s closing there this Sunday. In keeping with the theme, OMG cocktails were being served on the museum’s glass-walled seventh floor. The vodka, agave nectar, and sparkling water concoctions were named after the, ahem, hottest piece in the exhibit, Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas’ OMG Obelisk, a black column exclaiming OMG on top in blue lights, with steel pipe torches emitting flames on either side. Not that most of the guests would’ve known. The clouds had parted after a rush-hour storm, which meant that the galleries were mostly empty. The MisShapes’ Geordon Nicol and Greg Krelenstein, et al. preferred the terrace’s sunset rays.

Attached. David X. Prutting / Patrick

Marc’s Wedding Update, Prada’s Transformer, And More…


Marc Jacobs’ wedding to Lorenzo Martone has been pushed back to August. He’s just toying with us at this point. [WWD]

Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years yesterday for his Ponzi plot. Yeah, that’s about as bad as it gets. [NYT]

The Prada transformer morphed into its latest iteration this week: movie theater. If you can’t make it to Seoul for screenings of Last Year at Marienbad or Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, the Wrath of God, this review of the space will have to do. [The Daily Beast]

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick show off their new baby girls, who, as newborns, are both wrinkly and cute. [People]

Photo: Justin Campbell / BuzzFoto / FilmMagic

Tracking The Kate Moss Effect At The Resort Collections


The notion that Kate Moss sparks trends is hardly new—see pirate boots, cutoffs, vintage dresses on the red carpet, etc. And it seems the supermodel’s innate style is more compelling than ever for designers as well as consumers. Case in point: the Gloria Swanson-channeling look she dreamed up with Marc Jacobs to wear to the Costume Institute Gala in May. A line-for-line copy made an appearance in Jacobs’ Resort collection, and we’ve glimpsed its shadow several times throughout the Cruise season—in the use of lamé at Roksanda Ilincic and Chris Benz and in the shimmering one-shoulder silhouettes at Michael Kors and Alexander Wang. And then there’s her turban, a version of which turned up at Yigal Azrouël topping a draped wrap dress—minus the Harry Winston sapphire, of course. Whether it’s all a case of direct homage or just something in the air, Kate as usual was the first to distill the mood.


Will you be adopting Moss’ silent film star look? Click for a slideshow and let us know.



Photo: Billy Farrell / Patrick McMullan


Marc And Lorenzo Nuptials Update, Dolce On The Cheap, And More…


Of all the cute couples at the CFDAs last night (Jason Wu and Diane Kruger, Kirsten Dunst and the Mulleavys, Molly Sims and Marilyn Monroe), Lorenzo Martone and Marc Jacobs were probably the cutest. Could they be in their honeymoon phase? Not yet. Despite rumors to the contrary, the two have yet to tie the knot, so your invite actually could still be in the mail. [WWD]

Dolce & Gabbana are cutting prices, which means their clothes are slightly less bank-breaking than they were before. For spring, jeans go for $450 a pair, while a silk tulle party dress will cost you $3,589. Sweet gesture, guys. [WWD]

The chaos at Interview continues: The magazine is suing former co-editorial director Glenn O’Brien, who either quit or was fired, depending on who you ask. [WWD]

250,000 pounds worth of Dior jewelry is missing from a photo shoot in London, and you get one guess as to who the celebrity suspect is. Oh, did you guess Lindsay Lohan? Well done, well done. [The Guardian]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene