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315 posts tagged "Marc Jacobs"

Blasblog From Venice: And So It Begins


Rev up the water taxis, the Biennale has officially begun. First up last night was a group show called Unconditional Love, near the Arsenale grounds. Olympia Scarry’s installation—a person laying under a sheet, feet poking out, with lights running on either side of the body—attracted the likes of Patrick Demarchelier, Natalia Vodianova and Justin Portman, Olya and Charles Thompson, Russian Vogue‘s Aliona Doletskaya, and Dasha Zhukova. Scarry’s sister Fiona and their father were there, too. “I don’t know why she didn’t ask me to lay under the sheet,” he joked. Also on display at the show was artist Dasha Fursey’s tribute to Vodianova: a sketch of the model that was illuminated and then aged, and was aptly called Dorian Gray. Across town, the English artist Steve McQueen had a show as well, which many people tried to squeeze in between dinners at Harry’s Bar (obviously), Do Forni, and Cipriani’s. But for those who really wanted to stay out late, Stefano Tonchi, David Maupin, and Brian Phillips hosted a welcome party at the Bauer Hotel, deejayed by Terence Koh. That’s where Jefferson Hack, Neville Wakefield, and Diana Widmaier Picasso eased into the Venetian lifestyle. Carine Roitfeld, Marc Jacobs, and Cecilia Dean are due to arrive tomorrow—and they said no one would come this year because of the recession. “Oh, I don’t believe that,” Yvonne Force Villareal said. “I love Venice. It’s my favorite city in the world and it’s always fun here.” She wasn’t kidding. Perhaps for the first time in my entire life, I was one of the first to leave a party—in the wee hours—as other revelers continued to file in.

Photo: Derek Blasberg

Wu In Drag, Refaeli In An L.B.B., And More…


For their CFDA portraits, this year’s nominees modeled their own designs. Translation? Marc Jacobs in bunny ears and Jason Wu in a dress. [WWD]

Sports Illustrated cover girl Bar Refaeli designed a (very) little black bikini, available at Victoria’s Secret. Supermodel body and famous boyfriend not included. [WWD]

Lindsay Lohan is making a play to serve as Ungaro’s newest “creative consultant,” but designer Estaban Cortezar wants nothing to do with her. Kinda can’t blame him. [NY Post]

File under Too Good to Be True: Winona Ryder and Christian Slater are slated to return to the big screen in a Heathers sequel. Get out your croquet sets. [Perez Hilton]

Photo: Craig McDean

Christian Lacroix Goes For Broke, Marc’s B-Day Party, And More…


Christian Lacroix has filed for the American equivalent of Chapter 11 to protect itself against creditors owed an estimated $14 million. Surely loyal Lacroix fans can pick up a few couture frocks to help defray costs. [WWD]

Marc Jacobs’ 30th b-day party for fiancé Lorenzo Martone featured Madonna, Jesus at the turntables, and a cake in the shape of a bear. W has the pics. [Editors’ Blog]

Trovata’s copyright case against Forever 21 ended in a mistrial yesterday, but founder John Whitledge plans to re-attack. Do you think the fight over knockoffs is worth it, or is it a waste of time? [WWD]

Photo: Photo: Marcio Madeira

Business In The Back, Party In The Front


The asymmetric hemline—short in front, long in back—is shaping up to be a favorite red carpet silhouette tonight. So far we’ve spotted Bee Shaffer in navy Nina Ricci, Jessica Biel in a voluminous red number, and Victoria Beckham in a Marc Jacobs gown that boasts both a miniskirt and a train.

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

Marc Jacobs Talks


Though the Marc Jacobs name may seem ubiquitous these days, at yesterday’s Times Talks session entitled “Designer Leader,” Jacobs told T Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi that he never sought to become synonymous with a specific lifestyle—particularly a manufactured one. “I only ever got into this because I wanted to make some clothes,” Jacobs said. “I don’t have this worldview, this vision of how people live.” But lately, the designer explained, the living’s been good. For one, he was recently engaged to Lorenzo Martone (Jacobs said “definitely no white” for the wedding), and for another, he’s been enjoying life at a less frenetic pace. Mornings now essentially proceed at his leisure. “I like this ritual of being in the bathroom, using skincare products…choosing what skirt to wear.” The kilted host of this evening’s Costume Institute Gala also talked models and muses. “I’m not trying to seek the U.N,” Jacobs said of his runway casting. But, “I love a variety of girls.” One thing he didn’t initially love? His new job at Louis Vuitton, back in the late 1990′s. “I was a nervous wreck,” Jacobs said of his early tenure. Commercial success put an end to that. Speaking of Vuitton, he admitted, “I don’t think there’s anything practical about traveling with a trunk. I think it’s luxurious to travel with just a toothbrush.”

Photo: Rob Loud / Getty Images