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Marc Jacobs’ Hat Trick


In what’s certainly a first, Marc Jacobs‘ name was called not once, not twice, but three times tonight at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s official announcement of the nominees and honorees for the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards. Come June 15 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, in addition to accepting the International Award for his work at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs will vie for the Designer of the Year title against Narciso Rodriguez and Rodarte‘s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and go up against the Proenza Schouler duo and Vera Wang for the Accessories prize. The CFDA selected Michelle Obama for its Special Tribute Award. “She was on everybody’s list somewhere,” President Diane von Furstenberg explained. As for the other Honorary Awards, WWD’s Ed Nardoza will take home the Eugenia Sheppard Award, Anna Sui will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement statuette, and the Eleanor Lambert Award will go to GQ’s Jim Moore. The Swarovski Award for womenswear nominees are Thakoon Panichgul, Alexander Wang, and Jason Wu, and the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design noms are Justin Giunta, Alejandro Ingelmo, and Albertus Swanepoel. For pictures from the event and a full report, check back tomorrow.

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Carla’s Scandale, Prada’s Transformer, And More…


The latest French uproar is over Carla and Sarko living la vida loca in Mexico while their people get poorer by the minute (the euro’s not what it used to be, sad to say). But what about Carla’s total fashion week diss? Where was she at Dior, Chanel, Givenchy? We’re not even French and we feel slighted. [The Daily Mail]

Beth Ditto: Prude. [NYT]

Step aside, Zaha Hadid. Chanel’s world-traveling Mobile Art Pavilion (which had to land permanently mid-trip) has met its match in Prada‘s Rem Koolhaas-designed Transformer, a mutable steel tetrahedron galleryspace. To see it do its thing, you’ll have to jet over to Seoul, where it’s housed in the grounds of an imperial palace. [WWD]

Kate at Topshop’s NYC opening? Yes, Sir Philip, that’s just who we would invite for a low-key affair. [The Cut]

In a “conducted” conversation with Victoria Beckham in the latest issue of Bergdorf Goodman magazine (speaking of which, time to renew that subscription!), Marc Jacobs bemoans his likeness to a Ken doll after a rash of airbrushing. He’s referring to a nude photo, and he’s not talking about musculature. He means down there.

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Averyl Oates On Bumping Into Marc Jacobs


Fashion week notes from the buying director of Harvey Nichols.

Background Photo: Ramon Duran

The Best Places For A Parisian Pre-Party


By the time Paris fashion week arrives, editors and models alike are suffering from sore feet, fried hair, and perhaps one too many swigs of Champagne. The solution? No, it’s not more under-eye concealer; it’s serious beautification—from your abs to your aura. We scoured the City of Light for the best places to rejuvenate, refresh, and—just in time for that intimate Chanel dinner on the 10th—impress.

Delphine Courteille
Ever wondered who French fashion PRs turn to when they need to pull it together for fashion week? Delphine Courteille, a longtime protégée of hair maestro Odile Gilbert—with whom she is working backstage this season at Lagerfeld Gallery, Hermès, Rykiel, Vanessa Bruno, and Nina Ricci, among others—has spent the past decade traveling the world for fashion shows, photo shoots, and private customers. In late December, Courteille opened a place to call her own. “The name Studio 34 comes from all the ideas I pick up from shows and shoots,” she told Fellow backstage stars—makeup artist Rafael Pita (brother of Orlando) and manicurist Marcea Gomes—are on hand to help her realize the vision, as is color virtuoso Jean-Luc Fouillade, formerly of Christophe Robin. Rates: €150 euros (about $190) for a haircut, €200 (about $255) for une grande transformation.
34 rue du Mont Thabor, Paris,,

Paris has never been known for a workout scene to rival its American counterparts, but L’Usine has set out to change all that. Just look at its roster of clients: Marc Jacobs, Diane Kruger, Rick Owens, and Lenny Kravitz all keep fit here when they’re in town. The chic chocolate and bronze decor, comfortingly discreet ambience, and that ever elusive commodity—towel service worthy of the name—make L’Usine the city’s top sweatshop. Following the flagship’s success, the L’Usine team opened a second venue in January near the Centre Pompidou. During fashion week, a €40 daily fee grants open access to all facilities and classes, so fitness junkies can spin, stretch, and pump to their heart’s content. One caveat: Membership is full up at the original space, so head to the new Beaubourg location for easiest access and best hours.
8 rue de la Michodière (original space), and 16-20
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Charlotte Takes Stock


Charlotte Stockdale is one half of a London-based power couple. In addition to designing the interior of New York’s Lever House restaurant, her husband, Marc Newson, is known for his funky, amoeba-shaped furniture and commissions for LVMH, Qantas, Nike, and the Gap. Stockdale, a stylist with her own impressive list of clients—Paul Smith, Dolce & Gabbana, and Patrick Cox—was in town helping Karl Lagerfeld style the Fendi show. We caught up with her before the show and asked her for her 2009 Milan fashion week likes and dislikes. “I am hating that jimble-jumble eighties look,” she groaned. “It’s neither modern nor desirable, and those who have chosen to pick it up have been too literal—it’s a look for the lazy.” She clarified: “When Marc Jacobs turns his mind to something he is able to twist it into something completely original, in his own brilliant way. It’s so attractive that everyone follows.” And her likes? “Minimal—it’s a real challenge. Raf Simons at Jil Sander is an ace at it.”

Photo: Jasmine Serrurier