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41 posts tagged "Marchesa"

Yea, Nay, or Eh: Lace Belle

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For evening, or really for any time of the day, white lace is a gamble. All those Madonna circa Like a Virgin and, worse yet, schlocky bridal connotations are tough to shake. But Camilla Belle made nice work of it last night in Beverly Hills at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style, which honored another elegant beauty, Princess Grace. Strictly speaking, it wasn’t lace proper but rather white tulle with a lace-patterned embroidery, judiciously trimmed with feathers on the sleeves and hem, from Marchesa that Belle wore. The actress offset any potential frou with minimal makeup and simple accessories—black strappy sandals and ivory teardrop earrings. We say Belle: 1; White Lace: 0. What do you think of Belle’s lacy look?



Photo: John M. Heller/Getty Images

Scary Movie? And More…

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Rodarte has an agent. The famously film-loving sisters are now being represented by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, which means that maybe the pair will be costuming, producing, and starring in their own anime horror flick. Maybe?! [WWD]


And now, a clutch to go with that Marchesa gown. The super-fancy-dress ladies are introducing handbags, sure to be swoon-worthy and bedecked with feathers. [WWD]

There’s a one-shot sneak peak at a Jimmy Choo for H&M shoe making the blogosphere rounds. The boot in question is over-the-knee, maybe leather, and just under $350. We’re not sure if that’s cheap or pricey. Thoughts? [Nitrolicious]

Photo: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo for H&M

Ford’s Film, Garance’s New Gig, And More…

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Tom Ford is taking his A Single Man to Venice. The designer’s first film, which he directed and produced (what, no starring role, Tom?), will debut at the festival in September. Try and figure out how you can be there and in New York for RTW at the same time. [WWD]

Garance Doré is going to French Vogue, definitely online and peut-être in print. [WWD]

Polo legend and Ralph Lauren poser Nacho Figueras on Jon Gosselin: “When I saw that, I wanted to run away.” If possible, we like Figueras even more now. [NYT]

Mark Wahlberg married his longtime girlfriend and mother of three, Rhea Durham, on Saturday. The bride wore Marchesa. The groom did not pose in briefs. [People]

Photo: Scott Schuman

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Anne Hathaway In—What Else?—Marchesa

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You can count on Anne Hathaway to look nothing less than glamorous when a red carpet is involved, and last night’s premiere of Shakespeare in the Park’s Twelfth Night was no exception. We’re happy to see she went with hometown favorite Marchesa for her Central Park debut, but why no bling? What do you think: Does Hathaway’s choice to go sans necklace give this metallic frock a modern look, or does she look like she rushed out the door before she could properly accessorize?

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / Wire Image

Barbie Blows Up: Top Fashion Brass Take on the Doll

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Barbie may be turning 50 this year, but she doesn’t look a day over, well, teenage fashion-model age, to be exact. As part of Mattel’s global birthday celebration, she made her runway debut in Bryant Park. And while there’s speculation that Ken is still in the closet, everyone’s outed themselves when it comes to their love for Barbie. Fifty designers —Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Rachel
Roy, and Brian Reyes, to name a few—created looks for the show. Backstage was calm compared to the mayhem front of house, packed with little girls in pink T-shirts, tulle tutus, and Uggs waiting anxiously with their mothers for the show to start. Front-row turnout included Diane von Furstenberg, Annie Leibovitz, Simon Doonan, and Heidi Klum. Robert Verdi was overheard pondering, “How many Kens can fit in here?”

The show started with a video montage of Barbie in all her incarnations (she’s had over 100 careers) set to Hole’s “Doll Parts.” Totally fitting, but kind of ironic since it’s difficult to imagine Courtney Love ever playing with any kind of doll. While some of the looks were pure fantasy like Bob Mackie’s incredible gold-beaded gown with marabou-feather trim and Marchesa’s lavender tulle confection, others could easily transcend the toy-store shelf to the city sidewalk. Costello Tagliapietra’s jersey dress in rust had a Lauren Hutton circa American Gigolo vibe; Derek Lam’s black-and-orange floral-print silk coat and dress will be perfect when the weather warms up in a month or two.

And while still chic, it seemed that some designers had crafted a few new occupations for Barbie as well: Rosa Chá’s Bondage Barbie, Jeremy Scott’s Vegas Cocktail Waitress, Catherine Malandrino’s American Flag Barbie (Can you work as an American Flag? How much does that pay?). While none are for sale, some will be on display at Bloomingdale’s. But the party doesn’t stop in Bryant Park. The world’s largest Barbie store is opening in Shanghai early March, complete with a spa and a bridal service that offers a $15,000 Vera Wang gown. Buy it, and Mattel will throw in a doll specially created to resemble you in said gown. Following will be the life-size Malibu Barbie Dreamhouse, in Malibu, decorated by Jonathan Adler. “I am so excited about this. When I was a kid, I ripped the heads off my sister’s Barbies. This is my way of making amends.”

Photo: TIimothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty Images