July 29 2014

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44 posts tagged "Marchesa"

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


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


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


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

Proenza Schouler: From The Armory To Art Central?


Another addition to the constantly evolving fashion week schedule: We hear that Proenza Schouler will not be showing at the Park Avenue Armory, where the label has presented its last three collections. Instead, it seems that the design duo may be heading to a space in West Chelsea, a neighborhood that seems every season to be a showing ground for more designers. Already confirmed in various venues there for Fall 2009 are Marchesa, Thakoon, and Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti.

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Eddie Borgo Loves Triangles


His name may not be printed on any of the invitations, but you can expect to see plenty of Eddie Borgo’s work at New York fashion week this season. The up-and-coming jewelry designer—who will make his retail debut in March at Barneys—is collaborating with at least three designers for Fall 2009: Jen Kao, Camilla Stærk, and hotly tipped newcomer Joseph Altuzarra. (There may be more—one big name in particular—in the offing.) Borgo, who has collaborated with Marchesa and 3.1 Phillip Lim in past seasons, likes to wrap his boldly geometric aesthetic around other designers’ ideas. “As often as not, seeing what someone else is working on provides an outlet for ideas I already have,” he explained from his midtown studio, while some other designers’ works open up wholly new areas of inspiration. Borgo’s Fall 2009 commissions illustrate the various cases in point. Stærk showed him some vintage bracelets that belonged to her grandmother that Borgo is riffing on for her presentation; Kao’s collection, meanwhile, synched perfectly with his ongoing obsession with triangles. “Joseph [Altuzarra] called me from Cairo recently,” he says with a laugh. “He was like, you have to come! You’ll love it here! There are triangles everywhere.” Borgo also mines ideas from the street—one in particular, in fact. “I love walking down St. Marks Place and seeing all that cheap street jewelry,” he says. “I always feel like my work is about finding a way to take the feeling of that stuff, the rock edge, and translate it into something high-end.” A few tough-chic standouts that do the trick: black latex-wrapped chains, a set of bent nail pieces, and a new group of necklaces Borgo describes as “almost like clothing.” Soon, you may well be seeing his name on a fashion show invite.

Photo: Paul Maffi