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18 posts tagged "Marco Zanini"

Marco Zanini’s Paris Fashion Week Diary


Today in Paris, Rochas designer Marco Zanini presented his latest collection for the house. He had his camera in hand as he and his sister, Miki, who works on styling the shows, prepared the shoes, the looks, and the girls, and asked and answered that all-important question: hat or no hat?

“Astrakhan craze!”

“Our shoes arrived on time…a miracle!” Continue Reading “Marco Zanini’s Paris Fashion Week Diary” »

What Anna, Margherita, Giovanna,
And More Wore For Halloween


And you thought the New York fashion crowd went to town with its Halloween costumes. The Italian up-and-comer Francesco Scognamiglio sent us these pics from Friday night’s Hallowood Party at the photographer Giampaolo Sgura’s place in Milan. Anna Della Russo (top)—dressed in homage to Lady Gaga in a latex dress from Scognamiglio’s tenth anniversary collection—we’d recognize anywhere, but we never took Marco Zanini and his sister Miki for basketball lovers (below) or Margherita Missoni for a Simpsons fan (above). Who knows, maybe they aren’t. The theme was “America.” Enjoy, and don’t miss our slideshows of the NYC festivities. Continue Reading “What Anna, Margherita, Giovanna,
And More Wore For Halloween” »

Banana In Bloom


For its Spring ’11 collection, Banana Republic sent its girls on a desert safari, picking up the seventies-YSL vibe that’s been in the air of late. But something’s blossoming in these hot climes. Among its accessories offerings, which also included oversized statement necklaces in metallic breastplate designs, creative director Simon Kneen created blooming canvas-flower brooches—a little Rochas Spring 2010, a little vintage Carrie Bradshaw. They’ll no doubt cost less at the register than Marco Zanini’s corsages did, so you can go ahead and make yourself a full bouquet—no green thumb required.

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Rochas’ Marco Zanini On His Favorite Flicks


Not many in Marco Zanini’s Rochas audience last March had heard of Cactus Flower, the 1969 movie that inspired his Fall collection. But the clothes were so boldly colorful and optimistically retro, you can bet that a whole lot of us came home and promptly added it to the top of our Netflix queue. The film, which stars the improbable trio of Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and a 24-year-old Goldie Hawn, who won an Oscar for the role (can you think of a stranger love triangle?), was zanier even than Zanini’s cropped brocade flares and vertigo-inducing heels. So, who better than the Swedish-Italian designer to provide with a summer movie list? As it happens, Zanini’s upcoming Spring collection isn’t influenced by any of these films, but we wouldn’t be surprised if his recommendations prove persuasive to others. After all, on his visit to New York last week, he told us orders for his Fall Cactus Flower collection are double what they were for his Spring collection.

Fanny & Alexander, by Ingmar Bergman (1982): “Swedish noblesse…”

Together, by Lukas Moodysson (2000): “Swedish tenderness…”

Vivre Sa Vie, by Jean-Luc Godard (1962): “Paris in stylish black and white, the Nouvelle Vague, and the beautiful Anna Karina.”

An American Werewolf in London, by John Landis (1981): “The cult classic, so wicked. When the macabre gets funny.”

The Innocent, by Luchino Visconti (pictured; 1976): “My personal favorite filmmaker. An utterly lavish production with the most sumptuous costumes and interiors.”

Teorema, by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1968): “1968 upper-class discomfort and Silvana Mangano (dressed by Capucci) seduced by Terence Stamp…an ‘abstract’ film.”

Harold and Maude, by Hal Ashby (1971): “Outrageous black comedy. Just my sense of humor.”

It’s Easier for a Camel…, by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (2003): “I love everything about her.”

Le Feu Follet, by Louis Malle (1963): “Inner turmoil, Erik Satie soundtrack, Coco Chanel outfits from the very first scene, Jeanne Moreau. A deeply penetrating movie.”

The Draughtsman’s Contract, by Peter Greenaway (1982): “Opulent and wildly extravagant! Unforgettable Michael Nyman soundtrack…”

Dans Paris, by Christophe Honoré (2006): “An intense performance by the rather handsome Romain Duris.”

Photo: Everett Collection

The New Man At Nina Ricci


It’s official. Peter Copping, formerly of Louis Vuitton, started at Nina Ricci on Monday, replacing Olivier Theyskens, who was let go after a remarkable Fall show in Paris last month. Copping is working on a resort collection that will be presented in late June, but it’s said that he won’t make his runway debut until next March. He told WWD he’d like to make Nina Ricci “contemporary again.” No word on whether that means contemporary price points (we sort of doubt it, but a girl can dream, can’t she?). If it in fact does, it wouldn’t be the first storied French brand to move in that direction. Rochas, which relaunched for Fall when Marco Zanini stepped into a position previously occupied by Theyskens, intends to keep its prices below designer levels. Theyskens, meanwhile, continues to be the subject of rumors about reviving the house of Elsa Schiaparelli. There’s also talk that he may relaunch his signature label.

Photo: Jimi Celeste / Patrick McMullan