15 posts tagged "Marco Zanini"
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 Style.com 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.”
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.
Is Paco Rabanne set for a comeback? The French brand—most recently designed by Gap mastermind Patrick Robinson and known now for its fragrances—may shift its focus to include beauty and clothes. Now we get to play the new designer guessing game. Who might it be? Well, there are a few out of work: Paulo Melim Andersson, Ivana Omazic. As ever, the fashion plot thickens.
L.A. reality TV series defector and star of The City Whitney Port gets a taste of East Coast criticism in the Times. The best appraisal, however, concerns her kind-of boyfriend: “…he is meant to be emblematic of ‘downtown,’ because he doesn’t care what people think, and he doesn’t comb.” Well played, New York. Well played.
Two more defect from the Park: Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan cancel their Fall runway shows at the tents. At this point, the only ones left will be Japanese photographers and people handing out free magazines.
You kiss your mother with that mouth? Gwyneth Paltrow reminds her GOOP readers that “bowel elimination is paramount for correct detoxification.”
A Lily Allen and Agyness Deyn showdown may be in the works. Both Brits have been short-listed for a “female companion” role on a popular U.K. television series. We’ll give the British the benefit of the doubt and assume the part isn’t as sketchy as it sounds.
And another round for fashion’s favorite pastime of musical chairs. After just one season at Halston, where his debut collection received mixed reviews, Marco Zanini is headed to Rochas, reports WWD. If he had big shoes to fill at Harvey Weinstein’s Halston, they’re no less intimidatingly roomy at Rochas: All-around industry darling Olivier Theyskens was the young man in charge there until the label was shuttered in 2006.