33 posts tagged "Margherita Missoni"
While it’s American culture and fashion of the sixties that we seem to be fixated on right now, the Missoni family used Italian films from the era—when the house got its first big global boom—as a reference point for its upcoming Target collaboration. In this video, debuting exclusively on Style.com, the heritage brand’s ambassador, Margherita Missoni, shares the backstory of the classic Italian brand’s 400-piece collection, set to bow September 13.
“I think it will be great for the Target guest to experience a taste of the Missoni lifestyle, something they might not have been able to do before,” she tells Style.com. “We love that our collection dresses all ages, from toddlers on—it’s for everyone who wants to have a first or second, third, fourth taste of Missoni.”
New Yorkers will get the first helping when the Missoni x Target pop-up store, located at 1095 Sixth Ave. near Bryant Park, opens September 8 on Fashion’s Night Out. “We hope to see everyone in their favorite Missoni for Target pieces throughout fashion week in New York,” Margherita says. “Maybe we’ll see someone riding through the streets on the bike—wouldn’t that be amazing?”
It’s a likely enough scenario, given the current hype about Target’s biggest designer collaboration collection ever. The bike, along with the iPad cases and the blue zigzag puffer jacket, are among some of Margherita’s personal favorites.
The first issue of Bon Appetit under new editor in chief Adam Rapoport’s direction promises, via coverline, to teach you to Cook Like A (Real) Italian. No arguing with the real Italians inside, a few of who appear more often in fashion glossies than cooking books. For his fully redesigned debut, Rapoport—the skinny-jean wearing former style editor of GQ—got the Missonis.
“When I was doing fashion, I loved food, and now that I’m kind of doing food, I don’t want to forget about the style and lifestyle elements,” Rapoport said yesterday, in anticipation of tonight’s launch (the issue and its content are now live on BonAppetit.com; hard copies hit newsstands next Tuesday). “I always kind of felt that a good life was a well-rounded life.”
The Missoni clan is famous for their elaborate post-show dinners in Milan, which is where, under the auspices of his GQ gig, Rapoport first met them. For May’s Italian-themed issue, they made perfect sense. Rosita, Tai, Angela, Teresa, and the rest were shot by Alexia Silvagni, and share their family recipes, like baked whole fish with potatoes and lemons, and Tai’s shrimp salad. “The Missoni family, they’re a big fashion famiglia, but they also are a typical Italian family,” Rapoport explained. “They eat together, they’re tightly knit. Rosita, the matriarch, she really knows food and ingredients. She’s got firm opinions about it like a lot of Italian nonnas do.”
There’s no divorcing fashion and food, at least in this family—the clan cooks, drinks, and entertains (at least for magazine-shoot purposes) in full Missoni-knit regalia. And that, Rapoport said, is exactly the point. “Food is about not only the restaurant you’re going to, but who you’re going to the restaurant with, what you’re going to wear, who you’re inviting for dinner… it’s all those things, it’s everything in addition to the meal that makes a great meal.” He was tight-lipped about the next fashionable meal on his docket, but let slip that a Thanksgiving story with a designer is already in the works.
She’s clearly not just any pigeon. That’s Tatiana Santo Domingo clutching her at a party for Giambattista Valli’s Paris store on Wednesday night (left). We hear the designer has made one-of-a-kind clothes for her, as has Riccardo Tisci—studded, of course. She also has a cameo in the Juergen Teller-lensed Spring ad campaign for Missoni. Her name: Josefine Pigeon, a.k.a. Josefi, a.k.a. Jo-Pi. You can keep up with her busy social calendar on Margherita Missoni’s Twitter feed.