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April 21 2014

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20 posts tagged "Marilyn Monroe"

DVF Unveils Her Children’s Collection For Gap, Get A Mario Testino-Signed Copy Of Love, And More…

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Gap’s latest designer collaboration is all child’s play. The retailer enlisted Diane von Furstenberg to create a line that includes her signature wrap dresses and colorful prints for tots (girls age 2-14). The GapKids and BabyGap collection will hit U.S. stores March 15. [Grazia Daily]

Mario Testino photographed Kate Moss and Lara Stone for the latest cover of Love magazine and then signed 50 random copies. Only 200 issues are being printed and those lucky enough to get a copy (Dover Street Market already has a wait list) won’t know if their issue is autographed until after removing the bespoke packaging. [Love]

Marking the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, a new exhibition centered on the icon is set to open March 9 at the Getty Images Gallery in London. The museum’s Marilyn show will present the celebrity’s original dresses, unreleased photographs, and a new short film. [Vogue U.K.]

Speaking of memorabilia, tabloids were reminded just how much Americans love it last week. After Whitney Houston’s death on February 11, People, Us Weekly, and In Touch scrambled to include coverage on the star, and reportedly all three publications saw spikes in sales after putting Houston on the cover. [WWD]

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Couture Lingerie To Hit The Catwalk, Anya Hindmarch’s Thatcher Tribute, Famed Marilyn Monroe Photographer Eve Arnold Dies, And More…

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Glamour girl Zahia Dehar is set to launch a line of couture lingerie during Paris fashion week. Dehar, who has fronted V and been featured in Vanity Fair Italy, enlisted couture specialists for her debut collection, including corset maker François Tamarin, flower maker Bruno Legeron, and embroider Jean-Pierre Ollier. [WWD]

Lorenzo Martone and Ryan Brown announced last year they were closing down their Arc NY Talent PR company, but it remained unclear how they would split their A-list clients. Brown is keeping Alessandro Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, and Julie Henderson, and Martone will take Nicole Trunfio, Julie Ordon, and Jeisa Chiminazzo, and he will reportedly be focusing on fashion and art-related projects. [Page Six]

In celebration of The Iron Lady‘s U.K. release today, Anya Hindmarch has decorated her Pont Street store windows Margaret Thatcher-style, complete with brooches, pearls, and Thatcher wigs. “I am a lifelong fan of Margaret Thatcher and had the great honour of meeting her and making her handbags,” Hindmarch told British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]

Eve Arnold, who photographed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, and Malcolm X, died in London at age 99 on Wednesday. Some of her most famous images of Monroe are featured in her book Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Unseen Marilyn Monroe Images on Display in New York, Highly Addictive Manolos, Anti-Violence Rings by Philip Crangi, And More…

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This week at Milk Studios in New York, 62 photos (several of them previously unseen) of Marilyn Monroe will be on display for a two-day photo exhibition called Picturing Marilyn. The Dior dress she is wearing in her famous shoot with Bert Stern has been re-created and will be on display at the exhibit preview on November 9. [WWD]

Here’s an interesting one: Drug dealers in Spain smuggled cocaine into the country using fake Manolo Blahniks. They molded the cocaine, in the form of paste, into a shoe (with fake Manolo tags). Each pair was reportedly worth about $69,000. [Huff Po]

Fashion photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath got his start photographing punks and skaters. These days, he’s more likely to be found backstage at Lanvin and Dior shows than skate parks. Find a selection of his work with his commentary on NewYorker.com, along with his photos of actress Nina Arianda for today’s profile story on her. [The New Yorker]

Jewelry designer Philip Crangi has joined forces with Ethos Water creator Peter Thum and John Zapolski to found Fonderie 47, a do-good line of metal jewelry. The company is “aimed at reducing Africa’s estimated 20 million assault weapons by turning the metal into jewelry.” One ring results in the destruction of more than 75 guns. [T]

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The Man Behind Marilyn’s Subway Grate Dress, Giorgio Armani Presents The Paris Photo Festival, Hermès Makes Saris, And More…

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William Travilla is not a designer most people are familiar with, despite having designed many of Marilyn Monroe’s most memorable dresses, including her white halter-neck dress for The Seven Year Itch. In a new book, Dressing Marilyn, the public gets a rare glimpse into Monroe’s costumes and Travilla’s process of creating them. [Vogue U.K.]

Giorgio Armani is known for doing water-inspired collections, so naturally, he will show an exhibition at the Paris Photo Festival called Acqua, showcasing water-themed artwork. Armani is also the official sponsor the for the 15th annual affair taking place in November. [WWD]

Hermès has created a line of silk saris with its trademark prints for the standalone stores they are launching in India. “It is symbolic of the relationship of the brand to India, to be Indian in India and to share some activities with our customers,” says Hermès chief executive officer Patrick Thomas. [Grazia Daily]

American designer Norman Norell was “something of a quiet genius,” consistently doing avante-garde looks and anticipating trends long before they happened. It’s rare to find a large collection of his pieces, and 1st Dibs has acquired over 100 of them that belonged to Beverly Dowis Blettner. They go up for sale later this month on the site. [T]

Mugler Menswear Goes NSFW, Debbie Harry On The Good Old Days (And The Good Old Clothes), Marilyn Monroe Breaks Her Own Record, And More…

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Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti is kicking things in a kinky direction for his men’s show on Wednesday. The “uncensored” versions of his new video series, with a guest appearance by the band Jessica 6′s Nomi Ruiz, will air on Xtube, a user-generated porn site, the day after the show. [WWD]

Debbie Harry helped make punk style cool when she and Blondie hit the scene in the seventies, but as the rock ‘n’ roll queen explains, ripped and shredded was about all she could afford. Harry talks about her early onstage style and the long love affair between music and fashion in the new W. [W]

Marilyn Monroe beat her own record when her white halter-neck dress sold for $4.6 million, topping her dress that went for $1.4 million in 1999 as the most expensive dress ever. The infamous subway grate dress from Debbie Reynolds’ collection was auctioned off along with other legendary Hollywood costumes worn by Charlie Chaplin and Audrey Hepburn. [Vogue U.K.]


And for your unsubstantiated rumor of the day: Is Carine Roitfeld launching her own fashion magazine? [Hint]

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