38 posts tagged "Mario Testino"
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]
“I wanted to show English humor and irreverence,” said Stella McCartney, so demure that butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, even though, minutes before, she’d proved that unleashing mass hysteria in an audience is a talent that clearly runs in the family. To launch her exclusive London Evening collection for Fall 2012 (slideshow here), McCartney threw a black-tie bash at One Mayfair, a soaring neoclassical space that used to be the church where Led Zeppelin played its first London gig in 1968. At the beginning of the evening, when show producer Sam Gainsbury cryptically promised “something big,” there was a millisecond or so when I imagined a Led Zep reformation. One could but dream. Father Paul in a reprise of his Grammy performance? That, at least, would be easier to swing.
The crowd—including Rihanna, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Mario Testino, Juergen Teller, the Le Bons, the Driver sisters, Stella Tennant, Bianca Jagger, and belle of the ball, Shailene Woodley—was well seeded with models in Stella dresses. Not, they insisted, the clothes we had come to see. “We’re just guests,” said Kinga Rajzak, dazzling in a black sheath with a white contoured effect. She was one of the new guard of girls on hand. Shalom Harlow, Amber Valletta, Yasmin Le Bon, and Anouck Lepère were also wearing Stella gowns, ranging from variants on the contouring to marble-printed bubble dresses to confections spun from vibrant orange or electric blue lace. Lucie de la Falaise brought daughter Ella on her first big fashion night out. Appropriate, then, that they’d be staying over at godmother Moss’ London pad.
After guests chomped through a veg feast of five small but perfectly formed courses, Dutch illusionist Hans Klok, World’s Fastest Magician, took to the stage. He laid a hypnotized Alexa Chung across three huge scimitars and left her essentially floating in mid-air, balanced on the sword on which her head rested. Trance state or not, she claimed she could still feel the point of the blade an hour later. Childlike glee is always my default position with magic tricks, but surely this was not the “something big.” Suddenly, there was an almighty shriek from a nearby table, where it seemed like a scrap had broken out between a guest and a waiter. Then Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” came walloping over the sound system, and all hell broke loose. Models, waiters, and Shailene Woodley flew hither and yon in a breathtakingly tight dance routine choreographed (in 24 hours, apparently) by Blanca Li, a fierce-looking but funny Spanish woman who was sitting at my table quietly chatting with Pedro Almodóvar’s costume designer Paco Delgado one minute and whirling through space like a dervish the next. But in amidst the physical frenzy, there was the elegantly precarious image of Shalom, Amber, and Yasmin parading around the room on catwalks improvised from chairs placed under each foot as they took a step.
“Something big” it was, indeed. And thrilling and surprising. Even Simon Le Bon had no idea what his wife was about to do. It was all a remarkable testament to timing, pluck—and the remarkably pliable properties of Stella’s eveningwear.
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BFC Spotlights Young Designers, Rachel Roy’s New Shoe Collection, A Glimpse At Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue, And More…
As part of a program for the 2012 London Olympics, the British Fashion Council has announced it will showcase 80 emerging designers from around the globe. Embassies and cultural institutions in London will play host to their respective country’s designers, and on February 19, the BFC will announce the winner. [WWD]
“I love underwear. We all wear it,” says David Beckham, who has a line of H&M bodywear hitting stores February 2. Beckham mania has continued to heighten as his campaign ads roll out and fans await his 30-second television ad airing during the Super Bowl this Sunday. [Telegraph]
Rachel Roy has a new footwear line set to launch in stores in August. Roy counts Manolo Blahnik, who did the shoes for her runway collection for six seasons, as inspiration. [WWD]
For Vanity Fair‘s annual Hollywood issue, Mario Testino packed 11 stars into one shoot. The group includes Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jessica Chastain—we can’t imagine trying to schedule that. [Styleite]
Mario Testino Shoots Fabergé Campaign, The Style Of Ray Eames Comes To Life In A New Documentary, Sephora X Prabal Gurung, And More…
After debuting its first ad campaign last month, Fabergé has a second one lensed by Mario Testino on the way for spring, featuring Josh Fabergé, his cousin Melanie de Pouqueville, and their friends Nina and Sophia Flohr. Josh Fabergé is the great-great-grandson of Russian royal jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé. [WWD]
Ever dream of going shopping with Chloë Sevigny? This week you can, thanks to Hugo Boss, which is giving away a shopping trip with the actress at its Meatpacking District store tomorrow to a Foursquare follower of the label. [Page Six]
A new documentary about Charles Eames, titled Eames: The Architect and the Painter, reveals the personal style of his “somewhat more elusive” wife, Ray. “A more subtle attraction is Ray’s wardrobe: the starchy white blouses, trim square-necked jumpers, waist-cropped jackets and dirndl skirts that she wore most days and throughout her lifetime,” writes The New York Times‘ Ruth La Ferla. The movie, at IFC Center in NYC, will be broadcast on PBS on December 19. [NYT]
Sephora is stepping up its fashion game thanks to Prabal Gurung. The beauty retailer has enlisted the designer to create new uniforms, set to debut in late April, for all of its beauty advisers in North America. [WWD]
Abercrombie & Fitch Tries To Handle A Situation, Moët & Chandon Raises A Glass To Testino, Counterfeit Luxury Shopping Bags, And More…
Abercrombie & Fitch has quite a situation on its hands. The teen retailer has offered the Jersey Shore cast member Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino a deal to stop wearing its clothes. “We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans,” A&F says. [WWD]
Moët & Chandon will toast Mario Testino and his legendary photography career with a ceremony, hosted by Lady Amanda Harlech, Vogue‘s Lucinda Chambers, and Hamish Bowles on September 19. He will receive the first Moët & Chandon Etoile Award during London fashion week. [Vogue U.K.]
London has just surpassed New York “as the fashion place people all over the world like the best,” according to Grazia Daily. Based on several different statistics gathered by the Global Language Monitor, tracking “the frequency of words and phrases in print, electronic and social media,” London is now the global fashion capital. [Grazia Daily]
How much would you fork over for a brand-name luxury paper bag? In Korea, apparently it’s a trend, and women are forking over $30 a pop on Chanel and Burberry branded shopping bags. They are in such high demand that people are even making counterfeit paper bags seriously. [WSJ]