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April 20 2014

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46 posts tagged "Mario Testino"

BFC Spotlights Young Designers, Rachel Roy’s New Shoe Collection, A Glimpse At Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue, And More…

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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]

Photo: Mario Testino / Vanity Fair

Mario Testino Shoots Fabergé Campaign, The Style Of Ray Eames Comes To Life In A New Documentary, Sephora X Prabal Gurung, And More…

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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]

Photo: Courtesy of Fabergé

Abercrombie & Fitch Tries To Handle A Situation, Moët & Chandon Raises A Glass To Testino, Counterfeit Luxury Shopping Bags, And More…

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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]

Photo: Neil Rasmus / BFAnyc.com

Mario And Carine, Fashion Heroes

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Can you ever get too much Carine Roitfeld? Not if she has anything to do with it. Since her February departure as editor in chief of Paris Vogue, the French powerhouse has worked with the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, and Mario Sorrenti for Barneys’ upcoming catalog and advertising campaign (she’s even a model in it), all while working on her forthcoming 400-page tome and a 72-page cover story for V magazine‘s heroes-themed September issue.

“The theme is Elizabeth Taylor, trying to capture her glamour and her mystery in fashion shoots,” V‘s Stephen Gan tells Style.com.

Roitfeld, who collaborated with her close friend Mario Testino on the project, told Style.com about their huge undertaking months ago in New York before jetting off to London and Paris for the rest of the shoot.

The issue doesn’t hit newsstands until September 8, but today, Style.com has the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Carine, Mario, and Stephen at work with models Candice Swanepoel, Ian Mellencamp, and Anais Mali and makeup artist Tom Pecheux.

Donatella On Riccardo, The New Faces
Of Cacharel, LVMH Opens Up, And More…

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Donatella Versace wants to know—along with the rest of the world—will Riccardo Tisci (left) do Dior? She asks the Givenchy designer the burning question in conversation for the new Interview. Alas, Tisci doesn’t give her the scoop, but he does open up about his current music obsession, Nicki Minaj, as well as old favorites like Missy Elliott, Ciara, and Lil’ Kim. [Interview]

Book your reservations now: Luxury giant LVMH is opening its kitchens to the public in October on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have ever wondered how your favorite Dior perfume or Glenmorangie single-malt whiskey is made, now is your chance to take a tour of the European distilleries, vineyards, and couture houses of LVMH. [WWD]

16-year-old Molly Smith is going to have to take a break from playing football and Grand Theft Auto for the time being because she’s the newly announced star of Burberry. The Derbyshire native, who started modeling two years ago after being discovered during a Covent Garden shopping trip, will be appearing in the brand’s upcoming Fall 2011 campaign, shot by Mario Testino. [Vogue U.K.]

There is a new sun rising at Cacharel. Dawei Sun and his Belle Ninon co-designer, Ling Liu, have been tapped as the new artistic directors for the French brand’s women’s, men’s, children’s, and accessories collections. [WWD]

From now on, it’s just Chalayan. In an effort to tighten up his brand identity, designer Hussein Chalayan has shortened his label’s name. His new name might be trimmed down, but he’s expanding, too. He is launching a lower-priced collection of signature pieces, called Grey Label, set to hit stores in September. [Hussein Chalayan]

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com