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April 20 2014

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46 posts tagged "Mario Testino"

Burberry’s Family Affair

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Some brands are ditching their celebrity faces for tried-and-true models, but not Burberry: The label’s new Spring 2010 campaign, shot by Mario Testino and creative-directed by Christopher Bailey, once again features house favorite Emma Watson. (No surprise, she sat front-row at the Spring show, wearing a Burberry frock that hadn’t even walked yet.) Her co-star? Her younger brother, Alex (left). Good looks evidently run in the family.

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

London Celebrates A Doggy Do

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“It’s not a dog-eat-dog world,” Kate Moss’ hairdresser, James Brown, said at James Purdey & Sons in Mayfair last night, as he was smothered by a very happy pooch. “It’s a dog-lick-human world.” The fashion set may be used to cattiness, but at the book launch for Dogs in Vogue: A Century of Canine Chic, by Central Saint Martins lecturer Judith Watt, the claws were retracted and there was nothing but puppy love.

As Vogue put it back in the thirties, “The next best thing to having the world at your feet is to have a dog at your heels.” And the guests in attendance, from Stephen Jones and Camilla Al Fayed to designers Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu, and Roksanda Ilincic, seemed very much to agree. In honor of the occasion, the designers had even worked on a series of limited-edition doggy-themed T-shirts, the proceeds from which will go to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. (They’ll be available at John Lewis.)

Watt’s monograph collects work from some of fashion photography’s masters, including Cecil Beaton, Mario Testino, Helmut Newton, and Patrick Demarchelier, all of whom have turned their lens on the four-legged. But it was a little hard to focus on the printed page when there were so many adorable pups in the flesh, including Watt’s own dachshund, Wiggles (now immortalized on Erdem’s tee). She and her pals padded around a custom-made “hound’s-tooth” carpet, and the night passed, blessedly, with no accidents.

Photo: Camilla Al Fayed and Judith Watt, with Wiggles, at the Dogs in Vogue launch

Blasblog: Giant Book, Giant Party

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Miuccia Prada was in L.A. this weekend for MOCA’s anniversary, but she still found time to squeeze in her own party on Friday night. Mrs. Prada hosted a fête at her Rodeo Drive store for the recently published Prada encyclopedia, a hefty 708-page tome that charts the brand’s trajectory from its founding in the twenties as a briefcase firm to its current perch at the height of fashion. This being the case, most of L.A. came out to, as Mario Testino put it, “pay homage to the Church of Miuccia.” Christina Ricci, Chloë Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jessica Alba, and fellow Euro Carine Roitfeld were just some of the familiar faces at one of the grandest store parties I’ve ever been to. Not that I should be shocked by the scale of the three-story Prada-fest; as Alba told me, “Everything is bigger out here.” The evening even managed to coax out one of Lala’s most reticent (really!): Rachel Zoe. “I only go out in L.A. when the people from New York and Europe are in town,” she said of her Friday night itinerary, which also included a dinner at Juicy Couture’s Pamela Skaist-Levy’s house and a repeat cabaret performance from Hamish Bowles. “So I’m sure everyone just thinks I go out all the time.”

Photo: Andreas Branch / Patrick McMullan

Blasblog: Packing For Paris, Finalizing The Fêtes

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When I opted out of Milan fashion week, I felt a bit pleased with myself. Post-London, seeing my colleagues pack their bags for yet another foreign city to stay in another hotel and see more fashion shows, I was happy to come home and recharge. But as I got the late-night texts and saw the shows here on Style.com, I started to feel left out. Maybe that’s why I’m raring to go to Paris tomorrow night for another week of fun, fashion, and fabulous parties.

Speaking of the latter, as I look at the schedule, I’m particularly intrigued. Here we are still in a recession and hearing tales of the industry’s economic woes, but I’ve got a full roster of late-night revelry. It starts with a Montblanc fête on October 1 and ends with a private cocktail at the Ritz (oh, how I’ve missed the Ritz!) hosted by Eugenie Niarchos for Repossi jewels. Sandwiched in between are nonstop party hops.

My top three? First, there’s Chrissie Miller’s Sophomore party at Le Baron on Saturday night. (Last year she introduced me to none other than Pamela Anderson. I’m curious to see who she’s got up her sleeve this time.) Then there’s Mario Testino’s book launch of MaRio de Janeiro (ha!) on Monday night. Finally, there’s another Fendi fête. Last season, Karl and co. hired Beth Ditto to perform and writhe around in barely a stitch while Kate and co. watched in shock and awe. Who have they got this time? It’s a surprise. Check back here for that tidbit and of course all the best parties and pics from the City of Light!

Photos: Craig Arend/Altamira NYC and Courtesy of Fendi

La Serenissima: Daria On Modeling 2.0

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We arrived at Stefanel’s 50th Anniversary party hosted by Mario Testino and Daria Werbowy just as the photographer had slipped away to the Prada show. But the sublime model was still in the house and in fine, friendly form. In fact, Werbowy was possibly the most relaxed person amid the crowd of nervous fashion week faces with tight schedules. “I hardly do shows anymore,” she explained. “I’m on to the next step of my career.” But she mused on the biannual month-long, four-city runway frenzy, “It’s a strange life when you are in that scene. Everything is a rush for four very intense weeks of the year and suddenly you get back to your real life, and by comparison it suddenly looks empty.” Hmm…something to think about as we round the bend of week three.

 

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