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10 posts tagged "Martin Margiela"

Sportswear From An Oscar Winner, Sunday In The Park With Isaac, Dree And The Best-Dressed Catwalkers Of 2010, And More…


Bend it like… Swank? Hilary Swank is apparently the latest silver screener to get in on the celebrity-design game: She’s developing her own line of sporty activewear. [WWD]

Spend it like… Mizrahi? Isaac takes The New York Times through his Sunday ritual, which includes a morning swim, a midday dog walk, and plenty of HBO before bed. [NYT]

Hem it like… Hemingway? Modelinia walks us through its top ten best-dressed models of 2010, from stalwart veterans like Kate and Natalia to insurgent newcomers like Dree Hemingway (left) and Elisa Sednaoui. [Modelinia]

Bienvenue to Lemaire: WWD checks in with former Lacoste designer Christophe Lemaire, whose first collection for Hermès debuts in March. With all due respect to his predecessor, Jean Paul Gaultier, and his “virtuosity,” Lemaire says his own vision for Hermès will be closer to that of Martin Margiela, who helmed the house from 1998 to 2003. [WWD]

And au revoir to Robin Givhan-at The Washington Post, at least. The paper’s longtime fashion critic, who’s headed to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, signs off with an impassioned defense of fashion and its permanent place in the Beltway. [Washington Post]

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / Patrick McMullan / Courtesy of Calvin Klein

Thirty-Five Years Of Gaultier, Tavi Gets Sassy, Spurring On Tommy, And More…


Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest designer to get the retrospective treatment: A career-long show of his work (a Spring ’09 couture look is at left) will debut in Montreal in June, before traveling to Dallas and San Francisco. It’ll be broken out by themes—including the tantalizing “Eurotrash/X-Rated”—and be accompanied by a catalog with contributions from Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Cardin, and even Martin Margiela, who began his career under Gaultier. [WWD]

Blogger sensation and avowed Sassy fanatic—despite the fact that she wasn’t actually around for it—Tavi Gevinson announced on her blog this weekend that she and Sassy founder Jane Pratt will be launching a magazine (not “Sassy (or the rebirth of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0)”, she cautions) and are calling for submissions. [Style Rookie]

Poor Brooklyn Law School students: Here they were, studying quietly in the library, and then they had to look at some undressed Diesel underwear models. [Racked]

After a successful few seasons having Peter Som consult on his womenswear line, Tommy Hilfiger is bringing in help for the men’s, too: Swarovski Award-nominee Simon Spurr will work on the Hilfiger label’s upcoming men’s collection. [WWD]

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / ImaxTree

Martin’s Move, Tom’s Tea Party, Santa’s Session, and More…


The writing’s been on the wall for some time, but Suzy Menkes says it out loud today: Martin Margiela has left the building—er, Maison. His design team will take over and he will not be replaced. [NYT]

Speaking of houses, YSL’s is on the market. Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s duplex on Paris’ Rue de Babylone is expected to bring in over €20 million. At the relevant exchange rates, that’s more than $30 million, or about 15,000 YSL frocks. [WWD]

The entire fashion world is buzzing about Tim Burton’s forthcoming Alice in Wonderland, and Tom Binns is no exception: The jeweler has been commissioned to make a limited-edition collection inspired by the film’s characters, like the Mad Hatter, the White Queen, and the Red Queen. Does this mean the Disney Store is about to become a legitimate shopping destination? [The Moment]

Moschino knows that holiday-season stress can be enough to send anybody to the shrink, but…Santa?! [FabSugar]

Change of Season Might Change Your Shopping Life


“The East Village doesn’t need another vintage store,” says Marco Querci, who tonight opens new boutique Change of Season. Instead, Querci and his partner Clinton Curtis created a whole new retail beast: the curated outlet. As anyone who’s spent a draining day at Woodbury Commons can attest, saving money on clothes can be a major investment in time and energy. “I love to go to Century 21,” says Querci. “But I need to go at eight in the morning and then take a day off to rest.” Querci, an accessories designer who worked for Lanvin and now wields his trade at Banana Republic, has a long fashion career and connections in his native Italy, where most COS stock is bought. “It’s more experimental and dressy,” says Querci of their ethos. “And no denim. Even if it’s Acne for Lanvin.” Their roster is a fashion person’s dream: Marni, Martin Margiela, Rick Owens, Balenciaga, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Dries Van Noten—all 50 to 70 percent off full price. They’ll also carry jewelry and artisanal shoes. And their location might just come with a built-in clientele. Agyness Deyn lives nearby.

Change of Season, 341 E. Ninth Street, NYC, (212) 420-7770

Photo: Courtesy of Change of Season

no, it’s not a tattoo


Does 0lympic beach volleyball star Kerri Walsh’s kinesio tape—which she uses to increase blood flow through her muscles—look like it could’ve come from the atelier of Martin Margiela, or is it just us?