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8 posts tagged "MaxMara"

Runway to Red Carpet


Scarlett Johansson, January Jones, Diane Kruger

This week saw plenty of A-list step-and-repeat action—from Tuesday’s The Bling Ring premiere in New York to Wednesday’s MaxMara-underwritten Women in Film Awards in Los Angeles. January Jones (above, center) attended the latter event in a stunning dress boasting one of Mary Katrantzou’s prismatic Fall ’13 prints. Inspired by early-twentieth-century photogravures, Katrantzou screened dreamy noir landscapes across the collection’s frocks, which were then splashed with rainbow-bright accents. Jones likened the motif to something she’d colored with glitter pens as a child.

The West Coast also hosted Monday night’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards. There, Diane Kruger (above, right) hot-stepped in a vampish Nina Ricci dress—in fact, it was the same look that closed designer Peter Copping’s Fall ’13 show for the house. She amplified her pinup aesthetic with a red lip and scarlet Manolos.

Jetting east, the Big Apple boasted its fair share of paparazzi-frenzying soirées, not least of which was Sunday’s Tony Awards. Scarlett Johansson (above, left) arrived in an angular, cropped blazer from Hedi Slimane’s Fall ’13 Saint Laurent runway. Also at the Tonys, Sienna Miller glowed in a rose-petal pink strapless Burberry Prorsum Resort ’14 dress. And finally, there’s Sofia Coppola, who can seemingly do no wrong in her label of choice—Louis Vuitton. Embodying all the breathy girlishness exuded in her films, Coppola donned a flirty sequined take on a T-shirt dress to Gotham’s The Bling Ring premiere on Tuesday evening. Part sheer, part sequined, part frilled, the choice was effortless and warmly radiant.

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At Resort, Anti-Punk Pink


Pink looks from MaxMara, Michael Kors, and Oscar de la Renta

The Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture curator, Andrew Bolton, reportedly professed that pink is the color of punk. But, judging by the Resort collections, such associations are all but gone. Designers are swapping angst for allure, offering a noticeably softer take on all things coral and flush. Michael Kors, for example, afforded a bubblegum-colored jumper, replete with a mega-size turtleneck and lots of cozy fuzz (above, center). Max Mara showed a slouchy hooded overcoat in rosebud (above, left), and Giorgio Armani channeled a candy striper with a neat, structured blazer in magenta and golden stripes.

Moving beyond outerwear, Oscar de la Renta paired a cropped jacket in a cotton-candy shade with a matching top and electric-roseate skirt (above, right), and at Akris, Albert Kriemler invoked the arresting palette of Luis Barragán’s Cuadra San Cristobal estate on the outskirts of Mexico City—the result was a collection boasting shades of the manor’s pink stucco and serene fuchsia sunsets.

Will You Trade In Your Snakeskin For Crocodile?


Python has been the defending champion in the exotics department for the past year or so, but the Fall runways revealed a fierce contender: crocodile. And this season, the scaly stuff wasn’t just relegated to accessories. Giambattista Valli and Fendi‘s Silvia Venturini Fendi whipped the skin into a cocoon-shaped topper and a luxe shift dress, respectively. Others showed it as a pattern instead. The team at MaxMara, for example, paired an embossed leather pencil skirt, cross-body satchel, and military cap with a devore knit turtleneck, while Emilio Pucci‘s Peter Dundas embroidered a sheer black dress with sparkly reptile scales.

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Katie Holmes, Face Of The Future


Women in Film, a nonprofit group dedicated, as its press materials explain, to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communication, and media industries, has named Katie Holmes its 2011 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future. At the risk of dating ourselves, we’ll admit to loving Holmes as Joey on Dawson’s Creek well over a decade ago, so what’s an A-lister like her doing getting an award like this? Holmes, in fact, has a very bright future, to hear her tell it. The actress and better half to Tom Cruise is in Milan to attend today’s MaxMara show (the Italian label sponsors the award); sat down with her between shows yesterday to talk film and fashion. In a suite at the Principe Hotel, she rattled off no less than half a dozen projects. There’s the Kennedy series in which she stars as Jackie, launching in April; Guillermo del Toro’s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, coming in August; an Adam Sandler movie due out at Thanksgiving; and, don’t forget, she had a movie with Al Pacino at Sundance last month. “Do you say it until you’re on stage? I’m also setting up a play on Broadway,” she told us.

Holmes had nothing but positives to say about portraying Jackie, including wearing a Giorgio Armani-made version of the First Lady’s famous pink suit, but the Great White Way holds plenty of appeal, too. “You get there at 7 p.m. and you leave at 10:30, and the next morning you’re in Central Park pushing the swings.” What comes after her second stab at Broadway? (Her first was All My Sons with Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow.) “I’d like to do a period piece because I’ve never done that,” Holmes began. “I’d like to do more comedy; I grew up watching and I still love Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn. I also love Cate Blanchett, Kate Winslet, women who find a bit of humor in what they’re going through, who feel like they could be your friend. Renée Zellweger, she’s another one who you go, ‘Oh, I like this person, I’ll go on that journey with her.’ ” As for her current journey, Holmes had this to say about MaxMara’s Highlands-influenced show: “I loved it, especially the full pants with the high slide slits that looked like a skirt, and the coats, of course.”

Photo: Courtesy of MaxMara

MaxMara Takes L.A., By Day And By Night


MaxMara had its eye on the red carpet for last night’s Crystal Lucy Awards, where the brand presented Zoe Saldana with its Face of the Future Award, but the festivities began long before the sun set: On Tuesday afternoon, the label treated a few key L.A. ladies to a chic lunch benefiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Katherine Ross, gallerist Karyn Lovegrove, and MaxMara’s Nicola Gerber Maramotti hosted guests like Rachel Griffiths, Lisa Love, and Shiva Rose (all in MaxMara or Sportmax, of course) to an outdoor feast of striped bass and panna cotta at Lovegrove’s stunning Hancock Park estate; shut your eyes and you could believe you were in the Italian countryside. At least one guest soon would be—”We’re getting ready to go to Tuscany in two weeks, and hopefully I’ll be in Paris for couture,” reported Rosetta Getty (pictured, left, with Griffiths)—but when you call L.A. home, you don’t need to go far for fun in the sun. “After living here for four and a half years, I’m really enjoying all that Los Angeles has to offer,” said Ross, whose husband, Michael Govan, is LACMA’s popular director.

Photo: Courtesy of MaxMara