July 25 2014

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3 posts tagged "Melanie Ward"

Balmain’s New Gal, Alt’s First Cover, Dispatches From The Rumor Mill,
And More…


Emmanuelle Alt’s ascension to the throne of Paris Vogue meant that her former employers—Balmain and Isabel Marant—were left without a stylist for their shows. Christophe Decarnin (left) has officially filled the position: longtime Helmut Lang stylist Melanie Ward is doing the honors for the label this season. [WWD]

And speaking of Alt, the editrix has revealed her first cover star: Gisele. “There was no question,” she tells British Vogue. The Brazilian supe wears Dolce & Gabbana and was shot by Inez and Vinoodh. [Vogue U.K. via Fashionista]

The rumor mill is churning again, using its new favorite echo chamber: Twitter. Someone at @KenzoPR has heard—and publicized—that “a certain designer at an established French house,” one whose CEO has just left, is being replaced after this season by “someone major” who “moved away from design the last couple of [years] but stayed in fashion.” [Racked]

And meanwhile in London, the Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander drops backstage at Giles to chat with designer Giles Deacon and Katie Grand. This season’s look is austerity, Giles-style—which means austerity with plenty of goat fur. [Telegraph]

Photo: Photo: Monica Feudi /

Nina Ricci’s New Day, Louis Goes Live, And More…


Unlike last season, nothing will defy gravity at tonight’s Nina Ricci show. “I like wearable clothes,” says new designer Peter Copping. Though he does admit to a soft spot for Lurex. [WWD]

And over at Copping’s former gig, Louis Vuitton will stream its show live at 2:30 p.m. on its Facebook page. (That’s 8:30 a.m. EST for us fashion Cinderellas.) [Vogue U.K.]

Graeme Black is joining Hugo Boss as a creative consultant for its women’s label. Presumably, his job requirements will include more than tweeting. [WWD]

For stylist Melanie Ward’s first collection, Blouson Noir, the former Helmut Lang creative director took her inspiration from tea towels. The end results are a bit bigger, we’re guessing. [WWD]


Photo: Marcio Madeira

Love at First Sight: Electric Feathers Little Black (Or Blue, Or Red) Dress


What: A silk minidress with a sultry low, curved back and a matching sash that can be worn as a belt or scarf.

Why: When I picked up Electric Feathers’ U-back dress, I found I was in good company. Designer Leana Zuniga informed me that stylist Melanie Ward bought the same style in three colors. Since then, every time I’ve worn it, women have hounded me on where to buy one. Girls, that’s how you know you have a winner.

Where: $450, available at Jumelle in Williamsburg or No. 6 in Manhattan, in navy, black, red, slate, and a few one-of-a-kind versions in printed silk.