7 posts tagged "Mert and Marcus"
There’s no arguing that Dsquared²’s Dean and Dan Caten are frightfully handsome men. But beautiful women? Who knew! The designers teamed up with Mert and Marcus to create their moody, Hitchcockian Spring ’13 film titled Behind the Mirror. And to show off Dsquared²’s short shorts, corsets, body-con dresses, and piles of gold jewelry, the Caten men dressed up in drag. “Twenty years ago, we used to play around at being models,” says Dean, noting that he and Dan used to play “dress up” when they’d go to parties. “Now we are looking back to the nineties, an era that has become the theme of our collection. We asked ourselves what we were doing back then and realized we were pretending to be people we weren’t,” he adds. However, the designers explain that it’s one thing to dance around in one’s underwear and heels, pretending to be Madonna among friends, but it’s quite another to do it in front of a camera crew. “You feel a little awkward [on set], not least because one day you’re a man and one day you are dressed up as a woman. It’s a bit strange,” says Dan. Dean admits, “I was terrified, and I really wasn’t comfortable until the last scene. I mean, nobody said, ‘Hey, you look hot!’ It was all very serious and there were no comments, no reaction…nothing, [which] is the worst.” Whether or not they were at ease in their feminine wares, the designers seem quite the pair of vintage glamazons (with fantastic legs, we might add) as they crawl around on their hands and knees inside a mirrored room. Unfortunately for us, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing the Dsquared² boys cross-dressing again anytime soon. “I’ll try everything once, especially if it means having some fun,” says Dan. “But I like to always move forward and evolve, so I doubt we’ll go back to doing this.” Catch the gorgeous gents while you can in the film’s online debut, above.
Mega-model Kate Moss had kind of a mega year, what with the release of her book, aptly titled Kate: The Kate Moss Book, covers galore (Vanity Fair, Paris and British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W among them), and a slew of Spring ’13 campaigns (her Stuart Weitzman and Givenchy ads dropped this week). Today, Versace sent its Spring ’13 ads our way and surprise, surprise! They star 2012′s favorite super. Mert and Marcus shot Moss, Daria Werbowy, and Joan Smalls for the moody, gladiator-themed images. The ladies strike Helen of Troy poses, which are rivaled only by their male-model companion’s electric cherry hair. To add to her recent winning streak, Moss reportedly has a documentary in the works. Call it The September Issues.
Versace has opened its first Young Versace boutique on the ground floor of the company’s headquarters in Milan. The kids’ line, which Versace debuted at Pitti Immagine Bimbo in Florence last June, includes girls’ and boys’ clothing for babies and kids up to age 12. [WWD]
David Yurman is reportedly not too pleased with Kate Moss’ new ad campaign for her jewelry line for Fred, calling the ads “embarrassingly similar” to the ones Moss did with him. The Sonia Sleff-lensed images feature a topless Moss, much like the ones Peter Lindbergh shot of Moss for Yurman’s Spring ’11 campaign. [Page Six]
Gisele Bündchen is Givenchy’s new girl. The supermodel, who appeared in Riccardo Tisci’s Spring ’12 show, is the star of the brand’s new Mert and Marcus-lensed ad campaigns. [Huff Po]
Karlie Kloss made her debut in the Victoria’s Secret show last month, and now she’s in the VS Pink lookbook. Kloss, who has caused quite a stir with her naked Vogue Italia shoot, appears in the lookbook wearing sequined sporty gear. [Styleite]
Fashionologie begins compiling the Fall ’11 ad campaign rumors and placements. Word from the fashion forums is that Kate Moss won’t be in Vuitton (a group of younger girls, possibly including Daphne Groeneveld, left, and Fei Fei Sun, may be instead), Mert & Marcus’ ads for Versace might star Saskia de Brauw, and Ralph Lauren will likely tap Sui He, the Chinese model who was the first Asian girl to open his show, for his label’s spots. [Fashionologie]
From the Department of Unexpected Announcements: Doutzen Kroes is scheduled to be on the first commercial Dutch flight to space in 2014. [Dance4Life via Racked]
Is the FLOTUS without her stylist? Designer Peter Soronen, who has designed some dresses for Michelle Obama, suggested at a recent panel that Meredith Koop, who took over First Lady styling duties from Ikram Goldman, may already be out the door. [The Cut]
And congrats to Tess Giberson—the downtown designer has just opened her first shop, on Soho’s Crosby Street. [WWD]
Coming soon: XOXO, Kelly? People’s Revolution founder Kelly Cutrone—whose reality show, Kell on Earth, aired on Bravo—has inked a deal with Gossip Girl‘s production company, Fake Empire, for an MTV show about fashion. [Racked]
Apparently, Madonna directed Miu Miu’s Fall ’10 campaign video (below), because she showed up on the shoot to take photogs Mert and Marcus to dinner and decided to direct a video instead. Siri Tollerød (left), who stars, says: “We were supposed to shoot a video, so Madonna said she wanted to direct it. They said she could do it but they weren’t going to pay her and she started laughing. She put on her iPod and taught us moves and we shot the video for two hours.” Moral of the story: Whatever Madonna wants, Madonna gets. [Elle U.K. via Paper]
Just in case you missed it (as, admittedly, we did): Garance Doré has moved to New York. See you at NYFW, Garance (we’ll be the ones impeccably attired). [Garance Doré]
And according to a new study, Wednesday at 4 p.m. is when online shopping peaks—traffic to e-commerce sites can be up to 75 percent higher than during other points in the week. Four hours until shopping time! [Telegraph via Stylelist] Continue Reading “Madonna For Miu Miu, Gossip With Kelly, Garance La Newyorkaise, And More…” »