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July 26 2014

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3 posts tagged "Michael Herz"

DVF’s New Wingman

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Diane Von Furstenberg's Journey Of A Dress Exhibition Opening Celebration Press Conference

After a memorable fortieth anniversary show last weekend, it seems Diane von Furstenberg only gets better with age. The gold, the music, the confetti! But everyone needs a right-hand man. To assist with her ever-expanding empire, the designer has hired Michael Herz as artistic director—a brand-new role at DVF. Herz has held past positions at Bally, Iceberg, Guy Laroche, and Falke, among others, and will ensure all products remain true to the brand, reports WWD. Herz also curated Von Furstenberg’s Journey of a Dress exhibit in Los Angeles last month, so it’s safe to say he’s an expert on all things DVF.

Photo: Getty ImagesĀ 

Legionnaire Lagerfeld, Broadcast Balazs, And More…

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Karl Lagerfeld is the latest designer to be appointed as a Commander of the French Légion d’Honneur. That’s a relief: With just the constant accolades and endless new assignments to keep him going, we were worried he was going to get low self-esteem. [WWD]

And speaking of Chanel, The Moment checks in with house accessories designer (and Maison Michel milliner) Laetitia Crahay for a few salty quips about fashion, style, and the Kaiser. Among the revelations: She went to fashion school disliking fashion, couldn’t be bothered with draping, and supports a skincare regime that includes drinking, smoking, and partying. [The Moment]

André Balazs is reportedly in talks to create a fictionalized TV show about life behind the scenes at his famous hotels. Will the stars’ notorious antics be visible through the thin veil of fiction? Celebrity publicists, stand by. [Page Six]

And Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz—late of Aquascutum—are headed to Bally, says Fashion Week Daily. [FWD]

Photo: Jens Hartmann / Rex USA

Halston For The Guys, Pantsuits For the Girls, And More…

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Striking while the iron’s hot, Halston announces—on the heels of Marios Schwab’s successful first collection for the label and the high-profile signing of SJP to creative-direct the heritage line—that it will develop heritage and collection lines for men, too. But, no, Stanford Blatch won’t be the creative director of those. [WWD]

Aquascutum’s Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz, the designers, respectively, of the label’s men’s and womenswear, have resigned. The heritage British brand has responded with a cool, businesslike statement on their departure. In other words: classic stiff upper lip. [WWD]

The New York Times investigates the relationship of fashion and film and finds that…well, we’re not totally clear on what they’ve found. Apparently they used to be really tight, and now they’ve kind of cooled off, but they’re still friends sometimes. Sounds just like what happened to us and our BFF in junior high. [NYT]

And WSJ‘s Christina Binkley looks at the bounty of pantsuits on the runways, and sees the seventies Charlie girl and Xerox chairman Anne Mulcahy. (Even if sometimes, as at Dolce & Gabbana, they forget the pants.) [WSJ]