43 posts tagged "Miranda Kerr"
The Lanvin store, reported to open in September, is actually open already—albeit without electricity or air-conditioning. Hasn’t seemed to stop the determined Upper East Side ladies, who’ve already been spotted shopping by candlelight. [Racked]
Just in case you were still waiting on that invitation: “No, I am not getting married,” says Marc Jacobs. [Vogue U.K.]
A sad spot during a festive week: A memorial for Alexander McQueen has been scheduled for September 20, to take place during London’s fashion collections. [WWD]
Miranda Kerr’s racked up another high-fashion campaign for Fall (Jil Sander, left), and a new husband: She and Orlando Bloom secretly wed last night. Sneaky! [Fashionologie]
Animal activist Stella McCartney is one step closer to her dream of getting the bearskin helmets off of the Royal Guards: The designer met with Her Majesty’s minister for defense equipment yesterday with a proposal for an ethical alternative. This is the woman who made pleather accessories chic, so we’re pretty sure she can do anything. [Vogue U.K.]
Alessandra Ambrosio has walked Victoria’s Secret’s Fashion Show so many times—eight, maybe nine—she’s lost count. But she won’t forget this Thursday, when she’s scheduled to open the show, an honor she’s never enjoyed before. Her outfit? A neon chartreuse bra-and-undies set and a pair of matching wings made from a single laser-cut piece of plastic by Victoria’s Secret first-timer Alexander Koutny. “I’m really excited, but I’m really nervous,” the model told us. “I consider it the biggest show on earth.”
Koutny, a Central Saint Martins grad who was born in Johannesburg, is a bit more understated than the Brazilian model, but it’s safe to say that the New York-based designer, who was recruited by the show’s stylist Charlotte Stockdale, is every bit as thrilled. He worked with Marjan Pejoski when the London designer put Björk in her infamous swan dress for the Oscars, but despite that experience, he told us, “I’ve never done something so theatrical, so bold. It just came out.” Of his 15 initial “Star Trooper” designs, six or seven will make it into the show. Koutny describes his own luxury ready-to-wear as “organic, but modern,” and a quick perusal of his Web site revealed sculptural yet wearable dresses, coats, and separates in the Maria Cornejo school. So where did the inspiration come from? “My mom was a closet Trekkie,” he said.
We witnessed Miranda Kerr being fit in his rocket cone shoulder rigging over the weekend, and we couldn’t help but notice there was something very Fall 2009 about the outfit. “It’s not the tennis ball shoulder,” Koutny said, referring to the influential Balmain collection. “It’s the rocket shoulder.” Kerr, for her part, reported that it felt empowering to be wearing launch rockets on her shoulders. “You better watch out, I may go flying off into the audience and this time I won’t need wings,” she laughed. “You can quote me on that.”
Cintra Wilson on Tom Binns’ new West Village store: “[He] proves he has no problem dredging all the desirable filth out of the ’80s and adding a bit of his own.” Yes, this is a compliment. [NYT]
Is it just us, or is Miranda Kerr dispensing with her sweet bombshell look in favor of experimenting with a somewhat edgier wardrobe? Kerr may have taken just one turn on the Balenciaga runway, but perhaps that’s all it takes to shift a sensibility. At any rate, the bouncy curls have been slicked down, and while she is showing a fair amount of leg, they’re shod in a rather mannish flat cowboy bootie. Word has it that Nicolas Ghesquière’s campaign will feature Kasia Struss and three other lesser-known models, none of which are Kerr. Perhaps she’s simply angling for another major Paris casting. Whatever the reason, we’re loving this playing-against-type evolution. What do you think of Kerr’s less sunshine-y look? Will it help this angel lose her wings to land in more high-fashion shows?