11 posts tagged "Monique Lhuillier"
In 2011, vibrant colors made their bold return to the runways. While the Spring ’12 and pre-fall collections have shown no sign of the color trend disappearing, black and white is popping up in a big way. Designers including Monique Lhuillier, Maria Cornejo, and Phillip Lim all worked the classic color combo into their pre-fall collections. Karl Lagerfeld even managed to make black and white looks a centerpiece of his Indian-inspired Chanel presentation. (Black and white might be quintessentially Coco, but in Bombay, that’s not so much the case.) As pre-fall collections continue to roll out, we’ll be watching to see if the trend carries on.
Sad news for shoehounds: The latest designer departure is Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison, who announced today that they are parting ways with their eponymous footwear brand, Sigerson Morrison. [WWD]
Happier news comes courtesy of model Lily Aldridge (left), who confirmed that she’ll marry her boyfriend, Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill, in May. [Page Six]
Speaking of weddings, Reese Witherspoon just had hers this weekend: The bride married CAA agent Jim Toth at her ranch in Ojai, wearing—as expected—custom Monique Lhuillier. [Us]
And the Times wants to know: What’s up with all these fashion ambassadors, anyway? [NYT]
As of today, planning a trip down the aisle won’t require a trip to the bridal salon—just one to your laptop. The new e-commerce site The Aisle New York, which offers discounted flash sales of bridal gowns and accessories as well as a selection of full-price, current-season product, launches today with goods from Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta, and Ranjana Khan, with more designers plus exclusive designer collaborations on the way. Brides aren’t the only ones who’ll feel good about the site, either: A portion of the proceeds from each gown sold will go to a charity of the designer’s choosing. “Philanthropy and feel-good shopping are part of our DNA,” explains co-founder and co-president David Yassky, a former bridal market editor for Women’s Wear Daily. Think of it as a little good karma in the bank in case a few Bridezilla tendencies get the better of you along the way.
Is Paco Rabanne set for a comeback? The French brand—most recently designed by Gap mastermind Patrick Robinson and known now for its fragrances—may shift its focus to include beauty and clothes. Now we get to play the new designer guessing game. Who might it be? Well, there are a few out of work: Paulo Melim Andersson, Ivana Omazic. As ever, the fashion plot thickens.
L.A. reality TV series defector and star of The City Whitney Port gets a taste of East Coast criticism in the Times. The best appraisal, however, concerns her kind-of boyfriend: “…he is meant to be emblematic of ‘downtown,’ because he doesn’t care what people think, and he doesn’t comb.” Well played, New York. Well played.
Two more defect from the Park: Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan cancel their Fall runway shows at the tents. At this point, the only ones left will be Japanese photographers and people handing out free magazines.
You kiss your mother with that mouth? Gwyneth Paltrow reminds her GOOP readers that “bowel elimination is paramount for correct detoxification.”
A Lily Allen and Agyness Deyn showdown may be in the works. Both Brits have been short-listed for a “female companion” role on a popular U.K. television series. We’ll give the British the benefit of the doubt and assume the part isn’t as sketchy as it sounds.