10 posts tagged "Monique Pean"
Nobody forgets their first time. But not everybody feels compelled to recall it in print. Credit where credit’s due, then, to the contributors to the latest issue of Dossier, Skye Parrott and Katherine Krause’s glossy biannual, which rounded up a cast of characters—from Alexis Bittar and Cynthia Rowley to Miranda July and arty nouveau-pornographer Richard Kern—to muse, in pictures and text, on their first forays in the bedroom. (One brave soul even conducted a phone interview with his deflowerer, who estimated that they’d last spoken their junior year of college.) Was anything too raw to see the light of day? “We have a policy of printing everything we like,” Parrott said with a laugh at the packed launch party last night, which drew Rogan Gregory, Monique Péan, Timo Weiland, and Suno’s Max Osterweis to the New Museum.
Cobbled together in updated-zine style—with help from Buero’s Alex Wiederin, the magazine’s recently appointed creative consultant, who co-founded Another Magazine and revamped Ten and Vogue Hommes International—it’s a testament of sorts to letting it all hang out. And letting it all hang out is exactly what Andrej Pejic does in an editorial shot by Collier Schorr (who, Parrott says, is planning to use some of the images in an upcoming show). The androgynous beauty, shot in various states of undress, is in good company among the magazine’s cover girls. The previous issues have featured Freja Beha Erichsen and Daria Werbowy, and while the three aren’t the strangest of bedfellows, Pejic is definitely a departure of sorts. “We had Freja and Daria,” Parrott said of the decision. “As far as models go, how could you go bigger than that?” As any of the issue’s contributors could tell you, there’s a first time for everything.
Talk about an heirloom—Monique Péan’s bracelets are made of fossilized woolly mammoth tusks that are 25,000 years old. Scarce materials like mammoth tusk make them pricey, but they also keep the jewelry on the ethical up-and-up, something that Péan, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up and Ecco Domani award winner, stresses in all her work. (She uses recycled gold and conflict- and- devastation-free diamonds in other pieces in her fine-jewelry line.) But aspirational or no, I love these chunky, etched bangles (and the idea, to be honest, of jewelry made from the fossilized remains of a critter that could have been a neighbor of Neanderthal man). I’m not the only one, either. Michelle Obama has been one of Péan’s biggest supporters; she recently wore these to greet President Obama on his 49th birthday earlier this week.
Monique Péan bracelets, $4,480 to $7,420, are available at Ikram, Jeffrey New York, and TwistOnline.com.
Get your CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners and runners-up—for less! Gap unveils its limited-edition designs with Monique Péan, Sophie Theallet, and Patrik Ervell at its pop-up space on 54th Street today. [WWD]
Meet Rike Feurstein, German lawyer-turned-milliner-to-the-stars. Rihanna’s a fan. [NYT]
The Wall Street Journal wonders, is Pucci Pucci without the prints? Short answer: yes. (When it looks like Peter Dundas’ Fall 2010 collection, pictured, we’ve got no complaints.) [WSJ]
The plus-sized model trendlet hits menswear. The new issue of Fantastic Man features designs on “gentlemen of quite marvelous shape,” in the words of its editors. [Jezebel via Racked]
And Dazed & Confused co-founder Rankin shoots the best new work from England’s Graduate Fashion Week, styled by Katie Shillingford. [Vogue U.K.]
Devi Kroell greeted fellow Fashion Funders Doo-Ri Chung, Erin Fetherston, and Monique Péan at a party celebrating her new store last night. Surrounded by displays of her signature snakeskin hobo bags and knee-high flat boots, she mentioned that she’s graduating to a full-on runway show in February after three seasons of presentations. And that wasn’t her only news. Contrary to reports that the demand for expensive exotic-skin bags has gone extinct , the designer said that business at 717 Madison and the boutique she opened in the Las Vegas Forum Shops last week is better than expected. “If it’s special enough, women are willing to buy.” As for special, the strapless sequin dress Kroell wore for the occasion is look number 2 from her Spring collection; it arrives at the end of January, but the store will happily add your name to the waiting list today.