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August 1 2014

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Dior’s Camille Miceli’s Postcard From Moscow

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A massive show of vintage Dior opened today at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum. Inspiration Dior—and, of course, its lavish opening party—drew Russia’s fashionable elite, including Natalia Vodianova, to the museum last night. Camille Miceli, the label’s artistic director for costume jewelry, hit the Russian capital for the occasion—she sent back the following snaps from her visit abroad.

“With Virginie [Mouzat, of Le Figaro] and Mathilde after our visit of the Kremlin, which I highly recommend—especially the jewelry treasures.” Continue Reading “Dior’s Camille Miceli’s Postcard From Moscow” »

Yigal Azrouël’s Postcard From Kiev And Moscow

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Yigal Azrouël recently wrapped up a whirlwind tour of Eastern Europe, where he showed his collection in Kiev in the Ukraine and hopped over to Moscow for meetings with his Russian clientele. Below, the Israeli-born, New York-based designer dropped us a note from the road.

Going to Eastern Europe proved to be the eye-opening experience that I was hoping for—once I got there. We arrived a day late because of the volcanic ash, and got to Kiev just five hours before my fashion show, staged for 700 people in the beautiful and historic St. Sophia square in the old city (below)—so that was a bit hectic. The show was hosted by the Helen Marlen Fashion Group, and checking into the new Hyatt on the square, it was exciting to look out the window and see the final touches of the production while they finished erecting the tent for the 20-piece orchestra. Putting the show together in that short a time was certainly stressful, but it went on without a glitch and the Kievites expressed their love of both fashion and New York to me afterwards. We enjoyed a late dinner at the hottest new restaurant in town, the OK Bar, and got a taste of the nightlife at Club Crystal. Kievites have an incredible enthusiasm for all things new and fashionable, which extends through all aspects of their lifestyle.

Day 2 was a day packed with back-to-back press meetings and TV interviews, but I did manage to get to see St. Andrew’s Church and walk down Andreevsky Spusk—Kiev’s version of the Montmartre—through the local markets selling Matryoshky and Nevoloshky dolls and all things military (below), including gas masks and parachute jumpsuits. And then, after only 38 hours in Kiev, it was off to Moscow. Continue Reading “Yigal Azrouël’s Postcard From Kiev And Moscow” »