54 posts tagged "Natalia Vodianova"
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” »
The wrap dresses were on full display Saturday night as Diane von Furstenberg opened her Journey of a Dress exhibition at the Pace Gallery in Beijing’s 798 art district this weekend.
Guests including Jessica Alba (above), Natalia Vodianova (top, with von Furstenberg), and Charlie Rose mingled amid a paean to the designer’s trademark glamour and independent spirit (vintage magazine covers; DVF portraits by Warhol, Clemente, and Testino; maybe a wrap dress or 30), rubbing elbows with Chinese VIPs ranging from model Du Juan to artists Yi Zhou and Li Songsong. (The latter two contributed DVF-inspired works of their own). “Diane is someone who has lived life to the fullest,” said Hung Huang, who—as a cultural icon, television personality and publisher of the lifestyle magazine iLook—also knows something about living life to the fullest. “Chinese women have been gaining in position over the past 30 years, and Diane can be an inspiration.”
First shown in Moscow and São Paulo, the exhibition follows up on a lavish Red Ball thrown in Shanghai last Thursday—all part of von Furstenberg’s concerted effort to make a splash in the booming Chinese market. “It was like a red dream, a movie,” von Furstenberg said of the Shanghai event, which featured performances, masked attendants, and who-knows-how-many red lanterns at artist Zhang Huan’s sprawling studio compound. And what of the difference between the two cities? “Beijing is power,” she said.
It’s hard to pry a girl out of her heels—never more so than during fashion week, even as day 1 slogs into day 7, 8, or 9—but this morning at Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld offered a few good reasons to do so: The array of biker boots he sent tromping down the runway. The heavy-soled stompers, which came in buckled, laced, and Chelsea boot versions, looked properly badass, not to mention entirely wearable. (Unlike, say, some of the towering needle-heels that sent a few models stumbling and tumbling earlier this week.) One style-setter, at least, is already on board with the moto-chick look: Natalia Vodianova. Tommy Ton snapped her heading for the Stella McCartney show this week in a pair of low-heeled black boots. The better to chase her kids with, we suppose—she brought all three to sit with her front-row at Stella’s show. For all the Chanel details, click here.
Eyes on the catwalk? Sure, but don’t discount the seats—some of the best action this year took place off the runway. The front rows at the biggest shows in New York, Paris, Milan, and London are always prime real estate, and the editors, stylists, celebs, and one hair-whipping tween (that’d be Willow Smith) that occupy them made them once again into mini fashion shows all their own.
Click here for our favorite front-row pics of 2010, from the models who’ve moved to the audience (like Natalia Vodianova at Chanel, left) to the editors (and occasionally their Vitaminwaters) to LiLo at Galliano, and more.
Sportswear From An Oscar Winner, Sunday In The Park With Isaac, Dree And The Best-Dressed Catwalkers Of 2010, And More…
Bend it like… Swank? Hilary Swank is apparently the latest silver screener to get in on the celebrity-design game: She’s developing her own line of sporty activewear. [WWD]
Spend it like… Mizrahi? Isaac takes The New York Times through his Sunday ritual, which includes a morning swim, a midday dog walk, and plenty of HBO before bed. [NYT]
Hem it like… Hemingway? Modelinia walks us through its top ten best-dressed models of 2010, from stalwart veterans like Kate and Natalia to insurgent newcomers like Dree Hemingway (left) and Elisa Sednaoui. [Modelinia]
Bienvenue to Lemaire: WWD checks in with former Lacoste designer Christophe Lemaire, whose first collection for Hermès debuts in March. With all due respect to his predecessor, Jean Paul Gaultier, and his “virtuosity,” Lemaire says his own vision for Hermès will be closer to that of Martin Margiela, who helmed the house from 1998 to 2003. [WWD]
And au revoir to Robin Givhan-at The Washington Post, at least. The paper’s longtime fashion critic, who’s headed to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, signs off with an impassioned defense of fashion and its permanent place in the Beltway. [Washington Post]