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April 20 2014

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30 posts tagged "Net-a-Porter"

Lady Gaga Gets Undone for Porter

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Lady GagaLast week, Portermagazine celebrated Lady Gaga’s 28th birthday in a big way: by confirming her as the cover star of Issue 2. Naturally, there was speculation aplenty as to how the star would be presented: Would Portergo over-the-top in true Artpop fashion? Or would the look be a little more natural, à la Gisele on Issue 1? We were pleased to see the latter was the case when Porterrevealed the black-and-white cover on Instagram this morning. Lensed by Inez & Vinoodh, Gaga is shown with minimal makeup, soft waves, and messy bangs. It’s the icon as she is rarely seen, but it’s right in line with Porter‘s mission to focus on strong women and their stories—not costumes and unattainable perfection.

Debuting exclusively here on Style.com are two spreads from the story inside. The vibe is moody, sensual, and relaxed, depicting Gaga in comfortable boudoir attire (including a vintage robe that belonged to her grandmother). The idea was to capture her in a pared-down, “undone” state, channeling seventies female musicians. And while it isn’t what we’re used to seeing, Gaga told Porter‘s Christine Lennon that it spurred some nostalgia.

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

“I used to wear outfits like this! It brought me full circle, returning to my old style,” she said. Her favorite rock-and-rollers inspired her outfits when she was a teenager performing in Manhattan clubs. “I was a huge fan of The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Stevie Nicks, and Led Zeppelin,” she said. “I used to emulate that style, wear my mom’s old clothing, go to vintage shops, and I still had that look when I went to college and wore my little hippie outfits. Then when I was 19 on the Lower East Side, I started experimenting more with glam rock. So this shoot really spans my style from 17 to almost 20.” And after that, we all know what happened: “I started having a little more fun with futurism.”

The full interview can be found in Porter magazine, available on newsstands April 4, and on net-a-porter.com

Photo: Inez & Vinoodh, Courtesy of Porter Magazine 

Lady Gaga Gets a Porter Magazine Cover for Her Birthday

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Porter, Net-a-Porter’s new magazine that launched with an Inez & Vinoodh-lensed Gisele cover in February, certainly knows how to grab an audience—and rack up downloads. Today, the publication’s Instagram account posted a teaser cover of Issue 2, instructing followers to download the #IAmPorter app to discover the mystery cover girl. A second Instagram featuring giant Mickey Mouse ears and the question, “Who’d wear a hat like this? #ARTPOP #ISSUE2,” quickly confirmed the answer: Lady Gaga. Coincidentally (or not so coincidentally?), today also happens to be the star’s 28th birthday.

To encourage social media sharing among Gaga’s many devoted fans, readers can upload photos to the #IAmPorter app and superimpose her famous Philip Treacy headpieces onto the image. Warning: It’s almost too much fun. Prepare for total selfie overload.

Christopher Kane Creates a Lace-Covered Capsule for Net-a-Porter.com

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Christopher Kane x Net-a-Porter

It might be freezing here in New York (actually, it’s 9 degrees below freezing, to be exact), but Resort’s wares are already trickling into stores. And to celebrate the season, Net-a-porter.com is launching a special capsule that will appeal to beachgoers and chilly city dwellers alike. The e-tailer has tapped Scottish wunderkind Christopher Kane to create a primary-colored capsule, which will hit the Web Friday, December 13. Priced between $420 and $1,435, the collection boasts a palette of marigold, cerulean, cherry, and white, and comprises frocks with lace cutouts, easy embellished sweaters, an intricate lace-covered bomber, and an appliquéd blouse and T-shirt. Also in the mix is a pair of tapered-ankle sweatpants. However, seeing as this is Christopher Kane—the king of luxe London quirk—the latter aren’t just any old joggers. Their calves are wrapped in black floral filigree, making them a covetable wardrobe staple, whatever the weather. Take a first look at the lineup here, exclusively on Style.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.com

Hunger Games Strike Net-a-Porter

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Hunger Games x Net-A-PorterThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on Friday night, and with it, more tie-ins than arrows in Katniss Everdeen’s quiver. There’s makeup from Cover Girl, nail polish from China Glaze, even subs from Subway—may the sandwiches be ever in your flavor! But the alliance that’s captured our attention around here is the one between the film’s costume designer, Trish Summerville, and Net-a-Porter. On Thursday, the Web site will begin selling Capitol Couture, a nineteen-piece ready-to-wear collection, plus accessories and jewelry, designed by Summerville. In the mix are a leather jacket and pants inspired by Cinna (a.k.a. Lenny Kravitz); an emerald green dress modeled after one worn by Johanna, the tribute from the Lumber District (played by Jena Malone); logo tees; and, of course, versions of Katniss’ chariot and mockingjay dresses. This isn’t Summerville’s first retail partnership; as the costume designer on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo she created a tie-in collection for the fast-fashion chain H&M. But, as she puts it, the Net-a-Porter partnership “breaks new ground” in terms of quality and price point. The jacquard-trimmed twill jumpsuit here ($415) is a subtle riff on the uniforms worn in the Quarter Quell. For those of you who haven’t read the books, that’s the 75th annual Hunger Games competition around which most of the action in the second part of the trilogy takes place. Summerville is currently at work on Gone Girl with Dragon Tattoo director David Fincher. The bad news for fans of Gillian Flynn’s page-turner? “It’s a completely contemporary film,” says the costume designer. “I don’t see a ready-to-wear collection coming out of it.”

Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-porter

Net-a-Porter’s Elite New App

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The Netbook

Today, Net-a-Porter announced the launch of its new social network, The Netbook, inspired by the idea of a physical diary. Unlike the luxury e-tailer’s preexisting shopping app, the community hub (which is also shoppable) aims to engage fashion influencers by browsing one another’s most-coveted products in real time. “By seeing what your friends are ‘loving,’ you may turn up something that you might never have found otherwise,” Sarah Watson, the retailer’s group mobile manager, told WWD. The app, which is sponsored by Stella McCartney, is, at this time, available only for iPhone and iPad users. And like all newly launched digital luxury destinations, you must be invited to join—for now.

Photo: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter