85 posts tagged "Oscar de la Renta"
It’s no secret that I’m a major fan of Dasha Zhukova, the Moscow-born, California-raised beauty who has founded a museum, launched a fashion label, and was recently named the new editor of Pop—all before the age of 28. Here in Moscow, I’ve met another Russian stunner who’s a master at multitasking (and, like Zhukova, has a closet full of Balmain). Meet Aizel Trudel. The daughter of a Russian diplomat, Trudel grew up all over the world and developed an obsession with fashion that she’s put to good use: She now operates a collection of stores in Moscow, including two Louboutin shops, two Diane von Furstenberg stores, the Marc Jacobs boutique and another for Marc by Marc, a J. Mendel location, and five Aizel stores of her own, which were the first to stock the likes of Proenza Schouler and Balmain in Russia. And it looks like that’s just the beginning.
How did you get into the fashion business?
I was the head of PR and advertising for a company here in Moscow that worked with Donna Karan, Christian Lacroix, Thierry Mugler, and a slew of other brands, but when I turned 25 I wanted a change. A few years ago my friend Santiago Gonzalez and I went to a party at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, and as I was going down the escalator I saw Christian Louboutin with Diane von Furstenberg going up the other way. I realized that was my chance to meet him, so I ran up the escalator to catch him and started shouting “Christian!” That was the start of our great friendship and business relationship. It was a fruitful meeting because it introduced me to DVF as well.
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“Just watch me.” That was Oscar de la Renta‘s directive to his son Moises, who is debuting his own line, MDLR, this season. The younger de la Renta holds a degree in communications and honed his fashion talent with extensive internships at Phat Farm and, of course, with his father. “Simple, elegant, practical” is how the designer describes his sophisticated and well-priced collection of clothing and accessories, many of which will retail for under $1,000. Yes, there’s a perfect L.B.D., but there’s also a Swiss dot hoodie with a print lining, stretch leather pants, and a biker jacket with removable sleeves. DJ and downtown darling Lissy Trullie, who met Moises while hanging out at Beatrice, posed for the lookbook. Our prediction? MDLR will be a chart topper.
Jennifer Connelly wore Balmain’s gorgeous emerald green, bold-shouldered look number two from the Spring 2009 collection (complete with the highly coveted strappy crystal and stud-embellished sandals) to last night’s premiere of He’s Just Not That Into You. (Elephant in room: Yes, Connelly is a little on the thin side these days, but it’s reportedly the result of having recently lost her father.) Nevertheless, we think the intense color looks amazing with her dark hair and fair skin. While her co-stars—Scarlett Johansson in a floral Oscar de la Renta gown; Drew Barrymore in strapless Lanvin—also turned it out in high style, Connelly is still our favorite of the night. What do you think, Style Filers? Yea to Connelly in Balmain, or are you just not that into it? (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.)
It was inevitable, but we denied it in our souls. There will be fewer fashion week parties this year, starting with no fêtes for Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, and Marc Jacobs (seen here at last season’s in less recession-y days). Big sniff.
After venturing into footwear with Puma this fall, Alexander McQueen is launching a new collaborative effort with the label, a sporty clothing line to be unveiled in Milan this Tuesday. Guess the shoe fit.
Best reason for a delayed arrival: “I landed in the Hudson.” There’s really no way your ride from the airport can fault you for that.
J. Lo clears up the divorce rumors with a questionable defense: “It just didn’t go with the dress,” she said of her controversially missing wedding rings. Darling, they’re diamonds. They go with everything.
Your portfolio just got a little sexier: Cavalli may have found an investor, and hopes to “list on the stock market in ‘three or four years.’ ”
Dancing with the fembot? Cindy McCain was ready to shed her stiff image with a shot at stardom on Dancing With the Stars, but Mr. McCain shut her down. Give him time, Cindy Lou. He’ll recognize your true talent soon.