5 posts tagged "Patricia Field"
Not even the rain in New York this week stopped a divine crowd from gathering to celebrate the tenth anniversary of jewelry label Faraone Mennella. Divine being just the right word here. Designers Amedeo Scognamiglio and Roberto Faraone Mennella were inspired by Greek mythology for their recent collections, and to spotlight them, picked nine women to be photographed by Lorenzo Bringheli as the nine muses in their creations—one for each year in business (the tenth muse, they said, was New York itself). Giovanna Battaglia, Linda Fargo, Patricia Field, Olivia Chantecaille, Ann Caruso, Kimberly Jones, Nina Griscom, Carol Alt, and Pamela Fiori took on the roles. At the event, Chantecaille looked especially Olympian in a form-fitting beaded dress from Ferragamo. “I’ve been friends with Amedeo for years and I always tell him what I’m looking for my jewelry,” the beauty entrepreneur said. “Of course I was very flattered when he asked me to be part of this project.”
Style.com’s Fashion Feed brings you the best of the news around the Web and on Twitter, and ranks the most-discussed designers, labels, models, and celebrities. In our weekly series, we call out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).
1. Marc Jacobs (pictured; last week: N/A)
One word: Bang. OK, a few more words: Marc Jacobs, naked (again), posing in the ad campaign for his upcoming men’s fragrance, Bang.
2. Jason Wu (last week: N/A)
Jason’s expanded eyewear collection—inspired by heroines from Joan Jett (hmm, sounds familiar) to Jane Eyre—kept the MObama favorite in the limelight.
3. Karl Lagerfeld (last week: N/A)
Following on the strong Cruise collection for Chanel, the Kaiser unveiled his latest campaign, starring Georgia May Jagger and Baptiste Giabiconi.
4. Jil Sander (last week: N/A)
The debut of Navy, the ultrachic lower-priced Jil line, set tongues wagging about the Raf Simons-helmed label that still bears Sander’s name.
5. Patricia Field (last week: N/A)
Why Pat? Beats us. It can’t have anything to do with a certain Field-costumed movie coming out May 27, could it?
“The clothes look beautiful,” Patricia Field admitted at Saturday night’s launch of Destination Style New York, a one-off collection she created with designer David Dalrymple. “I’m so proud, I’m so happy, oh my God. ‘Cause you know, stuff comes back and it’s a bunch of crap and you’re like, ‘My name on is this crap.’ ” (We’ll attest to the fact that the clothing is indeed pretty fabulous.) Composed of over 70 pieces—mainly bold, colorful dresses and accessories that purposely recall a certain cultural behemoth of a television show—the line will be sold exclusively on HSN here in the U.S. and at Marks & Spencer stores in Europe and the Middle East. “I’d imagine the customer is the woman who watches Sex and the City,” Field says. “Those are women all over the world. It’s a mentality. And it’s a big, big mentality.” Of course, that distinctly Fieldsian attitude was reflected in the designers’ runway presentation, which featured a bevy of slick, grinding models and an impromptu pre-show performance from Lady Bunny. Snapping away furiously, our seasoned seatmate Patrick McMullan finally took a breather and confessed, laughing, “This is as wild as it gets.”