August 20 2014

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To The Lanvin Library, What’s Old Is New Again, W Gets KK, And More…


Today in fashion field trips, part 1: Todd Selby visits Jeanne Lanvin’s personal library in Paris, comes away with shots like the one above. [The Selby]

Today in fashion field trips, part 2: Patrik Ervell heads to Detroit to take in a new Matthew Barney performance piece. Sadly, no snaps are allowed in the performance, but Patrik did share a few of his best shots of Motor City with the crew at Opening Ceremony. [OC New News]

New Gap logo, we hardly knew ye. The much-debated redesign is officially out, replaced by the retailer’s classic navy box. The short-lived new one can now go join the pantheon of New Coke and other revamp missteps. [Fashionista]

And Kim Kardashian made the cover of the new issue of W. Her clothes, for better or worse, did not. [PopSugar]

Photo: Todd Selby/

In The Studio With Joseph, Prabal, Jason, And More


Nine designers nominated for Swarovski Awards at the CFDAs last night—Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Richard Chai, Patrik Ervell, Simon Spurr, Eddie Borgo, Dana Lorenz, and Alexander Wang—and nine studio visits in Swarovski’s new short film Brilliant. (Bonus for the numerologists: Swarovski has been sponsoring the award for nine years, too!) Directors Josh Melnick and Xander Charity visited each of the designers for a quick snapshot of where they work, what they do, and what inspires them to do it—everything from the fifties to Siouxsie. Check out the exclusive debut, below.

PLUS: To see the winners of the three Swarovski Awards—and all of the evening’s other awards and honors—click here.

The Gap Pops Up, Pucci Pops (Even Without Prints), Rankin Shoots Graduate Fashion Week, And More…


Get your CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners and runners-up—for less! Gap unveils its limited-edition designs with Monique Péan, Sophie Theallet, and Patrik Ervell at its pop-up space on 54th Street today. [WWD]

Meet Rike Feurstein, German lawyer-turned-milliner-to-the-stars. Rihanna’s a fan. [NYT]

The Wall Street Journal wonders, is Pucci Pucci without the prints? Short answer: yes. (When it looks like Peter Dundas’ Fall 2010 collection, pictured, we’ve got no complaints.) [WSJ]

The plus-sized model trendlet hits menswear. The new issue of Fantastic Man features designs on “gentlemen of quite marvelous shape,” in the words of its editors. [Jezebel via Racked]

And Dazed & Confused co-founder Rankin shoots the best new work from England’s Graduate Fashion Week, styled by Katie Shillingford. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Marcio Madeira /

The Swarovski Nominees Bring The Sparkle


The CFDA’s Swarovski Awards for emerging talent don’t just bring their nominees recognition and industry respect—they also bring them a whole bunch of Swarovski crystals. The nine designers nominated for the award this year (three each for womenswear, menswear, and accessories) each designed a custom, crystal-encrusted piece for a one-off capsule collection, and nominees Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Simon Spurr, and Dana Lorenz were on hand this morning to unveil them in the the 57th Street windows of Bergdorf Goodman. The award ceremony’s fast approaching, but Altuzarra, for one, was unfazed. “I don’t succumb to the hysteria,” he told us with enviable Zen. For his piece, he covered the arm of a slim black blazer in faceted black gems (above, center). It made for a chic companion piece to Spurr’s peak-lapelled tuxedo jacket, with blink-or-you’ll-miss-it crystal embellishments near the shoulder (above, center). There was no missing the spray of gems that covered Gurung’s asymmetrical white cocktail dress (above, right>, but the designer’s got interiors as well as fashion on his mind. Between working on his next collection and getting ready for the June 7 awards ceremony, he’s settling into his CFDA-sponsored Incubator studio space. Soon to come? A couch.

Click right to see the designs of all of the Swarovski Award nominees. Continue Reading “The Swarovski Nominees Bring The Sparkle” »

To The Spinner Go The Spoils


At last night’s Brooklyn Ball at the Brooklyn Museum, the mood was properly medieval: In an enormous rotunda, heaping platters of meat (whole beasts, really) were the dinner for those brave or strong enough) to saw into them: 150 rabbits, nine legs of beef, two whole pigs, a host of turkeys. And this was after the dripping cheese-head hors d’oeuvres, drinks dispensed via taps installed on painted canvases, carrots to be pulled from soil beds in one room and washed in water-filled vats in another. And there were Chloë Sevigny, Patrik Ervell, Philip Crangi, John Currin and Rachel Feinstein Currin, and DVF chowing down.

But at the Opening Ceremony sponsored after-party on the museum’s ground floor, the atmosphere was carnivalesque. Barkers manned booths set up by designers chosen by OC’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. Band of Outsiders sponsored face-painting. Slow and Steady Wins the Race had marshmallow target-shooting; the reward, a pair of binoculars (to improve one’s aim, I guess). 3.1 Phillip Lim had fashion drag queens dispensing advice: Drag king Karl Lagerfeld seemed more approving than the real Karl might’ve been, but a drag Donatella pronounced the buttons on my tuxedo shirt too shiny and remedied the problem with a smart leather Lim bow tie, the label’s limited-edition party favor (pictured, left). And following a why-not striptease performance by three burly guys set to a Nate Lowman DJ set, I had my chance to spin the Opening Ceremony prize-granting wheel of fortune. Through providence or prowess, I came away with the top prize: a Rodarte pencil set, complete with Cobain erasers and Cecil Beaton case (pictured, right). School’s in! (And, in case you’re wondering, Chloë got a travel toiletry kit.)

PLUS: Click here for our complete coverage from the Brooklyn Ball.

Photo: Steven Torres