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April 20 2014

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Have Your Self A Lanvin Little Christmas, Watching Fashion’s Watchers, And More…

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The holiday season, apparently, begins now. Christmas is fast upon us, and two of Paris’ best are leading the charge: Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz was at Printemps to debut the his-and-hers puppet windows he’s created, while John Galliano’s designs for Claridge’s Christmas tree have just been released. His “Under the Sea” tree (left) will go up in the hotel on November 25. [WWD]

Editors: the New Celebrities. The Times weighs in on Dello Russo-ism. [NYT]

Congrats to the lucky winners at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards last night. Alber Elbaz—who can’t seem to take a wrong turn these days—bested Phoebe Philo, Christopher Bailey, and Isabel Marant for most influential designer of the year, Acne took most influential design team honors, and U.K. youth label People Tree was named most influential label. [Vogue U.K.]

Over at Pop, meanwhile, editor Dasha Zhukova has resigned, moving on to a hazily defined project in the “digital space.” [Catwalk Queen via Racked]

Illustration: John Galliano

London Fashion Week Is Off To A Royal Start

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Nothing like a royal benediction to kick off fashion week, and last night, that’s exactly what London got. At the lawn of Clarence House (Prince Charles’ London pad), Mayor Boris Johnson, Livia Firth (the eco-minded Mrs. Colin), Laura Bailey and a smattering of ladies, lords and baronets attended an eco-sustainable fashion show, presented as part of the Prince’s START festival. (For those not in the know, the old guy is rather a hippie where the environment is concerned.) Appropriate pieces from Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Emma Watson’s collection for People Tree hit the catwalk, with Erin O’Connor leading the way. The garments were made of recycled fabrics, buttons, and military-issue shirts. (Scratch that, the Prince’s people are calling it “upcycled” rather than “recycled”—upcycled is “the more fashionable cousin.”) The whole thing charmingly embodied England’s old post-war credo of “make do and mend.”

Speaking of making do, who couldn’t make do with a vending machine that sells couture instead of M&M’s?  LOVE‘s Katie Grand and Selfridges got together to create such a vending machine, which will be housed for the duration of LFW in the lobby of the swankiest hotel in London, St Martin’s Lane. (Appropriate, considering it’s the temporary home to tons of visiting editors, models, photogs, buyers, and fashion clients.) Grand ran riot through Selfridges and cherry-picked her favorite items for the 32-slot LOVE Machine (below). It dispenses a Stella McCartney Falabella bag (left), an Alexander Wang leather and sequin dress, a one-off pair of Rick Owens trainers customized by Chrome Hearts, exclusive Dior nail polishes, Diptyque Mimosa candles exclusive to Selfridges in their signature yellow, and for the gents, Falke’s new “secret socks” for men. A word to the wise, though: Know your size. It’s tough to return an item to a vending machine.


Photos: Courtesy of LOVE

The End of The Stuart Era, How To Rough It (Or Just Look Like You Do), And More…

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Collective sigh, please: Gossips are reporting that former Dior spokeswoman Charlize Theron and her partner of nine years, Stuart Townsend, have called it quits. We can’t help wondering who the poor girl will take to the Oscars now. (Our guess? Absolutely any guy she wants.) [NY Daily News]

New York magazine writes the latest chapter in the mountain-man ethnography with its complete guide to the “Urban Woodsman.” From where to buy your vintage Red Wings (J.Crew) to where to buy your decorative ax (Best Made Co.), they’ve got you covered. For finding actual woods to beat your chest in, though, you’re on your own. [NY Mag]

Bloomingdale’s opens in Dubai, with all the over-the-top amenities you’d expect: a three-story glass “drum” for handbags and denim, a bevy of shop-in-shops, and 9,400 square feet of shoes. Global recession says what? [WWD]

Emma Watson tends to pick Burberry for the red carpet, but she can now rock her own line for lounging at home: Her eco-friendly collection for the U.K.’s People Tree goes on sale today. [Vogue U.K.]

Dossier speaks with CFDA-nominated shoemaker George Esquivel and finds he drew inspiration for his much-beloved spectators, wingtips, and flats from The Monkees, The Brady Bunch, and The Partridge Family. We’ll expect the All in the Family collection any day now. [Dossier]

Photo: Krista Kennell / Sipa Press