5 posts tagged "Peter Brant"
We can always count on Paris for high-wattage casts, but we never expected to see so many supermodels this early in the week. None other than Gisele Bündchen kicked things off today by closing Balenciaga (the last time she set foot on a runway was Alexander Wang’s Fall ’12 show two years ago), where she was notably joined by familiar faces Mariacarla Boscono and Natasha Poly. Several hours later, Balmain continued to raise the bar with a lineup full of A-listers, including Angela Lindvall, Anja Rubik, Emily DiDonato, Izabel Goulart, and closer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (who also walked in the label’s Spring show). Compared to those all-stars, the other major girls in the mix—Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, and Edie Campbell—all but faded into the background. And then leave it to Rick Owens to throw a wrench into the works. Following his step dancers last season, the designer turned heads again by interspersing old-school veterans such as Kirsten Owen and Diana Dondoe with real, mature women (many of whom, we’re happy to say, were not sample size). But this was no street-casting job. Rather, Owens’s casting directors, Angus Munro and Noah Shelley, told Style.com that “most of the ‘women’ were part of the Owens organization.” Owens kept it fresh by keeping it in the family. Speaking of keeping it in the family, we were pleasantly surprised to see Harry Brant follow supermodel mom Stephanie Seymour when he made his runway debut at IRFE. Sadly, his older brother, Peter Brant Jr., didn’t make the cut. There’s always next season, Peter.
Hedi Slimane (pictured) is starting his new post with a bang. The new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent has announced plans to change the name of the French fashion house from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris and a return to the label’s original branding. [WWD]
In other French fashion house news, Raf Simons is getting ready for his debut at Christian Dior. And with a new designer comes a new venue. Simons is on the lookout for a fresh place to show his first collection for the house on July 2 during Paris Couture. Rumor has it, he has his eyes on a vacant hotel near the Arc de Triomphe. [WWD]
Elton John lent his musical talents to Clear Channel and MediaLink on Tuesday night. The icon played a private gig for the world’s most high-powered “Mad Men” at the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, where a VIP bash was thrown as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. [Page Six]
With model Stephanie Seymour and industrialist/art collector/publisher of Interview Peter Brant as their parents, 15-year-old Harry Brant and his 18-year-old brother Peter Jr. have taken the throne as the new princes of New York City. On his ever-evolving style, Harry says, “I used to wear only overalls, Alaïa T-shirts, and my mom’s Manolo Blahnik loafers.” Not a bad getup, if you ask us. [NYT]