13 posts tagged "Peter Copping"
Forget the Red and the Black. Right now, it’s all about the Red and the Blue. The 2012 elections will mean a full year of face-off between the red Republicans and the blue Dems. All of a sudden, the red and blue Masai prints at Thakoon and Kim Jones’ men’s collection for Louis Vuitton are looking prescient. Showgoers at the men’s and Couture shows have been experimenting with primary-colored combinations, too, and now more designers are picking up on the theme. Giambattista Valli and Peter Copping at Nina Ricci have been pushing cardinal and cobalt with their pre-fall collections.
Soon, the Super Bowl will have Giants fans and Patriots supporters (like the queen of them all, Gisele Bündchen) squaring off in New York blue and New England red. But no need to pick just one. As the looks in our slideshow attest, it’s all in the mix.
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First Balenciaga, now Isabel Marant. Gisele’s sweep of Spring’s ad campaigns continues. Say au revoir, Kate Moss. [Fashionologie]
And in other campaign buzz, Peter Copping’s first ad for Nina Ricci, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, had its sneak preview today. If you dig the disco feel, cross your fingers for more sequins and banquettes when Copping’s overhauled Web site for the brand launches in March. [WWD]
While Kate Middleton puts the U.K.’s finest publications in a tizzy over her confidential dress choice, Charlene Wittstock—the South African Olympian who’s set to wed Albert II, Prince of Monaco—has tapped Giorgio Armani to design her wedding gown. All hail royal disclosure. [People]
Congrats to Dutch model Doutzen Kroes (pictured), who wed her longtime boyfriend Sunnery James in her hometown of Eastermar, the Netherlands, this weekend. The pregnant bride wore Pronovias, a Spanish label. The Angel and her new husband are honeymooning on Madagascar, so no hope of seeing her at the Victoria’s Secret show this Wednesday. [Page Six]
Peter Copping is on a roll at Nina Ricci: After debuting his new line of Barneys-exclusive dresses, he’s set to launch the brand’s return to advertising with a new campaign (with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin) and, eventually, bridal and lingerie. [Fashionologie]
Can’t get enough of J.Crew’s Spring 2011 men’s collection? Then check out the behind-the-scenes shots creative director Frank Muytjens snapped over at T. [The Moment]
Moleskine and, uh, Pac-Man: two great tastes that taste great together? [Racked]
And in case you missed it this weekend, Eric Wilson’s assessment of the current State of Love (Courtney, that is) is well worth a read—and, no, not just because we’re mentioned in the opening line. [NYT]
There’s no getting away from the little black dress, and Peter Copping designed a beauty for his new capsule collection for Barneys New York—perfect for a chic dinner out on the town, and accordingly called the 8 p.m. Avenue Montaigne dress (above right). But woman cannot live on L.B.D. alone, so the five-piece capsule, which will be exclusive to Barneys and Nina Ricci’s Avenue Montaigne store, includes options for day as well as night. And seeing as the Ricci client is an international type, they’re named for her various ports of call, too: The work-friendly 10 a.m. Palisades dress comes in gray cotton jersey, and the 4:00 p.m. Ginza dress (above left) in cotton eyelet; for a brighter evening option, there’s the 6 p.m. silk radzimir cocktail dress in a vivid pink Copping calls azalea. Mario Sorrenti shot Missy Rayder in the dresses, which go on pre-sale at a cocktail fête at Barneys’ L.A. flagship tomorrow night, with proceeds benefiting the Natural Resources Defense Council.
What with both Lady Gaga and Madonna on Saturday Night Live and a corset-crammed Jean Paul Gaultier show, yesterday was quite the moment for innerwear as outerwear. But as our Sarah Mower points out, it was in fact John Galliano who sparked the revival of this old-trend chestnut with his Christian Dior haute-couture show back in July. Galliano continued the idea in his ready-to-wear collection two days ago with a forties glamour in lacy hems and sheer dresses layered over corsets. Is this the logical reaction to a few seasons of urban warriordom? Now that we’ve become weary of shielding ourselves with armor, perhaps it’s time to expose something vulnerable. And what could be more so than your unmentionables? That seemed to be partly the reason Marc Jacobs had—pronouncing himself tired of black and studs—at his Spring show, which wove in an exposed lingerie motif. Not that there isn’t a certain hard-edged facet to this trend. Look at the power of Dolce & Gabbana’s corsets. But there’s something fresh in the softer side, like Peter Copping’s pretty take on the subject at Nina Ricci and Fendi‘s powdery shades; and frilled bras hazily visible through chiffon. Are you ready to expose your inner workings this Spring?