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24 posts tagged "Peter Som"

Thirty-Five Years Of Gaultier, Tavi Gets Sassy, Spurring On Tommy, And More…


Jean Paul Gaultier is the latest designer to get the retrospective treatment: A career-long show of his work (a Spring ’09 couture look is at left) will debut in Montreal in June, before traveling to Dallas and San Francisco. It’ll be broken out by themes—including the tantalizing “Eurotrash/X-Rated”—and be accompanied by a catalog with contributions from Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Cardin, and even Martin Margiela, who began his career under Gaultier. [WWD]

Blogger sensation and avowed Sassy fanatic—despite the fact that she wasn’t actually around for it—Tavi Gevinson announced on her blog this weekend that she and Sassy founder Jane Pratt will be launching a magazine (not “Sassy (or the rebirth of Sassy, or Sassy 2.0)”, she cautions) and are calling for submissions. [Style Rookie]

Poor Brooklyn Law School students: Here they were, studying quietly in the library, and then they had to look at some undressed Diesel underwear models. [Racked]

After a successful few seasons having Peter Som consult on his womenswear line, Tommy Hilfiger is bringing in help for the men’s, too: Swarovski Award-nominee Simon Spurr will work on the Hilfiger label’s upcoming men’s collection. [WWD]

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / ImaxTree

Where They Hang Their Hat
(After They’ve Designed It)


Want to see the villa the Seven Easy Pieces built? Until you’re invited for a weekend away at Donna Karan’s Zen manse in Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos (above), at least there’s American Fashion Designers at Home, the CFDA and Assouline’s new coffee-table tome dedicated to the world of fashion designers’ interiors. The book offers a peek behind the lintels of 115 designers, including (in addition to Karan’s Caribbean getaway) Oscar de la Renta’s Connecticut estate; Ralph Lauren’s RRL Ranch in Telluride, Colorado; and Jenna Lyons’ Park Slope, Brooklyn brownstone. Francisco Costa (arm-in-arm with Bianca Jagger), Peter Som, Robert Geller, and Yigal Azrouël all came to take a look and raise a glass at the book’s launch party at the St. Regis last night. What’s the appeal of such voyeurism? “You get to see their creativity on a different level,” said CFDA executive director Steven Kolb, whose favorite shot is the Polaroid Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg took of troll dolls lined up along a ledge in his L.A. apartment. (It was the book’s author, Rima Suqi’s pick, too.) Costa, discussing his own minimalist Murray Hill, NYC flat, agreed. “The thing about decorating is it’s livable art,” he said. “Clothes are so temporary, and the home is a different approach. You’re very selective about finding that one thing you love that will last.”

Photo: Courtesy of Assouline

They’re Designing For Divas—But Not The Usual Clientele


Designers, to your divas. Not the stylists, editors, press reps, and buyers that title usually goes to—we’re talking the real, shake-the-rafters, operatic kind. The New York City Opera is partnering with a handful of fashion’s best again this year for Divas Shop the Opera, when donated finery (both vintage and Spring ’10 pieces) from designers are sold at a shopping event to benefit the company and its costume department. This year, several designers have also contributed sketches of the classic characters of the opera, from Aida to Tosca. We’ve got your first look at sketches from Victoria Bartlett (whose take on Puccini’s Turandot is above), Jason Wu, Peter Som, Behnaz Sarafpour, and Narciso Rodriguez, which go on view on the auction block at the annual event on May 20.
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Verdi’s Aida by Jason Wu. Continue Reading “They’re Designing For Divas—But Not The Usual Clientele” »

A Mad-Off At The Met Ball, Sex‘s Secrets, And More


News about the Met ball continues to pour in: It’ll be a battle of the Mad women, when Stefano Pilati brings January Jones and Tommy Hilfiger brings Christina Hendricks. The redhead will be in good company; Hilfiger is also said to have Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott, John Currin, Zoe Kazan, Peter Som, and Jimmy Fallon at his table. Michael Kors goes for the catwalkers, hosting Carolyn Murphy, Natasha Poly, Chanel Iman, and former model/actresses Brooke Shields and Diane Lane, and Ralph Lauren will sit with Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, and Justin Timberlake. [WWD]

Chez YSL—Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s apartment, that is—is on the market. $31.4 million buys you a library, a music room, a gym, and plenty of mirrors. [Hint Mag]

The latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s stable of “Icons” for its heritage ad campaign? If the rumors are to be believed, Bono. Coincidentally (or not), Vuitton parent LVMH recently acquired Bono and wife Ali Hewson’s eco-friendly Edun label. [WWD]

More from the Sex and the City 2 front: For her first appearance onscreen, SJP wears (gasp!) Halston. Costume designer Pat Field also had to contend with the Middle Eastern prohibition on exposed shoulders when working on the Abu Dhabi-set film. [L.A. Times via Racked]

And speaking of SATC2, its stars have signed multimillion-dollar contracts not to reveal plot secrets. “I’ve signed my life away to say I won’t tell. I thought: ‘You have got to be kidding! This isn’t state secrets, it’s the f****** script for a movie!” said Samantha, er, Kim Cattrall. (Throw in a couple f******s and it can be hard to tell the difference.) [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Fresh From The Feed

-------’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 new weekly series, we’ll be calling out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).

1. Victoria Beckham (pictured; last week: N/A)
A much-paparazzo’d trip to Pinkberry by the Beckham clan sent Victoria to the top of the list.

2. Michael Kors (last week: 3)
Last week’s finale of Project Runway sent the show’s resident sensei up a spot to number 2.

3. Marc Jacobs (last week: 2)
Did the happily are-they-or-aren’t-they marrieds break up so soon? Internet rumors of Marc and Lorenzo’s split kept MJ in the top 5.

4. Erin Fetherston (last week: N/A)
Announcement of Erin’s Juicy Couture collaboration turned heads. Will her collections for the label do the same?

5. Peter Som (last week: N/A)
Three sheets to the wind: Peter Som announced he’ll partner with Sferra on a line of luxury linens.

Photo: Rachpoot / Bauer-Griffin