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24 posts tagged "Peter Som"

Bare To There On The Spring Runways


While statement-making pants are big news for spring, some designers clearly feel that less is more. Peter Som’s peekaboo panties matched an otherwise conservative shirtdress, and the bottoms at Hermès were almost long enough to qualify as running shorts—almost. On other runways, models stalked out in glorified underwear and not much else (click for slideshow). A few adventurous It girls have taken this trend to the streets, or at least the short strip of sidewalk that separates town car from nightclub entrance. Our question to you: Would you be seen like this in public? Click here to get a leg up on the trend, then bare all below.




Photo: Marcio Madeira


watch your back, ms. bruni-sarkozy


Peter Som bids Bill Blass adieu. The designer will focus on his own collection, while Blass designer Prabal Gurung will take over for now.

Word is Marion Cotillard is the next face of Dior‘s Lady Dior bag campaign, a post once held by Carla Bruni. Aim high, Marion.

Kabbalah leaders are totally embarrassed by Madonna and her messy divorce. As if there would even be kabbalah without Madonna.

Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images

rafe totengco’s barcelona diary


Traveling for inspiration is a must in my business. So whenever I have to travel for work, I try to squeeze in an extended weekend to somewhere I’ve never been. This time around, after going to Premiere Vision in Paris, Peter Som and I decided to make a stop in Barcelona. Armed with a list from Yann de Rochefort of Boqueria in New York, we were ready to hit the town—and, more importantly, eat our way through it.

Our first stop was Casa Milà, a.k.a. La Pedrera, on the Passeig de Gràcia, Antoni Gaudí’s most controversial apartment building. The views of the city from the roof are spectacular. Then we had lunch with Juan Mila (son of design legend Miguel Mila) and his wife, Miranda Wilkotz, at Comerc 24, who gave us an insider’s tour of Barcelona. I bought espadrilles at La Manual Alpargatera—it’s never too early to think of spring. Then we went to Vinçon, which is Barcelona’s answer to Conran, to check out Miguel Mila’s lamps. We loved this store—it’s an Art Nouveau building totally decked out with contemporary furniture. I adore this kind of mix. That evening, we met up with author Michael Tonello (Bringing Home the Birkin) at chic Cinc Sentits in Eixample, one of his favorite restaurants. We opted for the tasting menu and chef Jordi Artal blew us away. We wished we could have had seconds, the food was that incredible!

Next day we were off to Sagrada Família first thing in the morning to avoid the busloads of tourists. This church will forever be a work in progress! We had lunch at Cuines Santa-Caterina, which is right next door to the Santa-Caterina market, so the produce is fresh everyday. Then we wandered around the Born and Barri Gòtic neighborhoods and went to the Picasso Museum and the Cathedral Santa Maria del Mar.

On Peter’s last night we waited in line for quite a while at a tapas bar called Cal Pep, but it was totally worth it. Everything was amazing, especially the trifásico (coffee with rum and milk), and Senor Pep was on hand to make recommendations to newbies like us. We were literally eating in his kitchen, the bar is that small. Since I’m staying for a few more days, I plan to come back here—and this time, I won’t mind waiting in line.

tina turner slept here


Morgans hotel has undergone a little face-lift. The original boutique hotel on Madison at 36th Street called on its original interior designer, the indefatigable Andrée Putman, to redesign her own designs. On Tuesday night, Vogue editor at large André Leon Tally fêted friend Jennifer Hudson there for the launch of her new album. Last night, the redesign team from Paris welcomed fashion week guests Peter Som and others to check out the revamped midtown hotel. Som, who was accompanied by curator Christine Kim, said his show this season was inspired by Lawrence of Arabia and the Sahara Desert. “I kind of wanted to go escapist and optimistic,” he said. “I think we need that in the times that we’re in.” Putman, 84, was stricken with flu and laid up in bed in Paris, but her two children, Olivia and Cyril, both members of the design team, were present. “I like very much this place,” said Cyril, a former art gallery owner who was one of the first to deal Basquiat and Haring, back in the eighties. “It reminds me of so many souvenirs of 20 years ago, when there were amazing parties here with, uh, uh”—he turned to his sister for help in remembering a name—”Tina! Tina Turner! I have her rhythm in my blood.”