133 posts tagged "Prada"
The Cannes Film Festival got underway today. It’s a fabulous time for red carpet watchers; actresses play it faster and looser in the South of France than they seem to anywhere else—see our Cannes Diary for proof. But the fashion will really heat up on May 23, when amfAR is hosting its 20th anniversary Cinema Against AIDS event. The centerpiece of this year’s gala will be Carine Roitfeld’s The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show, which, as its name suggests, will showcase one-of-a-kind dresses and jewels all in gold. Here, an exclusive look at three of the pieces in the show—a Prada hourglass number worthy of Liz Taylor (above), bracelets by Wright & Teague, and an Anndra Neen clutch (below)–as depicted by one of fashion’s favorite illustrators Lula Herself. LoveGold.com will host a livestream of the runway show, and Roitfeld and her CR Fashion Book team are posting daily Instagram updates on #lovegoldcannes. Continue Reading “Cannes’ Gold Rush” »
Even though it doesn’t hit newsstands until Thursday, V magazine’s summer issue has already inspired a ruckus—that’s what happens when you put a scantily clad Miley Cyrus on your cover. However, the issue, which is aptly titled “Drawn to Fashion,” boasts more than saucy Mario Testino-lensed snaps of Hannah Montana. Perhaps appealing to our taste for nostalgia, V has revived the craft of fashion illustration, turning out an edition that almost entirely consists of hand-drawn imagery and graphic art. Take, for instance, its “Face of the Future” spread, which, featuring the work of Spanish-born, London-based artist Ricardo Fumanal, debuts exclusively above. The subjects of his six-page story are some of contemporary fashion’s greatest female designers (Miuccia Prada, Rei Kawakubo, Sarah Burton, and Phoebe Philo among them), and their best looks from Fall 2013. Don’t get us wrong, we love the digital world, but now and again it’s nice to revisit the old school.
Anyone who has scanned through this week’s snaps from Coachella or Tommy Ton’s recent street-style dispatches from Australia knows that crop tops and exposed midriffs are still enjoying a major moment. (Who could’ve guessed Britney Spears was such a visionary?) But if the Fall collections serve as an indication of things to come, the clavicle is the new new erogenous zone. Off-the-shoulder necklines that trace the collarbone made a memorable impact on the runways of Céline (left), Valentino, Mary Katrantzou, and Christopher Kane, but the trend’s biggest supporter was none other than Miuccia Prada. The designer sent out nape-baring parkas at Miu Miu and showed shrugged-off sweaters at Prada that were gorgeous in their disarray.
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“We needed to find a way of translating the twenties into something that felt as new and modern and titillating as it was back in 1922,” said Catherine Martin—the designer behind the costumes for husband Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming The Great Gatsby film—during an intimate Q&A with Harold Koda at the Met yesterday evening. If there’s anything that can reignite the Jazz Age’s mystique, it’s Martin’s wares, which are at once painstakingly historically accurate (aside from a zipper here and there) and completely enchanting. The film, which opens on May 10 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, boasts such fantasies as feathered frocks worn by the Fitzgerald-penned tale’s “girls in twin yellow dresses” (the looks were inspired by an actual twenties-era vaudevillian act), hordes of boater hats by Rosie Boylan, wigs made in England, and beach pajamas (for the elusive Jordan Baker).
Luhrmann and Martin’s fondness for Schiaparelli (the pair worked on the film for the Met’s Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition), lent a surreal edge to the story’s infamous party scene. “Baz kept saying, ‘We need a lobster!’” recalled Martin. And he got one—the costumer crafted metallic crustacean headpieces for the showgirls at Gatsby’s raucous soiree (below). Continue Reading “Catherine Martin Talks Gatsby” »
Those of us at Prada’s Fall ’13 menswear show in Milan this January walked in to find a fully furnished apartment, what Miuccia Prada called the “ideal house.” Its furnishings came courtesy of her longtime collaborator, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA, which also works on Prada’s stores (or in company parlance, epicenters). OMA’s new collection inched nearer to reality at Milan’s Salone del Mobile this week, where OMA’s partner in the venture, the design company Knoll, unveiled the new range, dubbed Tools for Life. The Prada furnishings, it turns out, were prototypes; nothing that baby pink or plastic spiked seems likely to make it to production. But no doubt there are Prada obsessives out there who will be glad to replicate Mrs. P’s ideal house in their own. Prada, for her part, didn’t collaborate on the line: This does not mark the debut of Prada Casa. But she did lend OMA and Knoll the Prada HQ on Via Fogazzaro for their press conference yesterday.