157 posts tagged "Prada"
First blanket capes, then all those furs and shearlings, and now the ever multiplying boot-cut trousers on the runways—I smell a certain ritzy-boho something in the air. (It’s not, thank God, patchouli.) This fall, it’s free to be you and me, a little bit gypsy, a little bit hippie. It’s one reason why I’ve been thinking about the combination turban-hats that Albertus Swanepoel designed for Timo Weiland in New York a few weeks back. The CFDA-nominated milliner created the jewel-toned silk toppers for Weiland and co-designer Alan Eckstein’s Fall 2010 show, where they picked up the young-eccentric vibe of the clothes. They remind me of the ones Prada pioneered way back (in fashion eras, at least) in Spring ’07. If you missed those the first time around, Swanepoel’s will be available exclusively at New York’s Pas de Deux. Cool, man.
Last night, Carsten Höller, the artist responsible for the famous slide that carries Miuccia Prada from her office to her car, made an interesting point about a criminally overlooked part of her sensational presentation: the food and drink she served her guests. Höller insisted Miuccia puts almost as much thought into these details as the clothes. Possibly an exaggeration, but there’s no doubt that the choux pastries were a subtle extrapolation of the ample curves on the catwalk. And the Scotch and water and Rusty Nail cocktails were just the sort of drink a strong-willed woman would have ordered in the golden era of the bombshell that Prada was referencing. Christina Hendricks in Mad Men? Yes, please.
Exactly as you’d expect, the dress code for the Monster’s Ball—also known as Lady Gaga’s new tour—is anything but black tie. Giorgio Armani and Miuccia Prada are two of the names who’ve created onstage gowns for La Gaga in her usually understated style. Prada’s, which has already been seen onstage in Ireland, is made of ciré, a plasticized jersey; Armani’s looks include a round-shouldered, sequined bodysuit with matching sunglasses (pictured). Of course. [FWD]
Two words: Zoolander 2. (Well, a word and a numeral, technically.) Ben Stiller to star, Jonah Hill to co-star, Justin Theroux to write/direct. Now we’re wondering: Were all those Fall 2010 shows Theroux hit in New York for research? [Racked]
Kim Kardashian defends her line with Bebe against accusations that she copied Fendi looks, saying, “The clothes you see in the chain stores at your mall are all inspired by designer, runway fashion!!! What stores like Bebe do is take runway fashion and use it as inspiration to create pieces that are wearable and accessible for everyone.” So, in other words, yeah, she copied all those Fendi looks. [StyleList]
In sad news, Alexander McQueen is laid to rest in London today at a private ceremony. [WWD]
And the wardrobe of his friend Daphne Guinness, is headed to FIT for an exhibition in 2011. If her current preoccupations hold, it should be 80 percent veils by then. [WWD]
Get ready to take a lunch break. Prada live-streams from Milan at 1 p.m. EST. [Prada]
Keep an eye on the castings at Elise Øverland this season: Heidi Klum and her fellow judges from Germany’s Next Top Model (pictured) will be front-row judging their contestants, who will be among the catwalkers. Spoiler alert? [Fashionista]
Prada and Fendi have agreed to move their Milan women’s shows to an earlier date, effectively extending fashion week. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the phones at Alitalia ringing furiously as every editor races to reschedule her flight. [WWD]
Kelly Cutrone wants figure skater Johnny Weir front row at Jeremy Scott. Please, please tell us there’s an Olympic outfit by JS in this kid’s future. (It would make for an epic battle of the unitards with one of Vera Wang’s designs for Evan Lysacek.) [The Moment]
And it turns out that Jersey Shore‘s Pauly D. and Blink-182′s Travis Barker have the same “Cadillac” tattoo on their torsos. This message has been brought to you by the Council of Overly Attentive Media Consumers, and presumably lamented through the halls of the Cadillac HQ. [Racked]