August 30 2014

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8 posts tagged "Printemps"

Halle Berry X Deichmann, Reed Krakoff Opens Pop-Up Shop At Printemps, Alexis Bittar Taps Ab Fab Stars, And More…


Halle Berry is collaborating on a line with the German shoe retailer Deichmann. Her Fifth Avenue by Halle Berry collection of sandals and wedges hits stores in March. [Vogue U.K.]

Reed Krakoff has just unveiled his Printemps pop-up shop on the retailer’s main floor. His 300-square-foot space, with brands like Prada nearby, shows off his leather goods. [WWD]

Alexis Bittar recruited Absolutely Fabulous icons Patsy and Edina for his Fall 2012 ad campaign. “From the first episode, I inherited the word ‘sweetie’ for about five years. It got to the point where it became nauseating—I was forced to stop,” Bittar says of his obsession with the show. [Telegraph]

Next month, Miguel Androver will be back on the New York fashion scene sharing his environmentally friendly design principles at various fashion week events. His namesake line (which includes his capsule collection for eco-friendly line Hessnatur) is being shown February 11, followed by a limited-edition collection for Savage Senses February 12, and he’s unveiling a line of organic T-shirts at downtown boutique Casa di Moda. [WWD]

Photo: John Swannell for Alexis Bittar

Digital Daphne


In May, Daphne Guinness famously settled into the window spaces at Barneys and turned them into her personal dressing room. While the world watched, the artist and social fixture prepared for the Met ball, modeling some of the enviable pieces from her collection. As it turns out, that’s not the last time Guinness played mannequin. Photographer Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio shot images of the heiress that will be used for virtual Printemps window displays in which the digital Guinness models clothes by the likes of Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Maison Martin Margiela. The virtual statues—a part of the Visions Couture display set to be unveiled February 6, will be accompanied by a fashion film of each outfit and a multimedia display.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn/

Dreaming Of A Karl Christmas


Paris’ Printemps is spending Christmas with Karl Lagerfeld. Not only did Lagerfeld orchestrate the store’s Rêve d’Evasion (that is, travel dream) Christmas windows, which feature mini Lagerfeld marionettes photographing, filming, sketching, and posing all over Paris along with glittering, miniature and life-size pieces from past Chanel Métiers d’Arts collections (Paris-Shanghai, Paris-London), he also shot the store’s Christmas ads featuring a stately Chanel-clad Freja Beha Erichsen holding up the globe like a beach ball. On hand at the store last night with Vanessa Paradis for the official unveiling, Lagerfeld mused on how it feels to see himself as a dancing doll in a store window. “I guess I’m a doll you can’t play with,” he said. “In a way, I’m lucky. I don’t sing, I’m not an actor, I don’t make scandals, I’m just working class.”

Paradis said she usually spends Christmas travelling with close friends. “We don’t plan too far ahead, and it can be the mountains, in the country, or on the sand, as long as it’s with the people I’m really close to,” she told (Speaking of close to, there’s her pal Lulu Gainsbourg, with whom she’d shared the stage at a performance the night before. Gainsbourg has just completed an album of covers of his father Serge’s hits, including “The Ballad of Melody Nelson” with both Paradis and husband Johnny Depp.) As for Lagerfeld, Christmas this year will be spent in Paris. “Everyone I know is leaving, but I stay home because it’s the only moment I can work on the Couture quietly, sketch, and take care of my books and houses—all the things I never have time to do the rest of the year. For me the ultimate luxury is to be alone…to have time for myself, not look at my watch, and do whatever I want, whenever I want.”

Photo: Courtesy Photos

Alexander Wang’s French Corner


Today’s announcement from Paris explains why Alexander Wang was busy running around town during Paris fashion week. No, he’s not the new head of Dior (as of yet); he’s set to open his biggest French retail space ever in a corner of the Paris flagship of Printemps next to brands like Miu Miu, Alexander McQueen, and Gucci.

His 420-square-foot corner opening the first week of November is the first of several coming up, including his first overseas flagship set to bow in Beijing next year and several shop-in-shops popping up throughout Asia in the coming months. While he’s busy as ever expanding, he hasn’t ruled out new opportunities.

“If I was to do something else, I would want to do something that would be completely different from me,” he says, remaining tight-lipped about any definite plans for the near future. “Sometimes you don’t get to say all you want to say in your brand.”


Have Your Self A Lanvin Little Christmas, Watching Fashion’s Watchers, And More…


The holiday season, apparently, begins now. Christmas is fast upon us, and two of Paris’ best are leading the charge: Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz was at Printemps to debut the his-and-hers puppet windows he’s created, while John Galliano’s designs for Claridge’s Christmas tree have just been released. His “Under the Sea” tree (left) will go up in the hotel on November 25. [WWD]

Editors: the New Celebrities. The Times weighs in on Dello Russo-ism. [NYT]

Congrats to the lucky winners at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards last night. Alber Elbaz—who can’t seem to take a wrong turn these days—bested Phoebe Philo, Christopher Bailey, and Isabel Marant for most influential designer of the year, Acne took most influential design team honors, and U.K. youth label People Tree was named most influential label. [Vogue U.K.]

Over at Pop, meanwhile, editor Dasha Zhukova has resigned, moving on to a hazily defined project in the “digital space.” [Catwalk Queen via Racked]

Illustration: John Galliano