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Hollywood’s Most Powerful Stylists Revealed


The results are in. Today, The Hollywood Reporter released its third annual list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists. The winners include big names we’ve been hearing a lot about of late—Kate Young, who’s been whipping up a buzz with her new Target collection (and who styles Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Natalie Portman), came in at number four. Elizabeth Stewart, who chronicled her experience styling Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Chastain, Julia Roberts, and Cody Horn for the Golden Globes for, came in at number five. And Rachel Zoe, who styled Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence in their much-talked-about Oscar gowns, slid in at number three. Petra Flannery, who styles Emma Stone, Zoe Saldana, and Megan Fox, was this year’s runner-up. And the big winner is (drumroll, please) Leslie Fremar, who styles discerning stars like Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron, and Jennifer Connelly. A surprise on the list was designer (and Mick Jagger’s girlfriend) L’Wren Scott, who came in at number sixteen for dressing Nicole Kidman.

Photo: Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Freja Channels Patti, Ten Years Of Marc By Marc, Iman’s Man, And More…


The reign of Patti Smith rages on. The eternally cool rocker-poet is up for the National Book Award tomorrow night—Just Kids, her memoir of her early years with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, is a finalist for the nonfiction category—and she’s the inspiration for yet another editorial in the new issue of VMan, on stands November 11. Freja Beha Erichsen takes the role of Patti (left) and Christian Brylle does a fairly convincing Mapplethorpe—all the more convincing because he actually shot the spreads himself. [VMan]

Turning ten is almost on trend these days! First there was, then 10, then SHOWstudio, and now Marc by Marc Jacobs is celebrating a decade in the business. WWD checks in with Marc Jacobs international president Robert Duffy—the mastermind behind MMJ—who reminisces on the early years, the inspiration behind it, and why he’s never going to spend $300 for a pair of jeans. In honor of the anniversary, a capsule collection of the best Marc by Marc pieces from the past ten years hits the floor this spring. [WWD]

Words of wisdom from her diva-ness, Iman: “Alexander Wang is one of my favorites. But he is like my daughter. He is like 12.” [Harper’s Bazaar via Racked]

Words of wisdom from her other diva-ness, Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani: “I personally think that TV shows about fashion are generally boring.” [Styleite]

And in sad news: Fashion favorite Rachel Weisz and her partner of nine years, Darren Aronofsky, are splitting up. Apparently, they’ve been separated for months and some sources say that Weisz is currently dating Daniel Craig. [TMZ]

Photo: Christian Brylle/Courtesy of VMAN

Gather Ye Rosebud(-Printed Pumps) While Ye May, Men In Heels Get A New Mascot, And More…


Loved the runway footwear Nicholas Kirkwood created for Erdem and Peter Pilotto? Good news: the floral-printed heels from Erdem’s Spring ’11 show, and the graphic, geometric ones from Peter Pilotto’s Spring ’11 one (pictured) are now available at a “pop-up” e-commerce shop—one that’s set to close in a little less than 2 days. Run, don’t walk if you’re interested (presumably, though, not in Kirkwood heels). [ASVOF]

Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is putting her latest spin on a classic. She’s collaborating with the house of Paco Rabanne to reissue a 1969 Rabanne bag during Paris fashion week. [WWD]

Men in heels have been making strides—no pun intended—of late, and now they’ve got a celebrity mascot: Lenny Kravitz, who hit the town in a pair of leather wedges. [Gawker]

And Detmar Blow wants Rachel Weisz to play his late wife, Isabella, onscreen. [Fashionologie]

Photo: Courtesy of Nicholas Kirkwood

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? She’s Always Depended On The Kindness Of Narciso


Onstage, Rachel Weisz has spent the London season playing Blanche DuBois, a faded starlet whose best days are behind her. But offstage, as her look shows at this weekend’s Olivier Awards (the U.K. equivalent of the Tonys), Weisz has definitely still got the goods. The London-born actress—who, by the way, nabbed the Best Actress trophy for her performance—shines in an off-the-shoulder, slate gray Narciso Rodriguez gown. It’s a great color on the fair-skinned beauty, who complemented it with a swath of berry-pink lipstick and a few Tiffany bangles. Here’s proof that Fall’s return to minimal adornment needn’t be chilly or austere. We think she looks great. What about you?

Photo: David Fisher / Rex / Rex USA

What Do Pina Bausch and Cartier Have In Common?


With first-world economies in a steep slide, India is becoming an increasingly important market for luxury companies. But lest we forget, it’s long been a place of inspiration for creative souls. Before the holidays, I caught the last Stateside performance of Pina Bausch’s Bamboo Blues at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, her new work rooted in many visits to the subcontinent over three decades. One of the show’s most striking elements are the delicate, jewel-toned, draped and pleated dresses by costume designer Marion Cito that subtly echo traditional Indian dress. In the audience I spotted a few of Bausch’s boldface fans: Rachel Weisz, low-key in a button-down oxford and jeans; and art stars Helen Marden and Alba and Francesco Clemente, the latter dapper as always in an impeccable wool overcoat and scarf. Fans of Bausch’s work need not fret if they missed the sold-out Brooklyn run, though they will have to be somewhat patient. Bamboo Blues will appear next in St. Petersburg in July. And if your appetite for Bausch’s unique brand of contemporary dance, performance art, theatre, and set design is still not satisfied, you can plan a visit to her Wuppertal Tanztheater in Wuppertal, Germany, where her company stages celebrated pieces from her multi-decade repertoire. It’s the kind of trip that makes sense these days, as cultural tourism seems more apropos than over-the-top luxurious getaways.

Photo: Richard Termine