8 posts tagged "Ralph Rucci"
February’s set to bring out whole new sides of Chado’s Ralph Rucci. The couturier (one of the only Americans ever to show at Paris Couture) is the subject of a new coffee-table book celebrating his 30 years in business and a new documentary film, to be screened at New York fashion week, by director and former curator Christian Leigh. “If he wants to work on one dress for 16 weeks, he won’t compromise,” Leigh said of his tireless subject. [NYT]
The Wall Street Journal takes on the phenomenon of pre-fall, which is gaining ground in celebrity dressing. Attention, celebs and stylists: We’ve got it all right here. [WSJ]
Is there about to be a Prince of Leon? Sources say that Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill and his wife, model Lily Aldridge, are expecting their first child—and that she’s three months along, meaning she would have walked the Victoria’s Secret runway show pregnant. [E!]
If the Lady’s a tramp, she’s an expensive one. A nude sketch of one Lady Gaga (above) by Tony Bennett (her duet partner on a new version of “The Lady Is a Tramp”) sold for $30,000 on eBay, as part of Vanity Fair‘s auction of items from its January 2012 issue. The entire sale raised $46,261 for Exploring the Arts and Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. [Vanity Fair]
Still waiting on that invite to Donna Karan’s Parrot Cay home? Here’s what you’re missing (pictured)—plus peeks inside the digs of Jenna Lyons, Ralph Rucci, and more American fashion designers. [WWD]
Or maybe you’re looking to get on Brian Atwood’s good side? Give him a Muji pen—or a pair of Naked & Famous jeans, Tom Ford specs, or any other of his ten must-have products. [GQ]
After the weekend’s none-too-favorable New York Times Magazine profile of M.I.A., the singer has posted the “truff”—an audio file of her interview with writer Lynn Hirschberg, plus a new song for good measure. [NEET Recordings]
Lily Cole finished up her end-of-year exams at Cambridge and looked “relieved,” reports British Vogue. Phew! [Vogue U.K.]
And sad news from the weekend: Sculptor and feminist icon Louise Bourgeois passed away on Monday at the age of 98. [NYT]
There’s always been room for boy toys at fashion week, but is there room for Mercedes-Benz and BMW? This weekend, the two automakers are duking it out with back-to-back fashion parties. BMW has pulled a fast one by hosting its own event tonight, the night before Mercedes’—the official sponsor—kickoff at Shang (which will feature a performance by the Virgins and a $300,000 limited-edition SL65 sitting pretty outside). Tonight, BMW is toasting the new, customizable 7 Series
with the help of Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, who recently co-designed one. (Details are sketchy, but we’re told she had it upholstered in a combination of felt, washed wool, and leather.) With Joy Bryant, Helena Christensen, and Chanel Iman co-hosting, it’s sure to be a little swingier than your typical cars-and-cocktails soirée.
To the big spender goes the spoils, though, and Mercedes-Benz has seemingly thrown recession woes to the wind in an effort to spread itself all over Bryant Park and beyond. Even if you don’t refer to this
time of year as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, it’s hard to walk into the tents without feeling that, well, maybe you should. That AMG Black Series model to your left goes from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and has an “air-scarf” heating system that targets your neck (consider it a go-everywhere accessory). True to tradition—and admirably, in this economy—M-B is covering costs for a designer who might not otherwise be able to pull off a show at the tents. This season, it’s Yigal Azrouël. (Last fall it was Ralph Rucci; the brand’s past partnerships include Badgley Mischka and Tracy Reese.) His post-show party will be in the Maurice Villency-designed backstage lounge, where, during a Tuesday hot toddy session, Mercedes will be handing out a ski trip to Stowe, Vermont. How do we know the dream is still alive at fashion week? Even automakers are in a giving mood.