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April 19 2014

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15 posts tagged "Renzo Rosso"

Prada Packs A Punch, Daphne Doesn’t Overthink It, Inside The Hermès Maison, And More…

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For its new Linea Rossa campaign, Prada has picked prizefighters—boxing champions Italian Roberto Cammarelle, American Bernard Hopkins, and a Briton from Pakistan, Amir Khan—to sport their shades. The glasses get in on the action, too, with sport-inspired names like Prada Upper Cut, Prada Jab, and Prada Barburner. [WWD]

Despite what you may think, Daphne Guinness doesn’t overthink her outfits. “The more you concentrate on something, the more it shows. I can’t get dressed if I think about it too much,” she explained to British Vogue. “I don’t dress for effect, and I think that it never works out when someone does.” [Vogue.U.K.]

Seven years ago, photographer Koto Bolofo was granted unlimited access to the secret workshops of Hermès by the company’s chairman, Jean-Louis Dumas. This month, the results of his labor come to life in his 11-volume book of photographs, La Maison. The books document the production details of some of the brand’s signature items, from the Kelly bag to its trademark silk scarves. [Hint]

Italian bridges falling down? Some, perhaps, but not the 400-year-old Rialto Bridge. Diesel founder Renzo Rosso has signed on to fund the restoration of the crumbling landmark. [Telegraph U.K.]

The summer job of the moment: tan concierge. 17-year-old Harrison Anastasio, at his post on the rooftop of the James hotel in New York, will text you when it’s time to turn over, ensuring an even brown. [WSJ]

Photo: Victor Boyko / Getty Images

Blasblog: It All Glitters For Diesel Black Gold

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If the amount of paparazzi outside an establishment is any indication of its popularity—which is the only barometer I use to measure this sort of thing—then the place to be last night in London was Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair. There were dozens of paps loitering, leaning on their expensive cars and mopeds. (Side note: How much do these guys make?!) Claridge’s was ground zero for all of the evening’s big events: The Sex and the City ladies were rumored to be staying there, following the London premiere of SATC 2; the National Movie Awards after-party was there; and Diesel was throwing a swanky dinner in the hotel’s Drawing Room in honor of its recently appointed Black Gold creative director, Sophia Kokosalaki. (Read our Q&A with her here.)

That last was the reason I was there, and my goodness, it was a swanky affair: Champagne and wine (Diesel’s own vintage, thankyouverymuch) in a private salon with Alison Goldfrapp, Daisy Lowe, Elisa Sednaoui, Luke Evans, and David Gandy, followed by a delicious dinner in a room with my favorite sorts of finishings—silk wallpaper, moldings, and gilt, gilt, gilt. Kokosalaki is a marvelous dinner companion but isn’t particularly keen on public speaking and demurred from a formal toast. Luckily, her host and new boss, the irrepressible Renzo Rosso (left, with Kokosalaki and Lowe), doesn’t share that hang-up. He made a speech celebrating Kokosalaki’s designs and intelligence and welcoming her to the Diesel family. After dinner, we repaired to Bungalow 8. Sophia, who’d never been before, humored me with a dance (as did our fellow dinner companion, Jefferson Hack!), but confided that she preferred the grittier East London nightlife to Bungalow glitz. Sounds like a Black Gold girl, through and through.

Photo: Courtesy of Diesel

A Maison Sans Margiela, A Room With No Boom, And More…

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Renzo Rosso confirms Martin Margiela has left his eponymous Maison. While this has been suspected for some time, Rosso cleared things up. “Martin has not been there for a long time. He is here but not here.” Ah, now we get it. [Vogue U.K.]

Richard Nicoll is the new man behind Italian label Cerruti. He will show his first collection for Fall 2010, the house’s first in three years. [Vogue U.K.]

Fashion’s new favorite boîte is getting a name change: Henceforth, the Boom Boom Room shall be known as QT. “We didn’t realize how many Boom Boom Rooms were out there,” a hotel insider admitted. Good to know. [Page Six]

Stella McCartney declares fashion people “heartless,” thus alarming her publicist, but she really believes it. Why else would they “boil” and “electrocute” things for us to wear? Understandably, these statements do nothing to mollify her publicist. [Guardian U.K.]

Editors attending shows at the Carrousel du Louvre should be sure to stop by the museum’s new restaurant: McDonald’s. If they want to commit social suicide, that is. [NY Daily News]

Photos: Marcio Madeira

Separated at Birth?

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Two matched pairs at last night’s Established & Sons dinner at the Milan Furniture Fair: from left to right, Renzo Rosso, Lapo Elkann, Anna Dello Russo, and Anna Piaggi. For more photos, see our party report.

Photo: Stéphane Feugère / Courtesy of Stella McCartney

Diesel Fueled

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Not everyone is scaling back in the current economy. Renzo Rosso just opened a massive three-floor “Diesel Planet Store” in the heart of Milan’s Golden Triangle, and he threw a raucous dance party there on the last night of a generally subdued four days of Fall 2009 menswear shows. As dry ice pumped through the shop and Chloë Sevigny sneaked a cigarette in a makeshift outdoor smoking section, Rosso held court quietly in the basement, his unruly curls hidden beneath a bucket hat. “We’re opening a store in New York in February,” he said. “It’ll be even bigger than this.”

Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images