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Andrew Heather Signs On With Revillon, Gucci Museum Opens In Florence This Week, Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers Could Sell For Millions, And More…

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Andrew Heather, who has been assisting Riccardo Tisci on Givenchy’s couture collections, has signed on as the new creative director of Revillon. The French luxury furrier has had an in-house team designing the annual winter collections since Peter Dundas left in 2009. [WWD]

This Wednesday, the Gucci Museo inside Florence’s Palazzo della Mercanzia will open in celebration of Gucci’s 90th anniversary. The museum will include a permanent archive exhibit, contemporary art installations, a Gucci eatery, a Rizzoli bookstore, and a gift shop. [Racked]

Judy Garland’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz could sell for $2 to $3 million when they go on the chopping block in December. The shoes are one of four pairs made for the movie. One pair is on view at the Smithsonian, another belongs to a private collector, and the third is MIA after they were stolen from the Judy Garland museum. [Vogue U.K.]

Over the weekend, Lady Gaga got all dressed up in a “floor-length sleeveless lacey black dress” for a Silicon Valley fundraiser for President Barack Obama. The pop star, who attended as a paying guest, said last week she wanted to discuss her “concerns about bullying” with Obama at the event. Whether she accomplished her mission or not, we don’t know. [Huffington Post]

Peter Dundas Goes Straight For The Heart at Revillon

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Coming off his high-energy debut for Pucci in Milan, Peter Dundas presented his Fall collection for the French fur house Revillon today. If his Pucci babes were rock ‘n’ roll, his Revillon girls are hip-hop. With House of Pain’s “Jump Around” for background music and leather baseball caps for accessories, models showed off raccoon printed with leopard spots, and another fur—in addition to raccoon, there’s fox, beaver, and mink in the collection—spliced to look like camouflage. A few jackets came with zippers wrapping around the hips so they could be worn two ways. Dundas likes to call his creations “coups de coeur,” or irresistible impulse buys. For a certain breed of young party girl with cash to spare, that’s exactly what they’ll be.

Photo: Courtesy of Revillion

a day in the life of: anna dello russo, fashion director at large, vogue nippon

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Monday September 29

6:30 a.m.

I wake up at 6 a.m., then go to the Ritz Health Club. I go for a swim and then to the hamman (steam sauna). I love the Hotel Ritz. I always stay in the same room, which makes me feel at home. And I love the swimming pool. The floor of the pool has a gold mosaic of a siren, and every time I go for swim I touch her long hair.

8 a.m.

I have a Japanese breakfast (salmon, miso soup, eggs, and coffee) in my room. My open window faces the garden. It’s an amazing moment.

9 a.m.

Once I’m done with breakfast, I go through my e-mails and phone calls and make appointments. As I work, I mentally review the conversation I had with Cédric Charbit, who’s the buyer at Printemps, yesterday at the Nina Ricci show. I always talk with him during the fashion week because I like to hear the commercial point of view. I’m first of all a consumer and then a collector of fashion. It’s very interesting to talk to him, because he’s a very smart person who also has a point of view about things like imagery, not just the commercial side of things.

I choose my outfit for the day. I’ve got a big wardrobe and all my clothes are very well displayed. I decide on a black cotton suit from Stella McCartney, a Chanel bag, Alaïa sandals, and David Webb necklace. I LOVE jewelry because it makes the look personal.

10 a.m.

Me, George, and Saori have our first appointment with Tom Binns at Hotel Lotti. We see some very nice new African-inspired pieces in silver.

11 a.m.

The next appointment is at Revillon to see mon ami Peter Dundas. I give him a kiss for an amazing collection of light, slick, elegant furs and intarsia work in a pale palette.

12:30 p.m.

I have a quick lunch with Ashley Heath, a friend who is the editor of Quest Edition. We discuss the shows so far.

2 p.m.

It’s time to get ready for the Dior show, which is full of celebrities, camera crews, paparazzi, etc. To make my outfit more fun, I’ve put on a hat and Balenciaga stilettos. I like to wear evening outfits in the sunlight.

3:30 p.m.

I start to organize all my appointments with photographers and agencies. Since this season is really short and intense, these appointments make my work easier.

Then I go to the Isabel Marant show. It’s very cool and fresh. I thought it was a very smart collection with a “now” attitude.

5:30 p.m.


The Undercover presentation. It’s a brilliant white collection that looks like angels in a field with little animals made of pearls and straw.

6:30 p.m.

It’s the twentieth anniversary of Maison Martin Margiela, and it’s an extraordinary show—strong, sharp, and lots of fun.

We’re running late. I change my clothes (into a black feathered Alessandro Dell’Acqua) in the car to go to the opening of the Patrick Demarchelier exhibit at the Petit Palais. From there, we’ll head to Yohji Yamamoto. Purple magazine invited me to the dinner tonight at Le Baron, which is the best nightclub in Paris, but I think I will be too tired to go.

9 p.m.

We arrive at the Patrick Demarchelier party. All the world is here. It’s very definitely a big event! We jump in to say “Bravo!” to Patrick, then head off to Yohji, which starts at 9:45 p.m. He shows a poetic silhouette, long and slim. I’m tired, but as usual, it’s a great show.

paris fashion week: lightweight fur and see-through sandals

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For his Spring ’09 presentation for Revillon, Peter Dundas said his recent travels north piqued his taste for 1960′s Scandinavian design. “It just colored off on me,” the designer explained. “I wanted something simple, essential, and upbeat—it’s time to be sweet now.” This translated into watercolor shades of lavender or green for constructed shift dresses punctuated with leaflike cutouts or flowers anchored with crystals, worn with a mink bolero or a jacket in knitted fox. Dundas also extended his light and airy vibe to the feet, commissioning Parisian bootmaker Aris to make Plexiglas-soled sandals and clear loafers that look very cool (no slacking on the pedicures, however). Come next spring, the designer’s collections for Revillon will have a new home in Paris, in a yet-to-be-specified neighborhood—perhaps not very far from the shop that Yves Solomon, Revillon’s owner, is opening next door to Costes this week. And as for the designer’s travels south—specifically to Florence, where he’ll take on Pucci? “Actually, [working in] two countries helps me keep the women separate. They are very different people, so it suits me perfectly.”

Photo: François Goizé