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110 posts tagged "Riccardo Tisci"

Postcard From Venice: Laure Heriard Dubreuil Reports From The Biennale

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The Webster co-founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil and her boyfriend, artist Aaron Young, hit Venice this week for the legendary Biennale di Venezia. For those farther than a vaporetto away from the action, she’s sending back updates on the sights and the sounds (and a few parties, too).

Thursday was another beautiful day in Venice, and we went to see all of the countries’ pavilions at the Giardini. Even before seeing the art, I was blown away by the very intense smell of jasmine, my favorite fragrance and the one I wear. The entire fence surrounding the garden is covered by blossoming jasmine flowers. Continue Reading “Postcard From Venice: Laure Heriard Dubreuil Reports From The Biennale” »

Postcard From Venice: Laure Heriard Dubreuil Reports From The Biennale

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The Webster co-founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil and her boyfriend, artist Aaron Young, hit Venice this week for the legendary Biennale di Venezia. For those farther than a vaporetto away from the action, she’s sending back updates on the sights and the sounds (and a few parties, too).

Today, Aaron and I went to the opening at the Palazzo Grassi, the art-filled manse owned by the Pinault family. I met Shala Monroque in front of Joana Vasconcelos’ sculpture Contamination, a patchwork sprawl of brightly colored forms that invades every nook and cranny of the Palazzo (above). Contamination is huge, and it’s growing—Vasconcelos uses materials she either makes or finds, and she adds new elements each time she installs it. It really spreads like a virus, taking over the whole Palazzo. She makes a strong case for so-called “female” crafts like sewing, knitting, and crocheting being valid means of artistic expression—not just artisan craftwork.

Later, I stopped in at the shop of my favorite Venetian jewelry designer, Antonia Miletto, who is doing little cocktail parties every day to offer some festival relief. Couldn’t resist trying a few pieces on. I loved her thick chain ring in sterling silver with a tiny peridot (left), as well as diamond-encrusted bracelets in yellow gold and skull pendants in gold and sapphire—very Venetian.

After dinner with friends—where I discovered a new (but very old in Venice) drink, the Sgroppino, vodka with Prosecco and lemon sorbet!—we headed to the Maurizio Cattelan party for his magazine, Toilet Paper, at the military fortress San Sereolo. Everybody was wondering if Maurizio is going to continue working after his joke that he’d quit—but it doesn’t seem to be true. He installed a series of sculptures called Tourists all around the city—they’re pigeons, just like the real ones that wander all through Venice (below). Continue Reading “Postcard From Venice: Laure Heriard Dubreuil Reports From The Biennale” »

Riccardo Tisci, All Star?

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Announced today: the first collaboration between Converse and Givenchy, a new sneaker that draws on both Riccardo Tisci’s signature fascinations (crosses, leopard print) and Converse traditions (details borrowed from sixties-era Chuck Taylors). Waiting for, as they say, the other shoe to drop? Here it is: The kicks are available exclusively in Japan; they’ll hit Converse stores there, as well as Givenchy shop-in-shops at Mitsukoshi, Isetan, and Hankyu, on April 27.

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy

The Diva Wore Givenchy

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The eagle-eyed Catherine Kallon at Red Carpet Fashion Awards performed one of her usual acts of fashion divination today: From a blurry, cell phone pic of Beyoncé shooting a new music video in the Mojave Desert, she’s managed to identify a Spring ’11 Givenchy Couture gown. (Time will tell if she’s right, but looks likely to us.)

But Queen B is only the latest diva to strap on one of the house’s showstopping couture creations. In the spirit of celebration, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite high-drama ladies in Riccardo Tisci’s couture. Continue Reading “The Diva Wore Givenchy” »

La Vie Louboutin, What Wonder Woman Will Wear, Riccardo’s (Almost) Refusal, And More…

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Christian Louboutin (left) gets the full-on profile treatment in The New Yorker this week, when Lauren Collins—who has also profiled Donatella Versace—sets out to explain the shoemaker’s mythic allure. The Louboutin secret, according to the man himself? “Le petit quelque chose qui fout tout par terre,” he says, quoting a French saying—that is, the little thing that, ahem, fucks everything up. [New Yorker]

Wonder Woman is coming back—again—and she’s got a whole new look. Specifically, as a preview of her new TV-show costume suggests, one that includes latex pants. [EW]

Riccardo Tisci may be on point of accepting the Christian Dior job, but he revealed recently that he almost turned down the Givenchy one he currently holds—until his mother told him she’d have to move into a retirement home to save money. He accepted the offer and the rest is history. In other words: good one, maman. [Vogue U.K.]

And there’s life after Barneys for legendary retailer Judy Collinson: She’s just been appointed executive director of women’s apparel at Anthropologie. [WWD]

Photo: Benoit Peverelli / Courtesy of The New Yorker