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111 posts tagged "Riccardo Tisci"

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


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

Signed, Sealed, Delivered?
The Rumors Keep Flying, And More…


The word of the day is: signed. That, at least, is what Hint Mag claims Riccardo Tisci has done on Dior’s dotted line. This has been a week full of rumors, and as far as we’re concerned, it ain’t over till Bernard Arnault sings. But that’s never stopped rumors from flying before… [;Hint]

Is Paris starting to seem a little…American? The Times notices that U.S.-based designers like Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors are getting footholds—and retail addresses—in the City of Light like never before, which, some sniff, attests to the “ongoing casualization” of fashion. Sacre bleu! [;NYT]

But Paris wasn’t uniformly friendly to all Americans. Just ask Kanye West: Apparently he (gasp!) wasn’t accommodated when he turned up at the Balmain show. [NY Post]

PETA, the anti-fur group once known for its paint-throwing, runway-disrupting antics, is trying a new tack to make its point these days: parties. See also: Flies, caught with honey vs. vinegar. (Though what PETA’s stand on honey production is, we’re not sure.) [WSJ]

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Rie Rasmussen Rises Again, The Rumor Mill Keeps Turning, Trouble Brewing For American Apparel, And More…


Outspoken model Rie Rasmussen revealed this week that she’s switched agencies and is ready for another go at the scene. The catwalker is breaking away from her longtime agency, One (of which she remains part owner), and signing with Next to focus on her own career. She’s already been making appearances in the front row (like at Givenchy, left). [WWD]

The Twitterati are closing in on Riccardo Tisci as the next Dior designer—at least according to themselves—but it may be far from a done deal. Our editors have spotted the staff of Lanvin in tears, fueling speculation that Alber Elbaz will head for Dior, while WWD noticed Jason Wu (a potential Elbaz replacement) sitting front-row for his first Lanvin show. This one ain’t over till it’s over, folks. [Fashionologie]

Yet more bad press for the perennially embattled American Apparel and its founder, Dov Charney: Allegations have come to light that Charney kept an 18-year-old sex slave on staff. The woman, now 20, has filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme court seeking $260 million in damages. [WWD]

And Emma Watson made waves when she began attending Brown University, but the pixie-ish English actress and style setter has announced she’ll take some time off to finish the Harry Potter films and focus on a few other film and fashion projects. Not to worry—she still plans to finish her degree, she writes on her Web site, “it’s just going to take me a semester or so longer than I thought.” [Vogue U.K.]

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Good Dog, Bad Dog


Whatever kind of dog, they’re having a moment in Paris. At right, Mademoiselle Agnès stepped out in Balenciaga’s friendly-looking pup sweater; at right, Liv Tyler wore Givenchy menswear’s snarling cur top to the label’s show and after-party. There, she—gasp!—wasn’t the only one. Kanye West showed his support for Riccardo Tisci by donning the shirt, too.

Photos: Francois G. Durand / WireImage (Mademoiselle Agnes); Marc Ausset-Lacroix / WireImage (Liv Tyler)

Exclusive: Visionaire 60 By Riccardo Tisci


As if it wasn’t enough to design women’s, men’s, and couture, not to mention land one of the biggest Oscars gets of them all in Cate Blanchett, not to mention maintaining the front-runner position in the who-will-replace-Galliano-at-Dior guessing game, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci has revealed exclusively to that he’s collaborated with Visionaire on its 60th issue. The topic? Only Tisci’s favorite, of course: religion. The designer curated the entire issue, and all of the work was specially commissioned for the project with the exception of two photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe. Tisci’s one stipulation to his collaborators: no Givenchy credits. Among the contributions, Karl Lagerfeld photographed Carine Roitfeld, Paolo Canevari envisioned Franca Sozzani as a saint, and Givaudan perfumer Yann Vasnier created a Religion scent. Tisci’s proudest achievements: convincing Helmut Lang to participate—”he’s my god,” says the designer—and working on a project with the performance artist Marina Abramović, whom he calls his mother. “Any religion, it’s like a family,” he said. And he means it. The limited-edition issue is a leather-wrapped 228-page hardbound book complete with a case inspired by a church altarpiece. It will be released in June and retail for $425 at select bookstores worldwide and at Givenchy flagship stores. Continue Reading “Exclusive: Visionaire 60 By Riccardo Tisci” »