99 posts tagged "Riccardo Tisci"
As predicted, Lara Stone tied the knot this weekend in London, to beau David Walliams. (Will they share outfits? Walliams famously played a fairly unconvincing transvestite on Little Britain.) If Walliams’ Emily “I am a lady!” Howard is looking to borrow, there are worse places to start than Lara’s wedding dresses. Riccardo Tisci custom-made both her gown—a gold-trimmed cream column—and the belted, gold-sequined mini (pictured) she wore to the after-party. What do you think of her off-the-aisle look?
Friends in High Places, Part I: Lara Stone (pictured, with fiancé David Walliams) reveals that Riccardo Tisci—who gave the model her first big break in a Givenchy Couture show—will be designing her wedding dress. Commence turning green…now. [Interview]
Friends in High Places, Part II: Those front-row scenesters that seem to have shown up at every NYFW runway, presentation, party, and after-party? WWD has helpfully chronicled their itineraries and ranked them for your envying pleasure. Justin Theroux, Leigh Lezark, that girl from Grey’s Anatomy—they’re all here. Our only quibble: Where’s Jared Leto? [WWD]
One to add to the fashion reading list circa 2011 or so: Antigone in Vogue, University of Nebraska professor Rhonda Garelick’s book on Coco Chanel and European politics, which has just been sold to Random House. And look for the adorable Audrey Tautou film adaptation a few years after that. [Mediabistro via Racked]
The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced that Anna Wintour will be inducted into the Editors Hall of Fame at the 2010 ASME Awards. [WWD]
Dolce & Gabbana and D&G are the latest two labels to bring the runway to you: The Fall 2010 shows for both will be live-streamed to smart phones at live.dolcegabbana.mobi. D&G’s is at 10 a.m. EST on February 25 and Dolce’s at 8 a.m. EST on the 28th—a little rough for a Sunday, but no one said this fashion game was easy.
Once you’ve got the ear of Riccardo Tisci—not to mention the key to his closets at Givenchy couture—you hold on to it as long as you can. That seems to be the strategy of his darling of the moment, Ciara, and we can’t say that we blame her. Last we checked in with the R&B chanteuse, she was charming the pants off of Tisci, literally: She managed to sweet-talk her way to a spangled pair of harem trousers. (Some girls have all the luck.) Over the weekend, she chose Givenchy not once, but twice, wearing a lace-embellished jumpsuit to the Grammy Awards, where she was a nominee for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and a feathered jacket, shorts, and thigh-high boot look for the “Salute to Icons” event the night before, both fresh from the Couture runway. We think she does the label proud. What about you?
Free-associate for a second on the word couture. Craftsmanship, elegance, luxury, red carpet, sure—but do you really think jumpsuit? Anne Valérie Hash and Riccardo Tisci did. We couldn’t help but notice, at fashion’s most glamorous week of the year, the seventies staple was given pride of place: Hash showed several versions of hers, from disco-ball glittery to Irina’s diaphanous printed version to a simpler black, while at Givenchy, Tisci sent out enameled wonders in royal blue and kelly green. Are there more to come? Remains to be seen. As does, of course, the question of whether couture’s haute-est buyers will take the plunge; if so, we should see some gonzo galas in 2010. Event planners, start your scrambling. Is Studio 54 available?
Twice is a coincidence, three times will be a trend. Sachiko Okada and Aaron Sharif accessorized their Blaak presentation with a crown of thorns. (The show was called Exodus, which ups the religious ante a little). Then a couple of Riccardo Tisci’s beefcakes also sported the ultimate emblem of martyrdom in the Givenchy show (above), along with a tee shirt that obtusely declared “Jesus is Lord” and footwear that looked suspiciously like patent leather Jesus sandals (for Fall, no less). His Catholicism is one of Tisci’s biggest influences. His 25 models walked to “Ave Maria.” The black-and-white palette and the precise cut of the clothes had a clerical severity. And the presentation was just about as lugubrious as the real thing.
No one would accuse Rick Owens of religiosity, unless it was some pagan, fallen-angel kind, but he actually talked about angels—prettiness too—when he made the switch from darkness to white light in his last women’s presentation. If his womenswear was silvery, he’s gone for the gold with his new men’s collection (below). An imposing topcoat was shot through with Lurex thread. I spotted a halter in what looked like old gold sequins. Materials—even alligator—were gilded, which added to the impact of clothes that were already extravagant in their scale. Owens still showed the elongated, elevated silhouettes that have made him a major fashion influence, but he was calling this collection “Gleam” to underscore its essence. Lose the “e” and you’re even closer to the core—it was “Glam.” And Owens rammed home the point with the week’s single greatest musical moment, an extraordinary extended version of the glam anthem “Through the Looking Glass,” Mott the Hoople’s ode to imploding narcissism. I saw God. If Adam Lambert were smart, he get on this track right now—and he’d better sing it in Rick’s python boots with the stacked, inverted heel.
As for that thorn trend, there’s still a day left in the Paris menswear schedule.
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