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April 16 2014

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Bally-wood With Hilary Rhoda And Caroline Trentini

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Bally’s Fall 2012 ad campaign girls Hilary Rhoda and Caroline Trentini hit the Verbier ski resort in the Swiss Alps for their photoshoot with famed photographer Norman Jean Roy. Here, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the ladies working it on set (along with models Andrew Cooper and Robert Konjic) in the label’s sleek new leather numbers.

Photo: Norman Jean Roy / Bally

Miranda Kerr For Bally Spring ’12

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Miranda Kerr and puppies: Who could resist either of those? Not Bally—the label enlisted the Victoria’s Secret Angel, along with Julia Stegner, Cedric Bihr, Robert Konjic, and a pack of adorable pups, to star in its Spring ’12 ad campaign, shot by Norman Jean Roy. The photos, taken at Gstaad Palace Hotel in Switzerland’s Bernese heartland, tout Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler’s leather shoes, handbags, and ready-to-wear pieces, many of them inspired by the label’s rich archives. Here, a new behind-the-scenes video taken during the shoot.

Photo: Norman Jean Roy

Nicholas Kirkwood Sets Up Shop On Mount Street

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“We felt that the time was right for the brand to open up a shop,” Nicolas Kirkwood said last night. So he did, and to judge by the crowd that flocked to London’s Mount Street for the opening, the world had been eagerly waiting. “We looked at a few places, but not that many because as soon as we saw this space we knew the search was over.” It doesn’t hurt that Mount Street could rightfully claim to be one of the planet’s chicest shopping streets: Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Lanvin, Azzaro, Balenciaga and Stephen Webster all call it home, and Stella McCartney and Matthew Williamson are kitty-corner on Bruton Street. The allure is made even more irresistible by the elegant, red brick, Queen Anne-style buildings; Kirkwood’s store itself is in a grade two listed building, which to the uninitiated, means it’s of historical interest.

The exhaustive laundry-list of attendees, on the other hand, is of contemporary interest: Freida Pinto, Roland Mouret, Katie Grand, models Tali Lennox and Sara Blomqvist, designers Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto, Messrs. Meadham and Kirchhoff, Charlotte Dellal, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and boyfriend Robert Konjic, Nick Knight, Mary Charteris… All were oohing and aahing over the space’s spectacular refit, especially the mismatched wood floors designed by artist Richard Woods, which Kirkwood describes as “block-y, random, odd-shaped”—in a word, “very different.” Displays featured Kirkwood’s Keith Haring collection (made in collaboration with the late artist’s foundation), and a show-stopping pair of thigh-high, Swarovski-crystal-encrusted roller skates. “I don’t know if anyone would wear them,” says Kirkwood, “but we will custom make them if anyone wants them.” Also glittering in crystal: his first collection of jewelry, made in collaboration with Aterlier Swarovski.

Afterwards, many of the crowd decamped to 5 Pollen Street, one of London’s best kept secrets: a restaurant with a Michelin starred chef and walls covered in Gary Hume artwork and wallpaper. There, co-hosts Nadja Swarovski and Kirkwood held a private dinner, with the likes of Dinos and Tiphaine Chapman, Shaun Leane, Mat Colishaw and Francesca Versace. A Pilotto-clad Freida Pinto (left, with Kirkwood) was decked out for the occasion in cherry-red NK sandals from Spring ’11. “I’m working on two projects, Rise of the Apes and Immortals, and in town to do a photo shoot for Interview magazine,” the actress said. But she’d made time for her footwear designer of choice. “I’ve been a fan of Nicholas’ for a long time now, and I especially love the Keith Haring collection, so that’s why I am here!” And comfortable in her five-inch peeptoes? “Yes,” she replied, with no hesitation. “Amazingly so!”

Photo: Courtesy of Nicholas Kirkwood