36 posts tagged "Roberto Cavalli"
At the somewhat melancholic Jil Sander show Friday, Auguste Tomasuite cried her way down the catwalk. Was it an allergy? A fight with her boyfriend? Or had she just had it with shoes that weren’t really made for human feet? As we sifted through other backstage scenes we found other models in better moods. Isabeli Fontana, behind the scenes at Blumarine, was thinking about food. “As soon as the plane hits the ground at Malpensa all I can think about is pasta, with a good simple tomato sauce,” the model said dreamily, revealing that her favorite Milanese eatery is La Brisa, a restaurant so in love with celebrities that a photomontage of them hangs in the window like a trophy. At Cavalli, Chanel Iman declared that scooping up discounts is her preferred Milanese pastime: “Dmagazine Outlet on Via Montenapoleone is great. I managed to get a gorgeous military-style Balenciaga jacket there knocked down to €500.” (That price might not be available to everyone—Iman did admit to a little haggling.) And at the Dsquared² show we found CSI actor and heartthrob Gary Dourdan, who, he told us, wasn’t in town for a crime scene but to see the shows and to indulge in his hobby, architectural photography.
At last night’s party for Roberto Cavalli‘s new snakeskin MasterCard (hey, if anyone’s going to do it, it’s Roberto), Elizabeth Hurley was on the scene in a white-hot frock from the man himself. The hair is Brigitte Bardot huge, the eyes are Cleopatra smoky, and that décolletage…well, let’s just say she was right not to pile on a necklace. Speaking of skin, Hurley is certainly showing more of it than most fortysomethings, but her safety-pin wearing days are long gone. You could argue her relative sartorial maturation is right on track. What do you think? Is she working it? Or is it too much Liz?
A month ago, Vegas mogul Steve Wynn opened Encore, his new $2.3 billion hotel and casino. Attached to the Wynn, which set a new standard for Vegas luxury when it opened in 2005, Encore is in many ways an attempt to turn it up yet another notch. Its 11 brand-new boutiques include an ultraluxe Chanel and the world’s first stand-alone Rock & Republic. We know: crazy, right? We asked Wynn Resorts fashion director Todd Hanshaw to explain himself. The former retail director for Genny Group and director of stores for Marc Jacobs did so, happily, and in the process told us about recession-proof Nicholas Kirkwoods (in crocodile, no less) and the spending habits of the rich and richer.
It’s Sunday! You’re working?
I’m in Encore right now. The Wynn has its own magazine and today we’re shooting it. We’re talking about fashion as art and we just finished a shot of the Botero statue in the middle of Botero, the restaurant.
Fashion and art. A decade ago, it would have been hard to imagine either in Vegas. How is the fashion scene different now and how does Wynn fit into it?
In our hotels there are people from all over the world. They know what’s going on and they have a very high taste level. I think the biggest problem here for a lot of people is stores talking down to them. There is a lot in the world beyond Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana.
Still, though, you’re not exactly selling clothes you’d find on Madison Avenue.
This is a resort, and this is a vacation. We’re not a place where someone is shopping for the black suit they’re wearing Monday through Friday. We’ve really made our mark in the market for having things that are special. Nobody in Vegas is going to make money selling things people can have anywhere else in the world. Continue Reading “Three Pairs of Manolos Instead of Six: Todd Hanshaw’s Vegas Shopping Stories” »
Roberto Cavalli’s new design for a branded Mastercard features an iridescent snakeskin print in colors that echo the designer’s yacht. So wrong, yet somehow so right.
Can there be Mad Men without Weiner? Creator, executive producer, head writer Matthew Weiner, that is.
Lindsay and Sean are at it again. The twosome was spotted at Nobu in L.A., with SamRo nowhere in sight; if Page Six’s tipster is to be believed (and why not?), Sam and Lindsay are over. Looks like we might have a LoPenn on our hands.
Barack Obama’s inspirational graphic designer—the man behind those Rodchenko-esque Hope posters—has gone from selling possibility to pushing shopping bags. Too bad they’re not handbags so that we could use our “Change Purses You Can Believe In” joke.