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Ask The Experts: Favorites Of Milan Fashion Week


Milan fashion week is over, and the fashion set has moved on to Paris, where the shows resume tomorrow. At last night’s amfAR Milano gala—a sort of closing ceremony to the week—we asked a few key insiders to name their favorite shows and moments of the Milan week. So, everybody: What’d you like?

“Jil Sander for the bold punches of color with a modernist slant, and Dolce & Gabbana for the purity.” —Giovanna Battaglia (above)

“I love how Gucci makes me feel. Frida [Giannini] is a designer who knows a woman’s body well. It’s an honor to wear Gucci during Milan fashion week.” —Chanel Iman

“Roberto Cavalli, because of the whimsical touches he adds to his clothes.” —Cheyenne Jackson

Photo: Tommy Ton

Karl Dreams Of Lions, The Rise Of The Bleisure Suit, And More…


Meet Stéfan Lubrina, the man who makes Karl’s dreams come to life. No, really: Karl dreams of couture shows presided over by giant golden lions; Lubrina builds them (pictured). [IHT]

Here’s the 411: Mary J. Blige is launching eyewear. [WWD]

The World Cup comes to an end this Sunday, and Shakira is on hand to perform the official song, “Waka-Waka,” for its closing ceremony. She’ll be wearing Cavalli for the occasion—a pearl-embroidered tulle top, a silk fringed skirt, and a denim belt. [Vogue U.K.]

The final word on the men’s shows? “Bleisure.” That’s business + leisure, i.e., looks that are polished enough to be office-ready but casual enough to be comfortable—think Cary Grant in the off-hours. Somehow the term “bleisure” has a little less unforced cool than, say, Cary Grant, but we guess it’s better than “professual,” which apparently it edged out. [WSJ]

And the Emmy nominations are out! It’s a good morning if you’re in the cast of Glee, Lost, or happen to be Tina Fey. But we think every morning’s probably a good morning if you happen to be Tina Fey. [Gawker]

Photo: Eric Ryan / Getty Images

Balenciaga For The Boys, Lily For The Screen (Again), And More…


Recession-no-more sign #5,788: Balenciaga will open its first freestanding men’s store in Paris this week. [WWD]

Sure to rile the modelizers: Lily Cole (pictured) may retire from modeling for acting if the right role comes along. So…steady on, then? [Vogue U.K.]

Roberto Cavalli created a new corporate logo to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his label. Amazingly, it includes no animal print at all. [Racked]

T introduces us to Sophie Hicks, former fashion editor (British Vogue), current architect (of 100 Chloé boutiques), occasional Fellini star (in 1986′s Intervista), fellow suit fanatic. [The Moment]

Photo: Davide Gallizio

Fresh From The Feed

-------’s Fashion Feed brings you the best of the news around the Web and on Twitter, and ranks the most-discussed designers, labels, models, and celebrities. In our weekly series, we call out the top five designers of the previous week (with our handy gloss on the hows and whys).

1. Victoria Beckham (pictured; last week: 3)
Sometimes it’s about fashion, and sometimes it’s about family. This week, Mrs. Beckham put in time with latter, taking in Disney’s upfront presentation (starring the Jonas Brothers) with the kids. But it’s not all play and no work: Word broke last week that the designer will also be penning a fashion column for Gwyneth Paltrow’s online GOOP newsletter.

2. Christian Louboutin (last week: 2)
Want real Louboutins? Be prepared to wait for hours, as hopefuls did at last week’s CL sample sale. Want fake Louboutins? Well, M. Louboutin isn’t going to take that one lying down—he launched Stop Fake Louboutin last week, complete with a list of offending retailers and Web sites, the current status of legal actions being taken against them, and a video of thousands of phony shoes being crushed.

3. Alexander McQueen (last week: N/A)
Cate Blanchett’s Cannes-opening McQueen gown—handpicked for her by the designer before his death—was a touching memorial to the late fashion legend.

4. Roberto Cavalli (last week: N/A)
Speaking of the Riviera, Roberto Cavalli is there, too—relaxing on his yacht with J. Lo and Marc Anthony. Stars: They’re just like us?

5. Tom Ford (last week: N/A)
Ford’s new line of lipsticks—excuse us, “lipstick wardrobe”—drew rave reviews.

Photo: Picture Perfect / Rex USA

Blasblog: My Fashion-Week Week Off


The inconvenient truth of fashion weeks this season? Chalk it up to whatever you will, but Mother Nature has not been on the side of style or stilettos. Snow drifts in New York, rain in London, gale-force winds in Milan—it’s enough to make you consider a night in. (Just kidding!) But knowing full well there would be no rest for the weary in Paris, I did the unthinkable—skipped Milan fashion week and headed for the recently opened Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos instead.

On the islands, we weren’t exempt from a little inclement weather, either; when I first landed, it poured in the Turks. (At one point, I thought it was raining sideways.) But on the advice of Alexa Chung, who had a similar experience down in the Caribbean recently, I put myself in the hands of a gregarious, mustached bartender, who plied me with delicious island drinks I had the good sense not to ask what was in. But ultimately the sun came out, the beach beckoned my name, and I spent beach days relaxing and, of course, checking out the collections here on From the comfort of my little island retreat I fell in love with Peter Dundas at Pucci, thought peekaboo knitwear at Missoni was genius, and adored the casting at Prada (Victoria’s Secret models in Italian high fashion? OK!). Blame it on my environment, I was even feeling the pirate-hooker-damsel-in-distress vibe at Cavalli. And now, rested and refreshed, I’m trading paradise for Paris, where I’m heading tomorrow, straight off the plane and to Balmain, ladies and gentlemen. I just hope my fellow editors recognize me with this tan and an accessory that may be foreign to those who have ridden the fashion train straight from New York through to Paris—a smile.