July 10 2014

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5 posts tagged "Rodolfo Paglialunga"

Rodolfo Paglialunga Takes the Reins at Jil Sander


Rodolfo At long last, Jil Sander has a new creative director. Following Sander’s 2012 return to her label and her abrupt departure last October, the house has tapped Italian designer Rodolfo Paglialunga to take the reins. “I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to take on this role,” said Paglialunga, who worked for Prada for more than ten years before embarking on a two-year stint as the creative director of Vionnet. “I have boundless admiration for the brand, as I strongly believe in its pure vision and values. My aim is to carry forward the fusion between sophistication, luxury, and innovation and bring the house to the next level,” he added. Jil Sander Group’s CEO, Alessandro Cremonesi, offered, “We are very confident about this decision. We have identified the right talent that with coordinated assets in terms of personality and design skill will be able to raise our creative excellence to achieve new fashion marks.” No doubt, all eyes will be on Paglialunga when he debuts his first Jil Sander outing for the Spring ’15 season.

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From Vionnet, A Postcard From New York


In June, the French label Vionnet made its debut presentation in New York for Resort 2012. At a Chelsea loft overlooking the Hudson River, Rodolfo Paglialunga showed off his evolving collection (his ninth for the label) of languidly draped dresses in bold, graphic prints. New for Cruise were charming embellished knits. Here, in this Matteo Minasi-made video debuting exclusively on, we get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what went into the making of the presentation, from the casting of models like Caroline West by Andrew Weir, to the makeup artistry of Brigitte Reiss-Andersen.

Giuseppe Zanotti On His New Footwear For Vionnet


In addition to his own collection, Giuseppe Zanotti, at one time or another, has been responsible for shoes bearing the Balmain, Proenza Schouler, and Thakoon labels. Still, ask any stiletto lover and she’ll tell you that she doesn’t have enough of him in her life. Zanotti has recently signed on at Vionnet to collaborate with designer Rodolfo Paglialunga on a line for the storied brand. Here’s why we’re excited: On the phone today, he told us that he’s focused on fit, fine materials, and, most importantly, proportion. There aren’t any “crazy fabrics” or platforms in the 20 or so models he’s designed for Resort. Instead, he’s put the emphasis on leather and (echoing Paglialunga’s evening-focused lineup) silk. Our favorite is this black and marigold sandal sling-back, but there are ballerina flats and the now de rigueur kitten heels in the mix, too. Look for them at Saks and other Vionnet retail outlets come late Fall.

Photo: Courtesy of Vionnet

Yea, Nay, or Eh: The Drape Donners


Last night was a pretty shining moment for newish Vionnet designer Rodolfo Paglialunga. Hilary Swank wore a jade green gown from Resort 2010 to the New York premiere of Amelia, and adorable girl-of-the-moment Carey Mulligan wore a Bordeaux dress from the same collection to the London premiere of her Oscar buzz-worthy film An Education. Though we’re not sure about the nude pump, we prefer Mulligan’s shorter take on the classic Grecian draping—and the quirky addition of a gold floral brooch. But that’s a minor quibble. Both are pretty bullet-proof red-carpet moments. With awards season imminently looming, we could be seeing more Vionnet credits on all kinds of actresses. What do you think of Carey and Hilary’s Grecian formula?

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It’s All About The Comeback: Vionnet, Seinfeld, Cute Butts, And More


Italian fashion scion Matteo Marzotto announced his purchase of Vionnet yesterday, the storied French house that Sophia Kokosalaki briefly rejuvenated in 2006. Up next: Rodolfo Paglialunga (he’s got Prada on his CV) will design the label’s first collection, which will hit the catwalks in June.

Seinfeld is coming back to prime time. His don’t-call-it-a-reality-show will feature couples with marital problems who will be laughed at by Jerry and his famous cameo-appearance-making friends. At least that’s how we understand it. [Variety]

Just Cavalli…is back! That was fast. The man himself will be on hand at an exclusive presentation today to discuss (cue ominous music) the fate of the label. [Fashion Week Daily]

Good news, ladies: Men’s butts are back. Not that they ever went anywhere, but now we might actually get to check them out. [NYT]

Lindsay Lohan may be getting her 37th second chance. Her savior this time comes in the form of Warren Beatty, who wants to work with Lohan but only if she’ll live with him and Annette during filming. Sounds like summer camp. And rehab. [Fox News]

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