August 20 2014

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27 posts tagged "Roger Vivier"

Lagerfeld Redesigning The Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo, Gwyneth Paltrow To Play Picasso’s Lover?, Domenico Dolce And Stefano Gabbana Also Score New Film Roles, And More…


Karl Lagerfeld’s latest project: redesigning sections of the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo. WWD reports that “one of the key features of the project will be a fresco-style installation consisting of 15 etched and backlit glass panels depicting Ulysses’ journey,” which the hotel will reveal today. [WWD]

Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly been cast as Pablo Picasso’s lover Dora Maar in 33 Dias. The late artist used Maar as a subject for many of his pieces throughout his career. [Vogue U.K.]

Earlier this week, a slew of “cool ladies” turned out to the Roger Vivier boutique in Milan to fête the photo exhibition celebrating the launch of its new Prismick accessories collection, which the brand showed in Paris earlier this month. The label commissioned portraits of various celebrities and friends, such as Servane Giol and Marta Ferri (who is featured in the latest issue of, for the exhibition. [WWD]

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will make a cameo appearance, alongside Penélope Cruz, in Woody Allen’s next film, To Rome With Love (premiering in Rome on April 13). Though the two have nonspeaking roles this time around, they have acted in films and commercials in the past. [Telegraph]

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

A Step In Time


“I am shoe-obsessed and had to edit down to a style per decade,” says Decades‘ Cameron Silver of his new collaboration with the Canadian brand Modern Vintage. That’s a lot to ask of a guy who curates an unparalleled collection of designer clothing and accessories, dating back to the twenties, for a living. “This was the Sophie’s Choice of shoe designing,” he adds.

He narrowed it down to four decades—the fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties—and used each era’s iconic shoes as a reference point for his four styles ($250 to $300). Silver’s favorite footwear era? “I guess the 1960′s, since there’s so much variety,” he tells in between Oscar fittings. For the Modern Vintage collection, he did an homage to sixties Pucci with his T-strap, peep-toe pump. There’s also a pointed-toe pump with a curved heel (popularized by Roger Vivier) to represent the fifties, a disco-inspired cork platform for the seventies, and a waved wedge for the eighties. Decades for Modern Vintage will be available at on March 1.

Photo: Courtesy of Modern Vintage

The Best Of Cannes: Day 2


It’s hard to top last night’s Lady Gaga beach performance, but the starlets at Cannes today are aiming to try. The film to see is Sleeping Beauty, starring young Emily Browning (who picked Valentino for its evening, in-competition debut).

Our favorite looks from the premiere? First place to Mia Wasikowska, who chose a sinuous, floor-length Roland Mouret gown in red-carpet red. She’s got the youth vote for sure. But she’s also got stiff competition from the 73-year-old Jane Fonda, who went with an unforgiving, inset-paneled gown by Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci—and pulled it off beautifully. Inès de la Fressange, too, proved you don’t have to be a teen to strut your stuff. The Roger Vivier brand ambassador stunned in black Carven—customized for her by designer Guillaume Henry—and a killer pair of Riviera-ready Vivier flats.

Who was your favorite? Sound off below.

Photos: Andreas Rentz / Getty Images (Wasikowska); Valery Hache / AFP / Getty (Fonda); Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images (De la Fressange )

“I Still Buy Stupid Things That Maybe I Won’t Wear. One Would Be A Very, Very Sad Person Not Doing That”


President Obama and Charlie Sheen—both in town for visits of varying diplomatic necessity—were the cause of traffic jams all along Midtown, but on Madison Avenue, Inès de la Fressange was traffic’s raison d’être. The model, Roger Vivier brand ambassador, and newly minted style scribe was at Vivier’s uptown boutique to fête her new book, Parisian Chic, to a packed house of society dames and fashion types including Lynn Yaeger and Joe Zee of Elle, whose magazine co-sponsored the event.

The evening was all about France, but de la Fressange asserted her admiration for the American sartorial sensibility. “I do think the casual thing that’s done in America is fantastic. Loafers…You just have to see the queue at Abercrombie & Fitch. In very casual things American people are so good. But not only casual things!” To wit: “Just today I was in a shop, and suddenly I saw one of these old ladies that you can see on Madison—really very tall, tight pants, flat shoes, gray hair…She was walking a little bit like a cowboy, however, and I thought she was so chic!”

Cowboy casual? A little odd, but de la Fressange defended the virtue of the occasional faux pas. “I still buy stupid things that maybe I won’t wear. I mean, one would be a very, very sad person not doing that. You have to! It’s fun, you know?” And style, she was quick to note—Madison Ave. environs notwithstanding—doesn’t require piles of cash; on the contrary, it’s the great leveler. “Usually it’s not really celebrities and it’s not really wealthy people,” she said of her inspirations. “There’s a justice in style, in fashion. Don’t you think so?”

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“There Are Never Really Fashion Victims In Paris”: Inès De La Fressange On Parisian Chic


Inès de la Fressange’s personal directory of Paris’ best shops, haunts, restaurants, and cafés made her a perennial go-to among recommendation-seeking friends—and, she says with a rueful laugh, journalists. For her own sanity (and that of her assistant), she’s spilling her secrets and making her picks public with the new Parisian Chic (Flammarion, $29.95). Part guidebook, part style bible (and already a best seller in Paris), the book includes the Roger Vivier brand ambassador’s timely recommendations and timeless wardrobe advice. (For the accompanying photos, she passes the modeling torch to her 17-year-old daughter, Nine D’Urso; that’s her, above left, alongside one of her mother’s own illustrations from the book.) De la Fressange (left) will launch the book in the States with a public reception at Saks on April 26; before then, she spoke with about the how’s, where’s, and why’s of style—and her victory over Keith Richards.

What inspired you to write a guidebook to Paris?
To tell you the truth, it’s because I’m lazy. Here at the office, we have lists prepared of addresses because so often journalists, or friends, or friends of friends, they ask me some addresses…they know that all the time I know new shops and little things. My assistant, who is a kind of saint, has plenty of lists—lists for decorations, lists for presents for children, lists for clothes and all that, and we print them and we give them. But we don’t have pictures, usually, of the places—for this guide I did pictures, because usually in the [other] guides things are written and it seems fantastic and you go and are disappointed. Sometimes it’s not what you expected.

There’s also a long section in the front devoted to explaining Parisian chic.
I also have some journalists keeping asking me all [about] the French women. The Parisian girl—why she has more style? Then I answer, but not at all! American women, they take care of their hair much more, they know much more about fashion…And I explain that Italian women also they spend a lot, and South Americans are very elegant. And usually these journalists are very disappointed because it’s not at all what they want. And then with my friend Sophie Gachet, she was a little bit like a shrink; I used to see her in the early morning in the bistro in front of the school of my daughter’s. I used to explain [to] her what I was doing at the office nearly every day and she said we should do a guide and try to think about this Parisian women and what is really different or not.

Not to be one of those prying journalists, but what does distinguish the French girl?
It is true that in France, women put on less things. If they have a necklace, they don’t put on earrings; if they have nail polish, they don’t put on all their rings and all their bracelets. They keep things from a season to another or from a year to another; maybe American people have the feeling they need the brand-new thing more. And maybe Parisian women—and Parisian women, it’s not only French women; I mean it can be someone living in Paris for a long time, most of the time it’s this actually—they have vintage things that they find at the flea markets. When you ask a woman in France [about] a beautiful jacket, she’ll say, oh, but it’s an old one. You don’t ask when she bought it. It’s like she doesn’t want to show that she’s interested by clothes or by fashion. There are never really fashion victims in Paris—which is funny because Paris is supposed to be the city of fashion, you know? Continue Reading ““There Are Never Really Fashion Victims In Paris”: Inès De La Fressange On Parisian Chic” »