27 posts tagged "Roger Vivier"
Couture allows ready-to-wear designers to go for broke with the most fabulous fabrications money can buy. But it’s not restricted to the runway. Last season, Roger Vivier debuted the limited-edition Rendez-Vous collection inspired by the no-holds-barred spirit of couture, creating luxe updates on several of the house’s classic styles. Rendez-Vous returns for Fall 2011 with a new collection Vivier creative director Bruno Frisoni unveiled in Paris last week.
The look may be couture-rarified, but the spirit is rock ‘n’ roll. “Rock!” Frisoni told Style.com about his inspiration for the new collection. “Think Keith Richards, with an intellectual twist and a thirties feel. I took Roger Vivier’s iconic pieces and reworked certain proportions and heels, adding the precious craftsmanship of Parisian artisans.” Ergo, a Punk clutch gets bedecked with feathers or and the Miss Viv snaked with twisting rope details (top). The classic Virgule (or Comma) Vivier heel gets tweaked to become the Vertigo, creating an architectural buttress so that, in Frisoni’s words, “functionality becomes a jewel and rock energy is added” (above). Sounds as though M. Frisoni is rocking to the same punky beat that’s inspired Jean Paul Gaultier this season. Crank it up!
Amid the usual sea of award-show black, two actresses stood out at the British Independent Film Awards last night: Carey Mulligan (left, in Prabal Gurung, with a Roger Vivier clutch) and Rosamund Pike (right, in Vionnet and Charlotte Olympia heels). The jolt of primary colors livened up what might otherwise have been a duller fête, and made the continuing case for flashing brights. Over on this side of the Atlantic, designers have been making it, too. At Michael Kors’ pre-fall appointments last week, Kors showed a collection of wearable separates in an electric palette of fire-engine red and Yves Klein blue, offset with black and white (center). What do you think? Who wore it best at the BIFAs? And will you be bold with strong color this season?
Amid the price-is-no-object splendor of Couture, Roger Vivier is introducing a (gasp) bridge collection. The Rendez-Vous line will bring some of the craftsmanship of the former couture items to an accessories range debuting in January. [WWD]
“Alexander’s Issie,” the coral-colored floribunda rose Alexander McQueen selected for dedication to his late mentor, Isabella Blow, was unveiled at England’s Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. [Telegraph via Fashionista]
Speaking of roses, sad news for another one—model Catherine McNeil (pictured) and her girlfriend, Ruby Rose, have reportedly called off their engagement. Gossips are speculating that Cat is back with fellow catwalker Freja Beha Erichsen. [Fashionologie]
From the department of no-duh: “I dress to get people to stare.” —Lady Gaga, who performed her first of three sold-out nights at NYC’s Madison Square Garden last night. [Hint Mag]
Olivier Theyskens Wants To Design For His Friends, Lindsay Wants Karl To Design For Her Ankle, And More…-------
Batman comics aren’t usually stocked alongside fashion mags, but that doesn’t mean they’re not pretty stylish all the same. (Catwoman totally beat nineties Gucci to sex and skintight leather, after all.) And on Monday at Colette, Sarah Lerfel and crew roll out a collection of pieces inspired by Batman, Catwoman, and their DC Comics stablemates for the publisher’s 75th anniversary. Karl Lagerfeld, Roger Vivier, and Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver—who contributed the supremely awesome “Dog Batman” tee (pictured)—are among the designers participating. [WWD]
Olivier Theyskens was in London last night to fête his book The Other Side of the Picture, and had a few choice words about his upcoming Theory collaboration. As he told Susie Bubble, “As a designer, I’m not a guy that can be put in a niche. I’m a guy who can also put his mind to something more global and accessible. Also, I’ve always been hoping that my friends can buy what I design.” [Style Bubble]
Vice founder Gavin McInnes takes GQ through a few choice catastrophes of hipster-dude style. Those with sensitivities to man-clogs, spandex, and cloaks should not read on. [GQ]
And Lindsay Lohan took to Twitter yesterday to ask Chanel to dress up her court-ordered alcohol-monitoring anklet. Stay klassy, Lohan. [Styleite]
The rumor mill’s been churning all morning, and Cate Blanchett didn’t disappoint: As expected, the Robin Hood star wore an Alexander McQueen gown from Pre-Fall 2010 to the premiere of her film (left), which opened the Cannes Film Festival today. (The late designer apparently selected it for her himself.) But Blanchett is stylish onscreen as well as off. She even had a hand in designing her costume—Blanchett herself suggested Roger Vivier artistic director Bruno Frisoni to create the high boots she wears as Maid Marian in the film. Frisoni designed them with the actress and Robin Hood‘s costume designer, Academy Award-winner Janty Yates. The designer got into the equestrian spirit—”sexy: seduction on a horse!” he wrote of his vision—but precious they’re not. (Frisoni’s sketches for the footwear are below.) “I was slightly freaked out by the amount of mud I had to wade through, as I didn’t want to get these gorgeous boots dirty,” Blanchett said. “I hope my girly anxiety added an edge to my performance.”