26 posts tagged "Sarah Burton"
Tonight in London, the British Fashion Council hosted its annual British Fashion Awards, with Kate Moss, Samantha Cameron, Colin Firth, and Marc Jacobs all on hand. Check back tomorrow for our complete coverage of the party scene. In the meantime, this year’s winners are below. A new category, the New Establishment, was created this year to recognize, in the words of the BFC, “a particular movement in British fashion that is taking the industry by storm”; Christopher Kane received the inaugural award. And for the second year running, the British Style Award, voted on by the public, went to Alexa Chung.
Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Menswear Designer of the Year: Kim Jones
Accessory Designer of the Year: Charlotte Dellal for Charlotte Olympia
Designer Brand of the Year: Victoria Beckham
Model of the Year: Stella Tennant
Emerging Talent—Womenswear: Mary Katrantzou
Emerging Talent—Menswear: Christopher Raeburn
Emerging Talent—Accessories: Tabitha Simmons
New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury, Gainsbury and Whiting
Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award: Sir Paul Smith
British Style Award: Alexa Chung
“What symbolizes your past 20 years in fashion?” The founders of Dazed & Confused asked themselves that question a lot in the past year as they prepared for the magazine’s slew of 20th anniversary celebrations, which included blow-out bashes, a commemorative book and exhibition, and 20 different cover shots by the mag’s co-founder Rankin. Now, Dazed & Confused has asked 34 of its longtime friends and collaborators, like Alber Elbaz, Vivenne Westwood, Sarah Burton, and Maison Martin Margiela, to consider the same question. The group’s answers make up a time capsule of sorts—although the items included in this one won’t be saved, but sold at an online auction to benefit Oxfam.
The haul includes everything from classic Gazelle trainers (Kate Moss) to a black obsidian cube (Gareth Pugh) to a white collar and black tie (from Karl Lagerfeld). Staffers and contributors like Tabitha Simmons, Karen Langley, and Gary Card donated memorabilia from early shoots and reminders of times gone by, while Donatella Versace looked even farther back—to the dawn of human civilization, really—with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted lighter. “The ability to make fire has always been a sign of human ingenuity,” she said. “This lighter is a portable fire-maker.” Christopher Kane, instead, chose to look to the future with his choice. “The Aqua Liquid bags from my A/W 11 collection are receiving a lot of attention—it will be interesting to see where they sit in 50 years’ time.”
Dazed & Confused‘s Time Capsule auction runs November 20 through 27 on eBay.
Not sure what to wear on the first date? Never fear, Diane is here. DVF is hosting styling events for Match.com members in Miami, Dallas, and New York and suggesting perfect date outfits. [Racked]
Here’s an unexpected source of inspiration for Alexander McQueen: Friends. Sarah Burton recently revealed in an interview, “I remember him saying to me, ‘I watched Friends last night, did you see the shirt that Joey was wearing?’ But then, he would get a van Eyck book out.” [Huff Po]
At 3 x 4 feet, the Visionaire 61 Larger Than Life issue featuring Lady Gaga has set a Quinines World Record for the largest magazine ever produced. It might beat the Quinines, but it’s not Guinness level just yet (that award goes to the Norwegian travel magazine ZINE Travel, which is a whopping 8′ 10″ tall). [NicolaFormichetti.com]
Christopher Kane’s new J Brand collection of neon-bright jeans is finally out. The designer first collaborated with the brand a year ago as part of the 5 x 5 project. [Vogue U.K.]
Madonna’s black bustier from her 1987 Who’s That Girl? tour racked up $72, 000 in a 517-piece auction in Macau over the weekend. In total, her pieces brought in $100,000, in addition to pieces from Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Presley that were also part of the auction. [Huffington Post]
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo costume designer Trish Summerville is bringing Lisbeth Salander’s look to the masses, courtesy of H&M. The 30-piece collection of “battered jeans, cropped leather jackets, and hoodies” will debut exclusively at Colette in Paris next month before hitting 180 H&M stores worldwide on December 14. [Telegraph]
Le Bon Marché founder Aristide Boucicaut has been credited with inventing the modern department store. In celebration of the retailer’s 160th anniversary (next year), a documentary on Boucicaut is due to air October 29. [WWD]
In Dustin Lynn’s behind-the-scenes film, Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton meets with Cathy Horyn to discuss her Spring 2012 collection. Watch the video on Nowness.com. [Nowness]
Backstage With Anna Bauer, The Crillon Debs Of 2011, British Fashion Award Nominees Announced, And More…
In his foreword for photographer Anna Bauer’s new book Backstage, Style.com’s Tim Blanks calls the work “a benchmark for the present, and a reference point for the future.” For the book, Bauer caught intimate moments with some of fashion’s most influential people, including Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, in between shows on Polaroid film. [Nowness]
Tallulah Willis (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) and Sarah-Margaret Qualley (daughter of Andie MacDowell) are among this year’s crop of young ladies who will make their social debut at the Crillon Hotel’s Bal de Debutante in November. Young royals are also in the mix, including Charlotte de Bourbon Parme of France and Indian Princess Shaiyra Devi of Kapurthala. [WWD]
Yesterday, the British Fashion Council announced the short list of British Fashion Award nominees for 2011. Designers Christopher Kane, Sarah Burton, and Erdem Moralioglu are all in the running for the Designer of the Year award. [Vogue U.K.]
Madonna presented the inaugural Gucci for Women Award to actress Jessica Chastain in Venice on Saturday. On her choice of Madonna as the presenter, Frida Giannini said, “Who is more iconic than Madonna? Nobody.” [WWD]