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Proenza Ponders Baubles, More Sarah Burton For Kate Middleton, Karl Seeks Kamera, And More…

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Proenza Schouler’s latest debut: costume jewelry. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez will launch a “seasonless” collection of accessories beginning with their next pre-collection. [WWD]

Sarah Burton made a clean sweep of the Middleton wardrobe this weekend. When Kate Middleton’s McQueen wedding gown came off, another McQueen confection went on: The bride slipped into a white Sarah Burton gown for her royal wedding after-party. [Fashionologie]

You know what they say about New York: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. So after launching and eventually shuttering Bblessing, one of the city’s better-loved menswear boutiques, owners Sean Shuter and Daniel Jackson packed up and opened a new shop about as far away as you can get: South Africa. The Rafael de Cardenas-designed shop, Unknown Union, stocks many of the old Bblessing favorites, including Surface to Air, THECAST, Penfield, and aNYthing. [Hint]

And Karl Lagerfeld loves his old Fuji camera, but it’s out of production. If you’ve got one, the Chanel and Fendi designer begs that you send it his way—he’ll pay! [WSJ]

Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

The Met Gala For 2011: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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Samantha Cameron, or “SamCam” as she is affectionately known in the U.K., is one busy lady. In addition to her duties as wife of the Prime Minister, and mom, she’s also taken on the role of ambassador to the British Fashion Council. It’s in this role that the former head of Smythson and recent appointee to Vanity Fair‘s Best-Dressed List arrived at the Ritz bright and early this morning (despite last night’s party at 10 Downing Street) to introduce the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s director, Thomas P. Campbell, and Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. The Met brass were on hand to lay out further details of the Met 2011 spring gala: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, chaired by Mr. and Mrs. François-Henri Pinault. (That Mrs. is, of course, otherwise known as Salma Hayek-Pinault.) Also in attendance were two of the ball’s co-chairs, Anna Wintour and Stella McCartney; the third, Colin Firth, is attending to awards season duties this week.

Sarah Burton, McQueen’s creative director and his right-hand woman for 14 years, was clearly emotional at the event—and understandably so. Not only was the venue the site of McQueen’s first post-graduate show, but the handful of pieces on display, including his calf-hair horned jacket and a gilded feather jacket (left), reminded everyone why McQueen was such a national treasure. SamCam gave McQueen his due gravity introducing the event: “We are so happy that one of America’s great institutions is supporting one of the U.K.’s most deeply talented designers, Alexander McQueen,” she said from the podium. Bolton, for his part, agreed wholeheartedly; McQueen, he said, was an “easy sell” for the theme, especially given the late designer’s tremendous body of work. Click at left to see more pieces from the show’s catalogue, shot by Sølve Sundsbø. Continue Reading “The Met Gala For 2011: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” »

Tali’s On Top, Theyskens’ Theory Is Online, Daphne Loves Sarah, And More…

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2011 is shaping up to be a good year for catwalker Tali Lennox, the daughter of Eurythmics front woman Annie Lennox and Israeli film producer Uri Fruchtmann. The Telegraph traces her career from the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk way back in Spring ’10 to two Topshop campaigns and her latest coup, the Acne pre-fall lookbook, shot by creative director Jonny Johansson himself. [Telegraph]

Loved Olivier Theyskens’ first collection for Theory? Bully for you: It’s now available online. [Fashionologie]

Daphne Guinness was one of Alexander McQueen’s best friends, but according to British Vogue, she’s happy with the direction his successor, Sarah Burton, is taking the collection. “Sarah’s brilliant,” she told the mag. “She worked with Lee for so long so she knows what to do. She’s not Lee but I think he’d be happy with her doing it.” [Vogue U.K.]

In advance of New York fashion week, the CFDA has released its latest health initiative guidelines. They encourage everyone in the industry to encourage models with eating disorders to seek help, to provide healthy food and water at shows and shoots, and raise awareness about the dangers of smoking. [Racked]

Photo: Courtesy of Theory

Kasia For Miu Miu, Bieber For VF, Burton Won’t “Wipe The Slate Clean,” And More…

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The Spring campaigns are coming fast and furious now, from Valentino to Marc Jacobs to, now, Miu Miu. One of our personal runway faves, Kasia Struss, stars in the Mert & Marcus-lensed ads. [Women]

“The adorable, inescapable face of 2011,” according to Vanity Fair? The glossy’s latest cover boy: Justin Bieber. [Vanity Fair]

Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton sits down with Vogue U.K. to discuss injecting more of herself into the McQueen label. “I’m not going to wipe the slate clean. That would be wiping me away,” she tells the magazine. “There will always be those McQueen elements, but at the same time, you can never stay still and you have to stay true to yourself. That’s what Lee drummed in to me: you have to be able to stand behind your work.” [Vogue U.K.]

And in Miami, hip-hop star Nicki Minaj reportedly celebrated a little too hard on New Year’s Eve—she split her leather dress. The show must go on, though, and it didn’t stop her from performing—she just summoned her stylist to the stage to do a little mid-song suturing while she sang. [Page Six]

Photo: Women Management

Fresh From The Feed

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Paris fashion week drew to a close last week. You can check out all of the shows here, but for the occasion, we’re taking the pulse of the Internet—via the Fashion Feed, of course—to see who presented the buzziest shows of the season.

1. Alexander McQueen (+14 since last week; pictured, above left)
Gone but never forgotten. The namesake of the house of McQueen is no more, but his protégée and successor, Sarah Burton, proved she was more than able to take the reins of the label he founded. “Burton is precisely the kind of quiet powerhouse who has what it takes to grab hold of his legacy and drag it where it needs to go to survive and prosper,” Tim Blanks wrote.

2. Marc Jacobs (+3 since last week; pictured, above center)
At the end of a long week—month, really—Marc Jacobs woke up the tired masses at Louis Vuitton with his campiest outing to date. Endless spangles, giraffe-heeled shoes, zebra-stripe body paint, and a panda-print top? “Jacobs these days does nothing by halves,” Nicole Phelps wrote. “If it was brazen in its decadence, this show was also a hell of a lot of fun.”

3. Karl Lagerfeld (+11 since last week; pictured, above right)
The E word was thrown around about this season’s Chanel show. That’s “epic.” Long, dreamy, and utterly gorgeous, Karl Lagerfeld’s latest outing for the house that Coco built (inspired by Last Year at Marienbad, a film that Coco herself costumed) was a triumphant success. There was an “enthralling urgency” and a “fierce young spirit” in the collection, Tim Blanks wrote—not to mention a nod to old friends: The show marked the return to the catwalk of eighties muse Inès de la Fressange, with whom Lagerfeld has evidently buried the hatchet.

4. Victoria Beckham (+20 since last week)
Mrs. Becks doesn’t even need to show in Paris to keep a top spot on the list: The paps and Internet gossips love her every week of the year, and Paris fashion week is no exception.

5. Stella McCartney (+14 since last week)
When life gives you lemons, make…lemon-printed shifts? Your guess is as good as ours for the explanation behind McCartney’s citrus fixation this season, but suffice it to say, it worked. With Papa McCartney, Liv Tyler, Salma Hayek, and Beth Ditto all front row, McCartney presented a collection that, Nicole Phelps wrote, “played to her strengths” and was “very sexy in her signature breezy way.”

Photos: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com (McQueen and Chanel); Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com (LV)