29 posts tagged "Sarah Burton"
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]
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.”
WWD sits down with McQueen’s successor, the self-described “shy” Sarah Burton, to hear about life after losing the late designer. It involves, apparently, an enormous amount of work, a great appreciation for McQueen dresses, and a little needlepoint in her spare time. [WWD]
Meanwhile, a much less shy woman, Naomi Campbell (left), celebrates 25 years of modeling with a yacht-side interview (for Interview, natch) with her pal, gallerist Tony Shafrazi. Campbell discusses not only her turbulent recent past, but her early years with Christy, Linda, Cindy, and her fellow supermodels—a title, incidentally, that she doesn’t much care for. Not a bad problem to have, if you ask us. [Interview]
Donna Karan hits the Web with the new DonnaKaran.com and dkny.com, featuring e-commerce, exclusive New York-related content, and a personal journal from Donna herself. [Donna Karan]
The U.S. private equity firm Prodos has made a final bid for Gianfranco Ferré, the historic Italian fashion house; the Italian government is expected to decide on their bid in the next two weeks, which could mean trouble for current designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi. [Fashionologie]
Whoops: TV presenter accidentally announces the wrong winner on Australia’s Next Top Model. Try and smize through that one, girls. [Gawker]
The show goes on. It was announced today that Sarah Burton (pictured)—McQueen’s right-hand woman for 14 years, and since 2000 the head of design for his womenswear—has been appointed creative director of the Alexander McQueen brand. (She also finished the Fall 2010 collection after his death.) “The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy,” Burton said in a statement. So does his corporate backer, Gucci Group. CEO Robert Polet added that the company plans to give Burton and her team “full support…in the coming years.”