17 posts tagged "SHOWstudio"
Daphne Guinness, dead again? The heiress-gone-style-icon recently laid herself on the slab to debut her collaboration with London jeweler Shaun Leane, and now she’s at it again. In The Death of Jean Seberg, a new fashion film that debuted on Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio, Guinness plays the titular gamine, who made history as the heroine of Godard’s Breathless (and helped to inspire a generation of pixie cuts) before meeting an untimely end under mysterious circumstances in 1979. The film, by director Joseph Lally, doesn’t claim to be historical or even accurate (“Film should not give satisfaction,” a title card reads), but the hour-long fantasy is no less interesting for that. The complete film is on view now at SHOWstudio.com. And speaking of Godard, the reclusive French director, who received (but didn’t show up to collect) an honorary Oscar this year, is in the news again, too: He’s got an interesting solution to the Greek economic crisis, if you’re interested.
Is Naomi Campbell set to help Kate Moss down the aisle? In a new interview (with, admittedly, one of the U.K.’s most incorrigible tabloids), the supe won’t say she’s Kate’s bridesmaid—but she won’t say she’s not, either. Developing! [Vogue U.K.]
And speaking of weddings, model Lily Aldridge and Kings of Leon rocker Caleb Followill tied the knot last week. In case you missed it on Friday, here’s Lily’s custom Vera Wang gown. [@Styledotcom]
Jane Pratt—the eponymous Jane behind Jane and the founder of the much-beloved Sassy magazine—is back with a new Web site: xoJane.com. What’s in: Pepto-Bismol facials, nude bodysuits try-outs, and her usual blend of grabby headlines and measured snark. What’s out: Internet phenom Tavi, who was reportedly involved at an earlier stage in the site’s development. [xoJane.com]
The latest of SHOWstudio’s fashion films is now online. Ruth Hogben—the longtime SHOWstudio collaborator who’s made memorable films for the likes of Gareth Pugh—takes on Giles Deacon’s Fall ’11 Feral Lace collection for the house of Ungaro, with an assist from Katie Grand. [SHOWstudio]
Apparently, when Oprah calls, “no” is not an option. In the final days of her closing season, Winfrey will interview Ralph Lauren—despite the fact that he hasn’t given a TV interview in 20 years. [WWD]
Nick Knight’s short film for Alexander McQueen, To Lee, With Love, Nick (left) screened at last night’s British Fashion Awards in London. Now you can see the whole trippily beautiful thing on Knight’s SHOWstudio.com. It’s well worth a watch. [SHOWstudio]
Speaking of fashion film, Phillip Lim is getting into the game, too. The designer is partnering with Lane Crawford and four up-and-coming women artists—Rain Li, Victoria Tang, Elle Muliarchyk, and Yi Zhou—to create films to celebrate the pioneering store’s 160th anniversary. [Dazed Digital]
Want to be in a Yves Saint Laurent commercial? You may soon have your chance. One hundred and thirty tall, elegant “beautiful people” are needed as extras for what’s said to be a YSL fragrance ad. Castingdujour.com has the details. [WWD]
This holiday season, beware the faux Ugg. The Australian fleece booties are apparently the No. 1 most counterfeited product for the holidays, followed by Coach bags, Tiffany jewelry, and, farther down the list, North Face jackets. [Consumerist via Racked]
At tomorrow’s British Fashion Awards, Alexander McQueen will be presented with a posthumous award for Outstanding Achievement. The late designer is due for a retrospective at the Met’s Costume Institute next year, but before his key pieces are spirited away for the museum and, later the archive, they’ve been placed into the capable hands of SHOWstudio’s Nick Knight. The godfather of fashion film has created a short, scored by Björk (who also sang at McQueen’s London memorial), featuring McQueen’s work, which will screen at tomorrow’s awards ceremony as well as on SHOWstudio.com. “It is being styled by Edward Enninful and will feature black models only,” Knight told Style.com. “We felt it was important to have the clothes featured one last time on flesh and blood before the museum takes them away.” Of course, this was a work project that came with a lot of memories: “I worked a lot with McQueen, so, yes, it is an emotional experience. But I hope this film will play proper homage to his career, and the absolute genius he was.”
There’s been an explosion of florals and flower prints on the runways, and you can trust that if a trend is in the offing, Nick Knight will not be far behind. Case in point: The latest exhibition at SHOWStudio’s Mayfair gallery, Florist, which opens tomorrow. The Web site-cum-gallery project is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and Knight decided a few bouquets would be a fitting anniversary gift. “Of course there is no better birthday gift than flowers,” he told Style.com. “When you think about it, so many fashion photographers were quite taken by flowers—Irving Penn, Robert Mapplethorpe and Baron Adolph de Meyer all trained their lenses on blossoms as a bit of a hobby. I’m not going to say that it is cleansing or anything, but….”
Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto, Lady Amanda Harlech, Guy Bourdin, and Sølve Sundsbø (whose work is pictured) are a few of the celebrants to craft a floral gift—in any shape—to contribute. (Those shapes have taken the form of photos, dresses, head pieces and one-off objets d’art.) During the week, designers like Mary Katrantzou and Stephen Jones will also create pieces live, to be broadcast in real time from the Bruton Street studios. Knight has also snared the likes of John Galliano, Gareth Pugh, Hussein Chalayan, and Kate Moss to create their own interpretation of flowers, all to come during the winter-long exhibit.
No doubt a decade in the business is a thing worth celebrating—we’ve just finished doing the same ourselves, in fact. And Knight’s highlight of the past ten years? “Definitely, the SHOWstudio’s work in fashion films, which is still rather uncharted territory,” he said. “It’s an amazing knowing that every day there is something to create, something waiting to be invented. It’s a feeling that makes me want to jump out of bed every morning.”