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April 17 2014

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2 posts tagged "Sir Hardy Amies"

In Honor Of The Diamond Jubilee, We Pick Fashion’s Most Royal Frocks

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What Queen Elizabeth II will wear to her Diamond Jubilee remains TBD. All we can say for sure is it’ll likely be made by a Brit—she stuck with Sir Hardy Amies for the first half century of her 60-year reign. But if she decides to break with tradition, there were plenty of regal pieces on the recent runways. The key lime skirtsuit from Oscar de la Renta‘s Resort show has “Her Royal Highness” written all over it. And to accompany the two-piecer, we suggest Valentino‘s dainty ankle-strap pumps with the very doable low heels. QEII has no shortage of crowns, so perhaps Dolce & Gabbana’s floral headpiece is best for her granddaughter Kate.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of more royal runway looks.

Photo: Filippo Fior / GoRunway.com

Lacroix Lovers Remember The Eighties, Prada Hits The Beach, And More…

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Hermès and luxury yacht-maker (is there any other kind?) Wally have dissolved their partnership, so no more Hermès yachts. To the two people on earth this actually affects, our condolences. [WWD]

Items from Christian Lacroix’s last collection for Jean Patou (Spring 1987) went on the auction block in Paris and raised a total of about $226,000, including more than $1,000 for a “slave bracelet.” [WWD]

Fresh off of Alice, Tim Burton is already planning on remaking another Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty. His top choice for Maleficient, the poisonous witch: Angelina Jolie. Don’t read anything into that. [Racked]

Prada’s latest sunglasses campaign goes live on the label’s Web site tomorrow, featuring beachy images shot by Steven Klein, music by Frederic Sanchez, and Prada girl-of-the-moment Rasa Zukauskaite (pictured in Prada’s shades). If you can’t make it to Biarritz, you can at least make it to Prada.com, right? [Fashionista]

And Sir Hardy Amies, the British tailor whose name is all but synonymous with bespoke suiting, is making a triumphant return to…bespoke suiting. The homecoming follows his company’s financial collapse in 2008. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Don Ashby & Olivier Classe