April 20 2014

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31 posts tagged "Sonia Rykiel"

Honor Roll


The acclaimed architect Peter Marino, who has designed flagships around the globe for luxury brands including Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, has reportedly been named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Cultural Ministry of France. He is set to be inducted into the order in November, joining the likes of fashion notables Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel (daughter to Sonia Rykiel) as a knight. Speaking of Rykiel, while the rest of the fashion set took in some of the final rounds of shows in Paris yesterday, the designer was awarded one of France’s highest civilian honors (the Insignes de Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres) and the Grande Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris at the town hall from Mayor Bertrand Delanoë and Pierre Bergé. During the ceremony, Bergé said to Rykiel, “You are among the rare [people] to understand that fashion was not made to satisfy the fantasy of designers, but to speak to women. And not to speak to idle women, only rich women, but active women, everyday women.”

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Going Once, Going Twice


Like most designers, Erin Fetherston is currently focusing her energy on Resort, all while prepping for the upcoming round of Spring shows. But that hasn’t stopped her from planning a special charity auction to celebrate the launch of her revamped Web site, which features behind-the-scenes photos and inspiration boards from past collections. “I was recently going through my vintage collection and it seemed like there was such a great opportunity to give the pieces I love another life,” Fetherston told Starting at noon today, fans of the designer can start bidding on 12 vintage pieces straight from Fetherston’s closet, including a Lanvin maxi skirt, a sheer floral Sonia Rykiel number, and a mint green Chanel gown. Also on sale is an embellished light blue Pearl Ingham minidress from the sixties (pictured) that the designer wore to the Whitney Art Party last year. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Charity Water. The auction ends June 12 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.



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Europe’s Priciest Shopping Block, Gaga’s Latest Dissertation, Valentino On Broadway, And More…


The Avenue des Champs-Élysées has been crowned as Europe’s most expensive retail location. Previously, London’s New Bond Street held the top spot, but New York’s Fifth Avenue remains number one on the global meter. [WWD]

Lady Gaga has released her latest column for V. The subject? “Extreme critic fundamentalism.” [V]

Valentino, the musical? Perhaps. The Italian designer says he is looking at the possibility of bringing his story to Broadway. To clarify, the designer himself won’t be center stage singing and dancing. Too bad! [Huffington Post]

Former Sonia Rykiel creative director Gabrielle Greiss will debut her womenswear line at Paris Fashion Week. Her collection, co-designed with Annette Hultzsch, will be available to see by appointment for editors and buyers. [WWD]

Photo: Elisabetta A. Villa / WireImage

I Can See Clearly Now


Our sharp-shooting man on the street, Tommy Ton, has just sent his dispatch from Milan men’s fashion week. (If you haven’t seen them already, what are you waiting for? Head here now.) Glimpsing this transparent Prada clutch on the arm of one of menswear’s stylish dames, we were reminded how good see-through can look. If you’re feeling the transparent look, here are a few other glassy options to browse. Fendi’s boxy Spring clutch (below) and Sonia Rykiel’s jewel-embellished Spring satchel (middle) are available now; Chanel’s icy Fall bag (bottom) hits stores soon. Continue Reading “I Can See Clearly Now” »

The Must-Watch Show For Runway Fanatics Is…So You Think You Can Dance?!


It’s a week before Fox unveils the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance, and the show’s hostess is on the phone with a confession. “The first dress I bought where I thought I had gone completely mad was an Alexander McQueen,” Cat Deeley tells “It was the most beautiful dress I had ever seen, like I had gone up to my grandmother’s attic and opened a trunk and pulled out this treasure of millions of layers of white tulle. It looked like a fairy-tale rock princess’s dress. I spent a fortune on it. But it’s so over the top that I’ve never, you know, actually worn it.”

Huh? This from the hostess of a weekly Fox dance-off?

But Deeley’s enviable wardrobe is reason enough for fashion-minded viewers to tune in, however they feel about splits and pliés. She’s quietly brought Balenciaga, Christian Dior, YSL, and Givenchy to prime time. “I like to have fun with what I wear on the show,” Deeley says. “People either love it or hate it, but they always have strong opinions about it. And, for me, that’s what fashion should be about.”

Even with more designers—especially countrymen like Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Alice Temperley, and Giles Deacon—making their collections available to her, Deeley says she still picks up many of her ensembles at vintage stores on the road during auditions. (She’s also got a strong feeling for French designers like Roland Mouret, Isabel Marant, and Lanvin.) So, what’s on deck for next Thursday? “I never know what I am going to actually wear until the morning of the show,” she explains. “I go into the studio and see how I’m feeling—ballsy or not? Then I pick the outfit and turn to my makeup team with detailed scenarios—like, think Talitha Getty in Morocco or Jerry Hall meeting Andy Warhol. That’s how we do it. I’ve definitely put some crazy things together in my time.” So why not wear the McQueen dress after all? “It’s so over the top that everyone would literally turn around and say I’ve gone clinically insane,” she laughs. “Maybe instead I will just get it framed.” Continue Reading “The Must-Watch Show For Runway Fanatics Is…So You Think You Can Dance?!” »