26 posts tagged "Steven Klein"
Mugler Pursues Pugh, Alexander Wang Buys (And Not On The Lower East Side), Steven Klein Talks “Alejandro,” And More…
Is this the new face of Thierry Mugler? Rumors are swirling that Gareth Pugh (pictured) will be tapped to head the French label, though no official announcement has been made yet. [WWD]
Alexander Wang bought a new, $2 million Tribeca apartment with a history of fashionable tenants: Its previous owner was Holly Brubach, a former style editor at The New York Times. [NYO via Racked]
Steven Klein says he agreed to direct Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” video because her show “felt like performance art in the nineties. And I had not seen anything like that in a while.” Good to know. Also of note: The scene where she eats rosary beads represents “the desire to take in the holy.” Amen! [Fashionologie]
And meet the newest winners of England’s NEWGEN sponsorship: David Koma, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou, Louise Gray, and Joanna Sykes. [Vogue U.K.]
End of an era, sign #1,359,007: Maria Luisa Poumaillou is set to shut her eponymous Paris boutique on the rue Rouget to focus on her fashion editor position at Printemps department store and the new e-commerce boutique she’ll launch on thecorner.com. [WWD]
Gaga stylist Nicola Formichetti painstakingly details the fashion credits for the new, Steven Klein-shot video for “Alejandro.” Now you know just who to call to order your custom, goggled headpiece. [Nicola Formichetti via Racked]
Did London stop calling? English designer Jenny Packham, known for her glamorous gowns, has announced she’ll show in New York for the upcoming season. [Vogue U.K.]
And please meet five of the best-looking bloggers in the business: male models Cesar Casier, Sen Mitsuji, Lyle Lodwick, Noma Han, and Frey Mudd. [Refinery29]
I’ve been all over the place these last few weeks—from California to Cannes to Canada—so when I got back to New York, jet-lagged and exhausted, I was looking forward to an evening off. Then comes the text message from Daphne Guinness about this must-see, amazing documentary that’ll play one time only in New York and disappear. So much for my night in. But when Daphne calls something “a jewel of filmmaking,” I’m inclined to believe her—the lady knows jewels better than anyone I know. This one was a making-of doc about Alain Resnais’ 1961 art-house classic Last Year in Marienbad, which screened last night at NYU’s Cantor Film Center. (Talk about surreal—entering the venue where I took Psych 101 freshman year and my Spanish finals not long after with a dressed-to-the-nines Daphne Guinness. When worlds collide!)
Resnais’ film is about a couple, who may or may not be lovers, basically wandering around a breathtaking château. (The flick’s renowned for ambience more than plot.) It stars Delphine Seyrig (who bears a striking resemblance to Guinness in her Steven Klein-shot Akris campaign) and Giorgio Albertazzi, and fabulous costumes by Coco Chanel. But the making-of was a treasure all its own. It had been lost for 50 years: It was shot by actress Françoise Spira, who had a bit part in the film and took her own life a few years afterward. The legend of Spira’s remarkable backstage pass had grown for decades, until, two years ago, her six reels were found in a basement in France. The French intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy got his hands on it and restored it with Olivier Corpet of France’s IMEC Archive.
Volker Schlöndorff, an Academy Award-winning German filmmaker who was a second assistant director on the Resnais original, provided the narration and introduced the documentary last night. (He produced a napkin that Seyrig had kissed during filming). Lévy co-hosted the screening and reception afterward with Diane von Furstenberg, who told me that Lévy is one of the few people in her life that she says yes to before he even says what he wants. But Last Year in Marienbad alone would’ve been enough for her. “I can remember seeing the movie when it came out,” she said, “and to this day when I get dressed in a hotel room, this is what I think of in my mind.”
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.]
Dior just unveiled its latest Lady Dior campaign with Marion Cotillard, “Lady Blue,” which finds the actress (and her covetable bag, of course) in Shanghai, where John Galliano will unveil his cruise collection on May 15. Steven Klein lensed the campaign and David Lynch shot an accompanying video, which features Cotillard reciting a poem he wrote inspired the city’s Oriental Pearl Tower. Of course.