August 28 2014

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33 posts tagged "Steven Klein"

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


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, 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

Dior’s Blue Mood


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.

Photo: Steven Klein

Klein For Gaga, Menkes For Cardin, Snakes For Natalia, And More…


The Gaga juggernaut rolls on: Word is that the Lady has commissioned Steven Klein to shoot her latest video, “Alejandro,” following the Jonas Akerlund-lensed “Telephone.” [WWD]

Suzy Menkes talks to Pierre Cardin in a new video, where she pays tribute to the designer’s 60 years as a fashion visionary. Looking back at six decades of Cardin, complete with space themes, pagoda shoulders, and piles of gold, we were put in mind of one thing: Fall 2010. Visionary indeed! [The Crane]

Natalia Vodianova is taking to the big screen in the upcoming action flick Clash of the Titans, where she’ll play the Greek monster Medusa. Leave it to the girl to make snake hair look chic—check it out, below. [Modelinia]

Marc by Marc Jacobs has opened its first shop in Milan, where it will house the label’s first combination boutique/café. [WWD]

And in similarly urgent Marc Jacobs news, we now know—thanks to a venturesome audience member at a Q&A yesterday—that the designer prefers briefs to boxers. When he’s not appearing naked, that is. [NY Mag]

Akris Tries A Guinness


Last night at Bergdorf Goodman, Akris’ Albert Kriemler celebrated his 15-year relationship—that’s 30 seasons—with the brand’s ad campaign photographer, Steven Klein. The Swiss designer may be remarkably faithful regarding his favorite shutterbug, but he’s not necessarily a one-woman kind of guy when it’s come to models, except for a few special cases. The first was Stella Tennant, whom Kriemler and Klein worked with for their first three seasons together. “Then she was discovered by Karl [Lagerfeld] and she was gone,” the designer joked. The most recent exception is Daphne Guinness, who was at the cocktail party last night in a dress fresh off the Paris runway. At first the eccentric heiress and clotheshorse with a penchant for punishing footwear seemed like a strange fit for Kriemler’s brand of streamlined minimalism, but something about the Spring ads clicked. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Tennant and Guinness are first cousins? In any case, she’s agreed to star in Akris’ Fall campaign, which Klein is shooting today.

Photo: Neil Rasmus/

Blasblog: The It Crowd


I spend a lot of time in mixed company, but I can safely say that the crowd last night was the most diverse I’ve ever encountered. Everyone was there. To my left was Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis; to my right, China Chow and Amanda Brooks. Six rows down were Daphne Guinness and Steven Klein. In front of me, Rosie Perez; behind, Ice-T and his charming (if rather indiscreetly dressed) wife, Coco. Fashion royalty, hip-hop royalty, and actual royalty? Only the late, great Michael Jackson could bring them all together in one room. Such was the New York premiere of This Is It, the MJ doc that Kenny Ortega, who was to produce the King of Pop’s ill-fated London performances, put together with B-roll from concert rehearsals. (The film was broadcast simultaneously in cities around the world; it will be in theaters for a limited, two-week run, then released on DVD in March.)

The reaction? Von Thurn und Taxis, who had met him during her days of eighties excess—and stayed in touch during her days of nineties domesticity—thought the film portrayed him in a normal, approachable, even endearing light. Ice-T reckoned it reaffirmed his iconic status as a musical genius. Guinness liked his outfits. There were many to be dazzled by, including several Balmain jackets. (My favorite was a pair of skinny orange jeans worn with penny loafers and a shiny silver double-breasted jacket.) But the real takeaway is that Jackson was a consummate showman, dancing, singing, and, yes, dressing the pants off everyone around him. As diverse a crowd as it was, everyone agreed on that.

Photo: tk