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April 20 2014

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41 posts tagged "Swarovski"

Tod’s Touches Up A Classic, Jimmy Takes On Johns, Prada Presents The Turner Prize, And More…

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Tod’s driving mocs—at 30 or so—are tried-and-true fashion classics, but Tod’s Group chairman Diego Della Valle is lending his support (and around $25 million) to an even more time-honored favorite: The Roman Colosseum. The brand will fully fund the landmark’s entire renovation. [Elle via Refinery29]

And speaking of accessories, Serena Williams wasn’t happy with the state of hers, recently. Having cut her foot on broken glass and been consigned to a cast for the duration of Art Basel, Williams made the best of things, by bedazzling it with Swarovski crystals. [Page Six]

And in slightly less shiny footwear news: Jimmy Choo has announced that it will re-enter the men’s footwear market. The brand had previously produced a men’s collection, but discontinued it in 2002; the men’s offerings from its recent H&M collaboration convinced CEO Joshua Schulman to give men’s footwear another try. [L.A. Times via Racked]

Miuccia Prada (above), who’s a longtime patron of the arts, was in London last night to present Susan Philipsz with the latest Turner Prize. The award comes with [Pounds]25,000. No word on whether Prada’s throwing in a few pairs of shoes, too. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Monica Feudi / GoRunway.com

The L.B.D. Crew

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If you had any doubts about the power of a little black dress, Halle Berry is here to remind you. “A black dress always makes a girl look slimmer,” the actress (in a tiny black minidress) told us at Swarovski Elements’ 22 Ways to Say Black charity auction at Phillips de Pury last night. Julianna Margulies touted the L.B.D.’s evergreen versatility. “You find the perfect little black cocktail dress; then you just have to switch the shoes and accessories,” The Good Wife star advised. If the stars wanted another to add to their collection, they were in the right place: For the auction, Swarovski and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy commissioned 22 designers to create original L.B.D.s (using Swarovski crystal, naturally) to benefit the American Cancer Society and La Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer. The inky creations—from a silk chiffon and duchesse satin number with jet crystal beading and cutouts by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci to a swingy trapeze dress layered with his signature tulle by Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz—raised $100,000.

But while a black cocktail dress could very well be a New Yorker’s go-to evening attire, Sofia Vergara, who spent the summer in the city for a movie role, played the, er, black sheep—in a purplish gray. “I wear a lot of black in my ‘real life’, but I usually try to wear color when I go out to things like this,” the actress said.

Photos: Bryan Bedder/WireImage

From Bergdorf’s To Your Browser

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The last time we saw the Swarovski-encrusted capsule collection created by the 2010 CFDA Swarovski Award nominees, it was on display in the window of Bergdorf Goodman. The CFDAs have come and gone, but those one-off pieces can be yours—provided you’re a dab hand with the mouse. On Wednesday, items from eight of the nominated designers (Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Simon Spurr, Richard Chai, Eddie Borgo, Alexander Wang, and Dana Lorenz) will go on sale on Gilt Groupe. Prices begin at $1,200, but the proceeds go to a good cause, the CFDA Foundation’s educational initiatives. With items like Alexander Wang’s Rocco bag (pictured)—its bottom dotted with Swarovski crystals—and only one of each on offer, we think they may just set a record for fastest online sellout ever. You had a good run, Momofuku Ko. Continue Reading “From Bergdorf’s To Your Browser” »

In The Studio With Joseph, Prabal, Jason, And More

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Nine designers nominated for Swarovski Awards at the CFDAs last night—Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Richard Chai, Patrik Ervell, Simon Spurr, Eddie Borgo, Dana Lorenz, and Alexander Wang—and nine studio visits in Swarovski’s new short film Brilliant. (Bonus for the numerologists: Swarovski has been sponsoring the award for nine years, too!) Directors Josh Melnick and Xander Charity visited each of the designers for a quick snapshot of where they work, what they do, and what inspires them to do it—everything from the fifties to Siouxsie. Check out the exclusive debut, below.



PLUS: To see the winners of the three Swarovski Awards—and all of the evening’s other awards and honors—click here.

Blasblog: Moss, Gainsbourg To Bring Party Spirit To Couture

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The lull is almost over, party animals. Mid-January can feel like a bit of a social hiccup—men’s shows aside, there are always a sleepy few weeks between the mayhem of the holiday and the revving up of spring—but that will come to a definite end on Monday when the haute couture shows in Paris begin. A few weeks ago, when I was planning my couture schedule, I wasn’t sure if I looking at much more than a handful of shows and a few meals alone at Café de Flore. This will be the first season with Christian Lacroix off the schedule, which puts the number of impressive shows at not much more than half a dozen, and until recently, it didn’t seem that in this economy anyone had the budget to do a party.

I shouldn’t have worried. As I sit here stuffing my new Tumi duffel bag, I’m looking at quite an impressive week. The drama’s already under way (Giorgio Armani accommodated John Galliano’s requests for a schedule change, albeit not quietly), and more’s to come. On Monday, Balmain is hosting a cocktail party, but many are more interested in Natalia Vodianova’s dinner for her lingerie collection with Etam, which will feature a performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg (pictured). Wednesday night is Swarovski’s chic celebration of their commission of 22 iconic (and presumably sparkly) black dresses, Valentino’s sit-down dinner, and Kate Moss’ fête at the Ritz with Longchamp, which will feature a performance from the Queens of Noize. Makes sense, of course. What’s fashion week without a bunch of noisy queens?

Photo: Gamma / ZUMApress.com