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August 22 2014

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Fit for a Queen

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 Princess Margaret's kaftan and turban

Fashion Rules—a new exhibition at London’s Kensington Palace showcasing twenty-one gowns once worn by Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, and Princess Diana—provides a peek at the royals’ wardrobes. “These three women were perhaps the most high-profile dressers of their time,” offered the show’s curator, Cassie Davies-Strodder. “Whatever they wore was photographed by international press and seen worldwide. The influence they had on fashion was bar none, and from a historical perspective, we felt it was critical to highlight that.” Now open to the public, the show comes before the much-anticipated September release of Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Diana biopic, in which Naomi Watts stars as the People’s Princess.

Sponsored by Estée Lauder, the exhibition’s opening party was held on Thursday evening at the Palace (once home to Queen Victoria, Princess Diana, and now the Duchess of Cambridge and Wills). And while the historic home’s new renovations—including a majestic stone hall with a thoroughly modern blue light sculpture by Loop.pH, quirky wallpaper boasting illustrations of Diana by artist Julie Verhoeven, and brick walls adorned with Mario Testino-lensed portraits of Princess Di—nearly overshadowed the dresses, several stood out. Key pieces include a gold caftan and turban worn by the party-loving Princess Margaret for a fete in Mustique (above), five gowns worn by the Queen in the fifties (below), and several Bruce Oldfield looks for Princess Diana. Oldfield himself was in attendance, joined by Poppy Delevingne, Tali Lennox, Minnie Driver, and Mr. Selfridge‘s Jeremy Piven. Designers Manolo Blahnik, Erdem Moralioglu, Richard Nicoll, Henry Holland, and Marios Schwab also stopped by to survey the scene. Continue Reading “Fit for a Queen” »

Scosha Serves It Up

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Tali Lennox, Scosha Woolridge, Jemima Kirke, and  Chelsea Leyland

“There’s something very tender about her jewelry,” said Jemima Kirke, referring to the work of her friend of over a decade, Scosha Woolridge. “You never have to take [her pieces] off, and they look like you’ve been wearing them forever.”

The two creatives, who met years ago in Mexico (Kirke’s family was there on vacation; Woolridge was traveling the world, painting and moonlighting as a masseuse at the hotel where the Kirkes stayed), joined forces to present the Williamsburg-based designer’s latest work at Soho’s Taka Taka yesterday afternoon. The presentation was kitschily—and quite cleverly—playful: Bold gold rings, delicate thread-woven bracelets, and handcrafted, North India-inspired sterling-silver and iris-blue necklaces circled the room via the Mexican-Japanese restaurant’s sushi conveyor belt.

Scosha's new collectionThe presentation included the Australian’s first fine-jewelry collection—a diverse assortment of intricately crafted ruby-, diamond-, turquoise-, and emerald-studded 14- to 22-karat gold and platinum rings and necklaces—alongside new men’s items (lots of fuss-free, effortlessly fine woven bracelets, and anklets punctuated with silver pendants) and beach-ready Resort pieces (bright opal and diamond-speckled baubles).

Chelsea Leyland and Tali Lennox shared a booth with Woolridge and Kirke, and guests sipped red and white sangria and nibbled on cucumber, shrimp, and Oaxaca rolls as the charms made their way through the room.

“This all started when I was traveling and backpacking in India,” said Woolridge of the inspiration for the various lines. “I loved the textures and was mesmerized by this little girl—she had her ear pierced by a needle and thread. It was so sculptural. So practical. It was all very organic.”

Photos: Paola + Murray

Footwear News’ Lifetime Achiever Has The Kate Middleton Vote Locked Up

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According to Stuart Weitzman, earning a lifetime achievement award could be considered a nudge toward an exodus from the industry. “Twenty-six years ago they gave me my first award, which was Man of the Year,” recalled the designer who took home the Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s 26th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards held at the Museum of Modern Art. “Now I think they’re trying to retire me.” Despite his jests, the 71-year-old designer (above) shows no signs of slowing down. Selling two million pairs of shoes each year, Weitzman continues to outfit well-heeled women across the globe in his signature 50/50 boots and demure heels. He counts Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé (who even sent in a congratulatory video tribute for Weitzman), and Kate Middleton as fans. Most recently, the latter turned up at London’s Olympic Games in his Corkswoon wedge, turning the stacked style into an instant hit. “She didn’t change her shoes for nine days,” he said. “It was a big deal.”


Among the flurry of footwear fanatics on hand were Miranda Kerr, Tali Lennox, and pop star-turned-designer Fergie, who paired a turquoise Pucci dress with her own Holly pumps. “I love a platform because my husband is so much taller than I am,” the singer admitted. “He’s always leaning over to kiss me.” Even presenter Victor Cruz revealed he’s a “heels guy” and prefers his lady friends in Christian Louboutin or Charlotte Olympia. “I know my stuff,” beamed the New York Giants’ wide receiver. Among the winners of the evening, Charlotte Dellal and Tabitha Simmons (left, with Kerr) took home trophies for Designer of the Year and Style Influencer of the Year respectively, while Rebecca Minkoff earned praise for using Instagram photos in her first print ad campaign (which debuted, by the way, in Style.com/Print). “It was another way that we could connect to our customer and make her feel empowered,” explained Minkoff who, hours earlier, uploaded sandal options for the evening and let her 114k followers decide. No stranger to posting sartorial selfies, Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine lamented over the cons of public forum sharing. “Shoe porn instigates the most heated conversations,” the blogger told Style.com. “The reactions are funny. Amid all the ‘OMG, I love your shoes!’ There’s always the ‘Girl, shave your legs! Why aren’t your toes pedicured!’ It can get pretty hostile.”

Crazy Horse Gallops Into London

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“Azzedine Alaïa used to come and study the dancers’ bottoms,” says Crazy Horse’s Andrée Deissenberg. “He wanted to see how the dancers moved; it was a design starting point for him. Plus, he just loved the show,” she said of Alaïa, who has famously attributed part of his fashion education to a very close examination of the Crazy Horse dancers‘ physiques.

The legendary Parisian cabaret, beloved by the fashion set (Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, and Jean Paul Gautier have all collaborated with Crazy Horse over the years), landed in London last night with a VIP crowd that included some of rock’s most famous progeny, including Amber Le Bon, Daisy Lowe (pictured, left), Kelly Osbourne, Tali Lennox, and Alison Mosshart.

“When there is so little fabric to work with, you have to look at things in minutiae. Every stitch has an impact,” said Marios Schwab, who dressed the dancers in lingerie from his brand-new Kallisti for ASOS line. To which Deissenberg added, “When we first approached Mark Fast, who is famous for his barely-there work, he was thrilled because usually the buyers tell him to cover things up, while our marching orders were ‘take it off!’ “

Photo: Courtesy Photo

David LaChapelle Opens A New Exhibition, Tali And Terry Team Up, The Palace Responds To PETA Claims, And More…

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Photographer David LaChapelle opened his new “traditional Baroque still-life paintings” exhibition in New York last night. He spent more than 20 years shooting for the likes of Vanity Fair, GQ, and Rolling Stone and now spends the majority of his time on fine art projects like this one. [WWD]

The 19-year-old model daughter of Annie Lennox, Tali, stars in Eleven Paris’ Spring ’12 ad campaign, lensed by Terry Richardson. In true Terry style, it’s suggestive and features images of Lennox grabbing model Ash Stymest’s crotch, and in another photo, the two are licking a lollipop together. [Grazia Daily]

The likes of Donatella Versace, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, and Franca Sozzani all turned out last night in Milan to celebrate the opening of the Vogue Talents Corner. In between checking out the work of 11 international designers on display, guests talked about the stream of young talent coming up in Italy right now. [WWD]

After PETA contacted the Palace about a real fur jacket the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly wore, the Palace responded with a letter to the anti-fur group stating that she was in fact not wearing real fur. They also requested that the images be removed from the group’s social media pages and that they issue a retraction of the claim. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Vogue U.K.