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Happy Holidays, From Target, Neiman Marcus, And The CFDA

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Target is upping the designer collaboration ante with its latest project. As reported last week, the retailer has partnered with Neiman Marcus and 24 CFDA designers on a 50-piece limited-edition holiday collection, due out December 1 at both Target and Neiman Marcus stores. That means you can stuff the stockings this year with presents from Proenza, Rag & Bone, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and Tory Burch (prices start at $8 and go up to $500, but the majority of the pieces are under $60), and you won’t break the bank doing it. Here, the designers talk about the project as it all came together in this Style.com exclusive video.

RiRi Goes Back To Reality, And More of Today’s Top Stories

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Rihanna’s caught the reality show bug. The pop singer’s rumored show (reported earlier this year), a U.K.-based style competition called Styled to Rock, is slated to air on Sky Living for ten weeks. The show will follow the singer (pictured) as she coaches 12 young British designers, with guest appearances from stylist Lysa Cooper, Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts, and designer Henry Holland. [Rolling Stone]

Galeries Lafayette has expanded its annual “Windows on Art” project to other cities for the first time. The curated selection of museum works, which includes pieces from the Centre Pompidou, Le Bal, and the Galliera Museum (currently home to the Cristobal Balenciaga exhibition), will be on display at the Paris flagship, as well as stores in Marseille, Nantes, and Strasbourg, through August 4. [WWD]

ESPN Magazine took its “Body” issue pretty literally. In honor of the 2012 Olympic Games, the magazine celebrates “athletic perfection.” And what better way to do so than to have 27 world-class athletes pose nude? Included in the group, all of whom stripped down to their birthday suits for the occasion, is basketball player Tyson Chandler and surfer Maria Gabeira. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Neiman Marcus and Target have joined forces. The two stores have announced plans for a partnership this Christmas, for which they gathered 24 CFDA designers to create a limited-edition holiday collection. The capsule will be sold starting December 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online. The line, with prices ranging from $7.99 to $499.99, will include pieces from Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and more. [WWD]

Condé Nast college? That’s the latest venture for the publishing house, which just announced that the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design will be located on Soho’s Greek Street (walking distance from the Condé headquarters in London). The school is set to open in January 2013 with a ten-week Vogue Fashion Certificate as the first degree on offer to students who wish to enroll. [Telegraph]

Photo: Dave J Hogan / Getty Images

The Cat Is Out of the Bag

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If the elbow-to-elbow lines at the Jason Wu for Target party was any indication, the retailer’s latest high-low collaboration, set to hit shelves on February 5, will be tough to keep in stock. Wu and Target took over Skylight Soho last night and converted it into a whimsical Parisian street scene with a Ladurée macaron station, fully stocked café bar, circulating mini croque madames, and, of course, a boutique stocking the affordable designs (think: polka blouses with jaunty ties and pleated skirts for strolling the Seine). While the likes of Blake Lively, Chloë Moretz, and Harley Viera-Newton jostled for the size smalls, Wu circulated in a trim black-on-black suit. “It’s been amazing to come up with a concept and to have it executed like this,” he said, marveling at the sheer scale of the party and collaboration. “I’ve really enjoyed the process,” he added. “I mean, I’ve now filmed my first commercial and there’s the billboards!”

And the cheeky black cat in the campaign? “I’m a cat person; I have two at home,” Wu explained. ”And I like that the black cat is mysterious and a bit naughty.” Nearby, Kate Young stopped to congratulate the young designer, as did Jaime King, who was in town from L.A. for a few days. By 10:30 p.m. the crowd thickened around the stage, where French electropop band Yelle played a set. Judging by the number of editors in the room bopping their heads, with their Wu merchandise in one hand and a cocktail in the other, it felt like a fashion week warm-up.

Photo: David X Prutting / BFAnyc.com

A Taste Of Missoni x Target

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While it’s American culture and fashion of the sixties that we seem to be fixated on right now, the Missoni family used Italian films from the era—when the house got its first big global boom—as a reference point for its upcoming Target collaboration. In this video, debuting exclusively on Style.com, the heritage brand’s ambassador, Margherita Missoni, shares the backstory of the classic Italian brand’s 400-piece collection, set to bow September 13.

“I think it will be great for the Target guest to experience a taste of the Missoni lifestyle, something they might not have been able to do before,” she tells Style.com. “We love that our collection dresses all ages, from toddlers on—it’s for everyone who wants to have a first or second, third, fourth taste of Missoni.”

New Yorkers will get the first helping when the Missoni x Target pop-up store, located at 1095 Sixth Ave. near Bryant Park, opens September 8 on Fashion’s Night Out. “We hope to see everyone in their favorite Missoni for Target pieces throughout fashion week in New York,” Margherita says. “Maybe we’ll see someone riding through the streets on the bike—wouldn’t that be amazing?”

It’s a likely enough scenario, given the current hype about Target’s biggest designer collaboration collection ever. The bike, along with the iPad cases and the blue zigzag puffer jacket, are among some of Margherita’s personal favorites.

 

Comme Des Garçons Gets To Work, Marina Abramović Stages Her Own Demise, Mourning Becomes Accessories, And More…

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Comme des Garçons is having a Rosie the Riveter moment right now, thanks to their new collaboration with French uniform maker Bleu de Paname. The collection, available for pre-order now, is just for women at the moment, but a menswear collaboration is reportedly on its way for Spring 2012. [Hint]

Now you can get your vintage at Target. On Sunday, the brand is set to launch a Vintage Varsity collection of 90 items for men, women, children, and juniors, inspired by “timeless” locations like the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wis. [WWD]

As for bizarre trends, mortality seems to be a fashionable subject these days. First Daphne Guinness is “laid in state”, and now performance artist Marina Abramović is attending her own funeral in The Life and Death of Marina Abramović. Before the show’s Manchester Festival debut, Nowness gets a sneak peak at her new production. [Nowness]

And speaking of death, no reason not to accessorize the inevitable. T stumbles upon a Red Hook, Brooklyn, shop that carries a selection of Victorian mourning jewelry—much of it braided with the dead beloved’s hair. [T]

Photo: hintmag.com