7 posts tagged "The Kills"
Eddie Borgo first met the Kills front woman, Alison Mosshart, through another one of his friends and muses—Kate Lanphear. “She came to a dinner I hosted in Paris, as a guest of Kate’s,” he says. When he saw Mosshart on stage, he was sold on the thoroughly modern-day punk woman. “I was completely taken when I first saw her perform. She is a poet, a writer, a performer, an artist, an intellectual, and a musician,” he tells Style.com. “She is a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll star.” And now, she is a bona fide Borgo girl, too.
Mosshart, whose book Dream & Drive with her band mate Jamie Hince just came out last week, is the newest in a lineup of fashion rock stars who have fronted the designer’s ad campaigns. “I’d loved all his previous collections, their inspirations, and what they stood for. It was wonderful shooting the campaign, learning how meaningful all the pieces were to him, watching his creative mind spin, hearing about his ideas and processes,” she tells Style.com. “I think of his jewelry as sculptures designed with one final angle in mind, us, the moves we make, the turns we take, the rambling bliss of the body in human traffic.” Style.com debuts the Fall 2012 campaign, lensed by Paul Maffi, exclusively here on Style.com.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi is headed back to London. After showing in New York for five years, the label’s co-founder Justin Thornton feels the time is right. “We originally left for New York because we wanted to expand the business and grow internationally,” he said. “Today, London is a very different fashion week to what it once was, and it’s a great place for us to show.” [WWD]
Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of the Kills are looking back on ten years of touring. To mark the occasion, they have reinterpreted the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams” for their new album Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Catch a decade of photos accompanied by the duo’s rendition of the song on Nowness.com today. [Nowness]
Care to see the results of Swedish electronic king Avicii’s collaboration with Denim and Supply? Ralph Lauren has finally released images of his first-ever ad campaign, which was shot in New York by Mark Seliger. Avicii is front-and-center showing off the collection’s earthy palette of flannel and leather. [Rolling Stone]
Valerie Steele is toasting gay fashion designers. The Museum at FIT director has announced plans for her latest exhibition, entitled Queer Style: From the Closet to the Catwalk, which will highlight gay designers and their influence on the industry. Dior, Saint Laurent, and Versace are just a few names on Steele’s list to be included in the showcase that is slated to open next year. [Vogue U.K.]
Fashion’s New Macho Men, The Kills’ “Last Goodbye,” Catherine Deneuve To Be Honored At Lincoln Center, And More…
In case you thought otherwise, fashion blogging isn’t limited to women or gay men; “there are hyper-masculine dudes” who do it, too. The New York Times profiled five of these “macho fashion bloggers” who “look at men’s fashion the way other guys look at cars, gadgets, or even sports.” [NYT]
The Kills’ Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart celebrate a decade of musical partnership with a music video portrait directed by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton. “I wanted to make it completely different from anything we’d normally do,” explains Hince of the song “The Last Goodbye.” [Nowness]
Roksanda Ilincic’s Lego-inspired pre-fall collection inspired her to design similar pieces for her 18-month-old daughter, which resulted in a ten-piece children’s collection. The dresses and tops, ranging from $300 to $500, are her first outing in childrenswear. [WWD]
French actress Catherine Deneuve will be honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual Chaplin Award Gala on April 2. Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese, and Meryl Streep have all previously been honored at the gala. [The Hollywood Reporter]
From electric raver gear to effortless jumpsuits and flouncy dresses, the styles at this past weekend’s 20th annual Lollapalooza were a grab bag of predictably quirky ensembles. But of course, not all the action was in the crowd—there was plenty to see on the festival’s stages, too. One Management founder Scott Lipps (who also snapped away for Style.com at Coachella), braved the elements this weekend and shared some of his favorite rock star moments. And for more, check out his blog Poplipps.com. Continue Reading “Meanwhile, Onstage…” »