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Altuzarra Covers The New Yorker

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Well, the Spring '13 Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra gladiator sandal does, anyway—in the form of one of the mag’s cheeky cartoons, no less. This week marks The New Yorker‘s style issue, and needless to say, Mr. Altuzarra was pretty tickled when he got his copy. “It was a huge surprise,” the designer told Style.com. “I had no idea it was happening. I actually thought it was a joke, like a fake cover, but when I realized it was real, obviously I felt honored. It’s the coolest thing.” Penned by Ana Juan, the caricature shows Altuzarra’s shoe against the New York skyline, to scale with the city’s skyscrapers (that is to say, megasized). ” I thought it was interesting because the shoe does have a monolithic quality,” offered Altuzarra, who joked that the pressure’s on to create an equally cover-worthy kick for his upcoming Resort collection.

It must be noted that Altuzarra’s shoe is in pretty good company—inside the style issue, you’ll find an in-depth interview with Met curator Andrew Bolton, who gives a behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition; a story about an emerging (and pretty die-hard) punk community in Burma; and a piece about legendary New York tailor, Dapper Dan—hip-hop’s official haberdasher. The articles (and the cartoon) are all available to subscribers at www.newyorker.com.

Optical Illusions: Liselotte Watkins For Rodebjer

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Liselotte Watkins may be best known for the expressive fashion illustrations she pens for Elle, Vogue, and The New Yorker. But, struck by the holiday spirit, the Swedish artist has teamed up with close pal and frequent collaborator Carin Rodebjer (founder of the Stockholm-based womenswear label of the same name) to create a limited-edition, graphic tromp l’oeil scarf. “It’s always very gratifying to make prints,” says Watkins. “I love printed media and working with magazines. But with clothing prints, you need to add another dimension to the drawings.” Watkins created the accessory’s requisite “depth” by sketching a wide-eyed femme wearing a graphic color-blocked scarf over her shoulders, which flows into the shape of the actual silk scarf Watkins has designed for Rodebjer. The result is a vibrant, surreal accoutrement that its creators note can double as a framed work of art. “I like the meta feeling of it,” Watkins says.

Rodebjer’s Lisolette Watkins scarf is available at www.rodebjer.com

Photo: Liselotte Watkins

Unseen Marilyn Monroe Images on Display in New York, Highly Addictive Manolos, Anti-Violence Rings by Philip Crangi, And More…

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This week at Milk Studios in New York, 62 photos (several of them previously unseen) of Marilyn Monroe will be on display for a two-day photo exhibition called Picturing Marilyn. The Dior dress she is wearing in her famous shoot with Bert Stern has been re-created and will be on display at the exhibit preview on November 9. [WWD]

Here’s an interesting one: Drug dealers in Spain smuggled cocaine into the country using fake Manolo Blahniks. They molded the cocaine, in the form of paste, into a shoe (with fake Manolo tags). Each pair was reportedly worth about $69,000. [Huff Po]

Fashion photographer Andreas Laszlo Konrath got his start photographing punks and skaters. These days, he’s more likely to be found backstage at Lanvin and Dior shows than skate parks. Find a selection of his work with his commentary on NewYorker.com, along with his photos of actress Nina Arianda for today’s profile story on her. [The New Yorker]

Jewelry designer Philip Crangi has joined forces with Ethos Water creator Peter Thum and John Zapolski to found Fonderie 47, a do-good line of metal jewelry. The company is “aimed at reducing Africa’s estimated 20 million assault weapons by turning the metal into jewelry.” One ring results in the destruction of more than 75 guns. [T]

Photo: WWD.com

On Our Radar: A Bug’s Life

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“Insects—part delicacy, part gag—are chic again,” The New Yorker‘s Dana Goodyear wrote recently. She was talking about the rise of entomophagy—that’s eating bugs to you or me—but you don’t have to take to the kitchen to get into the buggy spirit. Creepy crawlers have been a mainstay in jewelry these last few seasons. Here, a few serving suggestions of the inedible variety.


From top left to right: Lanvin insect cuff, $1,340, available at www.neimanmarcus.com ; Topshop scorpion brooch, $30, available at www.topshop.com; Kenneth Jay Lane gunmetal-plated Swarovski crystal bug ring, $100, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Oscar de la Renta crystal bug clip earrings, $275, available at www.neimanmarcus.com; Judith Leiber crystal minaudière, $4,495, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

A New Coco Chanel Biography Heats Up, James Franco Does Invisible Art, The New Yorker Helps Out Fashion-Phobes, And More…

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Biographer Lisa Chaney called her new Chanel exposé Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life. “Intimate” is putting it mildly. WWD reports that Chaney “claims to have concrete evidence that the designer used drugs, embraced bisexuality, and had an affair with Salvador Dalí while he was married.” [WWD]

Over the weekend, the royal family convened for another wedding. The Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, and more turned out for Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s wedding at Canongate Kirk church in Edinburgh. The bride wore an ivory silk satin gown by Stewart Parvin. [Vogue.U.K.]

James Franco has delved into his latest project and it’s called the Museum of Non-Visible Art. Wait, what? Yes, you won’t actually be able to see the artwork—it’s all about the imagination. But never mind that. The important part is, it’s still for sale. [Hint]

Speaking of art with imagination, Alexander McQueen’s revered designs on display at the Met are breaking museum records. As of Friday morning, at least 553,000 people had been through to see the exhibit and when it closes this weekend, it is expected to rank among the museum’s 20 most popular exhibits since they started tracking the number of visitors over 50 years ago. [NYT]

At last, The New Yorker has provided a cure for the fashion-phobic male. For men who suffer from dizziness, feel uncomfortable with European sizing, and hate having to lug “garish shopping bags” home, Patricia Marx offers some advice on expanding your sartorial horizons. [The New Yorker]

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com