58 posts tagged "Thom Browne"
Is three the charm for Louis Vuitton? Following last season’s ad campaign, with Christy Turlington, Natalia Vodianova, and Karen Elson, the label is reportedly featuring another trio for its Spring ’11 ads: Kristen McMenamy (left, who closed the Spring show in painted-on zebra stripes), Freja Beha Erichsen, and Raquel Zimmermann, shot by Steven Meisel. [WWD]
Missed last night’s Victoria’s Secret Show telecast? Our own Tommy Ton was backstage—and he and collaborator Justin Wu captured a few of the girls lip-syncing along to a Cyndi Lauper classic you won’t see in the show. [Jak and Jil]
Margherita Maccapani Missoni is the lateset style star to take on daily-style-blogging duties at British Vogue‘s Today I’m Wearing online feature. Today? You guessed it—she’s wearing Missoni. [Vogue U.K.]
Red Carpet Fashion Awards notices an uptick in menswear-on-women: Leighton Meester wore Thom Browne to the Gotham Awards in New York, and Jessica Alba (at the Footwear News awards), Lara Bingle, and Winona Ryder (at the Black Swan premiere) followed, ahem, suit. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]
And if you liked Kate Middleton’s now-famous Issa dress—the one she announced her engagement to Prince William in—good news: It’s coming to Net-A-Porter. In January. To your N-A-P “Wish Lists,” ladies. [Huffington Post]
Thom Browne’s foray into womenswear is one of the most eagerly anticipated debuts of the upcoming season. Style.com contributor Tommy Ton got a sneak peek at the natty goods. [JakandJil]
Kate Moss was in London last night to debut her last collection for her Topshop line. Moss and Topshop’s Sir Philip Green both say their collaboration will be going strong again in the future. Until then, the final collection will include some past-season best sellers, as well as new product like fur-trimmed dresses, feather stoles, sequined jackets, and tons of florals. [WWD]
Veruschka doesn’t have too many kind words for the Giles Spring ’11 show that she walked in this past London season (left). “I didn’t like the makeup in the show, and didn’t think much of the dress,” the sixties super told the Daily Mail. The shoes didn’t tickle her much, either. “In the sixties, fashion was about liberation. It was about setting women free; it wasn’t about being unable to walk.” [Huffington Post]
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a six-point plan to stimulate the fashion industry today, including programs to aid up-and-coming designers, fund pop-up shops, and provide training, networking, and financial skills for burgeoning businesses. The guy’s bucking to become the patron saint of New York fashion. How long till we see a hizzoner menswear collection in tribute? [Daily Front Row]
He’s been edging that way for a while, but menswear designer Thom Browne (left) is taking the leap next season: After introducing women’s items for Fall ’10, the ankle-baring designer is launching a full collection for women in New York this February. Tailoring for everybody! [WWD]
Confessions of a Casting Director names its top 10 new faces of the season. Ubiquitous catwalkers Melodie Monrose, Kirsi Pyrhonen, and Maddie Kulicka all made the list, but our favorite is the one we’ve had our eye on all season: Arizona Muse, holding strong at #1. [COACD]
And Victoria’s Secret has released its own line of Halloween costumes. Yes, they look exactly as you’d expect the would—in other words, they don’t keep anything all that secret. [Huffington Post]
A return to artisan craftsmanship has hit Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hard, from the butchers at Marlow & Sons restaurant (where discarded skins are now turned into leather handbags, too) to the Mast Brothers’ small-scale chocolate factory. Now Molly Yestadt of Yestadt Millinery is, ahem, throwing her hat into the ring. Her newly launched atelier on South 6th Street is giving customers a chance to see her handiwork in action. “Initially, the concept was to have a workshop that could be visited by appointment only,” says Yestadt. But, the hats on view in the floor-to-ceiling shelving that dominates the Harlequin-themed space aren’t solely for display. Yestadt Millinery’s ground-floor abode—built at the turn of the century and entirely transformed thanks to a heavy dose of “elbow grease, blood, and sweat”—will likewise double as a custom hat shop. The idea is “to come, to work with us, and let us guide you through the process so as to make it something special and wonderful,” says Yestadt, who has crafted caps for the runways of Vena Cava, Thom Browne, and Marc Jacobs and found fans in Rihanna and Leighton Meester.
For the summer, Yestadt notes she and partner Jane Pincus have been doing well with wide-brimmed toppers. For fall, another presentation and a few more collaborations—all, for the moment, kept mum. Well, except for this preview, delivered with the usual Williamsburghian brio: “Hopefully there’ll be some really awesome, creative shit. I’m ready to go wild.”
Yestadt Millinery is open by appointment only; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.