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August 22 2014

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8 posts tagged "Tim Burton"

Twin Peaking Our Interest: An Overnight Chez David Lynch, And More Of The Day’s Top Stories

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David Lynch has recently shifted his focus from unsettling films and television to unsettling interiors. His members-only Club Silencio in Paris has become a gold-flecked destination among the fashion set, and he’s now lent his talents to a “David Lynch Signature Suite” at Paris’ Hotel Lutetia (pictured). Lynch describes the room, decorated with his own watercolor paintings, as “eerily normal.” Naturally. [Art Info]

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood is no stranger to the film industry, having worked on the getups for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, as well as Robert Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha, to name a few. Right now, however, it’s the costumes from her latest project, Snow White and the Huntsman (in theaters Friday), that has everyone buzzing. Through June 3, you can get an in-person look at them at a pop-up gallery in Hollywood. [WWD]

Gucci is the latest fashion brand to go green. The Italian label has launched a line of environmentally friendly shoes, designed by Frida Giannini for Sustainable Soles. The capsule collection consists of two styles (one for women and one for men), both made with biodegradable plastic. The shoes, some of which bear the brand’s signature GG motif, will hit flagships and Gucci.com at the end of June. [WWD]

Google pays tribute to a famed jeweler today with its ever-changing logo: its egg-esconced GOOGLE celebrates the birthday of Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), who created gem-encrusted eggs for the Russian court. Fabergé himself has long since passed away, but his name is familiar again to fashion readers: His revived namesake company opened its first U.S. store this month. [Google]

 

 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Lutetia

 

Johnny Depp’s Big Head Causes Drama On Set, Plus More Of The Day’s Top News

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Tim Burton’s remake of Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp (pictured), hit theaters this past weekend. There has been plenty of buzz surrounding three-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood’s clothes for the film, but the L.A. Times recently learned the hardest part about putting the wardrobe together—finding the right pair of vintage sunglasses (a key wardrobe piece) for Depp, because apparently, heads back in 1972 were a bit smaller. [L.A. Times]

Bergdorf Goodman is showing its age—proudly. The store will kick off its 111th birthday festivities on Fashion’s Night Out (September 6), and continue the celebrations with a book, documentary film, and special collection of products from labels including Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, and more. [WWD]

Valentino Garavani, on the other hand, rang in his birthday over the weekend at a surprise party, complete with a (false) fire alarm, thrown in his honor by Giancarlo Giammetti; Anne Hathaway, Nacho Figueras, and Countess Georgina Brandolini d’Adda were all there to celebrate. [Page Six]

While the Costume Institute’s Schiaparelli/Prada exhibition is going strong here in New York, London is getting ready for a fashion display of its own. Opening tomorrow at the Victoria and Albert Museum, over 60 dresses from six decades will be on exhibit as part of Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950. The show, curated by Oriole Cullen and Sonnet Stanfill, features vintage gowns from Vivienne Westwood as well as designs straight off the runway from Antonio Berardi, Mary Katrantzou, and Erdem. [Art Info]

Italian fashion designer Romeo Gigli is staging a(nother) comeback. Gigli, one of the hottest names in eighties fashion, is returning (despite his ongoing legal battles with previous owners) with a men’s and women’s collection for Asian retailer Joyce, debuting on the chain’s Web site July 1. [WWD]

 

 

 

Photo: Jun Sato / WireImage

 

Gucci And Scorsese Take On Cannes, Gaga In Black, Louboutin’s Glass Slippers, And More…

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Gucci and Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation are set to unveil a new version of Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America at the Cannes Film Festival next month, toasted with a dinner and party at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc thrown by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter, and PPR chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault. [WWD]

Lady Gaga has reportedly joined the cast of Men in Black 3, alongside Tim Burton and Justin Bieber. The film’s director, Barry Sonnenfeld, has “confirmed that she will appear on an alien surveillance board,” but it is not yet known whether she will act as herself or play a character—though the difference between those two, one imagines, would be slight. [Vogue U.K.]

In celebration of the re-release of the Disney classic Cinderella this fall, Christian Louboutin is designing his own version of a glass slipper, to debut this summer. “I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world,” says Louboutin. [WWD]

Japanese artist and Marc Jacobs collaborator Takashi Murakami will open a new branch of his company, Kaikai Kiki, complete with a gallery in Germany tomorrow, coinciding with Berlin Gallery Weekend. The new outpost, named Hidari Zingaro Berlin, is Murakami’s first exhibition space outside of Japan. [Art Info]

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Lacroix Lovers Remember The Eighties, Prada Hits The Beach, And More…

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Hermès and luxury yacht-maker (is there any other kind?) Wally have dissolved their partnership, so no more Hermès yachts. To the two people on earth this actually affects, our condolences. [WWD]

Items from Christian Lacroix’s last collection for Jean Patou (Spring 1987) went on the auction block in Paris and raised a total of about $226,000, including more than $1,000 for a “slave bracelet.” [WWD]

Fresh off of Alice, Tim Burton is already planning on remaking another Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty. His top choice for Maleficient, the poisonous witch: Angelina Jolie. Don’t read anything into that. [Racked]

Prada’s latest sunglasses campaign goes live on the label’s Web site tomorrow, featuring beachy images shot by Steven Klein, music by Frederic Sanchez, and Prada girl-of-the-moment Rasa Zukauskaite (pictured in Prada’s shades). If you can’t make it to Biarritz, you can at least make it to Prada.com, right? [Fashionista]

And Sir Hardy Amies, the British tailor whose name is all but synonymous with bespoke suiting, is making a triumphant return to…bespoke suiting. The homecoming follows his company’s financial collapse in 2008. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Don Ashby & Olivier Classe

Blasblog: The Alices Convene For A London Screening

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We should have seen this one coming a mile away: Alice in Wonderland serving as the muse for Alice Temperley’s new lower-priced line, Alice. “Are you kidding? I have loved her my whole life, and not just because we have the same name,” Temperley sighed at the Soho Hotel in London, where she was hosting an advance screening of Tim Burton’s new film adaptation. “When I was a kid, I had all the special-edition books, and would play Alice in the forests.” And the elder Alice’s line couldn’t have found a better poster girl: “She is the ultimate heroine,” the designer added, “full of fancy and imagination.”

Personally speaking, I couldn’t have been more pleased that Temperley organized this screening. I always feel special when I see a film before it’s in theaters, and more importantly, taking in a film in the hotel’s basement theater meant I would have two uninterrupted hours, sans cell-phone reception or fashion-week small talk. After the film, over cocktails, Temperley’s husband, Lars von Bennigsen, tried to figure out which character he would be. I suggested the Mad Hatter, but after some thought, he decided on the Caterpillar. But it was a third, pint-size Alice who was the screening’s best-dressed: Lila Grace Moss, who came with her dad, Jefferson Hack (her mom is Kate M.), in her very own Alice costume.

Photo: Disney Pictures