25 posts tagged "Tod’s"
Farida Khelfa, the newly installed ambassador at the house of Schiaparelli, held 58 appointments at the company’s freshly renovated Place Vendôme atelier yesterday. There’s no new designer at the brand that Schiap built—Diego Della Valle of Tod’s is reportedly taking meetings with candidates and an announcement is expected to be made in September—but there’s plenty of curiosity around the label’s rebirth. “All the great couturiers know about Schiap,” Khelfa said. “Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Azzedine Alaïa, they’ve all come to see the place.”
In fact, Alaïa was still lounging in the atelier’s white salon (pictured) when this reporter arrived, sharing a story about a letter given to him by one of Schiap’s former lovers. Alaïa, who was friends with Schiaparelli, was supposed to deliver it to her, but he never did out of shyness and fear. Asked if he still has the letter, nearly 40 years after her death, he nodded yes. It would make a smart addition to the refurbished space, which already includes Giacometti pieces found in the Schiaparelli archives, eyeglasses by Man Ray, and a Dalí sculpture, as well as furniture designed by Vincent Darré.
Come the Couture shows next January, the brand will show its first new collection here. For now, though, the hunt is still on for a designer. “Schiaparelli was not about good taste, she was about having an opinion,” Khelfa said. “It doesn’t have to be jolie, it has be strong. It has to be forte.”
Derek Lam has reportedly left Tod’s. WWD reports this morning that Lam, who has served as the brand’s creative director since 2006, has departed the brand but could not be reached for comment. [WWD]
The staff at Kensington Palace got their new Jaeger-designed uniforms yesterday. The red blazers, trimmed with gold buttons and black lapels, are the first new uniform for palace staff in two decades. [Telegraph]
Footwear News unveiled a first glimpse of Madonna’s new footwear collection under the Truth or Dare label today. The pop star received a little help from her friend and stylist Arianne Phillips, who serves as the creative consultant for the collection of over 60 styles ($89 to $349), launching for Fall ’12. [WWD]
Who are the most important people in fashion? The Telegraph released its annual 25 Most Important People in Fashion list this weekend, and included are Karl Lagerfeld, Lulu Kennedy, Samantha Cameron, and Sarah Burton. [Vogue U.K.]
Pregnant Ambrosio On the Runway (Again), Versace Back At Couture, Tod’s New Capsule Collection, And More…-------
Alessandra Ambrosio walked the runway for Colcci in São Paulo over the weekend and showed off her baby bump. Ashton Kutcher, who is also a face of the brand, was in the audience. [Huff Po]
After an almost eight-year hiatus, Versace made its return to the Couture runways in Paris today. Donatella Versace called the beaded and embroidered looks “glamorous warriors.” [Telegraph]
Karl Lagerfeld has a new muse of sorts. While working on his Chanel Couture collection, the designer showed off his new kitten Choupette to WWD‘s Miles Socha. The fluffy white cat with blue eyes also shares his adoration for books and paper: “She eats paper,” says Lagerfeld. [WWD]
In celebration of Tod’s new capsule collection No_Code, designed for men and women, filmmaker Marcus Gaab created a short film featuring the loafers and boots. The collection is “designed for the cosmopolitan nomad in mind” and made to “transition easily from casual daytime use to more formal nocturnal scenarios,” according to Gaab. Watch the full film on Nowness. [Nowness]