9 posts tagged "V"
Carine Roitfeld—who, since her departure from Paris Vogue, has worked with V, Barneys, and launched her own CR Fashion Book—has taken on yet another new position: global fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar, where her V and CR collaborator Stephen Gan is creative director. Hearst announced today that Roitfeld will work on several stories a year for various international editions of the title, beginning in March. Meanwhile, CR Fashion Book will soldier on as well.
PLUS: Last year, Roitfeld spoke with Style.com editor in chief Dirk Standen for the Future of Fashion series. Click here to read the complete interview.
Attention “fashion-sexuals,” little monsters, Andy Warhol, and Stephen Gan: Gaga 101 is now in session. The Lady’s first column for V Magazine has hit the Web and it’s a doozy. “Dear critics and bullies: get your library cards out because I am about to do a reading,” Gaga writes. Our take-away? Don’t ever leave your library card at home; according to LG, legendary social Nan Kempner sure wouldn’t. [NY Mag]
Set the DVR: It’s designer day on Oprah, with DVF, Michael Kors, and Tory Burch all stopping by. This news brought to you, naturally, by CFDA executive director Steven Kolb’s Twitter feed. (It’s where we get almost all of our serving suggestions.) [@StevenKolb]
Birkin and Bentley buying is back, but bling is not, the WSJ reports. According to recent studies, the wealthiest Americans have emerged from the recession with a new shopping consciousness: They’re looking for discounted luxury products, and Target and Costco are now among their favorite stores. Birkin bags now in Aisle Five? [WSJ]
Iris Apfel—whose enormous wardrobe was large and lavish enough to deserve its own Costume Institute show—is bringing her quirky style to the masses. Apfel is launching a line of jewelry HSN, her first foray in the design world. The “kind of throwaway chic” collection includes chunky necklaces, bracelets and brooches made from Lucite, mixed metals, and beaded materials; it does not, unfortunately, include a pair of Apfel’s signature owlish glasses. [WWD]
And for your daily Galliano update: The former Dior creative director’s court date has been set for June 22. [Vogue U.K.]
The September issue of V? Might as well call it C. The mag confirmed today that it’s snagged Carine Roitfeld to style its big fall cover and a spread inside. Roitfeld has worked with the oversized glossy in the past; she joins new columnist Lady Gaga at the title. [Page Six]
Agyness Deyn’s latest role: erotic dancer. The British model was recently cast as a stripper for Luis Prieto’s upcoming remake of the 1996 crime flick Pusher. But according to Prieto, when he cast Aggy, he didn’t even know who she was. [;Vogue U.K.]
Alistair Carr (left), Pringle of Scotland’s much-tattooed new design director, has a lot of change in store for the Tilda Swinton-fronted brand. Carr plans to launch an accessories collection of shoes, bags, and small leather goods for the label as soon as he begins his knitwear makeover of the ready-to-wear line. He respects tradition, he says, but “[doesn’t] want to ‘do’ a heritage line.” In case that wasn’t clear enough, he posed for the paper shirtless and with a lampshade on his head. [WWD]
An official welcome to the worldwide spotlight, Sarah Burton. The creative director of Alexander McQueen has tried to remain in the background since taking the reins, but as the Times points out, three billion royal wedding watchers and a McQueen-themed Met ball makes that pretty tough to do. [NYT]