96 posts tagged "Valentino"
Is Michelle Obama the fashion industry’s one-woman stimulus package? Designers up and down Seventh Avenue (and the rest of us) are kinda, sorta hoping so.
In other pre-inaugural news: Feeling conflicted about how compulsively attached you are to your beloved mobile device of choice? Take solace. Barack Obama can’t live without his, either. Although, we suppose if you owned this phone, you might want to keep it very close at all times.
You know how never seem to have that perfect ostentatious yet simultaneously practical piece to wear to a muddy, hipster-filled music festival? Well, Tamara Mellon is answering your prayers with a croc-embossed Hunter for Jimmy Choo wellie. They’re a mere $395.
Thom Browne wanted to cast Italian air force cadets for his Pitti Immagine presentation next week. They declined. It’s not surprising. We’ve heard that Mediterranean military men find bare ankles highly improper.
Worry not: Valentino can still entertain Gwyneth on his yacht this summer. Today, the retired designer’s camp answered the Bernie Madoff did-he-or-didn’t-he question with a resounding no. Phew.
Nothing to wear for the holiday season that’s fast approaching at what seems like the speed of light? If you plan to treat yourself a little (and it’s been a rough year, why shouldn’t you?), Yoox.com has cobbled together a lovely little selection of vintage dresses that will assure that you not only look appropriately festive, but also that you’ll be immune to the dreaded twin-dress syndrome. (Is there anything more awful than a live version of Who Wore It Better?). The dresses, purchased from Christie’s New York, include the sparkly eighties Zandra Rhodes tunic decked with glass beads pictured here, along with old-school Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chloé, and Fendi. They go on sale December 19 at Yoox.com.
Washingtoniennes, take note: The White House’s new social secretary has a Harvard MBA, wears Valentino, and is in total control of your recreational destiny.
President Bush should be happy the shoes lobbed at him by an Iraqi journalist were flats. Louboutins would have definitely left a mark.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy would prefer if you didn’t sling her over your shoulder. She doesn’t have any clothes on, and it’s uncomfortable.
Naomi and Liev go for seconds on babies. The unmarrieds welcomed another boy this weekend and, as of yet, have not named him after a borough.
Tonight at its Madison Avenue boutique, Valentino will unveil its newest accessory concept: the Shopping Couture bag, which is not just one bag, but in fact a ten-style series that the Italian house has dubbed a “Designer Decalogue.” The bags are the creation of Valentino’s longtime accessories team Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, who spent a decade working under Mr. V and as of October hold the creative reins over all categories of the design house, including haute couture, which will be their runway debut in January. The concept of the Shopping Couture bag is to pair the house’s considerable skill for artisanal embellishment with the everyday practicality of a tote. The bags go on sale now, with new styles to be released month by month in the year ahead. There’s the Extravagance, which is covered with peacock feathers (pictured here); the Pétale, bedecked by a massive handcrafted rose; the New Dentelle, which creates a “new lace” with lasered ponyskin and tulle; and the Cabochon, studded with pastel stones and silver beads and the last to be delivered. Let’s just say that practicality, like everything in life, is relative.