90 posts tagged "Victoria Beckham"
Agyness Deyn is often heralded as Kate Moss‘ successor to the crown of quintessential British coolness. But New York-based artist Katherine Bernhardt isn’t fully buying that. So in her first U.K. show, at the new 10,000-square-foot Ransom gallery space in London’s Chelsea (kitty-corner from the new Saatchi Gallery), Bernhardt presents seven portraits of artist’s muse Ms. Moss alongside one of puckish, androgynous, punky Deyn, who’s portrayed as both Hermes, the god of trickery, and Caerus, whom the Ancient Greeks considered the personification of luck. In the Deyn, the Mosses, and the 60-odd portraits of Victoria Beckham, Shalom Harlow, Kanye West, M.I.A., and others, Bernhardt has a message to deliver: that star power is rawer, more feral, and more dangerous than it appears in the slickly polished celebrity imagery we see in the supermarket glossies.
What: Antonio Berardi‘s heel-less boots
Why: Gravity defiance and over-the-knee PVC make it hard to look away.
Who: Victoria Beckham, fashion’s resident wallflower and paparazzi shunner. We joke, we joke.
The verdict: Are Posh’s boots avant-garde, or so painfully weird-looking that you’d like to offer the poor girl a chair?
You decide. Comments welcome.
“People had been begging me—’when are you gonna do women’s?’ and I was like, ‘no, we’re just gonna take our time,’ ” designer Donwan Harrell recalled at last night’s Prps presentation at the Highline Ballroom. Admittedly, sometimes it takes an A-lister or two to nudge a burgeoning designer in the right direction. “Next thing I know, I’m standing in line at the grocery store and I’m seeing Katie Holmes and Megan Clark,” Harrell laughed, remembering the first time he noticed the Prps-clad actresses in the tabloids. “And it wasn’t women’s! So then I was like, am I on to something that I didn’t know?” He was. While borrowing your man’s jeans may seem like a cool idea in theory (it worked for Victoria Beckham, another Prps acolyte), sometimes the practice doesn’t always pan out, hence the niche for Harrell’s sure-to-be-coveted boyfriend jeans and shorts, along with a debut women’s collection that includes tie-dyed tees, cashmere tanks, and crocheted halter tops. “I design what I like to see a woman in,” Harrell says. “What I concentrated on was deviating from the typical stuff you could already get in your wardrobe—the five-pocket, tight-fitting jean. I didn’t wanna do that.” Judging by the turnout—the MGMT post-show performance may have had something to do with it, too—Harrell will be able to continue doing exactly as he pleases.