16 posts tagged "Vionnet"
“Sometimes I cheat and give friends some of my favorite pieces from my current collection. Whatever I give, though, is chosen with that person’s taste very much in mind,” says Donatella Versace on what she’ll be giving this Christmas. Versace, along with a host of other designers and actors, told WWD what they will be giving, what’s on their wish list, what they will be eating, and more. [WWD]
Stylist Marina Mñnoz is hitting the Park City slopes this holiday season and she suggested a few pieces that will keep you warm and chic. What to wear: Moncler’s retro parkas, Celine loafers, Jil Sander’s ski-luxe sweaters, and Illesteva reflective glasses. [T]
The first directly owned Vionnet boutique, set to officially open during Milan fashion week in February, “pays tribute to Madeleine Vionnet’s staples—geometric shapes contrasting with soft and more rounded ones and the designer’s masterful use of draping,”WWD reports. Another key feature is the use of brass, which was the key element on the designer’s first perfume bottle, throughout the store. [WWD]
Yesterday, Derek Lam sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ivanka Trump Footwear, claiming that they copied his Ayami wedge sandal. Today, Marc Fisher, the producer of Ivanka Trump Footwear, is saying that is not the case, and the design is too popular to stake a claim to it. [WWD]
NC On CNBC, Guinness’ Twitter Find: Hogan McLaughlin, Vionnet Costumes From W.E. at Harvey Nichols, And More…
Next week, Naomi Campbell will be the subject of the CNBC Meets series. During the 30-minute episode, she talks about her mentors, like Bob Marley and Quincy Jones, her childhood in South London, and her charity work. The show will air September 28. [CNBC]
Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, and Hogan who? Hogan McLaughlin is probably not a name you are familiar with just yet, but the 22-year-old designer’s work is sitting in very good company at Daphne Guinness’ new FIT exhibit. That should certainly help with the young designer’s next goal of landing his work at high-end retail stores. [WWD]
Polaroids from the likes of Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, and Robert Mapplethorpe have been compiled in a new book, From Polaroid to Impossible…, featuring over 4,500 photos. The project originally began in the late sixties when Polaroid founder Edwin Land asked more than 800 artists to photograph anything they wanted on Polaroid film. [Hint]
The Vionnet costumes from the Madonna-directed film W.E. are now on display at Harvey Nichols. The retailer is showing off the thirties-esque pieces from the Wallis Simpson biopic through September 30. [Vogue U.K.]
We’ve glimpsed quite a few exposed shoulders on the streets and at the Resort collections this summer. Casual, collared dresses popped up at Richard Chai Love and Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony, and for after-hours examples, check out Vionnet‘s royal blue, long-sleeved frock, or the framboise silk gown by Sophie Theallet that Karolina Kurkova wore to the Ischia Global Film Festival. (In other news: There is an Ischia Global Film Festival.) Why we like these dresses: Well-placed cutouts highlight a part of the body that doesn’t usually require hours of upkeep at the gym. As Donna Karan famously said, “Shoulders are the one place a woman will never get fat—so show ‘em!”
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In June, the French label Vionnet made its debut presentation in New York for Resort 2012. At a Chelsea loft overlooking the Hudson River, Rodolfo Paglialunga showed off his evolving collection (his ninth for the label) of languidly draped dresses in bold, graphic prints. New for Cruise were charming embellished knits. Here, in this Matteo Minasi-made video debuting exclusively on Style.com, we get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what went into the making of the presentation, from the casting of models like Caroline West by Andrew Weir, to the makeup artistry of Brigitte Reiss-Andersen.
The silhouettes we’ve been seeing on the runways and at our pre-fall appointments have been long, long, long. But no matter—at last night’s People’s Choice Awards, the celebrities (and their stylists) spoke, and they said “short.” Thigh-grazing frocks were the look of the evening, from Leighton Meester’s flower-embroidered Vionnet to Taylor Swift’s J. Mendel (the same dress recently seen on Natalie Portman on the cover of Vogue). And in what could be an argument for dressing for the award you want to win, Kristen Stewart looked as glittering as a gold trophy in her Reem Acra minidress—and beat Angelina Jolie to walk off with the Favorite Movie Actress prize.