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18 posts tagged "Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld"

Mother’s Day With The Roitfelds


Picking out a Mother’s Day gift is hard enough (though a little easier if you consult our handy guide). And when mom is the former editor in chief of Paris Vogue, well…

But at his gallery opening last night, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld didn’t seem too stressed. “I’m going to be here and my mom is in London this weekend,” he told “I will send her a very, very big bouquet of flowers.” Apparently, the glamorous editor-turned-stylist (who will be in the U.K. to style a shoot for the September issue of V with Mario Testino and Stephen Gan) will be getting white roses, her favorite flower.

Photo: Neil Rasmus /

Party Time (Pigeons Welcome)


After the fifth day of the Milan shows, it was tempting to crawl into bed, order room service, and channel-surf until the Oscar broadcast started at 2 a.m. local time. But then we would’ve missed Angela Missoni’s dinner party, and you don’t want to miss one of those. Why? There’s the legendary Missoni hospitality, for starters. And, of course, there’s the bacalao, the prosciutto crudo, the smoky risotto, and the wine. Lots of wine. Then there’s the chance to watch fashion’s jeunesse dorée—Giovanna Battaglia, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld, Fiona Scarry, and Margherita and Teresa Missoni, included—let its collective hair down. Last night, they all had to wait until the family patriarch, Tai Missoni, who’s just turned 90, left the premises. The stereo was turned on shortly before 11, and that’s when Josefine Pigeon made her entrance wearing Fall 2011 Missoni. After Paris, she’s headed to Carnival in Rio. If you’re down that way and looking for a fun party, keep an eye out for the bird in the Carmen Miranda hat.

Photos: Joe Schildhorn/

Braving The World Of Street Art’s Godfather


“It’s not just about the red dots next to the paintings,” Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld said of the “Sold” stickers that dotted his exhibition, Richard Hambleton New York: The Godfather of Street Art. “It is about coming up with different ways of selling art, of showing it, of communicating art to the public.”

Still, quite handy that a vast majority of the pictures picked by Restoin-Roitfeld and his partner in crime (make that “curation”), Andy Valmorbida, sold quickly at the pop-up exhibition at London’s Old Dairy—after all, nothing can send an electric charge through a crowd, even a starry one like this, like the sound of ka-ching in the air. Certainly, the tills were busy, leading to a very celebratory vibe at the post-show dinner at Q-Forum. The diners included Restoin-Roitfeld’s proud parents, Carine Roitfeld and Christian Restoin, doting girlfriend Giovanna Battaglia, Lapo Elkann, Nick Rhodes, actor Matthew Goode, Caroline Sieber, and, representing la famiglia Armani, who collaborated with VRR and Valmorbida on the exhibition, Roberta Armani.

“My uncle admires Richard Hambleton’s work immensely,” Armani explained, as she geared up to fly to Copenhagen the next day for an Armani store opening. “When Vlad approached us to collaborate with him on this project, we immediately said yes, because in my uncle’s mind, Hambleton is ageless, tireless. He has this energy, and certainly is one of the most inspirational artists alive.”

Inspirational but not necessarily predictable, according to Valmorbida. “Working with Hambleton was an incredible journey—but not for wimps,” he said. “I felt like I had to wear a rubber suit to protect myself from all the syringes that inhabit his world. It’s been wild, but hugely gratifying. We feel incredible now that this show has been such a success. If anyone in the art world deserves it, it is Hambleton.”

Photos: Courtesy of Giorgio Armani

What Anna, Margherita, Giovanna,
And More Wore For Halloween


And you thought the New York fashion crowd went to town with its Halloween costumes. The Italian up-and-comer Francesco Scognamiglio sent us these pics from Friday night’s Hallowood Party at the photographer Giampaolo Sgura’s place in Milan. Anna Della Russo (top)—dressed in homage to Lady Gaga in a latex dress from Scognamiglio’s tenth anniversary collection—we’d recognize anywhere, but we never took Marco Zanini and his sister Miki for basketball lovers (below) or Margherita Missoni for a Simpsons fan (above). Who knows, maybe they aren’t. The theme was “America.” Enjoy, and don’t miss our slideshows of the NYC festivities. Continue Reading “What Anna, Margherita, Giovanna,
And More Wore For Halloween” »

Lutz & Patmos, With A Little Help From Their Friends


Before “designer collaboration” became fashion’s second-most frequently dropped phrase (immediately following “pop-up shop,” by our count), Tina Lutz and Marcia Patmos were doing just that—calling up friends and fans and working with them on limited-edition items in their ultra-soft cashmere. It helps that the designers have more catholic tastes than most. Over the course of their guest designers series, they worked with everyone from Carine Roitfeld to architect Richard Meier to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, all of whom waxed philosophic about the sweaters of their dreams and helped to make them a reality. Lutz & Patmos is shutting up shop, sad to say—Patmos will continue on as M. Patmos, as well as designing the more contemporary Leroy & Perry collections, and Lutz will pursue other projects—but before they go, they’ve rounded up the collabs of years past, which are now on sale at their e-commerce site. From Roitfeld’s (modeled, top left, by the editrix herself, and son Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld) to Christy Turlington’s (top right, inspired by the yogic lotus flower), Fabien Baron’s (top left), and Inez van Lamsweerde’s (top right), they’re available now for, potentially, the last time ever. Shop brisk—and click below for pieces by Jane Birkin, and Natalia Vodianova. Continue Reading “Lutz & Patmos, With A Little Help From Their Friends” »