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3 posts tagged "Yvan Mispelaere"

Roberto Cavalli says Benvenuto to Yvan Mispelaere

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Yvan MispelaereRoberto Cavalli has tapped Yvan Mispelaere, formerly of Diane von Furstenberg, Chloé, Gucci, and Valentino, as its first ever design director, reports WWD. Mispelaere’s debut outing for the house—known for its vibrant, sexed-up wares—will take to the catwalk during the Fall ’14 season. And in case you were wondering, yes: Even though the Spring collections wrapped only forty-eight hours ago, we’re already talking about Fall ’14.

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A Welcoming Party For Yvan Mispelaere

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“It’s a new decade,” said Diane von Furstenberg at last night’s intimate party to welcome new creative director Yvan Mispelaere to her brand.

“Yvan’s been here a week and already I am so happy I made the right decision.” Mispelaere was most recently at Gucci, where he worked under Frida Giannini as women’s ready-to-wear design director, and he sounded just as excited as his new boss to be ensconced in von Furstenberg’s Meatpacking District headquarters. “I’m so happy to make my home in New York, and to work with Diane as my guide, my muse.” It helps, von Furstenberg admitted, that Mispelaere is French. “We have all the same references.” His first full collection for the brand will hit the runway in September for Spring 2011.

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The New Right Hand At Diane, Scenes From The Crash, And More…

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It’s a changing of the guard at DVF: Longtime creative director Nathan Jenden (pictured, with Diane) is stepping down to focus on his own line, and Yves Mispelaere—formerly of Chloé and Gucci—is taking the reins. [WWD]

Collab-happy Comme des Garçons is at it again. The brand is working with Moncler in Japan to launch a pop-up store at CDG’s revolving storefront in Aoyama, selling both labels’ designs and select co-branded items. In usually cryptic Comme fashion, a spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on what exactly would be offered. So…Tokyo road trip? [WWD]

The New York Times takes the temperature of Zac Posen, who’s toned down the theatrics of his shows and lifestyle to focus on his collections. It’s the latest in a long line of What the Recession Means to Me pieces, but it’s worth a read for the gossip and the good advice. (For example: Don’t try to style Zac with the Count from Sesame Street. It’s just a coincidence that they kind of look and dress alike.) [NYT]

Gawker’s story yesterday about fashion week’s attempted teenage crashers has every PR person in town on high alert. But these guys have snuck in before. Fashionista has a shot of Remy Renzullo sitting front-row at Derek Lam—right next to Suzy Menkes. Oops. [Fashionista]

The W Hotels chain has named a fashion director, stylist Amanda Ross. She’ll “associate [the W] with the right designers,” meaning we’re not sure exactly what. Discount rates for all? [WSJ]

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