New Show Reviews and Galleries! Versus and Giorgio Armani
Milan Fashion Week has come to a close, and the stylish masses have moved on to Paris. But we’ve still got some leftovers from fair Italia: suited up femmes at Giorgio Armani, and a match made in fashion heaven between Donatella and Christopher Kane at Versus.
See by Chloé to Show For the First Time (Online) and You Can WatchChloé diffusion line See by Chloé, which has never formally shown–in any format–will debut a fall 2012 collection tomorrow and you won’t have to fly to Paris to see it. It will be the second commercial fashion brand to stage its inaugural runway show through PR powerhouse KCD’s new Digital Fashion Shows platform. Read more
10 Questions For It’s a Brad, Brad World: the Season Finale
1. Why did Brad hire an assistant with no apparent styling experience or abilities?
2. Does Brad seem more mature and professional in this episode than any episode all season? Growth!
3. Is the surprise that it’s a wedding? Can you have a surprise wedding?
4. I love Megan Mullaly, but is she really a big enough celebrity to entice people to stick around after the commercial? Of course, had they used Ron Swanson, it would have ruined the amazing surprise element.
Fashion News Roundup: Abbey Lee Kershaw May Be in a Spielberg Film, There Are More Details About the Prada/Schiaparelli Met Exhibit, and Angelina Jolie Covers Vogue Turkey
The Other Missing Model: Though we all miss Karlie, many have been surprised this season at the lack of Abbey Lee Kershaw on the runways. Turns out she’s having knee surgery tomorrow (ouch!). The model has been plagued with knee issues for years, and we certainly wish her a speedy recovery. But there’s also a rumor she’s working on the next Spielberg film – something her New York Agency Next Model Management did not confirm or deny.
Ferragamo Partners with the Louvre: The Italian brand has announced that it will be the exclusive sponsor of the upcoming exhibit “Saint Anne, Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultimate Masterpiece,” running from March 29 to June 25 at the Louvre. In an historic move, Ferragamo will show Resort on June 12 in the Denon wing, the first time the Louvre has allowed a fashion show within the museum itself. Chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo considers the sponsorship “a great honor.”Angelina’s Face Covers Vogue Turkey: She’s not just a pretty (and hilarious) leg. Jolie looks fantastic on the cover of this month’s Turkish edition of Vogue, reminding everyone that her face is just as worthy of attention as her gams.
Christopher Kane Is Not Going to Dior
After slamming bloggers and Twitter for spreading one of her speculations (that YSL was talking to Raf Simons), two days ago the IHT’s Suzy Menkes put forth another speculation, this time about Christopher Kane maybe going to Dior. Well, Vogue UK asked the up-and-coming design star about it, and here’s what he had to say:
The Latest in the Jil Sander Saga: Was Raf Simons Fired?
In today’s WWD, Bridget Foley has a thoughtful piece about the mismanagement of Raf Simons’ ousting from Jil Sander. In it, she says that Simons was “unceremoniously dumped” from Jil Sander, making a point to clarify that he didn’t just “leave” of his own volition.
When news broke abruptly this past week that this would be Simons’ last collection for Jil Sander (and a spectacular one at that), and that Jil Sander would be returning to her namesake label, it was assumed that Simons was leaving to fill that vacant spot at Dior, or, as Anna Dello Russo told us, that he might be focusing on his own label, because that’s what he wanted to do–not because he was fired.
But maybe he was.
Agyness Deyn, née Laura Hollins, changed more than just her name when she became a model. The British beauty, who has recently begun dipping her toes into the acting pool, shaved a few years off of her age around when her career started to skyrocket. Though that isn’t exactly breaking news–most of us had some idea and there was a facebook group about it called “Agyness Deyn, You’re Not 18″–the age she claimed to be when she came to New York at the real age of 24. However, she’s never come out and said it until now.
While we’ve enjoyed seeing the likes of Gisele, Shalom Harlow, Joan Smalls (she was everywhere this season and we loved it), and even Naomi Campbell on runways this fashion month, we’ve missed the unique model presence that is Karlie Kloss. She tweeted before New York fashion week that she was skipping the runways there for a “game changing” opportunity. She was also a no-show in London and Milan. But now thanks to Twitter again, we’ve been able to gather a bit of information about what she’s up to, although she’s very good at keeping secrets (Kanye West could really learn some Twitter restraint from Karlie.)
Anyway, last night she tweeted:
Carrie Bradshaw Character Cast in The Carrie Diaries
The Carrie Bradshaw character in the much-hyped Sex and the City prequel, the CW series The Carrie Diaries, has been cast. And, no, it’s not Elizabeth Olsen, as was previously rumored.
The new young Carrie is relatively unknown actress AnnaSophia Robb, best known for playing Violet Beauregarde in the 2005 Johnny Depp-version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, according to The Hollywood Reporter. More recently, she played Bethany Hamilton in Soul Surfer (yes, I saw it, OK?).
No word yet on who will play the younger versions of Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte–though they don’t figure prominently into the plot. Young actress Stefania Owen has been cast to play Carrie’s 14-year-old sister (to which Britt, who is sitting next to me in Paris, said “Wha? Carrie had a sister!?”). We didn’t know either.
All the Best Looks From the Oscars After Parties
As much as we love to obsess over what celebrities wear down the Academy Awards’ hallowed red carpet, it can be almost more interesting to see what they wear to the after-parties–for a couple of reasons. For one, those who make an outfit change often put on something a little more daring. Second, the parties draw a wider range of stylish celebrities, including those who didn’t get an invite to the main event.
The Governor’s ball, Madonna’s party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation benefit, and Graydon Carter’s Vanity Fair bash were the biggest events last night. And since photos are scarce from the first two, we focused on John’s and Carter’s soirees to bring you the best looks from celebs like Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Olsen, Sofia Coppola, January Jones, Kim Kardashian, a very pregnant Alessandra Ambrosio, a happy-looking Heidi Klum, a less chaste Shailene Woodley and more. Click through to see them all. Who do you think was the best dressed party girl?
The red carpet is a big deal.
No, really! For us, it’s a big deal because we love the clothes, the celebs, and any chance for a sartorial train wreck. But what we really mean by “big deal” is that for the designers, having a starlet wear your frock on the red carpet and spouting your name to every news outlet that asks “who are you wearing?” is major. The amount of publicity that a designer gets from such high-wattage stars wearing their creations is priceless–so priceless that sometimes they pay big bucks for deals with the lovely ladies, as the New York Post reported last week. The red carpet season holds huge opportunities for designers to get international coverage and press. Halle Berry and Elie Saab:
Let’s be honest. Last night’s Oscars red carpet was, for the most part, a parade of safe dresses, as it tends to be. We don’t blame celebrities for wanting to stick with safe options–who wants to end up on a worst dressed list? We wouldn’t! However, one burgeoning red carpet style star went perhaps the safest route of all by essentially wearing a dress that another A-list actress wore five years ago, with success.Emma Stone’s Giambattista Valli gown was lovely and while wearing a gigantic bow on your neck is a bit risky, the dress is extremely similar to the Balenciaga number Nicole Kidman wore to the Oscars in 2007.