>> Enjoy the Anglomania while you can -- the Met has already selected the theme for next year's Costume Institute Gala: Paul Poiret. According to FWD, the museum’s team has been quietly scouring couture collectors and vintage store owners for Poiret’s designs for some time now in preparation for next May.
Posts for October 2nd 2006
>> Maybe Gareth Pugh's trademark inflatable pieces will finally blow up... in sales, that is. Pugh has found a backer in Michele Lamy, who has already seen commercial success working with Rick Owens. "Michele piecked out all the best bits I've done for the past four seasons," Pugh told Style.com. "She's taken all of my homemade efforts and is making them in cashmere, leather, and mink. Major stuff." If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how Pugh's designs translate into commercial bits of cashmere, leather, and mink.
>> As I came across this photo of Lady Amanda Harlech (muse to Karl Lagerfeld) the other day, I decided to look up a bit more about her, and came across this great article by Sarah Mower. I am always delighted to find women who are not twenty or even thirty able to hold their own as muses in an industry that is portrayed to be so obsessed with youth -- women like Lady Amanda, Charlotte Gainsbourg (muse to Nic Ghesquiere), and Carine Roitfeld (muse to Tom Ford). Besides, she sounds like an interesting character (I guess she has to be to hang around with Karl). Either that, or Sarah Mower did an excellent job reporting. Or maybe both.
>> Sounds like Dolce & Gabbana are doing some major image control: photographers backstage at the their on Thursday were asked to sign a contract assuring that any photos taken of the designers must be submitted for approval by the company — up to and including any required retouching — before publication.
Not only that, but neither the Style.com team nor Cathy Horyn of The New York Times were invited to the Dolce & Gabbana show, as their PR team were displeased with past reviews. So much for unbiased journalism...
>> I was wondering where Daria Werbowy was all last week, when the answer came as she showed up to walk at Cavalli -- she had been booked exclusively. Interesting, since she's in the Versace campaign for fall, but the copious amounts of money Cavalli had to pay her must have rung true. Seems Daria is all about exclusivity this season, as she is booked exclusively in Paris as well, but won't say for whom. My bets are on Chanel, but we'll have to wait and see...
Speaking of exclusivity, all eyes have been on new face Suvi Koponen, the 18-year-old Finnish model who Miuccia has booked exclusively for both Prada and Miu Miu (she opened and closed Prada -- is Sasha ousted?). Couldn't ask for a better career-starter than being handpicked by Miuccia herself. In fact, it's rumored that Suvi has just finished a shoot with W Magazine, and Steven Meisel is interested. Expect to see more of this girl.