>> "The Beautiful Fall" is officially innocent. Karl Lagerfeld's claim that Alicia Drake's book was an invasion of privacy was dismissed Monday by a Parisian court, since less than 50 copies of the book were sold in France. Lagerfeld was ordered to pay Drake 6,000 euros for her legal fees. But it was all worth it, of course, since the book will never be distributed in France, a decision that "satisfied" Lagerfeld.
Posts for January 2007
>> My favorite look of the evening at the Golden Globes -- worn by Miss Reese Witherspoon -- is by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci. I should have known that Mr. Theyskens was going to wow us, even in his transitional period. Now I really can't wait to see his collection.
>> The more Miu Miu ads that pop up, the more l'm convinced there was some mixup with a Louis Vuitton campaign. The clothes and bags may all be Miu Miu, but between the requisite celebrity -- Lindsay Lohan, the vivid colors, and the photographers -- Mert & Marcus, all point towards Louis Vuitton. I don't like these second two shots as much as the first, but I'm still very fixated on that fantastic vivid red hair.
>> I know the expressionless expression is pretty trademark for fashion, but it really seems to be it for spring, between Natalia Vodianova's new ads for Calvin Klein and Lindsay Lohan's Miu Miu shot. I like the new direction Francisco Costa has taken with these ads, especially since he continues to use Natalia. The ethereal feel really highlights the sheerness of the garment -- I love when sheer garments are shot like this. Beautiful. And Natalia plays the mannequin -- well -- quite literally.
>> It came out of left field, this news, but I'm still glad it's here: Christopher Kane, the much-hyped Donatella Versace protege cum Herve Leger disciple, is doing a capsule collection for Topshop. That means come February 9, there will be pleated chiffon dresses with neon zippers aplenty -- in tea, blush, and grey shades, priced around £110. Woe is my clothing budget, between this and the Proenza Schouler bustiers coming to town February 4.
>> The first of Lindsay Lohan's spring Miu Miu ads has popped up... and I really really like it. Love the primary colors, the bright red hair contrasted with the pale skin, and the little bit of plum to tie the red and navy together. Her pose is very doll-like in its stiffness, and they totally took her away from just being Lindsay Lohan, which I'm happy to see. A nice surprise, very reminiscent of Guy Bourdin's work, which I love. I look forward to the rest of the set.
>> I was getting worried we weren't going to see her much anymore, she wasn't really around for the spring 2007 shows and hasn't been in editorials lately, but Mariacarla is back, and she and Juergen Teller have worked their magic together once again for the February 2007 issue of W. And it keeps getting better... she has her hauntingly beautiful long dark hair back. The whole editorial has a mustard/gold/black/white color palette -- funny that that exact color palette has one I've been contemplating lately.
I really want to get a pair of mustard tights to work into my wardrobe. They remind me of the scene in Antonioni's Blowup where the two girls are wearing pastel tights with their little sixties shift dresses. I know the girls' tights are blue and green or something, not mustard, but mustard still seems like a very sixties color to me.
In any case, mustard. Yeah. Mariacarla. Yeah. Mariacarla's dark hair. Double yeah.
>> Not that it wasn't before, but fashion just got a little more flamboyant. Isaac Mizrahi is stepping up from the ranks of his Target collaborations and his ready-to-wear line's 1998 bankruptcy to produce a spring/summer 2007 collection. You may know him from the movie Unzipped, which followed him as he prepared for his fall 1994 collection -- it's a fun movie, with cameos from all the big nineties supers and the runway has a translucent scrim so you can see what's going on backstage during the show. But I digress. You may also know him from the more recent and infamous event which involved Scarlett Johansson getting groped. Either way, he's baaaaackkkk.
>> We all have our guilty pleasures. Me? I like to splice my hard-core reading with a little "My Life At Not Vogue." Think The Devil Wears Prada, but better. And juicier. Eva posts each chapter on her blog -- I would suggest starting at Chapter 1 and working your way through Chapter 7, which she just posted recently. Go ahead, feed that sweet tooth... err... brain.