>> The ten minute silent film Karl Lagerfeld directed to accompany his Chanel Paris-Moscow collection won't debut on the Chanel website until Dec. 5, but until then, we've got the teaser — almost two minutes worth of blurry, black-and-white, old movie fun.
Posts for December 3rd 2008
>> We've had a flood of good, solid fashion documentaries in the last couple of years — Valentino: The Last Emperor, Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, Lagerfeld Confidential — and it just keeps getting better. R.J. Cutler's Vogue documentary that follows the production of the magazine's September 2007 issue for nine months, and has been in the works since 2006, is finally ready to make its debut.
The formerly "Untitled Anna Wintour Documentary" now has a title — The September Issue — and will be competing at The Sundance Film Festival next January in the US Documentary category. Cross your fingers for a win — or at least positive reviews — the crew was granted "unprecedented access" and we want someone to pick up the film for distribution. Plus, Anna is hoping that it provides a better view of her than The Devil Wears Prada — so definitely a must-see.
>> For Fall 2008, three of the big campaigns that every model wants to catch — Prada, Balenciaga, and Miu Miu — all went with one big name — Linda Evangelista, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Vanessa Paradis, respectively.
Come Spring 2009, all three labels have decided to switch things up by using a large number of new faces — Prada is using eight models (Anna Jagodzinska, Giedre Dukauskaite, Katrin Thormann, Nimue Smit, Sigrid Agren, Toni Garrn, Viktoriya Sasonkina, Ymre Stiekema); Miu Miu is using eight models as "accessories" to campaign star Katie Holmes (Darya Kurovska, Elena Lomkova, Imogen Morris-Clarke, Katie Fogarty, Myf Shepherd, Sophie Srej, Tilda Lindstam, Yulia Leontieva); and Balenciaga is going with ten models (Amanda Laine, Anabela Belikova, Anna Jagodzinska, Anya Kazakova, Diana Farkhullina, Elsa Sylvan, Hanne-Gaby Odiele, Iris Strubegger, Katie Fogarty, Kinga Rajzak).
Surprisingly, there are only two girls overlapping between the campaigns: Anna Jagodzinska in Balenciaga and Prada and Katie Fogarty in Miu Miu and Balenciaga, and especially in Miu Miu's cast, some girls — Tilda Lindstam, Yulia Leontieva — are very new faces. Although some are skeptical, especially in the case of Miu Miu, that all the models cast will make it into the final shots, it's notable that all three labels, which usually go with one face, have all decided that power comes in numbers this season. Get to know the chosen faces in the gallery below.
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We've just discovered (and fallen in love with) jewelry line Tuleste Market--vintage inspired and classic as a result, these pieces are the perfect balance between costumery and fine jewelry. The California borne designers, Satu and Celeste Greenberg, started their line based on their experience and intrigue with all things vintage. Smart business people as they are the pair decided to go about producing and curating these great finds for people who love vintage but don't have the eye or access to sift through the shops. Tuleste Market is sold through Shopbop. Check out a selection of their current offerings below.
>> Just to round out yesterday's bout of Anna Wintour in, Carine Roitfeld out rumors followed by Si Newhouse's denial, Carine also denied the rumor last night in London, where she was overseeing a photoshoot with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and then heading to Paris for the Chanel Paris-Moscow showing today: "I'm very happy at Vogue France."
And just like Si, another senior official at Conde Nast laughed the rumor off yesterday: "I would eat my hat if such a changeover came about. It is borderline theatre of the absurd." But again, it's important to remember that everyone is denying that Carine is replacing Anna, not the rumor that Anna is going to retire or be replaced — no one has commented on that.
>> IN PRODUCTION —Now that Thakoon is gaining national traction for his Michelle Obama-dressing coups — and being coyly vague about whether he's in the Inauguration Ball running — it's perfect timing for the full lookbook of his Target line, which drops Dec. 28, to arrive, full of those resort-friendly prints he does so well. [Racked LA]
French contemporary label, Manoush, has always had a place in our hearts thanks to their over-the-top femininity and quirky sense of humor--there's something about that combination that we like. When we caught a glimpse of this Jabot Dress we couldn't help but wonder if the design team wasn't poking fun at the ruffle trend taking over the contemporary market. Is it Manoush's femininity or sense of humor coming out in this dress? It's hard to tell. In any case, we like this dress but it does reach our ruffle threshold. The only thing more ruffled you'd find us wearing would be a Spring 09 frock by Cristian Lacroix because, well, his ruffles are too over-the-top not to love.