Louis Vuitton & Richard Prince Dinner; London, June 24.
»Carla Bruni, still looking the part of fabulous Dior posterchild on a state visit to Israel [Chic Report]
»LOLVogue strikes again! [Jezebel]
»Naomi Campbell's Dolce & Gabbana runway appearance, on video [212DressingRoom]
>> IN PRODUCTION —Every piece of the globe needs a little Chanel, at least in Karl Lagerfeld's mind. Rumor has it he'll be taking the show on the road to Moscow in December for a special Paris-Moscow collection (like the Paris-London and Paris-Monaco collections before) and then to Venice next June for Resort 2010. [Style File]
>> Tom Ford was never one for low-dollar apparel; As he introduced reporters to his new store in Milan yesterday, where suits will sell for upwards of $3,800, he himself was wearing $10,000 boots.
Later, the man of the hour and his business partner through thick and thin, Domenico De Sole, celebrated the store opening at a Milanese palazzo with a chatty Anna Wintour, Tom Ford campaign model (NSFW) Jon Kortajarena, and a camera shy Miuccia Prada. Full gallery of the festivities below.
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Perhaps it's the denim range Lanvin is designing for Acne that has us excited about the brand's Spring offerings all over again. Namely, the A-Pant in Blu. After all, the Lanvin for Acne pieces are comprised of deep blue denim not as bright as this one, but certainly as rich. When we saw the pair in a vibrant OAK editorial we nearly ran to the boutique (Alas, e-commerce! Ah, the marvel of the modern world.) to grab a pair. The A-Pant by Acne is a simple mid-high rise jean that flares slightly at the bottom. The look is 'sailor pant' through and through and the color, in this case, is a crisp cobalt that would enliven just about any blouse in your closet (you'll also find the A-Pant in Lilac and a few classic denim washes). We just can't pass up ultra blue denim, especially when it comes in this 1970's inspired silhouette. Check out our current Acne picks, including those illustrious blu jeans, below.
>> IN PRODUCTION —This September, Gap is teaming with Colette to celebrate the cult boutique's temporary pop-up shop in New York. Together, the two powerhouses will be hawking limited-edition collaborations between Gap's staff and some unnamed major European designers. Mark your calendars for September 5 — that's when the clothes hit, and they're only staying around for a week. [Fashionista, Nylon]
Colette, the French boutique that seems only a faraway mirage to New Yorkers without vacation time, is opening a pop-up at the beginning of Fall. For a month starting on September 5th, Colette will 'pop up' on 54th street much to the chagrin of it's new neighbor, The Gap. We're curious what will come of the temporary destination du jour, that is, it's not as if Colette as an aesthetic concept, isn't at least somewhat represented by way of other boutiques in New York. At the very least New Yorkers have learned to find the brands elsewhere and so we're just slightly curious whether having it all in one place will really bring chicsters to its doors, especially when it's only open for a month. As New Yorkers know, after all, it's common to stay below fourteenth street (or above 34th, or on the other side of the bridge, etc.) in the span of four short weeks. New Yorkers are busy, and, with the exception of Trader Joe's, we don't like lines. Call us skeptics but something about the location, its short opening, and the customer base, is keeping us curious of the results. Or perhaps it's just the significance that has us concerned.