Posts for November 13th 2009
In a gender-bending battle of who wore it better, Baptiste Giabiconi and Iris Strubegger face-off in the new issue of VMAN magazine. Karl Lagerfeld photographed the editorial titled "Gentlemen of Leisure" for issue #16 on newsstands November 17. Click below to see all images.
Source: Karl Lagerfled for VMan
Daphne Guinness and Marc Jacobs hosted a party at Industria Superstudios in New York last night to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Nars cosmetics and the publication of Fraçois Nars' portrait book "15X15". The photographs (taken by Nars himself) were inspired by iconic images and cult Nars products and feature Jacobs, Guinness, and 13 other personalities—including Olivier Theyskens, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Shalom Harlow, Natasha Poly, and Amanda Lepore.
Although the fashion crowd was looking fabulous as ever, Daphne Guinness was the undisputed belle of the ball—fighting gravity in a nude pair of spring 2010 Alexander McQueen alien shoes. Check out the gallery below for photos from the event.
New York 11/12/09 Getty
>> Video: More Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Casting Hints —The taping of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is less than a week away, fittings are well under way — Alessandra Ambrosio has hers today — and twenty models, including the Angels walking, have now been confirmed for the show. According to John Pfeiffer, the show's casting director, there will be about 30 to 35 total models; in the casting video below, Cintia Dicker, Eniko Milhalik, Arlenis Sosa Pena, Bruno Tenorio, Yulia Kharlapanova, and Emina Cunmulaj all make appearances — but who will fill out the rest of the cast? [Victoria's Secret on Facebook]
Alexander Wang Takes Home 2009 Swiss Textile Award; Kate Mulleavy On Why Her Label Is Called "Rodarte," Not "Mulleavy"
>> Alexander Wang is experiencing quite the winning streak — he was awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund of $200,000 last November, the 2009 CFDA Swarovski Womenswear winner this past June, and now he's taking home the 2009 Swiss Textiles Award, a prize of about $150,000, to go towards international development. Wang becomes the second American designer in a row to win the Swiss Textiles Award, following after Rodarte, who were the first American winners ever last year.
The jury this year, chaired by Isabel Toledo, apparently had a tough time making a decision — Wang's fellow finalists this year were Peter Pilotto, Erdem, Thakoon, Alexis Mabille, and Ohne Titel, who will each receive a prize of approximately $6,000.
Kate Moss' motto: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."
Prabal Gurung is Hollywood's new favorite designer.
Alexander Wang takes home the 2009 Swiss textile award.
Princeton University is offering a course called Model Memoirs: The Life Stories of International Fashion Models.
Fashion saved Lady Gaga's life, and one day she will repay the industry by designing her own clothing line.
Jewel-encrusted tights are fall's must-have accessory.
Join best-dressed list regular Lauren Remington Platt as she shops for low-heeled party shoes.
Who needs jewelry when you're already accessorized? There are a few options out there offering already-tacked on shoulder details, from Altuzarra's statement coat with dangling bits of fur to Urban Outfitters' strategically studded blazer. The look is even simple to DIY — all you need are studs or rhinestones to add your own flair to blazers, cardigans, or a basic t-shirt.