Corinne Grassini takes the name of her fashion label from London's 19th century Rational Dress Society, which set out to reform women's fashion by tossing out constricting Victorian garments in favor of more liberating fashions. Fittingly, the Society for Rational Dress spring 2010 collection is filled with light-as-air jersey separates and sheer, ethereal draping for the modern day style rebel. Click below for our favorite looks from next season's collection.
Posts for December 15th 2009
>> Tom Ford's A Single Man Receives Three Golden Globe Nominations —When the Golden Globe nominations came out this morning, The September Issue and Valentino: The Last Emperor weren't included — there's no documentary award — but A Single Man did end up scoring in three categories. Tom Ford wasn't named himself, but Colin Firth is up for Best Actor in a Drama and Julianne Moore for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (the score also received a nod) — so he'll assuredly be at the awards in support. And don't be surprised if Julianne shows up to the ceremony Jan. 17 in another Tom Ford custom dress. [Variety]
Nick Knight's 100 Portraits project for i-D magazine's 30th anniversary has been underway for twelve days, with Knight photographing famous faces and simultaneously broadcasting live video footage of each session via SHOWstudio and real-time snapshots via Twitter.
Tomorrow marks day 13 (of 20) for the project, and the lineup includes Kate Moss who should be entering the studio at 1:15 London time. Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga, Pixie Geldof, Giles Deacon, Jamie Dornan, Daisy Lowe, Alice Dellal, Stephen Jones, Riccardo Tisci, and Henry Holland have each already been photographed for the project.
A daily scheduled of participants and link to the live studio feed can be found here.
Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are realistic about their pre-fall collection for Rag & Bone hitting stores in mid May and therefore decided to use lighter menswear fabrics for their lineup of tailored blazers and layered knits. The duo offered slouchy cropped sweatpants, ribbed leggings and utilitarian boots which can be worn throughout the transition from late summer to fall, and beyond.
As Wainwright told Vogue.com, “Buy now, wear now, that’s what we’re going for. Women don’t want to shop for things and then wait two months for the weather to change so they can wear them. This collection is thin for warmer weather but layerable. It’s really about pieces.”
It's not often a runway trend comes around which can be bought for under $5. For spring 2010 the ubiquitous exposed sock is just that—both chic and cheap.
Slouched, sheer, and sparkling, the socks at Christian Dior were paired with metallic party dresses and platform sandals. At Alexander Wang and Alexandre Herchcovitch the look was knee-high and sporty, while Christopher Bailey and Hannah MacGibbon went for chunky knit socks in neutrals at Burberry Prorsum and Chloé, respectively.
First look at Valentino spring 2010 starring Dree Hemingway and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
LVMH executive tweeted news that Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham are thinking about working on a fur collection together.
Images of Olsenboye by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen show a very borrowed-from-Stephen-Sprouse-style graffiti tee.
Twenty cheap and chic gifts under $20 for the last minute shopper on a major budget.
Karlie Kloss is Vogue's favorite model of 2009, followed by Lara Stone and Sasha Pivovarova.
Alberta Ferretti downsizes her popular cocktail party/fashion show for Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, in favor of a more casual informal presentation during NYFW in February.
>> Yves Saint Laurent passed away last year at 71, Valentino Garavani retired two years ago at 75; but a number of their contemporaries, also in their seventies, are still going strong — with no outright successors named.
Giorgio Armani, who turned 75 in July, hinted in October that he was taking precautions, especially after his bout of hepatitis, and grooming a chosen few — but insiders don't expect names until the last minute. Armani, sole owner of his $2.4 billion company, is a special case, according to Roberto Jorio Fili, a former executive at Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, and Gianfranco Ferre:
He's not the classic designer who wants to stay in the creative part and delegates the rest to managers. Armani is the business. Not one person can replace him on their own, it would have to be several people and I think that's what he's probably thinking.