>> Ryan McGinley, Rodarte Collaborate for Olympics Shoot —Ryan McGinley, who has a history of shooting Olympic athletes — he contributed a portfolio of the US Olympic Swim Team back in 2004 to the New York Times Magazine — revealed at Art Basel over the weekend that he's at it again: “I've been in Utah. I've been shooting for the Winter Olympics, and I got Rodarte to make me the outfits. It looks crazy!” [Hint]
Posts for December 7th 2009
Daphne Guinness Trades in Skunk-Striped Hair for All Black, Swims in Pool Clothed for Art Basel Performance Piece
>> Daphne Guinness, who has experienced an increase in industry attention this year between her Comme des Garcons-backed perfume and her tendency to wear the unwearable shoe — from Alexander McQueen and Nina Ricci under Olivier Theyskens, in particular, has traded in her iconic skunk-striped hair for a new look. When she flew in to Miami from London for Art Basel, she debuted an all-black coif, causing many, apparently, to not recognize her.
She joined beau Andre Balazs at the festivities, and later close friend and photographer David LaChapelle, with whom she presented "an incredibly elaborate advertising campaign for Maybach, the Mercedes-Benz line of uber-luxury cars, in front of both the company’s German executives and an Art Basel audience," according to Stefano Tonchi. Afterward, they dove into the hotel swimming pool, LaChapelle in only his underwear, and Daphne in couture, coif, diamonds, and all.
>> Vogue Editor Antics: The Alexandra Shulman, Aliona Doletskaya Edition —It's fairly often that a Vogue editor will run a topless photo of a woman in her magazine, but it's not often that the editor goes in for that type of thing herself. Not so for Russian Vogue's Aliona Doletskaya, who's on the cover of Moscow-based Blacksquare, wearing nothing but a little jewelry. As for mixed messages, British Vogue's Alexandra Shulman says in an interview out over the weekend: "Vogue is not my personal taste, really. I think of it more as a kind of newspaper. It's reporting on what's out there, to some extent, with me editing." [Fashin, Guardian UK]
Having recently launched her men's collection, Maria Cornejo allowed masculine shapes to inspire her pre-fall lineup of workwear style jumpsuits, sharp vests, and oversized tops. Printed dresses added color to the largely black and gray collection, popping up in digitally printed shades of green, blue, and purple.
Zac Posen described his pre-fall collection as "Lewis Carroll meets Paloma Picasso". The former expressed through whimsical prints of hopping bunnies, mushrooms, and swans and the latter via bow-front blouses, tailored wide leg trousers, and the models' beauty moment—pulled back hair with red lips.
Lindsay Lohan channels Kate Moss in 18-page Muse editorial.
A.F. Vandevorst designers An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx will launch a diffusion collection called A Friend at their guerrilla store in Antwerp.
Sophie Theallet selects Oscar de la Renta as her industry mentor provided by the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
Christopher Bailey visits Buckingham Palace.
Rei Kawakubo designs a limited edition Comme des Garçons Barbie.
Lady Gaga performs in spring 2007 Gareth Pugh.
Seventy five dresses from Victoria Beckham's spring collection were stolen on route to Neiman Marcus.
New York magazine's 35 short-lived trends from the past decade includes Uggs, trucker hats, and Crocs.
>> Sophie Theallet, who took home the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize of $200,000 last month, sat down with Cathy Horyn to discuss what she plans to do with those new funds.
Her experience designing knitwear for Jean Paul Gaultier and assisting Azzedine Alaia has spurred her: “I want to do some knits.” She also wants to set up a showroom during the upcoming Paris Fashion Week to meet with international buyers. Theallet isn't, however, looking to expand her line significantly or move into a larger workspace (she currently works out of the living room of her Brooklyn apartment).
As for the year-long mentorship she's awarded as part of her win, Theallet wants to work with Oscar de la Renta, because his company "focuses on craftsmanship [and] has a studio atmosphere similar to that found in Paris."
>> David Lynch for Christian Dior; Martin Scorsese for Chanel? —Just last week, Marion Cotillard and John Galliano were in Shanghai to film the next installment of the Lady Dior saga under the direction of David Lynch (the first segment was done by Cotillard's La vie en rose director Oliver Dahan). Now comes word from Fashionista that Chanel — which has a history of pairing directors and their muses together, most recently Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Audrey Tautou — may be working with Martin Scorsese on their next commercial segment. No word on which lady muse he would work with, but Imaginary Socialite's hint may corroborate: "Chanel abandons models for really pretty “real” girls? Thank you, Mr. Director." [WWD, Fashionista, Imaginary Socialite]
Narciso Rodriguez described his pre-fall 2010 collection as "sexy by proportion"—an idea seen best in his menswear inspired, voluminous outerwear. Shrunken blazers and fitted dresses with cutouts and sequin embellishments rounded out the lineup, in shades of black, gray and red.