>> Chanel and Dior may go full-out with couture presentations, but Donatella Versace prefers to do private appointments in January for Atelier Versace. A gown from her pleat-centric Fall 2008 collection made it to the Oscars on Marisa Tomei last weekend, and now that that's over, it's time for the big reveal: Spring 2009. The collection, modeled by Georgina Stojiljkovic, who seems to be Donatella's favorite couture model, focuses on ruffled red carpet-ready gowns, with a couple of whorled cut-out confections thrown in for good measure. Sketches included.
Posts for February 2009
After three jam-packed rounds of MAC face charts from the New York shows we bring you one whopping set of looks straight off the runway in London. From the tough girl looks at Vivienne Westwood Red Label to the utterly glamorous looks at Nicole Farhi and Roksanda Ilincic there's definitely enough Fall 2009 beauty to last the whole season.
In London, modern and minimal looks ruled and graphic transparency was a major trend. Like luxe turned inside out, transparent, colorless fabrics communicated a need for something special without even a hint of vulgarity. This season London was all about the personal, forward-looking fashion statement.
The Yves Saint Laurent auction--the largest private art auction in history--raised a total of $484.6M, singlehandedly putting Paris back in the center of the art world.
Lissie Trullie, the New York it-girl who is in more look books than we can count this season, is also starring in Moises de la Renta's look book.
The New York Times' Cintra Wilson reviewed Bird's new Brooklyn outpost and her comments are, well, specific.
>> THE MODELIZER —A year ago, WWD reported that one-third of the New York shows didn't employ models of color, but according to Jezebel's calculations, spots given to models of color increased six percent this season. Among those shows with the highest diversity: Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, Tracy Reese, Sophie Theallet; those using no models of color included: Julian Louie, Koi Suwannagate, Temperley London, and Vera Wang Lavender Label. [Jezebel]
>> Before jetting off to Milan, London fashion's finest gathered for a dinner last night at the Double Club, in honor of Another Magazine's newest issue featuring Tilda Swinton. Kate Moss, freshly returned from a safari in South Africa, made her first and only London Fashion Week appearance, dropping in with Jamie Hince for Jefferson Hack's Congolese family-style dinner. Lily Cole, who sat front row at Vivienne Westwood Red Label earlier this week and then walked in the Qasimi show before heading back to Cambridge, popped back into town for the party, where Peaches performed her Karoake favorites while Kate, Tilda Swinton, and Daphne Guiness all sang along.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Now that Katie Grand is all settled with Love over at Conde Nast, it's time for Bauer to find her replacement at POP. Are you ready for a surprising choice? Gossip last night placed socialite, designer, and art-circuit extraordinaire Dasha Zhukova at the helm in Katie's old spot, with her artist best friend Olympia Scarry doing the creative direction. Wonder how Katie feels about that? She was worried "that POP could employ someone that I think is completely venomous." [Style.com]