Posts for March 17th 2009
>> There was speculation that Kate Moss might be collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld on something, but it looks like Yves Saint Laurent may have landed her first. Yesterday, photos of a shoot in Paris — with Kate all decked out in Fall 2009 Yves Saint Laurent, Edward Enninful doing the styling duties, and Craig McDean photographing — appeared, and some wondered if it wasn't the Fall 2009 YSL campaign shoot. A spokesperson has denied that it was — which makes sense, since Stefano Pilati wasn't on set, and was in New York instead the night before — but didn't rule out that it was some kind of campaign shoot. Fragrance campaign seems most likely, since she's holding a single rose to her nose, no? Either that, or perhaps something for the May 2009 issue of Vogue, since the Enninful-McDean combination seems right for that specific magazine, and Kate is co-hosting the Costume Institute Gala that month.
*image: bauer-griffin online
American designer Fahrd Foste showed his Fall 2009 collection during New York Fashion Week this season. Foste launched his namesake brand last season, after studying at Parson's and working in the denim industry with Ralph Lauren (Polo and Black Label) as a young designer. We're excited about his statement accessories and turtlenecks for fall. Check out a few images from the collection below.
>> ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL —Little by little, Rodarte is making a foray into the advertising world — first with an ad in the Winter edition of Anthem, and now for Spring 2009 in the latest issue of V Magazine (#58), at left. Are Laura and Kate Mulleavy considering going more commercial? If they're receiving LVMH mentoring like Gareth Pugh, they just might be — Gareth has been working on making his pieces more wearable recently. [Fashion Copious, Fashion Copious]
In making our round-up of 100 Shoes From Paris Fashion Week, we fell in love all over again with the chiffon-tied pumps at Balenciaga. Surely, there's a DIY aficionado out there who will take full advantage of this look and, for the rest of us, there are also great current season thick-tie sandals that are similar in style. Although we love the nude color of those by Chloe and Derek Lam, we can't resist the low price of the Topshop version. If we chose that style, we might just have enough left over for the real thing.
Melbourne 03/15/09. Photos by Graham Denholm/Getty Images.
Yesterday we pointed out a video interview with Pierre Hardy and it seems there is another to add to that list, today NYMag runs a piece with Karl Lagerfeld.
It has been announced that Alber Elbaz has tapped Nicholas Kirkwood to design the footwear for Lanvin, the partnership will begin next season.
The designer Jil Sander--not the fashion house--is slated to design an upcoming capsule collection for mass market retailer, Uniqlo.