Looks like Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant are going to be busy in 2009. Just over a year ago it was announced that Sischy, editor of Interview, and her girlfriend, Sandra Brant of Brant Publications (which published Interview), were soon to become International Editors for the Italian and Spanish editions of Vanity Fair. Today, in a press release sent out by Conde Nast, it was announced that the pair will also take helm as International Editors of German and Russian Vogues. The two will work closely, it was stated in the press release, with the editors of the magazines. Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman of Conde Nast International said, "Ingrid and Sandy are a unique journalistic team, full of ideas and with strong ties to the worlds of Hollywood, fashion and the arts.".
Posts for March 23rd 2009
Whether designers decided to delve into their signatures or experiment with new ideas, the Fall 2009 season was all about shouldering, er, soldiering on. From tennis ball shoulders a la Balenciaga to extreme princess sleeves a la Dolce & Gabbana every strong shoulder in the book was brought out and altered to fit each designer's aesthetic. Although we saw strong shoulders mostly in Paris, they were apparent throughout the season. Donna Karan showed a great American interpretation of this trend with her signature wrapped jersey dresses--her shoulders might not have reached Margiela proportions but they were prominent nonetheless. Check out our trend gallery below, with the strongest shoulders of the season.
Last week we stopped by the Paul Wilmot Communications Fall 2009 press preview and caught a glimpse of next season's LAMB handbag range. Always a crowd pleaser, these colorful, graphic bags have earned their spot in the contemporary market over the past few years. This season called up their signature retro shapes and color combinations, our favorites were zebra printed with a cobalt and yellow strap closure. Check out our snapshots from the new collection below.
You could say it became a trend by way of DKNY's sneaker pumps (above) and perhaps Ann Demeulemeester's lace-up wedges. Now that spring footwear is hitting shelves it seems there are plenty of lace-up sneaker heights to choose from. This trend might be loathed by some and loved by others but, regardless, we're just happy that there's some padding in this season's sky-high numbers. A few strips of PVC and a wooden five-inch platform shouldn't be our only option for fabulous super-tall footwear.
Managing editor of Models.com revealed the typical salary for those who pose for a Conde Nast mag.
Erin Wasson held a garage sale this weekend in Los Angeles which included a decade worth of Ghesquiere gifts and other model-sized duds.
The 2009 Time 100 finalists were announced and fashion industry nominations were not only sparse but also questionable.
Speaking of lists, Style.com posted a list of their top ten favorite collections and Erdem and Haider Ackermann both made the cut.