Posts for May 2009
The last Nina Ricci collection with designer Oliver Theyskens at the helm was one of the most powerful collections of the Fall 2009 season. With Resort 2010 in full swing next week followed by the inevitable build up to Spring 2010, we can't help but want to dwell for a moment in Fall footage. Above, check out video from the Nina Ricci show in Paris.
Jason Wu will stage a runway show next week to present his Resort 2010 collection. ..
Christian Lacroix, the Paris-based fashion house, is seeking court protection from creditors.
Explicit details from Vogue documentary The September Issue have finally emerged.
The Trovata case against Forever 21 was declared a mistrial because the jury was deadlocked.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Donatella Versace converses with longtime friend Lenny Kravitz for the June/July 2009 issue of Interview, admitting that she doesn't know how to cook "anything" and asking Lenny to tell her "honestly" what he thinks about her son Daniel Beck Versace's rock band demo. She also says that she won't be dredging up the '80s:
I knew that trend was coming. I knew exactly when every designer was going to start doing it. And I couldn’t, because I was with Gianni doing the ’80s, in the ’80s. I have so many pieces in the archives that I could put right out on the runway and they’d be perfect. [laughs] In general, I think, yes, we can look back, but not that much. It’s too literal. Like shoulder pads. We belonged to that time. But for me, it doesn’t make sense today. You can play with it for one season, but it’s not going to be revolutionary. I think we should move forward, not back. To define the era we live in is very difficult . . . Fashion is struggling to define itself today. For me, I’m concentrating more on fabrics, on the technological aspect of fabrics.
>> Anja Rubik has been in the game for a number of years, snagging her fair share of runway work and high-profile campaigns, but it's taken until now for her to join her contemporaries in scoring a major Vogue cover. She'll feature on Vogue Paris's prime spot for not one, but two months, since it's the magazine's June/July 2009 issue. The cover was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, but inside, Anja stars alongside Natasha Poly in an Emmanuelle Alt-styled, Terry Richardson-lensed madcap romp around Paris.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Marc Jacobs recently threw a 150-person-strong party at the yet-to-be-opened club Avenue for fiance Lorenzo Martone's thirtieth birthday. There were bundles of balloons reading "We heart Lolo," Jesus Luz DJed, and the cake was in the shape of a bear, symbolizing the term of endearment the couple have for each other — W has more pictures. [W]
>> Despite screening in January at the Sundance Film Festival, details on Vogue documentary The September Issue — with the exception of a short clip — have been kept largely under wraps. A group of British fashion insiders who have seen the 90-minute special are under strict embargo not to discuss it until it is screened at the Edinburgh festival on June 22, and the movie doesn't hit theaters until September 11, but Fashion Week Daily got their hands on a screener and has plenty of details on the film, which features Anna Wintour, the "pope" as Style.com's Candy Pratts Price calls her, and creative director Grace Coddington, or "without question, the greatest living stylist there is," according to fashion news and features director Sally Singer. The highlights, as relayed by FWD:
Anna's apparently not a fan of black . . .
"I wonder if Anna would like this one?" Grace Coddington muses, flipping through pieces. "It's black," someone points out. "That's true," Grace says. "You'd get fired for that."
. . . And perhaps not Stefano Pilati, either?
We watch her drop in for walk-through with Karl Lagerfeld and Stefano Pilati, with whom she is surprisingly (not so surprisingly?) short. What, no color in this collection, Stefano? No evening?
But she pushes for more Olivier Theyskens/Nina Ricci representation in the magazine.
Mario [Testino]'s film from the cover shoots comes back, and Anna is not pleased. There aren't enough clothes, there isn't enough Nina Ricci, and where are the Colosseum shots? She looks through the cover options, and leaves a note on one, where Sienna [Miller] is flashing a grin: "like this best, but teeth."
>> THE MODELIZER —Talk in the last week has centered on which model might be poised to give Raquel Zimmermann a run for a place on top of the heap — Lara Stone or Natasha Poly — but her Fall 2009 campaign run is shaping up well so far — she's shot Gucci and Jean Paul Gaultier, both with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Giorgio Armani with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and Hermes with Eric Valli — all supposedly before she bleached her hair. Speaking of the new hair, the first editorial with it on display appears in the July 2009 issue of Vogue Nippon, captured by Mert and Marcus (above). [WeLoveModels, TFS]