>> INSIDER WIRE —Zac Posen spoke to an auditorium of high school students this morning about muses, models, and what he likes to eat: "I love grocery shopping. I’m a produce fanatic. I’ve gone through very different waist sizes, but right now I’m eating really healthy. Just vegetables and rice mostly. I cook three nights a week. After the Met Ball I went home and made whole wheat pasta and puff pastry!" And speaking of designers and food, Rachel Roy just shared her food diary from over last weekend with Grub Street. [Fashionista, Grub Street]
Posts for June 5th 2009
Farpitzs linked to an important news item involving the discontinuation of Max Factor in the United Sates.
Thakoon Panichgul's Resort collection was all about texture--fabrics we draped and gathered in the most delicate ways. Whether done on separates or frocks, with print or the palest color, the effect was dramatic and artful. With a CFDA nomination, a new line selling out in stores and a hand in an important legislative movement, Thakoon is one of the industry's finest young talents.
>> While Karl Lagerfeld is preparing for the Chanel Fall 2009 couture show on July 7 — which he plans to hold at sunset in the Grand Palais — rumors are swirling about his future at the company. Although he has said in the past that he doesn't plan to retire, it's circling that he will not renew his contract at Chanel, that Alber Elbaz will take his place, and Olivier Theyskens will take Alber's place at Lanvin.
Diane Pernet says both choices "make perfect sense" to her, but why would Alber, who has brought Lanvin profit through wearable clothes, be replaced with Olivier Theyskens, who is hardly known for wearable designs? Anna Wintour is close friends with Karl Lagerfeld — but close enough to convince him to step down so she can find placement for Olivier Theyskens?
>> INSIDER WIRE —When Christopher Bailey unveiled his Cruise 2010 collection for Burberry in London, he promised that the direction he took — think puffy edges and pleated textures — and the color palette will be reflected in his Spring 2010 show in London, which he's nervous about: "I've been working for ten years, but it's my first show here, ever. So it's going to be really exciting." [Style.com]
For his Resort 2010 collection, Alexander Wang looked at classic resort sportswear from his own unique vantage point. In the collection a classic cable knit pattern is embroidered on a sleeveless mini dress and a nautical stripe shirt is given texture and paired with a sexy sequin skirt. In Wang's world even the most conservative resort staples become MOD must-haves.
Esteban Cortazar is said to be leaving Emanuel Ungaro after three seasons thanks to an impasse over marketing and advertising strategy.
American Apparel is attempting to market and sell lamé and neon scrunchies for six dollars a piece.
A rumor is circulating that Karl Lagerfeld will leave Chanel and be replaced by Alber Elbaz who will be replaced by Oliver Theyskens at Lanvin.