>> Lindsay Lohan Already On the Outs at Ungaro? —Ungaro CEO Mounir Moufarrige seemed ready for all the diva moves new brand artistic director Lindsay Lohan might pull, but not even a week since her appointment was announced, she's already skipped a scheduled call with the Wall Street Journal and refused to pose for pictures at Ungaro's Fashion's Night Out event — and those are just the documented offenses. The latter move, however, has prompted a rumor that she might be fired . . . [The Cut Twitter]
Posts for September 13th 2009
>> Alexander Wang may have changed up his collection's look for Spring 2010, but he's not about to lose his street cred. He partnered with Katie Grand and LOVE, rented out a Mobil gas station last night, and brought a crowd — which included Trish Goff, Daphne Guinness, L'Wren Scott, Erin Wasson, Vanessa Traina, plus fellow designers Esteban Cortazar and Gareth Pugh.
Despite the fact that the station's gas tanks were drained yesterday afternoon and the venue drenched with nonflammable suds, cigarettes were verboten; nicotine-dependent guests were constantly reminded with "Please stop smoking!" announcements. To take their minds off those forbidden cigarette, there were performances by both Courtney Love, who told the audience she received (ironically) a carton of cigarettes and a pair of shoes to play, and Santigold; plus guests had a free run of anything in the station's convenience store: Bee Shaffer took advantage of the candy aisle.
Alexander, for his part, seemed to be enjoying himself — he chatted up Lily Donaldson and Frankie Rayder, got down with Hanne Gaby Odiele (below), and jumped onstage and into Courtney Love's arms during her performance.
Staying true to the philosophy that is Hervé Léger, Max and Lubov Azria showed a collection of short bandage dresses for spring 2010.
As ever the Azrias worked to freshly embellish and push forward the Léger silhouette — last season it was all about the padded shoulder (worn today by front row guest Mischa Barton) — and this season the classic 80s micro was updated by tie-dyeing, crocheting, beading, and braiding the ubiquitous strips of second-skin fabric.
The focus on handcraftmanship was evident in the details. According to Lubov Azria backstage, "It was important for us to dip dye each strip of denim fabric and to hand-sew all of the metallic embroidery."
Standout pieces from the collection include a black knotted tank dress layered over a knit slip, a linen cord corset top, cork-heeled platform shoes, and — in a flirty departure from the tough bandage look — a flared chiffon skirt embroidered with ribbon.