>> Sigrid Agren Is Back in the Game —Sigrid Agren, who skipped the Spring 2010 runway season and had nary a magazine editorial for a few months there, has reappeared. First, a shot in Vogue Italia's expansive, extensively-cast 80-page January 2010 editorial, and then yesterday, she appeared on the Prada Men's Fall 2010 runway in Milan — slightly blonder — as one of a handful of female models sporting Miuccia's Pre-Fall 2010 women's collection. [Fashin]
Posts for January 18th 2010
>> Just last week, it was announced that Kate Moss is working on a multi-season handbag line for Longchamp. Now, courtesy of the February 2010 issue of Vogue Paris, we get a look at the goods — which hit stores Feb. 11 — and Kate elaborates on the first collection and her inspirations (loosely translated from French):
The emerald green pochette, whose color I love, I wanted to be very simple, based on the shape of an envelope. I would wear it with all black or all navy. Because I love to wear dove grey, I wanted a bag in that color to go with my grey jeans. The zebra was inspired by an old pony printed valise from the '70s that my boyfriend [Jamie Hince] brought back from San Francisco, very dry, very trashed, without any glamour, and which I loved. As for the bags in cognac leather, it's a color and a very supple leather that we found in equestrian accessories stores, and we unfortunately can no longer find.
>> Giorgio Armani Quashes All Rumors of Stepping Down — In an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera over the weekend, Giorgio Armani ruled out both selling his privately-owned empire or being replaced by another designer: “When am I going to quit? When am I going to sell? There’s always a moment in every interview when this question jumps out. So it is time for clarity. I will never sell because I have no need to and I have no desire to. And I will not step aside as long as, touch wood, I can keep up the pace. I want to follow everything, be busy with everything, and the last word will always be mine.” [Financial Times]
>> It's On with Alexa Chung may be cancelled, but Alexa Chung's not done with the United States just yet. She still has a contract to fulfill with MTV, and she's just signed up to collaborate with J.Crew's Madewell brand.
Chung first became familiar with Madewell through an ex-roommate who works for the label; he called her up to tell her she was all over their inspiration boards. She liked the idea of working with Madewell, she told Vogue, because they were so laidback: “I’d always been a bit cautious of collaborations — that they’d just be a money thing. When I moved to New York, Madewell asked to meet me. I went in, and I liked the company. Everything about our meeting was very organic and casual; not full-on. They were open to suggestions.”
>> Christian Lacroix Shows Up on Golden Globes Red Carpet —Christian Lacroix's business may be reduced to licensing at this point in time, but it's a testament that without any new collections being produced, he's still scoring red carpet coups — to wit, his Spring 2009 couture at last night's Golden Globes on the much-watched Diane Kruger. On the other side of the spectrum, houses recently kickstarted under new creative direction also found their footing at the Golden Globes: Nicole Kidman and Carey Mulligan wore Peter Copping's Nina Ricci from Spring 2010, Ginnifer Goodwin was in Spring 2010 Vionnet by Rodolfo Paglialunga, and Chloe Sevigny took home her award in Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's Spring 2010 Valentino.