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Posts for January 25th 2010
>> Last October, Vera Wang experienced quite the upheaval — both her SVP of worldwide marketing and communications and president of creative direction resigned. The same month, she also announced her intentions to do a television show, leading many to believe the executives just didn't want to see their faces on prime time.
There hasn't been much news on making headway since, but Wang is not letting her reality show idea — about her fashion house and her surrounding life — lie fallow. WWD reports that the concept has been pitched to several production companies and networks, and Wang has even considered doing production in-house. Through a spokeswoman, the designer noted, "We have been pitched and pitched television. While I adore TV, it has to be a project that I feel is authentic and relevant.”
>> Karl Lagerfeld On What to Expect at Chanel Couture —When Karl Lagerfeld showed up to take his usual front row seat at Dior Homme Saturday (he shoots the brand's campaigns), he was feeling generous with hints on what to expect at the Chanel Spring 2010 couture show tomorrow: “Two words: neon baroque.” Chanel isn't the only headlining act yet to play this week in Paris: Natalia Vodianova is hosting a dinner for her lingerie collection with Etam, for which Charlotte Gainsbourg will perform, and Kate Moss is holding a Longchamp party at the Ritz, with a Queens of Noize performance promised. [WWD, Style.com]
Roand Mouret presents his first menswear collection of 15 looks in an intimate setting where the focus was on the details.
The best and worst of January fashion magazines.
Paulo Borges, one of the organizers of Sao Paulo Fashion Week, voices concern over emaciated models on the runway.
The Row launches a website with e-commerce to come with the fall 2010 delivery.
Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Roy, Justin Giunta, Lorraine Schwartz, Alexis Bittar, Monica Botkier, Deborah Lloyd of Kate Spade, Albertus Swanepoel and Devi Kroell accessorize Barbie with diamonds, jewels and furs as part of CFDA initiative.
John Galliano Takes a Riding Crop to Spring 2010 Dior Couture, While Tavi's Giant Bow Grabs Some of the Attention
>> John Galliano kicked off Spring 2010 couture today with a show inspired by golden age designer Charles James (who influenced the original Christian Dior). However, much of the show's attention seems to pulled away from the clothes by the "outrageous pink bow," as one show attendee called it, on front rower Tavi Gevinson's head. A Grazia editor chimed in with "not best pleased to be watching couture through 13 year old Tavi's hat," and then posted a picture of her view from behind Tavi's Stephen Jones bow, with the caption, "Dior through Tavi's pesky hat."
But back to the runway. Riding habits and all the necessary accessories — whips and riding crops — abounded, flowing into frillier, ruffled numbers before ending in what appears to be a modern interpretation of the original Dior's Junon couture dress from Fall 1949. Galliano came out for his bow in full riding gear, dropping to one knee to kiss current Dior face Karlie Kloss's hand.
Curiously missing from the cast were Dior couture usuals Sasha Pivovarova and Natasha Poly; although Sigrid Agren and Georgina Stojiljkovic were both present after sitting last runway season out.