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Posts for January 26th 2010
>> Givenchy started forty minutes late this evening, due in part to the delayed arrival of Riccardo Tisci favorite Ciara — the photographers booed her on her way in. Speaking of arrivals — muse Mariacarla Boscono wasn't able to make it, so fellow brand face Natalia Vodianova, fresh of her Etam lingerie collection presentation yesterday, filled in.
Lampshade hats fit atop some models's heads, while others donned ruffles and jewel tones galore. But the most unexpected trend emerging from the couture catwalk, courtesy of Chanel and now Givenchy: the bermuda short.
>> Yesterday in between couture shows, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, and Hamish Bowles sat down with French industry minister Christian Estrosi for a half hour meeting Wintour requested. She told Estrosi that France doesn't do enough to support fashion and encouraged more support for young designers.
"She's right," Estrosi admitted during a press conference afterwards — for which Wintour wasn't present. "Everyone knows the role Anna plays in making New York a great fashion capital. My objective was to benefit from her experience."
A denim-clad Dree Hemingway stars in Mango's spring 2010 catalog.
Tina Fey lands Vogue's March cover.
Christophe Decarnin books Daria for her second spring Balmain campaign.
First look: Acne's furniture line unveiled.
Stayed informed concerning all things Chanel at Chanel News.
>> March 2010 Cover Faces, Revealed —"Not usually one for rocking the boat with its cover choices," as WWD put it, Vogue is, nonetheless, taking a leap for their second biggest cover of the year in March by placing Tina Fey front and center. Other March 2010 cover curveballs abound: Harper's Bazaar went with Kate Moss by Peter Lindbergh — her first cover for the magazine since 2002 — and Glamour has hired Ellen von Unwerth for the first time ever to shoot Victoria Beckham. As for W (Megan Fox), Elle (Keira Knightley), and Teen Vogue (Mia Wasikoswka of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland), they're sticking to their usual bread and butter. [WWD]
>> No rolls in the hay today — Karl Lagerfeld, much like Giorgio Armani, was enthralled with glistening white gowns today at Chanel Spring 2010 couture. Perhaps more of a surprise: his fixation on pastel tweed culotte suits.
Guests — including a pregnant Claudia Schiffer, who arrived late and said that she only briefly plans to take a break from work to give birth — reclined on silver sofas while models glided by with Daphne Guinness-streaked Minnie Mouse hair, symbolizing Lagerfeld's "neon baroque" theme. The pastel collection represented a break from the usual black and white color scheme — Lagerfeld looked at working without black as "a challenge," he said. "I saw it in a dream and I made the sketches . . . [thanks to] an electronic flash in my head at five o'clock one morning. Silver and pastel. It's the first time in my whole career I've done a collection without black or navy. There's not one gold button." Abbey Lee Kershaw and Baptiste Giabiconi had finale honors as bride and groom — the latter in a silver foil suit.
>> Gucci To Launch Couture Collection —Is Gucci about to go the Atelier Versace route? Frida Giannini is said to be working on a debut couture collection — although apparently Gucci has no plans to show it on the Paris runways. Instead, it will be sold on a by-appointment basis and used to provide for celebrities on big red carpet occasions. [WWD]