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Posts for February 12th 2010
>> Marc Jacobs, Lorenzo Martone Still Marrying Later This Year; Marc Still Wants to Be Married at Robert Duffy's House —In a new interview with Butt, Lorenzo Martone says of all the "confirmations" of his marriage to Marc Jacobs so far: "The official wedding documents won't be signed till later this year, so legally we're not married yet. But it was funny to read about it so many times." And Robert Duffy confirms today: "I have told you everything Marc has told me about his union. He is in love. He wants to get married some day. He is not married. That's it!" Duffy adds: "I had so many people ask me if Marc was married that I asked him. He said ' You know I want to get married at your house!' He would tell me." [The Cut, @robertcduffy, @robertcduffy]
>> Where there's Cushnie et Ochs, there's a runway full off body con minidresses — and Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs did not disappoint. They did, however, show off a more well-rounded collection this season: crinkled leather pants and jackets, an oversized knit cardigan with fox fur sleeves, even a few separates. The duo also had a number of collaborations going this time around: photographer Chadwick Tyler, known for his smudgy, black-and-white pictures of models, held down casting duties, while Albertus Swanepoel produced wrinkled leather helmuts-cum-do-rags and Alejandro Ingelmo cobbled together vertiginous pony hair and velvet wedge boots for the show. Andre Leon Talley sat in for the show, arms crossed, just one seat down from J. Alexander, who he's replacing as judge on America's Next Top Model, and Alexandra Richards, all in black, fit well in the cavernous show setting.
>> Anonymous IMG Source: Gemma Ward Is "Not Coming Back" —Despite the fact that Gemma Ward proclaimed she had "not quit modeling" last November and planned to be back at work this year, many in the industry don't seem convinced. That same month, her agency IMG turned down a photoshoot offer for Harper's Bazaar, stipulating that if she were to make a return, she would be back in modeling shape. IMG wouldn't comment, and wouldn't even confirm that Ward is still under their representation; an anonymous IMG insider, however, said: "Her moment's over. She's not coming back." A high-ranking magazine source notes: "Once these pictures are out of her being big, her brand is diminished, at least as far as her agency and the mainstream fashion world goes. Gemma's torn. In the last few years [her weight gain] was very much her f*ck you to the industry. She's rebelling by putting on 30 or 40 pounds, so now going back isn't a straightforward option." Ward has reportedly been exploring other options in the meanwhile, like studying theater at Yale. [Page Six Magazine]
>> Vena Cava was the first of three shows today (the others being Rachel Comey and Erin Wasson + RVCA) to boast live music. Ear plugs were left on every seat, as The Like was situated front and center on the runway.
In the show notes, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai explained that after a long weekend in a house in Woodstock, they immersed themselves in the '70s craft movement and "designed a collection for the Vena Cava woman to wear in her cabin upstate: pieces that read more minimal, American, '70s tinged, and somewhat classic." Stylist Kate Young helped Buhai and Mayock translate those ideas onto the runway with raccoon tails pinned to dresses and streaks of purple, green, and pink through the models' hair. The designers are known for their hand-drawn prints, but there were noticeably less this season — only appearing on the sleeve of a top or two.