Milan 02/25/10 Getty
Posts for February 25th 2010
>> A casting surprise was promised, and Miuccia Prada delivered: Victoria's Secret regulars like Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio, Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Bianca Balti all walked the labyrinthine runway — perhaps as a one-up to Givenchy, who cast Adriana Lima, and Balenciaga, who cast Kerr, in recent seasons. Also populating the Fall 2010 Prada cast: Lara Stone, Catherine McNeil in her first runway turn since a year ago, Mariacarla Boscono, Rose Cordero, and opener and closer Samantha Gradoville.
The show was preceded by cartoons portraying feminine cliches like "He loves me, he loves me not" while front rowers complained about the anchovy canapes handed out, but once the show started, it was all beehive hairdos, cat-eye librarian glasses, and A-line skirts in muted tones and vinyl-like finishes. Busts were enhanced with rows of ruffles and strategically placed darts, while knee-high pleated socks were finished off with pointy-toed patent pumps. A slow jazz soundtrack played, and the whole look — cable knit sweaters, sketchy plaid — earned a chorus of Mad Men comparisons. Apparently, when asked backstage, however, Miuccia said she had never seen the TV show. A video of the Prada show can be seen here.
Alexander McQueen's funeral took place in London today with Daphne Guinness, Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga, and Kate Moss in attendance. A more public memorial service is planned for later this year, although no date has been confirmed.
Karl Lagerfeld has designed a limited-edition safe with Dottling, claimed to be the world's most expensive and named "Narcissus." The six-foot tall steel and chrome monolith will retail for $339,000.
Teen Vogue announces a licensing deal to create bedding and room decor based on fashion trends from the magazine.
A closer look at Nicholas Kirkwood's melted wax heels for Rodarte fall 2010.
>> Diego Della Valle Has a Mystery Marquee Collaborator for Hogan Up His Sleeve —Diego Della Valle appointed Thakoon Panichgul two years ago to help oversee a newly-launched Hogan apparel collection, but the collaboration ended last season. Now, Della Valle says his goal is to have Hogan clothing sales equal accessories sales within the next few years, and he's teasing an upcoming collaboration with a "marquee" name. But who? He won't yet say. [WWD]
>> Cult film Zoolander, which came out in 2001, is getting a sequel, courtesy of Paramount and the original film's star, Ben Stiller. Stiller is said to be working with Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 writer Justin Theroux on a script — and Theroux is also set to direct.
Theroux is reportedly heading to Paris Fashion Week this time around to "immerse himself on what is current in fashion," and the hopes are that Owen Wilson will reprise his role as Hansel, but no deal is set. Jonah Hill, meanwhile, is said to be in negotiations as the film's villain.
>> Is Martin Margiela Going the Helmut Lang Route? —When Helmut Lang left his eponymous label in 2005, he went on to focus on art projects; in the past few years, he has had a smattering of solo art presentations. It sounds like Martin Margiela, who left his namesake label at the end of last year, may be leaning toward a similar path: he's rumored to be going back to school — art school. [@jcreportglobal]