Milan 02/26/10 Getty
Posts for February 26th 2010
>> The sounds of bombs dropping, bullets whizzing, and quotes from Lara Croft: Tomb Raider ("You don't think I'd go vaulting into thin air for nothing, do you?") punctuated the sci fi sountrack at Jil Sander today, with models criss-crossing the X-shaped runway in knit rompers and sharply tailored jumpsuits. Every single one tromped around in black mid-calf flat boots, while sheer panels stretched down from their tweedy jackets and short slashes revealed themselves in an otherwise buttoned-up collection.
Raf Simons seems to have joined Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada in going archival this season — he pulled out the plaids that Jil Sander first used during the early '90s. Another change for the designer: casting models of color — Joan Smalls, Rose Cordero, Sun Feifei, and Mengyao Ming Xi all populated the runway today. Brazilian sensation Alicia Kuczman, meanwhile, scored the exclusive.
>> Jourdan Dunn's Longtime Boyfriend, Father of Her Son, Arrested for Cocaine Possession —Jourdan Dunn, who gave birth to a son in December, made a return to the catwalk at Aquascutum just five days ago, but news today may affect her schedule for the rest of the season. Jordan Cummings, 20, the father of her son and her longtime boyfriend (they've reportedly been together about five years), was arrested last night and sentenced to 3.5 years jail time for possession of 2 ounces of cocaine with intent to supply. Dunn, who lives with her mom and younger brothers, made no comment, but it's suspected that Cummings's long sentence was due to similar previous convictions. [Sun UK]
Jessica Stam is working on a capsule collection with Rachel Roy for Macy's.
Lily Allen's fashion retail business will launch during Vintage at Goodwood, a festival celebrating fashion, music, design, and retail.
Gap plans global extensions in Milan and China.
Agyness Deyn wants to launch and online magazine called 'Naag'.
Daphne Guinness will exhibit part of her personal collection of clothing from Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Comme des Garçons, Dolce & Gabbana, and Azzedine Alaïa among others at the Fashion Institute of Technology in September 2011.
How to wear ruffles in your 20's, 30's, or 40's? Elle breaks down the spring trends by age.
V magazine issue number 64 doesn't hit newsstands until next month, but we're getting first looks at some of the supermodel-heavy editorials. Crystal Renn poses as a flamenco dancer alongside Emma Dumont (the 15-year-old winner of the 2010 V A Model Search), a 36-year-old Carolyn Murphy gets cozy with two male models in an 18-page spread, and Raquel Zimmermann earns her super title, smoldering in front of Mario Sorrenti's lens in barely-there looks from Balmain, Givenchy, Balenciaga, and Viktor & Rolf. More from Raquel's "High Performance" sitting in the gallery below.
Source: Mario Sorrenti/V Magazine