Posts for April 2010
Jenna Lyons and Vogue's Sally Singer hosted the launch of Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew last night at the J.Crew shop in New York's SoHo neighborhood. Guests including Jennifer Creel, Olivia Chantecaille, Meredith Melling-Burke, Mary Alice Stephenson, and Taylor Tomasi Hill sipped pink lemonade and vodka cocktails and listened to Harley Viera-Newton DJ while previewing Dana Lorenz's exclusive collection for J.Crew. Available online and in J.Crew stores now, the lineup of multi-strand necklaces and bracelets are complete with signature Fenton/Fall design elements—dripping in chains, studs, crystals.
>> Second Season of Loic Prigent's The Day Before Confirmed for September —Documentarian Loic Prigent captured , , , and the 36 hours leading up to their respective shows for the premiere season of the Sundance Channel's series The Day Before. As reported, he's back for a second round, having followed Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeremy Scott, Narciso Rodriguez, Peter Copping at Nina Ricci, and Donatella Versace at Versace during the Fall 2010 season. The new season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10 PM. “We explored the energy of New York with young labels like Alexander Wang, grandes dames like Diane von Furstenberg, energy and humor with Jeremy Scott, and couturelike precision with Narciso Rodriguez. In Paris, you see the sweetness and romanticism of Nina Ricci, and the extreme everything of Donatella Versace in Milan. All those houses are very different, which has made it such a crazy experience.” [Full Frontal Fashion]
>> J.Crew stocks a heritage brand here and there, but it's not often that an up-and-coming designer is asked to collaborate with the brand. Not so for Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz, of whom J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons is a major fan: “We met at a dinner party at Maria Cornejo’s house. We were sitting next to each other and talking, and she mentioned that she was a jewelry designer . . . I asked her what jewelry she designed and she said Fenton/Fallon. I was like, Jesus Christ — I had a stack of papers on my desk of pictures of her necklaces and I had been trying to find them. None of them had names on her website, so I just printed them all out and would call Bergdorf and say, ‘Do you have this?’ They were like, ‘I don’t know, lady, you have to come up.’"
>> 2011 Pirelli Calendar Cast Revealed —Karl Lagerfeld, who is photographing the 2011 Pirelli calendar, said he envisioned the images set in studio rather than against the usual beach scenery. He's reportedly shooting the calendar in Paris this week, and Isabeli Fontana posted pictures on Twitter (which she has since removed) from the set of herself with Heidi Mount, Natasha Poly, Magdalena Frackowiak, and Bianca Balti; Lara Stone and Julianne Moore are also rumored to be part of the cast. [Quem, @BetonyVernon, House of Models]
The New York Post’s film critic on being less than thrilled with the VMan/Shrek editorial: “I don’t think Walt Disney would have allowed Snow White and Cinderella to appear in a magazine spread that made it look like they were about to participate in a menage a trois.”
Prabal Gurung credits an episode of Oprah for bringing him to New York.
Indian Vogue tackles prejudice against darker skin.
Lady Gaga had the worlds "I love little monster, Tokyo love" scribbled onto a white Hermes Birkin bag.
Thank you, Julie Gilhart, for giving us the opportunity to shop efficiently and early for our fall wardrobe!
Next Wednesday, April 21, Gilhart and Barneys will host a one-day trunk show event on the Co-op floor of the Barneys Madison flagship. From 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. the shopping day will feature designer appearances, special limited-edition items, and of course early fall shopping.
“The Co-op customer runs a little faster and dances to a different beat, so we are reinventing the trunk show concept for them,” said Gilhart, Barneys senior vice president and fashion director.
A.L.C., 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, Shipley & Halmos, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Richard Chai-LOVE, Vena Cava, VPL, and Wayne are participating, so brush up on these fall shows and place orders early to guarantee key pieces make it into your wardrobe.
>> In front of a sold-out crowd last night at FIT's Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Prabal Gurung, fresh off a trip to visit his family in Nepal, fielded questions ranging from the status of his love life — "I'm single" — to whether he would ever consider designing for a major fashion house — "Yes."
Gurung, who has been in business for just about a year, producing three collections under his namesake label thus far, remarks of his quickly-found success:
"I'm as talented as any other designers, I'm not more talented or anything else. But there are various other factors that came into where I am today . . . There are stories like, let's say Proenza [Schouler], they went to school, graduated, and they were discovered — they're very talented — stories like Alex Wang . . . it happens once every few years. I came from the school of thought [where] I believe in paying your dues, learning your craft, knowing what it takes to make a good collection. I paid my dues, so for me, when people say it's an instant success, I'm always like, no, it's been ten-plus years of hard work."
>> Stefano Tonchi Makes First Hire at W —It was rumored that Stefano Tonchi may be taking W the In Style route — he himself suggested that the magazine will be "less . . . fashion-obsessed" — and now, he's made his first hire, notably outside the fashion realm. Tonchi confirmed that Lawrence Karol, who most recently served as Gourmet managing editor, will top the W masthead as executive managing editor. [FWD]