>> Six months after giving birth to son Benjamin, Gisele Bundchen hit the runway at Sao Paulo Fashion Week yesterday — her first time to walk since giving birth — to honor her contract with Brazilian brand Colcci. She walked three times, and told Brazilian newspaper Estado de Sao Paulo of the experience: "I was very nervous . . . but I'm very happy, everything went right." As for Benjamin: "He stayed home. Mom is working here, you can not bring [him]."
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>> Behati Prinsloo Gives Details on Coco Rocha's Wedding —While no pictures have surfaced yet from Coco Rocha's wedding last week to interior designer James Conran, Behati Prinsloo, Rocha's close friend, let slip a few details about the ceremony, which took place at the same French castle in which Conran proposed. The ceremony was small — only 50 people attended — and Rocha wore a Zac Posen gown. “It was tight over her body all the way to her knees, then it had this extreme mermaid tail at the bottom," Prinsloo explained. "The straps were off the shoulder, and the material looked vintage — it’s sort of hard to explain, you have to see it . . . It was unbelievable. When I saw her, I wanted to cry. I still can’t stop thinking about how beautiful the wedding was.” [Modelinia]
>> Last week, it was reported that Thierry Mugler is looking to change the direction of his newly relaunched womenswear line (helmed by Rosemary Rodriguez) and has been in talks with several candidates — Gareth Pugh included.
Now, Hint reports from "a trusted source" that Nicola Formichetti — the stylist behind Lady Gaga, Dazed & Confused creative director, and Vogue Hommes Japan fashion director — has been named the new artistic director at Mugler. Word is Rodriguez already departed the label three weeks ago.
>> Daphne Guinness Bought Entire Isabella Blow Wardrobe —Christie's was set to auction a portion of Isabella Blow's wardrobe — over 90 Alexander McQueen outfits, 50 Philip Treacy hats, and Manolo Blahnik shoes — this September, but Suzy Menkes reports that Daphne Guinness privately bought the entire collection. “It’s Issy — it’s her DNA — it should not be scattered to the four winds," Guinness explained. “I want it to remain as a monument.” [IHT]
>> Earlier this year, Gemma Ward was said to be considering studying theater at Yale, and it seems the career direction was right, if not the venue: Ward has reportedly been cast in the upcoming fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series: On Stranger Tides.
The film, which is set to hit theaters on May 20, 2011, stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, and Geoffrey Rush, and is set to begin filming in Hawaii this week. Ward has a small speaking part as a mermaid and won't shoot her scenes until August. Australia's The Daily Telegraph cites a friend saying: "Gemma's focus is definitely on acting. She's spent the past year studying the craft full time in New York." And Frockwriter confirmed with "an extremely well-placed business associate" that Ward has definitely signed on for a role in the film.
As he prepares for his first 2010 World Cup game in South Africa with the Portuguese soccer team this week, Cristiano Ronaldo's campaign images for Giorgio Armani underwear and Giorgio Armani jeans are being released. Shot on location in Madrid, where Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid, the photos will roll out in July magazines and on siganture Armani billboards in New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan, Rome, Paris, and Tokyo. The recent Vanity Fair cover boy will also appear in an online commercial for the brand this September.
Fashion in 50 Seconds 06/14/10 Viktor & Rolf's Latest Capsule Collection, Sonia Rykiel Shows in U.S.
Viktor & Rolf are releasing a capsule collection of five white shirts as a follow-up to their little black dress series.
Sonia Rykiel will show resort this week in New York along with a new mini collection of basics. This is the first time the brand has presented in the U.S.
Agyness Deyn's online magazine, Naag, launched over the weekend.
Before they were stars: fashion industry edition.
Inspired by the gender-bending style of Frida Kahlo, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci went for a mix of men's and women's wear in his resort 2011 collection. The Mexican painter surely would have fallen equally for Tisci's tuxedo coats and tailcoats (some covered in a bold leopard print) as the more feminine pleated skirts with lace details. A floor-length chiffon dress with graphic red stripes looks especially Frida-esque.