>> Anne Christensen Heading to Glamour? —Two short weeks after resigning from T as fashion director, Anne Christensen is said to be headed to Glamour in the same capacity, replacing Xanthipi Joannides, who left the position last month (Marie Claire's fashion director Nina Garcia and Elle's style director Kate Lanphear were also reportedly vetted for the job). Although Glamour did not confirm the move, Christensen will reportedly start next month. [DFR]
UDPATE: Christensen will be executive fashion director, a newly-created position, at Glamour, effective Aug. 24, and Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive says she plans to "significantly increase" fashion pages in the magazine as a result. [WWD]
Posts for July 13th 2010
Christian Lacroix Update: Designer Working with the French Mint While His Former Brand Focuses on Menswear
>> Christian Lacroix's latest post-fashion foray? In addition to designing stage costumes, hotels, and trams, he has been named artistic advisor to the French mint, where he will design medals for marriage and civil unions.
Back at Lacroix's former label, meanwhile, new Lacroix creative director Sacha Walckhoff is busy trying to peddle his first menswear collection, funded by a licensee. The company is focusing on that, its bridal license, home textiles, sunglasses and stationery for now. Lacroix CEO Nicolas Topiol said in March he doesn't expect to enter into women's ready-to-wear again before 2012, and Walckhoff reiterated that fact yesterday to Fashionista: “We must first pay the debts.”
Agyness Deyn takes a turn behind the lens, photographing editorials for her site, Naag.
Christian Lacroix is named creative director of La Monnaie de Paris, the institution responsible for designing French Euros and medals and home to museum and photography shows.
The designer takeover of Manhattan's Bleecker street continues with Michael Kors opening a West Village store this winter.
Prada SpA has negotiated a three year loan agreement of 360 million Euros to refinance debt and propel the expansion of 30 news stores this year.
To celebrate the opening of the Target location on 116th street in East Harlem, Isabel and Ruben Toledo have teamed up to create a limited-edition collection of summer essentials—t shirts, bikinis, sarongs, and beach towels—each featuring Ruben's signature illustrations, and Isabel's sharp attention to design. The colorful printed bikinis above are just one example of this perfectly matched pairing. The complete collection will be sold in the East Harlem store beginning July 25 and online starting August 1, where five percent of Toledo-designed purchases will go to support the couple's cause of choice—Harlem’s El Museo del Barrio. Click below to view the Toledo-designed lineup for Target.
David LaChapelle's latest exhibit, titled “American Jesus,” opens today Chelsea’s Paul Kasmin Gallery, and the celebrity portrait photographer cast friends Michael Jackson and Naomi Campbell in a series of Biblical scenes. The Jackson portraits were taken just before the performer's death and include the show's title piece. Campbell makes an appearance as Botticelli's Venus. Click below for a sneak peek.