>> A number of rumors have swirled around, postulating that Stefano Tonchi asked close friend Anna Dello Russo to take the fashion director position at W — she was even spotted in the magazine's offices recently. But Tonchi denied to Daily Front Row that he had asked Dello Russo to replace current W fashion director Alex White (who remains from the pre-Tonchi era): "I love Anna, but she has a great job at Japanese Vogue that she quite likes, and I don’t have any idea to actually move her to New York. She’s a good friend, but I didn’t really even have a conversation with her about this seriously. She’s a fashion director, but she’s not necessarily the one that’s doing shoots and maybe that’s what I’m looking for. Alex is doing that, and that’s what we need at W."
Posts for July 8th 2010
>> Christophe Lemaire Hints That His Hermes Collections Won't Make Women Look Like "Luxury Prostitutes" —Christophe Lemaire has yet to debut a collection for Hermes — and it won't come until the Fall 2011 season — but he has offered a hint in the direction he'll be going: he loves "real quality, timelessness, simplicity, and classicism . . . Until very recently, high-fashion women were like luxury prostitutes. Now there is a need for a more authentic and dignified style . . . I think being transgressive today is being classical. To pretend to dress as a punk and take cocaine and have sex orgies has just become common now — there's nothing transgressive about that. The fashion pages, like Purple magazine, are just a joke." [The Cut]
V Magazine Sexy Body Cover Features Scratch-Off "V" For More Sexiness From Lily, Eniko, Isabeli, and Natasha
Adriana Lima, Lily Donaldson, Eniko Mihalik, Isabeli Fontana, and Natasha Poly appear on the five covers of V magazine (issue #66) "The Sexy Body Issue." Mario Sorrenti photographed the bombshell bodies in some seriously revealing poses, and shockingly, there's more skin to uncover. The "V" on four of the steamy covers (Adriana Lima opted out) can be scratched off to reveal body parts that were carefully covered with the magazine's logo. The limited-edition scratch-off covers are being sold exclusively online at vmagazine.com starting today.
>> Two actresses have recently stepped up their loyalties when it comes to their preferred fashion label. Zoe Saldana, who has had a longtime relationship with Calvin Klein — she often wears Calvin Klein Collection on the red carpet and accompanied Francisco Costa to this year's Costume Institute Gala and last year's CFDA Awards — is replacing Eva Mendes as the face of Calvin Klein Underwear for Fall 2010. The campaign was shot by Mikael Jansson.
>> Amy Larocca Named New York's Fashion Director —Amy Larocca, who has penned notable and lengthy profiles on the likes of Carine Roitfeld and Isabella Blow for New York, is succeeding the magazine's outgoing fashion director Harriet Mays Powell — who stepped down after six years to “develop a multimedia project.” Larocca will oversee the New York's biannual fashion issues, trend shoots, and contribute regularly to The Cut. [WWD]
>> The death knell on couture has been sounded many a time before, but as Fall 2010 couture season comes to a close, Cathy Horyn seems to think the passing of couture is inevitable. She writes: "Like perpetually dieting designers, haute couture is definitely shrinking before our eyes. Oh, don’t be fooled by the giant lion at Chanel, which, depending on how you look at these things, is either an example of Karl Lagerfeld’s brilliant stagecraft or an advertisement for a new Disney restaurant chain. Most of the remaining half-dozen or so houses that show haute couture scaled down their presentations this week: a nip here, a tuck there and a PR man explaining in a hushed tone that the designer wanted to 'return to couture’s roots.'"