>> Stella McCartney, who populated her ads with Disney cartoons last Fall, is back again with more cartoons for her Fall 2010 campaign, this time furnished by British artist Barry Reigate. Over sparse studio shots of Natalia Vodianova taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Reigate doodled balloon letters, top hats, and clown shoes hanging off McCartney's logo. McCartney said the goal was “something direct and simple, using Natalia [Vodianova] and key collection pieces, contrasted by humor and a human touch in the treatment of the logo.”
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>> Alexander McQueen's Memorial Set —On Monday, Sept. 20 during London Fashion Week, Lee Alexander McQueen's family, friends, and colleagues are expected to attend a private memorial service for the designer, whose ashes were buried in Scotland at the end of May. The service, a celebration of the designer's life and work, will be held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. [WWD]
>> The rumors that Erin Wasson's RVCA line is no longer have finally been addressed by both parties. According to RVCA founder and creative director Pat Tenore: “The current rumors are completely incorrect and misleading statements. RVCA and Erin have not parted ways indefinitely. Erin is part of the RVCA family, and we hope to work with her on new collaborations in the near future.”
Though Wasson's contract with the brand technically expires at the end of the year, there will be no Spring 2011 Erin Wasson x RVCA collection. Added RVCA marketing director Brian Garofalow: “[The] agreement was for a time term, expiring 12/31/10. The term expires in between the development and go-to-market processes for [Spring 2011], so both parties opted not to develop the season as part of our current agreement.”
Fashion in 50 Seconds 7/23 Alexander McQueen's Memorial To Be Held During London Fashion Week, Miranda Kerr Ties the Knot
Alexander McQueen's memorial will be held during London Fashion Week on Monday, September 20.
A first look at Rodarte's Black Swan ballet costumes.
Stella McCartney plans redesign for London's royal guards.
A month after engagement, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom tie the knot.
Meanwhile, Marc Jacobs isn't getting married.
>> Marc Jacobs No Longer Getting Married — Rumors that Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone had split first surfaced in April, and while the two were photographed together at the end of May (during Louis Vuitton's Bond Street flagship launch in London) and then a week or so later at the CFDA Awards, they haven't been snapped together in public since (something that used to be commonplace for the couple). Then, last night, at his London launch for his first men's fragrance, Bang, Marc's response to the matter of their engagement? "No I am not getting married." [Vogue UK]
UPDATE: Lorenzo Martone confirmed via Twitter that he and Marc split two months ago: "thanks for t notes. yes, I saw t press today. We are not together, haven't been in 2 months. And we will not comment on it. Sorry. We r fine." [@lorenzomartone]
Miranda Kerr Continues High Fashion Foray with Fall 2010 Jil Sander Campaign, Weds Among Pregnancy Rumors
>> Italy-based brands seems to love Miranda Kerr's high-fashion stint: two have cast her in their Fall 2010 campaigns, first Prada, and now Jil Sander. The latter, which appeared today, was shot by Willy Vandeperre, as usual for the brand.
But the news may not stop there: Australian press is reporting that the recently-engaged Kerr has indicated that she will make a personal statement in the next couple of hours, spurring speculation that she "could be releasing wedding plans . . . or [announcing] that she is pregnant." When asked about the baby rumors, Kerr's Australian agent said recently, "I am sorry but I am unable to make a comment." And Kerr herself said a couple of weeks ago: "The rumours started as soon as it became known we were engaged. We are ignoring them and enjoying this moment. I have always been very open about wanting to be a mother one day and I've always thought Orlando [Bloom, her fiance] would be a great dad."
UPDATE: Kerr's publicist confirmed that she and Bloom, who were engaged June 21, have married overnight. Kerr has canceled an appearance next week in Australia for department store chain David Jones, of which she is the face: "David Jones very graciously released me during this period so we could celebrate an intimate ceremony and honeymoon together."[Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Morning Herald]
>> Daphne Guinness: "I Am Far Too Thin" —At a recent party in London, Daphne Guinness expressed disapproval of how the general populace currently dresses: "You can tell the state of civilisation by the way people dress. If the people who fought two World Wars came back to 2010 and saw all of us running around in tracksuits, what would they think? It is just being sloppy. And it is not about the money, it is a mindset." She countinued, "I have nothing against people who are round. I am far too thin, for example. I’d really love to put on a few pounds. But I certainly think some people look tremendously unhealthy — and quite unhappy actually." [Daily Mail]
>> Along with the announcement that Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan will open the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1 comes the release of the first images from the film — including a first look (left) at the 40 costumes Laura and Kate Mulleavy designed for the movie's entire ballet corps. Their work will be featured in the film's scenes from "Swan Lake," and this marks Rodarte's first foray into costuming for film.
The Mulleavys were honored last night for winning the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards fashion design category by host Michelle Obama, but pulled out on attending the ceremony early yesterday morning. Their spokesman sent an email saying that the designers “had a change of plans," later adding that they “had a family obligation to attend to in Los Angeles."
>> Anna Dello Russo Launching Fragrance —Plenty of stylists have launched clothing lines, but Anna Dello Russo may have dibs on the first stylist fragrance — unless Rachel Zoe beats her to it. Dello Russo's fragrance, which based on a hint on her blog may be called "Beyond," is set to debut at the end of the year. She says the idea was suggested by influential art director Ronnie Cooke Newhouse: "Ronnie defined me as an insider reality fashion star and so I thought, now is the time to do a fragrance." [WWD]