>> Coco Rocha Finally Releases Full-Length Wedding Gown Photo — Coco Rocha, who's now been on two honeymoons (to Corsica and Costa Rica, respectively) with her husband, interior designer James Conran, since their early June wedding, Tweeted the first full-length photo of her custom Zac Posen mermaid wedding gown this afternoon: "I think I've left you all waiting long enough for this one." [Oh_So_Coco]
Posts for August 17th 2010
Nineties-style gray flannel suits hit the fall runways of Alexander Wang (think deconstructed three-piece suits baring models' midriffs), Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors (who both presented more classic versions of the tailored suiting), and 3.1 Phillip Lim. With pre-fall collections trickling into stores, it's clear that gray will be the new neutral this fall.
>> New York Fashion Week could be picketed, and not by PETA. The first season at Lincoln Center could be marred if a dispute between IMG Fashion, which produces Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and the union which oversees much of the stagehand and theatrical labor at the performing arts complex is not resolved before Sept. 9, when the shows begin.
The disagreement is centered on the locations IMG plans to erect the Fashion Week tents; a contract between the union and Lincoln Center gives the union jurisdiction for certain locations on the performing arts center's campus, but not in Damrosch Park, where the tents are supposed to be pitched. But according to the union's president, contracts are typically awarded to the union for similar events, and based on that precedent, the union believes IMG should be required to hire union labor for all Fashion Week events. The union was supposed to hold an emergency meeting this morning to discuss their options, and is considering setting up a picket line.
>> Riccardo Tisci Has His Own Version of Audrey Hepburn at Givenchy —"When I see in the press what he does, there's no feeling of the house," Hubert de Givenchy told WWD of Riccardo Tisci in 2007. But Tisci says he and Givenchy have more in common than having designed for the same house: "We're both related to the art world, to celebrity, without being a celebrity. And it's a real relationship. I have what Hubert used to have Audrey [Hepburn]. Mariacarla [Boscono], Lea [T., his fit model], Marina [Abramovic], Courtney [Love], Antony [Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons] — they're my Audrey." [W]
Marc Jacobs presented his take on the classic gray flannel three-piece suit during New York Fashion Week as did Michael Kors—both designed relaxed, slouchy variations on the Eighties working girl look. Alexander Wang took things further into the future with his midriff bearing jacket and thigh-high legwarmers. Over at 3.1 Phillip Lim the cropped jacket was collarless and the trousers high-waisted and loose-fitting. The silhouettes may vary, but the message is clear—the power suit is back.
>> Although the last Alexander McQueen collection touched by the designer's hands was shown in March for Fall 2010, it appears that the last dress he worked on was not shown as part of that collection, but rather made especially for his longtime friend and muse, model and socialite Annabelle Neilson. Although a search turned up no pictures of the occasion, Neilson did wear the dress — a silk charmeuse gown with a collar of silvered feathers — once, at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara Ball in June.
>> Daphne Guinness: The Clothing Line? —Daphne Guinness is no stranger to customizing and commissioning her clothes and shoes, and now it sounds like she's started to move into designing clothes for herself. She recently wore a tight-fitting gray wool dress she designed to an interview with New York, and when prompted about whether she plans to do a line, it sounds like she's at least considering: "[I doesn’t know] if I want to get on that treadmill. I’ve got such a backlog of projects I want to do, and it is an undertaking.” [NYMag]
>> Is more restauranting in Ralph Lauren's future? He opened a 13,000-square-foot store on the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris this past April, complete with his first European restaurant, Ralph's, which currently has a four-week wait to get a reservation. Not even Ralph himself can secure a reservation for friends, he tells Harper's Bazaar. "I read about 20 reviews, and they sound like my mother wrote them. It's sort of shocking, and in Paris of all places. Vera Wang called me — she was going to invite 10 people out to dinner — but even I couldn't get her in."
Or perhaps he'll move from restaurants to another revenue stream: "I love creating something and doing more things and coming up with a new concept. I love the challenge of new ideas. I like hitting different markets. I love the young market. I don't like designing dresses, but I like designing concepts, stores. I like to open restaurants. I think I'd probably like to do a hotel. I'd like to do a movie. I don't know if I'll ever do them all, but maybe a few."