>> Did Kate Moss and Jamie Hince Secretly Marry? —Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, who have been on holiday in Italy — Tuscany and the Aeolian Islands — for the past two weeks, stepped out with rings on the wedding fingers — Moss a diamond ring and another slim ring, Hince a similiar silver ring (pictures at the source) — sparking speculation that they have quietly married. A source close to Moss denied that she and Hince had wed, however, and another anonymous friend added: "Kate and Jamie are closer than ever. They aren't married yet, but it is very much a case of 'watch this space.'" [PopSugar, Daily Mail]
Posts for August 20th 2010
>> Lincoln Center has bigger plans for fashion than just Fashion Week, according to the space's fashion director Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who coordinated the Costume Institute Gala at Vogue for a number of years and is now responsible for pulling together Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. "I want to see fashion on par with all of the other cultural activities here — the ballet, the opera," she told the Wall Street Journal. "I really do think that it's going to be very important that fashion at Lincoln Center becomes a year-round initiative."
Lincoln Center is planning fashion-focused events, like lectures and film series, after the Fashion Week tents are gone, and on Oct. 14, its New York Public Library for the Performing Arts space will host "On Stage in Fashion," an exhibition exploring collaborations between fashion designers and performing artists, including Calvin Klein and Halston for Martha Graham, Isaac Mizrahi for Mark Morris and Marc Jacobs for Lar Lubovitch.
>> Anna Jagodzinska Taking Up Acting? —Anna Maria Jagodzinska recently told a reporter that she "would like to do something beyond modeling. I have to have a stepping-stone from it. It's really cool, but I treat it like my work only." Now she seems to be dabbling in acting — she was recently accepted to the William Esper acting school in New York, which has alums like Larry David, Sam Rockwell, Kristin Davis, and Aaron Eckhart. [TFS, T]
>> Karl Lagerfeld snapped Baptiste Giabiconi and Crystal Renn in what her is her first campaign for Chanel — to promote the reopening of the brand's store in Soho, Manhattan, in September.
The shoot happened a couple of months ago in a Paris studio, and Lagerfeld asked the two models to envision themselves as lovers in a glamorous movie. “He said, ‘You’re not a model right now, you’re an actress,'" Renn told Fashionista. "The only difference between modeling and acting is that models have one second to tell a story and actresses have two hours.”
>> Paul Rowland, who founded the Women and Supreme modeling agencies, created quite an uproar — and a number of agency switches — when he left both to head up the women's division at Ford in March.
Five months later, he finally speaks publically to T about the switch: “I’ve always had this obsession with Ford, this curiosity. I love the name, I love the brand. I’ve always had this thing in the back of my mind where I thought it would be cool to go and put my own touch on it. I thought it would be cool to do what [Marc Jacobs] did, [reinvigorating Louis Vuitton] but within a modeling agency. That was where I got the idea. I just thought it would be amazing if I could breathe some new life into the image of Ford.”
>> Liu Wen Is Too Busy for a Boyfriend —22-year-old Chinese model Liu Wen is breaking all kinds of barriers — she was the first East Asian model to walk in the Victoria's Secret show last year, and then, this past April, became the first Asian face of Estee Lauder. Amongst all the recent model marriages and pregnancies, she tells W: “All the models talk about boyfriends. Even my mom asks me, ‘Where is your boyfriend?’ But I’m a little busy for that. Besides, in China girls marry at 24. So I have two years.” [W]
>> The rest of the 1,500 general sale tickets to the Fashion's Night Out fashion show sold out yesterday within four hours — although Lincoln Center's ticket office says more may become available before the show, and interested parties should call to inquire. Otherwise, the show is also set to be livestreamed.
A few more details about the fashion show have popped up — Tabitha Simmons and Edward Enninful are handling styling duties, and it will be focused on seven trends: Global Traveler, Rocker Girl, Roaring Twenties, Clean Chic, Fifties Era, and Country Weekend. CBS has also starting posting sneak peeks of the filming for their Fashion's Night Out television special — in one, during a planning meeting for the fashion show, Virginia Smith says, "We wanted to get across this idea of fashion coming from the streets of New York, so every trend is given a geographical location." As she says this, a slide pops up portraying the feathers trend paired with the Bronx Zoo.
Speaking of feathers, Anna Wintour, addressing retail executives at another meeting, poses the question with a smile: "Do feathers sell? Is that why they're back two seasons later?"
>> Much ado was made about Tavi Gevinson's styling debut for Blackbook — and now the 10 page result, shot in upstate New York, is here. Chloe Sevigny was originally scheduled to model in the shoot, but had to back out last minute because of a scheduling conflict, so Tavi chose Christine Staub from IMG. A Blackbook editor on set noted: "the clothes she pulled were minimal for a 10-page fashion editorial — she pulled from 15 designers [including Rodarte, Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton], but was very selective about which pieces she chose from each — she might get frustrated when pairing items to form looks. Added to the pressure of a first-time styling gig was the presence of Lizzie Widdicombe, who, despite being very sweet, was still a New Yorker reporter writing down Gevinson’s every move and word in her notepad."
>> Elle Offices Hit By Bedbugs —Elle editors have been working from home this week after bedbugs were found at the magazine's offices at 50th Street and Broadway. Parent company Hachette Filipacchi alerted employees with a memo Tuesday, saying that "a specially trained sniffing beagle was brought in to confirm" the infestation and the problem area was treated. A followup memo sent out Wednesday night told Elle staff to stay home until Monday. This morning, Elle.com editorial director Keith Pollock Tweeted, "Do I have bedbug bites on my face, or has the potential threat of getting bitten caused a break out? I'm flea-ing NY." [NY Post, @MrPollock]