>> "It's not about Marilyn Monroe moving to India and having an acid trip," deadpanned Alber Elbaz, who shot the Lanvin Pre-Fall 2011 lookbook in his diminutive Paris atelier, complete with tigers and white rabbits. "It's about real women's needs and desires." And since he had noticed women increasingly wearing evening looks during the day, Elbaz didn't shy away from drama and the dressed up, turning out ruffled black frocks made in scuba fabric and gray knit sweaters paired with long silk skirts. As the designer pointed out: "Why save the best dishes for the guests?"
Posts for January 11th 2011
>> It's hardly a secret that Karl Lagerfeld loves to dabble with short films for Chanel. His latest, Window World, features Magdalena Frackowiak and Barbara Dvorakova in an orange wig, and Baptiste Giabiconi, playing boutique mannequins against a score of ominous music. [Chanel]
>> Phoebe Philo gave us a sneak peek at her pre-Fall 2011 collection last month with the jumpsuit she wore to the British Fashion Awards, but now we have the full 36-look collection. Adding some punch to her minimal aesthetic, Philo devised eye-catching looks like a structured coat made of iridescent PVC and a leopard print jacket made out of calfskin. Patchwork patterns of raw denim and Harris and Shetland tweeds create what she calls a "modern urban camouflage"; there's a new top handle handbag — the Triptych — with three zipper compartments; and the much-wanted clog sandals are back, in new colors and with velcro closures.
>> Inclement Winter weather can throw you a real fastball, so stay on top of your game with our six snazzy picks for every situation: rain wellies from Hunter, shearling lined from Be & D when you're feeling the need to be extra cozy, See by Chloe wedge sneakers for those sporty weekend days, plus three more cold weather options for you to add to your wish list!
1. Lug Sole: Lauren by Ralph Lauren Fareeda Booties ($104, originally $149), 2. Snow Boots: Sorel Tivoli Boots ($100). 3. Sporty: See by Chloe Wedge Sneakers ($345), 4. Rain Boots: Hunter Brixton Rubber Rain Boots ($150), 5. Over-the-Knee: Dolce Vita Over-the-Knee Flat Riding Boot ($225, originally $300), 6. Shearling: Be & D Carlisle Suede Lace Up Booties ($333, originally $475)