>> A lipstick-red slip dress, floor-sweeping fringe, demure yellow lace: see who's wearing them — and where — in the slideshow.
Posts for November 11th 2011
>> Last night, Stefano Tonchi and Carine Roitfeld unveiled "The Client," a 13-minute documentary focusing on Roitfeld, at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The film was produced after director Loic Prigent followed Roitfeld around the most recent Paris couture week — to the shows, couture fittings with everyone from Azzedine Alaia to Jean Paul Gaultier, and then finally at a W shoot for which she models the couture looks she chose.
Watch the full film — in which Roitfeld jokes that couture models are "fat" compared to her and then calls up Karl Lagerfeld to help her decide which Chanel dress to wear for the shoot — below.
>> In just a few short months — January, to be exact — Club Monaco's pre-Spring 2012 collection will start rolling into stores. What's on tap? Plenty of key layering pieces, sure to be topping many a new year wishlist: pea-coat trenches, open-weave sweaters, floaty dresses, and polka-dot blouses — all in a pre-Spring palette of navy, maize, mauve, and rusty red. Glean a bit of cold-weather styling inspiration here, in the new lookbook modeled by Aline Weber and Othilia Simon, and styled by Aleks Woroniecka on Shelter Island in New York.
>> Marc Jacobs, long the favorite to take over at Dior, may not be headed to the house after all. Talks between the two parties have once again halted, WWD reports, and Dior has stepped up both the pace and depth of negotiations with other designers — Alexander Wang, Raf Simons, and Jason Wu, in particular. Riccardo Tisci is also still in the mix, but given his strong momentum at Givenchy, is viewed as unlikely to be appointed.
Although last month, talks between Jacobs and Dior were said to be progressing — Bernard Arnault reportedly flew into Manhattan to meet with Jacobs — and there was no explosive breakdown, Arnault and Dior recently decided to move onto another scenario — in part because Jacobs requested that he take his Vuitton design team to Dior, which would leave Vuitton without creative support, and Phoebe Philo, the preferred candidate to take over at Vuitton, reportedly prefers to continue at Celine.
The Dior search is said to be focused on finding a designer — young or mature — with an affinity and respect for the brand's glamorous DNA, and a vision for taking it forward, post-Galliano. However, one source told WWD: “It is not impossible that [Arnault] resumes his talks with Marc.”