>> A lipstick-red slip dress, floor-sweeping fringe, demure yellow lace: see who's wearing them — and where — in the slideshow.
Posts for November 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.”
>> This Fall, the perky little fedoras of seasons past get a much-needed update. Spotted at the Fall 2011 Gucci show — and on the streets of Spring 2012 fashion week (above) — this season's fedora is floppier, feminine, and just a tad '70s — perfect for adding a bit of mystique to any cold-weather ensemble. Look for wide-brimmed versions in rich hues with luxe trimmings — leather, feathers, and extra-wide ribbon look especially chic for Fall. See below to shop our picks — and make this look your own.
Photo courtesy of Stylesight
>> The Spring 2012 H&M lookbook has arrived — and its full of all the on-trend pieces you'll be wanting come next season: collarless blazers, asymmetric blouses, and skirts and dresses in punched-up hues. Accessories, too, look fresh — especially a pair of two-tone flatform slip-ons. See the collection here, as modeled by Kinga Rajzak.
Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, and More Head Downtown For the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Afterparty
>> Post runway glitter and bikinis, the Victoria's Secret posse — Constance Jablonski, Miranda Kerr, Behati Prinsloo — celebrated the end of the fashion show last night at Dream Downtown. A few of the models were even joined by their men — Anne Vyalitsyna by boyfriend Adam Levine, Shanina Shaik by boyfriend Tyson Beckford, Candice Swanepoel by boyfriend Hermann Nicoli, Adriana Lima by husband Marko Jaric, Doutzen Kroes by husband Sunnery James, and Shannan Click by boyfriend Jack Huston, who said preshow that he was more nervous than she was about her walking.
>> Moda Operandi, the online trunk show site cofounded by Lauren Santo Domingo and Aslaug Magnusdottir, has added two new directors. Roopal Patel, a longtime executive at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, will join the site this month as fashion director overseeing merchandising, and Taylor Tomasi Hill, former style and accessories director at Marie Claire, will become artistic director focusing on the site's editorial. The site has been growing rapidly, according to Magnusdottir, and more so since September, when Conde Nast invested in the company. [NY Times]
Photo by Phil Oh
>> The $12 million, 16th annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taped at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York last night, with Carine Roitfeld and Alexander Wang showing up together just before the lights went down. Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr both made returns to the runway after sitting out pregnant last year, but it was Candice Swanepoel who opened the show in ballet-inspired wings and a thong (Kerr did, however, get to wear the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra, as husband Orlando Bloom stood and clapped for her in the audience).
This year's wing marvels included spontaneously inflating capes (on Joan Smalls), light-up neon wings (on many in the final "Club Pink"-themed section), and twin self-rotating umbrellas (on Izabel Goulart). Nicki Minaj was twirled by Erin Heatherton as she performed "Super Bass"; Kanye West — in a new Versace for H&M jacket — invited "big bro" and surprise guest Jay-Z out to join him for their Watch the Throne song "N*ggas in Paris" (Beyonce, dancing and singing along, appeared temporarily in the audience for the duration of the track); and Maroon 5's Adam Levine escorted girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna down the runway holding hands, ending with a kiss on her cheek, all while simultaneously singing "Moves Like Jagger."
A record-breaking fourteen new models (Jessica Clarke, Sui He, Bregje Heinen, Elsa Hosk, Karlie Kloss, Ieva Laguna, Lais Ribeiro, Joan Smalls, Shanina Shaik, Cameron Russell, Karmen Pedaru, Anais Mali, Toni Garrn, and Caroline Brasch Nielsen) made their debut on the Victoria's Secret runway this year, with Kloss closing the show with a disco ball on her rear. The final cut of the show will be televised on CBS on Nov. 29.