Posts for February 28th 2011
>> Lately one of Riccardo Tisci's go-to models, 29-year-old Dutch model Saskia de Brauw is catching on quickly elsewhere, too. She is simultaneously featured on the big March 2011 Spring covers of two different Vogues: Vogue Paris, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (left) — which also happens to be Carine Roitfeld's last cover for the magazine — and Vogue Italia by Steven Meisel (right). [Models.com]
>> Fall 2011 Fashion Week street style has us seeing red — specifically red pants — in every direction. From editors, like Anna Dello Russo in her Prada 'fit, to other fresh attendees, we couldn't help but notice the influx of this bright hue interpreted into wide-leg trousers and skinnier cuts. Want to get in on the action? Check out our fine picks below!
Photo courtesy of Mr.Newton and Greg Kessler
>> Milan Fashion Week brings forth some of the most unique looks, as exemplified by Australia Harper's Bazaar editor Christine Centenera. The cool girl might be onto something with her lightwash baggy jeans, high heels, and studded jacket combo. We love it, and if you do too, get the same '90s rad look with our picks from G Star, Burberry, and Ann Taylor now.
Left to right: Burberry Short Studded Leather Biker Jacket ($5,995), Yves Saint Laurent Arty Swarovski Crystal Ring ($295), G-Star Hang Loose Tapered Jeans ($174, originally $249), By Malene Birger Cross-Back Vest ($79, originally $225), Via Spiga Pumps ($130, originally $185), T by Alexander Wang Cutout Jersey Tank ($42, originally $85), Ann Taylor Lizard Belt ($38), Graphic Image Leather Notebook ($90)
Photo courtesy of Greg Kessler
>> Do models have more fun in Milan? We think so, and these backstage snaps from Milan Fashion Week further that notion — Liu Wen, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls, and Jacquelyn Jablonski appear to be having a ball behind the scenes. Coco Rocha dons a chicken on her head; Hanne Gaby Odiele flashes bunny ears to an unknowing Karmen Pedaru; that and more model shenanigans in the slideshow!
Photos courtesy of Greg Kessler
>> Designers are well-represented at the Academy Awards when it comes to gowns, but a few made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles themselves to have their own Oscars red carpet moment. Georgina Chapman, Valentino Garavani, and Tara Subkoff made an awards appearance, while Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Tom Ford and the like hobnobbed later at Vanity Fair's after party.
A Second Complaint Filed Against John Galliano; Plus, A Video in Which He Declares "I Love Hitler" Surfaces
>> John Galliano is currently at a Paris police station, meeting with his accuser to get things sorted out, but a second complaint against the designer — this one, too, alleging anti-Semitic remarks — was filed Saturday with Paris police. An unnamed woman claimed that she was the victim of a verbal attack at the same Paris cafe — La Perle — where the original incident allegedly occurred. The new complaint is also expected to be addressed at today's meeting.
Meanwhile, The Sun posted a video (above) — reportedly also at La Perle — of an apparently intoxicated Galliano speaking to two women, neither of which are said to be Jewish, after one asked the designer, "Are you blond, with blue eyes?" He replies: "No, but I love Hitler, and people like you would be dead today. Your mothers, your forefathers, would be f*cking gassed and f*cking dead."
Galliano's lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, told the AP he didn't know when the video was filmed, and "there's no comment on that . . . What matters isn't what's on the Internet, what matters are the testimonies and the hearings. What's on the Internet doesn't have much value."
When contacted about the video, a Dior spokesperson replied this morning: "As announced in Sidney Toledano's statement on Friday, John Galliano is suspended pending the results of the police investigation. We did the right thing corporately, which is to allow the police to investigate any new evidence that emerges. It's out of the company's hands — and with the police — and Galliano will be suspended until it is resolved. I know there have been rumors about a possible announcement today, but it's not something I can confirm."
Last night at the Oscars, Nicole Kidman, who wore Dior couture, explained of her choice: “It was the first one I put on and I liked it. I’m pretty simple like that.” She didn't answer questions about the Galliano controversy. And apparently Dior face Natalie Portman, who went with a Rodarte dress last night (although her fiance sported Dior Homme), was asked in the Oscars press room about her reaction to the John Galliano scandal, but the moderator said she wouldn't be answering.