>> It's officially Costume Institute Gala time, and this year it's all about Alexander McQueen — which means plenty of McQueen dresses are going to be running around on the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, and Daphne Guinness. Anna Wintour, for her part, chose not to break her Costume Institute Gala Chanel couture streak — now five years running — with a McQueen frock; same goes for daughter Bee Shaffer, who chose Balenciaga instead. Rumor was swirling pre-red carpet arrivals that Wintour had Kate Middleton's McQueen wedding dress flown in for tonight's gala — but we'll have to wait and see: neither Wintour nor Sarah Burton are expected to give red carpet interviews.
Posts for May 2nd 2011
>> For Fall 2011, Club Monaco culled inspiration from the '50s beatnik movement, David Bailey’s photography from '60s Berlin, Leon Levinstein’s street style photos, and the iconic style of Jane Asher, Edie Sedgwick, and Jean Shrimpton — resulting in a modern bohemian collection. The lookbook, shot at the Academy mansion in New York, features Tati Cotliar and Snejana Onopka wearing a mix of throwback pieces ranging from vintage print dresses to structured leather-pocket pencil skirts.
>> Proenza Schouler is currently looking into launching fragrance, but it sounds like they're entering another category first: costume jewelry. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez apparently hope to launch the line — which is still in a prototype stage — during the upcoming pre-collection season. The idea, they said, is to make it a seasonless, classic line that will be reprised every season in different colors and materials. “It’s nice when you've put so much time into developing a product for it to have a life. So much stuff that we put out there, three months later, it’s gone,” said McCollough. [WWD]