There were so many chic events in New York this week that it was almost as if Fashion Week had come a few months early. The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, the Whitney Art Party, and a host of store openings were enough to keep the fash pack on their toes — and that's not counting two of the week's biggest events: the annual CFDA Awards and Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Little Black Jacket. Click through to see our favorite looks from the week — including Hanneli Mustaparta at the Owen store opening, Elin Kling at a dinner in honor of the Acne flagship store, Hilary Rhoda at the Veuve Clicquot Polo classic, Clemence Poesy at the Barneys New York Destefashion Collection party, Kate Bosworth at the Whitney Art Party — and much, much more.
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- Domenico Dolce (above, right, with Stefano Gabbana) will debut his first book of photography, Campioni — Fotografie by Domenico Dolce, at Dolce & Gabbana stores this July. The book will feature 67 black and white photos of young soccer players. "With my images I wanted to pay tribute to the strength and innocence of these players, and at the same time I wanted to realize one of my dreams: to take photographs," Dolce said. [WWD]
- Viktor & Rolf collaborated with Bugaboo on a baby stroller called the Cameleon3. The limited-edition stroller will be available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and Neiman Marcus in September. [LilSugar]
- Director Jalil Lespert is working on a fictional film that tells the real-life love story between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. Bergé has given Lespert his blessing, but no details about casting in the film have been made available. [Styleite]
- Calvin Klein has tapped actor Alexander Skarsgard to be the face of its new men's fragrance, Encounter. Skarsgard plays the part of Eric Northman on the HBO series True Blood, which premieres its new season on Sunday. [Fashionista]
- Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince have added a new member to their family: a Staffordshire mix named Archie. [PopSugar]
Pirelli has revealed that Steve McCurry will photograph the 2013 edition of its annual calendar. McCurry said he wanted to "portray women who are sexy without being naked."
So which 12 women will serve as his muses? Karlie Kloss is rumored to be on the list, but no other names have been announced so far.
McCurry is best known as a photojournalist, and rose to fame after shooting the well-known 1985 National Geographic cover photo known as Portrait of a Girl With Green Eyes. In shooting the Pirelli calendar, McCurry joins a list of esteemed photographers that includes Mario Sorrenti — who shot last year's calendar — Terry Richardson, Karl Lagerfeld, and Richard Avedon.
Photo: Saskia De Brauw by Mario Sorrenti for the 2012 Pirelli Calendar.
Early in the video, Jacobs confronts the suggestion that he was overweight while using drugs. "That was the stupidest thing I ever heard," he says, "because first of all I was never a fat heroin addict, I was a skinny heroin addict — and I got over that, luckily. I was fat when I stopped doing drugs, not while I was doing drugs. I don't know anyone who's fat when they're doing drugs."
Jacobs also discusses luxury, defining it as "anything you don't need. I mean you need food, water, clothing, shelter, right? But good wine, good food, beautiful interiors, nice clothes; those aren't necessities, they are luxuries — it's all luxury. I mean, it would be a wonderful thing to have a private jet all the time. I know people who do fly by private jet all the time, like Larry Gagosian, who's this big art dealer. He has a private jet and flies all the time, and luckily I've hitched a ride on his plane a few times and it is not overrated at all. It's a great way to travel!"
But there are some things that beat private jets in Jacobs's view: "Smoking's the best," he says through a cloud of smoke. "Smoking and sleeping are the two best things in the world."
The designer speaks as frankly in the rest of the video, too. Watch it below.
Francisco Costa ventured a bit outside the minimalist box for Calvin Klein's Resort 2013 collection, adding prints and patterns to his traditionally monochromatic color assortment. The show opened with a double-breasted jacket over a skirt — both rendered in a soft yellow and white print. That look was later joined by a jacket and dress in pale taupe python and a series of garments decorated with dots of varying size. In between, Costa was sure to feature the kind of crisp tone-on-tone looks the house is known for: a white bandeau top and skirt worn under a long-sleeved chiffon dress, or a deep green dress with athletic-cut arm holes, for example. Costa's readiness to brush up against the confines of minimalism — without stepping outside of them — resulted in a collection that felt decidedly modern.
The designer's 17-piece collection will be delivered to Shu Uemura's 400 locations across the world just in time for the holidays. Lagerfeld will select the colors for the collection and design its packaging. In fact, he's already shot the collaboration's advertising campaign.
Lagerfeld isn't merely a fan of Shu Uemura — he's also a longtime customer. For the past 20 years, Lagerfeld has been using the brand's products to sketch his designs, draw portraits, and even illustrate political cartoons. Lagerfeld said he turns to Shu Uemura for his artistic needs "because other manufacturers do not offer such beautiful colors."
The Shu Uemura collection is one of many side projects Lagerfeld has in the works. He's currently promoting his new book about Chanel's little black jacket and recently signed on to design helicopters for the aviation company AgustaWestland.
"We were won over by the very subtle strength of Jessica Chastain, her solar charm, her free mind," said Stephan Bezy, international general manager of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté at L'Oréal. "Jessica embodies the quintessence of Saint Laurent's femininity, a woman of her day and age, independent, determined, never where you expect her to be."
Manifesto will launch in France this September, and should make its way to stores across Europe by the end of the year before heading to the United States in early 2013. Details about the scent's fragrance notes and pricing weren't available at the time of this post, but the fragrance shares its name with the YSL photo periodical started by former creative director Stefano Pilati.
"Yves Saint Laurent is a brand that inspires me deeply," said Chastain, whose style profile has increased with recent appearances at the Cannes Film Festival and the CFDA Awards. "Since its creation, the brand has conveyed strong values that I cherish, such as an unwavering commitment, absolute love and feminine audacity. This new fragrance is an emblem of it all. I am [excited] to be part of this beautiful adventure."