- Francois Pinault to lend works for a Parisian exhibition — Vogue UK
- Men, in heels, spoofing the Spice Girls. That's all — Styleite
- The Dutch royal family is tragically chic — HuffPost Style
- Is there a Saks bidding war happening? — BoF
- Is Kate Spade Saturday poised to be bigger than expected? — Racked
- A modeling agency dedicated to girls of all size — Fashionista
- How do you feel about men carrying women's bags? — Purseblog
- What it's like to have David Gandy seduce you — BuzzFeed
- Here's a pair of Charlotte Olympia shoes in production — Telegraph
Posts for July 22nd 2013
The assortment, which will go on sale this Wednesday, July 24, include t-shirts, sweatshirts, a baby onesie, and a canvas tote bag. All of the items will feature visuals inspired by or relating to the High Line. One cream t-shirt features a bird's-eye view of the park created by artist Peter Brown, and other items feature Joel Sternfeld's photography or George Olsen's botanical illustrations. Even the High Line's logo, created by graphic designer Paula Scher, makes an appearance.
Prices run from $15 to $78, and the items will be available at the High Line Shop, on JCrew.com, and in a few J.Crew locations in New York. All of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the High Line.
This partnership is the first in J.Crew's Garments for Good program, which will feature other charitable product lines in the future. Below, a look at J.Crew's full collaboration with the High Line.
If Edie Campbell is getting a big head from all the Fall 2013 campaigns she's landed (Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, and Jil Sander, to name a few), you can't tell in her ads for Alexander McQueen. Among the many things she wears in the shots, which were taken by photographer David Sims, she dons the metal, pearl-studded head cage McQueen models sported on the runway. And even though she said she felt "not human" walking around in it, she thinks it's beautiful.
Calvin Klein Underwear has revealed its latest star. The iconic underwear label tapped Christy Turlington Burns — whose relationship with the brand began on the runway in 1987 — to appear in its Fall 2013 campaign, photographed by Mario Sorrenti.
"It was great shooting with Mario," Turlington Burns said. "We have worked together before, but never for Calvin Klein, and both of us have had a long history with the brand, so it's kind of nice to have a first experience with him and Calvin Klein."
The images, which were shot in Vieques, Puerto Rico, identify with Calvin Klein Underwear's signature minimalist, sophisticated, yet still provocative aesthetic. The campaign is set to be released gradually in August, and you can expect a flood of images to grace the September issues. Until then, here's a look at the first few photographs from the campaign.
Some of Hollywood's brightest and most stylish stars invaded San Diego over the weekend for Comic-Con. And while the convention regularly plays host to comic book and movie fans who dress up like their favorite fantasy characters, it's also home to some serious fashion plates. All eyes were on Hailee Steinfeld when she wore a Fall 2013 Kenzo dress, a red creation covered in an ocular motif, at an event for fans of her movie Ender's Game. True Blood's Anna Paquin wore a not-so-basic black ensemble to sign autographs, and Zoe Saldana attended a press event for Marvel Studios wearing a stunning blue jumpsuit.
A look at those outfits and more style stars at the convention, here in the gallery.
The fashion world mourned the loss of a pioneer in the modeling industry this weekend when news broke that John Casablancas, founder of Elite Models, had died at age 70.
WWD reported Saturday that Casablancas, who is widely credited with creating the age of the supermodel, had lost a long battle with cancer. He was in Rio de Janeiro when he passed away.
Casablancas is credited with helping bring about the age of the supermodel in the '80s and early '90s. His agency, which he founded in Paris in 1972, helped launch the careers of Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephanie Seymour, among many others who got their start at Elite. He told Modelinia in 2010, "When I came into the business . . . the models were blonde, blue eyed, no breasts, practically no curves, and I ignored that. I introduced women with shape, short hair, brunettes, brown eyes, and that was very successful."
But although he helped revolutionize modeling, Casablancas's tenure was not without controversy. He famously — and publicly — dated Stephanie Seymour in 1983, when he was 41 and she was 16. The affair ended his second marriage to former model Jeanette Christjansen. In 2000, when a BBC documentary exposed Elite executives bragging about their drug use and relationships with young models, Casablancas resigned from his agency — even though he wasn't implicated in the scandal.
John Casablancas is survived by his brother Fernando and five children, including jewelry designer Cecile Casablancas and Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes.
The star of In Her Shoes is literally giving you a chance to walk in them. With today's news that Cameron Diaz has been named artistic director of Pour La Victoire, fans of the leggy star can emulate her footwear style come Spring ("Cameron's Picks" for Fall and Holiday will roll out earlier, as well as a Jessica Hart campaign at which she was on set).
More than being just a spokesperson for the label, Cameron described the partnership to WWD: "I don't do endorsements really. This is completely different." Cameron added, "Being influential in a brand and in its [advertising] campaigns interests me. I love fashion. It's a large part of my life. What I wear is looked at. It influences what other people wear because that's just the world we live in."
Born from a visit last year to the company showroom, the actress now owns a stake in PLV Studio Inc. — which owns Kelsi Dagger and licenses bags for French Connection, though she'll have creative control over Pour La Victoire exclusively while working closely with PLV Studio's creative director, David Giordano. In the role, she'll be involved in the label's shoe and handbag collections, as well as their merchandising, marketing, and advertising. With a heavy load to undertake, Cameron admitted, "There's a lot I have to learn about the business. I'm interested in learning how collections are created. The word 'fun,' I want to say that it's going to be fun, but it's deeper than that."
For an idea of what we can look forward to when the actress's first collection hits stores, Cameron promised, "We want the brand to be accessible for that working girl . . . I work hard for my money. I want it [the collection] to be sensible, whether you have a lot of money or you are scraping together pennies." And on that note, we're saving up!