Stella McCartney Resort/Spring 2009 Collection.
The Thakoon for Target collection, which will hit shelves in a few short weeks, is a major crowd-pleaser--resort-friendly with fantastic bold prints, when fashionistas wear these duds in December it should be hard to miss..
In Fifth Avenue news...the Louis Vuitton store will unveil their holiday decorations this weekend with translucent, multi-color monogram wrapping on the exterior of the building. The installation was created by none other than Takashi Murakami.
Oscar de la Renta is a designer who doesn't create collections that pivot too much on concept--he is known, in other words, for his individual garments rather than his specific collections. It should come at no surprise, then, that his Resort business is strong...so strong, in fact, that we can only keep the Fall and Resort deliveries straight with the seasonal notion of color and fabric as our guide. Whether it's a distressed shearling leather jacket or a pair of luxe high waist pants, we think the Oscar de la Renta customer will be so consumed by the purchase itself they may very well forget all about the business of seasons. To see the Oscar de la Renta Fall 08 collection, click here, and for the Resort 09 collection, click here.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Big coup for Thakoon Panichgul last night: Instead of going with Oscar de la Renta or Carolina Herrera like so many political women do, Michelle Obama wore a Thakoon Resort 2009 dress for all the world to see while her husband delivered his nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. [FWD]
»Naomi Campbell named a tree at her father's home in Jamaica "Kate Moss," will be debuting a new SoBe Life Water commercial to "Black Magic Woman" nationwide tomorrow [FabSugar UK, Chic Report, CBS News]
»Dolce & Gabbana may have stolen Claudia Schiffer from Chanel for their Resort 2009 campaign [Fashionista]
»Anna Wintour will be speaking to the Conde Nast interns on Wednesday [The Fashioneo]
»Kate Moss cruised through Sardinia over the weekend [PopSugar]
»Malgosia Bela wrote a 100-page thesis on Richard Avedon to earn a graduate degree in Cultural Anthropology [The Imagist]
»Heather Marks goes dark [TFS]
»Julia Restoin-Roitfeld won't be photographed with lobster rolls, but will be in Ibiza for all of August [FWD]
»Agyness Deyn, with puppies [PopSugar UK]
»A look at the Brooklyn vintage boutique where Patricia Field pulls from [The Cut]
»Magdalena Frackowiak for Alessandro Dell'Acqua Fall 2008 [Models.com]
>> If Frida Giannini is aiming for her Gucci customer to be one Rachel Zoe, nothing says it stronger than the flowy printed maxi dresses and one-shouldered bohemian blouses that she sent out as Gucci's Resort 2009 collection.
Shown in Rome to celebrate the brand's 70th anniversary and a re-opening flagship, the collection will surely please those who hanker for a Hermes scarf-like minidress or a pair of fringed espadrille wedges. Guests who were left waiting for their rides to the show venue, however, were less impressed, remarking that if Tom Ford were still at Gucci, the cars wouldn't have been late, and the drivers would have been handsome and topless . . .
>> If you missed the live feed of the Gucci Resort 2009 presentation earlier today, fret no more: it's waiting for you to watch below. The video starts out with a little backstage coverage — Mariacarla Boscono sneaking a cig while her hair is curled, Iekeliene Stange iPoding it up — and then, when it hits 2:48, the good stuff. Natasha Poly opens, Lily Donaldson closes, and for all you Snejana Onopka fans who were fretting after couture . . . she's back!
»A Spring 2008 Gap ad features Chanel Iman, Julia Stegner, Coco Rocha, Du Juan, Vlada Roslyakova, Anja Rubik . . . and a shoddy Photoshop job [ONTD_FF]
»An unnamed male designer had a face-lift gone wrong last year [Page Six]
»Meredith Melling Burke wears a mustache! [Fashionista]
>> A LITTLE TURN ON THE CATWALK —Don't forget, if you're so inclined, Gucci is streaming their Resort 2009 presentation live from Rome — it should start shortly, but in the meantime, you can catch live video from backstage, the red carpet, and the mingling on the runway . . . I just saw Sasha Pivovarova, Mariacarla Boscono, and Iekeliene Stange getting their hair done. [Gucci.com]