Ford’s Kate King speaks with Damien Neva backstage about her show opener for Chloé Spring 2012 at Espace Ephémère Tuileries, jardin des Tuileries in Paris on Monday afternoon.
Jason Wu will be Target’s next Go International designer collaborator. The FLOTUS-favored designer especially emphasizes quality construction and American manufacturing, so it’ll be interesting to see how his aesthetic translates to mass production. [WWD]
Ford’s Erjona Ala speaks with Damien Neva immediately following Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Spring 2012 at Lycée Carnot, 145 Boulevard
Ford’s Julia Nobis, Andie Arthur, Karolina Wąż, Sigrid Agren, and Lara Mullen are seen backstage at Céline Spring 2012 at 84 Avenue Georges Lafont in Paris on early Sunday afternoon.
Ford’s Erjona Ala speaks with Damien Neva backstage about opening the show for Loewe Spring 2012 at Ecole de Médecine, 12 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine in Paris on Saturday evening.
Ford’s Alana Zimmer speaks with Damien Neva backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 at 325 rue Saint-Martin in Paris early Saturday evening.
Ford’s Antonia Wesseloh, Karmen Pedaru, Julia Nobis, Catherine McNeil, and Sigrid Agren are seen backstage at Viktor & Rolf Spring 2012 at Espace Ephémère Tuileries, jardin de Tuilieres in Paris early Saturday afternoon.
Here are some of the things we loved coming out of Paris, day three:
The ever-radiant Carmen Dell’Orefice, who, at eighty, wears the mantle of oldest-working model, recently walked Alberta Ferretti’s Pitti Immagine show along with Camilla Belle and Paz de la Huerta. Earlier this week she hared her thoughts on treacherous heels, floral scents, and setting your agenda, or not.
Xcel Brands Inc. picked up Isaac Mizrahi’s licensing business for a cool $31.5 million. Word is the designer’s high-end line, which he showed by appointment this season, will be phased out and relaunched as part of the licensing business. Cha-ching! [WWD]
Cheeky French brand Sonia Rykiel has named a new creative director. April Crichton, Rykiel’s second-in-command and an instrumental force behind the label’s diffusion line, will take on full responsibilities starting next season. [Vogue.co.uk]