Marc Jacobs might not be moving to Dior. WWD reports that negotiations between the French house and the Louis Vuitton creative director have come to a halt. One of the central sticking points concerns Jacobs’s reported desire to bring his Vuitton creative team with him to Dior. The ensuing round of musical chairs such a move would trigger is believed to have made the deal all but unpalatable to parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which owns both houses.
If Tuesday night’s Prince concert with fashion pre-show set the interweb‘s blood racing, then Wednesday night’s Victoria’s Secret bombshell jamboree put coronary specialists on high alert. In addition to the pageantry, those Swarovski Elements, that $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra, etc, were runway appearances from Ford’s Karmen Pedaru, Maryna Linchuk, and Anais Mali.
This season designers are building with blocks, from Chloe’s technicolor cape to DKNY’s bright chiffon dresses. Whether mixing monochromatic palettes or pairing vibrant hues, colorblocking is proof that opposites do attract. For a Prada-esque retro twist, try geometric pops of color, or do it yourself by pairing single-colored separates to create a bold statement, as at Giambattista Valli. But, you tell us:
How would you wear the colorblocking the trend?
Tuesday night there was a bit of celebratory to-do over the runway show for an Italian house’s diffusion line for a Swedish retail clothier. Nothing too outrageous, mind, on the night it was only Prince who headlined the after party. On the business side of things, it was Julia Nobis (Ford) who walked the runway for Versace for H&M. See, routine Tuesday evening in early November. Now for those election results…
One of fashion’s enduring love affairs is with wild things. Designers from Michael Kors to Monique Lhuillier saw spots and stripes for Fall, and retailers have responded with accessories and full-on ensembles to match the mood. Feeling daring? Why not try a print-on-print mix or go head-to-toe in all one skin. If you prefer your big game a little smaller, understated accessories abound—from iPod cases to nail wraps. Here, find covetable pieces in zebra, cheetah, leopard, snake, and more for any budget.
As a student at L’École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré in Paris photographer Damien Blottière studied fashion. Duperré’s emphasis on the applied arts introduced Blottière to the world of fashion, but through various stints as fashion editor for Mixte, Purple, and Dazed & Confused his full embrace of photography was realized. Blottière’s surgically precise photographic collages are used to illustrate the future in VMAN 24 Winter 2011, the “Decades Issue.”
Crystal Renn has gone from a hollow-cheeked (read: 95 pounds), unhappy young girl to a glowing, curvy, and wildly successful young woman. The model’s trajectory from an unhealthily skinny unknown to the plus-size face of houses like Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana has been well chronicled (she’s been interviewed by The New York Times and Time magazine, to name a few), as has the fact that her plus-size label is now something of a misnomer.
If you’ve ever gone to their Web site or followed their Twitter, then you likely already know of the Armani Exchange Holiday 2011 campaign that features Francisco Lachowski (Ford Men) and Victoria Lee (Ford Women). Such is the popularity of this Armani line that was launched in the early 1990s that this page would be remiss were it not to also pass comment on the luminescent campaign by photographer Matthew Scrivens.