Karl Lagerfeld decided to add Chanel Couture Sneakers to the couture fashion show this week. While I liked the collection, quite a few people thought it was a hot mess. I think the styling was a little off, but the garments were beautiful. The weird thing is that I wore sneakers to prom, so I am not against wearing sneakers with pretty dresses. These sneakers looked like old lady shoes, or those Melissa jellys people used to wear in the 90s. I just don’t know what to say about that. Photos from Style.com. P.S. Today is my 27th birthday. I think someone…anyone should buy my a chanel bag for mah burfday. Ahh… a girl can dream…
Photo from Design Scene.
Model Coco Rocha gives us a behind the scenes look at the new Karl Lagerfeld for Macy’s collection that is due in store on August 31. I can’t wait for this collection. It looks like it will be amazing. Coco looks so good modelling the collection in Lagerfeld’s person home studio.
If Karl Lagerfeld isn’t your thing, it has just been announced, on WWD, that Giambattista Valli will be the next Macy’s designer collaborator starting on October 26.
Paris Fall 2011 Couture Week is still rolling along with a few shows yesterday by the big dogs. Chanel, Armani Prive, and Givenchy showed yesterday, and as you can imagine, they were out of sight. Chanel is usually hit or miss for me. There is only so much you can do with the Chanel aesthetic, but Karl Lagerfeld managed to make cool starry night, cosmos themed couture with light shoes too. Armani Prive was just ok to me. There were some definite knockout pieces, but the prints were a little much for me. I love Asian inspired clothing, I just didn’t like how it was done here. Givenchy Couture was the best of the day. I think all future brides should look towards this mostly white collection for inspiration. Riccardo Tisci is a genius when it comes to bead work. I don’t know how he does it. Thoughts? What was your favorite piece or collection so far? Photos from Style.com.
To coincide with the Chanel Cruise 2012 collection Chanel made a short film called The Tale of a Fairy. The short features the usual Chanel folk Freja Beha, Kristen McMenamy, Baptiste Giabiconi, and Anna Mouglalis. And as usual…I don’t get the film. I never get these Lagerfeld directed short films for Chanel.
The acting from the models is usually really bad, and there are a lot of crazy things going on. Like one lady is getting cheated on by her husband right in front of her face, so then she becomes a lesbian. Now I wouldn’t turn into a lesbian if my husband cheated on me. No. I would polywop both the husband and the whore in front me, in the middle of the dinner, for trying cheat on me. That foolishness would not be tolerated, and why is everyone in this movie so bitter. Why is there a fairy? Like why does Karl Lagerfeld think any of this stuff makes sense? What do you think of this slightly not safe for work short fashion movie?
The 2011 Met Ball honoring British designer Alexander McQueen was held last night. Today we are going to go over the fashions. You know the drill… who was hot and who most certainly was not. Who did you love, hate, or feel very meh about? Photos from The Cut.
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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 has bid us adieu. I feel like this fashion month has gone by soo slowly because so much has happened. It was only a month ago to the day that I was flying into New York for fashion week And now Paris Fashion Week, with all its rumors, intrigue, mysteries, and scandals is over…finally. *Cue…Deep…Sighs…Now! Oh, but while we are on the subject of rumors and such, apparently it is a known fact that Riccardo Tisci will leave Givenchy for Dior!!!! I saw it isn’t a known fact until a press release has been sent out, but whatever. Whoever knows the truth probably isn’t saying anything at all. Duh!!! If this is true, who will take over Givenchy? Aye carumba!
Anywho! I decided to do something different for these last few shows. In place of my usual
pitiful photo collages, I have brought you fashion videos because videos are more fun and entertaining. Thank me later.
Let’s start with Yves Saint Laurent! I love the suiting with the cropped pant or short skirt that Stefano Pilati did. It was a good mix of masculine and feminine. His use of fur was fabulous as well. I loved the white fur coat and the coat before it with the black fur hood. I also loved the white section at the end. I don’t usually wear all white, just a few pieces here and there, but I would wear that white tux. They say that Pilati may be out soon at YSL, but the higher ups at the label said recently that that is a lie. Let’s hope so, because I like his work at YSL.
People have been claiming that couture is dead because couture clients have been dwindling down and most rich people just buy ready to wear clothes that look like couture. I think this season is showing that couture is alive and kicking. The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture has even added some new members in recent years. Couture will be here for awhile.
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I can’t wait to see this movie. I remember seeing still shots on a blog last month. The clothes were so fabulous. Now all I have to do is figure out what time it is here when Europe is going through 7:30 CET. If anyone knows let me know. I am EST.
Oh one more thing! Crystal Renn is supposed to walk in the Chanel Resort show in St. Tropez today! WHAT WHAT!
After her appearance on the red carpet at the Met Ball with Karl Lagerfeld, model fans have been discussing the possibilities on the horizon for Elisa Sednaoui. Chanel campaign? New besties? Model/designer collaboration?
It seems Elisa is the model actress of Karl’s eye. Tomorrow, the designer will unveil his brand new film, Remember Now, as part of the massive Chanel Cruise 2011 presentation in Saint Tropez. As you know, the cast is filled with models, including Karolina Kurkova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Heidi Mount, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Abbey Lee Kershaw, but it seems Elisa has a very special, leading lady role! She stars alongside Pascal Greggory in the short film, full of models, Chanel designs, and hints of Karl – including a pile of iPods. The full film will air on Tuesday May 11th, 7:30 PM CET on Chanel News.
With her movie roles in mind, this is the perfect marriage of fashion and film for Elisa.
I think this is such a great picture of Coco and Baptiste. They look fun, the ad looks fun, and the Coke bottle looks neat. I think it would be fun to drink out of, and I think that is the look there were going for. I would love to get a hold of these bottles.
COCO-COLA: Karl Lagerfeld poured a lot of himself into his latest collaboration: with Coca-Cola Light in France. Not only did he design a special aluminum bottle capped in vivid pink and adorned with his unmistakable, emphatic silhouette — dark suit, high collar, jutting ponytail — he also shot the ad campaign. The fizzy images, featuring models Coco Rocha and Lagerfeld regular Baptiste Giacobini, are slated to break across France on April 28, including in magazines and on billboards. One of the billboards will be splashed across Galeries Lafayette which, along with Colette, will get a jump on selling a limited edition boxed version of the bottle, with matching bottle opener, priced from 47 euros, or $64 at current exchange. Lagerfeld has long been a fan of diet cola, and says he prefers to drink it in a delicate crystal goblet to accentuate the taste. To wit: Rocha hoists her Coca-Cola Light in his favorite Lalique glass, dressed in fingerless gloves and a high-collared look from his signature collection for spring. Next up for the indefatigable Lagerfeld? A campaign shoot for the fall Karl Lagerfeld collection, this time featuring Giacobini and Iris Strubegger. — Miles Socha
I found out via twitter and Musings of a Fatshionista that the final V Magazine preview was out. Please check out Christina’s blog for the rest of the pictures from The Kaiser’s shoot, and check out her commentary on Karl Lagerfeld. I totally agree with her. It is extremely crazy for him to criticize fat people when “A” he was once fat and “B” he just shot this plus size editorial. Whatever!
You know they had to throw in the straight size model to finish the size issue and make it fair. I wanted to show you all of these pictures, but Iris Strubegger is completely naked in all of them except one, and i know some of my readers are reading this at work. I am trying to figure out a way to show NSFW fashion photos without getting people fired.
Also the cover features Gabby Sidibe, from Precious, and Dakota Fanning,who looks disheveled and blank stare worthy, as a dual cover issue.
Photos from Musings and V Mag/Models.com.
Well isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black? Remember when he said this and that. Self-hate is horrible, especially when you are in denial. What say you good readers?
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Pre-Fall 2010 collections came out last week and they are pretty interesting so far. I usually don’t pay that much attention to resort or pre-fall but everyone kept talking about how cool pre-fall was. I decided to give them a chance. So far everything looks good, but it looks like a continuation from last spring and fall. Photos from Style.com. Part two comes tomorrow.
This collection was a very sharp and serious turn for the young designer. He usually creates funky, laid back sportswear that you can wear anytime and almost anyplace. It reminded me of grown up work wear with a twist because there were a lot of trousers and shorts with trousers underneath. Wang said this collection was for the girl who has “to go to work sometime.”
Christopher Bailey did an awesome job with Burberry’s pre-fall collection. I thought the muted blues, khakis, plums,and blacks were great. The lines were crisp and the tailoring was sharp.This military themed collection went back to the company’s roots, and it worked out great.
Karl Lagerfeld showed a collection in the city that inspired it, Shanghai. The collection was also inspired by the military, so there were Asian prints mixed with Communist military uniforms. I liked how a good majority of the outfits were mostly dark with little bursts of yellow and red. I can also tell you that over the knee boots aren’t going anywhere.
DVF’s collection was colorful and very very youthful. It reminded me of something that the girls on The City or Gossip Girl would wear. The collection was full of cute colors and nifty patterns. There was also an abundance of cropped coats, pants, and shorts. Furstenburg designed a collection that was fun, hip, and cool.
The thing that caught my eye in this collection was the use of orange and the use of patterns. Patterns were used heavily throughout this collection and popped up on blouses and dresses. The color orange was barely used in this collection but stood out to me because of its brightness in a sea of black clothes that I could see women wearing either to work or out at night for a fancy dinner. It was a good solid collection.
RUPERT SANDERSON FOR KARL LAGERFELD SPRING / SUMMER 2010
Rupert Sanderson is proud to announce his collaboration for the second season running with fashion maestro, Karl Lagerfeld.
After the massive success Rupert had with the Autumn/Winter 2009 collection for Mr. Lagerfeld, Rupert welcomed the chance to work with Karl again.
This season, Rupert completely re-interpreted two of his best selling styles Asteroid and Finesse.
To give the shoe the futuristic update that Lagerfeld wanted for his collection, Rupert decided to design the shoe with his fashion-forward geometric heel, inspired by the Italian architect Gio Ponti. The ankle straps have also been altered so that they loop around under the sole and are bolted in place, giving the shoe a highly dominatrix feel. This also allows each top part of the shoe to be interchanged.
Created in a range of colours and materials from soft ice-white suede, to metallic mirror silver leather, the shoes completed Lagerfeld’s ‘futuristic rock goddess’ collection perfectly, especially with Mondino’s classic shot of skinny Karl as guitar hero cleverly spray-stenciled on the front of the shoes.
Please contact Alexandra Kotsias in the Rupert Sanderson press office for further information and samples. All made to order.
Karl Lagerfeld’s show was full of black, with few colors thrown in. Surprise Surprise! The main color were black ad white, with some silver and apricot thrown in. I was surprised that the bulk of his show had shorts, shorts, shorts, and even shorter mini dresses. There were flat shorts and pleated shorts and shorts that appeared to be made from leather. I guess Uncle Karl wants everyone to bear their legs this coming spring.
Lanvin was an exceptional show. Alber Elbaz really knows how to dress a woman. While I thought the makeup and hair was more than a little harsh, the clothes totally made up for that. This collection was full of hot dresses and dress suits with peplum swirling around the hips. I also like the color scheme of the show. There were you blacks and neutrals, but there were also reds, and blues, and yellows that popped. The jumpsuits were very ladylike and chic. I also like how Elbaz included the big billowy sleeves without making them look cliche. The shoes were gorgeous and very high. The last few dresses in the collection were great because the mixing of patterns and fabrics with the draping was just out of this world.
Dior carried the theme from the house’s last couture show into the spring ready to wear show. All of the models were dressed up as glamorous 1940s movie starlets with long wavy hair and shiny platform shoes with socks. The wore long flowing gowns or short jackets and trench coats with exposed slip dresses or camisole tops. Galliano also made dresses out of lace,lame, busitiers, and tulle. It was a very classic collection.
Photos from Style.com.
>> Loic Prigent’s The Day Before series, documenting the 48 hours before Proenza Schouler, Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Sonia Rykiel shows, doesn’t air on the Sundance Channel until Sept. 9, but they’ve put up 11 clips total spanning the four segments, and the entire Fendi episode has leaked to YouTube — watch here. A couple of favorite clips below: the first in which Karl Lagerfeld’s muse Amanda Harlech yells for some music, initiating the Fendi employees’ seasonal late night fashion show — one male staffer even wobbles the runway in vertiginous Fendi heels; the second in which Proenza Schouler’s clearly nervous Jack McCullough — who yearns for a cheeseburger — and “fidgeting” Lazaro Hernandez are inclined to physically touch every look backstage before it goes out on the runway. Ikram boutique’ Ikram Goldman calls it “blessing” the garment.
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