Posts for May 8th 2008
»Olivier Theyskens once got color inspiration from a meal of mussels and fries in a Belgian cafe: "I wanted that yellow" [Style File]
»Stella McCartney joked about wanting to design Scarlett Johansson's wedding dress, but I can't help but think she was semi-serious about it [People]
»The Sex and the City girls can contractually keep their outfits from the movie, but only if they weren't borrowed or samples [E! Online]
»A first look at Danielle Scutt for Topshop [Elle UK]
»Agyness everywhere . . . she filmed a short movie titled Avohair last week in Central Park [Nylon]
»Giorgio Armani pays the most taxes in all of Italy: nearly $29 million on $68 million income [NYDN]
>> A couple of weeks ago, the upcoming June/July 2008 issue of Vogue Paris was rumored to be "a Gallic extravaganza complete with 'Made In France' beauties placed front and center." Now, it's said that two "very French" models were booked, one who "for years was an iconic face for a venerable designer," and the other a girl "who rose to a more mass market kind of stardom."
Audrey Marnay? Laetitia Casta? Morgane Dubled? Buehler? I'm thinking the first could be Ines de la Fressange (Chanel), and for the second maybe Noemie Lenoir?
>> Since hype continues to swirl around the all-black July issue of Vogue Italia and probably will do so until it comes out, I thought it would be fun to keep a running list of who is supposedly involved:
UPDATE: Although there is no confirmation, word is that Marie Claire fashion director Tracy Taylor may be leaving the magazine.
>> Things are all starting to fall into place. Just days after it was hinted that Marie Claire is looking to replace Elle as the Project Runway sponsor comes the news that Nina Garcia is "about to land a major gig at Marie Claire."
Basically, this would facilitate Nina having a more desirable job than the offered six month-tops editor-at-large gig at Elle, plus she would be able to continue as a Project Runway judge. No word on what her new position is (Marie Claire already has a fashion director), but talk about having your cake and eating it too!
A couple of nights ago, when Agent Provocateur co-founder Joe Corre threw a launch party for Kate's latest AP campaign, Kate pulled an Anna Wintour, arriving early and making an exit before most guests had even showed up. It seems weird, since she was the girl of the night, but Joe offered up an explanation of the campaign's theme "Let them eat Kate" which could perhaps explain the devil-may-care departure: "Everyone is always on Kate about her personal relationships and the cocaine. This is her way of saying, 'You can all eat me.'"
But Kate will always be Kate: when she campaigned to save her favorite pub, The George Tavern, from being knocked down earlier this year, the landlady says that she was "running up and down the stairs screaming 'Save the George!' with practically nothing on." Love it.