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Posts for June 27th 2008
>> INSIDER WIRE —In a new video interview by International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes with Tom Ford about his new Milanese store, the designer has the most affected, pseudo-British, radio-style accent ever. Keep in mind that he was born in Texas and grew up in New Mexico — maybe it was encouraged by Suzy's British accent — but wow. Amazing. [The Cut]
>> Every year that Kate Moss attends the Glastonbury Festival, she pulls off at least one iconic look; In 2005, it was the low-slung belt, hot pants, and Hunter wellies, and last year, it was the slouchy black top, PVC pants, and muddy stiletto boots (below).
This year's Glastonbury Festival just kicked into gear today, and what do you know . . . Daisy Lowe popped up goofing off for the cameras in a slouchy black top, PVC pants, and muddy wellies. Considering that the fashion flock watches Glastonbury to see what Kate pops up wearing, it's not so smart for an up-and-coming model like Daisy to follow Kate's suit — at the same event — a year later.
Swarovski Runway Rocks Fashion Show, Part of the Trend de la Creme for Coutorture comparison series.
Walking by the Prada store in Soho yesterday we noticed the lace frocks from the Fall 08 collection in the window. We turned to our companion, "But...it's June". Delivery dates aside, when clothing reaches a certain price, it's just, you know, available and it's not that we forgot that this was the way things roll out in fashion, but poised right across from Uniqlo and H&M, it was a hard pill to swallow. The mass-market retailers thrive on delivery dates that beg their consumers to anticipate every capsule collection and collaboration to hit stores. Nothing is just casually put in the window, nothing worth hype is released without a full-on parade by way of advertising and the press. And, yet, there are the lace frocks, just sitting there. We suppose the point is that to have them in the window is the same as having them in a magazine. It's still something most fashion consumers can't afford, it's still something aspirational. That street, we postulated after walking further West, is like the Bermuda Triangle of fashion. Serious economic downturn or no, the retailers know how to dangle the bait.