>> BLOWING THE COVER —Carine Roitfeld hits CNN: Revealed this upcoming Wednesday, but we've got another peek at the show in the meantime — and something else is revealed in the process. Scarlett Johansson is on an upcoming Vogue Paris cover — Carine goes through the mock-ups while wearing a Fall 2009 Balenciaga dress (clip starts at about 2:05). Also featured: Anna Wintour and Carine Roitfeld exchanging pleasantries before a fashion show — it's subtle, but pretty obvious they're not each others' favorite people.
Posts for March 14th 2009
>> For the first time, Los Angeles Fashion Week is without former sponsor IMG. Things were up in the air until early this month, when a weekend of runway shows was announced and tickets were made open to the public — for a price.
Last night, Gen Art hosted three of the most promising talents of the week(end): Raquel Allegra, whose shredded t-shirts have been spotted on Kate Lanphear and launched a DIY epidemic — she added hand-dyed leather pants and leggings for Fall 2009 and promises expansion into cashmere and silks, shoes and accessories next; Grai, the three-year-old line designed by one-time Rick Owens student Maya Yogev (whose Owens training clearly inspired her full-length skirts and draped leather jackets); and Society for Rational Dress, whose designer Corinne Grassini launched a capsule collection exclusive to Barneys last month — the Fall 2009 collection features her signature harness detailing and a chain-and-leather breastplate.
>> Fall 2009 ad season is just starting to get under way, but it's not time to let go of Spring 2009 just yet — Jak & Jil streetstyle photographer Tommy Ton's campaign for luxury retailer Lane Crawford was just released, full of his trademark horizontal shots and shoe closeups. Ton is also blogging for the Lane Crawford website through the month of March, posting more of his exclusive photos from Fashion Month that won't be seen on his own blog.
>> BLOWING THE COVER —M/M Paris's revamp of Interview, complete with new handwritten logo (influenced by the one used in the '70s) and new layout (which supposedly includes less model-heavy fashion editorial), debuts with the April 2009 issue featuring Zac Efron. There seems to be no hard feelings between Fabien Baron and one half of M/M Paris, Michael Amzalag, but the graphic design duo, together with newly-named fashion director Joe McKenna (who replaces Karl Templer) have their work cut out for them: ad pages dropped 27 percent in 2008, and another 38 percent in the first quarter of 2009. [WWD]