Posts for June 2009
Karl Lagerfeld Showcases His Vermont Land in Chanel Fall 2009 ads, Premieres Animated Role, and Inspires a Bag
>> The first images of Heidi Mount and Freja Beha Erichsen in Chanel's Fall 2009 campaign — which Karl Lagerfeld shot at his Vermont house for the second season in a row — have just appeared (see gallery below), with a Little House on the Prairie feel: Karl's barn will be the backdrop for at least one.
But Karl's been busy doing non-Chanel things in the weeks before couture. The Paris premiere of the animated film, Totally Spies, for which he voiced the antagonist Fabu, was yesterday — see a clip of him as Fabu here, at 1:00 — and the designer walked the red carpet with three catsuited women. He also sat front row at the Dior Homme show yesterday as he has a number of times before, where he said of the canvas "Karl Who?" tote he's been carrying: “I find it flattering. Somebody offered one to me and now Colette has picked it up." The bag is designed by Naco-Paris, but not yet available online.
*image: Wenn.com, Bauer-Griffin Online, Getty
>> Esteban Cortazar, Ungaro Still Working Things Out —Despite rumors of creative differences and the serving of a lawsuit, Esteban Cortazar and Ungaro, who were expected to part ways, are still attempting to patch things up. Cortazar showed up to the CFDA Awards earlier this month, escorting Arlenis Sosa Pena in Ungaro and saying he was still with the company; further evidence came when the designer appeared at the Ungaro men's show last Thursday and confirmed that he is working on a pre-collection: "For now I am here." He exchanged a greeting with Ungaro CEO Mounir Moufarrige, who he has been at odds with, and when asked if Cortazar was back, Moufarrige was more evasive: "He's here," he said, pointing at the runway. [WWD]
>> Ever since Stefano Pilati started working with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the Fall 2007 season on Yves Saint Laurent ads, one supermodel has starred each season, starting with Gisele Bundchen, then Kate Moss for Spring 2008, Naomi Campbell for Fall 2008, Claudia Schiffer for Spring 2009, and now Christy Turlington for Fall 2009. Logically, if they keep up their partnership, Linda Evangelista should be up next season . . .
This year London based designer Roksanda Ilincic showed a resort collection with a dark, dramatic edge. The Central Saint Martins graduate, who recently announced she would collaborate with British high street retailer Whistles, told WWD she wanted her resort collection to "be approachable in terms of fabric" but the results are anything but everyday. Ilincic is known for her cocktail dresses and this season they stand out more than ever--with 3-D draping and mesh details.
Now that summer clothing is going on sale and pre-fall clothing is hitting shelves, it's a great time to start thinking about purchasing midseason pieces. Midseason pieces are those that are versatile and can be worn during both seasons. A classic black and white stripe jacket, for instance, will keep you warm on a cool summer evening while it also makes a fine staple in a fall wardrobe. Our favorites, all under $200, above.
Esteban Cortizar is back in Ungaro's embraces and working on a pre-collection
Could it be? Celebrities banned from next year's Met Costume Gala?
Michael Jackson and the iconic sequined glove.
Wimbledon fashion faceoff: Sharapova vs. Dulko.
Karl's "Karl Who?" tote becomes the next must have carry all.
>> Sasha Pivovarova Illustrates For Chanel—Karl Lagerfeld asked Sasha Pivovarova to illustrate on a book based on Russian fairy tales in February, and while there is no news on that, she did do some work for the recent restaging of the Chanel Paris-Moscou fashion show in Moscow: "My drawings were inspired by the joy of seeing fairytale characters coming to life in one of the main theatres of Moscow, the city where I was born." [Chanel News]