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Posts for March 3rd 2010
>> Bianca Balti opened in what turned out to be a very '60s-drawn Rochas collection by Marco Zanini. Teased flippy hair, shift dresses, exaggerated pointy collars, and acid hues were punctuated by leopard print and gold lame on bags and the elbow shields of cardigans. Zanini said he was inspired by a Goldie Hawn movie, Cactus Flower — perhaps explaining the floral bow motif carrying throughout. The finale, a crowd of models showered in a psychedelic mix of colored lights.
>> Baptiste Giabiconi Working on an Album? — Lagerfeld recently told W of muse Baptiste Giabiconi: "There is no other model in the business like him. [He's] perfect when dressed and stunning undressed." But what does Karl think about Baptiste's singing abilities? In response to a recent interview request, Baptiste's manager hinted that the model was working on an album: "Baptiste has a very busy schedule for the time being among the fashion shows [and] the preparation of his album . . . he has no time off for the next few months." [Beauty Confessional]
>> Dries van Noten took fashion show security to a new level today in Paris: everyone's bags had to be scanned, airport-style, before entering the show venue, which just so happened to be the Salle de Fetes (the mayor's party room), in Paris' historic City Hall.
Against the setting's gilded, painted ceiling and decadent hanging chandeliers, van Noten sent out an army of military green, leopard print, hand-painted silks, tops cut off and frayed at the shoulders, and hourglass-shaped coats to a Malcolm McLaren-curated soundtrack. "We started with '50s and '60s couture, the beautiful shapes, and also looked at other garments, menswear, military uniforms and mixed them together in a rebellious way," the designer said backstage. "You get the same elegance, but in a really different way." Jane Birkin, in jeans and faded Western shirt, and Jared Leto were both front row taking it in.
In V magazine's next issue, Canadian supermodel Daria Werbowy appears in a 10-page spread by Mario Testino inspired by Mexican actress Maria Felix and her collection of serpent and crocodile diamond necklaces from Cartier. A well-tanned Werbowy looks stunning in south of the border-style gigantic hats, smoking fat cigars and wearing armfuls of bangles.
For more from the sitting, click the gallery below. V magazine (issue #64) will be on newsstands tomorrow.
Source: Mario Testino/V magazine
All eyes on Paris. Women's Wear Daily goes into the studio (Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Isabel Marant, Dries Van Noten, Giles Deacon) to photograph designers as they apply the finishing touches to their collections.
ShopStyle and Revolve Clothing are giving away a Rebecca Minkoff handbag filled with covetable beauty products and accessories—Ray-Ban Wayfarers, House of Harlow jewelry, Love Quotes scarf, and Stila cosmetics.
Naomi Campbell will not be charged in the accused assault of her driver.
Ice cream? Perfume? The Daily is on the street asking, "What is a Coco Rocha"?