>> After this year's record-breaking Alexander McQueen-themed exhibit, what will the Costume Institute pick to focus on for the 2012 gala and exhibit? WWD reports hearing that Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli will be the focus, but further details could not be learned, and the Met declined comment on the matter. [WWD]
Posts for August 2011
>> Daria Strokous made the rounds during this year's Cannes Film Festival, and now she's making her film debut in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming disease-outbreak thriller Contagion, featuring an all-star cast of Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jude Law. The film — out Sept. 9 — features Strokous as Irina Modelskova, a Ukranian supermodel in London who is struck down by a mysterious and deadly ailment; a first image of Daria as Irina, at left. [TFS]
>> Go to great lengths with a little inspiration from this Fall-ready look, snapped on Harper's Bazaar senior fashion market editor Joanna Hillman. '90s redux was big on the Fall 2011 runways — think Altuzurra, Vena Cava, and Alexander Wang — and here, that same posh-grunge vibe is captured perfectly. A glammed-up sequin maxi skirt and artistically-printed tee get a little structure with the addition of a tailored short-sleeve blazer. Tough silver jewelry, super-dark shades, chunky black wedges, and a zippered Alexander Wang bag add a bit of refined rock'n'roll edge. Click through to shop the look.
>> In just a few short weeks — on September 13, to be exact —Missoni for Target will hit stores in all its zigzag-print glory. In this just-released video, Margherita Missoni gives an intimate account of the label's tradition-rich history and spills the inspiration behind the much-anticipated, 400-piece Target collaboration. Watch now to get up close with items from the line, plus get a behind-the-scenes look at the '60s-themed Missoni for Target ad campaign, shot in Milan.
>> After six months in office as Vogue Paris's editor-in-chief, Emmanelle Alt — who spent a decade as the magazine's fashion director — tells Vogue: “It is really strange, editing the magazine; it’s like decorating an apartment you have lived in for ten years already.”
One of the first things the six-foot, 44-year-old editor installed in her new office? An iPod sound system, as she likes to have music — think Michael Jackson, ABBA, disco, and David Bowie — playing as she works. "People say to me, ‘Oh, my God, your iPod!’ But I think a lot of us love the stuff of our teenage years,” she explains.
And the musical leanings extend to her out-of-office duties, too: “I love to dance, I love to sing. After a shoot, I like to do karaoke. David [Sims, the photographer] likes it, too. And Kate [Moss]. In the studio, when you’ve been working hard all day, it’s such good energy to just play around.” She and Moss tend to duet on “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough),” by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand, Alt says, with Alt on Streisand's part and Moss on Summer duty.
>> Marc Jacobs has rescheduled his collection show from Monday evening, Sept. 12, to Thursday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 pm, according to Robert Duffy. WWD reports that the switch was made to "allow Jacobs and his staff to make up for time lost this past weekend when the entire design and sample room staffs were scheduled to work before Hurricane Irene intervened." The move — which places Jacobs in the upcoming New York Fashion Week's closing spot — could complicate traveling for those headed to London Fashion Week, which begins the following morning on Sept. 16. The Marc by Marc Jacobs show, meanwhile, has been bumped up from Tuesday afternoon to the Monday evening slot. [WWD]
>> Look sharp — Zara's August lookbook is out, full of clean-cut silhouettes in a femme-masculine mix that feels just right for Fall 2011. Look for waxed trousers, smooth-line blazers, and button-up shirts — along with a smattering of fur, sequins, and optical prints — in a super-rich palette of navy, forest, and rust. Click through to see all eleven August looks, in stores now.
>> Gemma Ward, who last appeared as a mermaid in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, has reportedly landed a new film role. She said to have been cast for a "significant" part in The Great Gatsby, which begins shooting in Sydney next week. The film, directed by her fellow Australian Baz Luhrmann, is scheduled to be out in theaters next year and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway. [Herald Sun]
>> Steven Meisel captured models dancing for Prada's Spring 2011 campaign video, and now he's done the same for Lanvin's Fall 2011 campaign video. Raquel Zimmermann and Karen Elson dance in sync to Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me" — and Alber Elbaz makes a dancing cameo at the end.
>> Over the weekend, Sofia Coppola married her longtime boyfriend — Phoenix's Thomas Mars — at her family's villa in the remote southern Italian town of Bernalda. The town's mayor conducted the ceremony in front of about 80 guests, including Johnny Depp and director George Lucas; no word on whether Coppola's close friend Marc Jacobs attended.