>> Graphic black and white, super bold hues, and so much lace — this week had it all. And no wonder; the amount of award shows, film premieres, galas, and store openings over the last few days has been dizzying — in the chicest possible way. Click through to see who wore what — and who wore it where — in our weekly best-of roundup.
Posts for January 13th 2012
>> The Japanese editors who turn up to Pitti Uomo in Florence every year — especially as snapped by Scott Schuman — were the starting point for Derek Lam's Pre-Fall 2012 collection. "In Japan, they call them fashion nerds, but to me they’re not nerdy. They’re fabulous," Lam explained. And so, coats, trousers, tops, and sheaths were sharply-tailored and done up in gorgeous Glen plaid, herringbone, and jacquard denim. But it wasn't all borrowed-from-the-boys: Lam also worked lingerie-inspired gowns, bandana-print frocks, and fluted skirts into the mix.
>> Balenciaga has signed Kristen Stewart to be the face of its newest fragrance. The yet-to-be-named scent will be the house's second, and will launch for Fall 2012. "Kristen embodies the modernity of the new Balenciaga fragrance with her unique sensibility and intelligence," Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière explained, "She shares the radical spirit of Balenciaga." Stewart — who has been known to wear sneakers on the red carpet — seems thrilled with the pairing as well. "The brand is just cool. That’s the way it is. I feel drawn to it," the actress said.
Charlotte Gainsbourg will continue as the face of Balenciaga Paris, the house's first fragrance.