Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld to design for Macy's

Good news for Karl Lagerfeld fans!
Rumours are floating that the designer will be creating a mass collection for Macy's, which will include everything from jeans to party dresses. The line is also expected to include a "major online component."

Fashion insiders were first speculating about what Lagerfeld was up to when he announced that he would not be showing his signature collection during Paris Fashion Week, and instead had a fast fashion line in the works.

“I wanted this for a long time,” Lagerfeld told WWD in September. “I prefer to work in another way. I can’t compete with Chanel. I don’t want to be the poor child of myself. This has been my vision for years.”

He previously teamed up with H&M in 2004 to create a men's and women's collection.

Lagerfeld will be the third designer in a series to do a diffusion line for Macy's. The collection is expected to hit stores in fall 2011. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Leighton Meester to be the face of Vera Wang's new fragrance

Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester has just been signed as the new face of Vera Wang's next fragrance.

Wang chose Meester because she believed her "beauty, talent and spirit will inspire all the young women that I hope will enjoy this passionate, new young fragrance."

The fragrance will be available in department stores next summer.

Over the weekend, photographer Carter Smith shot the campaign from a balcony in New York City. Meester, of course, was clad in a wine coloured Vera Wang gown.

Can't wait to see the end result!


FIRST LOOK: Lanvin for H&M

Get ready for November 22nd!

The Costume Institute to exhibit McQueen's work

Fans of Alexander McQueen will now be able to see his work up-close, thanks to a new exhibition dedicated to the late designer.

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will stage "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" next spring. It will feature McQueen's work over a course of almost two decades, beginning with his graduate collection at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, and ending with his final collection before the designer took his own life in February.

“After McQueen’s death, we wanted to stage an exhibition to celebrate his legacy in fashion history and his contributions to fashion,” said Andrew Bolton, who is spearheading this exhibit, with the support of curator in charge Harold Koda. “McQueen had such a singular voice and he was a remarkable technician.

“He really was one of the most provocative voices of the past 30 years in fashion,” Bolton added. “His catwalk presentations were outstanding and straddle art and fashion. We want to get across two elements — the spectacle of the runway presentations and the beauty of his craftsmanship.”

The show will feature roughly 100 pieces, including borrowed pieces from personal collections, including that of the late Isabella Blow, and Daphne Guinness.
The exhibit will launch with the annual Costume Institute Benefit gala on May 2, and will run from May 4 to July 31.

Marc Jacobs for Industrie Magazine

Marc Jacobs showed off his feminine side for the cover of Industrie magazine. The photo was taken by Patrick Demarchelier.

Marc Jacobs shows off his feminine side for the cover of Industrie magazine. The photo was taken by Patrick Demarchelier.

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