Archive for November, 2012

Alexander Wang to Succeed Nicolas Ghesquière as Creative Director of Balenciaga

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Rumors have abounded over the past few days, but market sources today confirmed that Alexander Wang will indeed be named the new Creative Director of Balenciaga. He follows in the footsteps of the legendary Nicolas Ghesquière, who took the reins in 1997 and transformed Balenciaga from a declining brand known mostly for its fragrances to [...]

Christopher Kane Departs Versus in Style

Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace

Versace is parting ways with its sister label, Versus’s designer–Christopher Kane, who has been the label’s designer since 2009. Versus began as Versace’s first diffusion line, and was given to Donatella Versace as a gift from her brother and house’s founder—Gianni Versace. The line was discontinued in 2005, but with the help of the Scottish [...]

Olivia Thirlby Will Star in Commercial for Prabal Gurung Collaboration with Target

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High-low designer collaborations are all the rage right now—giving affordable luxury a foothold in mass merchandise stores. From Karl Lagerfeld and H&M to Narciso Rodriguez and Kohl’s, these low-priced designer collections are popping up everywhere. The latest designer to join this trend is none other than Prabal Gurung—who’s star has risen quickly in the past [...]

Versac-i-fication of Gaga — Versace Will Design Costumes for Lady Gaga’s U.S. Tour

Lady Gaga and Donatella Versace

Lady Gaga has recently been taunting her fans with teasers of her upcoming music video for new single “Cake,” shot by famed photographer, Terry Richardson. Just when her “little monsters” thought they couldn’t take any more, Miss Gaga leaked some exciting news. The singer and style icon — one of the ten we are thankful [...]

Vogue’s Best Dressed List 2012: The Stylists Behind The Stars:

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Vogue just released its “Best Dressed of 2012” list, and for those of you who haven’t heard–the top ten newly-appointed style icons are Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, Leelee Sobieski, Zoë Saldana, Lauren Santo Domingo, Solange Knowles, Kristen Stewart, Lily Kwong, Kimberly Chandler and Dree Hemingway. Although there were a few surprises, no one can deny [...]

A Very Dior Christmas

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Dreaming of a white Christmas? How about a Dior one? This year Christian Dior was commissioned to decorate the windows of fabled Parisian department store Printemps Haussmann. The main att­­­­­raction of the festive windows is a collection of bespoke dolls, known as The Poupettes, who are wearing exact replicas of famous Dior designs. Designs include [...]

Disney Collaborates with Iconic US Department Store for Creative Holiday Cartoon

Sarah Jessica Parker and Minnie Mouse

Barneys has collaborated with Disney to create a cartoon that features many of fashion’s biggest names, as well as some memorable Disney characters. The festive animated short is entitled “Electric Holiday” and was unveiled at Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship on Wednesday 14 November.

Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe’s Red Carpet Style

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French actress Bérénice Marlohe has recently shot to fame with her role as the 23rd Bond girl in new film Skyfall. Following in the high-heeled footsteps of former leading ladies Ursula Andress, Halle Berry and Eva Green – to name but a few - she plays the glamorous and enigmatic Sévérine, who gets intimate with Daniel [...]

Brad Pitt: Actor Turned Furniture Designer

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While it’s not surprising for many stars to step outside their comfort zone, one particular celebrity may have just stepped into a field that could raise some eyebrows. Actor Brad Pitt has already added “spokesman” to his list of extracurricular activities after appearing in an innovative new campaign for Chanel No. 5. Now he’s setting [...]

Disney Comes to Harrods

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Unleash your inner princess this holiday season! On November 1st Harrods unveiled their Disney princess-themed festive windows at their legendary Knightsbridge store. The British department store, which has a reputation for wealth, glamour and opulence, has enlisted the help of ten elite designers, among them Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Oscar de La Renta, and Elie [...]

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