Rooney Mara stayed in character for months after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wrapped. Call it method marketing: From the pages of Vogue to Jimmy Fallon, she almost always appeared wearing simple black dresses with severe, skin-baring cut outs—Lisbeth Salander goes to prom.
It made sense that Ms. Mara, blandly pretty in her Social Network days, would hitch her rising star to her character’s signature look. Trish Summerville, the Dragon costume designer, had already capitalized on the best-seller heroine’s appeal with a capsule collection at also-Swedish H&M.
But who would have guessed that when Ms. Mara showed up for the Oscars last month in a lacy cream Givenchy gown, Lisbeth’s weird baby bangs—short, black and severely straight across her forehead—would stay in the picture?
Derek Lam has signed on to create a ready-to-wear collection for eBay that will be unveiled during New York Fashion Week in February. [WWD]
Next year, Target will re-release the best of their 17 designer collaborations featuring looks from Luella Bartley, Proenza Schouler, Libertine, and others. [Racked]
Nordstrom is Read More
A biography of Isabella Blow, the magazine editor who wore extravagant hats to prevent fashion folk from attacking her with air-kisses; who is often credited with discovering designers Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy; and who after several suicide attempts finally succeeded in tragically ending her life in 2007, was acquired by Carrie Kania at Harper Read More
Stella McCartney is Britain’s top fashion designer this year, or so say the judges at the British Fashion Awards last night in London. Ms. McCartney won top honors at the stylish celebration, held at Lawrence Hall in Westminster, but she had plenty of company in the evening’s other winners. This year also marked Read More
Am feeling slightly haunted.
At the beginning of the year, I called my old friend, Vogue European editor at large Hamish Bowles, and demanded the phone number of fashion-world fixture Isabella Blow. My reason? I was wrapping up my next book, a series of essays and interviews entitled Eccentric Glamour (Simon and Schuster, spring Read More
It was nearing 7 p.m. on the evening of Feb. 6 when stately,
plump Viacom chief operating officer Mel Karmazin and his wife, Terry, blew
into the Waldorf-Astoria’s Grand Ballroom for the Museum of Television and
Radio’s black-tie gala.
Because he was only the second celebrity to arrive- Sex and the Read More