Castle in the Sand
Forget Fifth Avenue. Who needs a street when you can have an entire island?
Back in the heady summer of 2008, as seams of the Bubble’s party dress began to rip but she was too drunk on champagne and CDOs to notice, yet another brilliant plan was hatched by the Emiratis of Dubai. Read More
“I think this is the most incredible day of all week,” Fe Fendi (the very Italian wife of Fendi scion, Alessandro) told The Observer on Friday. A risky conjecture to make on the second day of Fashion Week–but possible, given we were chatting at the FIT Couture Council luncheon honoring fashion’s high priest, Karl Lagerfeld. Read More
The best thing about an event honoring Karl Lagerfeld, we’ve decided, is the Kaiser-related anecdotes. Simon Doonan, Barneys creative director, erstwhile Observer columnist, and FIT Couture Council luncheon MC, told a few, including the old gem about four-year-old Mr. Lagerfeld requesting a valet for his birthday. Here’s another, from former Saks VP Helen O’Hagan, who Read More
A Chanel bag, of course, is always in style–but it’s rare to see dozens of fashion-show attendees toting the exact same one. That’s what happened at Jason Wu‘s show this afternoon; the bag in question was a gift bag, stocked with a full-sized bottle of Chanel perfume, that guests had received upon exiting the FIT Read More
Arriving at Vogue’s annual Costume Institute gala at the Met (theme: “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity”), editor Anna Wintour emerged from a chauffered black SUV wearing a dove-gray gown covered in a Chanel silver-sequined jacket. It was the ultimate boyfriend blazer.
She was accompanied by her daughter, Bee Shaffer, in floor-length, ivory Balenciaga covered Read More
Council Speaker Christine Quinn is not impressed with the nation’s laws.
“What I hate most in life are people who are not really the peach of the day but who want to be young and sexy”: Jezebel compiles Karl Lagerfeld’s greatest hits.
The Brooklyn Paper does Mad Read More
In January, before decking out the models at his Chanel couture show in white paper headdresses, Karl Lagerfeld observed to the BBC that “bling is over.” Mr. Lagerfeld had obviously not visited Henri Bendel recently, where bling is not over; if anything, it is all over.
Not the rhinestone name necklaces of yore, Read More
Karl Lagerfeld on this year’s Chanel runway show: "We have no budget. We do what we want and throwing money out the window brings money back in through the front door. The bottom line is I don’t deal with the bottom line. The luxury in my life is I never have to think about it." Read More
With sales of high-end childrenswear up 50 percent in the last year, designers are set to introduce more fancy kids’ clothes to the market. [WWD]
The highly anticipated spring ads for Chanel (Heidi Mount posing in Karl Lagerfeld‘s home) and Marc by Marc Jacobs (a supine Daisy Lowe on a white bed) are Read More
Designers including Isaac Mizrahi, Carolina Herrera, and Betsey Johnson have submitted to Women’s Wear Daily sketches of the dresses they’d like to design for Michelle Obama for the Inauguration Ball on January 20. [WWD]
Zac Posen is reportedly at work on several lower-priced diffusion lines. [FWD]
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