“You can find greatness everywhere. You just have to look for it,” said Harper’s Bazaar editrix, Glenda Bailey, quoting former Yves Saint Laurent creative director Stefano Pilati in a brief, prepared introduction. Ms. Bailey had been charged with welcoming the recently departed YSL designer to the stage as a part of French Institute Alliance Française’s Fashion Talks program. (Other fashion stalwarts this year include former president and executive creative direct of Coach, Reed Krakoff and designer Dries van Noten.)
With considerable buzz about Mr. Pilati’s exit after ten years at Yves Saint Laurent—one which had been the subject of many rumors—it was inevitable that the elephant in the room would be addressed. A throng of eager YSL devotees crowded Florence Gould Hall to witness Pamela Golbin, chief curator of Paris’ Musée de la Mode et du Textile, in conversation with Mr. Pilati.
Last week news broke that the follow-up to the Met’s wildly successful Alexander McQueen exhibit will reportedly be a Costume Institute show featuring Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.
“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” stunned the city, broke records and went out with unending lines that spun around the block until late in the night. Now, a few weeks after its close, the Costume Institute has announced the focus of next year’s exhibit: Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli.
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Confirming that Beth Ditto is the only fat singer (fat person?) whom the fashion world can abide, costume designer Miuccia Prada has declined to dress “curvy” extras in the Metropolitan Opera’s Attila.
Reports the Post:
“I cannot clothe them! I need models!” she reportedly groaned. Paper claims the Met is now on Read More
In Milan, Miuccia Prada showed a collection filled with rumpled silks in rich colors that were strung onto the body with cords and bows. But her shoes made a lot of models fall down. (See video above.) [Vogue UK, WSJ]
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All those Italian leftists inconsolable over Silvio Berlusconi’s improbable return to power in Italy this month have only Miuccia Prada and her friends to blame.
At least that’s what one right-leaning Italian daily is gleefully saying this morning, by printing – on their front page – Read More
In an effort to discover just how much fashion has changed over the last decade, we stumbled across this Charlie Rose interview with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. It was conducted in September of 1995, which gives it a kind of fascinating edge. Ms. Wintour also comes across as rather endearing, which is sort of Read More