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COUTURE: Dior Spring 2011

John Galliano
Label Dior Haute Couture
Collection: Spring 2011 for Paris Haute Couture

The couture shows have begun. While I didn’t cover Paris Menswear(I was waiting for video which sadly hasn’t surfaced for many shows) I have all intentions on covering some of the couture shows and what better way to start than with Grandfather Dior?
For Spring 2011(I had a slight mixup on which season we were in on Twitter), John Galliano seems to have hit his stride with the Dior Haute Couture collections. For this latest collection, he’s kept the same general silhouette, one that will fit beautifully on the new Miss Dior Cherie, Natalie Portman, in her pregnant state, while changing the color palette and experimenting with a few tweaks in materials and detailing. Opening the show with runway stomper Karlie Kloss, Galliano evokes a strong, but beautiful aesthetic for the brand including a few sheathes and even some full skirts. The show only has me anticipating the rest of the week.

SPRING: Tom Ford Womenswear 2011

We waited, we waited, and we’ve waited some more. Some have fallen off along the way but there are a select group of us that have held on, striving for the end result, struggling to satiate our hunger with the meager scraps left for us here and there, knowing that nothing could really replace what we were searching for but trying to satisfy our hunger anyhow. Well the main course has finally arrive and I present to you the complete imagelist, along with a short video of the Tom Ford Womenswear Spring 2011 collection. Welcome back Father Ford.

Since September I’ve been culling together every bit of information I could about the Tom Ford‘s return to Womenswear. I’ve scoured editorial after editorial, and read credit after credit to see pieces as soon as possible. The result was, besides editorials that were done specifically featuring the collection, a cumberbund here and there. The hard work and dedication did allow me to see what probably amounts to half the collection though before it debuted on TomFord.com. The amount of secrecy, exclusivity and ceremony that surrounded the production probably caused 70 percent of the excitement. Well that, and the fact that while this is Mr. Ford’s return to Womenswear, it will be his last womenswear showing(all future collections will be seen by appointment only).

The pieces that Mr. Ford showed cause many to pause. While his return was touted as him picking up from where he left off, and the production seemed similar, it seemed that many of his audience expected that his design aesthetic wouldn’t be. The Spring collection seemed very Fordian to me: a strong connection to his work at YSL, and traces of what he did at Gucci. Each piece contains a permenancy that is more often than not, absent from the pieces that go down many runways today.

If you’re wondering who all will be wearing Tom Ford Spring 2011 on the red carpet for the Oscars, well it will come down to one name. Mr. Ford said that in attempt to step out of the entire “step and repeat” game, and give his clients the exclusivity they need, want, and deserve, after the nominees are named he will choose one woman, and one woman only. He will approach this woman and offer to dress her for the awards. Let the competition begin.






Vogue November 2010

Magazine Cover
Model: Anne Hathaway
Photographer: Mario Testino
Publication: Vogue November 2010
So I’ve said it time and time again but after a while one gets tired of saying it and it’s just time to do it. I’ve finally gotten around to blogging about the magazines I get. Let’s not give excuses as to why it has taken me so long to get around to it, let’s just jump into Vogue‘s November 2010 issue, featuring Anne Hathaway on the cover in a burgundy Oscar de la Renta dress, antique diamond earrings from Dary’s and a Bulgari diamond-and-yellow-gold-bracelet. While I didn’t love the cover, I did like it. I felt that it was appropriate, which is the adjective that I have begun to use to describe Vogue as a whole. The publication, the cover, and this issue, were all very appropriate.

Flipping through the issue I couldn’t help but notice how wordy it seemed. The body copy seemed to go on for days! Take Hamish Bowles‘s article for example, I counted 4 pages. Vogue subscribers are actually finding that they actually have to read Vogue now. Oddly though, the amount to read about fashion seemed lacking.

Articles

  • I did enjoy reading about “It Girl”, Karlie Kloss‘s, experiences at Fashion’s Night Out. Then again, I love Karlie to bits.
  • Marc Jacob’s Spring 2011 collection was flawless-modern, pragmatic, and wearable

    Andre Leon Talley

  • Andre Leon Talley‘s review of the Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 collection began with that before going on to speak of it as hedonistic, directional and relevant. You know that I only lapped that review up.
  • The Aluminati” was a nice feature as well but I found myself only interested in Alexander Wang, the 2008 CFDA winner. Luckily, he received the biggest feature of the bunch.

CFDA Finalists

So this issue included small features on the CFDA Finalists and these would have to be my favorite two. As you all know Prabal Gurung(left)was no doubt one of my favorite shows of the Summer/Spring 2011 show season and it just so happens that I didn’t really pay attention to the menswear shows that happened during New York Fashion Week. Because of this Loden Dager(right) almost slipped through the cracks. Thankfully though, the brand did not and has in fact secured a place in my heart… now only if we can transfer that to my closet!

Editorial
This editorial, shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by fashion editor Tonne Goodman, was my favorite of the issue. It was a tough decision, with Grace Coddington‘s two spreads putting up a good fight, but in the end, Sasha Pivovarova won out.



"We must…Lift It"

Model: Karlie Kloss
Location: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Photographer: The Sartorialist
I began primping for my date at the least, an hour beforehand. I was in the car and I looked in the rearview after I had adjusted it on myself. Say what you want, but I primped. There is no way you can go out on a date with Marc(that’s what I call him sometimes) and not be at your best! Sadly, the date wasn’t in person, but it was so much a priority to me that I pulled up the feed for our date on two computers: MacQueesha, my MacBook, and Cleopatra, my sister’s desktop(Cleopatra won). Marc, being Marc, started exactly one minute after he told me he would. Ever prompt, and ever the gentleman, he allowed me to settle into my seat before ravishing me!

See the collection video as well as images and the rest of my commentary below the clip.

There are so many ways to describe this collection. Whenever I attempt to, I am at a loss for where to begin. I mean, maybe I should start with

MARC JUST GAVE TWO MIDDLE FINGERS TO AMERICAN MINIMALISM!

or even,

As Andre Leon Talley so infamously put it in The September Issue,’ It’s been bleak street over here in America…My eyes are starving for beauty!’ and Marc, brought a FLOOD!

However I begin it, it always ends the same. It ends with me gushing about everything before rocking back and forth in a corner crying myself to sleep as I wonder how I can one day become one of the “cool kids”. The clothes speak for themselves…as do the hats… and the Grace Coddington inspired hair… and the exquisite floral pieces… I could go on. But I won’t… I’ll just let you feast on the goodie bags I’ve brought in.




See the rest of the collection in the gallery.

Fall 2010: Recap


Labels: Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta

Models: Tanya Dziahileva, Camille Bidault-Walddington, Kori Richardson, Natasha Poly
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Heavy Outerwear

So the fashion schedule runs quickly as we all know. We run quickly, and leave behind anyone not willing to keep up. The couture shows just wrapped and now we find that the fall campaigns are beginning to drop which means that magazines will be gearing up for their largest issues, while designers are gearing up for another round of shows. A fashion guru must know the trends for upcoming seasons as well as what’s in for this season and so with that I’ve decided to recap some of what we saw last February and March. I wanted to start with the PLETHORA of outerwear that was provided. Of course I’ve decided to sort of pinpoint some personal favorites like Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta, where the focus of the look was the outerwear there are plenty more where jackets blended seamlessly into the look. Another name to note when it comes to outerwear is Burberry Prorsum, who brings a great selection of outerwear season after season.
Check under the clip for more of our featured trends of Fall 2010.
Labels: Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Gareth Pugh, Giorgio Armani
Models: Melinda Szepesi, Raquel Zimmermann, Karlie Kloss, (unknown)
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Suits
Outerwear not only came as a separate, but also came in suits for the Fall 2010 collections. Karlie Kloss walked in Gareth Pugh among many dark, hard bodied models, in this draped suit, while Raquel Zimmerman walked for Chloe in a more light, sophisticated atmosphere. Chloe brought us high waisted pants with thin belts atop wide legged pants, a silhouette I love and is made beyond evident in their campaigns for this season. Melinda Szepesi walked at Ann Demeuleester, another somber affair, clad in metallic accessories. It seems as if every designer sees their clients being about their business for the Fall 2010 season.

Label: Acne, Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Alice + Olivia
Model: Dorothea Barth Jorgsen, Edita Vilkeviciute, Karmen Pendaru, Erica Rosen
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Graphic Prints
While some designers did stay with very somber palettes others, like Alice + Olivia and Emilio Pucci, gave us very fun pieces to be worn out for cocktails. The softness of the Alice + Olivia piece really overwhelmed me while the attention to various hem lines and necklines in the Emilio Pucci piece caught my attention. The piece that Dorothea Barth Jorgsen wore for Acne in their “Clone Wars” themed show seemed to me, like one that would be welcome to an art exhibit, or some other funky gathering, where flutes of champagne are on hand and the meaning of life is up for discussion. The last look, Edita Vilkeviciute in Balenciaga… actually wormed it’s way into here. Whereas most were overtly impressed by the clogs that Balenciaga showed, one can’t forget the clothing. Soft and demure is the name of the game for this piece.
Labels: Cynthia Rowley, Alexander Wang, Dolce and Gabbana, Bottega Veneta
Models: Natalia Schueroff, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sigrid Agren, Jac
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Sheer
When looking to turn more heads than a graphic print can, for Fall 2010 you should always have a sheer piece on hand. Bottega Veneta designed a stunning little black dress for the season that shows skin in all the right places. When looking to step on the more dark side of things, one can easily make their way over to Alexander Wang. Draping and sheer seemed to be his forte with this collection going in almost a monochromatic vein. For the more funky, Cynthia Rowley is the key. Sheer tops pair exceedingly well with printed bottoms, knocking out two trends with one stone, and if you’re ever in doubt… well just go to uncles Dolce and Gabbana. While you may not know where exactly to wear the piece, wherever you decide I doubt anyone will protest.
Stay tuned for part 2 of our recap featuring some shoes, cocktail dresses, and red carpet moments.

COUTURE: Jean Paul Gaultier FW 2010/2011

Models: Karlie Kloss(Next), Jessica Stam(IMG), Emina Cunmulaj(Marilyn), Thana Kuhnen(Nathalie)
Collection: Jean Paul Gaultier F/W 2010/2011 in Paris
So Jean Paul Gaultier was at the least… sultry! Whereas it wasn’t the overt couture designs that I had hoped for, it seems that everyone is currently scaling back so I decided to take what I could get. Looks like Jessica Stam’s brought an instant smile to my face. Maybe it was because of the color, I’m not sure but all I know is that on instant sight, my pearly whites were showing. Looks like Karlie Kloss’s, who opened, were strong, feminine, and still sexy. Of course there were those looks that may not have been exactly wearable outside of costume event besides for women like Lady Gaga and Daphne Guiness, others like Thana Kuhnen had the right dash of glamour, but laid back approach that I LOVE!

See the rest of the collection here.

Karlie Kloss the face of 2009 & 2010?


It seems that Miss Karlie Kloss has no intentions on slacking up this year. In addition to snagging the Dior editorial(which we were waiting on because they didn’t do one last season), she has snagged jobs form H&M, Vogue Italia, and Hermes. For 2009 she was most definitely one to watch and it seems that she’s attempting to go for the same title again for 2010. My only question is, can models over-saturate the industries like products? Will design houses stop booking her because her face is already out there so much? We’ll see soon enough.

See the other pictures under the clip.