I think it was a good start. There are so many things that you consider when you go into a house like Ungaro that has such a history. You just want to start slow and do something that you’re comfortable and confident with. We didn’t want to do a big show. We wanted to take it slowly. There’s been numerous designers at that house over a short amount of time, and you just want to try and create a clean slate that people respond to in a positive way.
A piece of advice from Selita Ebanks: never let a snowstorm affect your sartorial decisions, espeically when you're meeting Anna Wintour. The model revealed to MTV that after shooting her first cover for Teen Vogue, her agency suggested that she met Vogue's editor-in-chief. But a snowstorm that happened on the same day as her meeting ruined things for the then 17 year-old.
"What I’m wearing is the issue," she said about arriving at the magazine that day. "I had on Timberland boots, I had on corduroy, high-water, flooded beige pants with a button-down plaid shirt. I was a tomboy!" And it gets worse. "I remember walking in — Trudy from Vogue at the time...looks at me and she’s like startled. And I didn’t understand why. I was like, 'What up? Who am I here to meet?' She says, 'Take off your jacket, take off your jacket, it’ll be fine, it’ll be fine — be yourself.' And I walk into the office, I got maybe two steps into the room, and I look and it's amazing Ms. Anna Wintour. She goes [makes a dismissive wave] and dismisses me. And my cover did not come out to say the least and I have never shot Vogue magazine!"
There's been much talk about the upcoming release of an Isabella Blow biopic, and it looks like filmmakers are really going ahead. Blow's former assistant Laura Goldstein Crowe has been appointed as a consultant, and her biography of her former boss, 'Isabella Blow: A Life In Fashion', will form the basis of the film's storyline, according to WWD.
This week, it was confirmed that the screenplay has been written by Nicola Brighton and Max Newson, so all that is left to be revealed is the cast. As we recently reported, John Galliano will allegedly have a cameo role and Phillip Treacy, who Andre Leon Talley said is having an instrumental role in the casting, is trying to secure Brad Pitt to play him. But the biggest question is: Who will play Blow?
It's only four days away from the launch of Kate Moss' 14th and final collection for Topshop, and images of her last design work for the chain have now made their way online. As usual, the collection is a mix of vintage styles, ethnic-type prints and a bit of sparkle. This time, Moss added an unusual knit (Exhibit A) to the line, and critics so far have given the range lukewarm reviews. Whatever your opinion on the pieces launching next week, take heart in the fact that there are still rumours Moss could collaborate with Topshop again in the future.
Well, I’m so active. In the past, I avoided exercise because it brought back terrible feelings. I wasn’t ready. And I was scared that maybe I was going to be addicted again. That’s a fear that goes through your mind, whenever you’re getting over an addiction or a disease like anorexia, yeah, I absolutely was worried. But then I guess you could say my life changed in a really drastic way. For one, there was a split-up that I went through that was very difficult, and I thought, “You know what? I need to be in a good place. I need to find me again.” So I went with my grandmother to Patagonia. One of the things on my list was to go to this place, after seeing it in a Vogue issue with Caroline Trentini. I said, “I’m going to go there.” And I went backpacking for three weeks and I came back and I had lost some weight. And basically I’ve been traveling ever since. This is just how my body is now. It’s great. I have to be honest, when I was a size 12, I was just like, “This is how it is. Just accept it, like, love it. And I did.” And then to have it change all over again, it’s kind of been an adjustment for me. It’s been strange, actually, because it’s not something I’ve been trying to do.
Alexander McQueen didn't exactly try to camouflage the fact that several of his pieces featuring a winged skull were inspired by the Hells Angels motorcycle group's symbol. The "death head" appears on pieces like the "Hells Angels Jacquard Box Dress" (for $1,565) and the "Hell's Four-Finger Ring" (for $495). However, the name reference alone didn't stop the bikers from suing McQueen, Saks Fifth Avenue and Zappos for selling items they thought veered into copyright-infringement territory.
"This isn't just about money, it's about membership," explained Fritz Clapp, a red-mowhawked biker who also serves as the Hells Angels' lawyer. "If you've got one of these rings on, a member might get really upset that you're an imposter."
And don't we all get confused when edgy types in heels with a copy of French Vogue sticking out of their handbags sport rough-looking rings when walking from boutique to boutique? According to a lawyer who spoke to Page Six, "the world is full of skulls," and though the bikers successfully sued Disney previously, it's not exactly a clear-cut case.
There is no more fashion because there is too much fashion. There is no longer a separation between one year and the next. We can't make fashion every six months, perhaps fashion manifests itself every ten years, but, in reality, people have to work and the stores have to sell.