The particular circus around the shows is, to me, a bit of a comic mess at this point. I see people who I know have borrowed clothes, who are purposely dressing in ways to get photographed, but are not expressive of themselves or of the season or of anything. It’s the same drive that has people doing reality TV, kind of personal branding, you know? And a desperate attempt for sort of quasi-celebrity. And I think it’s adorable when it’s really young people because I think, why not?
Jessica Biel was out in New York yesterday to attend the premiere of her new film, 'New Year's Eve' at the Ziegfeld Theatre. While I love her hair and make-up, I haven't quite made up my mind about this Valentino dress.
Pirelli always know how to throw a good party so it should come at no surprise that they just about everyone attended the launch of their 2012 calendar short by Mario Sorrenti. As you would expect, all of the models (bar Kate Moss) that appeared in the calendar attended along with Franca Sozzani, Valentino, Ellen von Unwerth and Julianne Moore.
The last few weeks has been a bit disappointing in the red carpet outfit stakes but the Pirelli event left us spoilt for choice, naturally. Natasha Poly looked incredibly in a gold and black lace dress eith sheer panels along the top and Isbaeli Fontana got it right in a halter neck sewuin gown.
Yes, you are seeing double. Strangely this shot of Carey Mulligan that fronted Vogue's October issue last year shot by Peter Lindbergh has popped up on the November issue of French ELLE. It's commonplace for the smaller regional versions of a given magazine to use the same cover as their international counterpart but this situation is different because ELLE and Vogue are part of two completely different publishing houses.
French ELLE is a big magazine so I can't imagine that they took the cover without authorisation so it would seem that Lindbergh, as the owner of the image, has licenced them to the magazine after the embargo with Vogue has ended. This would make sense because it has been a little over year that the image was used by Vogue but that said, it seems strange that Vogue would allow the image to go to a competitor.
From Esteban Cortazar's dramatic depature from the brand, Lindsay Lohan's infmaously terrible collection to Giles Deacon's swift exit after only a year, Emanuel Ungaro hasn't had the best last few years. Unfortunately things are only getting worse as WWD have confirmed that thir new CEO, Jeffrey Aronsson, has left along with the majority of their advisory committee.
Arronsson, who has had successful stints at Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs, was brought on board to turn the company around but has reportedly left the company to focus on his investment and consulting firm after working at the brand for only 6 months. And his departure couldn't come at a worse time. Ungaro continues to experience considerable losses each year and with the constant in and out of employees, that fate doesn't seem likely to change anytime soon.