Yesterday was the day of Louis Vuitton. In the morning Marc Jacobs failed to disappoint with his fall 2012 collection at the brand but last night was all about their much anticipated exhibition, which helped close Paris Fashion Week.
Two floors of the Louvre were taken over as guests including Sarah Jessica Parker (who flew in especially for both events) and fashion folk like Miuccia Prada and Anna Dello Russo explored the event dedicated both to the history of Vuitton and Jacobs' work at the house. While the first floor was dedicated to the classic trunks and heritage, the second floor featured Jacobs' partnerships with artists like Takashi Murakami alongside several of his big campaigns and memorable collections.
As you would expect, just about everyone turned up to see Marc Jacobs' Fall 2012 show yesterday. Front row goers included good friend Rachel Zoe who sat next to the designer's former partner Lorenzo Martone, along with editors like Suzy Menkes, Glenda Bailey, Anna Dello Russo and Amy Astley. Celebrity-wise, all eyes were 'Oh Lola!' face Dakota Fanning and Maria Sharapova.
This year's event saw a one-night-only collaboration between with Marina Abramovic and Debbie Harry where guests including Kirsten Dunst and Natalie Portman were all made to wear white lab coats as they entered. Unlike the European Music Awards, there were lots of strong red carpet looks. Nicole Richie continued her flawless red carpet record in a lavender sheer floor length gown and Gwen Stefani and Dita von Teese LBDs were perfection.
As always the guest list at Dior created a road block and photography frenzy. Editors like Carine Roitfeld, who left the show hand in hand with book collaborator Olivier Zahm, Anna Dello Russo, Emmanuelle Alt and Anna Wintour sat alongside Dasha Zhukova, Derek Blasberg and Orlando Bloom.
Outside the show last season was intense, particularly as a result of the John Galliano scandal, but yesterday was pretty much the same. No other brand creates a road block quite like Christian Dior.
Yesterday it wasn't all about the shows in Milan. In the evening, Anna Wintour hosted an event in the city for the Vogue Fashion Fund Who Is On Next Project. Guests included Franca Sozzani, Christopher Kane and Dasha Zhukova.
French L'Officiel have just dropped their 90th anniversary issue and Tavi Gevinson is the cover girl of choice, appearing in head-to-toe Chanel. Although this is a big move for the blogger and 'Rookie' editor, Gevinson isn't a cover virgin as she also appeared on the cover of Pop magazine for Dasha Zhukova's first issue as editor.
A few weeks ago we told you all about the launch of Dasha Zhukova's new magazine, Garage, and yesterday she celebrated the launch of the first issue with a pop-up and party at Gagosian in London's Mayfair. The focal point of the pop up was 'Agathe and Seraphine's House', a life-sized sculpural recreation of the doll's house created by artist Dinos and Nick Knight for the magazine's first cover. As you would expect, just about everyone intended including Anna Dello Russo, Edward Enninful, Shala Monroque, Derek Blasberg and Rachel Zoe.
Dasha Zhukova's appointment as editor-in-chief of POP was met with raised eyebrows considering her relatively limited amount of industry experience and her short stint at the magazine was not very well received but it looks like the art collector is finally working on a project that's true to her heart and love of art. This week she announced that her new magazine called Garage - which will celebrate all things fashion but in the context of art - will launch this Fall.
Named after the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (which she opened in Moscow in 2008), the magazine is nothing like anything on the market according to the magazine's art director, Mike Meiré. “It is so very, very different from other magazines,” he explained. And they're going all out for the first issue with multiple covers including one featuring a puppet version of Lily Donaldson created by artist Dinos Chapman and Nick Knight. Zhukova has also secured Damien Hirst to design a cover with a butterfly sticker that peels off to reveal a butterfly tattoo on the model's vagina.