The launch of Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book, hasn't been without its controversies. As you will know, Condé Nast reportedly banned several photographers, models and stylists from collaborating with the former Vogue Paris editor but despite all of that, Roitfeld is flying high. The preview of the issue has gone down well and this weekend, just about everyone turned up to congratulate her at the party she hosted to celebrate the debut issue.
'It's very different from my last party,' she told The Cut, having a look at the guests in the marble-floored atrium of the Frick Museum. Around the same time last year Roitfeld through a karaoke party to celebrate her Barneys campaign at a strip club on the West Side Highway so basically the polar opposite of this year's swanky 'do. 'I want to do something different, more classic,' she said about the formal Mercedez Benz-sponsored black tie event. 'After all, I am a grandma now.'
This week team ACNE descended on New York to open their new store at 33 Greene Street. To mark the occasion the brand brought Sweden to New York by marking the occasion with a traditional Swedish Midsummer celebration at a private dinner at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria.
'When I am in New York, I really feel that historical references are very visible so when designing the new store I wanted to take a very Swedish slant on history and environment,' Jonny Johannson, the brand's creative director, said in a statement. 'I was inspired by the Gustavian period of Swedish design, its cleanness and purity, and I wanted to re-interpret that in a modern way.
As you would expect, the opening drew an impressive crowd. Everyone from Glenda Bailey and Hamish Bowles to Elin Kling and Hanneli Mustaparta attended.
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.
Last night Madonna's movie 'W.E' was screened by the Cinema Society and Pigaet in New York and as you would expect, a lot of people came out to support. Unfortunately though, there wasn't much to get excited about in the outfit stakes. Rachel Roy and Olivia Palermo sported two of the better looks of the night and Chloe Sevigny left us confused in this red dresses and dramatically oversized leather coat.
Earlier on this year US Harper's Bazaar announced that there would be big changes at the magazine. Back in September they confirmed that the magazine is reducing their issues from 12 to 10 pear year after a significant drop in circulation numbers and ad pages and the changes don't stop there.
The magazine is also set to have a creative shake up as Glenda Bailey has hired Robin Derrick, who was the creative director of British Vogue until last June, to add his design input to the magazine along with their creative director Stephen Gan. “After 10 years, it’s time to refresh — Stephen and I are looking forward to evolving Bazaar’s design for the next decade, and we are excited to be collaborating with Robin,” she said.
The Oprah Winfrey hosted party for Ralph Lauren wasn't the only big fashion event this week as Thursday night saw Simon Doonan host the Fashion Group International's 28th annual Night of Stars party at Cipriani Wall Street. Guests included everyone from Anna Sui to Amar'e Stoudemire and Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Lauren Bush, Giambattista Valli, Daphne Guiness and Andrew Rosen all walked away with awards.
Last night was the night that we had all been waiting for as Kanye West finally debuted his collection for KW by Kanye West in Paris during fashion week, to much anticipation. As you would expect, just about everyone was there. “I did not want to miss it,” Linda Fargo, the fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman, told The New York times and that seemed to be the sentiment of the all guests yesterday.
Fargo was joined by Jared Leto, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Leigh Lezark, Lindsay Lohan and Ciara. Designers like Alexander Wang and Azzedine Alaia sat alongside Anna Wintour and Glenda Bailey.