We've all been waiting to see what Sally Singer would do with T since being appointed editor-in-chief earlier this year, and the time has finally come: Her first issue is out. Taking centre stage on the cover is Mick Jagger, a somewhat unexpected choice. “Not everyone who gets T is a devout follower of fashion," she told WWD about the choice.
And don't expect Singer to fill the magazine with advertising over substance. "If one were to strip out those elements of T that you find new or noncommercial, then what are you left with? You’re just left with stuff,” she said. "It just becomes a catalogue. Who wants that? You flip through it and you’re done. When I do a magazine, I want people to live with it.” But it'll still have a good dosage of fun, she insisted. “There are an awful lot of extremely pretty people in it and lots of wonderful things to buy and cook,” she explained.
Having made its debut in Saint Tropez before selected guests on Monday, Chanel's newest short film is now available to view online. Creative director Karl Lagerfeld not only wrote and directed the feature - entitled 'Remember Now' - but also appears as a cameo role. "When I do a film, I see the movie before I've made it. I don't make scripts because it's written in my head. I like short one-liners" he explained.
Heidi Mount, who plays Pamela, a hostess adds "There's a script, but it's basically Karl telling you what he wants. He has the whole thing up in his head". Along with Mount, the 17-minute feature stars Abbey Lee Kershaw looking reminiscent of Jane Birkin, Freja Beha Erichsen emulating Mick Jagger and Magdalena Frackowiak as a sassy Brigette Bardot-esque character, as well as DJ Leigh Lezark and Lagerfeld's male muse of the moment, Baptise Giabaconi.
Rick Owens usually likes to stay within a four-hour radius of his Paris home, and he estimates that he's been in New York just twice in the past seven years - once when his store opened in 2008, and now, for about a week. Although Owens has been making himself comfortable at the Bowery Hotel since Sunday, he ignored his invitation to the Costume Institute Gala, which he told WWD was for "reasons he'd rather not discuss." However, he did go to Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott's after-party at The Carlyle.
Owens adds that he's been recognized more times than normal for this visit. "It surprised me because I usually consider myself pretty obscure. I get it if I’m in SoHo. I mean, people are really into fashion and stuff. But even so, I mean I was just kind of surprised. Maybe I’m not quite that obscure anymore.”
He added: “I love being commercial. I love making banal everyday things with my particular aesthetic. I almost feel like it’s corruption.”
Whilst there were rumours flying recently that Georgia May Jagger (daughter of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger) was set to replace Peaches Geldof(daughter of musician Bob Geldof - see a pattern emerging?) it has been confirmed that the Vogue cover girl won't become the next Ultimo model. The reports came about after Geldof's contract with the lingerie company was terminated following an alleged drugs scandal, and it was suggested that Jagger would take the place as the latest Miss Ultimo model.
However Jagger's agent, Tori Edwards of Tess Management dismissed the idea, telling Vogue "As model of the year, Georgia's name will inevitably be linked with new campaigns, but there is no truth in the speculation that she will be working for Ultimo". She continued, "Georgia has had an incredibly busy six months: shooting her first Vogue cover, modelling for Versace and Hudson, receiving the British Fashion Award and becoming the face of Rimmel. She has a few high profile campaigns in the pipeline, but Ultimo isn't one of them". So, which other musician's offspring should we put our money on next? Could it be Daisy Lowe, Coco Sumner or Amber Le Bon - or even the new girl on the scene, Tali Lennox? Watch this space, ladies.
Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity.
Last week we reported that the Versace brand was having a serious reshuffle in the workforce department. It seems from recent news as reported on Grazia.com that the reshuffle is to go beyond the regular in-house staff and will include the introduction of a new face to star in the ad campaigns.
Unexpectedly, this new face in question is that of 17 year old rising star and rock royalty, Georgia May Jagger , daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, who strangely enough, was also a Versace cover girl in her modelling hayday. The sultry looking golden haired model, who has already starred in campaigns for Hudson Jeans and Rimmel make-up, although not an obvious choice, is clearly what the brand needs to inject more youth and edge if it's to comfortably weather the current storm affecting the luxury goods market in the present economic climate. Ms Jagger's agent confirmed the signing, saying "We are delighted that Georgia is following the foot steps of her mother who did Versace with Avedon.She was thrilled to be working with Donatella and Mario and to be bringing it through to a new generation."
And just when it seemed that Robert Pattinson had a monopoly on neck-biting press, the iconic Miss Moss has been dubbed a 'vampire' for sartorial theft.
Sixties icon Marianne Faithfull has raged against her former friend for offenses including dressing in a similar style, having boyfriends who resemble Rolling Stones and betraying a fellow Capricorn. "She wanted to read me like a Braille book," Faithfull says to the Times. "And she did. It's a vampirical thing.
"Now I see pictures of her with a boy who looks like Mick Jagger, and her looking like me. So there was a reason. It's one of her gigs to do me."
Bono and Mick Jagger's fashion man scored another hit Sunday, as if it's any surprise than the man who knows leather trousers better than...almost anyone could make a Balenciaga-tinged, sci-fi structural collection come off effortlessly.