You can pretty much work out your fashion standing by using Chanel invites as a benchmark. While the ready-to-wear shows may have a huge celebrity presence, couture is different. The guest list is a lot tighter so naturally, invites are like gold dust and only available for a select few.
At the brand's show earlier on today, the celebrity count really was limited to some of their favourites. As you would expect, Diane Kruger was there and on the arm of long-term beau Joshua Jackson along with other favourites like Lou Doillon, Clémence Poésy and Sofia Coppola.
Karl Lagerfeld's collaboration with Carine Roitfeld on 'The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisted' is the partnership that we've all been excited for. So far the brand have teased us by taking us behind-the-scenes of the shoot for the book, as well as making us a fly on the wall at the recent exhibition for the book in Tokyo in that video that they released earlier this week.
Yesterday they launched thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com, an 'e-exhibition', which showcases everyone from Georgia May Jagger to Olivier Theyskens wearing the iconic black Chanel tweed jacket styled by Roitfeld. The concept really works. The diverse cast for the book is illustrative of the timeless quality of the piece and its ability to transcend generations and styles. The book is available online on Amazon for only $39 but in the meantime, have a glimpse at some of my favourite images from the book.
When H&M announced that Marni would be there next designer collaborator, I was pleased. When they confirmed that Sofia Coppola had been brought on board to shoot their campaign, I was even more excited - you can see where this is going, right? Now, the retailer has increased the anticipation for the collection by releasing this campaign of the line ahead of its March 8 release. The image stars 22 year-old British actress Imogen Potts who you will remember from last year's adaptation of Jane Eyre.
Where the AFI Awards failed to excite in the red carpet outfit stakes, the W Magazine pre-Golden Globes party definitely made up for it. Emma Stone, Elizabeth Olsen and Ali Later stole the show but strong looks also came from Charlize Theron, Emmy Rossum and Rachel Zoe.
H&M have done some great collaborations in the past but none have excited me quite like their upcoming collaboration with Marni. The brand has always been one of my favourites and if the images of the collection are anything to go by, we can expect something really special from the partnership. But it gets better. Yesterday the retailer announced that they have managed to pin Sofia Coppola down to direct their advertising film campaign, which will run in cinemas, online and on TV.
H&M really are on a roll at the moment. Marni designer Consuelo Catiglioni is known for being very private and the brand has reamined one of the industry's best kept secret's so securing Marni was a big get and throw Academy-award winning Coppola in the mix and you truly have a dream team. “I enjoyed doing this film for the Marni at H&M collaboration," Coppola said. "I think it’s great how they make fashion accessible and I wanted to show the fantasy fashion can bring. Consuelo seems really sincere and cares about what she does and I appreciated that.” When asked about how it was working with the director Castilioni said: “I’m a big fan of her movies, in particular of her vision and aesthetic. It was fantastic that she worked on this project; her interpretation is remarkable and full of atmosphere,” she said.
The Marc Jacobs show doesn't usually shy away from having a star studded front row but this season it's more than the show date that's changing. Rumours allege that the only celebrities sitting front row at the show will be Sofia Coppola and Elle and Dakota Fanning.
Although designers are usually desperate to get A-listers on their front row, Jacobs' decision to go against the grain isn't wholly surprising. Bacjkin February he told Style.com that he would rather have the attention of the press solely on the clothes rather than being distracted by the stars in attendance. “I’m not into the celebrity thing like we used to. That’s boring . . . We’re not going to have celebrities," he said. "We used to have all the celebrities and people there, and I think that at that moment in time, that’s what people loved. It generated so much press and at a certain point it was like, ‘Did anybody actually watch the show?’”
In stark contrast to the over-the-top Kardashian-Humphries wedding , Sofia Coppola tied the knot to her longtime partner Tom Mars in the South of Italy on Saturday. As we previously revealed, the ceremony took place in her father's 19th-century Italian vila in Bernalda in front of 80 guests.
Although many speculated that Coppola's good friend Marc Jacobs would designer her wedding dress, the director sparked reports that Azzedine Alaïa would make her special address after she flew to Paris to attend his couture show earlier on this year and it looks like the reports were true. The 40 year-old Oscar winner chose a simple but classic violet sleevless dress by the designer with her signature natural hair and make-up. Full length images of the dress are yet to surface.
We all know that Sofia Coppola will tie the knot with her longtime boyfriend, Thomas Mars, this summer but we finally have a date. This week the pair revealed that they will get married in an "intimate family wedding" in Bernalda on Saturday, Aug 27 and the ceremony will take place in her father's 19th-century Italian villa.
Although it's nice to know those details, we're more interested in the dress. As you would expect, Coppola's close friend Marc Jacobs is the front runner and seems the most obvious choice but after the directer attended the Azzedine Alaïa couture show recently, many are speculating that Jacobs may have some competition.
Last night the Lincoln Centre in New York played home to the 2011 CFDA Awards. As we knew, Marc Jacobs picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, Phoebe Philo was presented with the International Award and Lady Gaga collected the big 'Fashion Icon' gong at last night's ceremony.
Other big winners of the night include the Proenza Schouler duo who picked up the award for womenswear designer of the year. Accessories designer of the year went to Alexander Wang, Menswear Designer of the Year went to Michael Bastian and Eddie Borgo recieved the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.