Of all designers, Gilles Mendel - he of the noted furrier family - wouldn't miss out on this fall's mega-trend. The J. Mendel AW10 collection included fur, and lots of it, with more than half of the pieces including some form of the textile. Mendel told Style.com he wanted to experiment with technology to make his coats, jackets and even fur-epaulet wool dresses as light as possible. And in his effort, he came up with a stock of wearable, and marketable, pieces.
The designer's supply of dresses (in black, deep jewel tones and bright red) weren't necessarily groundbreaking, but they were equally desirable. We especially like a metallic-red mermaid gown that would catch just the right light from the paparazzi flashbulbs. Perhaps one of Mendel's guests, Brooke Shields, had her eye on that style?
Monica 'Jac' Jagaciak is fast becoming IMG Development's most promising star. Having opened shows for the likes of Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti, Calvin Klein and Marc by Marc Jacobs last year, the Polish-born supermodel in the making is proving that she is definitely one to watch. Not content with taking centre stage in Calvin Klein's 2009 ad campaign, Jac has done what only Natalia Vodianova has done in the past - starring in the CK ads back-to-back. Even Models.com noted this and asked the question we're all thinking, "...Could Ms Jagaciak eventually become another iconic Calvin Klein face right up there with Brooke Shields and Kate Moss?"
The campaign, shot by David Sims in Carmel, California, sees Jac doing what she does best - wide-eyed and dewy-skinned, striking effortless poses. With the momentum and success of 2009 pushing her along, we can only imagine just how far Monica's star will soar in 2010.
Brooke Shields' look in 'Pretty Baby' helped inspire a sweet collection from Giorgio Armani shown today at Milan Fashion Week. Gone (well, mostly) were the pantsuits and strong shoulders, and even the once-signature beige. In place of that, the designer sent out tiny party dresses - sometimes paired with shorts - plenty of cleavage and shimmer galore.
Visible bras signaled a return to '90s-era states of undress, but overall, the line felt...younger than normal. Still dignified, but it seemed that many of the satin and chiffon looks could have been adopted by a cute party girl with places to be.
But despite a bit of bling, and all those displays of, shall we say, the feminine mystique, Mr Armani said the whole thing was about "innocence". We definitely didn't see any naughty fashion crimes on the runway, now that he mentions it.
If I had Brooke Shields' eyebrows, I wouldn't have erased them. But they weren't adding to my look.Lauren Boyle, a 26-year-old fashion consultant, tells the NY Times why she plucks her eyebrows. Off. Which the Times thinks might be a beauty trend.
Kate Moss set to write an autoboigraphy [Pipeline]
Bravo's "The Fashion Show" with Kelly Rowland and Issac Mizrahi debuts this week [Stylistic]
Spot the difference between the Lohan sisters [The Cut]
Brooke Shields is not for Jessica Alba appearing in skin commericals [New York Post]
Olivier Theyskens calls reports that he is moving to Halston "rumours" [The Cut]
Yves Saint Laurent Muse, Maxime de la Falaise Dies [The Cut]
Anya Hindmarch Speaks To Vogue about The Buglarly at Her Store on Moday [Vogue]
Who would have thought that The Metropolitan's Opera Gala would cause such a great fashion spectacle?
The event was a triple celebration that, most notably, celebrated the company's 125th-year anniversary, as well as allowing guests to preview its current stars in upcoming roles. It also played tribute to Placido Domingo's 40 years at the house.
With excerpts from 23 different operas, the performances ranged from brief arias to extended scenes.