Do you remember that tine when the Marc Jacobs press day was cancelled because the collection was stolen in transit? Well that has nothing on what Turkish-born designer HakaanYildrim is facing this week.
His courier company has reportedly lost his entire collection resulting in him being forced to cancel tomorrow's show. His PR has since confirmed that the collections is currently being re-made and will be shown to press and buyers shortly after fashion week ends. The moral of the story? The Royal Mail aren't the only ones with a tendency to screw things up.
US Harper's Bazaar aren't the only ones releasing behind-the-scenes videos from their September issue cover shoot. Last week US Vogue released this video with Lady Gaga.
Granted, the video doesn't quite match up to Bazaar's sit down interview with Gwen Stefani. On the flip side, Vogue do offer up Marc Jacobs fluffy hats, elf shoes and Gaga doing her best Beyoncé hair-flicking impressions while her aptly titled new song 'Hair' plays. What more could you want?
US Vogue are always the last to reveal their September issue but last night it finally arrived. Lady Gaga appears styled by Grace Coddington and shot by Mert & Marcus wearing a dress from Marc Jacobs' Fall 2012 collection.
The singer was the natural choice for the magazine. Her March 2011 cover of the magazine was one of their best selling issues of the year and of course, her Monsters will be out in droves picking it up on August 14 when it hits newsstands. I'm still undecided about how I feel about it but what I do know is that it doesn't excitement quite in the same way as Gwen Stefani's Harper's cover did but who knows, it might one of those ones that grows on you.
Fashion and politics seem to go hand in hand these days, or at least that's since Anna Wintour has become so heavily involved in the Obama campaign. To Marc Jacobs, though, the two shouldn't always mix. In an interview with WWD last week, the designer explained that he's been burnt in the past by getting involved in politics:
'I guess politics and fashion, you’ve always got to be a bit careful because somebody’s going to get offended or somebody’s going to feel it isn’t right,' he said. 'I don’t want to sound stupid or ignorant or anything, but I spend my time in the studio choosing fabric and colors and trying to figure out what we’re going to make.…If you want to avoid controversy, you just don’t do [political] things like that.'
Personally I would say that fashion should be used a tool wherever it could be used to support a good cause, political or otherwise, but it's not hard to understand to why Jacobs would have this stance. After all, back in 2008 he nearly encountered a boycott situation from China after he released that Free Tibet collection and of course, his pro-Obama and anti-George Bush store decorations didn't go down particularly well with LVMH bosses either.
As the picture above shows, when Raf Simons came out to take his bow at the Dior couture show it was a far cry from his final bow at Jil Sander. This time the tears were replaced with a beaming smile and he has every reason to.
Talking to Style.com after the show, he explained that he's tried to change the way people look at couture so that the pieces have longevity rather than being limited to the being seen through the lens of one red carpet moment:
[I am trying] to change the psychology of people who are interested in couture. The way I’ve been looking at it so far is as a still image, something you look at for that moment. I think lots of people see it as a still, an image from the red carpet. I want to make it more dynamic, appeal to a person who has a different energy. A younger person, in mind, not necessarily in age. And I think couture is very much about curating something unique for women. Fashion is so mass-produced now; I hope there will come a refocus on how people see couture. And I would also hope for a new focus on the craft.
His approach has paid off. Everyone from Cathy Horyn to Alber Elbaz have produced complimentary reviews of his debut and if the praise for couture is anything to go by, we have a lot to expect for his debut ready-to-wear collection in October.
Juergen Teller is one busy man at the moment. He's just wrapped up shooting the fall campaigns for Céline and Marc Jacobs alongside working on his exhibitions at London's Photographer's Gallery and New York's Lehmann Maupin Gallery but it doesn't end there. Alongside these projects, the photographer has been working on a new book.
This book, titled The Keys to The House, is different to his others because the images offer an insight into his life in his country home in Suffolk, rather than focusing on his big fashion work. So apart from an appearance of Lily Cole and Vivienne Westwood, the majority of the images feature his closest friends and family along with landscape shots, nudity and wet dogs.
Tati Cotilar, Magda Laguinge, Rose Geroigiou, Marie Piovesan and MarteMei Van Haaster appear in posing in a field sporting those Jamiroquai-style Stephen Jones hats and elf shoes that Jacobs' has been running around in recently.
Summer isn't even in full swing yet but already the Fall 2012 campaigns are beginning to drop online. First up was the first images of the new Burberry campaign, which were released earlier on this week and yesterday it was Marc Jacobs' turn.
As always, the ads were shot by Juergen Teller but this season the designer opted for two new faces, Marie Piovesan and Marte Mei van Haaster, who appear sporting those Jamiroquai-like Stephen Jones hats that had everyone talking.
The CFDA Awards are less than a week away and now the confirmations of those involved are coming in thick and fast. While we already know who some of the awards are going to - Johnny Depp is receiving the style icon award and the media award is going to Garance Dore and Scott Schuman - this years presenters have remained under wraps until now.
According to WWD, Jessica Chastain will present the women's wear award to Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row or Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler. The menswear award will be presented to either Billy Reid, Simon Spurr or Patrik Ervell by Matt Bomer and Jessica Paré will present for accessories.
On a different note, who else has a feeling that Kim Kardashian will attend this year's event to make a point after Met Gala-gate?
Marc Jacobs didn't go down particularly well with his outfit at the Met Gala this week but despite the negative press, the outfit has clearly resonated. Daily Front Row did some digging and found out that the lace dress from Comme des Garcons S/S12 collection had sold out completely at Barneys.
While the are not sure whether the piece sold our before or after Jacobs sported it on the red carpet, it shows that the piece wasn't as outlandish as we all initially thought. It clearly sells well. I wonder if the elf shoes that he wore from his Fall 2012 collection will sell out too?