Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fausto Puglisi Gets Set for First Ungaro Show

A preview look from Ungaro Fall Winter 2013 collection by Fausto Puglisi.

While declining to reveal details about the fall collection, he conceded he has reworked iconic looks and the label’s “polka dots, trenches and knits.”

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Opening Ceremony to Stock Rihanna’s River Island Collection

The New York-based specialty retailer has also curated an exhibition of seven of her best-known outfits to fete the in-store launch, called “RIHtrospective.”

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Dana Lorenz Makes Foray Into Fine Jewelry

A Dana Lorenz for Plukka bracelet.

The designer of collections Fenton and Fallon will unveil her first fine jewelry line today, a capsule collection created for Plukka.com.

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Paris Fall 2013 Collections: Pretty Hot

Lanvin RTW Fall 2013

Terrific outwear, rounded shoulders and plenty of black continue to rule the runways.

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Couture in Conversation

“I want to create a museum not of fashion but of sculptures of fashion,” said Olivier Saillard, the maverick director of Paris’ fashion museum, the Musée Galliera. “That is how fashion should be considered.” His retrospective of haute couture at the Hôtel de Ville—a preview of what will be coming to the Galliera when it reopens after renovations next Fall—offered a case in point. A 1956 silk-and-velvet dress by Madame Grès had an especially sculptural provenance. The museum received it in pieces, and it was up to the curator to put it back together again.

For the show, Saillard had gathered together works by the giants of couture and its more contemporary practitioners—from Vionnet, Grès, and Dior to Raf Simons and Bouchra Jarrar. It seemed half the designers currently working in Paris attended last night’s vernissage to pay their respects and draw inspiration. “This is why I wanted to come back to Paris for my collection, to revisit a dream,” said Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, admiring a fifties-era bustier gown. “Back then, people really knew how to dream.” Rousteing had his own show behind him, but even those designers working to the last minute on their own productions made time for a viewing. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren took a break from fittings to stop by for a recharge. “Schiaparelli makes my heart beat faster,” Snoeren said.

The evening was especially poignant for those designers whose work had been included in august company. “I was very moved when Olivier asked me for the dress,” said Jarrar, whose dress was keeping company with a 1923 Chanel. “The way he staged it, they do seem to have their own little conversation going on.”

—Tina Isaac

Fashion Review: Alexander Wang’s Debut at Balenciaga During Paris Fashion Week

The New York designer draws on Balenciaga’s archives for a graceful collection that works for today’s women.

Lanvin RTW Fall 2013

Lanvin RTW Fall 2013

“Help.” “Cool.” Those two words — telegraphed via flamboyant message necklaces — bookended Alber Elbaz’s brilliant collection on Thursday night.

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T Magazine: Table Talk | Ma Cave Fleury

The Parisian store and bar celebrates biodynamic wine making and is beloved by a bohemian coterie of actors and musicians who revel in its unpretentious joie de vivre.

Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Funny Cigarette’ Spawns Even Funnier Headlines

Some photographer got a picture of Jennifer Lawrence smoking something that looked like pot, resulting in a torrent of weed-related headlines cluttering up the Internet all day. Weirdly, they were disappointingly pun-free — no one even went after low-hanging fruit like Winter’s Stone, or a Hunger Games munchies joke. Anyway, we’ve

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Male Gaze: Matthew Goode’s Perfect Cheekbones

Tomorrow, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s first Hollywood psychological thriller, Stoker, will be released into theaters. The leading man is none other than the rosy-cheeked, incredibly good-looking English actor Matthew Goode. While we’re aware that Goode will be playing a frighteningly twisted, sociopathic (but still devilishly handsome) character named Uncle Charlie

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