Mr Porter, in conjunction with director Matthew Vaughn and costume designer Arianne Phillips, has released a line inspired by the forthcoming film, "Kingsman: The Secret Service."
Madonna's already successfully infiltrated the world of mainstream fashion with her "Material Girl" juniors' line, and a few months ago we reported th
Last night, Persol fêted their annual ‘Magnificent Obsessions’ exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens with costume designer Arianne Phillips as one of its honorees. Mention Phillips’s name to anyone in the music or film industries and you’ll immediately notice a twinkle in their eye—the woman is legendary. She’s worked as Madonna’s personal costumer for 15 years on top of an additionally long list of film credits. Most recently, she did the costumes for Madge’s current MDNA Tour which marks their fifth touring collaboration. At the exhibit, which opens today through August 14th, you’ll find an entire section devoted to Phillips’s costumes for the Madonna-directed film, W.E, which focuses on the Duchess of Windsor’s controversial life. Dutifully holding court beside her exhibited creations, we chatted with Phillips about what it’s been like to work with the queen of pop for over a decade. Fashionista: How does it feel to see your work exhibited like this?
W.E., Madonna's directorial debut about the life of Wallis Simpson, got quite a bit of hype in anticipation of its release--and not just because the
Dont judge a book by its cover... Unless it's a magazine, in which case, sometimes the cover is the deciding factor of whether or not to buy the mag altogether. The best covers of 2011 returned to a new naturalism and a fun aesthetic, like the Lara Stone T cover we're still drooling over, pictured at left. Sure, there's still room for artifice in fashion (see: Stella Tennant on Vogue Italia), but 2011 was a year for reflecting on natural beauties, incredible models, and stellar photography. After toiling over hundred of covers, we're bringing you "The Best" according to us. Did we forget your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
PARIS--Peter Copping titled his spring 2012 collection for Nina Ricci "Zina" after the Russian artist Zina de Plagny, who collaborated with Ricci during the '30s and '40s on prints. Like many designers this season, Copping is looking back to what he described on his line sheets as "the Golden Age of couture." And it was easy to feel transported to that Golden Age at the show space--a beautiful salon on avenue Foch, high ornate ceilings, lots of gold, the whole nine yards. The front row--Arianne Phillips (who, according to WWD, is marking her return to full-time styling) next to Katie Grand next to Carine Roitfeld next to Anna Dello Russo--was golden, too. Copping's interpretation of couture's golden age for Nina Ricci is extraordinarily delicate, Parisian and ladylike. There were high waisted floral print pencil skirts with boxy little jackets, flared skirts, tops done in guipire lace, and dainty cardigans. Every look was topped off with prim little woven cage hats. Ricci is known for incorporating lingerie details, and this season Copping's use of lingerie was decidedly unsubtle.
More images from Madonna's directorial debut W.E. are out, thanks to a spread in Vanity Fair's September issue, and let me tell you: They do not disa