We also talked about that time she was stalked by street style photographers.
The publication is offering four covers — featuring four iconic cover stars — for a celebration nearly a century in the making.
If you feel like you didn't see much of street style starlet Taylor Tomasi Hill this past fashion month, that's because you didn't. Tomasi Hill is deliberately avoiding photographers, repeating outfits and slipping in and out of shows ala Anna Wintour, according to our sources. The reason? She reportedly wants her position as Moda Operandi's artistic director to be taken more seriously. To be fair, this doesn't mean she's gone altogether. Tomasi Hill did a photo diary for Harperbazaar.com over fashion week, and was featured on Style.com. But her dialed-back presence should not go unnoticed, as she's not the only one in that first crop of street style stars to selectively avoid the spotlight.
Though husband Nicolas Sarkozy is no longer the president of France, ex-French First Lady Carla Bruni is still hanging out in the public eye this winter. The former supermodel (and pal of Emmanuelle Alt) just landed the cover of the December/January issue of Vogue Paris.
On the one hand, it does look a bit like a '90s Gap ad and we're sure Fashion Spot commenters are complaining about Alt's lackluster styling. But on the other hand, it's kind of amazing. Alt chose a great cast of gals who look awesome together, photographed beautifully by Inez & Vinoodh, and the simple outfits definitely highlight each woman's beauty.
When Carine Roitfeld left French Vogue, rumors circulated that one racy fashion editorial in particular was the reason for her firing. It featured children, like the now-infamous Thylane Blondeau, dressed provocatively in adult clothing and makeup, posing suggestively. It was a little creepy, as was much of Vogue Enfants. So it's no surprise to find that, like the rest of the magazine under new EIC Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris' children's editorials have gotten a little more tame--which is definitely a good thing.
Vogue Paris is just about the last fashion glossy to unveil its all-important September issue (why you always so slow, Vogue Italia?), and the reveal
You know it's almost officially summer when you start seeing topless pictures of Gisele popping up on magazine covers. This morning Vogue Paris twee
Continuing the recent resurgence of '90s supermodels, Laetitia Casta graces the cover of Vogue Paris' May 2012 issue (left). While the cover hasn'
Pierre Balmain, the more gently priced secondary line from Balmain, launched its second ever collection in Paris this week. The look is very Emmanuelle Alt (though she once styled Balmain's shows, she has nothing to do with the line): Skinny black pants (in leather or denim), an ultra-soft tee, and blazers with strong shoulders. When you want to mix it up--a leather motocross jacket. There's a little added glitz for fall in some sequined leggings, and a bit of Jane Birkin in the more flowy pieces (as you can see in the above video). And there's a little bit of Carine Roitfeld in that incredibly sexy sheer dress. So basically if you want to look like a chic French "It" girl--here you go.
Emmanuelle Alt is not your average Vogue editor and we're beginning to love her for that. When the French Vogue EIC enlisted her staff and some models to create this incredible video performance of "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! we thought it was the best thing we've seen fashion people do in a long time. It was completely unexpected, original and something we couldn't imagine Alt's American counterpart doing in our wildest dreams. And now, thanks to Grazia, we know how it came about. According to the British rag, it was all Alt's idea. "I didn’t really [have to] think about it too much, because you know, I love Wham and George Michael!’
This should make your Monday a little better. To celebrate the relaunch of Vogue.fr, Vogue Paris' website (it looks a lot cleaner and more like a Tu
We'll cut right to the chase: A lot of crazy shit happened in the fashion world this year. While the industry that we call home can sometimes seem isolated and fantastical, many of its key players and events made headlines even in the mainstream media over the course of 2011.In the last 365 days, we've seen our share of ups and downs: There have been exciting new beginnings and tragic falls from grace. A royal wedding and a Sarah Burton for McQueen dress captivated the world, while Galliano's dress for Kate Moss made the fashion world swoon. We've celebrated the return of older models—like when 46-year-old Kristen McMenamy wore a bikini on the cover of Vogue Italia—and saw plenty of controversy surrounding very young ones. Just when we thought the boundaries of gender identity were breaking for good and that Lea T could kiss Kate Moss on the cover of LOVE, a men's mag openly calls androgynous model Andrej Pejic a "thing." We took it all in stride, and we've hopefully come out better on the other side.Looking back at 2011, we've chosen twenty major moments that we believe defined the year in fashion. Which one made the biggest impact on you?
While one could argue that American Vogue editors have a "look," we've never seen any as similarly dressed as these three French Voguettes. Always chic editor-in-chief Emanuelle Alt has become known for her laid-back rock & roll style. The look has made her a street style darling, and now so are her minions assistants who, from a distance, could easily be mistaken for her. The similarity between all of them is a little startling, from the medium-length brown hair to the loose top paired with low-slung cropped jeans and pumps to the tanned, often makeup-free skin. We've been seeing the three of them together at all the fashion weeks--at least we think it's always the same girls. Everyone seems to be after Alt's effortless chic look these days. However, after doing some research, we’ve assesed that it’s usually Capucine Safyurtlu and Geraldine Saglio.
PARIS--You could almost feel the anticipatory buzz before Olivier Rousteing presented his first collection as creative director of Balmain yesterday. The young designer was an assistant at the label before he was named as Cristophe Decarnin's replacement last April. Decarnin polarized critics with his crazy expensive slashed tees, strong-shouldered cropped jackets and skinny jeans, but he also created a frenzy--"Balmania"--for the line (thanks also in part to Emmanuelle Alt's styling). Could Rousteing fill his shoes?
Zac Posen is back, y'all. After a several season exile stint in Paris, Posen returned to New York, the city that made him famous. Perhaps too famous, at least according to a recent rather scathing Page Six article that painted him as a petulant child who antagonized the fashion industry to the point that he was ostracized from the people that once adored him. Perhaps this collection will bring them back. The European contingent, Emmanuelle Alt and Anna Dello Russo, were at Posen’s Sunday evening show, as was Hamish Bowles. The show, which was held on an outdoor balcony overlooking the Lincoln Center fountain, was a lovely way to spend a cool Sunday evening. Once the lights dimmed and the chamber music soundtrack started, it got even lovelier.
The last of the September issues are trickling in and The Fashion Spot has just posted Vogue Paris. EIC Emmanuelle Alt went with an interesting cover choice in Charlotte Casiraghi, photographed by Mario Testino. Royals are obvs having a moment and it's a nice change to see the gorgeous Charlotte Casiraghi instead of more Kate Middleton. But do you like the photo? The folks on TFS are none too pleased. What's your take?
Bastille Day has put us in a Francophile mood. It reminded us of all the reasons we (and fashion in general) love France. Is it the Breton tees? The Haute Couture? That effortlessly sexy undone look all French women just magically seem to possess? Maybe it's just the sheer luxury of all things French. In our ranking of the top luxury brands, all but three were French companies. Luxury pervades French culture. New York has sporty and cool, London has experimental, Milan has quirky classics, and Paris has over-the-top, no-holds-barred Fashion. Click through to find out exactly what we swoon over from French culture and let us know what French exports you love!
Dutch beauty Lara Stone is the cover star of August's Vogue Paris. Shot by Inez and Vinoodh, the cover is a dramatic departure from the close up shots that have dominated the VP since the start of Emmanuelle Alt's tenure.
Yesterday, Self Service, the hit French fashion magazine with an insider tilt, relaunched its website with full archives. The goal was to create a database of everyone that's ever been in Self Service. It's like an online encyclopedia filled with people who are really, really important in the fashion industry. (Seriously, there's an index.) Now you know I love a good online archive, so I spent yesterday afternoon scouring Self Service's to bring you the most iconic, weirdest, and captivating photos from the book's 16 year history. While my computer's hard drive is now 25% covered in images of Hannelore Knuts, I've managed to pull out 20 photos that are particularly noteworthy. But don't rely on me entirely. After checking out my edit, go to Self Service's new site and find out for yourself.