If you were to judge a label purely by its front row than Giambattista Valli was already looking good before the show started. Farida Khelfa, the new face of the still-to-be-launched Schiaparelli label, and embodiment-of-chic Inès de La Fressange were sitting next to each other, role models for aging gracefully.
A few weeks ago Diego Della Valle, the Italian businessman who's relaunching the Schiaparelli label, annoucned that he'd name a designer "soon." Well, it looks like "soon" just turned to "later," according to WWD. Farida Khelfa, who's a spokeswoman for the label, told editors at a luncheon in Paris that the first Schiaparelli show will be in "June or July." The first show had been tentatively planned for January, so that's a pretty significant delay. The reason?
A few weeks ago, WWD reported that Jessica Chastain had nabbed Vanity Fair's coveted September cover. Well, turns out it was only half right. Chasta
What is it about the French? Or French women to be exact? No matter what they're wearing--whether it be a t-shirt or a ballgown--they always manage to exude that certain...je ne sais quoi. And it's precisely that je ne sais quoi that has inspired designers (and our wardrobes) for generations. So in honor of Bastille Day, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite french style icons--from those of the past like Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, all the way up to the new guard, like Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lea Seydoux. Click through to see them all.
Does a famous fashion house even need a designer? Based on the Schiaparelli house's latest activities, it doesn't seem entirely necessary--at least
Nearly forty years after her death, Elsa Schiaparelli is once again the designer of the moment: She's the subject of this year's Costume Institute exhibit at the Met, and now, thanks to Italian businessman Diego Della Valle, her label is set to enjoy a revival later this year, WWD is reporting.