“I wanted this show to be an homage to the good times I’ve had in London."
The designer celebrated with friends and fellow designers last night at the Musée des Arts Décoratif.
Even if you can't make it to Paris, you can still shop the exclusive capsule collection.
A new fashion exhibition features some powerful garments by major names. Gucci, Viktor & Rolf, and Maison Martin Margiela are just a few, alongside over 70 pieces of Alexander McQueen--the largest private collection of his works. It's an incredible collection to be sure, but this exhibition isn't the next Met Costume Institute project--it's not even in New York.
Get to know the designer behind the next Costume Institute exhibition and click through for a slideshow of James's biomorphic, nature-inspired gowns.
It seems like just yesterday that fashion's finest took to the Met steps in their best punk impressions. But the Costume Institute isn't wasting any time. It's already at work on next year's exhibit--and this one should be much easier for the A-list to dress for.
Is fashion going country? Karl Lagerfeld may be headed to Texas, but his friend, designer Oscar de la Renta, is going even deeper south--Arkansas, to be exact, when his retrospective "Oscar de la Renta: American Icon" opens at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center next week.
Editor and muse Isabella Blow left behind a truly legendary wardrobe. She famously snapped up Alexander McQueen's graduate collection from Central Saint Martins. Now, the late style icon is getting her due with an exhibit of her wardrobe highlights, set to open in November at the Somerset House in London.
"PUNK: Chaos to Couture," the latest exhibit organized by Andrew Bolton for The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, opens to the public tomorrow. The press got a first look today. And I have a feeling reactions will be mixed. (The International Herald Tribune's Suzy Menkes already panned the exhibit for being too "sanitized and bloodless.") Here's why:
Walter Van Beirendonck’s outrageous designs may be a little out there for your typical conservative Dallas crowd, but that didn’t stop Dallas Contemporary from inviting the menswear designer to exhibit there. This past Friday, the museum opened an exhibition of his quirky and colorful designs called “Lust Never Sleeps--Silent Secrets,” which are also the titles of his winter 2012/2013 and summer 2013 collections. We caught up with Van Beirendonck the day before the exhibition opened to ask him about Dallas (he said he hadn't seen much of the city, but that he really wants “to see some line dancing, some rodeo, some real cowboys”) the effect of museum exhibitions on fashion and the possibility of an Antwerp Six reunion.
Haute couture literally translates to "high sewing," but what does the term really mean? When ready-to-wear dresses and coats can cost upwards of $4,000, what are the real indicators that a piece is truly couture? A new exhibit opening at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris this week should clear those questions up.
From Versace inspired by Johnny Rotten to Karl Lagerfeld's version of Sid Vicious, see how punk and high fashion came together for the Met's upcoming Costume Institute exhibit.
Here's one fashion exhibit you won't want to miss (if you can swing a flight to Milan): Anna Piaggi’s fabulously eccentric fashion collection is about to go on permanent display.
Valentino himself walked us through his new exhibit, which opened yesterday in London. Click through to get the scoop and see the exhibit.
If you're planning a trip to London any time in the next few months, make sure to stop by Somerset House: The museum will host an exhibition dedicated to Valentino, featuring over 130 designs worn by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Grace Kelly.
Oscar de la Renta, who's no stranger to dressing political wives and First Ladies, just landed himself a nice little fashion retrospective exhibition...at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum of all places. The timing of this announcement, which we read about in our just-delivered November Vogue, is interesting considering de la Renta recently dressed Ann Romney for several high profile appearances. De la Renta has found himself at the center of some political dressing dramas over the last few years--sometimes of his own making and sometimes not.
Mario Testino is one of the most recognized photographers in the world, known for his work in the fashion industry and his intimate portraits of the British Royal Family. Even though he has released several books and been the subject of London's National Portrait Gallery's most successful exhibition to date, he is only just now getting his first US exhibition in an unexpected place: the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Click through to check out pictures from the opening and hear what Testino himself had to say about the new exhibit and his model muses.
There's no doubt that Anna Wintour and Mario Testino have a close working relationship--a fact that was underscored last night, at the opening of Testino's first US exhibition, "In Your Face," held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Given the number of shots in the exhibition that come from Vogue editorials--and the number of Vogue covers Testino consistently shoots every year--it's obvious there's something between Anna and Mario that makes for great photos. So, when I saw Anna (looking fabulous in Prada S/S 2013, by the way) chatting with Vogue European editor-at-large Hamish Bowles at last night's cocktail reception (more on that later) I knew I had to ask them what it is about Mario that makes him one of Vogue's go-to photographer.
This weekend in Paris, Chloe celebrated its 60th birthday with the opening of a retrospective exhibit called Chloé.ATTITUDES at the Palais de Tokyo. Having only a sense of what Chloe looks like under the creative direction of '70s-leaning minimalist cool girls--from Stella McCartney to to Phoebe Philo to Hannah MacGibbon to Clare Waight Keller--I was surprised to see how whimsical and how much of a sense of humor the label had under earlier designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Maxime de La Falaise. A white v-neck bathing suit with a pineapple on the crotch? Why not?