The hotly anticipated Haute Mess editorial from Vogue Italia dropped today and it’s a glitter lover and nail-art fanatic’s dream. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the shoot includes some of the most familiar faces in modeling. But thanks to makeup artist Pat McGrath and hairstylist Jimmy Paul, it takes a keen eye to identify Joan Smalls, Jessica Stam, Karen Elson, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Lindsey Wixson, Daphne Groeneveld, Guinevere van Seenus, and Coco Rocha underneath the wigs, gemstones, and pencil-thin eyebrows. Read more »
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They said/We said: Donatella rejects a shoot of real women wearing Versace for H&M. But who is the collection for?
After a star studded-launch party and months of waiting, the Versace for H&M collection will finally be available to the fashion-hungry masses this weekend. We’ve seen the collection on campaign star Abbey Lee Kershaw and celebs like Blake Lively and Jessica Alba, but to see the clothes in print and on real women, the fast-fashion retailer’s target buyers, would have been refreshing.
New York Daily News planned to do a feature on real New Yorkers wearing pieces from the collection but it’s reported that the shoot was cancelled at the last minute. An H&M publicist explained to the Daily News that Donatella has to approve anyone who wears the collection for press and that she probably won’t approve of real women wearing the clothes. Apparently, the publicist was right. When the writer sent the publicist pictures of the three women to be approved, only one was deemed acceptable while the other two “didn’t fit Versace’s branding.”
The “normal” women were being considered for a feature on real people, not for a high-fashion editorial—H&M designer collaborations are meant to bring high-fashion to the masses. Lets thank god Donatella doesn’t approve our Facebook photos…
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Last night, Pier 57 in New York was transformed into “Versace Hall” to launch the much-hyped Versace and H&M collaboration. Models, including the campaign’s star Abbey Lee Kershaw, showed off all the covetable clothes on a runway paved with gold for a celeb-filled audience including Blake Lively, Jessica Alba, Uma Therman, and Chace Crawford. (All were decked out in Versace for H&M, of course!) Even designers Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, and Joseph Altuzarra showed up, leaving us wondering who wasn’t there? Read more »
With the band: Abbey Lee Kershaw, and her group, Our Mountain, have released their first single. [AnOther Magazine]
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Dolce & Gabbana is about to begin. This is one show I never mind waiting for. And why would I? The seats in the Metropol theatre are cushy-comfy and actually have backs (YES!) There’s plenty to keep you entertained⎯from the waiter plying you with pizza and red wine at your seat, to the video scenes of backstage primping, people arriving, and front-row eds gossiping in their seats that is looped and playing overhead. Any moment, the theatre will go dark and like clockwork, my favourite, “Cavalleria Rusticana” will swell on the sound system and, from what I can see from the backstage video, fall will be another colossal hit for this dynamic duo. So far, from the monitor above me, I spy enormous star earrings, lace, and glitter galore! Sequins mix with fur and there’s a gender-bending mix of masculine/feminine… feels like classic Dolce to me!
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Fashion news: Daphne doesn’t care about the classic brands, Lady Gaga gets saintly and Rag & Bone go DIY
By Gillian Pryor
Rag & Bone go DIY in their latest campaign, having models Sasha Pivovarova, Lily Aldridge and Abbey Lee Kershaw to take their own pictures in the duo’s wares. [Fashionologie]
Still on track to prove that she is otherworldly, Lady Gaga looks like a literal saint in M.A.C’s new ads. [Temptalia]
Daphne Guinness thinks newbie designers should go solo instead of resurrecting old houses (minus Sarah Burton). For someone who doesn’t care about old brands, she sure wears a lot of Chanel… [Vogue.uk]
Fashion news: Alexander Wang confirms flagship, Chloe CEO steps down and Dov Charney blames woes on immigration reform
Alexander Wang has confirmed he will be opening his first New York flagship in Yohji Yamamoto‘s old space. [The Cut]
Fashion news: Andre Leon Talley to host an FNO webcast, Isabella Blow’s husband releasing a book, and Tommy Ton and Agyness Deyn love SingStar
Detmar Blow, husband of the late fashion legend Isabella Blow has written a memoir of her life, Blow by Blow, to be released September 2nd (November 9 in the U.S.). A sample from the book, on Blow and milliner Philip Treacey‘s relationship: “They quickly developed an intense and creative relationship that he later likened to ‘having an affair with no sex’.” [Vogue UK]