And the new John Galliano is…

Riccardo Tisci

Riccardo Tisci with Mariacarla Boscono

Riccardo Tisci! This comes as a bit of a shock since I believe Tisci has developed and nurtured Givenchy to it’s utmost potential, and leaving that legacy behind would certainly be a sartorial tragedy. I hope his new role as head designer of Dior (stepping into John Galliano‘s controversial shoes) allows him to pull a Karl Lagerfeld and work at at both houses.

FYT: An appropriate theme song for this historical moment: View Full Post

Siri Tollerod Cosmetics

Siri Tollerod
When it comes to most celebrity/model-endorsed cosmetic lines, you can feel the “I’ve been coaxed into this” vibe. An upcoming line of multi-purpose lipsticks created by Siri Tollerød doesn’t run that risk. What will be called “Siri for Zanzuel” will be used three ways – for the lips, eyes, and cheeks – and will be sold both online and in Scandinavian salons for Spring 2011. No ridiculous endorsements – just a solid beauty product. A must have!

NSFW Fashion Sorcery

Audace manifeste Vogue Paris
Holy fashion witchcraft, this spread is absolutely mesmerizing. “Audace manifeste” is Vogue Paris‘ Schiaparelli-esque take on spectral accessories through the lens of Mikael Jansson, styling of Giovanna Battaglia and beauty of Missy Rayder and Arizona Muse. View Full Post

Paris Fashion Week F/W 2011 – John Galliano

John Galliano Fall Winter 2011
Welcome to what will doubtlessly become the most commemorated presentation of the the decade. It could also be the last of one of the most talented fashion designers today. Shown in a salon on Avenue Foch, John Galliano presented twenty looks brimming with imaginative intimacy. While there is an enigmatic transparency to the Star of David on one of the model’s arms, and a soundtrack that featured Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” (‘We could have had it all‘) and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” (‘I used to rule the world‘), it is incontestable that every piece was worthy of a retrospective. See the top five looks below. View Full Post

Paris Fashion Week F/W 2011 – Christian Dior

Christian Dior Fall Winter 2011

“The heart of the house of Dior, which beats remain unseen, is made up of its team and studios, of its seamtresses and craftsmen, who work hard day after day, never counting the hours, and carrying on the values and vision of Monsieur Dior. Ce que vous allez voir maintenant, le résultat de leur immense travail. What you are seeing now, the result of their immense work.”
Sidney Toledano, the CEO of Christian Dior

Sixty-three looks. Vlada Roslyakova. Iris Egbers. Karlie Kloss. Coco Rocha. After recent events, it is clear we are at the end of an entire chapter in the history of contemporary fashion. The magnetic garments presented on the courtyard of the Musée Rodin for Fall/Winter 2011 reminded us that “the show must go on“. See the top five looks below. View Full Post