Chloe Moretz Interview

Chloe Moretz

  • Unlike the rest of us, Chloe Moretz is a 14-year-old girl not only on the cover of Interview magazine’s November 2011 issue, but the interviewee of a Drew Barrymore question session on the inside pages. Hide your green eyes, girlfriend.

    BARRYMORE: Okay, magic wand time. Fantasy clothes by any designer made especially for you right now. Go.
    MORETZ: Oh, no! It’s like a ball gown or something amazingly huge and beautiful. It would probably have to be either, like, Valentino or Oscar de la Renta. And then if it was something beautiful that Audrey Hepburn might wear—you know, just perfect and cute and special—it would probably be either Givenchy or Chanel. And if it was crazy—like, amazingly psychotic—it would have to be Vivienne Westwood.

  • Are you 27 to 50 and simply devastated to be outside of Madonna‘s clothing customer base? Well, forget “Material Girl” – Generation X will soon be presented with “Truth or Dare by Madonna”. As a collaboration with licensing giant Iconix Brand Group; “Truth or Dare” will begin their 2012 launch with fragrance, then follow up with footwear, handbags, and cone bras…- I mean underwear.

  • Most people with an interest in the fashion industry tend to worship the late Lee Alexander McQueen (with all reason). His designs were inspired, technique flawless, and dedication unparalleled – making it all the more interesting that he drew reference points from Joey Tribbiani. In a recent interview, McQueen’s phenomenal ‘new’ creative director, Sarah Burton, recalls “I remember him saying to me, ‘I watched Friends last night, did you see the shirt that Joey was wearing?’ […] but then, he would get a Van Eyck book out, so it was this kind of mad mix. There’s no snobbery to it.”

  • Have a spare £60,000 lying around? Great! The dress worn by Audrey Hepburn at the Oscars in 1954 (Audrey fans will recall that this is when she won her Academy Award for Roman Holiday) is going up for auction! The dress was originally designed to resemble an outfit that costume designer – Edith Head – made for Hepburn’s character in the movie, and Kerry Taylor Auctions (the same auction house which sold Kate Middleton’s infamous fashion show dress) will sell the dress November 29th for an expected £60,000.

  • Last week, (…the man, the machine…) Tom Ford made a personal appearance at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City to promote his new cosmetics line. Reports have come in saying that he managed to reel in $52,000 in sales on that night alone, with “Bitter Bitch” – a chocolate coloured nail polish – being the first item to sell out completely.

  • Congratulations, Oscar de la Renta! The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology have decided to honour the fashion genius with their Artistry of Fashion award.
  • Alexander McQueen SS12
    In my head, where I have the design skills of a couturier and a fabric arsenal of my favourite stores in East London, I dream of collections like this.

    Delivering demi-couture like only this label knows how, it was incredibly moving to – yet again – feel like Lee McQueen was holding the reigns of the design process. A testament to the absolute brilliance of Sarah Burton.

    For her third solo collection for Alexander McQueen, the obsessive detailing was as powerful as ever. Breathtaking and haunting pieces (dresses, dresses everywhere) were modelled after the three G’s; Grès for the pleating and draping, Gaudí for the architecture, and Gaia for the oceanic infusion of shells and coral, in-garment.

    That’s right, ma cherie, Burton was the translucent cherry on top in a fabulous run of oceanic collections for Spring/Summer 2012, aiming to have the MxQueen woman move “like a jellyfish moves in the sea”. I’ve been taken under. View Post

    Jason Wu Target

  • Now that Jason Wu has been confirmed as the next Target collaborator, we are already being teased by what’s to come! Above, we have a sketch of a Jason Wu for Target design next to one of his Spring/Summer 2012 runway looks, for reference. The collection will launch February 5, 2012, and the teaser video below already has me overloaded with excitement.

  • At the end of March 2012, London’s Design Museum will be opening a retrospective of Christian Louboutin‘s 10-year-long rise to the top of the shoe game!

  • Kanye West‘s debut collection was apparently more high risk than many thought, as he “took out motherf—ing loans to get the best models“. One of those models, the exquisite Chanel Iman, has also sparked rumours that she might be Kanye’s new girlfriend.

  • The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) have scheduled the Spring/Summer 2013 shows at Lincoln Center to start on September 13, 2012. A week later than usual. Why? They don’t want to force anyone to work over Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, this means that the succeeding shows in London, Milan, and Paris will have to be put on hold to avoid an overlap.

    Milan isn’t on board. The Italian Chamber of Fashion has complained that moving shows like Max Mara and Gucci back any further would mean they would not be able to send their orders into production quickly enough to satisfy their buyers.

    This means London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week could show at the same exact time. Conde Nast (the publisher of Vogue, W, Glamour, etc) representative Jonathan Newhouse, the international charmain, said his editors will choose London over Milan.

    Can a fashion week work without the likes of Anna Wintour and Franca Sozzani? I think a change will have to be made on someone’s behalf to keep all ‘fashion cities‘ happy!

  • If you weren’t one of over 600,000 people who went to view Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress while it was on display at Buckingham Palace, it’s unlikely you ever will. After the exhibition closed yesterday, a source at the palace said that Kate is “keen to ensure that the [packed up] dress survives undamaged for as long as possible, and so this inevitably means limiting the number of times that it is transported or displayed.”
  • Leighton Meester The Oranges
    From Canada back down to the good old USA, there is a whole lot of great fashion being worn by our beloved Leighton Meester. Starting off at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, she was out to promote her new movie – “The Oranges” in a gorgeous white, eyelet Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 dress. She used McQueen from head to toe with a gold-accented white box clutch as well as animal print pumps. To emphasise her waist, she also threw on a large leather belt.

    Leighton Meester Portrait
    After that, lovely Leighton made her way to The Variety Studio at Holt Renfrew (again, at the Toronto Film Festival 2011). This time, she chose to wear an aquamarine and navy look from Resort 2012 by Louis Vuitton; in fact, it was the same look that Arizona Muse – my obsession – modeled for the collection. The pleated dress was layered underneath the black “Carlitta” jacket from Nonoo and plenty of colourful bracelets on both wrists. She then added a youthful flair with pair of pink and tan wedges from Pierre Hardy.

    Leighton Meester Gossip Girl
    Lastly, Meester returned to New York to film new episodes as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl. In what is definitely the most extravagant look of the three, she wore a silk Moschino Cheap & Chic lemon-print blouse, a nude Spring/Summer 2011 skirt by Carlos Miele Spring/Summer 2011, and blouse-matching Loeffler Randall criss-cross Sandals.

    Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty

    Alexander McQueen appreciates the huge amount of interest the public has shown towards the Savage Beauty exhibition. We have been in discussion with a number of major venues in London for some time now however nothing has been finalised. Please be assured that an official announcement will be made the moment we confirm our plans for London.”
    – Spokesperson for Alexander McQueen

    That’s right, fashionistas and fashionistos! Though the details are still hush-hush, it looks as though Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be coming to London in 2013, marking the 20th anniversary of Alexander Lee’s business (only a few months after showing his Central St Martins MA graduation collection, “Jack The Ripper Stalks His Victims“, in 1992). Supposed venue locations currently in talks include The Tower of London, Somerset House, The Truman Brewery (where the real Jack the Ripper stalked his victims), The London Dungeons, and Battersea Power Station. I cannot bleeping wait.