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 Post

Carine Roitfeld French Vogue
The rumours are true: Carine Roitfeld is resigning from French Vogue. After 10 years at the helm of the rock and roll-esque fashion magazine, Roitfeld has announced she is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief by saying “- it’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine. I think it’s time to do something different.”

Roitfeld confirmed that she had informed Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Conde Nast International, of her decision to pursue new projects. “I have no problem with Jonathan, and he understood me very well. I had so much freedom to do everything I wanted. I think I did a good job. When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else. I have no plan at all.”

The Parisian’s replacement will announced in the coming weeks. Ten bucks on Emmanuelle Alt.

Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour
Karl Lagerfeld is doing “masstige”. It has been confirmed (after many rumours) that Macy’s is launching a new initiative that will rotate one-off designer capsule collections every two months, starting late next year. Monsieur Lagerfeld is taking part in the collaboration which is something he hasn’t done in over six years, and demonstrates his determination to branch into the world of lower price points.

Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren said “Karl Lagerfeld holds a unique place in the world of fashion, an icon who is the ultimate modernist. Through the decades, his style and vision have marked the history of design. It is a tremendous honor to bring his inimitable perspective to our fashion customer.”

Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley – the co-founder of YouTube – has stepped down from his position as CEO of the company to work full-time on his menswear label, Hlaska. In the most basic of reviews, the clothes are overpriced. There are plain hoodies for $135, boring blazers for $425, and canvas belts for $75.00; it’s just a completely uninspiring snooze fest. I don’t understand how a business mind can hope to make this work.

“We make wallets, bags and shirts we’d want to see sold in stores. In that sense it’s exactly like YouTube. We wanted something that wasn’t available, so we built it ourselves,” Hurley said, except that…yes…plenty of wallets, bags, and shirts are available. In a struggling economy. For less.

The name? “It’s a combination of Hawaii and Alaska. My business partner, Anthony Mazzei, and I love the dichotomy. Alaska and Hawaii are hot and cold states, small and large, and represent the last of America’s expansion. It’s that tension that we love.”

Tension, indeed. All I can do is wish him the best and continue to support my boyfriend’s choice of cheaper and better quality garments.

Rodarte Karlie Kloss RunwayLVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) is reportedly interested in adding American label Rodarte to its illustrious portfolio of luxury brands.

CEO to LVMH, Monsieur Pierre-Yves Roussel, sat front-row last season, and said he “loved what they do.” Buying Rodarte would be an unusual move for the conglomerate company, which generally favors old, established brands over emerging talent. Rodarte, however, is definitely both loved luxurious enough.