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.
  • Florence Welch Interview

  • Frida Giannini and Karl Lagerfeld‘s favourite songstress, Florence Welch, covers the October issue of Interview Magazine. I love the black and white photo against the blood-red text – using Florence’s hair colour ‘against’ her, if you will.

  • Daphne Guinness has lent some of her designer couture clothing collection and a number of skyscraper heels to the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York for an upcoming exhibition entitled “Daphne Guinness” (who’da thunk…).

  • Fashion 4 Development, a partner of the United Nations, has named Franca Sozzani – editrix of Italian Vogue – their first Goodwill Ambassador. The program endeavors “to implement creative strategies for sustainable economic growth and autonomy through diplomacy, business, media, and the creative industries” and will use fashion to spur economic growth in developing nations.

    “Franca Sozzani is a perfect choice to lead our mission as goodwill ambassador. Her professional career as well as her philanthropic efforts are truly an inspiration that will garner the support of fashion elite worldwide.”
    Evie Evangelou, co-founder of the World Fashion Development Programme and Fashion 4 Development

  • Fyodor Golan was this year’s winner of Fashion Fringe (design-based talent competition at London Fashion Week)! Previous winners include Jena Theo, Basso & Brooke, and Erdem.

  • Kanye West‘s Paris show is finally confirmed by the mutha****in’ Monster himself (via Hilary Alexander)…
    Hilary Alexander Twitter

  • Though Fashion’s Night Out has only just become a ‘thing’ outside of major International cities, the end may be near. Vogue insiders are saying it is now too much work for too little pay-off. While smaller boutiques benefit from the larger crowds, big retailers feel that the revenue generated is too small to warrant FNO‘s continuation. (The world IS ending in 2012!)

  • The former VP of women’s design at J. Crew, Marissa Webb, is leaving the company to “pursue other opportunities”. Her successor is Tom Mora, who has been with the company for over 10 years and is currently head of weddings and special occasions.

  • Marking the first Tweetwalk for any brand, Burberry ‘live tweeted’ their Spring/Summer 2011 collection from backstage yesterday, posting photographs of each look on Twitter just moments before the model stepped onto the catwalk. Anyone else remember the days where each collection was hidden from the public a la Tom Ford?
  • Saskia de Brauw Interview

    Saskia de Brauw Interview

    From the glorious insides of August 2011‘s issue of Interview magazine, we have it-girl Saskia de Brauw looking very dissatisfied by the advances of Marique Schimmel. To be honest, if I was clad in Gucci (as styled by Karl Templer), had perfect hair (Luigi Murenu) and make-up (Diane Kendal), with the photographic genius duo of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in front of me, I’d be satisfied enough already. So much Gucci! Gucci overload! Gucci-gasm! View Post

    Lara Stone Swimwear Interview
    I love Lara Stone with eyebrows. I love Lara Stone with alien bleached brows, though I will never understand the trend, but I looooove Lara Stone with eyebrows. So, I might be brow-blinded, but this “Wild Swimwear” spread in the May 2011 issue of Interview looks pretty flawless. Props to stylist Karl Templer for throwing inflatable creatures into the Mikael Jansson-photographed mix. View Post

    Joseph Altuzarra by Craig McDean Interview
    Photographed by Craig McDean for a series of black & white photos to accompany an interview by the one and only Anna Dello Russo, fashion designer and social media junkie Joseph Altuzarra takes the pages of Interview Magazine.

    ANNA DELLO RUSSO: You’ve only done four collections and already you’re more popular than Tom Ford. How do you think that happened?

    JOSEPH ALTUZARRA: [laughs] I think it’s because of the Internet. You can build a brand very fast now, especially with bloggers and how fast images can get out—the message just goes out faster and stronger than ever before. But what I’m trying to do is something consistent every season, something strong. And I try to be nice—most of the time.

    Read the full interview here.
    Joseph Altuzarra by Craig McDean Interview