DKNY's Fall 2011 collection placed a heavy emphasis on slick suiting perfect for any city girl. The show began with a stream of menswear-inspired ensembles in a strikingly neutral palette and then punched up the volume with color-blocked dresses and sweaters in shades of pink, red, and orange. A few standout pieces we can't wait to get our hands on include cute Peter Pan-collared dresses, a fantastic leopard-print fur, and the ladylike bags used to accent several outfits. To see all the street-ready looks, watch our full coverage now!
- We saw LOVE's new cover with Kate Moss and Lea T. kissing last week; now the second cover, featuring Justin Bieber shot by Terry Richardson, has appeared [@THELOVEMAGAZINE]
- Andre Courreges and his wife and creative partner, Coqueline, have sold their company to two investors, Frederic Torloting and Jacques Bungert, who run the French division of advertising agency Young & Rubicam. Coqueline has been running the design house since Andre retired from fashion in the mid-'90s [WWD]
- After months of rumors, February's Vogue reports that Theory CEO and Rag & Bone investor Andrew Rosen is about to sign a deal with Proenza Schouler; and Meredith Melling Burke, not Candy Pratts Price, is reportedly overseeing Vogue.com [Fashionista]
- Yesterday during a DLD Conference panel, Natalie Massenet talked about her plans for Net-A-Porter Live, a platform on which Net-a-Porter customers will be able to see who’s online and what they put in their baskets in real time; “We want to start a conversation between them,” she explained [DLD Conference]
- Naomi Campbell is headed back to court this Thursday over a breach-of-contract lawsuit; the contract, which involved promoting a perfume called Cat Deluxe with Kisses, was signed 12 years ago [The Cut]
- Prada could make a final decision on their IPO by the end of the month [Bloomberg]
- Alejandro Ingelmo is aiming to introduce handbags and accessories into his collection for Spring 2012 [Fashionetc.]
- Anna Wintour, Steven Klein, Donna Karan, Daphne Guinness, Ingrid Sischy, Sandy Brant, and Vera Wang all attended the elaborate 21st birthday party Calvin Klein threw on Friday at Indochine for his boyfriend, Nick Gruber [NY Post]
- Tanner Hall, the film co-directed by Diane von Furstenberg's daughter Tatiana von Furstenberg and starring Rooney Mara, just scored a distribution deal and is expected to be released at the end of this year, around when Mara's upcoming film, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, debuts [Deadline]
- Libertine is headed back to New York Fashion Week this February, minus a partner and with a new direction, says designer Johnson Hartig: "It’ll be different in that once Cindy [Greene] and I separated, I stopped using placement prints — I mean literal images — and it’s become more abstract. And there’s going to be a lot more color. I haven’t met a color I haven’t liked this season" [Fashionetc.]
Gisele Bundchen for Isabel Marant, A Nude Freja Beha Erichsen for Chanel, Plus More of the Latest Spring 2011 Ad Campaign Images
>> Gisele Bundchen has turned up in another Spring 2011 campaign to pair with her only-girl Balenciaga: Isabel Marant. A first peek at that, plus new images of Bundchen for Balenciaga, a Chanel ad of Stella Tennant spraying a nude Freja Beha Erichsen with a hose — and more — in the gallery (NSFW).
>> Emerald green is coming back with a vengeance and last night's Golden Globes spectacular proved that point. Elisabeth Moss wore a custom pleated strapless gown by Donna Karan; Angelina Jolie shimmered in a long-sleeved dress by Atelier Versace; and Mila Kunis struck a pose in an elegant option by Vera Wang. But don't limit yourself to dresses — try out the jewel tone in separates for a more casual feel . . . or even on a bag.
I was on pins and needles waiting to see what my favorite Fab ladies were going to wear at the Golden Globe Awards tonight, and I was delighted to see the stars who embraced their inner green goddesses and took the plunge in shades of jade. Angelina Jolie dazzled in a sparkly emerald Versace gown, Catherine Zeta-Jones went all out in a full-skirted Monique Lhullier, Mila Kunis showed off her ballet body in a fitted Vera Wang, and Elisabeth Moss stayed true to her name in a moss-colored Donna Karan strapless dress. Now it's your turn to decide — which actress looked the dreamiest in green?
Lanvin and Max Mara debuted Pre-Fall collections with a few looks that are straight out of the wild (albeit a ladylike wild). Animal prints, leather, and fur seem to be one of the dominant Pre-Fall trends. Designers are showing this trend in interesting ways, including a fur dress. Curious? Click through our slideshow of wild Pre-Fall looks.
>> Pre-Fall 2011 collections have been rolling out, with focus squarely on the clothes. And justifiably so — designers like them because they sell extra-well, and we're game because we always like something new to look at. But lest we forget our favorite finishing touches, may we present the best Pre-Fall 2011 accessory offerings thus far, including Oscar de la Renta's feathered confections, left, and Jason Wu's Elsa Schiaparelli-inspired cigarette heels. Peruse the slideshow for more from the likes of Burberry, Michael Kors, and Rag & Bone.
Anna Maria Jagodzinska and Karmen Pedaru's Lawsuit Against Former Agency Next Models Reveals How Much Vogue, Vogue Paris Pay
>> Back in May, Next Management sued Ford Models for allegedly poaching Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Karmen Pedaru, and Ania Cywinska; then, last week it emerged that the three models in question are suing Next. They are claiming that they left Next for Ford because it was allegedly refusing them their bookings compensation: Pedaru says Next owes her at least $400,000; Jagodzinska says she's out $230,000; and Cywinska says she has yet to be paid $30,000. All three are each seeking $1 million in punitive damages in addition to their earnings in full, and they are also gunning for the right to look at Next's books to identify other victims.
Jezebel obtained a copy of the lawsuit, which includes Anna Jagodzinska's account statement at Next as of April 23, 2010 (the three models left Next that month). Regardless of the suit, it shows what organizations pay their models and how quickly they dispatch said payments. Vogue Paris, for example, owed Jagodzinska a day rate of $125 for a job done almost a year beforehand — in May 2009. And Vogue owed Jagodzinska two day rate payments of $250 each, one for a job done in December 2009, the other from October 2009.
It's well-known that magazine gigs don't pay much, but these are cold, hard numbers to prove it. If money is what you're after, go for a gig with J.Crew (which owed Jagodzinska $15,000 for catalogue work done in January 2010), H&M (which was still on the books for $60,000 worth of work with Jagodzinska in March 2010), or an agency like Laird + Partners (on the hook for $35,000 — Jagodzinska worked with them on Bottega Veneta and Donna Karan campaigns) or Grey Paris (which is listed as owing Jagodzinska $172,500 and works with beauty clients like Dolce & Gabbana, Lacoste, and Escada). Again, it's no secret, but now there's numeric illustration of the gaping disparity between magazine work and catalogue, beauty, or campaign work.