>> Carine Roitfeld's masquerade ball last night, celebrating 90 years of Vogue Paris and loosely Eyes Wide Shut-themed, meant lots of sheer gowns, and lots of show attendees preoccupied with finding a mask yesterday. Anna Dello Russo, inspired by Lady Gaga, paired a Gareth Pugh headpiece with her custom Emilio Pucci gown. Jean Paul Gaultier designed a metal mask for himself adorned with long feathers: "Yes, they're giant eyelashes, acting like hair -- since I'm missing some as you can see — so instead I've gone for this black plume."
Tyra Banks made do with cut up fishnets, Sasha Pivovarova got her mask "from a sex shop," and Lily Donaldson wore a red tulle veil to match her Christian Dior gown: “I made it myself. I went all the way up to the fabric district in Montmartre today.” Stephen Jones made Karlie Kloss's star spangled mask to go with her Christian Dior gown, and Riccardo Tisci did Mariacarla Boscono's over the top feathered hat, while he looked to Philip Treacy to custom make his mask.
While there was plenty of mask ogling, Carine Roitfeld was more preoccupied with other thoughts. “Oh my goodness, even the models are eating, it’s amazing!” she laughed, as Lily Donaldson took a leaf from a chocolate cabbage.
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Can you feel it? Fall is almost on its way, and what better way to get excited than looking at all of what's to come. Our latest batch of Fall ads feature cool campaigns from the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Tommy Hilfiger, St. John, Calvin Klein, to name a few. My favorite has to be Stella McCartney's campaign featuring model of the moment, Natalia Vodianova. That camel knit cardi looks super sumptuous, and we adore the quirky cute typography. Click on for the latest Fall '10 ads!
>> Crystal Renn's agent recently addressed rumors that she was losing weight after images came out portraying her much thinner. Now, Crystal herself has spoken out, saying that she was "shocked" when she saw the images and adding, "they look retouched to me." See a pre-retouch image here.
Renn, who is featured in the Fall 2010 Jean Paul Gaultier ads (left), which she calls "a highlight in my career," says that she wants people to "feel reassured that I am taking care of myself and am very happy. I am a size 10. My weight loss is due to body adjustment because of working out after a seven-year hiatus." As for what started the weight loss: "It started with stress. Then, to take care of the stress, I went hiking in Patagonia for three weeks. Since then, I have continued hiking and have established a regular yoga and meditation program." She told Glamour: "It took me seven years to be ready to go back to the gym because I exercised in such an extreme way during my eating disorder."
Named La Perla Designer Collection, Jean Paul Gaultier's first official lingerie line will make its debut during the designer's upcoming haute couture show. On July 7 in Paris, Gaultier will showcase two limited-edition pieces for La Perla—an elaborately constructed satin bra and a garter belt. Having put Madonna in a cone bra in the '90s, it was clear the designer still had lingerie on his mind when he reintroduced the famous silhouette on his fall runway as outerwear pieces.
“I met Jean Paul Gaultier a few months ago, and we immediately hit it off because we shared a common vision of beauty, style, taste and quality. So we agreed to try this adventure together and unite our savoir faire,” said Alain Prost, chief executive officer of La Perla.
Look out for Gaultier's 27-style capsule collection of mostly handmade corsets, high-waisted briefs, bodysuits, and bras done in pink and black in La Perla and Jean Paul Gaultier stores this November. The collaboration is reportedly a two-year affair and will include swimwear next March.
I don't know what it is about amfAR, but it sure knows how to throw a stylish soiree. Celebrities are always outfitted to the max when one of these arise. Last night, celebrities and singers congregated in NYC for the amfAR New York Inspiration Gala. I was going to call it an LBD fest, but Kelly Rowland broke the mold with a white and silver Herve Leger dress. She's not the only one who looked Fab: Estelle showed off her stems in a retro cute short outfit, Kylie Minogue risked it in a sliced LBD with leather sleeve, and Zoe Saldana posed in a sheer print turtleneck dress. Who was most fabulous?
Christophe Lemaire, the man behind the commercial resurgence of Lacoste, is headed to Hermes. It was announced today that Lemarie will be replacing Jean-Paul Gaultier, who has been at Hermes for seven years and is reportedly leaving to focus on his namesake lines. Gaultier will stay on at Hermes until the Spring 2011 runway show in Paris this October, and Hermes will continue to own a 45% stake in Gaultier's fashion house.
News of Gaultier's departure comes two weeks after the death of Jean-Louis Dumas, former president and chief executive of Hermes, who hired Gaultier in 2003 to jump-start the the company's ready-to-wear business. “Hermes is deeply grateful to Jean-Paul Gaultier for his outstanding creative contribution,” the company said today in a statement.
Christophe Lemaire, who will show his first Hermes collection for the Fall 2011 season, launched his own brand in 1991 and has worked in the houses of Christian Lacroix, Jean Patou, Yves Saint Laurent, and Thierry Mugler.