It's time for a history lesson — we promise we won't assign homework! In the 1920s, Louise Brooks was an actress and style icon who embodied the fun and sparkle of the Jazz Age. Fast forward almost a century to the Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall collection, and it's as if Marc Jacobs channeled Louise's fashionable spirit. Is this a taste of what's to come in Vuitton's Fall runway collection? Click on to see more of Vuitton's deco decadence for the upcoming season.
>> Spring may not be in the air just yet, but the Spring 2011 ad campaigns sure are: The new year brought the release of a bevy, including Abbey Lee Kershaw's Tom Ford eyewear campaign and a look at Louis Vuitton's latest trio — Raquel Zimmermann, Kristen McMenamy, and Freja Beha Erichsen. There's also a peek at Chanel and Burberry (minus faces Ines de la Fressange for Chanel and Jourdan Dunn for Burberry, whose images have yet to appear), plus Gucci and Roberto Cavalli, left, featuring Laetitia Casta and Malgosia Bela.
Baby it's cold outside, but here's a fashionable way to stay warm. Imagine you're a part of Louis Vuitton's Cruise 2011 road trip with model Anne Vyalitsyna. The sun is shining, palm trees are swaying, your journey is bound for a stylish adventure. Mark Segal captures the vintage-inspired adventure in plush lands, posh hotels, and swanky cafes. Click through to experience it all for yourself.
There were many trends this year that helped define our wardrobes: military, camel, leopard, leather, and ladylike were the big ones. But from those, we were all gravitating toward ladylike and military. But the former stood out as the trend with the hugest impact. It all started with Louis Vuitton's Fall collection and continued as a domino effect with celebs embracing the longer hemlines, then the reemergence of the kitten heel and structured satchels. Whether you jumped on the look or not, you can't deny its far-reaching power in 2010! Check out some fun ladylike posts we covered throughout the year:
- Crystal Renn Shows Us What Ladylike Gone Badass Looks Like!
- Behold Longer Hemlines — Celebs Skip Sexy For Ladylike
- FabSugarTV: How to Wear the Ladylike Trend
- Trend Alert: Ladylike Goes Cool
- Whose Ladylike Hollywood Walk of Fame Outfit Is Most Fab?
- 10 Ways to Achieve Fall's '50s Trend
- Let Carey Mulligan Be Your Guide to Fall's Ladylike Trend
Freja Beha Erichsen Cast in Both Louis Vuitton and Chanel Spring 2011 Campaigns; Fashion Design Copyright Act Headed to Senate
- Freja Beha Erichsen isn't just a Chanel face for Spring 2011 — she reportedly also posed for Louis Vuitton's Spring 2011 campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, alongside Raquel Zimmermann, and Kristen McMenamy [WWD]
- The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, which aims to copyright fashion designs, was passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is headed for full Senate deliberation [WWD]
- Proenza Schouler's mochila totes ($225) and wallets ($145) are now available on their website [Teen Vogue]
- Missed the Alexa Chung for Madewell illustrated bat tee the first time around? It's back for sale online tomorrow, except this time, in tunic form ($58) [People StyleWatch]
- Casting director and Tales of Endearment blogger Natalie Joos sounds like she has a television project in the works: "More on that soon" [Fashionista]
- The sell-out J Brand Houlihan cargo pant was inspired by a vintage pair of army pants the brand's design director found in Japan [BoF]
- Roland Mouret sunglasses are on the horizon — they're one of the exclusive products he'll test at his first store in London's Mayfair, opening in February [WWD]
- Jewelry designers Ruby Kobo just launched their website, but won't do e-commerce — they prefer private appointments. They also hope to do a runway collaboration with Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, or Phoebe Philo [Fashionista]
- A street artist applied a cartoon Karl Lagerfeld decal to a New York taxi [Refinery29]
- The iPad inspiring print advertising: Vogue Russia's December 2010 issue has a video advertisement inside [Gawker]
Nina Garcia Welcomes Second Son; Juergen Teller Shoots Anna Dello Russo's Perfume Ad; Plus, More Spring 2011 Campaign Rumors
- Anna Dello Russo now has a perfume ad, shot by Juergen Teller, to go along with her promotional video [ADR, ADR]
- Nina Garcia welcomed her second son over the weekend, she announced over Twitter: "Delighted to announce that over the wknd we welcomed 8lb13oz Alexander David Conrod into our home! Baby is doing great & Lucas [her oldest son] is thrilled!" [@ninagarcia]
- Stella McCartney also reportedly welcomed her fourth child just before Thanksgiving last week; she just relaunched her website, with behind-the-scenes photos and videos, as well [The Cut, Style File]
- 40 percent of Vogue Italia's readers come from the United States, but Anna Wintour calls Franca Sozzani "magnificent" [WashPo]
- Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot Laetitia Casta in London for the Spring 2011 Roberto Cavalli campaign [Laetita Casta]
- More Spring 2011 campaign rumors: Iselin Steiro is said to be the face of Lanvin; Gisele Bundchen of Isabel Marant (by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin); Raquel Zimmermann of Louis Vuitton (by Steven Meisel); and Givenchy's group is said to be Daphne Groeneveld, Iris Strubegger, Mariacarla Boscono, and Natasha Poly [HoM, HoM, TFS]
- Prada, which saw its profits triple in the last nine months, is now eyeing an initial public offering in 2011 rather than 2012 [WWD]
>> Every Vogue Paris December/January holiday issue comes with a calendar, and each year, a different photographer does the honors. Sometimes there's a different subject for every month, sometimes one subject for every month. For the 2011 calendar, Mikael Jansson captured Daria Werbowy — and we've got a first look at the cover; the full calendar comes with the holiday issue, expected to hit French newsstands Nov. 30. [@VogueParisLive]
>> 33-year-old Antoine Arnault joined Louis Vuitton in 2002 — where he was named communications director in 2007 — and as son of LVMH CEO and chairman Bernard Arnault, has been a member of LVMH's board of directors since 2006. Now, he's reportedly moving over to a much less visible brand under the LVMH umbrella — the luxury footwear brand Berluti, founded in 1895 and known for its distinctive colors and patinas — where he will take up the management helm. [WWD]
A ladylike Anne Vyalitsyna, a vintage convertible, and an enviable view set the scene for Louis Vuitton's Resort '11 campaign. Just a dreamy overlook and the gorgeous Anne taking in the view for a retro-glam and totally luxurious feel. It's a little Grace Kelly, sophisticated and romantic — Cary Grant might make an appearance at any moment. Are you feeling swept away by the Resort campaign?
>> Peter Copping is in New York next week for a Nina Ricci trunk show at Barneys, but he's also going to be shooting his first campaign for the brand while in town — presumably for Spring 2011 — with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
What else does Copping have up his sleeve for Nina Ricci? He said he hopes to expand into bridal and lingerie soon and would be interested in collaborating with H&M. But most of all, he's just focusing on building the brand. Copping designed for Louis Vuitton for 12 years under Marc Jacobs, who he describes as "incredibly precise." He added: "If there is one criticism I would make of that time, it's that we jumped around a little too much. At Nina Ricci, I want to be more consistent and true to the image of the house."
That said, he doesn't refer to the Nina Ricci archives at all. "Unlike at a house like Dior, Nina Ricci doesn't really have many iconic pieces. It's more about a romantic, feminine spirit."