>> Snowstorm May Keep Some of the Industry Away from Beginning of New York Fashion Week —If your favorite model is missing on the first day of Fashion Week shows, snow may be to blame. New York experienced a snowstorm last night and well into this morning, and because of it, the Fashion Week crowds may be thinned out for the first day or so. Marilyn Agency reports: "No models will be flying in today to NY! 'No flights coming in, none going out' Thankfully most of ours are already here..." Elle's Joe Zee is in Los Angeles and was on the phone with American Airlines this morning about his flight back to New York today. But Sasha Pivovarova fans, rejoice: she caught the only flight to New York from London Heathrow that wasn't canceled today. [@MarilynAgencyNY, @mrjoezee, @evachen212, @evachen212]
For its February issue, Interview magazine and photog Craig McDean got zany with Sasha Pivovarova in an editorial filled with psychedelic whimsy. In a spread dubbed My Space, Sasha looks like the ultimate raver doll — when else would you tape over your eyes? — dripped in an array of bedazzled boleros, florescent tulle, and Prada's lusty crystal-embellished sandals. I'm smitten with her perfectly tangled hair, which comes complete with dusty pink highlights, and mannequin-like expressions. It's kinda creepy and way cool. If you look past the amazing artistic mess, you'll also find some sumptuous, soft skirts and embellished tops. Sasha is a doll in her own little funhouse — freakin' amazing.
John Galliano Takes a Riding Crop to Spring 2010 Dior Couture, While Tavi's Giant Bow Grabs Some of the Attention
>> John Galliano kicked off Spring 2010 couture today with a show inspired by golden age designer Charles James (who influenced the original Christian Dior). However, much of the show's attention seems to pulled away from the clothes by the "outrageous pink bow," as one show attendee called it, on front rower Tavi Gevinson's head. A Grazia editor chimed in with "not best pleased to be watching couture through 13 year old Tavi's hat," and then posted a picture of her view from behind Tavi's Stephen Jones bow, with the caption, "Dior through Tavi's pesky hat."
But back to the runway. Riding habits and all the necessary accessories — whips and riding crops — abounded, flowing into frillier, ruffled numbers before ending in what appears to be a modern interpretation of the original Dior's Junon couture dress from Fall 1949. Galliano came out for his bow in full riding gear, dropping to one knee to kiss current Dior face Karlie Kloss's hand.
I have a brand new challenge for you — it's going to be so fun. I challenge you to re-create this Isabel Marant, Spring '10 look . . . for less! I don't want to give you a dollar amount but try to keep each piece as low as possible. Sasha Pivovarova is wearing the following: a tee, tweed jacket, skinny scarf, feather earrings, striped shorts, double belt, and suede fringe boots. Ready? Oh, before you go, be sure to join my Dizzy for Izzy: Isabel Marant group!
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>> Not Everyone's a Fan of Those Alexander McQueen Armadillo Shoes —The now-iconic Spring 2010 Alexander McQueen armadillo shoes may be worn by the likes of Daphne Guinness in the everyday and Lady Gaga in her "Bad Romance" video, but a select few models wouldn't partake in the balancing act for the runway — perhaps that's why this season's cast seemed so young. According to Abbey Lee Kershaw, who once fainted in a corset at a McQueen show, she, Natasha Poly, and Sasha Pivovarova took one look at the shoes and collectively decided to forgo walking the show. [Frockwriter]
Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi of Aquilano.Rimondi (formerly 6267) have signed their first licensing deal with Gilmar for the production and distribution of knitwear.
Magazines that defy the downturn—032c, Fantastic Man, and Purple—with advertisers responding to highbrow editorial.
Young men are still obsessed with dressing like Don Draper and Roger Sterling.
Jeffrey Monteiro finds inspiration in Clyfford Still paintings while working on his first collection as creative director of Bill Blass.
Vanity Fair's Michael Roberts has a photo session with Jesus Luz on the beach in Rio.
We took inspiration [from Fellini] for two fashion shows. One [fall 1996] was from “Le Notti di Cabiria.” It was the printed chiffon dresses with the cherries. And another [fall 1997], we took inspiration from “Satyricon” [and “Roma”]. We make a collection like a priest, all the girls in priest dress.—Stefano Gabbana on how Fellini films have inspired past Dolce & Gabbana collections.
>> Karlie Kloss, Patrick Demarchelier Most Employed for 2009 Vogue Editorials Worldwide —Shrubrub, a contributor at the fashin LiveJournal took a tally of photographers and models whose work appeared in the 2009 issues of Vogue Australia, Vogue Brazil, Vogue China, Vogue Espana, Vogue Germany, Vogue Italia, Vogue Mexico, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Paris, Vogue Russia, Vogue UK, and Vogue, to see who was used the most. Apparently, Karlie Kloss and Patrick Demarchelier came out clearly on top — rounding out the top twelve models, respectively, were: Lara Stone, Sasha Pivovarova, Constance Jablonski, Raquel Zimmermann, Daria Werbowy, Anna Maria Jagodzinska, Eniko Mihalik, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson, Natasha Poly, and Iris Strubegger. [Fashin]
>> Steven Meisel co-opted the Twitter phenomenon for the last Vogue Italia issue of the decade — December 2009 — and rechristened Twitpic "Meiselpic" for his purposes. Inside the issue he wrote to his 20 model "followers" under a blurred portrait of himself — surprising, as the photographer is reclusive and does not like to be photographed himself —"Feeling a touch swine flu . . . so not coming to work today. I'm sending you some clothes . . . wear what you like, Meiselpic it back to me. xxSteven." What comes next — and is featured on the cover — are twenty pages of model self-portraits in the style of Twitpic. Lara Stone took the below picture of herself and "Twittered" underneath: "I love my new boobs. Werk!!" A pregnant Gisele snaps herself in lingerie, covering up her bump, and "Tweets": "Privacy is beautiful!" And Freja Beha Erichsen, who's not known to be a Meisel favorite, makes a surprise appearance, as well.