>> The string of fashion documentaries — Lagerfeld Confidential, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Picture Me, and The September Issue — isn't ending. IFC Films just announced its acquisition of the French documentary Yves Saint Laurent L'Amour Fou, which it will release in 2011. The film chronicles the Story of Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge all the way through Berge's decision to sell their multimillion dollar private art collection upon the designer's death, through rare archives and exclusive images — some of which can be seen here. Berge and Saint Laurent muses, Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise, were all interviewed for the film — the trailer for which is above.
Layering is a Winter necessity, and while it's colder than a polar bear's toe nails outside, you don't have to look like a overstuffed carnivore to keep cozy in the city. Check out our two ensembles — comprised of picks from A.L.C., Viktor & Rolf, Alexander Wang, and Yves Saint Laurent — for freeze-free inspiration.
Fresh fur, top to bottom: Maje Nadia Tweed Boyfriend Blazer ($147, originally $490), Vanessa Bruno Collared Fur Vest ($1,766), Bobi Light Weight Jersey Turtleneck ($35), Alexander Wang Ribbed Knit Trousers ($295), Viktor & Rolf Ankle Boots ($450), Givenchy Necklace ($1,290, originally $2,320), Yves Saint Laurent Borsa Roady Rock Bag ($2,364)
Urban eclectic, top to bottom: Warehouse Knitted Maxi Dress ($86), Sandro Malin Fair Isle Coat
($480), Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Earrings ($275), Prada Knit Nappa Tote ($4,650), Paul Smith Loop Scarf ($350), Nicholas Kirkwood Cut-out Booties ($973), Wolford Velvet Deluxe 66 Tights ($84)
>> Taylor Tomasi Hill is heavily watched during Fashion Month, to say the least, and though she brought her A game as usual, we noticed that she added a succession of t-shirts to her usual designer duds this time around — an idea we love. Take a look at the slideshow to see which tees Tomasi Hill worked and what she paired them with — along with twelve of our own favorite tees for you to try.
We spotted this scarf-centric ensemble at Milan Fashion Week and couldn't wait until the weather got chilly enough to try it out ourselves — love the way the sweet pastel hues contrast with the edgier army green jacket. We're all about utilizing scarves for a little outfit color — and texture — contrast; peep our top scarf picks — ranging from a vivacious Yves Saint Laurent leopard print version to a textural olive green fringed version from Topshop — to emulate the same look now!
Left to right: Milan Fashion Week Street Style, Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Print Cashmere Scarf ($995), Topshop Fringe Snood ($36), Adam Chunky Cable-Knit Sweater ($125), We Are Owls Cashmere Bird Scarf ($245)
Photos: Greg Kessler
Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley Rock Spring 2011 Rodarte and Vionnet, Plus Chanel and Proenza Schouler, All in the Span of a Day
>> Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley are a red carpet dream: the two have been taking the London Film Festival circuit by storm while promoting their new movie, Never Let Me Go. Yesterday alone, the duo stepped out in Chanel, Proenza Schouler, Vionnet, and Rodarte.
For their photo call, Mulligan donned a mustard yellow Pre-Spring 2011 Proenza Schouler dress paired with black Yves Saint Laurent pumps, while Knightley opted to wear Rodarte — marking the designers' first Spring 2011 piece to hit the red carpet — complemented with brown Christian Louboutin pumps. Later in the evening at the movie's premiere, Mulligan, a Vionnet fan in the past, chose a head-to-toe Spring 2011 look from the label — finishing it off with Giuseppe Zanotti for Vionnet gold wedges — while Knightley, a current Chanel face, picked a pearly Fall 2010 Chanel couture dress and chunky black pumps.
>> The blown-up, billboard version of the ad for Chloe's latest fragrance — Love, Chloe — is causing quite the kerfuffle. At the magnified size, Raquel Zimmermann is clearly seen to be wearing a belt by Yves Saint Laurent, rather than Chloe. Although less noticeable, Hint reports hearing that Zimmermann's coat is also not Chloe. The ads were shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, with Ezra Petronio as creative director. No stylist's information was released, and Petronio did not return calls. [WWD]
We invaded super celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez’s fashion studio, where she talks about her fashion forward clients and a few of her coveted fashion treasures! Mastermind behind Rachel Bilson, Scarlett Johansson, and Kristen Bell’s unique and individual styles, Nicole Chavez also reveals her breakthrough red carpet moment and when she finally considered herself a stylist! On Allison: Azature earrings
Serena van der Woodsen looks chic, once again, while out and about in NYC. Her Wayne shorts look great with her periwinkle Gypsy 05 tunic and Giuseppe Zanotti gray peep-toe booties, while a turquoise agate necklace and Yves Saint Laurent bag added extra color and plenty of style. Shop her exact bag and shorts and other like items now!
Stefano Pilati Said to Have Renewed Contract at Yves Saint Laurent; Karl Lagerfeld Rumored to Be Retiring in 2012
>> In response to the rumors of Stefano Pilati's tenuous footing at Yves Saint Laurent, more rumors: Balmain's Christophe Decarnin, former Saint Laurent men's designer Hedi Slimane, and Raf Simons were all reportedly approached for the job, but nonetheless, Pilati is said to have recently extended his contract for another three years. Word is, Hint reports: "Pierre Bergé has no interest in seeing the YSL brand continue. He'd rather see it killed and the legacy remain untouchable, observed only from afar through exhibitions, films, auctions, etc. As his foundation still controls the YSL archives, he can and does make life difficult for whomever wants a closer look at the house's DNA," which may have contributed to the potential replacements turning Pilati's position down. There's also speculation that Karl Lagerfeld plans to retire on his 30th anniversary at Chanel in 2012 — "it's thought he'll stage a massive, never-before-seen, no-expense-spared farewell" — leaving Alber Elbaz to take his place and Olivier Theyskens to take the reins at Lanvin. [Hint]
Backstage Snaps from Paris Fashion Week Part Three: Lindsey Wixson at Louis Vuitton, Closeups at Alexander McQueen, and More!
>> The last batch of backstage snaps for the Spring 2011 season is here and includes Karolina Kurkova smoking a fake cigar at Hermes; Sasha Pivovarova and Carmen Kass at John Galliano; and up close and personal looks at the Alexander McQueen detailing. All that plus more behind the scenes action from Chloe, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Costume National, and Akris in the gallery.
Photos: Greg Kessler