And Michael Kors rules the Internet.
Jennifer Lawrence for Dior: Just in time for Oscar weekend, Jennifer Lawrence’s ads for Miss Dior have been revealed. They picture the Oscar nominee in Raf Simons’s ‘New Look’ designs, flanked by the Miss Dior handbag she’s been tapped to represent. The ads will break worldwide in April. [WWD]
Michael Kors, Star of the Web: Michael Kors has been named the most popular American brand for online users according to the Digital Luxury Group. Kors took in more than 19.6% of 31 million searches in 35 countries. Marc Jacobs took second place and Ralph Lauren came in third. [Vogue UK]
Mitch Winehouse turned up at Wednesday's Brit Awards wearing a photo of his late daughter on his back.
Mitch Winehouse took the art of commemoration to a whole new level at Wednesday night’s Brit Award. The father of the late Amy Winehouse arrived on the red carpet wearing a vest with an enlarged photo of his daughter on the back. Winehouse attended the ceremony in tribute of Amy, who received the Brit Awards’s first-ever posthumous nomination.
Is that, um, Oscar the Grouch?
Fendi's fall show in Milan on Thursday morning was awash with fur of every variety: on glasses, in hair, on coats. But perhaps most eye-catching were the long haired faces sewn onto bags, which closely resembled Elmo and the rest of the Sesame Street clan. At least they're wearing eyeshadow?
and LVMH Takes on a New Talent.
Georgina Chapman Goes High Street: Georgina Chapman is designing a limited-edition line of lower-priced clothes for J.C. Penny without the help of her Marchesa co-designer Keren Craig. Pearl by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa will launch on March 1st, ranging in price from $70 to $100. [WWD]
Chuck Hagel’s Fashion Grade: Chuck Hagel may be getting a lot of flack throughout his Secretary of Defense nomination process, but that hasn’t hindered fashion critics from taking a hit at the senator either. WWD gave Hagel’s signature look a B- grade in today’s paper, pointing out his puffy under eyes, his “padded, slopped” suit shoulders, and the “micro polka dots” on his tie. [WWD]
A "social design lab" has created a line of dresses that become see-through when the wearer gets “excited.” Claire Stern reports.
When you get excited in one of Studio Roosegaarde's dresses, you just can’t hide it.
The social design lab helmed by artist Daan Roosegaarde (and based in Waddinxveen, Netherlands and Shanghai) has created a line of high-tech dresses that become transparent based on personal interactions between partners -- or whenever the wearer gets aroused.
Sundance darling Ava DuVernay has directed a short feature for the luxury house featuring all black women. Allison Samuels on what it means for Hollywood.
When executives from Prada and Miu Miu approached Ava DuVernay about directing the fifth part of Women’s Tales, a series of short films showcasing their Spring 2013 collection, DuVernay knew exactly the story she’d tell—and the faces she'd need.
During Pitti Uomo and New York Fashion Week, blankets emerged on the necks of some of the fashion industry’s most stylish men. Misty White Sidell reports.
Street style takes a dismal turn in February when, at least on the East Coast, it simply becomes too cold to look good. Gloves, hats, and mittens are now essential parts of outdoor life. But in the streets of some of the world’s most fashionable cities, men are amplifying their scarves to giant proportions. That’s because they’re wearing blankets.
Perhaps taking a page out of the Snuggie playbook, blankets have become the latest fashion trend to take hold on streets from Florence to New York, where men (and even a few women) are wearing blankets instead of scarves or coats.
Olympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius, charged with allegedly killing his model girlfriend, has lost another lucrative endorsement—his third this week.
Oscar Pistorius continues to lose major endorsements as allegations that he murdered his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, continue to play out in South African courts. After both Nike and Oakley severed endorsement ties with the 26-year-old Olympian on Monday, Thierry Mugler perfumes has announced that they, too, have dropped Pistorius from advertisements. “Out of respect and compassion for the families implicated in this tragedy, Thierry Mugler Perfumes has taken the decision to withdraw all its campaigns with Oscar Pistorius,” Groupe Clarins (which owns Mugler Perfumes) said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Pistorius had fronted ‘A*Men,’ the brand’s first-ever men’s fragrance, since March 2011 with print and television ads that prominently featured the sprinter’s carbon-fiber prosthetic running legs. Groupe Clarins would not release financial details of Pistorius’s Mugler endorsement to The Daily Beast, but it’s previously been estimated that the athlete took in a total of $3 million in sponsorship deals per year.
And there are bangs in it.
and readers blast T Magazine for lack of diversity.
Rihanna Teams with MAC: MAC Cosmetics has signed a major deal with Rihanna. She’s signed on to create multiple color collections for the brand, the first of which will roll in to stores later this year. Contained in pink packaging, Rihanna’s first MAC product is RiRi Woo—the singer’s own take on MAC’s popular red lipstick shade, ‘Ruby Woo.’ “When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind—for something legit—is MAC,” Rihanna told WWD. [WWD]
Moncler Exec’s Art Heist: Moncler’s former head of international media relations was arrested at JFK airport on Saturday for allegedly stealing a Salvador Dali painting off an Upper East Side gallery wall last year. Phivos Lampros Istavrioglou reportedly stole the $150,000 art work only to feel guilty and mail it back from Greece. Police reportedly lifted his fingerprints off of the painting, which were already catalogued in an NYPD database after he stole steak from an NYC WholeFoods market last January. A spokesperson from Moncler has confirmed that Istarioglou is no longer employed by the brand. [Telegraph]
Monstres de Mode, a new exhibition which opens in Paris this week – highlights the way monsters are brought to life in fashion. By Sarah Moroz.
When you think of Parisian fashion, you probably conjure the classics: Coco Chanel in a tweed suit, a Louis Vuitton monogrammed bag, an androgynous Yves Saint Laurent “smoking” jacket. But a new exhibition in Paris, Arrrgh! Monstres de Mode—the first fashion exhibition at multimedia venue la Gaîté Lyrique—highlights creations that stray far from Parisian tradition.
2012 fashion fringe winner brings down the curtain
2012 Fashion Fringe winner Haizhen Wang closed fashion week with a truly bonkers but totally original collection tonight.
Here's four questions for the hot young designer:
And Karl Lagerfeld plays "with acid and fire."
Kim Kardashian’s Breast Problem: Kim Kardashian covers DuJour magazine’s third issue in a stripped-down portfolio photographed by Bruce Weber. “I think because I have big boobs it could make me look heavier if I don’t, like, show off my waist or something, so I just have kind of learned to dress one way only,” she explained of her signature flair for tight fashions. [DuJour]
Pedro Almodóvar’s Fashion Campaign: Galeries Lafayette is celebrating its new menswear department with a spring ad campaign featuring Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. The images, photographed by the legendary Jean-Paul Goude, will bow in May for the Cannes Film Festival. Almodóvar starred in a Missoni campaign last year. [WWD]
Kate was visiting South London rehab facility today in a grey MaxMara wrap dress, marking the first time royal bump has really been seen in public
A pregnant woman visited an alcohol rehab facility in south London today - and the global press went mad.
It helped, of course, that the woman in question was Kate Middleton, out on her first official engagement of the year, and that the unborn child will one day be king or queen of England.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
Makeup for men is on the rise—and it’s no longer a taboo. Alessandra Codinha reports.