New year, new gigs: Designer Doo-Ri Chung is taking the reigns as the new creative director at Vince, announced just one day after word spread that founders Rea Laccone and Christopher LaPolice are exiting the company they founded. Chung will have her hands full, as the company is apparently moving full steam ahead with plans to double their store count and open new digs in the U.K., Canada, and Asia.
Fern Mallis corralled a chic set to the 92nd Street Y last night for the latest edition of her “Fashion Icons” conversations, this time with Marc Jacobs who she’s been trying to nab for a year and a half, plus had to reschedule post-Sandy in November. It was worth the wait as Jacobs descended upon the stage to talk everything from former flames to Dior to Nebbles, his new pup! Next up in the series? Betsey Johnson on Jan. 16, Vera Wang on Feb. 19, and Suzy Menkes on May 7. But first: highlights from MJ!
BY MARIA DENARDO
By now you’ve probably vented your frustration on Facebook that Ben Affleck didn’t get a best director nomination for Argo, but let’s focus on the bright side! One race that we always have our eye on is the best costume design category. Without further ado…The nominees are Jacqueline Durran for Anna Karenina, Paco Delgado for Les MisÃ©rables …
WHAT: Cast Eyewear You And I Are In Love Sunglasses…WHY: Buyer beware! You may have a total Yoko moment wearing these Cast shades. The futuristic frames are a specs-adorning transporting ticket to the swinging sixties and seventies. Plus, you and 99 other chicettes will be the only ones wearing these frames, given the limited-edition run of 100 pairs. It’s up to you to supply the bell bottoms; flower power optional!….AVAILABLE: $220, CastEyewear.com…
Red haute! Mario Testino shot Michael Kors’ Spring campaign starring Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman. “We wanted the campaign to highlight the crisp, graphic feel of the Spring collection in bold California colors,” Kors explained in a statement. New Yorkers have a reason to celebrate with the just announced news that the brand will be opening their largest store in the world later this year in Soho.
Woof! Valerija Kelava and black and white poodles appear in Jimmy Choo’s glam spring campaign shot by British photog Angelo Pennetta and styled by Camilla Nickerson. Just your average look whilst walking the pups. Look for the campaign to start rolling worldwide this month. Please curb your dog.
(NEW YORK) Suzy Menkes Awarded Florence’s Highest Honour [Telegraph UK]
The fashion editor has been awarded the “Fiorino d’Oro” of the city of Florence
Oscar nominations 2013 [ELLE UK]
Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announced the 2013 Oscar nominations
H&M’s High-End Store Will Open In 7 Locations This Spring [Refinery29]
& Other Stories will open its first seven stores in London, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan, Paris, and Stockholm
The Brit Awards 2013 Statue Revealed! [MTV UK]
Damien Hirst gives the music award a makeover
Katie Holmes To Skip New York Fashion Week? [Vogue UK]
Holmes busies herself with Broadway
WHAT: Dawn Levy Coco Jacket…WHY: Au revoir, marshmallow-esque puffer jackets; bonjour, Dawn Levy’s new e-commerce site! Flaunt your winter style in a waist hugging, curve-accentuating Coco coat. Neither rain nor snow are excuses not to look your best in luxury. What’s more blatantly luxe than a Mongolian fur trimmed down jacket? Yeah, no need to attempt answering that…AVAILABLE: $1290, DawnLevyDesign.com…
Long gone are the days of steamer trunks and head-to-toe airport couture, instead replaced by hassle-free luggage and accessories. Lame! Where have all the glamorous jetsetters gone? To celebrate globetrotting fashion, Tumi joined up with Anna Sui to launch a line of signature floral print luggage. In addition to the patterned carryalls, Tumi and Sui paired with Lonelyleap
When the Kaiser speaks, everybody listens; the WWD CEO Summit was no exception. Karl amassed an entourage of attendees including SJP, Carine Roitfeld, Anna Wintour, and Stephen Gan. The industry elite listened as Karl and Bridget Foley discussed a wide range of topics, like hosting Chanel’s next Metiers d’Art show in Texas. Oh, Karl!