Raf Simons: By taking his collection 30 minutes outside of Paris, Raf Simons’ latest looks for men was a bit lighter and airier than typical, sometimes very serious City of Lights showings. An apropos shelter for this youthful production? Larry Gagosian’s Le Bourget gallery, where works of art by Alexander Calder and Jean ProuvÃ© provided the background for Simons’ Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Taking cues from his past as a rowdy club kid, the designer infused basic black pieces with bright colors and pop art references that felt right at home against the thumping background music. Acid raindrops washed across a bold striped tank, for example, while a shrunken blazer topped off an elongated tee.
The Guggenheim Gala is getting glitzier. Christian Dior will be sponsoring the annual social event on November 6th and 7th. On hand to make the announcement today: Dior’s creative director, Raf Simons; director of the Guggenheim, Richard Armstrong; and board member, Jennifer Stockman.
The race is on! Raf Simons debuted his Resort 2014 collection on a rainy day in Monaco on Saturday. The location was fitting not only, because of Monsieur Dior’s long relationship with Monaco maven, Princess Kelly, but also due to Simons’ own relationship with the country’s current fashion plate, Princess Charlene. What’s more? The collection was also about the speed of life and debuted a series of zig zag patterns and assym hemlines to highlight the theme so appropos of a Principality whose history is steeped in the raceways.
Thought you were out of reasons to love Jennifer Lawrence any more than you do? We’ve got just one more. The Oscar winner gave Raf Simons a little tug the other night that was caught on camera by Billy Farrell at the Met Ball. Everything about this is a classic.
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The Digital Accessory Showcase will launch on KCD-created website
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The clothing chain is offering the biggest sales discount in America for private-equity firms
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The label was officially awarded entrÃ© into the elite world of haute couture at the end of last season, rendering yesterday’s showing its second among the upper echelons of the fashion world. This wasn’t another parade of elegant gowns, so pervasive at couture shows: the anonymous team of designers began the show with masked models parading a pair of short black sleeveless collared dresses, one of which had a mid-section striped with white paint stripes.
Sigourney Weaver has revealed that Raf Simons will be designing the costumes for her upcoming film, Body Art, directed by Luca Guadagnino. The film co-stars French actress Isabelle Huppert playing the title role of a body artist who undergoes a dramatically abnormal grieving process when her much older husband kills himself.
It’s snowing in Paris, but Raf Simons’ couture showing for Dior was all about spring in full swing. Floating down a winding runway lined by greenery and trees: gowns in a predominately pastelle palette fastened with beaucoup des fleurs. Whether trickling down a sheer faux-slit of a leggy column dress or worked fully into the sheer organza of a deep-v swing dress with matching sheer floral gloves, petals peppered the entire collection. Strapless gowns with voluminous skirts were another big statement (as was the case for many a leading lady on the Golden Globes red carpet). Of the non-botanic variety, standouts included an asymmetrical below-the-knee silk strapless periwinkle dress with black bodice, plus a canary yellow gown with a sideswept bubbled peplum and long skirt connected via wisps of sheer mesh. Odds are Raf will have critics and the tapis rouge-bound alike singing his praises again this season…