A Getty photog shot this lovely pic outside of the Versace couture show in Paris yesterday. Is that you, Susie Bubble? Inside the show, Zachary Quinto, Uma Thurman, Mena Suvari, and even Vera Wang showed up and sat front row. Couture week runs through July 4th. Meanwhile, our friends in Berlin kick off their fashion week tomorrow.
Naomi Campbell spent a little time walking in the Versace couture show in Paris over the weekend. It’s good to see the gal out and about after reading today’s Page Six item about Naomi’s probs with ex-beau Vladimir Dornin, and his relationship with mod and former The Face participant, Luo Zilin. “The desperate lies and misinformation coming from Naomi’s camp about Vlad and Luo are astounding. Naomi was working the phones, pushing to get Luo ousted. She said, “Jump,’ and [Luo’s agency] said, ‘How high?'” Juicy! The Sixers also report that Kate Moss has practically moved in with Naomi as she recovers from the split.
Saint Laurent Recruits Cara Delevingne [Vogue UK]
The model of the moment has landed the Fall ad campaign for the brand alongside musician Cole Smith
Dame Vivienne Westwood Calls Out For Young Poets [The Telegraph]
The designer is championing a poetry contest to raise awareness for climate change
Dress Ace Roland Mouret Will Design Handbags [WSJ]
The dress designer will begin selling four styles of handbags next month
Meet The Latest Fashion-Obsessed White Female Rapper [Fashionista]
LA-based hip hop artist, Chanel West Coast reveals her fashion obsession
The Biggest Fashion Victories In The Fight Against Fakes [Styleite]
On the heels of Versace’s big courtroom win, find out about fashions biggest legal battles
Is the house that Gianni built expanding beyond its all-in-the-family way of doing business? Possibly, according to Reuters. Versace is purportedly toying with the idea of selling parts of its company, currently worth roughly $888 million, based on 2012 core earnings. Why put pieces of the Versace empire up for sale?
Balmain: Leave it to the houses that defined ’80s sex appeal on the runways to revive the era’s extravagance. In Milan, Versace chose to focus on punk. Here at Balmain, creative director Olivier Rousteing chose Dynasty. Shoulder pads, anyone? Big shoulders are a huge theme at plenty of shows this Fall, but here they were dramatically squared off. Who better to do a dramatic shoulder than Balmain? A white angora turtleneck sweater with broad shoulders was paired with gold lamÃ© pants (flashy!). A black, broader-than-broad suit jacket (sparkly!) with white lapels was worn over a different sweater, cinched with a big gold belt to ratchet up the flare factor. Touching on the Harlequin theme from Spring, a hot pink diamond print, sequined one-shoulder top was paired with draped pants of the same hue, cinched and belted at the waist and topped with oversized chandelier earrings. A deeply spliced leather top with elaborately draped shoulders mingled with diamond patterned, gold and black MC hammer-style pants. Saucy good fun, to the same extent that an emerald green lamÃ© jumpsuit seemed stage-ready. Maybe a bit too close to home for those who donned these looks during their original heyday. But for the style set a few decades younger? There’s plenty to relish…