Ruh roh! Today, in an all-new episode of The Family Feud…Style.com’s Tim Blanks wrote a negative review of Jean Paul Gaultier’s recent couture show in Paris that didn’t go over so well with JPG. Blanks wrote: “A few outfits later, a “millefeuille de mousselines” echoed Yves Saint Laurent’s way with color, as a reminder that Gaultier was once considered the one true heir to the throne of French fashion. But that was once upon a time, and that time has, sad to say, well and truly passed.” Ouch. He also questioned the choice to have French reality star Nabilla Benattia walk the runway after the “glory days” of icons such as Madonna and BjÃ¶rk strutting for the designer. Gaultier wrote an open letter on Twitter (where else?) to the recent Eugenia Sheppard CFDA Award recipient. The letter goes a little something like this…
Yves Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent has a new CEO at its helm: Today, the brand announced the arrival of exec Francesca Bellettini. She will succeed Paul Deneve, who leaves the exec post after two years to pursue a career in the tech industry. Bellettini was poached from her position at Bottega Veneta, which, like Yves Saint Laurent, is in Kering’s portfolio of luxe brands.
Didn’t see this coming…Christie’s London will be auctioning off Suzy Menkes’ personal wardrobe in July. “The Suzy Menkes Collection” will include 80 items from her personal closet from designers including Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Paul Smith. “I went to Christie’s and asked Pat Frost, international specialist and director of vintage couture, handbags, and luggage, to evaluate my collection,”
Naomi Campbell An Vald Doronin Are Taking A Break [NYPost]
The supermodel and her Russian billionaire boyfriend are on the rocks and he’s spotted out partying
Nicolas GhesquiÃ¨re: ‘I May Be Putting Myself In Danger’ [Vogue UK]
The designer reveals he may have new plans to announce in the near future
French Model To Auction 12,000-Piece Haute Couture Collection [The Telegraph]
Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain, model and muse to Yves Saint Laurent will sell her collection later this year
Luxury Shopping Firms Bet On Casino Approach In China [Business Of Fashion]
Luxury firms are now offering junkets to Hong Kong for Chinese consumers looking to spend money abroad
Would You Wear A Shirt That Only Needs Washing Once A Year [Complex]
Wool & Prince developed an anti-odor, anti-wrinkle wool called Cotton-Soft that only needs an annual wash
We’ve known him as the King of Vintage for years now, but middle America is finally getting a taste of his charms and wit in his new Bravo reality hit, Dukes of Melrose. Cameron Silver gave us a ring to fill us in on life as a celeb, his love of Broadway, and why he won’t be hitting Marie’s Crisis with Hedi Slimane anytime soon.
BY EDDIE ROCHE
Tale of the dueling docs! Two biopics on late designer Yves Saint Laurent are set for release in 2014, and both are set to be titled simply Yves Saint Laurent, according to Vogue UK. The two films are causing quite a stir having ruffled the feathers of both Pierre BergÃ© and Francois Henri-Pinault. The first film, directed by Jalil Lespert will star French actor Pierre Niney
FranÃ§ois-Henri Pinault made a surprise announcement at a press conference today that the powerhouse fashion company, PPR would be changing its name to Kering, effective June 18th.