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There’s been a lot of speculation as to who will replace designer John Galliano, who will lose his job as Dior‘s creative director and lead couturier after allegations of publicly spouting anti-Semitic insults. Insiders claim that while the company is in no rush to replace him in an official capacity, they have made offers to rising stars Haider Ackermann, Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and Hedi Slimane.
We’re suckers for a good horoscope here at Styleite and, more importantly, for Susan Miller. So when we heard that she was lending her astrological talents to V magazine by offering readings on some of fashion’s biggest names, we were delighted. And then, when we realized one of those names was John Galliano, we died. (A la Rachel Zoe. Not literally.) Miller’s predictions for Galliano, Alber Elbaz, and more, after the jump.
John Galliano‘s career at Dior hasn’t been over for 24 hours yet, but people are already speculating and making bets on who will replace him. A few names have floated to the top of the heap, but we won’t know for sure who it will be until someone has signed and dated what will undoubtedly be a very lucrative contract. Still, it’s sort of fun (but also kinda sad) to informally nominate a few people for the post.
Kim Hastreiter met Alber Elbaz when he was an assistant to Geoffrey Beene over 20 years ago, so of course their recent interview in Paper Magazine sounds more like two old friends chatting than a designer Q&A. Herein, the two talk about everything from being famous to reality television shows to making soup. (OK. That last one is more figurative than anything else, but it’s still a pretty great moment.)
We’re just as crazy about the Lanvin Hearts H&M as the next fashion-obsessed blog, but when Saturday’s launch came around, we just couldn’t get ourselves to brave the madness. However, there sure were plenty of other people who simply could not be stopped by the fear of riots, hair-pulling and the like. And we have a recap of all the craziness just for you!
On Thursday night, Alber Elbaz and his game-changing collection for Lanvin Hearts H&M checked into New York City’s Pierre Hotel, where fashionistas, fashion bloggers, and fashion designers feted the line’s launch with a couture show and shopping party fit for a queen.
This week we were able to watch Willow Smith and Donatella Versace on daytime TV. We also got to see Lanvin Hearts H&M in the flesh, and obsess over the many iterations of Gaga. Not to mention we learned Emma Watson wishes she had been naughtier. Awesome.
Last night, fashion’s boldest and brightest came out to celebrate the honorees and recipients of the 2010 Accessories Council Excellence Awards which are also and more pithily known as the ACE Awards. And at a show where Alber Elbaz is awarded Designer of the Year, Paper’s Kim Hastreiter is given the Marylou Luther Award for Fashion Journalism, and Kanye West is dubbed Tastemaker of the Year, you can expect the red carpet to be off the chain. Let’s take a look!
The madness over the new Lanvin Hearts H&M collection starts today! We’ve cordoned all the photos, video, screenshots and details from the collection into one post.
We have always imagined that Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz was one of the kindest people in fashion, and it turns out we were right. WWD reports that the sky-high titanium heels he planned to use for his spring summer 2011 show made it almost impossible for his models to walk, and when he noticed this, he got a little upset.
When it rains, it pours — and this week it’s pouring leaked images from Lanvin for H&M‘s ad campaign. A new image features two stunning print dresses and one quarter of a very sharp looking men’s suit, plus great-looking shoes and accessories
Despite the copious amounts of beauty we consume everyday here at Styleite, we’re still fully and legitimately stunned by the first image from the Lanvin for H&M ad campaign. And why? Because it’s stunning. Duh.
It was just over a month ago when Lanvin for H&M furor overtook the front pages of Styleite and most other fashion news sites, and now details about everything from the clothes to the ad campaign are finding their ways onto webpages from Turkey to right here in the United States.
It looks like WWD’s article on Lanvin’s alleged collection for H&M hit a little too close to home. The mass market retailer sent out a press release this morning confirming the collaboration — a week earlier than planned. Details inside.
Followers of fast fashion, we have been duped. WWD reported this morning that Swedish megabrand H&M is partnering with Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz for its next designer collaboration. Not 48 hours ago were we participating in a highly produced guessing game after seeing videos of fabulous people with obscured faces and heavy accents talking about fashion. Turns out, those clips were just a carefully planned bout of misdirection.
In a perfect world, Dov Charney would appear in our newsfeed as little as possible. Instead, we would be greeted by headlines shouting “Alexander Wang Designs for H&M” or “Alber Elbaz Saves A Tree Full of Stray Kittens” — but we can only dream. Once again, American Apparel made headlines today when MSNBC published an article that strayed away from the company’s problems we all know too well and divert our attention to another: American Apparel is not making bank.
Alber Elbaz and his floppy bowtie are so adorable to look at that sometimes you forget the sheer genius that lies in his round smiling head. But Elbaz sat down with Style.com for the sixth installment of their “Future of Fashion” series and the resulting conversation forever removed any doubts. Also, he unabashedly likes bloggers! We do have one quibble and that’s his stance on The Great Weight Debate, but we’ll let you read it for yourself.
One of the most memorable spreads of the last few years was when Harper’s Bazaar went all cartoony on us with their Simpsons in Paris spread. Linda Evangelista was their guide and Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Alber Elbaz, Jean Paul Gaultier, and others all made cameos in the illustrated presence of Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa. Elle Espana has taken a cue from Bazaar and given some of the industry’s most important designers a Disney makeover.