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Remember Tom Ford’s grand secret fashion show, in which the models were all celebrities, and those lucky enough to attend the show were greeted with a laundry list of rules? Well, this might be the inspiration behind Phoebe Philo’s decision to keep her latest offerings under wraps. Yesterday, at the Céline Resort 2014 presentation, attendees were given firm instructions to keep their devices tucked away, which meant no tweets, mobile uploads, reviews or anything of the sort. Is there a method to her madness?
We’ve heard of high-low dressing, this really takes it to the next level! Phoebe Philo showed her fall 2013 collection for Céline, continuing her streak as every editor’s Fashion Week favorite with a covetable offering of luxe knits, minimalist outerwear, and chic trumpet shapes. Only a few plaid pieces broke up the lineup of solids, and these XL prints reminded us of something very close to home indeed: those ubiquitous woven shopping bags that you can buy in bulk in Chinatown for a few measly dollars.
Céline who? The new big thing is Féline. Meeeow.
Kidult sure knows his luxury brands. Back in September, he tagged the Hermès flagship in Paris, with a wink to both Cartier and Tiffany. Celine is the graffiti artist’s latest victim, and his work shows that he indeed gets it.
A couple of weeks ago, a Brazilian website by the name of Glamurama reported that Marc Jacobs was in talks to take over John Galliano‘s empty seat at Dior. The fact that the story was unsourced (and the fact that the website features a mouse trail of rainbow pixels) gave us pause, but that didn’t prevent it from getting picked up. Today, Women’s Wear Daily weighs in with a much more thoroughly reported take on the story — and all of a sudden a Jacobs-helmed house of Dior is looking a lot more likely.
In the wake of that mess with John Galliano at Dior, what could be more refreshing than a designer who doesn’t draw any attention to herself, doesn’t seek the spotlight, and doesn’t design clothes to be editorialized and then forgotten? Nothing, that’s what. Which is probably why this extremely rare interview with Celine designer Phoebe Philo (who fits the anti-Galliano bill to a T) was arranged.
Kanye sure likes wearing lady runway looks! Not only is he rumored to be doing the Balmain thing for his upcoming tour, he wore a women’s Celine blouse on the Coachella stage this weekend. And he looked awesome.
Britain may take flak for its climate and cuisine, but its clothing is no laughing matter — and the talented designers, models and megabrands that took home trophies from the British Fashion Awards yesterday are proof positive that our cousins across the pond take fashion very seriously. Above, Alexa Chung won the award for British Style.
LVMH, the holding company that owns some of the industry’s most important luxury brands including Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Celine, among others, has decided to conquer the hotel business with the creation of LVMH Hotel Management.
Despite having a reputation for being buttoned-up, old-school, and relatively clean-cut, England has been voted the worst dressed nation in Europe.