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Since we first got word that Rick Owens–designer of all things favored by People’s Rev staffer Andrew Mukamal, would be transforming New York City’s Salon 94 for a furniture exhibit we’ve been musing on how his at times brutal aesthetic would translate to the bedroom.
Maybe it’s our inner geek speaking, but lately we find comical all the adroit attempts by the fashion clique to mingle with the runny nosed techies. Consider the notoriously icy, Tiffany & Co.‘s most recent virtual foray: The Engagement Ring Finder.
Amidst all the models, Swarovski crystals and Paltrow‘s very high ponytail, it’s easy forget that the CFDA awards are actually a competition. You know, one that involves creative kudos just slightly more legitimate than “best dressed.” So not to seem remiss in our duties as your source of sartorial news (wouldn’t want you to be uninformed around the water cooler) it’s our great pleasure to inform you that this year’s circle o’winners was about as predictable as each is genius.
When Alexander Wang so much as breathes, every model off duty and her accompanying entourage stops and sharpens pencils. So you’ve got to imagine the hush that came over the room (and the kid-in-a-candy store looks) when the downtown-friendly designer gave word that he was planning a new line and a shiny storefront. Talk about coming out of the recession unscathed.
Between the return to chic of long, goth-worthy hemlines, Lindsay‘s recent affection for bell-bottoms and a couple of Kris Kros-inspired incidents, we were wondering when we’d see a resurgence of the choker. You know — the ultimate in early 90s accessories, typically teamed with a crushed velvet baby doll dress, pair of White Out-stained Doc Martins and plenty of angst.
It’s been a while, but word is that Olivier Theyskens has finally snagged himself a job. According to WWD, Theyskens has been hired by Theory to create a capsule collection (read: try out) for the Bloomies-friendly label, timed for the Spring / Summer 2011 season.
Hot on the heels of Marc Jacobs’ big Bang ad comes the news that a nude of Yves Saint Laurent will go up for auction in Paris this June. As Vogue has it, the stir creating portrait was used for the 1971 advertising campaign for the first YSL eau de toilette for men, Pour Homme.