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Like releasing a calendar celebrating your own likeness, attending a party to celebrate your own likeness can be done without a splash of conceit of you happen to be Alexa Chung. Last night the serial slashie was the guest of honor at Nylon‘s October ‘It Girl’ issue launch at La Cenita, where she was joined by Harley Viera Newton, Tennessee Thomas, Cory Kennedy and Leigh Lezark, causing a serious shortage of It Girls east of 9th Avenue.
Sometimes you just know you’re going to be ace at something before you even start, which is probably how Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin secretly felt when they signed on to create a capsule collection for cult jewelry brand TENTHOUSANDTHINGS.
Last night, Michael Kors‘ nearest and dearest came out to support him at the Golden Heart Gala at New York City’s Cunard Building. The evening’s red carpet was heavy on the simple sportswear, and guests’ looks fell squarely in to three camps: oranges, metallics, and blacks & blues — in other words, signature Kors, through and through.
Last week, we questioned why H&M was collaborating with DJ-turned-muse Leigh Lezark while competitors like Macy’s were working with style icons like Anna Dello Russo, and now we know why. Lezark didn’t actually design anything for the partnership which bowed last night in London.
H&M hasn’t even debuted its hotly anticipated collaboration with Versarce yet, and it’s already announced who it will be working with next. But instead of taking the “let’s find a crazy talented high0end designer and bring their work to the masses” route as they are wont to do, they’re working with one of those people who made their name as an incredibly pretty rich person.
On Thursday night in Paris, fashion’s biggest and boldest names turned up to celebrate Paris Vogue’s 90th anniversary at a masquerade ball thrown by editor Carine Roitfeld. Gisele Bündchen, Diane von Furstenberg, and Karolina Kurkova were a few of the recognizable faces — behind their masks, of course — and the theme gave them carte blanche to go all out, sartorially speaking.
The product of Karl’s genius resulted in a film short, a star-studded runway show, and a lightweight, floral, 70s style and St. Tropez-inspired collection. Hide your credit card bills from Rodger, Rachel Zoe, there are some caftans with your name on them.
Karl Lagerfeld is nothing if not a genius at generating buzz and — with his models set to storm the runways of St. Tropez in a matter of hours — the rumors certainly are swirling. Unfortunately, we can’t confirm or deny any of it, because sadly — very, very sadly — our invitation to frolic with the Kaiser in the south of France seems to have gotten lost in the mail. Oh, what we would all give to be lounging on a monogrammed Chanel towel, drinking champagne beach side. Instead we’re stuck here in New York, left to live vicariously through photo-blogger Garance Dore’s insanely enviable snaps from last night’s pre-party.
Remember a few weeks ago when we gave you a sneak peak into Chanel’s gorilla photo shoot in St. Tropez? Well, the trailer for Karl Lagerfeld’s next short film, Remember Me, was released earlier today in all its model-heavy glory.
Leigh Lezark is as famous for being one of third of the musical trio and scenester DJ group The Misshapes as she is for her jet black and asymmetrical bob. Thankfully, Vogue.com is here to report that Lezark, whose natural hair color is blonde, uses drugstore box dye to maintain her inky look.
Karl Lagerfeld is at it again, this time in Saint Tropez, where he was seen shooting a short film with Heidi Mount, Karoline Kurkova, Freja Beha Erichsen, and a bevy of other bold-faced models.
Last night, Barney’s New York celebrated the launch of fashion writer Derek Blasberg’s new humorous handbook, “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady.” Fashion’s elite showed up to congratulate their friend and fellow colleague. Attendees included Simon Doonan, Zac Posen, Dennis Basso, Jessica Stam, and Harper’s Bazaar editor in chief Glenda Bailey — to name a few.