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Valentino’s Nod to a Dutch Master

Taking the light and softness found in Johannes Vermeer’s 17th-century works and modernizing it for Valentino’s fall 2013 campaign, photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin were tasked by the house to “catch the intimacy and magic” of the Flemish master. Maria Grazia Chiuri, who designs the label with co-creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, told WWD she wanted the models — including Sam Rollinson, Maud Welzen, and Kati Nescher — to be “represented like paintings.”

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Irene Neuwirth’s $60,000 Skateboard

So-Cal-born Irene Neuwirth is surely no stranger to skateboard life. Her home state practically invented the subculture. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the jeweler has a knack for skate-friendly designs. Just look at the above deck, which is set to be auctioned off by LAXART (a public arts initiative in Los Angeles) at its upcoming summer benefit. (more…)

Jay-Z Doesn’t Pop Molly, Rocks Tom Ford


Just as yesterday’s six-hour Jay-Z rap-a-thon at NYC’s Pace Gallery caused a few raised eyebrows from the art crowd, the fashion flock too has its own reasons to doubt Hova’s adventures in name-droppy stunt-pulling: a song named “Tom Ford,” off the rapper’s new “Magna Carta Holy Grail” album. Unfortunately, the track is far from holy, with its cheap synthetic beats that sound like a GarageBand reject. And, it smacks of yet more hype-mongering.

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The Museum at FIT Happens to Be Kickstarting a Gay Fashion Exhibit

On September 13, the Museum at FIT is set to launch its new exhibition, A Queer History of Fashion: From The Closet to the Catwalk. Interestingly, and a little irksomely, the museum appears to be crowd-funding at least part of the show. FIT has placed the expo on Kickstarter, with a goal of raising $15K (at press time, $1,042 had been pledged), under the headline “Give Props to Gay Fashion Leaders!”

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Karl Lagerfeld and His Cat Choupette Are Now Dolls

Starting this month, Karl Lagerfeld will have another notch in his side-project bedpost: a capsule collection with tokidoki, to be sold exclusively on NET-A-PORTER and the designer’s eponymous boutiques in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris.

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Penelope Cruz Designs Handbags for Loewe that Look Like Prada

Penelope Cruz — and her sister, Monica — have designed a limited-edition handbag capsule for Loewe, in partnership with the house’s departing director, Stuart Vevers. It’s a perfectly nice and marketable idea, the sisters and the label all being Spanish and Coach-bound Vevers leaving with a high-profile bang. But unfortunately for the all of the above, the first thing we thought upon seeing the campaign promos was, “Oh, hey Prada!” (more…)

#Abercrombie & Fitch Should Probably Get Tested

Abercrombie & Fitch has to be the weirdest clothing label ever. From its probably socially-shunned-as-a-teenager CEO Mike Jeffries and his on-the-record disinterest in people who aren’t “cool” or “good-looking” to its barely-legal billboards and its WTF phraseology on slogan T-shirts (“Wong Brothers Laundry Service: Two Wongs Can Make It White” and “Who Needs A Brain When You Have These?” — meaning boobs), A&F is the Amanda Bynes of the apparel industry.

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Don’t Put Rick Owens Down for Cardio

Everyone’s favorite goth star, Rick Owens, has paired up with the German footwear giant Adidas on a collaborative capsule line. The idea is to make running shoes that suit the designer’s unconventional tastes.

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Will Dolce & Gabbana Go to Jail? Probably Not, But Possibly

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

Ahh, Italian law. It never ceases to amaze, and unfortunately, in a new round of court proceedings, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could end up on the wrong side of it. In Milan today, a prosecutor has called for a two-and-a-half year jail sentence each for the Dolce & Gabbana designers, as well as their associate, Cristiana Ruella, for criminal tax evasion.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Kicks Up His Heels in Las Vegas

British footwear fixture Nicholas Kirkwood has opened his second American outpost, in Las Vegas’s shimmering oasis of consumerism: The Wynn Hotel. Kirkwood’s magnificent — if improbably high — heels are a sure bet in the City of Sin.

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