October 21, 2012 |
She's splish-splashed naked onstage in a giant martini glass, married (and divorced) Marilyn Manson and acted on the TV series "CSI. " And now, burlesque queen and fashion muse Dita Von Teese is designing her own capsule clothing line. The collection, available in sizes 4 to 16 and priced at $575 to $995, is being launched at Los Angeles vintage boutique Decades and online at www.shopdecadesinc.com, which is appropriate since the pieces are inspired by Von Teese's own vintage treasures.
January 24, 2013 |
Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from India for his spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection, shown Wednesday at his Paris atelier. Indian music accompanied his colorful gowns. For an extra touch of glamour, scarves floated behind a few models. Other styles bore Gaultier's signature cone bras and corsets. In the end, a lavishly embellished bride entered to the tune of the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” only this time sung in Hindi. She paused awhile, then lifted her skirt to reveal four brightly clad children, who raced off down the runway.
January 24, 2013 |
Tallulah Harlech, Dita Von Teese, Harry Brant and Peter Brant Jr. joined the crowd at the Elie Saab show Wednesday. The Brant brothers are the sons of art collector Peter Brant and model Stephanie Seymour. A model and actress, Harlech is the daughter of Lady Amanda Harlech, a model and longtime Chanel muse. Tallulah Harlech made the rounds of the Paris couture shows this week. She previously patronized Elie Saab, saying she thought of Saab for special occasion dressing, good for red carpets, which she hasn't needed -- at least not yet. "Watch that space," Harlech added, implying that things could change, since she has two movies in the works: "Spite and Malice" and "The Invisible Woman.
October 23, 2012 |
Actress Joanna Lumley plans to auction off outfits she wore to play characters including Patsy Stone in "Absolutely Fabulous," as well as clothes she wore in her private life. Proceeds from the event, planned for Nov. 13, are to go to charity. [Telegraph] Model Chrissy Teigen says she will wear a gown by Vera Wang for her wedding to singer John Legend. [Us] High-end fashion seems to be becoming more inclusive, with examples such as Ralph Lauren featuring a plus-size model and Lanvin using some "real people" in campaigns.
January 22, 2013 |
PARIS -- The classic Parisian leather goods shop Moynat, which dates back to 1849 as a seller of travel trunks, celebrated the launch of Cameron Silver's book, "Decades: A Century of Fashion. " Aside from France and the U.S., the book is now also available in the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom. The book begins with fashions of the 1900s and chronicles fashions through the centuries, ending with strip queen Dita Von Teese, who was among the guests of the evening party. "Dita summarizes what 'Decades' is all about -- the 24/7 aspect of glamour," said Silver, the author and owner of the vintage clothing boutique of the same name.
January 23, 2013 |
As is usually the case at Giorgio Armani Prive, A-listers dotted the front row Tuesday for the spring/summer 2013 collection. Among them were actresses Uma Thurman, Hilary Swank, Claudia Cardinale and Isabelle Huppert. Aside from attending fashion shows, Swank made news in Paris over the weekend, but not for the best of reasons: Thieves broke into the taxi in which she riding and snatched her purse. When asked about the incident, the two-time Oscar winner simply smiled and said, "I'm OK, thank you. " Among others in attendance at the show were three striking fashion models: Tallulah Harlech, daughter of longtime Karl Lagerfeld muse Lady Amanda Harlech; Amber Le Bon, daughter of Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and model Yasmin Le Bon; and deejay Lady Mary Charteris, recently wed to musician Robbie Furze.