Topic: Designers

Donatella Versace Proclaims “I’m Not Like This Genetically,” World Reels From Fallout

Donatella Versace Proclaims "I'm Not Like This Genetically," World Reels From Fallout

Large congregations of fashion industry types can often result in moments of pure, elevated, frequently delightful obliviousness. Unfortunately, this weekend’s British Vogue Festival seemed like a pretty staid affair–Victoria Beckham‘s soundbite about her naked design process was as scintillating as things got.

Then along came Donatella Versace. More »

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz On Hedi Slimane: ‘We Just Have to Give Him Time to Really Build a Story’

Lanvin's Alber Elbaz On Hedi Slimane: âWe Just Have to Give Him Time to Really Build a Storyâ

Lanvin creative director, design collaboration superstar and all-around loveable fashion gnome Alber Elbaz did time at the British Vogue Festival this weekend–and Simon Burstein, CEO of London luxury boutique Browns, saw fit to ask Elbaz what he thought of Hedi Slimane‘s critically-derided, commercially viable collections for the newly revamped house of Saint Laurent.

Elbaz, ever the diplomat, replied… More »

The Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ads Are Actually Kind Of Insane, NSFW

The Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ads Are Actually Kind Of Insane, NSFW

A few days ago, we saw the first ad for the Alexander Wang Spring 2013 collection (above). It featured (the truly great, truly beautiful) Polish model Malgosia Bela and, strikingly, no clothing whatsoever. Why, we fashion bloggers wondered, would a fashion campaign feature no fashion? This was all starting to seem a little masturbatory for us, but then the rest of the campaign dropped and… it’s pretty great!

Steven Klein shot the set, in which Bela is styled (by Patti Wilson) like a futuristic warrior but also haunted cave woman? We don’t know.  And, yes, there are clothes.

And maybe some nipple? More »