In the realm of fashion, water represents a great deal: any beauty expert can expound at length about the benefits of good hydration, and the expansive world beneath the sea emerged as a major touchstone for many of the Spring 2012 collections. Now, none other than Giorgio Armani will put his signature spin on the element with the Acqua exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, for Paris Photo 2011. For the occasion, works have been suggested and/or lent to Mr.
Supers and celebrities hit the catwalk at Naomi Campbell’s annual Fashion for Relief charity fashion show in Cannes, which raised money for the Japanese Red Cross. [ Racked ] Thanks to Moscot, you can now come even closer to the Terry Richardson look: The storied opticians are now offering a Terry frame, inspired by the lensman’s trademark style.
No question it’s been a hard year for Japan, but amid the destruction and damage that followed the tsunami and Sendai earthquake, there’s plenty of energy and verve to spare in the country, too.
There was no shortage of star wattage at Cannes this weekend, but it was a few newcomers who stood out on the fashion front. Girl-to-watch Elizabeth Olsen has enviable access to one of fashion’s most-desired labels; her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley are the designers of The Row. Olsen took the line day to night, wearing a pretty white shift for an afternoon photo call for her film Martha Marcy May Marlene and amping up the glamour in a high-slit, beaded black number for its official premiere
A trip down memory lane today had me thinking about punk and grunge in the early nineties. Following the spate of designer departures, we at Style.com were remembering one of the nineties’ most trumpeted (after the fact, at least) layoffs: Marc Jacobs’ firing from Perry Ellis, following his grunge-inspired Spring ‘93 collection. Hindsight’s 20/20: Today, Jacobs is near-untouchable, and that particular collection has gone down in history (or is it infamy?) as one with enduring appeal.