Fashion Scoops: Baby Boomers…Get Shorty…Paul Smith Takes Time Out
BABY BOOMERS: Among a glut of new kiddie fashion magazines hitting French newsstands this month, Extra Small’s cover stands out with a slim, studious-looking blonde girl dressed in dark jeans, black blazer and a white shirt with a skinny...
BABY BOOMERS: Among a glut of new kiddie fashion magazines hitting French newsstands this month, Extra Small’s cover stands out with a slim, studious-looking blonde girl dressed in dark jeans, black blazer and a white shirt with a skinny black necktie. Does her outfit sound a bit Karl Lagerfeld-esque? It should. She’s dressed head-to-toe in Lagerfeld Gallery and is photographed by the designer himself. Lagerfeld even penned the opening editorial, musing on the changing nature of childhood amid ads hawking Hermès pencil cases and pink Emanuel Ungaro dresses. “I love the idea of treating children, and dressing them, like little adults,” he writes. “Parents will certainly look to [the magazine] for ideas for themselves.”
Other publishers seem to be on the same wavelength. The 194-page debut issue of Milk, another magazine for pretty babies, was feted Wednesday at trendy boutique Colette. Meanwhile, French Vogue has a children’s supplement polybagged with its September issue, with Diesel on the cover. Talk about a young jean pool.
GET SHORTY: Short is never short enough for “Dirty” diva Christina Aguilera. She had 4 inches lopped off the 14-inch leather mini she strutted out in at last week’s MTV Video Music Awards — and additional vertical slashes cut. But the effect has proven profitable for Oren Shepher, the 24-year-old designer-cum-retailer of the new O Boutique on Sunset Boulevard. About 20 of the $220 minis moved through the door since the show first aired, with “Lost in Translation” It actress Scarlett Johansson, “Good Morning Miami’s” Constance Zimmer and mini-me’s Paris and Nicky Hilton among the L.A. hotties scooping up the metallic skirts. “Christina is tiny, an extra small,” says the flamboyant Shepher, who met the pop star through their mutual pal, Dominique Swain. “Besides, Christina always cuts everything lower.”
PAUL SMITH TAKES TIME OUT: Sir Paul Smith is adding another line to his résumé: guest editor. He took on the London Fashion Week edition of Time Out London, on sale Sept. 17-24. In the issue, Smith will discuss his views on London as the style and culture capital of the world, and lay down his thoughts on the state of the British fashion industry and its rising talent. His feature, “Brits Abroad,” spotlights Alice Rawthorn, director of the Design Museum, and designers including Phoebe Philo of Chloé and Jonathan Ive, designer of the iMac.
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