Fashion Scoops: Knitted Moves … Long Live The Queen … Coco Loco
KNITTED MOVES: Designer Fabio Piras apparently is headed to Malo, the knitwear company owned by IT Holding that is looking to round out its tried-and-true array of fluffy, colorful and luxurious sweaters with more...
KNITTED MOVES: Designer Fabio Piras apparently is headed to Malo, the knitwear company owned by IT Holding that is looking to round out its tried-and-true array of fluffy, colorful and luxurious sweaters with more tailored wear and accessories. According to a source, Piras is negotiating his new contract after leaving Brioni, the Italian tailoring firm. A Malo spokeswoman declined to comment.
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN: Sofia Coppola and her cast and crew, filming a movie about Marie Antoinette in and around Paris, moved to a new location Saturday night: the fashion hangout Dave. But it wasn’t to film any scenes. Instead, Coppola threw a party for star Kirsten Dunst in honor of her 23rd birthday. Toasts were made to Dunst as she chomped on her spareribs. As for dessert, Dave let them eat cake.
COCO LOCO: The Chanel exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has translated into a torrent of exceptional press in France. For example, Stiletto magazine is publishing a special all-Chanel issue, hitting newsstands today, as it is May 5 (five is famously a lucky number for the house). Published in seven languages, it contains fashion shoots by Karl Lagerfeld in New York and Paris, interviews with Chanel executives and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of lipstick. To celebrate the issue, models dressed in Chanel visors and messenger bags will distribute the magazine on the street in New York and Los Angeles today.
Meanwhile, Europe’s Arte channel is airing a five-part series documenting the creation of Lagerfeld’s couture collection last July. Shot by Paris journalist Loic Prigent, it charts the process from inception to runway.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast