Fashion Scoops: Viva Vivier … Priests And Portraits
VIVA VIVIER: Tod’s Group is gearing up for the relaunch of the Roger Vivier brand this fall. WWD has learned Ines de la Fressange, a designer and a former Chanel model, will be involved in the project. Her precise role and more...
VIVA VIVIER: Tod’s Group is gearing up for the relaunch of the Roger Vivier brand this fall. WWD has learned Ines de la Fressange, a designer and a former Chanel model, will be involved in the project. Her precise role and more details about the first collection under the Vivier brand will be disclosed by Tod’s next week. Tod’s bought the vast archives and rights to the Vivier name in 2000. Vivier, who died in 1998, is credited with creating the first stiletto heel and thigh-high boot. The company’s atelier will be based in Paris.
PRIESTS AND PORTRAITS: The last time Mario Testino staged a major exhibition in London, he hung glam portraits of Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna at the National Portrait Gallery. This time around he’s teamed up with gallery owner Timothy Taylor — and swapped celebrities for all things sacred. Testino’s latest exhibition, “Disciples,” features 13 large-scale photographs taken over an eight-year period during visits to churches in Rome, Naples, Peru, Ayecucho and Seville. “One could compare it to my fashion work. In a way, the church is about beauty. It’s a spiritual beauty, but it’s reflected by an aesthetic or physical beauty,” said Testino. The first photograph seen upon entering the Dering Street gallery is of cardinals in all their red-robed splendor, and there are soft-focus shots of the princes of the church moving in procession. “We thought they should be printed on a large scale to reflect the immensity and grandeur of God that the church conveys,” said Testino of the photographs, which measure 75 by 50 inches. “Disciples,” which opened last week, runs until Sept. 6.
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