NEW YORK — Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Gilles Mendel and Narciso Rodriguez are helping LIM College, The College for Business and Fashion, to deck its halls for the holidays.
Under the eyes of LIM's fashion department chair, Maxinne Spector; stylist Nick Steele, and fashion illustrator J. David McKenney, the school enticed designers to create ornaments indicative of 12 holiday trends. Seventh Avenue seems to be feeling rather generous, considering 43 companies provided signature decorations for the tree, which will be illuminated Thursday at the school on East 53rd Street here.
In addition to Jacobs, Mendel and Rodriguez, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Nanette Lepore, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Zac Posen also designed ornaments for the tree. Their decorations will highlight these spring trends — color, voluminous proportions, belts, long skirts, Victorian, metallics, frilly dresses, ruffles, homespun looks, boyfriend styles, angelic options and bows. A Marc Jacobs' ball with a drawing of one of his bulbous coats, for example, was used to illustrate the volume trend.
"We were thrilled to have an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the coming spring 2006 season in such a creative way," said LIM President Elizabeth S. Marcuse. "Our students learn firsthand the business of fashion and trend forecasting is a vital and ever-expanding part of that business."
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“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