Friday, July 6, 2012


Posted by Bethan Holt, Fashion Junior at Large

It's almost the weekend people, and I've managed to emerge from analysing Resort and Couture to bring you our news round-up before the week is up...

Chloe Sevigny for Miu Miu AW12, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (image from Miu MIu)
We might be onto Spring thinking with Resort but we're still reminded of the looks which will be hitting stores in a month or two with the steady stream of new ad campaigns being revealed. Miu Miu revealed Chloe Sevigny as their face for AW12. The New York IT girl first modelled for the brand in 1996. Their long-lasting relationship meant that Miu Miu let Sevigny put her feet up for the shoot so she is photographed (by Mert and Marcus) curled up in an armchair with a cup of tea, bless!

Chloe in her first Miu Miu ads, shot by Juergen Teller, in 1996 (image from
Hedi Slimane revealed his first collection for Yves Saint Laurent this week. In a marked contrast to the hype surrounding Raf Simons' debut, Slimane only showed the collection to a small group of buyers. Anyone else eager to see what Slimane will do, having already renamed the brand SLP, must wait until October/ November when the pieces hit stores. The Saint Laurent twitter page denied that sketches published in WWD bore any resemblance to the designs:

The sketches released in WWD dated July 4, 2012, do not represent YSL Cruise 13 Collection and obviously were not designed by Hedi Slimane.

Some of the sketches, by Steven Stipelman, which appeared on WWD (see more here)
However, some of the buyers did describe what they saw. One told the FT that there were "silk dresses with bias-cut mini-skirts covered in dots" and the slim tailoring for which Slimane became so known during his Dior Homme days. Another told WWD that “It’s very black and white, with a strong Eighties influence. There were new constructions and cuts for suits, with a focus on the three-button jacket, and new shirt shapes with lots of special details, such as new collars and cuffs.”
Hedi is said to have taken inspiration from Helmut Newton's
iconic1975 image of the YSL tuxedo suit (image from
Choupette, Karl Lagerfeld's cat, has touched the hearts of many with her irreverent tweets (e.g. Well guess what Suzy Menkes, I find YOU dull. Hurts doesn't it?!) and now Lagerfeld has named a Chanel bag after his beloved pet. The soft, squishy clutch design was unveiled in the couture show on Tuesday. The name was revealed by Cathy Horyn of the New York Times after she tweeted that she'd just seen the bag in the Chanel showroom. We'll have to wait and see whether Karl decides to design a "kitty-friendly" version which could perhaps be worn around the collar.
King Karl with Choupette (image from

This COULD be the Choupette bag (image from
Ever since his dramatic and traumatic exit from Dior last year, little has been seen of John Galliano aside from the occasional rumour or 'spot' here and there. This week, one of the surest signs yet that he may be preparing for a new role of some kind came when he was seen having dinner at The Ritz with Anna Wintour. Rather bizarrely the meeting took place on the same day as Raf Simons' first couture show at Dior. Unusually for Wintour, onlookers reported that she was excited and animated. Sadly, nobody got close enough to hear what the two were discussing. 
Blurred instagram pictures show Galliano and Anna Wintour meeting
 at The Ritz (image from Albert Pang/ Instagram via
The FashEd and I met the fab jewellery designer Pamela Love in Paris back in February so we were very happy to see that she has done a brilliant job of continuing this summer's trend for boho weddings. US Vogue covered the ceremony and very appropriately called the feature "Flower Child". Love's marriage to illustrator Matthew Nelson in Montauk was all about 'being in a natural, wild environment—which is kind of what love is' she said.  Pamela is not the first bride to opt for the hippy mood this Summer. First, was Margarita Missoni with her flowing hair and amazingly embroidered dress. Then, last weekend one of the original purveyors of boho, Jade Jagger, gathered all her mates and family including Kate Moss, Jerry Hall and Dad Mick and for her marriage to Adrian Fillary. One guest who didn't comply with the boho dress code was Jade's Mum, Bianca whose black suit looked a little funereal among the flippy dresses and mad colours worn by most of the guests. 

Images from Pamela and Matthew's wedding- to see the whole slideshow go to
Carine Roitfeld may have resigned from French Vogue several months ago, but I still seem to find something to say about her every week in this piece. Not only has she been rocking some awesome looks during couture but she has styled three covers for the latest issue of V magazine. Roitfeld has used some of the boldest pieces from the AW12 collections including those hugely oversized and colourful Comme des Garcons coats and the sci-fi sweaters everyone wants from Balenciaga.

Carine rocks a Givenchy sequin pencil at Dior on
Monday (image from

V magazine's Youth Quake issue covers, styled by Carine Roitfeld (images from
Finally, if you feel like you've heard everyone's opinion on Raf's Dior debut then here's a chance to hear Mr Simons' own point of view on how he is approaching his new role...

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