Lauren Santo Domingo, RJ Raizk Art, OUT OF ORDER Magazine, Milla Jovovich, Trunk Archive | Creative Image Licensing, Jeremy Meeks, Barbara Bush, Christophe Brunnquell, Alessandra Ford Balazs, Paula Bezerra De Mello, Vanity Fair's Vanities, Emma Watson, Anne Philippi Page, Enrico Costantini, Jessica Alba, Jared Seligman, Kristopher Arden Houser, Mandy Moore, Bobby Kotick, Humanity for Progress, CNN Style, CNN, Cara Delevingne, Pamela Hanson Photography, Ryan doppy Danvers, Lydia Hearst, Arossgirl by Amanda Ross, Fancy Me Frosted, Affton High School Class of 2000, Meghan King Edmonds, Lucy Sykes, Su Chin Pak, Artnet News, JJ Martin, Hanneli Mustaparta, Heather Matarazzo, Jessica Seinfeld, Jill Kargman, Arianne Phillips, Chris Mc Millan, Jerry Seinfeld, Fern Mallis, Gianni Russo, Vega Royo-Villanova, V Magazine, Vogue Paris, Peter Lindbergh, Vogue, Mario Testino, Facebook, Lisa Airan, W magazine, Vanity Fair, Gagosian Gallery, Elisa Sednaoui Foundation, Ryan Korban, Daniel Lismore, Tabitha Simmons, Harper's Bazaar, The Cut, Michael Gross, Lily Collins, Coco Rocha, Karlie Kloss, Kelly Osbourne, Bettina Korek, Positive Prescription with Dr.It was a crisp July evening in Paris during the haute-couture shows, and a small, somewhat motley assortment of celebrities and fashion people were milling around the windowless, music-less basement of the Frank Gehry–designed Louis Vuitton Foundation. Suddenly, a sweet-faced man in a tuxedo arrived, and the room’s energy became palpably less stiff.Membership costs £2,750 a year and the joining fee is £1,250 for new members Nowadays, Annabel's is a royal haunt and is regularly visited by Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Ann.
Haute couture may not resemble its former self—and the front row denizens and clients are certainly not who they used to be—but these dresses are selling, and some of these fashion houses are thriving.
The day after my last show of the week, a Dolce & Gabbana couture menswear show that took place atop the castle in the port of Naples, Italy, I encountered four Chinese women who together had dropped over $1 million on dresses.
And the media has been hinting to this for a long time.
Most recently, Hollywood Reporter ran an article with the headline, "KARLIE KLOSS AND DEREK BLASBERG GET COZY IN KATE SPADE'S HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN" The article reports that "The holiday season is (almost) in full swing, and Kate Spade New York is kicking it off with its new festive campaign starring runway superstar Karlie Kloss, who appeared in the preppy brand's fall 2015 ad, and Vanity Fair's Derek Blasberg." Looks like her boyfriend needs to keep a close eye on this one.
The occasion was the Love Ball, hosted by Natalia Vodianova, a model who is the partner of Antoine Arnault, the son of the chairman and CEO of LVMH. “Hiiii, Derek,” said Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.
There was a smattering of art on the walls that would be auctioned off to benefit Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation (including a commissioned Takashi Murakami in which the winning bidder’s face could be painted into the center of one of his signature cartoon flowers). “Hiiii, Derek,” said Tisci’s date, the model Mariacarla Boscono. This is how people tend to greet Derek Blasberg, a man who’s become the object of much fascination among those in his orbit — not to mention his half a million Instagram followers.
The historic club has hosted stars such as the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Nixon.
Elite: The lavish Berkeley Square basement, opened by Mark Birley in 1963, now attracts a crowd ranging from Kendall Jenner and Rita Ora.
But let’s start at the beginning: for the past several years, Donatella Versace has been the first show of haute-couture week, which is fine with me because I’ve been a lifelong fan of the house. Dior was the next day, the last show before Maria Grazia Chiuri, who has been the co-designer with her longtime business partner Pierpaolo Piccioli, takes over the house.
(In my childhood bedroom in Missouri, I had collages devoted to Gianni Versace.) For me, the highlights were the gowns with draping over the bodice and down the leg, like the one Jamie Bochert wore in the finale. Celine Dion attended the show and drew a great deal of attention, which gave me the most amusing fashion flashback—remember when she wore the reversed white Dior tuxedo with the oversize white fedora to the Oscars in 1999? Celine came to the Giambattista Valli show that evening, too.
Karlie Kloss has been grabbing everyone's attention these days and that may be giving her boyfriend Joshua Kushner more things to be worried about.