Circa 1954 in Paris, a most precarious moment for Gabrielle Chanel as she presented her post-war collection at the age of 71—a collection that was ill-received by the French press. This moment in time is the beginning of Karl’s storytelling that will unfold in a 30-minute Technicolor movie titled The Return, to be presented just prior to his Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art show on December 10 at Dallas Fair Park.
With the luck of the Irish, a blue-eyed baby face and talent to boot, it’s no surprise the latest boy wonder to emerge from London Fashion Week is the adorable Jonathan William Anderson: J. W. Anderson.
Last week LVMH announced that 29 year old Anderson would take the creative helm at the Spanish luxury label Loewe, and invest in his emerging brand. Now that’s what I call a whole lot of talent mixed with a whole lot of luck, the perfect recipe for success!
The Halcyon Gallery on New Bond Street—always a contemporary treat when I visit London, most certainly satiated my artistic requisite last month in more ways than one. The first: an impactful reminder about the upcoming exhibition in London for the indomitable fashion muse and Patron of British fashion and art: Isabella Blow.
On exhibition, amidst other artists, were a series of works by extrovert photographer David LaChapelle, but most specifically, the striking yet tragic iconic image of Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. Who knew back in 1996, when LaChapelle shot this image that this fashion designer and his muse would be immortalized in death, both suicide, three years apart: Blow died in 2007, and McQueen in 2010.
With the Met exhibition Savage Beauty in honor of McQueen in 2011, firmly imbued in the mind of every style-worshipping fashionista; now is the time to reflect on his muse. On November 20, 2013 through March 2, 2014, Somerset House in London will present the exhibition Fashion Galore! in partnership with the Isabella Blow Foundation and Central St. Martins.
Well, I met Ana last month for a relaxed chitchat at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek prior to our fine-dining lunch at the restaurant. Courtesy of Annelise Peterson from Net-A-Porter, and hosted by Snob authority Tina Craig I was invited to the elegant lunch along with a few of Tina’s fave Dallas ladies to meet Brazilian jewelry designer Ana Khouri.
I prefer to reference Ana as a fine jewelry artist, a sculptor at heart and by training, she sculpts jewelry into mini masterpieces, rather than simply designs. Ana’s cool factor is, in fact, super hot, with the fashion world’s savviest style icons donned in Khouri such as Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Alice and Andrea Dellal, and Giovanna Battaglia.
Besties doing their best together makes perfect sense, and a little bit of Goop inspired McCartney is surely a no-brainer for success. Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney have collaborated on a capsule collection that will be sold on Paltrow’s healthy lifestyle, foodie and shopping site: Goop.
A vintage dream team—Cameron Silver, and Christos Garkinos co-owners of L.A.-based vintage boutique Decades and Brian Bolke co-founder of Dallas’ renowned hub for haute finery, Forty Five Ten coalesce in vintage harmony.
I met Cameron Silver almost a year ago at a book launch party for his tome Decades: A Century of Fashion. The book resides on my coffee table—a prismatic parcel packed with pages of vintage regalia and signed by the debonair Mr. Silver.