Karl Lagerfeld gets a kitten, Prada gets celebrites and Olivia Zahm gets nakedA number of faces were notably absence from this year’s Golden Globes — Adrien Brody, Gary Oldman, Emile Hirsch, Jamie Bell, Garrett Hedlund, Willem Defoe and Tim Roth were too busy strutting their stuff on the Prada menswear runway to attend. WWD reported that the show had the “laidback men’s pack roaring with applause,” but Eric Wilson from The New York Times gave the actors a bad wrap, opining that Hirsch and Bell "lacked in height," and that Defoe impressed by "turning on a dime." Meanwhile Hedlund “committed at least two cardinal sins of modeling — first making eye contact with the audience and, second, he didn't seem to know what to do with his hands. At the end of the show, he was pretending to play piano along with the soundtrack.” Personally, we’re willing to cut the actors a bit of slack. And air piano at a super serious fashion event? We’re into it. Notably, Adrien Brody (swoon) didn’t put a foot wrong.
The reason for the star-studded cast: according to a statement from the label, it was meant to reflect “the comings and goings of players and power,” a theme that ran through entire collection. The bemedaled clothes were military inspired — double-breasted suits, tweed coats and high-collared shirts with baroque detailing. And the show space was very The Return of Jafar — the regal red carpet had the feel of an Arabian courtroom.
Olympia Le-Tan unveiled a special project at Pitti in Florence this week — a collection of 36 embroidered clutches inspired by classic Italian film and literature. The book-themed bags look like books, and the celluloid-inspired accessories look like film canisters. As part of the project Le-Tan had photographer Max Farago snap herself and some of her famous friends (including Tilda Swinton, Hamish Bowles and Olivier Zahm) as characters in iconic films. Olivier Zahm stars stark naked in a recreated scene from Salò, while Le-Tan oozes sex appeal as Silvana Mangano in Riso Amaro.
The Spring 2012 Chanel campaign is one of our favourites. Shot by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Corinne Roitfeld, it’s the perfect black-and-white blend of French Riviera escape, boucle suits and socks and sandals. A behind-the-scenes campaign video has just been released and it sees Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls showing off some serious seaside acrobatics.
In the two-minute clip the models hang from bars, swing from ladders and drape themselves over dangerous looking gymnastics apparatuses. That’s in between frolicking around the grounds of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, splashing about in pristine Mediterranean waters, and looking super chic.
Karl Lagerfeld is the master of cature. Last year he put Freja Beha Erichsen in a cat costume (a quilted leather one, of course), and this week he’s adopted an adorable white kitten. A photo of the latest addition to the Lagerfeld family was leaked on V Magazine’s twitter account and it’s ridiculously cute — although we’re a little concerned about that aerodynamic-defying bouquet of roses perched precariously over its little head (seriously, how do they stand upright in that vase?). The little fluff ball of joy is called Choupette, and has the same hair/fur colour as its dad.
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