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This year marks Louis Vuitton's 160th anniversary, and it's celebrating by letting a couple other well-known designers do a little work for them. The French Fashion house has tapped Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Rei Kawakubo, Frank Ghery, Cindy Sherman and Marc Newsom to design bags for Louis Vuitton, emblazoned, of course, with the brand's signature "LV" logo.
The collection, called "The Icon and the Iconoclasts," is a limited-edition range available this October, priced between $2,725 and $5,450. While we won't have a full look at the collection until closer to its release, Louis Vuitton executive vice president Delphine Arnault says that Lagerfeld designed a punching bag (complete with a secret compartment at the bottom), while Newson created a men's carryall. Ghery's design is said to be extremely embellished with "a small mirror, hand-drawn LV initials and angular hardware."
Mid-October can't come soon enough. The bags are admittedly pricey, but it will certainly be fascinating to see other designers' take on the iconic Vuitton logo.
For far too long, the phrase "you can't have-a the Mango" has rung true, as it's been at least 8 years since Chris Kattan left SNL, making his famous character but a fond memory of 90s kids whose parents let them stay up past midnight on the weekends. But thanks to Alexander Wang, who also brought back Mad TV staple Bon Qui Qui last year, Mango's back, starring in the designer's latest short film for T by Alexander Wang.
Promotion for the film started last week and continued at last night's CFDA awards, which Kattan attended as Mango, clad in all black, alongside Wang and model Anna Ewers.
The 8-minute flick follows the fascinator-clad star as he emerges back on the scene from his hideout in the Arctic to appear in Wang's video, which he finds out he's not actually the star of. But in true Mango fashion, the pint-sized divo steals the show with his hilarious quips and ultra-cool dance moves. Derek Blasberg, Behati Prinsloo, Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan and artist Sharaya J. join Kattan in the very funny film, which is certain to go down as one of Wang's best to date.
Watch the entire thing above.
Image: Vogue Spain Online
Jeremy Scott's debut collection for the Italian brand, Moschino, took on the fast fashion phenomenon. For Fall 2014, the American designer created a range of clothing and accessories that spoofed the McDonald's brand iconography: red-and-yellow items were emblazoned with warped golden arches, like an iPhone case modeled after a small order of fries in bright red packaging. As befits a fast fashion-inspired collection, items went on sale almost immediately.
Although the Moschino Fall 2014 runway show was pure camp, the corresponding ad campaign is anything but. The Italian label tapped supermodel Linda Evangelista and top photographer Steven Meisel, a dream team. The resulting shot, which was posted to Vogue Spain's website earlier today, is sleek and luxurious, the garish McDonald's palette muted with a black-and-white color scheme.
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Members of theFashionSpot forums have fallen in love with Vogue Turkey's latest installment. The magazine released its June 2014 cover last week and it features Madgalena Frackowaik wearing matching Dolce & Gabbana top and bottoms. Photographed by David Bellemere (his first Vogue cover!) and styled by Konca Aykan, Frackowaik is seen posing in front of a blossom tree whilst posing with her arms slung behind her head, striking a sultry silhouette for this gorgeous cover.
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"This is so stunning. Really glad to see Magdalena get a major cover. It's fresh, ethereal and just plain gorgeous!" commented Nepenthes.
"It's a beautiful image, and I'm not even a fan of Magdalena but I have to admit it's a lovely fresh Spring cover," wrote Bertrando3, clearly surprised at how much he admired the cover.
MyNameIs shared the same sentiments: "Very pretty. Somehow even with all those patterns going on, it doesn't look too busy."
"This is perfect to me: Love the styling, which is very simple. The background and the colours fit together, Magda has this soft expression on her face. Everything falls into place," enthused KateTheGreatest.
Miss Dalloway was also in favor: "How beautiful, love the setting, she perfectly fits."
Join the discussion and check out the accompanying cover story within the thread here.
Last night was clearly a joyous one for Rihanna. She received the CFDA's Fashion Icon Award, and gave us all a nice view of her amazingly toned body in a see-through crystal bespoke Adam Selman gown complete with sparkly headgear. Needless to say, the singer looked friggin' amazing. We'll even forgive her for rocking a fur stole in early June because… well, Alice Tully Hall is quite air conditioned, if you catch our drift.
Like we said, the singer had a lot to celebrate last night, and in true Riri fashion, she soaked up her big moment with a little jig, or rather, some well-placed twerk action. Thankfully, Rih's hairstylist Yusef Williams was backstage to capture the singer's moves on Instagram, and as twerking experts, we will say that Riri's bootyshaking is more than satisfactory, considering she was wearing a bit of a constricting dress.
Twerk on, Rihanna, twerk on…
Last night at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the American fashion community gave itself and a few lucky designers and industry personalities a huge pat on the back at the annual CFDA Fashion Awards. The affair was attended by the usual stock of stylish celebs: Lupita Nyong'o was on hand to present Womenswear Designer of the Year, a nearly naked Rihanna came to collect her Fashion Icon award in a see-through crystal-encrusted custom Adam Selman gown, nipples on full display (natch), with a sparkly headpiece to match. Even Solange Knowles was in attendance, serving up some serious 70s glamour, her days of elevator dropkicking seeming to be far behind her.
As planned, designer Tom Ford accepted the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and Diversity Coalition head Bethann Hardison was honored with the Founders Award for her continued work to make the fashion industry a more diverse place. As for the rest of the lot, here are the winners who were announced last night:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Joseph Altuzarra
Menswear Designer of the Year: Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow for Public School
Accessories Designer of the Year: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Tim Coppens
Swarovski Award for Accessories: Irene Neuwirth