Posted by Bethan Holt, Fashion Junior at Large
It's apparently only been a four-day week but there have been plenty of happenings in the world of fashion for us to bring you up to speed on.
|Vidal Sassoon styling Mia Farrow's hair (image from www.hellomagazine.com)|
|The way it was (image from Guardian.co.uk)|
|Carey Mulligan in Prada at the Met Gala on Monday (image from telegraph.co.uk)|
|Alexander Wang with Azealia Banks, wearing one of his designs, who performed at the gala (image from http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/)|
|Clemence Poesy with the designer of her dress, Nina Ricci's Peter Copping (image from http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/)|
|Grace Coddington in Prada (twit pic by Jim Shi)|
|The Schiaparelli inspired place setting's at the dinner (twit pic by Jim Shi)|
|Alexa Chung and Karen Elson enjoying the night with Marc Jacobs (image from Marc Jacobs' twitter)|
Grace Coddington has styled Prada's Broadway store to celebrate the Prada/ Schiaparelli exhibition...
|The picture which Chanel tweeted of Pitt|
|A look from Tait's very cool AW12 collection (image from catwalking.com)|
Vogue's Fashion Features Director Harriet Quick is leaving to join new invitation only travel club, Luxup. She will become Editorial Director while Averyl Oates, formerly at Buying Director at Harvey Nichols, will be Commercial Director. In addition, Sarah Mower will be the site's London curator. Quick said "After so many great years at Vogue, I am thrilled to be joining Luxup...The global traveller is a growing force in luxury retail - just witness the environs of Bond and Mount Street. On a simple level, I'm frequently stopped for directions and advice from be-puzzled Chinese visitors. On a personal level - luxury, shopping, travel? That's a wonderful world." Quick's appointment is perhaps another sign of the trend for editorial stars moving from magazines to retail and online businesses.
Dress lust of the week, aside from the Met gowns obvs, goes to Eva Mendes in her Jonathan Saunders AW12 overblown peony print dress. Adore it with the turquoise sunnies.
|Eva Mendes in Jonathan Saunders AW12 (image from telegraph.co.uk)|
"Asked if he might consider John Galliano, Mr. Della Valle pulled a good poker face. There have been rumors, he said: “One week it’s Galliano, the next it’s someone else.” He expects to hire someone by September. Finding someone with the skill for Schiaparelli is hard enough, but many designers are used to perks and big budgets, and these don’t seem things they will find in a brand trying to create a new experience"
|Farida Khelfa who has been appointed spokesperson for the Schiaparelli relaunch (image from www.zimbio.com)|
Anna Wintour appeared on the Colbert Show this week. Among the topics they spoke about as President Obama's announcement in support of Gay Marriage, which came this week (yay!). Wintour said "I am thrilled. There were tears in the office atVogue today in the support of gay marriage. We're thrilled about the president". Wintour also discussed how Prada was so much more than what the Devil wears and how tempted she was to don trackie bottoms and eat chips. I'm very sad to report that I cannot find a working video of the interview yet.
Shoe King Christian Louboutin is expanding his business with plans to enter the beauty market it was revealed today. He is joining up with Batallure Beauty LLC. Their co-chairman is Robin Burns, a longtime fan of the iconic red-soled shoes. The admiration is mutual; Louboutin chose the company because he felt Burns understood him best. THe line, Christian Louboutin Beaute, will launch late next year. And the muse? Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
|Louboutin's beauty inspiration Queen Nefertiti (image from jezebel.com)|
Finally, Dolce and Gabbana's "Italiana: An Italian Style Comedy" feels like a rather fun way to start the weekend...