Marc Jacobs attended the Louis Vuitton exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris last week wearing this semi-sheer knee-length pink polo dress. When I was 12, I had my own knee-length pink polo dress from Lands’ End (which was also semi-sheer, although it took me a year to realize it), and I can confidently say that Marc looks way better in his.
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Louis Vuitton is basically synonymous with luxury, so it’s no surprise that the brand goes all-out for its shows … especially with one Marc Jacobs at the helm. If you thought last season’s stunning life-size carousel was unbeatable, well, think again. As is fitting for a collection heavily influenced by “the golden age of rail travel,” Jacobs and team Vuitton truly outdid themselves with a custom-painted, LV-branded steam locomotive that transported the models out onto the runway. I can only daydream about the kinds of shows Marc would produce should he be tapped for la Maison Dior … [Fashionista]
I love Fashion Week, and I love runway show beauty, but not all of it is accessible. It’s not unusual for the makeup at some shows (see: red eyes at 3.1 Phillip Lim) to be utterly ill-advised when taken out of context. I believe that beauty is incredibly personal, and for that reason “runway beauty trends” are kind of moot: as beauty editor Cat Marnell at xoJane put it in her beautifully introspective piece on Fashion Week, “don’t you already sort of know what looks good on you?” Models, who look good in anything, including red eyeliner, whose faces are painted in a manner that complements the focal point, the clothes, should not dictate what makeup you decide to wear. You know what you like: stick to it. Sometimes, though, just as we scurry to replicate a red carpet makeup look we find covetable, and think would look good on us, there’s beauty on the runway that can work for you. If dark, dramatic eyes with a rebellious, middle-finger flair are your trademark, here are three tutorials for you to try.
“If I could put [Marc Jacobs], and oh my God, let me think for a second. Tom Ford. That’s a fit. Is Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs a fit? ‘Cause they both have those muscles and ripped bodies. And they both look straight. I’d date ‘em. They’re both gorgeous. And I didn’t mean that as a generalization, and don’t you gay people get all snippy with me. I meant that as a compliment!”
–Sad circus clown Patti Stanger is totally that annoying friend that assumes that all gay people she knows are attracted to each other. Here she is running her mouth at the Heart Truth Red Dress Fashion Show trying to set up Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, because you know, they’re both in fashion, and gay, so obviously they should date. GAH. [NYMag]
Designer collection videos keep getting more and more elaborate (see this Proenza Schouler video for proof). This new campaign film for Louis Vuitton, made under the creative direction of Katie Grand, plays on the showgirl films of yore and features models doing synchronized fan dances. It’s a gorgeous video, but one note: it’s striking how much skinnier these models seem than the original fan girls. Where are their boobs and butts? [YouTube]
“Well… it’s a little bit more complicated than that…but we agreed that it was probably best for everyone. It’s a great honor to be considered, and [head of Dior] Mr. Arnault is a super intelligent man and a very smart man and it was certainly a very great honour for him to know that I was capable – and not only capable but that I am someone that he would have wanted for the job. But I am very happy to be here. There is so much more left to do and building Louis Vuitton into a fashion company is something nobody else can say they really started.”
– We’d heard rumors for forever that Marc Jacobs was being heavily considered to take over John Galliano’s position at Christian Dior, but this is the first time that Jacobs directly addressed the situation. He’ll be staying with Louis Vuitton after all, which makes sense. It seems like Jacobs’ American sportswear sensibilities might not be the best fit for Dior. Jacobs is currently planning a retrospective of his work with Louis Vuitton at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs at the Louvre in March. [Telegraph]
We’re all familiar with crimes of passion, but true crimes of fashion were unheard of until, well, now. It was intended for all of the (new, as-yet-unproduced) samples from Marc Jacobs’ spring 2012 collection to be presented to editors tomorrow, but an unknown thief had other plans. The Telegraph reports that the entire collection has been stolen from a train leaving Paris en route to the press day. How does that even happen? What will this mean for Marc’s line, and the distribution of the clothing? Here’s to the proper authorities catching whoever did it and recovering the clothes unharmed, because I don’t think I’ll be able to go on without owning this ensemble… or at least knowing where it is. I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear of the incident.
Every season, there are a few It Bags that get everyone drooling. Few are actually able to purchase the bag, but most just put it on a mental wish list. But we’ve discovered a way that anyone can have an It Bag without spending a few paychecks. We’ve found seven bags inspired by this season’s It Bags (not knock-offs!), proving that you don’t have to spend a lot to get a chic and on-trend or classic bag.
- The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority banned Marc Jacobs’ print ad starring Dakota Fanning holding a perfume bottle between her legs because the image of the 17-year-old actress is “sexually provocative.” The ASA said the Oh, Lola ad “could be seen to sexualize a child” and therefore is “irresponsible” and “likely to cause serious offense.” [Guardian UK]
- Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the 2012 Academy Awards last night after using a gay slur while promoting his latest film. [Deadline Hollywood]
- Sex advice from extremely tall women, including Frisky writer Anna Goldfarb from the blog Shmitten Kitten. [Nerve]
- The rapper Heavy D died yesterday at age 44. [Rolling Stone]
- Lindsay Lohan will not be showing her fire crotch in Playboy. Her lady parts will be “strategically covered up” in certain shots. [PopBytes]
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