High fashion films have a track record of being consistently gorgeous. I’m not talking about, say, “The Devil Wears Prada” (though I will never not argue that it’s one of the best movies ever), but rather the type of high-brow videos that result from collaborations between fashion houses and illustrious directors. Take, for instance, Martin Scorsese’s short for men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel, David Lynch’s campaign for Dior’s Lady Dior, or the Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme ad created by “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky — as you can see, efforts of this ilk have seriously beautiful outcomes. Keep reading »
As if we needed any additional reasons to adore the extremely adorable Carey Mulligan, here’s one more: the starlet placed her Met Gala dress on eBay yesterday, with all the proceeds from the auction going to Oxfam America. The custom Prada dress (constructed of silver and gold metal paillettes, if you recall) began at the modest price of $500 and is currently at $1,050, but considering the listing doesn’t close until the 19th, there’s a good chance the bids are going to skyrocket. Of course, I don’t know how many people could actually fit into Carey’s teeny-tiny gown, but how amazing would it be to hang that shit up in your house? It’s almost as good as going to the Met Ball yourself. Almost. Pssst — Carey, I know you’re all about keeping your private life private and I respect that, but girl, we want to see your damn wedding dress! [Racked]
Anna Wintour expressed a rare bit of enthusiasm on last night’s “Colbert Report” in discussing President Obama’s support of gay marriage. “I am thrilled,” Wintour managed to get out with a smile, even. “There were tears in the office at Vogue today. I think it’s a long overdue endorsement. And oh, they also discussed the Costume Institute’s “Schiaparelli and Prada: An Impossible Conversation.” [Comedy Central]
Is it just me, or have GIFs become increasingly popular with the fashion set? First, the controversial “Haute Mess” GIFs for Vogue Italia, followed by Miu Miu’s hypnotizing handbag pornography. The next establishment to try their hand at the medium is Prada, who partnered with graphic designer Vahram Muratyan (of Paris versus New York fame — love) to produce a series of GIFs called “Parallel Universes,” featuring accessories from the Italian fashion house’s 2012 collections. Unlike previous incarnations (which, it must be said, should probably have come with a seizure warning), these GIFs move subtly and almost twitchingly. The effect is simple, whimsical, and downright charming — check out my favorites after the jump. [Hint] Keep reading »
Nylon‘s April cover girl Freida Pinto came out Tuesday night to celebrate the mag’s 13th anniversary in LA in head-to-toe Prada. While the gorgeous Indian actress usually sticks to simple solids on the red carpet, she veered off the beaten path for the event in a colorblocked frock unlike anything we’ve ever seen: the skirt of her dress was embellished with Prada’s flaming car print from the Italian fashion house’s spring/summer collection. The dress on its own doesn’t do it for me, but the addition of the kitschy graphic is the perfect accelerator to take this ensemble from ho-hum to vroom vroom. I personally couldn’t pull off this irreverent look, but Freida does without a hitch. What say you: are you feeling this cheeky design?
This new promo video for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection is intended to show off the line’s newest glamorous designs. But the gas station setting makes me think of only one thing — the hilarious gas station gasoline fight in “Zoolander.” Probably not what Prada was going for … [YouTube]