Valentino Expands His Brand Visually With Museum of Images and Runway Shows

A museum of this capacity can easily span over 100,000 sq. ft., however, Valetino chose to use kilobytes of data to capture over 50 years of his life’s work. This virtual museum will include over 300 dresses from Valetino’s archives as well as sketches, illustrations, ad campaigns, editorials and photos of events and red carpet moments. A library of 5,000 images and 95 runway show videos.

Valentino explains in an interview with WWD:

I see it as part of my legacy. I am happy that thousands of students, young designers and fashion people will be able to see and study my work in every aspect of it, and in a manner easy and accessible for the younger generations. But it is also important to remember things of the past, to review the fashion that has shaped our lives. I would call it ‘Future Memory.

The museum’s digital design includes Roman Architecture and lighting tributing Valentino’s first built fashion house that was established in Rome. Giancarlo Giametti, Valentino’s business partner, was excited about this 24/7 museum and thinks there will be more of them in the future. Giametti and Valetino will stream their press conference live on youtube on Dec. 5.

Lost Collections: Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Hits the Black Market.

Lost maybe vaguely put. Let’s try stolen! The collection was scheduled to show in London as part of a press day. An email was sent to attendees that the range had been stolen in transit from France to the UK.

“Dear all, The Marc Jacobs PR team is sorry to inform you that our press day tomorrow in the Marc Jacobs store is cancelled, due to the theft of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections during its transfer from Paris”

This is definitely a story that should be followed as fashion magazines will struggle to shoot the new collection as apart of its spreads.

Check it out in the news via ABC news.

Calvin Klein Shines during the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner


In a room filled with some of the most elite fashion designers, Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) introduces the Keynote Speaker. Calvin Klein stands amongst Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Francisco Costa, Diane von Furstenberg, and more to share moments of his early days in the business.

Calvin Klein built his business with Barry Schwartz and had his first order of $50,000 taken by Bonwit Teller. Teller growing Calvin into a lifestyle brand made him infamous. Infamous enough to attract the likes of the Gambino Family. Yes, the Gangsters.

Klein recalled “ One day, I got a call from the Gambinos telling me that they are now my truckmen. I said, ‘What do you mean, truckmen?’ I was just barely in business. At that point, I began to realize how important it was to not think that I know everything.” “….they wanted 25cents to deliver a box…”

Others who were in attendance included Joe Jonas, Chloe Moretz, Amanda Seyfried, Hannah Bronfman, Carmelo and LaLa, Zoe Kravitz and Mia Wasikowska.

Source: WWD.com

French Ford Supermodel Anais Mali D&G Spring 2012

French Supermodel Anais Mail

Sorry Ford Models but I’m reposting and profiling this one.

French born Anais Mali is absolutely gorgeous. She’s  some what of a newcomer having signed with Wilhelmina in 2009. She has since walked for Betsy Johnson, Vivienne Westwood, and Rachel Roy. It seems like this femme fatale doesn’t just eat runways she has also landed print jobs for J Crew and Zink.

We have even have something in common. Screenwriting, looks, and brains. I love it!

Check out this interview.

FALL REVIEW: BCBGMAXAZRIA

Tie neck, lace, tulle, and animals prints. I think BCBG has done it all this season. It’s one of the most well designed collections of the fall! I’m not just saying that. This fall will be filled with classic pieces that express fashion for it’s details.

 

BCBG has captured animals prints like no other designer this season. Rouched leopard print dresses and fitted leopard skirts.

Style is sophistication and neck ties are at the core this fall season. Elegant dresses with the addition of a neck ties is distinction. The cliche was once a scarf but modern design completes this style simply with a swoop and pull at the neck of a tie neck dress.

 

 

 

Lace or tulle. Both add sexy detail this fall with chic elegance. These two fabrics can be easily be mistaken for one another. Let just clear the facts for one moment. Tulle is a net like material i.e fish nets. The subtle use of this fabric around the neck adds a classy look to cocktail dresses or even the most basic pieces. Lace on the other hand is simply sexy anywhere you put it. Feminine detail with the influence of a menswear cut is signature for BCBG this fall.