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In May of 2010 the Château de Haroué hosted a fabulous exhibition of evening dresses. Three of France’s most prestigious designers exhibited their finest creations for the occasion in the salons of the first floor of the castle: Cristobal Balenciaga, Philippe Venet, and Hubert de Givenchy. The idea of such exposure was born from a long-standing friendship between Hubert de Givenchy, Philippe Venet and the Princess Minnie de Beauvau Craon, owner of this Lorraine showcase. What a shame to have missed this unique exhibition as the video below shows it must have been a lovely event.
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Sofia Coppola‘s new film The Bling Ring premiered last week at the Cannes Film Festival. For the event Sofia wore a black shimmering shift dress from Louis Vuitton paired with her signature black sandal heels with bow details and carried a black Louis Vuitton clutch bag. Continue reading to view additional images of her look.
This unprecedented volume accompanies the first exhibition to consider the impact of Spain’s culture, history, and art on one of its greatest designers of the twentieth century, the legendary Balenciaga. Hailed as “Fashion’s Picasso” by Cecil Beaton, Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) created an innovative oeuvre that transformed the way women dressed. From the opening of his Paris fashion house in 1937 until his retirement in 1968, Balenciaga’s visionary, ever-evolving designs and impeccable standards seduced generations of the most iconic, best-dressed women in the world, including the Duchess of Windsor, Gloria Guinness, Pauline de Rothschild, Mona Bismarck, Princess Grace of Monaco, Doris Duke, Diana Vreeland, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. For Diana Vreeland, the designer’s “inspiration came from the bullrings, the flamenco dancers, the loose blouses the fishermen wear, the cool of the cloisters.” Exploring the profound and enduring influence of Balenciaga’s native country on his work, this book considers the influences of Spain’s greatest artists, from Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Goya to Picasso and Miró. It also investigates the impact of Spain’s religious dress and ceremony, its royal history, its rich regional costume, its dance traditions, and the power and splendor of the bullfight on the protean Balenciaga’s designs. This illuminating and lavishly illustrated volume will be a must-have for art and fashion connoisseurs. Visit Amazon.com to Purchase Now.
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Model Karlina Caune dons glamorous folk fashion in this editorial from the May 2013 issue of Vogue Germany. Staged against the backdrop of an artist’s studio created by set designer Vincent Olivieri, stylist Christiane Arp uses pieces from the likes of Stella McCartney, Celine and Bottega Veneta to create Caune’s chic look. The images were captured by photographer Giampaolo Sgura. Continue reading to view the full shoot.
This black stitched calf leather ‘Minaudiere’ box clutch from Lanvin is a simple and timeless piece that will be the perfect compliment to casual tailored looks. The bag features a chunky gold-tone metallic clasp fastening with a brown block wooden detail, a gold-tone metallic trim at the opening, a fine gauge chain link shoulder strap and has an internal designer patch. Available to purchase now from FarFetch.com.
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The Tod’s No_Code line creates beautiful, elegant shoes and jackets that mix Italian craftsmanship with a London inspired sensibility. The Spring/Summer 2013 capsule collection is titled “London Calling” and combines a long heritage of shoe making with the cutting-edge lifestyle of the visionary magazine editor Jefferson Hack. The line gets new strength through the words of selected influencers of the London artistic scene like James Jagger, Carolina Bucci and Tom Oxley, as shown here, as well as others revealed on the brand’s new website, TodsNoCode.com. They are the protagonists of the site where they exclusively unveil, through their work, videos and interviews, their lifestyle and their Tod’s No_Code spirit.
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