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You can always count on Christian Louboutin to bring a little whimsy into our lives! And these images from his Spring/Summer 2013 campaign are exactly what we love and expect from the quirky designer.
The line between footwear and art is fashionably blurred this season with lots of colour and embellishment. In line with spring the collection is somewhat softer than previous red soled creations.
Calling these eye-catchers ‘art’ may seem a little OTT but at with a price tag of €795 a pair the comparison becomes apt. If you had to choose though, I’d suggest investing in a glamorous pair of these Louboutins as when you’re not wearing them you can put them on a pedestal and wha-la ART!!
What’s better than a really great movie?... A really great movie with amazing style.
We are guaranteed this dream package with Baz Luhrmann’s cinematic creation, The Great Gatsby. Luhrmann collaborated with Miuccia Prada to design a spectacular on screen wardrobe. And now four of the forty costumes designed have been unveiled.
"Baz and Miuccia have always connected on their shared fascination with finding modern ways of releasing classic and historical references from the shackles of the past. This connection is central to our relationship with Miuccia Prada on The Great Gatsby , and has connected our vision with hers. In the same way Nick Carraway reflects on a world that he is within and without, we have tried to create an environment that the audience will be subconsciously familiar with, yet separated from”, explains Catherine Martin, the film's costume designer, and Luhrmann's wife.
It’s been said these Prada and Miu Miu pieces are the ultimate scene stealers, a golden, crystal-laden Prada party gown worn by Carey Mulligan's Daisy Buchanan described as the "pièce de résistance.”
The Great Gatsby isn’t set to land on our cinema screens until May, but to tempt our fashion fancies Prada has released these four sketches of dresses which are adapted designs from past Prada or Miu Miu collections. This isn’t the first time the duo have worked together, having previously collaborated on his 1996 adaptation of Romeo & Juliet.
It seems that things are looking up for designer John Galliano thanks to friends in high fashion places. The Gibraltar born designer was disgraced in 2011 after being recorded during an argument in Paris making anti-Semitic comments which led to his dismissal from Chrstian Dior and his namesake label. Since that very public fall from fashion’s grace Galliano has spent time in an American rehab facility with a short return to the design world when he created Kate Moss’s wedding dress last year.
Now it has been revealed that a fashion comeback is in line thanks to Oscar de la Renta. He is to enjoy a temporary residency at de la Renta's New York studio. "John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent. He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to re-immerse himself in the world of fashion and re-acclimate in an environment where he has been so creative," de la Renta told WWD. Galliano will help the older style stalwart as he prepares for his New York Fashion Week show.
Making comments about critics and rumours, Galliano had this to say; “I am an alcoholic, I have been in recovery for the past two years. Several years prior to my sobriety, I descended into the madness of the disease. I said and did things which hurt others, especially members of the Jewish community. I have expressed my sorrow privately and publicly for the pain which I caused, and I continue to do so. I remain committed to making amends to those I have hurt.
Speaking about his new de la Renta role he said; “I am grateful to Oscar beyond words for inviting me to spend time with him in the familiar surroundings of a design studio. His support and faith in me is humbling."
Will this second coming of Galliano be a triumph or just another tragedy?