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Category ‚Designer news‘

Video: Tom Ford Interviewed By Fern Mallis

14 May 2012, 16.05 | Posted in Designer news | No comments »

Best known for organizaing NY Fashion week as we know it, Fern Mallis interviews Tom Ford for non-profit cultural center 92Y.

More Met Gala 2012

09 May 2012, 13.07 | Posted in Designer news, Red Carpet, celebrity | 2 comments »

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Just a few more Met Gala looks that caught our eye. That’s Zac Posen and Amber Heard above looking oh-so-chic. The one wonderful thing about this event was there was appealing fashion for everyone. It was interesting to read different sites and see dresses I adored skewered, while looks I found to be ho-hum celebrated to the high heavens. Unlike the usual celebrity red carpets no one was complaining about boring sameness and an overload of fancy-looking prom dresses.  It really is of sorts the Oscars of fashion, but unlike the Hollywood version, the real show begins and ends with the red carpet.

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Chanel Iman & Tom Ford At Met Gala 2012

08 May 2012, 16.02 | Posted in Designer news, Models, Red Carpet, celebrity | 1 comment »

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Chanel Iman wearing  a design by Tom Ford who accompanied her to the Met Gala. See full length on next page.

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Adidas Originals x Highsnobette #WSP: Coco & Breezy + Yuna

16 April 2012, 16.18 | Posted in Designer news, HighSnobette Exclusive, Music | No comments »


We are super excited to premiere the Adidas Originals #WhitespaceProject video we art directed in collaboration with designers Coco & Breezy and singer Yuna. The idea of this international project is to tap creative women around the world and give them a platform to express themselves.

In the video above, Coco & Breezy chat about their accessory line and “mash-up” fashion, and we get a snippet of Yuna singing in her sweet-sweet voice. All three will bring their talents to an Adidas event taking place later this month. More details to follow!

A lot of behind-the-scenes people helped make this video possible: Kalmanovich (black fishtail skirt and white petal skirt), Nudie Jeans, Coco & Breezy custom Adidas footwear, Highsnobette x Adidas Headwrap, Butch Diva (tie-dyed fishtail skirt and gold bodysuit), Jachs (checkered button-down shirt). Make-up: Camille Thomson, Hair: Shanelle Thomas. Set design, art direction and styling Lois Sakany & Samia Grand-Pierre for Highsnobette. Directed by Kanyessa McMahon for Suddenly There.

Raf Simons To Replace Galliano At Dior

09 April 2012, 18.31 | Posted in Business, Designer news | No comments »

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The NY Times has broken the story that Belgian designer Raf Simons (shown above) will replace John Galliano at Dior. According to the Times, talks began in October 2011:

At the time Mr. Simons, 44, was at Jil Sander. But while Mr. Simons is influential, having started the trend for bright colors that has washed over much of the affordable clothing market, and was in discussions in 2010 with the French rival PPR about taking over Yves Saint Laurent, he was not widely seen as a candidate for Dior. His minimalist designs for Jil Sander seemed at odds with Dior’s ultra-femininity. And he is a low-key presence in a business that tends to love Barnum types.

Funny, last week I was chatting with an international investor about LVMH (which owns Dior) dragging its feet on finding a Galliano replacement. He explained that LVMH let’s each house operate fairly independently and the Dior crew is known for being conservative and slow to take action, but he said that recently there had been a push from above for action and the decision would be coming down very soon. And voila, here the moment is upon us.

Alex Wang’s Wang’s Cutest Muse, His Niece

05 April 2012, 14.17 | Posted in Designer news | 2 comments »


This little girl! Wearing the latest in custom Wang (though not sure about those boots).

Erin Wasson

20 March 2012, 18.18 | Posted in Designer news, celebrity | No comments »

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Erin Wasson at a recent event…..two different career paths but as it relates to style, somewhat our version of the U.K.’s Kate Moss. 

Louboutin Argues For ‘Very Specific Red’ Sole

08 February 2012, 16.38 | Posted in Designer news, Shoes | No comments »


Christian Louboutin in an interview with French newspaper Libération (translation via Vogue UK) laid out his case against YSL for designing a shoe featuring a red sole:

“….it is a red in a specific context [in the way that], there is Ferrari red [and] Hermès orange. Even in the food industry, Cadbury recently won a lawsuit against Nestlé for using purple packaging. All this proves that the colours play a part in a brand’s identity. I’m not saying that red usually belongs to me – I repeat that this is about a precise red, used in a precise location.”

He also shed some light on his own relationship with PPR, a publically-traded company, which owns YSL and has made numerous offers to buy Christian Louboutin, all of which Louboutin has turned down. He then flips from business to personal, going in on YSL’s decision to design shoes with red soles:

“I find it most incredible that a group like PPR would take the risk of defending itself as a plagiarist. They claim to fight against counterfeiting and plagiarism of which they are victims and yet behave like this.”

What a distraction this must be for Louboutin. I wonder sometimes if he doesn’t think, why did we even bother with this in the first place. After all, even though he isn’t the first to do red soles, among people in the know, that design element is metaphorically owned by him. But something in his gut must be telling him to fight another day so in the end we just hope he has his way for reasons we posted here. If he does not, it will be intriguing to see what the fall out will be.

Obama ‘Runway To Win’ Ft. Jacobs, Altuzarra, Burch, DVF, Gurung, Etc.

07 February 2012, 20.43 | Posted in Designer news, fashion with a conscious | 1 comment »

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Need an Obama tee-shirt refesh? Vogue editor Anna Wintour came up with the clever plan to raise money for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign by asking her designer pals to come up with a lower-than-normally-priced tee-shirt (or tote bag, or scarf) to be sold on a sub-section of Obama’s campaign site, called Runway To Win. And they all come in a full range of sizes….imagine that, a Marc Jacobs tee in XXXL!

Featured designers include Marc Jacobs, Joseph Altuzurra, Tory Burch, Diane Von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Prabal Grunung, Tracy Reese (above), and others, with Alexander Wang’s ”coming soon.” 

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Diane Von Furstenberg NYC Penthouse

07 February 2012, 17.48 | Posted in Designer news | No comments »

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Have a look at DVF’s Manhattan penthouse, courtesy of AD. Always find it fascinating how these celebrity homes often feature walls hung with portraits and photos of the owner. Diane is no exception with the interior images showing two portraits. Would you hang multiple portraits of yourself in your home? Would it matter if it were done an admired artist? Via Curbed.

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