The Armani Way – Designer Giorgio Armani is profiled in the latest issue of WSJ Magazine as the publication takes an intimate look at his life with a piece one year in the making. One of the biggest names in fashion, Armani has built a multi-billion dollar corporation consisting of fashion labels, beauty brands, home interiors and even hotels. He may not be a critical darling as the article states, but he is certainly one of the most successful designers today. We pulled out some of the feature’s most interesting quotes, but you can read the entire piece on WSJ.com.
“Fashion makes no sense, he says, unless it serves the primary purpose of dressing people. Take for instance, a winter collection made of organza because organza is trendy. ‘Well that’s absurd, because in winter it’s cold and you can’t go around naked.’”
“Armani sees his business eventually in the hands of this group he calls I Fedeli, or the faithful.” (it’s a group that consists of family members and close confidants). Still, he says: ‘As long as I’m here, I’m the boss.’
Photo credit: WSJ Magazine
In a move similar to Tom Ford, Hedi Slimane’s first two collections for YSL (the womenswear resort and menswear shows) will only be shown to fashion buyers. The fashion press is not invited. (The Cut)
Spanish label Blanco is now re-branding as Suite Blanco. (The Fashionisto)
Supermodel Naomi Campbell turned 42 today. She spent her birthday in the biblical town of Bethlehem. (The Associated Press)
Gucci won its copyright case again Guess. The judge awarded Gucci $4.7 million out of the original request for $221 million. (Fashionista)
Gisele Bundchen is rumored to be pregnant with her second child. (The Cut)
Photo credit: Naomi Campbell by Simon Harris
Model Spotting at Cannes – We take a break from editorials and campaigns for a brief moment to look at models who attended the Cannes Film Festival and its corresponding events. From bejeweled gowns to simple dresses, some of our favorite models including Lara Stone, Du Juan, Natasha Poly, Bianca Balti and Liu Wen stunned at the annual outing. Check out our list of ten gorgeous looks under the cut, and tell us your favorites.
Models First – Known as the Oscars of fashion, the 2012 Met Gala red carpet featured its fair share of celebrities and fashion personalities but we were more focused on the models wearing amazing designer frocks. Check out our list of twenty-one leading models including Gisele Bundchen, Linda Evangelista, Karlie Kloss, Angela Lindvall and Chanel Iman wearing stunning gowns at the event held last night. With so many beautiful looks to choose from, which model look is your favorite?
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Vince Aletti / The New Yorker
Alix Browne / T Magazine
Maria Gallagher / Lovely and Amazing Films
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Ivan Shaw / Vogue
Carol Squiers / ICP
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Fashion Gone Rogue teams up with online retailer Karmaloop for a Holiday Gift Guide featuring great looks for the winter season. One lucky reader will win a $1000 shopping spree from Karmaloop where they can purchase the gift guide looks and much more! To enter, go to Karmaloop and fill out the form for your chance to win.
FGR x Karmaloop Holiday Gift Guide
Swedish jewelry designer Efva Attling has always been on trend when it comes to the latest in accessories. And earlier this year, Attling opened her first store in the US after seeing her creations worn by the likes of Uma Thurman, Maddona, Meryl Streep and Iman. Her specialty is the placement of words and expressions, and for our latest giveaway, one lucky reader will receive The “Breathe” pendant (larger version seen here). So, how can you enter?
If you are not already following @fashgonerogue on twitter, follow now. Once you have followed us, send us a tweet with the hashtag #efvabreathe. The most creative or interesting tweet wins the pendant. And don’t forget to follow Efva Attling on twitter and facebook too!
GIVEAWAY DEADLINE: December 2, 2011 at 12 PM US/Pacific. Good luck! Competition has ended. Thank you to all those who participated!
Fashion Doo – Doo-Ri Chung is the first designer announced for Macy’s 2012 capsule designer series. Above, are initial sketches of what we will see in stores this upcoming February. Joining the likes of Karl Lagerfeld and Giambttista Valli, Chung is the first female designer to create a collection for the large retailer and brings an ultra-feminine, colorful aesthetic to the “Impulse” line. Prices for the line will start at $40.
Images courtesy of Getty. From left to right: Adele in Burberry, Katy Perry in Atelier Versace, Beyonce in Lanvin
Our newly launched Who What Where section features celebrities and models wearing the latest runway fashions at red carpet events ranging from movie premieres to awards show. Check out the recent Video Music Awards update over at WWW with stand-out looks from Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, Burberry and more.
Who What Where