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Items Du Jour: SJP Talks Shoes, Gisele’s Hair Secret, More Miu Miu S/S ‘14

Hayden Panettiere in Tom Ford+ Just as Christian Louboutins are known for their red heels, Sarah Jessica Parker is setting her own shoe trademark: grosgrain ribbons stitched to the back of the heels. The Sex and the City actress - who made Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo household names - talks freely about the inspiration and production of her own shoe collection (which Blahnik had a hand in designing himself!).

+ Despite being the latest Pantene Pro-V spokesmodel, Gisele Bundchen admits that her hair is constantly brushed by other people in her career that she doesn't even own a hairbrush. So, ladies: brushes are so passé these days.

+ While here at ChicDish we released the previews of Miu Miu's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign - which features Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, and Lupita Nyong'o - the label put out more ads featuring the actresses (as well as some featuring Dark Shadows actress Bella Heathcote). Check them out here!

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Balenciaga Replaces Ghesquiere with Alexander Wang

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News,

Alexander WangUpon Nicolas Ghesquière's last day as creative director of Balenciaga, the Spanish fashion house has named American designer Alexander Wang will succeed him.

WWD reports that the label has confirmed Wang's appointment and will soon be making an official announcement. Neither Ghesquière nor Wang could be reached for a comment.

Previously, it was thought that Scottish designer Christopher Kane - who has collaborated with Italian brand Versace - would succeed Ghesquière, who held the creative director position for fifteen years.

Wang graduated from New York's Parsons School of Design in 2005 and launched his ready-to-wear eponymous label in 2007. He was the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award in 2009.

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Marc Jacobs Comments on Younger Designers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers,

Marc JacobsFashion designer Marc Jacobs gives praise to Alexander Wang and other young designers.

The Louis Vuitton creative director praised the Taiwanese clothing creator, along with other youngsters in the industry, and admitted that there is "always room" for new starters in fashion.

"People ask me about the younger designers, Alex Wang and all of them, I think they're great. I couldn't do what they do. It's not what I do. But just like in pop music and in the art world, people always want new work from the artist that they like but they also want new artists. I don't think one changes the other. There's always room for new designers, new musicians, new artists, new writers. Madonna, I don't think is showing any signs of slowing down, but that doesn't mean Lady Gaga isn't taking over the world."


Items Du Jour: Lara Stone Covers Vogue Again, Alber Elbaz Cares

Pregnant Lily Allen at Givenchy—A pregnant Lily Allen showed up at Givenchy in some chic pregnancy wear. True to Fall/Winter looks, she kept it simple and Parisian with a gray long coat, white blouse, and black pumps.

Glee star Lea Michele has become quite the fashion darling, striking a pose with Zac Posen. With her nude robe-like dress, I’d say that she has some more styling etiquette to learn.

—Alber Elbaz is probably the sweetest, most caring designer. The Lanvin creative gave his models the option of wearing comfy gladiator sandals (at the last minute!) for his Spring/Summer 2011 show.

—After scoring Vogue Paris‘s coveted 90th anniversary cover, Lara Stone is right back on Vogue—this time, it’s in her native UK mag.

—Finally taking a cue from some sensible publicists, American Apparel attempts to save the brand’s image in some new ads that feature a less-creepy Dov in the face of their financial woes. He just still couldn’t resist shooting the ads in his bed.

—Traditional and iconic American swimsuit model Marisa Miller changes things up for 944, sporting a dark bob wig and gloves—a far cry from her usual California-esque look.

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Fashion Police: Lindsay Lohan Brings Class to Courtroom

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, News,

Lindsay Lohan

She may be out of jail, but judging by ‘s outfit yesterday, she’s still committing a major crime of public indecency.

The former child star returned to the courthouse to meet her probational officer wearing this. I’ll give her points for the Alexander Wang bag, but none are being awarded for the extremely unflattering thigh high socks. I get that she’s trying to pull a just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-this-is-how-fabulous-I-really-look (otherwise known as the Nicole Richie) style, but it just isn’t cutting it. You need to let your accessory line go, Lindsay.

(Check out more fashion wrongdoers here.)

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Items Du Jour: Lady Gaga to Star in Film, Rachel Zoe Dies, Wang Hires Kravitz

Kate Moss on the cover of i-D—Despite the behind-the-scenes drama supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell made about sharing an i-D cover with Lady Gaga, the magazine ended up with all three divas on separate covers.

—Lady Gaga is reportedly set to star in her own autobiographical film, directed by Bryan Singer. Don’t act like you didn’t see that one coming.

—Steven Meisel looked to the Gulf oil spill for inspiration: his Italian Vogue editorial stars Kristen McMenamy, styled by Karl Templer. The fashion industry doesn’t always have to be vacuous…

—Once again, it pays to be a celebrity’s kid: Zoe Kravitz nabbed a gig modeling for Alexander Wang’s T line. Co-starring Max Motta, the ads are expected to hit New York streets as early as this Thursday.

Harper’s Bazaar makes Rachel Zoe as a fashion victim—literally. The celebrity stylist and reality star strikes several different poses in scenes where designers Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, and Michael Kors appear to murder her!

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Iman Wants More Collaborative Models

ImanIman thinks it’s shame models no longer work closely with designers.

The supermodel - who was named as this year’s Fashion Icon at last night’s Council of Fashion Designers of America () awards - wishes the beauties of today were able to have more input into what they wear, like she did.

“In my day it was, ‘Do you like that? Would you wear it that way?’  You could be your own person. And nobody walked the same way on the runway. Don’t get me wrong, there are great girls today. But they have lost that role, of collaborating with the designers. There is not that relationship anymore.”

The Somalian-born beauty - who is married to music legend David Bowie - also admitted it was very flattering to be given the award and said she can’t wait for hot young designer to now dress her: “The award came as a surprise but it does the ego good. I plan to take Alexander up on his offer to dress me now!”

Iman, 55, has had a diverse and wide-ranging fashion career, appearing as a high fashion model to designers including Calvin Klein and , and in 2007 she launched her own signature make-up line on the Home Shopping Network. She also works for a number of charities including the Children’s Defence Fund and Keep a Child Alive.


CFDA Honors McQueen

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers, News,

Sarah Jessica Parker at last night's CFDA awardsSarah Jessica Parker posthumously awarded the late at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) last night. The Sex and the City 2 actress gave a speech as she honored the British fashion designer, who committed suicide in February, with the Board of Directors Special Tribute Award.

“I don’t think one brief segment of the evening could really illustrate what he meant to the industry or to the people that worked with him or to his family - so it’s a very hard thing to try to be brief and substantive in a matter of two minutes. But I think his work speaks for him more than I could.”

A McQueen runway show then followed, which included a display of the designer’s fashion pieces, leaving some members of the audience in tears.

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Alexander Wang to Launch Essentials Range

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Sales,

Alexander WangAmerican fashion designer is to launch a new clothing line.

The 24-year-old has already had great success with his debut range, T, and will now expand his empire by unveiling a collection of “essentials,” which will be launched later this year.

“After last season we started looking at our carry-over business, what our customers come back for again and again. There’s also this perception that we’re very young. Going to trunk shows, women always say, ‘Oh my gosh, I love your brand.’ This is our way of being more democratic.”

The collection will initially consist of three pairs of trousers, two jackets and a flat-front shirt and will be different from his T line, which comprises luxury T-shirts. Wang, whose first store will open later this year, said, “T is very casual and easy. I don’t want to say the new line is based on tailoring or business attire, but they’re two different focuses.”

Wang recently said his rise to success has been “mind-blowing”:

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Pantless Trend Propagates Runways

Diaper panties invade runways

Okay, seriously, Lady Gaga, what have you done?

Spring/Summer ‘10 collections saw the propagation of the anti-pants revolution, which you can clearly see in the image above (from left: Alexander Wang, Prada, Prada, and Duckie Brown).

I realize that it gets quite hot during Spring and Summer seasons; however, wearing what The Cut is now dubbing “diaper panties” is just plain wrong. I realize that we’re in a recession and that designers like these are most likely relying on less fabric, but come on!

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