Paris was once again the center of attention at the start of July for the presentation of the Fall 2012 couture shows. To even use the name in France, a designer must be vetted thoroughly by the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris, which is how the elegant pocket industry has managed to stay relevant (albeit sometimes teetering on the brink of extinction in this commercially driven world.) And this season’s collections produced a steady offering of meticulous — and excessive by nature — pieces sure to be circulating throughout Europe, Asia and the tonier cities of South America.
Karl Lagerfeld has decided that he is done entertaining the masses with his brand of elitism and Teutonic quips in printed news. It’s time he go for the jugular. And why not, what other lines are left for him to cross? So when France’s state channel asked him to return as a guest commentator covering Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee (celebrating sixty years on the throne) he gladly accepted. Please keep Sunday, June 3 open. You wont want to miss this.
How does one get to Cannes, Marseilles, or Moncaco? By yacht, of course. For the vast majority of people, this is a lofty prospect. But for the select few with the means (private jet, Maserati, large boat), the appropriate fashion is paramount. Fortunately there are visionaries in the world that still cater to the one percent of beautiful people in need of haute couture resort wear. Visionaries like Karl Lagerfeld, who seems to be getting more and more boisterous as he enters the new decade (shredding his more austere front), and Thomas Maier—who is still a fan of the quiet approach. While all eyes are on the Cannes, let’s take a peek at some of the fashions that will be all the planet’s most glamorous beaches over the next few months.
Most of the time when celebrities are interviewed, they blab on about how talented the director was or what their craft means to them (yawn). But every now and then they’ll open up about something a little more racy. See if you can match up the following celebrities to their quotes about casual sex. (Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.)
Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Illustration inspired by Erin Fetherston at New York Fashion Week – by artist Danny Roberts Illustrator Danny Roberts interprets the runway from New York Fashion Week. See his drawings and read the interview. SUNfiltered’s very own Bradford Shellhammer found a countess on the streets of…
We are pleased to announce that beginning September 9, Sundance Channel will be re-invigorating the critically-acclaimed FULL FRONTAL FASHION franchise. Highlights of the launch will include a content-packed website here on sundancechannel.com which will develop into a stand-alone website by spring 2010. Timed to launch in conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the new site…