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2014 February 20
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Karl Lagerfeld and the Fendi team invited CR Fashion Book for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look the day before the Fendi show. Photographer Harry Carr snapped closeup shots of what was in store for today's show. Turns out, those orchids pinned to Fendi's chic furs were an ode to Billie Holiday! The famed jazz singer's signature look was to wear fresh orchids in her hair. But the look at Fendi this Fall is anything but retro, considering that mods trotted down the runway in high-heeled sneaker boots. Karl has been hitting home run after home run with his sneaker looks, following up his Chanel Couture collection in Paris last month that featured mods in ultra-luxe gowns paired with matching lace running shoes. CR documents the must-have accessory of the season, as well as candy-colored carpet bags, fur cuffs, plus models twirling around in their looks during fittings. Looks like they had as much fun wearing the clothes as we're having just looking at them!
2014 February 20
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Today is Keith Pollock's one-week anniversary of officially being Interview's new EIC...aka, the perfect excuse to whip out this catch-up from fash week with the Daily-adored ed!
You’re back with the Brants!
It’s great! The joke’s been that I went from ELLE to Interview, back to ELLE, to DuJour, back to Interview. In a few years, I might wind up back at DuJour, that’s the way I roll. [Laughs]
So how did the mag snag you?
I wasn’t really looking to leave. I’ve stayed in touch with Kelly Brant [online director and Peter Brant’s daughter] since I worked there last. We had lunch and she brought up the job; she knew I loved the magazine. It was very flattering, but it didn’t make a ton of sense at first. I wouldn’t take a job that didn’t absolutely terrify me.
Do you know your predecessor, Stephen Mooallem?
We were in many meetings together when I was at Brant before. He’s brilliant, and he’s a really strong editor.
What will you miss about DuJour?
Nicole [Vecchiarelli] and I were perfectly paired. To say we’re great friends is an understatement. I’ll miss her terribly.
Who’s on your shortlist of Interview interview subjects?
It’d be pretty wild to interview Joni Mitchell.
How do you feel about the mag’s founder, Andy Warhol?
As a cultural figure, he’s unparalleled. I don’t own a Warhol yet, though.
What’s your secret to being a second-time EIC at the ripe age of 34?
It sounds corny, but I’ve been so lucky to have worked with people that believe in me. Robbie Myers has been my number one supporter since the day I met her. Jason [Binn], too.
Have you read Interview forever?
No joke, I have four copies of Interview from the ’70s and ’80s on my coffee table: Diana Vreeland, Bette Midler, Cher, and Liza Minnelli. It does not get gayer than that.
2014 February 20
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A must-know fresh face you may have missed from our gorgeous, first-ever Model Issue during NYFW...First Karlie, now Devon Windsor. Is there something in the St. Louis water supply? A moment with the bleach-haired beauty of the season.
You were in Paris for Couture. How’s your French?
Not so good. I’m trying to learn, but it’s so complicated!
How were you discovered?
At a bar mitzvah by a photographer who also did model photography. She asked if I ever wanted to shoot with her. I feel like other models have better discovery stories.
Eh, the bar mitzvah’s a nice detail. What happened next?
The stylist on my first shoot ended up being the editor of a local magazine, so I did a shoot with them. After that, I looked at the agencies and ended up signing with West. I was 14. When I was 16, I flew up to New York and met with over 10 agencies and ended up choosing IMG.
Karlie Kloss is also from St. Louis. Are you guys pals?
We know each other, but it’s not like we hang outside work. I’ve met her a couple of times because she’s also with IMG, and talked to her backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show. She remembered me! We talked about mutual friends from back home.
And you both walked in the Victoria’s Secret show.
Oh my god, I was in a dream. It’s every American girl’s dream to walk that show. Just casting for it was beyond exciting. I didn’t think I’d actually get it.
What were you feeling on the runway?
I really like Taylor Swift so to be on stage with her was amazing. It sounds silly when they say you should just have fun on stage, but you actually really should.
What was the prep like for you for the show?
I had just come out of fashion week so I was working a lot. I didn’t have time to go to the gym every day. Some girls say they work out for three hours every day, but I can’t say I did that. I wasn’t training for months like some of the other angels.
What do your friends from home think of your job?
I don’t know. I don’t think they’d ever say what they think to my face. But they’re very supportive. They’re all in college right now so obviously it’s kind of hard for them to relate. It was only after I did Victoria’s Secret that they were impressed. St. Louis people aren’t really in-the-know about fashion.
Are you a fashion girl?
Totally! My style has changed so much from even just a year ago. I like fashion, but it’s a problem. I’m so picky, and everything I want, I can’t necessarily afford.
What’s your natural hair color?
Dirty dark blonde. Now it’s bleached white. I really like the way it looks in pictures, but it’s definitely hard to maintain. I have to get it touched up all the time.
What’s your 10-year plan?
I have no idea. I don’t even know what I’m going to be doing in a year! So much has happened in the past six months. I’ll hopefully be a more established model and living the life!
2014 February 20
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One familiar face making the rounds at PROJECT in Las Vegas this week is Gents founder and former Calvin Klein and Gilt alum, Josh Reed, who has taken his upscale baseball cap and turned it into a brand now with jeans and sweaters. What's the latest to look out for in this growing mens brand, which has also been getting quite a few ladies getting in on the action?
How long have you been coming to Project for?
This is my third season here for Gents, but I've been her for Calvin Klein in the past. It's a great platform to launch your new collection in a centralized location where everybody can see it. The Tents is a beautiful venue. Tommy [Fazio] aligned brands that are similar to each other to make it easier for buyers to see.
You started Gents with a baseball cap, but you've expanded so much in a short time.
It's been fifteen months now. We expanded into luxury basics, with crew and v neck T shirts, and from there, we've moved into full collections of denim, fleece, and cashmere. It's a big expansion for us. It's morphing into a full men's lifestyle brand now.
You also have a new president!
We hired Trey Alligood who has fifteen years experience in manufacturing and sales. He's overseeing all the manufacturing, sales, and the design process. I'm really excited about him. We're also launching worldwide, so we hired an international sales director. In the states we're now in over 200 stores now. We're also in a lot of women's stores, which I think the celebrities really helped with. I never expected that or planned it.
Why do you think women like wearing men's pieces?
They like it to be a cap created for a man, not a woman. Everything we create is very masculine, which is what I think women like about the line.
How do you get all these celebs to don your products?
It started with outreach from my background from Calvin Klein. I knew the process and knew them themselves or their reps. Lately it's been them asking me. They've got the product and now they're wearing it and they e-mail directly and ask for more. That's been a pleasure.
Anybody that you got excited about lately that wore one of your caps?
Madonna! That was very exciting for me. My brother thinks it's great that someone I've looked up to my whole life wore something I created.
2014 February 19
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The Swarovksi Collective has long been a supporter of designers around the globe helping provide financing for their collections as well as access to their vast crystal archive since the first collaboration with Alexander McQueen in 1999. Since then over 140 designers have been a part of the Swarovski Collective and this season was full of stellar crystalized collections. At NYFW, Brandon Sun, SUNO, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte, and Wes Gordon all incorporated crystals into their collections. At LFW it was Michael van der Ham, Mary Katrantzou, Emilia Wickstead, Fyodor Golan, and Huishan Zhang who sparkled up their runways. So just how many crystals lit up the runway? We broke it down by the numbers.
15: Number of seasons Rodarte has been a part of the Swarovski Collective
10: Number of seasons Mary Katrantzou has been part of the Swarovski Collective
3: CFDA Swarovski Award winners were in the Swarovski Collective this season
OVER 75: Full crystal looks were revealed during NYFW and LFW
556,740: Crystals that were featured on the AW14 NYFW runways
365,249: Crystals that were featured on the AW14 LFW runways
67,950: Crystal pearls used during LFW
Stay tuned for Milan and Paris!
2014 February 19
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We'd be laughing and smiling, too, if we were on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, so we can't blame Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge, and Nina Agdal for cracking up last night at the Swimsuit Beach House in Manhattan. The girls were on hand to celebrate their cover, and were joined by Christie Brinkley, Marloes Horst, Emily DiDonato, Chanel Iman, and a host of other sexy babes appearing in the issue. The SI issue is on stands now, in case you're wondering where Dad is.
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