Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Great Gatsby Costumes Revealed

Four sketches have been revealed by Miuccia Prada from the costumes that she has been creating for the Baz Luhrmann film adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Catherine Martin and Prada teamed up to create over 40 different looks that embody the roaring 20s lifestyle depicted in the book. These looks have been inspired by the styles found in the Miu Miu and Prada archives.

Audiences can look forward to seeing the glitz and glamour of that era in the form shimmery crystal encrusted dressed with sequins and fringing. And they can feast their eyes on emerald, topaz, gold and jade hues as well as luxurious fabrics and furs.

There’s absolutely nothing quiet about the roaring 20s.

Clocks Move Back For Couture 

Talk about short notice! Yesterday, Armani Privé set back the time of today’s couture show for the second time. The show will now begin at 6:30 p.m. The reasoning behind this scheduling change was cited as climatic conditions.

Alexandre Vauthier, which is right after Armani Privé, and Bouchra Jarrar, which follows Alexandre Vauthier, have to be moved back an additional half hour. A spokesman for Alexandre Vauthier previously said that the transportation of the models from one show to the other was the likely issue. No one ever said fashion was easy!

Designers Try Their Skills at Tableware

Both Hermès and Christian Lacroix are stepping out of their fashion houses and into the houses of other with new tableware items. These tableware collections will be revealed at the Maison et Objet home ware show which takes place in Paris.

Hermès created a porcelain tableware that channeled a more vintage vibe. The collection was designed by Benoit-Pierre Emery. But Emery is no stranger to the Hermès brand. He’s also created carré silk scarves for the fashion house. The collection, Rallye 24, is comprised of 49 different tableware pieces.

On the contrary, Christian Lacroix Maison’s premiere tableware collection plays around with four themes. This porcelain line is a mix-and-max which includes aspects such as watercolor stripes and butterflies.

Betsey Johnson Won’t Be Showing At New York Fashion Week

It seems like the end of an era, but Betsey Johnson will not be doing her signature cartwheels down the runway this upcoming Fashion Week. The company made the announcement yesterday. Last year Betsey Johnson LLC filed for bankruptcy and was taken over by Steve Madden. It closed its stores across the country to focus on a new line at Macy’s and other retailers set to launch next month.

– Jamie Wilson

Sources: WWD, Vogue UK; Image: Vogue UK 

 

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One Response to Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

  1. City Journal says:

    This is very beneficial information. Jamie, What motivated you to call this blog “Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, January 22, 2013”, not that the title does not go with the content, I am just wondering. Thank you for the article Jamie.

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