Isaac Mizrahi Pops-up In Southhampton
Starting today through Sept. 30, shoppers can head east from Manhattan to see the world of Isaac Mizrahi from his retail lens. The store at 44A Main Street here is a pop-up concept at 1,250 square feet that will feature apparel, accessories, fragrance, costume jewelry, swimwear and items manufactured solely for the Southampton community, such as items showing local landmarks or the area’s zip code. The store was pulled together in less than a month, with the lease signed in early May. Mizrahi, who could hardly contain his enthusiasm, said of the pop-up, “This is really about the product. We are more like a good merchant than a retailer, who likes to see the product hung together. I think of it as a fun party more than a retail shop.” The format is gallery-styled featuring clear shelving suspended on cable against a backdrop of white walls. While there’s a fitting room and cash wrap section for packaging, transactions are through associates carrying iPads that also facilitate the checking of in-store inventory.
So be sure to check out the newest Mizrahi addition. It’s here for a good time, not a long time. You may even see the designer himself, who lives in the area.
MAC Collaborates With André Leon Talley’s Little Black Dress Exhibit
André Leon Talley’s “Little Black Dress” exhibition will sashay into the French capital just in time for couture week in July. The show, sponsored by MAC Cosmetics and featuring about 50 garments, is to run from July 3 to Sept. 22 at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Culture here. It debuted last fall at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and has spawned a book by the same name, also by Talley.
For the exhibit’s opening party on July 1, MAC plans to showcase a series of face charts with color cosmetics looks created by Gordon Espinet, its senior vice president of makeup artistry, specifically to accompany the brand’s selection of little black dresses from the show, appearing in photographs. Among labels represented are Proenza Schouler, Joseph Altuzarra, Ohne Titel and Prabal Gurung, whose makeup looks MAC conceives during fashion week. The exhibit will also include creations from the likes of Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney. “Most of the dresses in the show have been selected by me because in my memory I have either seen clients wear them or I was with the client when she selected it. Or if it was more contemporary, it was a dress that I had seen in a fashion preview,” said Talley. “A lot of the dresses are contemporary, right up to 2012.
In more SCAD-related news, the college’s Lacoste, France-based Pfriem Gallery will host another Talley-curated exhibit, called “Antonio Lopez and the World of Fashion.” It highlights 30 years of the fashion illustrator’s work, which appeared in titles such as Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue and Interview. The show will be open to the public from July 4 to Aug. 24 (with the vernissage scheduled for July 3 and 4). It formerly ran at SCAD in Savannah, ending May 5.
Revlon Joins Forces With Marchesa
Beginning with an intricately embossed 3-D nail strip, Revlon is launching a series of Marchesa-inspired beauty items, including nail polish, lip and eye products, nail art and beauty tools. The first in a series of three collections, Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliqués features eight patterns of nail decoration that nod to couture Marchesa gowns. The collection will first hit the U.K. in September, U.S. and Canada in October and then other markets globally thereafter. Over the next 18 months, two more ranges will launch, including one with a philanthropic component. In addition, Revlon has also signed on to be the official makeup and nail partner for Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week shows, with Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman, who worked backstage at Marchesa’s fall 2013 and spring 2014 bridal shows as the lead makeup artist. Georgina Chapman, co-founder and designer of Marchesa, stated; “Through Revlon’s incredible global reach, we will be able to bring a little piece of Marchesa to women around the world”.
–Selicia A. Walker
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