Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 19, 2013 • Fashion, Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Chanel Actress Geraldine Chaplin

Actress Geraldine Chaplin surrounded by models in Fifties-era Chanel.

Cinema Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld’s Technicolor Take

“It’s like ‘Gone With the Wind,’” Rupert Everett declared to Karl Lagerfeld as he arrived on the Paris set of the designer’s latest movie for Chanel. While the British actor got the period wrong, Lagerfeld’s film — to be presented ahead of his Paris-Dallas Métiers d’Art collection on December 10 in the Texas city — was certainly a big-budget costume drama, recounting Gabrielle Chanel’s topsy-turvy return to the fashion scene in the FiftiesFor the 30-minute Technicolor production, Lagerfeld recreated the designer’s Rue Cambon studio and her mythic salon with the mirrored staircase, where her 1954 comeback collection was greeted with contempt, the crowd filing out in silence the second the last model exited the smoke-choked room.

Stella McCartney Designs Ribbon for Violence Against Women Awareness Campaign

Monday is the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. It’s a cause supported by the Kering Corporate Foundation and Stella McCartney, who sits on the Kering Foundation’s board and has designed a limited-edition white ribbon badge as part of the Violence Against Women awareness campaign. Badges will be given out to customers who make a purchase in one of the 57 flagships of Kering Luxury Brands in Europe from Friday to November. 30.“The global violence statistics against women are horrific and it has inspired me to bring attention to this incredibly important awareness campaign by designing this badge,” said McCartney.

Oscar de la Renta to Be Honored

Carnegie Hall, On April 24, Oscar de la Renta will be honored with the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit at The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom. Sanford I. Weill, chairman of Carnegie Hall’s board of trustees, will present de la Renta with the award, “As a beloved and dedicated trustee, Oscar has lent his creative talent to furthering Carnegie Hall’s mission since 1987,” Weill said. As for the designer, he has more than just the medal to look forward to that night. Following the ceremony, Julio Iglesias will perform at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 25 years.

DVF Hosts Shopping Event at West Hollywood Store

Unseasonably warm temperatures turned the afternoon tea that Diane von Furstenberg held Thursday at her West Hollywood store into afternoon iced tea, not that anyone was complaining Von Furstenberg described the shopping event, which benefited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as a kickoff party for an exhibition focused on the wrap dress starting January. 10 in the former May Co. building due to become the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in 2016. “We will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the wrap dress,” said von Furstenberg. “After all this time, I’m really proud of it. I won’t fight it. It was always good because it paid for everything in my life, but now I look back and I say, ‘Wow!’”

 

 

-Mehar Singh

 

Source and Photo: WWD 

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