Today’s Fashion Headlines: Ellen’s Next Gig: Lifestyle, Donna Karan Steven Sebring Film, Ralph Toledano Boosts Men’s Fashion

July 8, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Ellen’s Next Gig as Lifestyle Guru

Ellen DeGeneres is becoming a lifestyle-brand maven. “E.D.,” DeGeneres’ nascent lifestyle brand is launching with a gift-oriented capsule collection for holiday. Despite the invocation of DeGeneres’ initials, the brand’s name is pronounced Ed (like a man’s name), a nickname bestowed on DeGeneres by her wife, Portia de Rossi. E.D. will encompass categories from home to fashion to chic wares for some of DeGeneres’ favorite friends, dogs and cats. And she’s thinking big. She calls the project her “next phase,” one she expects to flourish and occupy her professional attentions full-time, long after her talk-show days are done.

Donna Karan Collaborates With Steven Sebring on Short Film

In February, Donna Karan introduced her 30th anniversary show with an atmospheric video created by Steven Sebring. The designer took the collaboration with Sebring a step further via a short film that captures the “Woman in Motion,” a concept evocative of Karan’s philosophy. Karlie Kloss was photographed inside a geo-dome by 100 cameras capturing every perspective. The resulting sequence of stills was manipulated into a moving film. The film, which launched on donnakaran.com today, serves multiple purposes. It will be part of 30 window installations that mark the designer’s milestone at retail and begin later this month at Bergdorf Goodman, which launched the brand in 1984.

Ralph Toledano Boosts Paris’ Fashion Profile

Who could have imagined 15 years ago that men’s fashion week in Paris would become a force to be reckoned with? Ralph Toledano, the newly elected president of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. Toledano, who is also to continue as president of the fashion division at Puig. “Nobody cared about Paris for men’s back then,” he said. Now the showcase has blossomed into a five-day affair, overshadowing Europe’s traditional men’s runway hub of Milan. According to federation tallies, there were 36 men’s shows in 1999 versus 51 last month.

– Mehar Singh

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