Today’s Fashion Headlines: Julia Roberts Givenchy Ads, Gareth Pugh Christmas Installation, Tinker Tailor & Fivestory

December 9, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Julia Roberts Givenchy Campaign

Julia Roberts modeled for the Givenchy Spring 2015 Campaign which was photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Riccardo Tisci cast the actress in a campaign that shows the classic side of the French fashion house. He dressed Roberts in signature Givenchy styles including a boxy jacket, lace shirt and a tuxedo dress. Tisci has been dressing Roberts on the red carpet for the past year and a half.

“The mood of the show was about this very powerful woman, and Julia represents this very much,” Tisci told WWD. “She represents the couture part. It’s important to show your iconic work. I want to build what is the real classic wardrobe.”

A Gareth Pugh Christmas Tree

London’s Victoria & Albert museum tapped Gareth Pugh to design this year’s Christmas installation for their grand entrance. Called “Ceremony,” it stands more than 13 feet high, and resembles a traditional Christmas evergreen — however, instead of green boughs, there are tiered pyramids clad in gold and gathered around a central beacon of light. The structure  represents an “abstract nativity,” according to the museum. The installation is set to unveil today.

The arrangement of the mirrored pyramids is also meant to suggest a gathering, and the notion of community at the heart of the festive season, the museum said. Wood, fabric, acrylic and LED lights are among materials employed. “I hope our installation might provide a moment of reflection for those who visit over the next month, and perhaps even contribute a little to the magic of the season,” said Pugh, whose designs are currently on display as part of the V&A’s “Wedding Dresses 1775–2014” exhibition. Pugh’s installation will remain on display until Jan. 6.

Tinker Tailor and Fivestory Pop-Up

Tinker Tailor founder and CEO Aslaug Magnusdottir, wanted a solid off-line presence to help build the luxe start-up’s business online. So she teamed with Claire Distenfeld’s Fivestory for a made-to-order collection that will open Wednesday at the Upper East Side store. Magnusdottir, cofounded Moda Operandi with Lauren Santo Domingo nearly four years ago and departed the company in 2013, launched in May. She has spent the past month dabbling with pop-up locations for her brand which is a hybrid of personalized ready-to-wear and made-to-order apparel and accessories.

At Fivestory, consumers will see five core pieces of Tinker Tailor’s, retailing from $650 to $2,260. Everything is made-to-order, with samples of each item at the store, as well as an associate who will take measurements and have color and fabric swatches on hand. The offering will be at Fivestory for one week and then at until the middle of March.

– Carol Calacci

Source & Photo: WWD

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