Burlesque mistress Dita Von Teese rarely performs in the U.S., but the va-va-voom starlet is bringing her high-fashion ecdysiasm (read: strippin’) to Vegas in a reprise of her much-beloved Paris show, Live at The Crazy Horse. (There’s a Crazy Horse outpost in Vegas’ MGM Grand.) Decades’ Cameron Silver is one of the many style-world pals flying in for the occasion, and we’ll have his take on the evening tomorrow. But before then, Style.com’s Derek Blasberg took a few minutes to chat with Dita about her love for the historic Crazy Horse, the perils of corsets, and why burlesque is best appreciated live.
Chanel is dropping new beauty collections like it's hot: Last week it was aquamarine nail polish and color-pop brights for summer, and today it's black and gold, in a glamorous spring collection inspired by The Orient.
Based on the look global creative director Peter Philips created for Chanel's Metier d'Art fashion show in Shanghai this past December, the collection, called Noir et Or, is a glamorous study of dark and light that juxtaposes matte and shiny textures, meant to convey how Coco Chanel perceived Shanghai in the 1930's and 40's.
The Paris Shanghai collection was shown as designer Karl Lagerfeld's yearly ode to Chanel's Maison d'Arts, the skilled artisans who are responsible for the exquisite details that set Chanel apart -- feather makers, milliners, goldsmiths and embroiderers. Noir et Or marks the first makeup collection that's sprung from this show. Standouts include Le Vernis Nail Color in Black Velvet, a matte black polish that'll make a great tip for reverse French manicures (shown above) or a statement when worn alone, Le Vernis Nail Colour in Gold Lame, a satiny gold, and Ligne et Ombre de Chanel in Jet-Gold, an eye compact containing a matte black eye liner and sparkling gold shadow.
Coco Rocha by Chris Nicholls | Flare April 2010
Thanks to Christian Dior, Marion Cotillard keeps racking up those frequent-flier miles. The latest print campaign for the ongoing Lady Dior saga — which breaks this week in Air France Madame and rolls out to other fashion titles in the U.S., Europe and Asia later in the month — has her in Shanghai. Shot by Steven Klein, the image depicts the Oscar-winning actress in another mysterious entanglement with secret agents, this time on a balcony with the Chinese city’s futuristic skyscrapers in the distance — and with the Oriental Pearl Tower prominent, its spheres covered in quilting similar to the “cannage” pattern on the iconic Lady Dior handbag, the centerpiece of the advertising effort. Titled “Lady Blue,” the campaign is the third in a four-chapter series, and will be followed by a 12-minute film directed by David Lynch that was shot in Shanghai last December. The mini movie is to debut on Ladydior.com on May 15, the same day John Galliano is set to unveil Dior’s cruise collection in Shanghai. Teasers for the Lynch clip will start running online April 20. It turns out the Pearl building is key to the adventure, as the Eiffel Tower and Brooklyn Bridge were to the first two episodes. “In the David Lynch film, Marion is reciting a poem that he wrote, and was inspired by the Pearl Tower itself,” Galliano explained. “The words and building fuse in the picture he paints on-screen. Shanghai is such a vibrant and inspiring city.”
Givenchy Spring 2010 Ad Campaign
Model: Denisa Dvorakova
Photographer: Liz Collins
This Easter, Giorgio Armani's 5th Avenue flagship will be selling Armani Dolci-branded chocolate eggs for your most discerning friends and family. The dark, milk, or white chocolate eggs come in two sizes, all stamped with a giant "A" and gift wrapped in navy and fuchsia packaging with a cherry blossom charm. For those not in Manhattan, no need to worry, as these high-fashion treats can be shipping anywhere in the U.S. until the end of May.
Kylie Minogue, Claudia Schiffer and Sienna Miller star in the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 2010 campaign photographed by Mario Testino.
M&S, River Island, Warehouse, Topshop, Coast, Laura Ashley, MY-WARDROBE.COM, Whistles, Superdry and Melissa Odabash, have all created or chosen items to be sold to benefit the cause, available from today.
Visit www.fashiontargetsbreastcancer.org.uk for more information.