Diane Keaton revisits favourite looks from wardrobe archive

Diane Keaton took a trip down memory lane as she revisited some of her favourite looks from her wardrobe archive.The Oscar-winning actress posted a video on Instagram, showing her style evolution over the years as she shared her top outfit ensembles wi…

Diane Keaton took a trip down memory lane as she revisited some of her favourite looks from her wardrobe archive.

The Oscar-winning actress posted a video on Instagram, showing her style evolution over the years as she shared her top outfit ensembles with her followers.

Wearing a white shirt tucked into a pair of high-waisted, wide-leg jeans, Diane began the clip by explaining her love for quirky fashion.

“Even when I was young, I was way into fashion. My mom and I used to pick out patterns, and then I’d tell her what I wanted, and she’d do it for me,” she explained, adding that she still cuts out images from magazines to use as future fashion inspiration.

Highlights from the 74-year-old’s archive included a chic white fitted suit, that she said she “might have worn it to some sort of awards show”, as she flashed an image of herself wearing it at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 as she locked lips with Morgan Freeman.

“He had to kiss me in that outfit,” she quipped.

She then shared a picture of herself wearing a Thom Browne checked suit, which she decided to accessorise. “I decided to put a skirt over (the pants), because I’m insane,” Diane laughed.

Her famous followers, including Sarah Paulson and Lisa Rinna were quick to comment on The Godfather star’s post, with Jennifer Aniston writing: “You’re everything perfect!!”

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Dan Levy tapped Thom Browne for Schitt’s Creek wedding outfit

Dan Levy turned to designer Thom Browne for the wedding tuxedo his character wore in the Schitt’s Creek series finale.The hit Canadian comedy, which was created by Dan and his father Eugene Levy, came to an end on Tuesday after six seasons, and the las…

Dan Levy turned to designer Thom Browne for the wedding tuxedo his character wore in the Schitt’s Creek series finale.

The hit Canadian comedy, which was created by Dan and his father Eugene Levy, came to an end on Tuesday after six seasons, and the last-ever episode focused on the nuptials between his character David and his fiance Patrick.

The 36-year-old actor and writer approached Browne to see if any of his designs worked for the wedding day look, and the American fashion designer was more than happy to be a part of the show’s finale.

“I am always a fan of anyone who is true to his or herself… this is true fashion… this is true style,” Browne told WWD. “I like to showcase these people in any way possible. We need more people like this in the world… bravo to Dan, bravo for his bravery and leadership.”

Browne also revealed that while the suit wasn’t custom-made, he personally hosted Dan at his store in New York City for a fitting.

The Schitt’s Creek star, writer, director and co-creator took to Instagram to share a picture from his character’s onscreen nuptials, showing him wearing the Thom Browne tuxedo with a black pleated skirt and a pair of black boots and black socks.

Also in the snap is Catherine O’Hara, who plays David’s mother Moira, rocking a papal-inspired gown and mitre with a long flowing blonde wig.

And Browne is no stranger to creating outfits for high-profile weddings, as he dressed American soccer players Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger for their big day back in December.

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Anna Wintour praises Cardi B’s 2019 Met Gala gown

Anna Wintour was “completely in awe” over the crimson gown Cardi B wore to the 2019 Met Gala.The Bodak Yellow rapper attended the camp-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City back in early May and wowed …

Anna Wintour was “completely in awe” over the crimson gown Cardi B wore to the 2019 Met Gala.

The Bodak Yellow rapper attended the camp-themed event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City back in early May and wowed the crowd with her dramatic red high-neck dress which was covered in 30,000 feathers and featured a custom-made bodice containing 44 carats worth of rubies.

Accordingly, U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief Wintour has now shared the latest Met Gala was the moment she was convinced Cardi has what it takes to be a fashion icon.

“I was completely in awe of the stunning dress that Cardi B wore to the Met this year. She looked unbelievable,” she said in an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series. “It was designed by Thom Browne, she could barely move but it made no difference. I mean, people parted like the queen was coming through because she looked so fantastic. And I had not seen her look as chic or as original beforehand, so I have completely rethought my opinion of Cardi B’s style.”

Elsewhere in the clip, Wintour noted that sleeveless dresses are her summer must-have and jokingly commented that she wishes more fashion shows “started on time”.

And of all of the hundreds of fashion shows she has attended over the course of her career, the editor pinpointed John Galliano’s fall 1994 presentation held in Paris as her most memorable.

“My very favourite fashion show of all time was a show that John Galliano gave in a broken down, dilapidated, extraordinary mansion in Paris and the collection was all black,” the 69-year-old recalled. “John created every single look himself. And he’d been out of the public eye for a while. So, it was very emotional for him and for everybody in the audience that he was having his comeback.”

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Christian Louboutin to be honoured with top couture prize

Christian Louboutin is to be feted with a prestigious couture prize.The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled shoes, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B…

Christian Louboutin is to be feted with a prestigious couture prize.

The French designer has built his eponymous label around his signature shiny, red-soled shoes, which are coveted by fashionistas around the globe, including celebrities such as Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Blake Lively.

Now, Louboutin will be honoured by officials at The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) with the 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.

“To be recognised by The Museum at FIT’s esteemed Couture Council is a great honour,” the 56-year-old said in a statement. “While my designs have roots in Paris, I feel very lucky to have access to some of the most specialised craftsmanship in the world; that has allowed me to push my creative boundaries and celebrate inclusivity and self-empowerment through cultural exchange.”

Louboutin will be presented with the award during a luncheon held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Centre in New York City on 3 September.

The fashion star was selected for his lifelong dedication to the art and craft of fashion by an advisory committee which was chaired by Dr. Valerie Steele, director of MFIT, and included the likes of Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Hamish Bowles, international editor-at-large of Vogue, Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo, and Vogue’s Suzy Menkes.

“Sigmund Freud famously asked: ‘What do women want?'” commented Dr. Steele. “For many women, the answer would appear to be shoes, especially beautiful, high-heeled shoes, and specifically, Christian Louboutin’s famously seductive red-soled shoes. Because of his delightfully desirable and distinctive shoes, Christian Louboutin was chosen to receive the 2019 Couture Council Award.”

This year’s Couture Council luncheon coincides with MFIT’s Paris, Capital of Fashion exhibition.

Previous recipients of the Couture Council Award include Narciso Rodriguez, Thom Browne, Manolo Blahnik, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Dries Van Noten, and Alber Elbaz.

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Thom Browne denies copying emerging artist’s work

Thom Browne has dismissed claims he copied a art student’s work.Central Saint Martins fine arts student Ashton Attzs blasted the American designer in a recent Instagram post, pointing out the similarities between her award-winning 2018 piece Don’t …

Thom Browne has dismissed claims he copied a art student’s work.

Central Saint Martins fine arts student Ashton Attzs blasted the American designer in a recent Instagram post, pointing out the similarities between her award-winning 2018 piece Don’t Stay in Ya Lane and a print used in Browne’s men’s pre-spring 2019 collection.

After calling it a “blatant copy” of her painting and saying she was “absolutely disgusted”, Browne’s team have now released a statement addressing the issue.

“The original print, as well as the shirt, does not have swimming lanes. The ‘half-drop’ arrangement of the swimmers is a brand standard that we employ to garments in every collection using seasonal themes,” the statement began. “The swimsuits are taken from the spring 2017 women’s show, the swim caps from the spring 2017 men’s show. The artwork was done in white, blue and navy. White and navy are the brand’s standard.

“The blue that looks like that artist’s work is coincidence: This shade was chosen because it is a reference to the color of chlorine blue water. We understand that there are similarities, but it is pure coincidence. Thom and the design team had never seen the artist’s work until this week. Design integrity is a fundamental component to Thom’s practice.”

In Attzs’ angry post, the London-based artist also sarcastically asked if high-profile fashion houses could start being original “rather than stealing ideas from queer, black young artists”.

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Daniel Roseberry appointed artistic director of Schiaparelli

Daniel Roseberry has been appointed as the new artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli.The Texas-born designer is to succeed Bertrand Guyon at the helm of the fashion house, which was founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927. Roseberry will oversee all co…

Daniel Roseberry has been appointed as the new artistic director of Maison Schiaparelli.

The Texas-born designer is to succeed Bertrand Guyon at the helm of the fashion house, which was founded by Elsa Schiaparelli in 1927. Roseberry will oversee all collections, projects and the overall image of the brand.

“It is my great honour and my joy to pick up where Madam Schiaparelli left off some 85 years ago. Schiaparelli was a master of the modern; her work reflected the chaos and hope of the turbulent era in which she lived,” he said in a statement. “Today, we find ourselves asking similarly big, identity-shaping questions of our own: What does art look like? What is identity? How do we dress for the end of the world? Schiaparelli answered these questions with candour and humour, but one of her greatest legacies may be her commitment to fantasy, her understanding that we need fantasy in complicated times. I want to offer my own answers to these questions, and offer a fantasy-a dream-that feels relevant, and necessary, for today.”

Roseberry added that he was “privileged” to be able to collaborate with the talented people working in the company’s atelier and wished to carry on the “myth” of the house into the future.

Prior to joining the Paris-based label, the fashion star spent more than a decade working as head of the men’s and women’s collections at Thom Browne.

Diego Della Valle, owner of Maison Schiaparelli, added that he was “delighted” to welcome Roseberry into the fold.

“His modern and innovative creative vision and its multiple talents will allow the house to deploy all of its activities in respect of this unique heritage that has made Schiaparelli a revolutionary brand,” the executive praised.

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Ezra Miller and Keiynan Lonsdale model dresses ahead of Met Museum’s new exhibition

Ezra Miller and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale have posed in dresses from The Met Museum’s upcoming 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.Like previous years, the collection will officially be on display following the annual Met Gala, which takes …

Ezra Miller and Love, Simon actor Keiynan Lonsdale have posed in dresses from The Met Museum’s upcoming 2019 exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion.

Like previous years, the collection will officially be on display following the annual Met Gala, which takes place on 6 May (19), where guests typically take their dress code cue from the museum’s exhibit theme.

Modelling some of the camp pieces, Ezra and Keiynan are joined by model Edie Campbell in an editorial for Vogue.

Both actors are dressed in designs by Thom Browne; Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Ezra in a mash-up of a bride and groom look from the fashion star’s spring 18 line, and Keiynan in a fall 19 outfit, consisting of a tuxedo top and a pleated skirt.

“Everything flips upside down in this theatre of high drama,” Ezra told the fashion glossy.

In a second image, Keiynan dons a powder-pink 18th-century robe a la francaise-inspired dress by Vivienne Westwood, from fall 95.

“It’s so easy to play it safe, but that’s not camp,” the 27-year-old noted.

Sharing the photos on Instagram, he added to his followers: “Thank you @voguemagazine for including me in your 2019 May Issue. I can’t even believe this happened. Thank you with all of my heart.”

Meanwhile, Edie channels bird-like beauty for her image, in a pink and purple feather Moschino gown, from spring 16.

Camp: Notes on Fashion, influenced by American writer Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’, runs from 9 May to 8 September at the New York art institution. Dresses by Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Bob Mackie, and Versace will also feature.

In the exhibition overview, museum curators explain: “Through more than 250 objects dating from the 17th century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on ‘Camp’ provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humour, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.”

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Virgil Abloh leads 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards nominations

Virgil Abloh leads the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards nominations with two nods.Officials from the trade association announced the nominees for the prestigious prizes on Tuesday (19Mar19), with Louis Vuitton menswear…

Virgil Abloh leads the 2019 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards nominations with two nods.

Officials from the trade association announced the nominees for the prestigious prizes on Tuesday (19Mar19), with Louis Vuitton menswear designer Abloh picking up nominations in the Menswear and Accessory Designer of the Year categories for his streetwear label Off-White.

The 38-year-old will face off with Mike Amiri, Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond, Rick Owens, and Thom Browne for the menswear prize, and against Jennifer Fisher, Tabitha Simmons, Telfar Clemens and The Row’s Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen in the Accessory Designer of the Year group.

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan, who won the Emerging Talent prize last year, has moved up to the Womenswear Designer of the Year category, as have Brandon Maxwell and Rosie Assoulin. The designers are joined by Marc Jacobs and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

In addition, organisers shared that Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton will receive the Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award, Eileen Fisher will be bestowed with the Positive Change Award for her commitment to sustainability, stylist and CR Fashion Book editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld will receive the Founder’s Award in honour of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert, and fashion editor and writer Lynn Yaeger will take home the Media Award in honour of Eugenia Sheppard.

“The CFDA Fashion Awards celebrate the outstanding creativity in American fashion,” CFDA president and chief executive officer Steven Kolb said in a statement. “There will be exciting changes to this year’s awards, and we are honoured to have Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti join us as we name the International Award.”

The 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place at the Brooklyn Museum on 3 June.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Brandon Maxwell

Marc Jacobs

Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte

Rosie Assoulin

Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Menswear Designer of the Year

Mike Amiri for Amiri

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Rick Owens

Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York

Accessory Designer of the Year

Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Tabitha Simmons

Telfar Clemens for Telfar

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year

Emily Adams Bode for Bode

Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae

Heron Preston

Catherine Holstein for Khaite

Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award – Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

The Positive Change Award – Eileen Fisher

The Founder’s Award – Carine Roitfeld

The Media Award – Lynn Yaeger

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Thom Browne thrilled by Ermenegildo Zegna deal

Thom Browne is thrilled to have sold a majority stake in his company to the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.The New York-based designer, who worked at Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren before launching his own menswear label in 2001, is known for his suits and c…

Thom Browne is thrilled to have sold a majority stake in his company to the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.

The New York-based designer, who worked at Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren before launching his own menswear label in 2001, is known for his suits and commitment to quality craftsmanship and precise tailoring.

Browne expanded his business to include complete ready-to-wear and accessories collections for both men and women by 2011 and on Tuesday (28Aug18) he confirmed he had sold 85 per cent of his business at a valuation of $500 million (£388 million) to Italian menswear retailer Ermenegildo Zegna.

“I feel that their passion for only the best quality and craftsmanship is very much aligned with how I have always approached my collections,” the fashion star said in a statement. “My conceptual approach to design and the long-term vision of growing a true luxury design-led collection for men and women is something we both feel strongly about as the future strength of Thom Browne.”

Browne will remain the only other shareholder in the company, retaining 15 per cent, with the business to remain independently run. Rodrigo Bazan will stay on as chief executive officer.

Regarding the deal, Ermenegildo Zegna, chief executive officer of the Zegna Group, explained that he hopes he can help to grow Browne’s brand through his network of retailers and suppliers.

“I am very proud to oversee a rare major investment by an Italian luxury player in an American company. I have always been a strong admirer of the United States, and look forward to our strengthened presence here,” he said. “Most importantly, we share the same passion for excellence and impeccable, modern tailoring. Thom’s visionary approach and his unique point of view have enabled him to build and nurture the most loyal clientele.”

Browne has previously collaborated with Brooks Brothers and Moncler on fashion collections, though it is not yet known if he will take a design role at Zegna.

At present, the 53-year-old designer’s garments are sold in 31 directly operated flagship stores in cities such as New York, London, Milan and Tokyo.

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Three designers to outfit New York City Ballet for annual gala

Giles Deacon, Alberta Ferretti and Gareth Pugh are to outfit the New York City Ballet (NYCB) for its upcoming Fall Fashion Gala.The upcoming dance extravaganza will feature three performances, with Deacon creating costumes for choreographer Kyle Abraha…

Giles Deacon, Alberta Ferretti and Gareth Pugh are to outfit the New York City Ballet (NYCB) for its upcoming Fall Fashion Gala.

The upcoming dance extravaganza will feature three performances, with Deacon creating costumes for choreographer Kyle Abraham’s number, Ferretti outfitting the dancers in Gianna Reisen’s choreography and Pugh designing the outfits for Matthew Neenan’s dance.

In addition, the gala will feature music from composers John Adams and Antonin Dvorak, with lighting by the NYCB’s resident lighting designer Mark Stanley for both the Reisen and Neenan premieres.

“(In September), the New York City Ballet will present the seventh instalment of its annual Fall Fashion Gala, celebrating choreography and costume design with an evening of world premiere ballets and creative collaborations between some of today’s most exciting artists from the worlds of dance and design,” a spokesperson said in a statement.

The seventh Fall Fashion Gala has been conceived by actress Sarah Jessica Parker and co-chaired by Mazdack Rassi, Zanna Roberts Rassi and Lizzie Tisch.

Since the inception of the first Fall Fashion Gala in 2012, the annual event has raised more than $15 million (£11 million) for the NYCB. In previous years, the event has included costumes designed by Virgil Abloh of Off-White, Rosie Assoulin, Thom Browne, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Prabal Gurung, Carolina Herrera, Mary Katrantzou, Zuhair Murad and Narciso Rodriguez, among others.

All of the designs have been created in-house at the New York City Ballet Costume Shop in collaboration with the designers and NYCB’s director of costumes Marc Happel.

The NYCB Fall Fashion Gala will be held on 27 September from 7pm.

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