Eye | Saint Laurent Paris Design Studio Moves to LA | Alexander McQueen's 'Flora and Fauna' Concept Store
Gucci Pre-Fall 2012 Campaign
Starring Karmen Pedaru, Nadja Bender and Staffan Lindstrom, Mert & Marcus show shades of Gucci Red.
Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor
The Daily Mail reports that Lindsay Lohan has morphed into a visually believable Liz Taylor with her heavily-lined eyes, penciled-in brows and Schiaparelli-style fur hat. Lohan is filming the Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick.
Hedi Slimane’s Big Plan for Saint Laurent
New Yves Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane is moving the creative studio from Paris to Los Angeles — and the biggest supporter of the surprising move is the late courtier’s partner Pierre Bergé, reports WWD.
Slimane is eager to recapture the energy of Yves Saint Laurent’s 1966 debut on the fashion world’s stage and believes Los Angeles is the place to capture the original energy of YSL’s Smart Sensuaity (AOC’s term) woman, who burst onto the scene in our post “Mad Men” world. Back then, Yves Saint Laurent stood for youth, freedom and modernity.
A new branding campaign will change the name to Saint Laurent Paris. WWD reports in another article that the YSL logo == considered to be a French cultural icon on an array of products from shoes to lipsticks — will not disappear.
Alexander McQueen Bal Harbor
Last week, Alexander MCQueen opened its first Miami location — not in South Beach but taking a 2,300 square foot space in Bal Harbour at 9700 Collins Avenue. Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton and David Collins Studio interior designers describe the new space as reflecting Alexander McQueen’s world view.
In a statement, Collins described the new concept store as reflecting “the idea of making a dress out of razor clam shells or sheaves of corn, the manipulation of nature to make ornament. We were thinking about eroticism and sexuality. Everything is exaggerated and very slightly distorted.”
“Flora and fauna” as well as the “warped perspective of Francis Bacon’s paintings of Popes” help define the space. Other touches of surrealism — including the art of HR Giger, Gaudi, and others — adorn walls covered in linen and silk.
“It’s very McQueen to see something from a distance and think it’s one thing and then to look up close and discover something else,” explains Sarah Burton. “It’s important to us that everything in the store feels very precious. ” via Style Bistro