Weekly Commentary on Fashion News from Around the World
There are all types of people in this world, which also equates to all types of fashion statements. Adidas was under fire last week for their shackle sneaker. When they leaked it on Facebook, ahead of their release date, it was met with ire and thus, it will no longer be available for sale. Why do I get the feeling that someone will break into the factory to snag a pair and will then find themselves in real, matching metal cuffs?
In other shoe news, Beth Shak – former World Series Poker player – owns $1M worth of shoes… and her ex-husband wants some of them. According to legal documents, clothing is usually not accounted for in assets but in this case, it might be. He claims he had no idea she had that many shoes and has taken it upon himself to estimate the worth of the collection (no exact confirmation on this). There are two things to note here ladies: 1) If you ever find yourself dating Daniel Shak, he clearly does NOT have a foot fetish 2) This proves men don’t pay attention to what you wear, nine times out of ten. Personally, I commend Beth on her shoe collection – she just became my idol.
Who I feel sorry for? Taylor Armstrong. In addition to losing her $251,000 engagement ring, she also turned over two Hermes Birkin bags… which turned out to be fakes.
Who is happy to foot the bill for a wardrobe? Prince Charles. According to sources, Kate’s wardrobe from January to June has cost around $57,000 and her father-in-law is happy to keep her well-dressed for “work events”. This makes sense, considering he announced he has been named a “Style icon”, while opening the first ever London Men’s Fashion Week.
The price tag of her wardrobe doesn’t pale in comparison to Karl Lagerfeld‘s black diamond and emerald collar. It will be on sale on Net-a-Porter for $37,500 – or a reasonable car. According to Lagerfeld, he loves a high collar. I’m on the fence. I mean at his age, it does hide a turkey neck well.
Another luxury designer is also designing one-of-a-kind pieces but this time for a princess. Charlotte Casiraghi and Frida Giannini have been friends for years and as a result, all of her riding attire is designed by the Creative Director of Gucci herself. Even the horse has gotten a little something out of the deal.
What is publicly for sale (for more than one person)? The most expensive face cream in the world… at $13,000 a jar.
In more affordable news. Narciso Rodriguez is designing a capsule collection for Kohl’s – one of just many to hop on the luxury-for-less train.
Still want luxury but don’t actually want to work to afford it? Do what this man did – rob banks while wearing designer duds. Apparently, he needed to find the cash to fuel his shopping addiction.
Take a peek at Bill Gaytten‘s last collection for Dior. Soon, he will be working under Galliano’s namesake label.
Another collection revealed… (but trust me, no one will covet) – McDonald’s Olympic uniforms. Apparently, they are “Mad Men”-inspired. I’m going to stop there.
Also hard to swallow – Margherita Missoni‘s wedding dress. It was originally reported that Giambattista Valli made it for her but it has since been retracted. I can completely understand why. I wonder if the reception had beer wenches and massive turkey legs to match.
To recover from this, let’s take a look at the newest 2013 Resort Wear collections:
… and Menswear Spring 2013
In useless knowledge, Gisele Bunchen makes $450,000 per metre down a runway.
More useless knowledge - Zac Posen does not Tweet his own Tweets – his assistant does it. BUT… he tells her what to say. Is this lazy or ingenious?
And even more… An amateur scientist figured out that wearing horizontal stripes makes you look fatter. Slow clap.
Iris Apfel and Tavi Gevinson in one room for an interview on good taste/bad taste. Then there’s Judith Thurman of The New Yorker, who ironically failed to get dressed.
… and if you’re sitting down, that’s good because (gasp) Yves Saint Laurent has changed it’s name to… Saint Laurent Paris. Saying “YSL” sounded so much cooler than now saying “SLP”.
Randomly, Crayola now makes nail polish.
Finally, if you need a “thank god I don’t have THAT job” moment, here it is. This poor girl works two unpaid fashion internships and all she has to show for it, is how many red straws they have.