Boys’ First Looks, gouache, watercolor, chalk, graphite & frisket on paper
50″ x 42″, Paris. Backstage at Givenchy Men’s show June 2009.
For you West Coasters, casting director and artist Daniel Peddle‘s show Backstage is in San Francisco for 3 more weeks. We adore Daniel’s dreamy watercolors works which not only captures the ephemeral world of backstage but transforms the normal hecticness into a surreal, contemplative realm.
Wow, do we love Daphne Guiness, who bought Isabella Blow’s entire wardrobe. â€œLike any artist, it should not be dispersed, but remain as a monument with people having access to it,â€ said Ms. Guinness.
Nicola Formichetti rumored to be Thierry Mugler’s new artistic director…. True or false?
Brits invade France. “With Pugh probably in at Mugler, it seems like Parisâ€™ major houses are getting a British makeover. Giles Deacon just took over the helm of Emanuel Ungaro with help from Katie Grand and Phoebe Philo has been holding it down in Paris for years, recently at Celine and previously at ChlÃ¶e (where fellow Brit Hannah MacGibbon currently resides).”
Harold Tillman (owner of Jaeger and Aquascutum and President of British Fashion Council) was awarded a CBE; Designer Tamara Mellon and uber photographer Nick Knight were awarded OBE’s from the Queen. That’s a pretty big deal for those who didn’t know about it.
Constance, Freja, Natasha, Sasha, Sessilee. If you haven’t seen the preview for the Loic Prigent see it here now documentary for French Vogue, . A fascinating glimpse into the fabulous and oft times lonely life of the new supermodels.
Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, on her really cool blog, interviews James Tinnelly from Women whose love and passion for the industry knows no bounds.
Check out new online magazine, Omit.
Photographers, you have 5 days till the deadline for PDN’s Fashion Photography competition.
New face Edmond R (left) and Carson (right) are 2 lovely surprises from Chosen Management (below)