Photo: Kevin SturmanClearly, on the strength of his 2011 resort efforts, Stefano Pilati is thinking about two iconic moments in the history of Yves Saint Laurent. First, when Pilati came to show his collection for the house at the Consulat Général de France on Fifth Avenue, reigniting christian louboutin pigalle spikes 120mm the entente cordiale that once existed between Paris and New York when Yves was at the helm of his own house. (When he wanted to launch his Opium scent way back in the seventies, YSL chose the downtown waterfront as his party venue. By all accounts, that night was major.) And second, Pilati looked at the way the 1940s were always in vogue at the house of Saint Laurent back in the day, starting with Monsieur Laurent’s infamous collection of spring 1971. If that one was super controversial in a country still able to remember the raw pain of occupation, Pilati’s vision of the decade was all elegance and charm, with flippy silk dresses with a little volume through the shoulders and a sharply defined waist, a bandeau top with a long skirt, and an exquisite cape-sleeved coat with high-waist wide pants. Loved, too, the use of that thick band that wrapped around the head, a twenty-first-century update on the turban. Now all it needs is a name. Turband anyone? Okay, maybe not.
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“I’ve always wanted to do something with Donna. She’s completely iconic! She’s a wonderful embodiment of the process of self-discovery, of being who you are,” says Organic designer John Patrick, looking lovingly at his friend Donna Jordan, the famous 1970s mannequin who was revered by Antonio Lopez and shot by Guy Bourdin, and who palled around with Andy Warhol, even starring in one of his movies, back in the day. Jordan and her daughter, Kate Ballo, also a model, have agreed to be unconfirmed in Patrick’s resort look-book, and I’m hanging out at the shoot, which is taking place in a borrowed loft in DUMBO. (“I don’t even have an office,” Patrick tells me. “I work out of an abandoned barn upstate.”) The clothes, which look effortlessly wonderful on both women, continue the designer’s exploration of what he describes as “sustainability and ethics, but fashion first—our fashion, the way we see fashion. This season it’s all about a hoodie with a jacket or a trench over it, everything cropped, but cropped in a refined way,” he says, showing off an abbreviated gray sweatshirt with extra-long, extra-skinny sleeves. “And we’re loving every configuration of a shirt! We’re obsessed with shirts; they’re really the foundation of how to get dressed, for everyone from Patti Smith to Slim Keith.” Of course, what distinguishes Organic’s clothes from the fashions offered in Keith’s or even Smith’s day is the socially conscious nature of the fabrics. Patrick shows off a clean-lined, collarless jacket made of recycled polyester from Japan. “The recycling that’s done there is very forward. I just returned from doing a lot of fabric research in Japan—I’m always working with the weavers, the spinners. It all starts with the fabric.” Watching Ballo play with the trilby on her pretty head, Patrick observes, “I’m the opposite of throw-away. We waste nothing. That’s a Stephen Jones hat—I’ve had it since 1983.” A sweatshirt dress—perfectly cut, perfect length—elicits an unusual reminiscence: “I lived in San Francisco in 1979, and there was a tribe of really wild girl punks, and one of them, Judy, lived in her sweatshirt dress at Hamburger Mart.” But that was a long time ago. “Now I have a farm; I’m planting corn! I’m a compete bohemian.” Though Jordan, who was discovered by Antonio Lopez at a Central Park be-in in 1969, spent the ensuing decade costumed as everyone from a Marilyn Monroe manqué to a 1940s platinum pinup (I am stunned to find out this is not her natural hair color), there was one disguise that no one was thinking about 30-odd years ago, in those days of paper dresses and disposable fashion. “Nobody thought about green anything back christian louboutin pigalle run small then; it was not part of the vocabulary,” Jordan says. “It was a more frivolous time.” Neither mother nor daughter professes the remotest interest in fashion, both alleging that they live in jeans, tanks, and tees and sneakers, but they make a happy exception for Organic. “I respect it because it’s so basic; it’s easy, soft, and laid back. I appreciate quality,” says Ballo, who insists that although she’s been a model for seventeen years—she was on the cover of Italian Glamour, shot by Steven Meisel, when she was twelve—this is not really her vocation. “I train dogs, and I’m studying to be a holistic nutrition health counselor. I love it.” So, Kate, for your real life, would you wear the gray sweat-shorts and the fluttering silk flowered blouse you have on for the shoot right now? “Well, um, yes, the shorts, anyway,” she replies. “The shorts definitely!”
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Theodora Richards, Patti Hansen, Keith Richards, and Alexandra Richards. Photo: WireImageIt was a family affair at the launch of Hung On U, a handbag line designed by former model Patti Hansen at on September 22 in NYC.The event highlighted one-of-a-kind crossbody bags designed by celebrity friends including rock stars (Gavin Rossdale, Ronnie Wood, Anthony Kiedis) actors (Rashida Jones, Debra Messing, Zach Galifianakis) and designers (Donna Karan, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Furstenberg). Of course, Hansen enlisted her family as well – daughters Alexandra and Theodora along with her husband, Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards each designed unique and stylish bags. Clad in a tight, leather minidress, the model opened up about her daughters, revealing that the girls used to fight over clothes, but now she says, the two have separate closets and have no need to bicker. When asked if she thought her style was handed down to her daughters she replied, “don’t most children grow up in the same look as their parents? I think between Keith and I they both have a very elegant, but grunge style.” And when asked the reverse – is her style influenced by her daughters? – she gave an affirmative “yes” and with good reason: “they are wearing the new designers and they’re out there in the fashion. I get to see it on them and go ‘oh, alright, that’s cool.’ it’s switching, I’m borrowing their stuff now.”Like mother, like daughter… and vice versa! Think of the most bizarre thing you could possibly see while walking down the street. Here’s something to top it. As daughter of famed music… It may be hard to believe, given his propensity for playing an ageless man-child, but Zach Galifianakis is a full blown adult. In fact, today,… Community Notice: We’ve made some changes to our badge program, including the additionof our christian louboutin locations newest badge: Community Curator.