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The Fashion Link List 5.17.2010

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The Fashion Link List 5.17.2010


Model Crystal Renn looking immaculate in the latest issue of Tush Magazine

Model Crystal Renn looking immaculate in the latest issue of Tush Magazine

♥♥Model of the moment Crystal Renn gets dolled up in denim for an editorial in the Spring 2010 issue of Tush Magazine, via Denimology.

Married to the Mob's Summer 2010 collection

Married to the Mob's Summer 2010 collection

♥♥Married to the Mob’s Summer 2010 collection has dropped! Grab all the goods at the MTTM Web site.

♥♥It’s J.Lo like you’ve never seen her before, in this behind-the-scenes video from her Vogue Italia cover shoot (shot by Michelangelo Di Battista), via Fashionista.

Maharishi goods for men, women and kids

Maharishi goods for men, women and kids

♥♥New Maharishi goods for men, women and kids are now available! Grab them at Maharishi’s online store.

♥♥Carry your beer in style! Fashion Indie has the lowdown on Marc Jacobs’ new wallet-friendly cooler bag, the Lil Lower.

Marc Jacobs' super-stylish cooler, the Lil Lower

Marc Jacobs' super-stylish cooler, the Lil Lower

Louis Vuitton's Pre- Fall 2010 collection

Louis Vuitton's Pre- Fall 2010 collection

Louis Vuitton's Pre- Fall 2010 collection

Louis Vuitton's Pre- Fall 2010 collection

The Fashion Link List 5.17.2010

The Fashion Link List 5.17.2010

Louis Vuitton's Pre- Fall 2010 collection

Louis Vuitton's Pre- Fall 2010 collection

♥♥Peep Louis Vuitton‘s Pre- Fall 2010 collection over at ILVOELV. We’re loving the croc and ostrich pieces!

♥♥Bakers Shoes launches H by Halston exclusively. The lineup includes sequin pumps and date-friendly clutches.

The 'Stella' sequin pump from Bakers Shoe's H by Halston Collection

The 'Stella' sequin pump from Bakers Shoe's H by Halston Collection

Built by Wendy's Spring 2010 collection

Built by Wendy's Spring 2010 collection

♥♥Built by Wendy’s Spring 2010 collection is now available online!

Accessories by ASH

Accessories by ASH

♥♥Get Accessories by ASH on your brand radar! Based out of New York City’s East Village, the trend for summer is a knotz collection, each piece hand-woven by designer Allison Hertzberg.

♥♥Retailer Planet Blue drops their latest look book, Stolen Goods.

Images from Planet Blue's latest look book 'Stolen Goods'

Images from Planet Blue's latest look book 'Stolen Goods'

Melody Ehsani released her latest look book

Melody Ehsani released her latest look book

Melody Ehsani's  look book

Melody Ehsani's look book

Melody Ehsani's lookbook

Melody Ehsani's look book

♥♥Accessories designer Melody Ehsani released her latest color-filled look book for Summer 2010!

♥♥This November, Chronicle Books will publish “Anna Sui,” a retrospective covering her 20-year career. It’s written by Andrew Bolton, the curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

♥♥The new CTRL Summer 2010 collection, “Caesar, Tits, Radioactive, Lunar” is now available online!

Anna Sui will pen a book... CTRL's latest offerings

A new book gets inside the mind of Anna Sui... CTRL's latest offerings

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<em>Unzipped</em> At The Met Costume Institute

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Unzipped At The Met Costume Institute


M.I.S.S. At The Met Costume Institute Screening of Unzipped

M.I.S.S. At The Met Costume Institute Screening of Unzipped

Throughout the month of July, The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art held screenings of three fashionable films, with a panel discussion directed by curator Harold Koda and guest curator Kohle Yohannan, with each featuring a special guest speaker. I attended the third screening, the 1995 documentary Unzipped, with its larger-than-life subject, designer Isaac Mizrahi, who showed up to discuss the state of fashion, and the Model As Muse, this year’s theme, complete with cantaloupe painted toenails.

From feeling up Scarlett Johansson on the red carpet at the 2006 Golden Globes, to hosting The Fashion Show on Bravo, these days, Isaac Mizrahi is known as much for his exuberance and celebrity as he is for his designs, but in 1995, Mizrahi had recently begun to lay down the framework for his iconic career, having recently started his own company. Following poor reviews of his Spring 1994 collection, Unzipped tails Mizrahi as he stresses over his recent failure, finds his latest inspiration in the sub zero, inuit style present in the classic films Nanook of The North and Call Of The Wild, and moves forward to create his next season and runway show. Directed by Douglas Keeve, his boyfriend at the time, we get to see a full spectrum of  Isaac’s charictaristically unguarded state, while he converses with his mother, celebrity friends such as Eartha Kitt and Sandra Berhnard, does fittings with 90′s era supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss, meets with his staff, and gets advice from fashion magazine luminaries Ingrid Sischy and Polly Mellen.

Talking with Polly Mellen, Creative Director of Allure

Talking with Polly Mellen, Creative Director of Allure

I was immediately taken by Isaac in this film, by both his creative process and personality, and less than 20 minutes in, after this scene with the legendary Eartha Kitt, I knew I’d be watching this movie again. (Um, three times already, thanks to Netflix!) I highly recommend it to any current fans of Isaac, or anyone even vaguely interested in fashion. Check out screencaps in the gallery following the clip below.

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The Model As Muse – The Met’s Costume Institute Exhibit Sneak Preview

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The Model As Muse – The Met’s Costume Institute Exhibit Sneak Preview


modelpolaroid1 I had the pleasure of attending the press walkthrough of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest exhibition, The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion. The Costume Institute states that the exhibition “explores the reciprocal relationship between high fashion and evolving ideals of beauty, focusing on iconic fashion models in the latter half of the the 20th century and their roles in projecting, and sometimes inspiring the fashion of their respective eras.”

Using photographs and displays featuring the works of  the masters of fashion and fashion photography, the exhibit progresses through and “examines a timeline of fashion from 1947 to 1997 through the idealized aesthetic of the fashion world” as explained by Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute. “With a mere gesture, a truly stellar model can sum up the attitude of her time – becoming not only a muse to designers or photographers, but a muse to a generation”

This beautiful exhibit opens to the public on May 6th in the Tisch Gallery on the 2nd floor of  the Metropolitan Museum of Art and will remain open until August 9th 2009.  It’s worth seeing with your own eyes, but after the jump, you can catch a sneak preview of the exhibition.
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Met’s Costume Institute Gala:  “The Model As Muse”

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Met’s Costume Institute Gala: “The Model As Muse”


Costume Institute Gala: Rihanna in Dolce & Gabanna, Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs, Posh in Marc Jacobs

Costume Institute Gala: Rihanna in Dolce & Gabanna, Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs, Posh in Marc Jacobs

Last night was the most important night in fashion – the Metropolitan’s Costume Institute Gala. More important than the Oscars? Yes. We’re talking about all the fashion heavyweights – models, designers, and the celebrities who wear their clothes all come together to celebrate the Costume Institute’s new exhibit. This year, the Gala was hosted by Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss – appropriately enough, as the theme was “The Model As Muse.”

Movie stars, designers and their muses came dressed to impress and what follows below are highlights from the red carpet. Trends included lady tuxedos, big shoulders, gold and lame and lots of blue in an assortment of shades from midnight navy to 80′s teal. One of my favorites was Rihanna in a lady tuxedo by Dolce & Gabanna with gorgeous exaggerated shoulders and sleeves complete with bow tie. Another favorite was Stella McCartney’s lace jumpsuit – it’s something that I really need in my life – now (because I go to so many galas, haha).

Costume Institute Gala: Madonna in Louis Vuitton, Liv Tyler/Kate Hudson/Stella McCartney all in Stella McCartney, Kirsten Dunst in Chanel

Costume Institute Gala: Madonna in Louis Vuitton, Liv Tyler/Kate Hudson/Stella McCartney all in Stella McCartney, Kirsten Dunst in Chanel

Louis Vuitton had a strong showing with Madonna, Leighton Meester and Kerry Washington all sporting looks right off the runway. The Double C’s were also spotted on the red carpet with Kirsten Dunst, Diane Kruger and Anna Wintour all sparkling in Chanel Haute Couture. Model muse Sasha Pivovarova wore a gorgeous feather coat by Giambattista Valli that overshadowed the dress that she wore underneath – and that’s ok. She was a great example of picking one piece to shine and letting it be the focal point with understated accessories.

There were many gorgeous looks last night and I’ve chosen my favorites to show you. You can see them all on the Style website. Let us know your favorites! Take the survey below and/or leave a comment.

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Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection Finds New Home at the Met


One of the most highly-regarded collections of American and European costume is to be transferred from the financially-struggling Brooklyn Museum to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The move will allow for garments to be properly cared for and exhibited after a lengthy period out of public view, as due to the cost of exhibiting such pieces the collection has been in storage for more than a decade.

Two pieces from Charles James.

The 23,500 piece collection is to be integrated into the Met’s Costume Institute. Amassing over more than a century of collecting, it includes a definitive collection of Charles James material, as well as signature pieces by both American and international designers including Elsa Schiaparelli.  It’s big win for both the museums and fashion enthusiasts – by combining the Brooklyn collection with the Met’s current pieces we’re given an extensive timeline of fashion history.

Largely assembled from the closets of grand ladies of Brooklyn and Manhattan, the newly-named Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection will be a definite must-see for anyone interested in how fashion has progressed over the years.  Click here for an in-depth read about the collection and acquisition.

Above Top: Pieces from the Met’s Costume Institute collection include from top left: Yves Saint Laurent, two dresses from Courreges, two outfits from Rudi Gernreich, platforms from Ferragamo.

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