Happy Valentine’s Day From V Magazine

If it’s not too late; Happy Valentine’s Day from yours truly!

Happy Valentine’s Day from V Magazine is directed by Justin Wu and stars Jacquelyn Jablonski, Andrej Pejic and Martha Streck among others wearing the likes of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Roberto Cavalli and Christian Lacroix to the soundtrack of the late Etta James’ I Just Want To Make Love To You.

Credits: justin wu/v magazine

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit Preview

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Shirt and dress designer by Daphne Guinness, pants from London Punk shop.

Daphne Guinness will be staging her own exhibit at the FIT Museum come September 16. The Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit is co-curated by her and features over 100 fashion items from her personal collection which include Gareth Pugh, Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Shaun Leane (armor jewelry), Tom Ford, Azzedine Alaîa, ChanelChristian Lacroix to name a few and also clothes designed by Daphne Guinness herself as well as shoes only Daphne Guinness can walk in. It was also reported that this exhibit took two years to prepare for. Check out the rest of the preview below.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Red suede shoes by Nina Ricci.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Dress by Alexander McQueen.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Coat by Valentino.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Dress by Azzedine Alaîa.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Coat by Christian Lacroix.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Jacket by Chanel.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Dress by Chanel.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Dress by Chanel.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Boots by Alexander McQueen.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Boots by Alexander McQueen.

Daphne Guinness FIT Museum Exhibit
Shoes by Alexander McQueen.

Also check out this Daphne Guinness interview by Depesha Editor-in-Chief Stephan Rabimov where Daphne Guinness discusses her upcoming FIT Museum Exhibit below.

Image credits: Eileen Costa/The Museum at FIT, nymag

Christian Lacroix Lingerie and Swimwear Line

Christina Lacroix, Lejaby, Swimwear and lingerie line

Christian Lacroix, the brand, will be launching a Lingerie and Swimwear Line in a licensing collaboration with French lingerie brand Lejaby for Spring 2012 come January next year. The above ad campaign is shot by Purple magazine founder and photographer Oliver Zahm and prices are expected to be on the high end. The Christian Lacroix Lingerie and Swimwear Line will also make its debut at various womenswear trade shows this August.

If you have been following Christian Lacroix’s gradual ease back into fashion, you would have also known that Christian Lacroix is now operating under the creative direction of Sacha Walckhoff who has worked there since 1992 and debuted with the Spring 2011 menswear collection last year. Christian Lacroix, the brand, is also designing a home furnishing line for English firm Designers Guild as well as a range of men’s leather bags in an agreement with French firm Groupe TWC -the licensee firm that saved the brand. The brand reportedly never made a profit in all its 22-year history; let’s hope for the better this time around. Maybe licensing is the way to go for now.

Christian Lacroix, the French designer is not to be forgotten too. He has also made his foray back into fashion and is now collaborating and designing for Spanish brand Desigual under the moniker Monsieur C. Lacroix, after losing his rights to use his own name when his namesake label folded in 2009. Take a look at some of Monsieur C. Lacroix for Desigual below. Couture in 5 years’ time?

Christian Lacroix, Desigual

Christian Lacroix, Desigual

Christian Lacroix, Desigual

Image credits: stylesight

Christian Lacroix Has A New Job

In the midst of all the couture shows, famed couture designer Christian Lacroix has landed a new job at the French Mint! He has been appointed as the artistic adviser to Monnaie de Paris and has plans to create commemorative coins made from precious metals. But seriously, working at the French Mint!! I was thinking along the lines of freelance costume designer etc. It makes me feel sad for the designer whose couture house, founded 22 years ago, was put into administration just last year. Recession and lack of demand killed it. I just wish he could get back in somewhere in the industry that he made his name in.