Fashion News: Primark window mannequin criticised for protruding ribs.

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Another big company used for tits windows displays mannequins that highlight a different dietary pattern, which only healthy we can not characterize it. The reason for the-famous-Primark, which did not hesitate to decorate their windows with mannequins whose rib bones were clearly visible.

The event got magnified when an indignant client staged in her Twitter account a picture of one of these dolls, commenting:

“Dear Primark, is it really necessary that these new mannequins have protruding ribs?She continued: “I’d just like to see mannequins in all different shapes and sizes in all stores rather than young girls thinking this is the only way to be.”

Primark removed from the windows displays the mannequins, but, once again, raised questions in relation to food standards that the world of fashion promotes, to young girls and women. Why to produced, at first place these dolls? Why the retail companies themselves want to show their merchandise at such thin/anorexic physical standards.

“Thank you for bringing this to our attention,” Primark tweeted. “We’ll speak to our team tomorrow. …  “We are currently changing our window displays. The mannequin you describe will not be used in this way again,” the brand.

  The issue is not unprecedented-not too long ago a La Perla boutique used a similar doll, which also caused controversy.

The famous lingerie brand reacted immediately when after receiving complaints from customers for a extremely thin mannequin in their window displaysof their boutique in Soho, New York.

The mannequin was too thin, with its ribs to protrude audible. One of their customers complained strongly about the standard that La Perla represent with this choice, and the response was immediate

“The mannequin photographed has been removed from the store and will not be used again by any La Perla boutique,” the label responded

How much do you know about “Haute Couture” 7+1 facts you should know..

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Haute Couture Fashion Week for the season Fall / Winter 2014-15 has began,  here’s everything you need to know about the fascinating world of Couture!
An informed fashionista should know fashion in depthand everything surrounding it so, in view of Couture Fashion Week, I generously giving away the ‘Haute Couture’ facts that you should have in mind.
THE DEFINITION
The «Haute Couture» literally translates as “High Tailoring” and as you might already know, is luxury, sur mesure creations that in their sight you exclaim enthusiastically and wish to wear something similar on your wedding day.
THE HISTORY
As early as  in the 19th century, the Parisian high class turned in Haute Couture to attend the variety of calls, providing them a unique – literally – and impressive appearance. Today is quite the same , and few designers who can meet the standards that are demanded  for the creation of a Haute Couture collection.
HOW MUCH A HAUTE COUTURE CREATION COSTS
Since some pieces require up to 700 hours to create the prices start from £ 8,000 and can reach up to a few million, if you think about the fabrics used rare and the luxurious embroidery which often adorn the evening creations.
WHO MAKES THE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTIONS.
The  term «Les petite mains» translated as “little hands” and essentially refers to 2,200 seamstresses who “give life” to haute couture creations, remaining usually dedicated to a fashion house for their entire careers.
WHO BUYS THE HAUTE COUTURE CREATIONS.
Nowadays, the main buyers come from Russia, China and the Middle East ..
WHERE DO THE COLLECTIONS PRESENTED
The collections are always shown at the ‘birthplace’ of couture, that in Paris.
WHICH HOUSES HAVE A HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab and Jean-Paul Gaultier are in the official program presentation at Fashion Week Haute Couture.
HOW PROFITABLE CAN A COUTURE COLLECTION FOR EACH FASHION HOUSE
In fact, houses usually suffer from the couture collections. The colossal costs and discerning clientele (it is estimated that there are 2,000 customers alike worldwide) might best explains why over the last 60 years the number of couture houses has decreased dramatically. In any case, a couture collection is considered by many long investment, enhancing the image of the house and the profile of collections ready-to-wear.

3+1 retro movies a fashion girl MUST see!!

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If you love fashion, then you‘ll love these movies. Movies that became timeless not only for their script or direction but also just made ​​history with their style, we gathered 3+1 old films now considered classics of the fashion lovers.
  • ΒREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961)

The transfer of Truman Capote‘s novel to the big screen. When the writer Paul Varjak meets the socialite and neighbor Holly Golightly, his life changed. With Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard in lead roles, this is a romantic comedy that will carry you away. The iconic costumes of Hepburn were designed by Hubert Givenchy.

  • FUNNY FACE (1957)

Several years before the “The Devil Wears Prada” comes out, there was the musical, Funny Face. Starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, where the first incarnates a librarian with philosophical and existential concerns when at some point recruited” by famous fashion magazine as the new face, travels to Paris and her life changes completely. Fred Astaire embodies a titan of fashion photography, which is none other than Richard Avedon.

  • BLOW UP (1966)

A young fashion photographer, David Hemmings is a witness to a brutal murder. His life is further complicated when invades in his life an ethereal presence, the young Vanessa Redgrave. Based on the photographer David Bailey life, is a masterpiece by Michelangelo Antonioni unfolding in the 1960s in London.

  • REAR WINDOW (1954)
A photographer (James Stewart) is forced due to an accident closed house, confined to a wheelchair. Finds occupation to spy on neighbors. What happens when he witnesses a murder. A masterpiece of Titan Alferd Hitchcock, with costumes of the flagship stylist Edith Head. Excessive elegance and femininity meet on the Grace Kelly.

“Yves Saint Laurent” the movie about the Legend..

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

 The film Yves Saint Laurent has already became a huge success in France making profit over 10 million euros. The movie about the legendary French designer directed by Jalil Lespert. It follows the life and career of the great fashion designer from the early steps in Dior, his acquaintance with his comrade Pierre Berger with whom he built his empire YSL, the first serious crisis with his manic depression when enlisted to serve the army in 1960, the great recognition, the revolution brought in women’s fashion.

The French produced movie “Yves Saint Laurent” is scheduled to be released on June 25 in the United States.  The film promises to give audiences an in-depth look at the late designer’s life, career and relationships.

Jalil Lespert
Jalil Lespert
Jalil Lespert

Lanvin Celebrates 125 Years and You’re Invited!

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From Jeanne to Alber, 125 Years of Lanvin’s History

125 years ago, Jeanne Lanvin founded one of the oldest French house, starting from children creations inspired by her daughter, Marguerite. Today, Lanvin celebrates his anniversary through social media, indicating its history and fueling to his lovers with rare archival material, such as photos from the studio of Jeanne Lanvin, plans, and her portraits.

Alber Elbaz chose the Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and of course ther site of Lanvin, to reveal the journey of the house from 1889 until today, and even the classic logo modified for the occasion. The house’s original logo representing Jeanne and Marguerite Lanvin has been updated with the number 125.

  • The Facebook page, facebook.com/lanvinofficial, kicked off the festivities on Jan. 1 — Jeanne Lanvin’s birthday — and will post updates every Thursday showing the important dates in the house’s history.
  • Lanvin’s 225,000 fans on Instagram (@lanvinofficial) can also check in every Thursday for images of objects found in Jeanne Lanvin’s office at the house’s historic headquarters at 22 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.
  • Pinterest will showcase boards of images or videos illustrating the DNA, codes and themes of the Lanvin brand universe on pinterest.com/lanvinofficial.

The house of Lanvin is the first fashion house in France, which means that it has a special importance. This of course would not say anything by itself, if the story had not shown that it is a name in the fashion industry that will continue to be at the forefront for many years to come, due not only to history but also to talented people have passed from its ranks.

In order to learn the history of the brand click here:

Victoria Beckham Launches Fashion Story With Skype.

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  This is not the first time that Victoria Beckham allows the cameras to get inside her life as previously has done some reality shows exposing her personal life, although this time the documentary is a little bitdifferent focusing not on promotion of her family hapiness but in the course of a successful company.
   The fashion designer in collaboration with Skype allows her fans to see the whole process and the preparation of a collection. Following it from meetings of up to the return home while she talks about how she managed to create in five years one of the most successful and profitable companies with clothes. “Most evenings I am curled up in front of Skype, speaking to my design team in London, but I wouldn’t have it any other way” says Beckham, who chose London as her company headquarters when she was then based in Los Angeles.
 The 60-second trailer provides a sneak peak of what is to come from The Skype Collaboration Project, an online editorial hub that aims to spotlight the relationship between technology and the creative industries. Meanwhile British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman stars in the film, saying: “I think she’s proven herself to have a really successful fashion brand, I don’t think that there’s anybody that would doubt that.”

The biggest surprise of collaboration, however, is that fans of Victoria will have the opportunity to submit, via Skype of course, the questions. The Skype collaboration invites fans to interact with Victoria Beckham on January 29 at 3pm (GMT) via a live Q&A session where they will be able to ask questions related to her business success and entrepreneurialism via the Skype Twitter account (@Skype).

 

Dolce & Gabbana eyewear: The Filigrana collection, the luxury of gold at its best

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Inspired by ancient processing techniques of gold, Dolce & Gabbana uses antique gold filigree to create a strapless top, shoes & handbags that look like jewelry.
 The history behind this traditional Italian style processing of gold is evident in the Moorish style buildings of Palermo, in baroque spiral churches of Sicily and in the island’s traditional jewelery.
 The new eyewear collection Dolce & Gabbana directly inspired by this heritage, and adorned with delicate filigree small flowers, which are placed by hand by skilled craftsmen

The “legendary” Pirelli calendar turned 50!

Pirelli celebrates 50 years of the  was first published callendar back in 1964 and decided to honor the anniversary, following a slightly different approach for the 2014 calendar which will be signed by Helmut Newton.
Of course, this is not new material, but for the collaboration of the famous photographer with the brand in 1986 but which had never seen the light of day.

  On this, the persons in charge of the calendar made ​​some additions, with photos taken in June in New York. Photographers, Peter Lindbergh (he had photographed and versions 1996 and 2002) and Patrick Demarchelier (he put his signature on versions 2005 and 2008), both of which have created the most sensual Pirelli Calendars.

  This year’s edition beauty testify models that have worked in the past with the Pirelli Calendar, such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Helena Christensen, Isabel Fontana, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kourkova and Allen Ouek.

Pirelli released a video through which we learn about the history of the the calendar, which was divided into three different seasons:

The first decade 1964 to ’74 followed by an interruption of the calendar (for nine years) due to the global recession.

The second decade ’84 to ’94 during which the Calendar rereleased and his success skyrocketed

From 1994 to today, which includes the millennium, when the “The Cal”™ morphed into cult object and was recognized as a pioneering concept.

There was in fact Miss Dior?

1950s advertisement with the Miss Dior amphora, Baccarat cristal, 1951. Photo: Philippe Schlienger

Yes, and it was one of the most beloved persons of Christian Dior!

On the occasion of the exhibition “Esprit Dior: Miss Dior” that opens today at Le Grand Palais in Paris, Fashion Telegraph prepared a very interesting article about who Miss Dior was. Catherine Dior, therefore was the sister of the famous designer, which became the person behind the legendary fragrance, at a time when he had not suspected!

  Legend has it that Catherine burst in unexpectedly when her brother was brainstorming names with his leonine muse Mitzah Bricard in 30 Avenue Montaigne. Ah, here’s Miss Dior!” Bricard, who had an English mother, said. “Miss Dior: now there’s a name for my perfume!” Christian replied.

  For the record, Catherine was a very strong woman with strong political action, for which he was honored with quite a few medals and with immense love for flowers, with which involved professionally.