Do not insult Jean Paul Gaultier with your paltry knowledge of fashion history. Also in Linkbait: Suzy Menkes auctions her wardrobe, Anna Wintour and Hillary Clinton are now BFF’s, and more.
Dissenter Tim Blanks Receives Epic Bashing From Jean Paul Gaultier
We admit Tim Blanks, fashion editor of Style.com, was forward with his negative review of Gaultier’s Paris Couture Show, with such remarks as “Gaultier was once considered the one true heir to the throne of French fashion. But that was once upon a time, and that time has, sad to say, well and truly passed.” Ouch. But Gaultier, in Hedi Slimane vs. Cathy Horyn fashion, responded with an open letter via his Twitter account. While we’re quite bored by designers’ inability to take criticism, Gaultier’s bitch-slap explanation of Blanks and “mille feuille de mousseline” was truly legendary. [Telegraph]
Sneak Peak of The Isabel Marant for H&M Collection!
We’ve already posted our falling-over-in-tears excitement of Isabel Marant for H&M, in the hopes it maybe the first, erm, wearable H&M collab collection. Well now, the designer herself gave us a sneak peak while modelling one of her designs, and she’s looking good — and our unhealthy obsession continues.
Anna Wintour and Hillary Are Totally BFF’s Now
While Anna Wintour, a prominent Democratic party supporter, hasn’t always appreciated Hillary in the past (calling Clinton “mannish” after she pulled out of a 2008 cover), the two bosom buddies were all chums and smiles for an Oscar De La Renta exhibition gala opening at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas Monday evening. Things got even more sugary sweet during Wintour’s opening speech: “It’s anyone’s guess what the next chapter will be for this extraordinary woman,” she gushed. “I can only hope that all of you here in Little Rock will be celebrating her come November 2016.” Hint hint, nudge nudge. [AP]
Tom Ford Is “Flattered” By Jay-Z’s Shout Out
Tom Ford ain’t a guy who is flattered easily — because well, he’s Tom Ford. But the dapper designer sounded truly humbled and “flattered” by the fact that the coolest on the celebrity playground, king of kings Jay-Z, entitled his third track off his new platinum album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” after him. Between Jay-Z and JT, Tom Ford is so hot right now.
Auction Alert! Suzy Menkes Is Auctioning Her “Tomb Of Trunks”
Suzy Menkes is the latest of a long line of fashion socialites to auction off part of her closet to major art conglomerate Christies (other big wigs include Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and recent songstress Daphne Guinness). The In My Fashion: Suzy Menkes auction collection will consist of 70 pieces from her endless closet, a wardrobe she hasn’t sifted through since 1964. The starting price on items, including a 1980s Yves Saint Laurent trouser suit and a 1960s Emilio Pucci sleeveless silk dress, will be £200. [Fashion Spot]
Celebrity Face Of The Week
The honour goes to cannabis- loving Willie Nelson, who at 80 years of age, rocks shades and braids on the latest campaign for John Varvatos. We have much to learn. [Telegraph]
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