Reloading the ‘Little Black Dress’

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 16, 2010

Ever since Audrey Hepburn conquered the world in the iconic little black dress by Givenchy in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, every woman wanted to own the classic herself. Now CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements has invited 22 of the world’s leading designers to reinvent the timeless fashion statement themselves and the results are astonishing. The perfect red carpet couture by Armani Privé, sculptural design from Marios Schwab, a sexy silhouette from Jean Paul Gaultier and a dress with a ‘caractère noir’ of course from Givenchy by Riccordo Tisci exemplify the manifoldness of this venture.

The designers list reads like the who-is-who of the fashion glitterati. Among them are: 3.1. phillip lim, Alberta Ferretti, Alexis Mabille, Azzaro Boudicca, Catherine Malandrino, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karen New York, Fendi, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani Privé, Givenchy by Riccordo Tisci, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin by Alber Elbaz, Marios Schwab, Martin Grant, Missoni, Sonia Rykiel, Thakoon, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood.

All dresses are unique and will be up for auction in September 2010 in New York City to support the American Cancer Society and Ligue nationale contre le cancer in France with the full profits going to the two charity organizations.

An exhibition showing the ‘Little Black Dresses’ was held in January in Paris. The reactions of the attending guests emphasize the unparalleled combined performative power of the numerous creative leaders not only participating in this venture of recreating an icon but also support the important cause of supporting these organizations.

Watch the video of the January exhibition in Paris with statements by Carine Roitfeld, Mélanie Laurent, Alexis Mabille, Martin Grant, Susan Tabak, Gaspard Yurkievich saying it in black:

I will leave you with the wise words of Margherita Missoni:

It’s black but it’s still some color.

Your Strytllr

VOGUE PARIS x CRYSTALLIZED exclusive calendar give-away

Posted in Uncategorized by strytllng on February 11, 2010

This must be good fate. I just received the note that CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements, the partner for this year’s VOGUE PARIS calendar, will ship an issue to the first 200 who register here. I am a fan since I saw it at a friend’s house in Paris. Unfortunately, they are only available in France with the December issue of VOGUE PARIS and somehow I never felt like taking a Paris vacation in December – sorry mes amis!

Photographer Mario Sorrenti, who was hand-selected by Carine Roitfeld, editor in chief of VOGUE PARIS, shot the motifs at Paris’ famed Lido cabaret and created a sexy ode to beauty by specifically celebrating the female form and the element of crystal. Supermodels Raquel Zimmerman, Natasha Poly and Iselin Steiro are covered in (petit) fashion by Givenchy, Lanvin and Balmain – all covered with sparkly Swarovski Elements. The calendar is a modern expression of the art of burlesque.

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