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Chloé: Attitudes
By Sarah Mower


Jane & Serge
By Andrew Birkin


Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute: Parties, Exhibitions, People
By Hamish Bowles


Loulou de la Falaise
By Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni


Halston: Inventing American Fashion
By Lesley Frowick


Dries van Noten
By Pamela Golbin


A Denim Story
By Emily Current, Meritt Elliott, Hilary Walsh 


Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka
By Johnny Moncada


Draw Blood for Proof
By Mario Sorrenti


Diana Vreeland Memos:
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By Alexander Vreeland


Vogue Paris August 2014: Anna Ewers

From the Vogue Paris web site...

Fil rouge électrisant de cette édition d'août, l'audace adopte en couverture les traits de la magnétique Anna Ewers, photographiée par le tandem Mert & Marcus. En kiosque le 23 juillet.

"Mars 2014. Chanel défile dans les rayons d’un supermarché. Pour présenter la collection automne-hiver 2015, Karl Lagerfeld a transformé le Grand Palais en grande surface. Un coup d’éclat inspirant qui marque la saison et séduit Vogue. Et pour cause, oser c’est l’ADN d’un magazine de mode. Cette fois, c’est tout un numéro qui claque sous cette bannière galvanisante : l’audace.", écrit Emmanuelle Alt, rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris dans l'édito du numéro d'août 2014. Figure de proue de cette édition magnétique où se croisent les femmes de caractère d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, la nouvelle reine des podiums, Anna Ewers en Miu Miu, prête son visage angélique à la Brigitte Bardot aux visions du tandem Mert & Marcus. Une série sous impulsion néon mettant à l'honneur les temps forts des défilés automne-hiver 2014-2015 (symboles détournés, chocs chromatiques, total looks...) et ses têtes d'affiche: Jeremy Scott pour Moschino, Rick Owens ou la styliste Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Repousser les limites sans jamais les franchir, c'est aussi le credo de ceux qui font battre le pouls de l'impertinence américaine, comme Kristen Stewart à l'écran et Ellen DeGeneres, en permanence sur le fil de l'actualité avec son propre talk-show bouillonnant. Entre meneuses de légende et promesses d'avenir, ce numéro d'août bat le tempo d'une saison nouvelle et créative. 

Vogue Paris n°949, en kiosque le 23 juillet

'Bold' is the word for our August edition, fronted by the magnetic Anna Ewers shot by Mert & Marcus. Out July 23.

"March 2014. Chanel shows in a high fashion supermarket, recreated by Karl Lagerfeld in the Grand Palais for the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection. It was a flash of inspiration that defined the season and certainly caught our attention. And with good reason: daring to be bold is in fashion magazine DNA. This time, a whole issue bursts off its glossy pages, in audacious style," writes Emmanuelle Alt, Vogue Paris editor-in-chief in her August 2014 editorial. Spearheading a magnetic issue packed with bold women from today and yesterday, hot new catwalk queen Anna Ewers in Miu Miu lends her angelic Brigitte Bardot features to photography duo Mert & Marcus, in a neon-soaked fashion editorial showcasing the best of the Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collections — think re-purposed symbolism, color clashes and whole looks from single labels, featuring Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Rick Owens and super stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele. Our friends on the other side of the Atlantic are also known for pushing limits without crossing boundaries, in the bold approach that is at the beating heart of US audacity embodied for us by screen actor Kristen Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres, who is never out of the news with her ebullient US television talk show. From legendary female names to promising future talent, get set for a creative new season with our August issue, out July 23. 

Vogue Paris n°949, on newsstands, your smartphone and your tablet July 23.

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Vogue Addresses iPhone App

Vogue Addresses iPhone App
By Paul Kolyer

Darlings, I used to think one of the only things that took my breath away were the French Alps, but mon Dieu, this new French App has me gasping! From Emmanuelle Alt and her team at Vogue Paris comes a free app — Vogue Addresses! The best things in life are free…

Your smart phone just got the haute couture treatment! This address book has everything you desire in Paris, the editors have done the work for you and recommend only the best addresses for hotels, food, spas, and beauty. My only petit suggestion would be a link to IWTBAA, it goes so well with all things Parisienne…

I may stay a few days longer in Paris after putting in my couture orders and use this gem to find the the best spas in Paris. Those fittings are exhausting, not to mention all the champagne!

Don't dawdle, download the Vogue Addresses app today… Vive luxe français !

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Vogue Paris editorial image of Kylie Bax by Helmut Newton, March 1997. © 1997 Condé Nast.


IWTB Interview: Heather Dunhill

IWTB Interview: Heather Dunhill
By Paul Kolyer

Emmanuelle Alt seems to have no vices, would you share a pleasure you have to have?
I’m having a bourbon moment — Angels & Envy rye is my new vice. Loving it paired with San Pellegrino’s sparkling Pomelo — divine!

Favorite music?
Uh. This is a tough one for me — my iPod is buzzing with a mélange of everything from Edith Piaf to Iggy Pop to Lissy Trullie to The Clash to Eminem to Rodrigo y Gabriela to Cab Calloway to Jay-Z to Pink Martini to Van Morrison to A$AP Rocky to Dusty Springfield to Lorde to Lynyrd Skynyrd… and to my all-time fave female songbird, Nina Simone.

Who would you love to see on the cover of Vogue Paris?
Major crush on Lou Doillon!

What do you like best about Vogue Paris?
What I like best is the fresh and modern direction they’ve taken of late… the tome has been reinvigorated and I find myself looking forward to every issue. It hits all the marks for what we want when following French fashion!

Who is the IWTBAA reader?
I’m convinced the IWTBAA reader is the chicest of the chic. He or she can name the hero buys for every season off the top of their head and they know how to pronounce Ann Demeulemeester without a stumble...

Fave beauty product or ritual?
Trish McEvoy’s Instant Eye Lift — if you haven’t tried it run to a counter. Right. Now. It’s more than a concealer, it instantly brightens the triangle under your eyes for the I’ve-had-the-best-night’s-sleep-ever look.

Emmanuelle Alt avoids skirts, what is taboo in your wardrobe or style?
Nude stockings — if I must, I opt for nude fishnets instead.

What designers inspire you?
So easy! Olivier Rousteing, Haider Ackermann, Isabel Marant, Philip Treacy, Hedi Slimane, Nicolas Ghesquière and Sarah Burton. And, if you haven’t seen Jemma Wynne jewels be prepared to fall!

If you could lunch with any fashion muses who would you choose?
Loulou de la Falaise, period. Only exception would be if Isabella Blow could make it…

What are your "go to" pieces now and when do you rely on them?
My ultra fave — a vintage emerald green Lanvin necklace is the piece I grab when something’s just not working with an outfit. It always seems to pull a look together, just right.

Any summer must have?
Chanel’s mod white nail color, Eastern Light

With autumn right around the corner, which pieces would you buy with a blank check?
Oh, I’m so ready for this question...

  1. Edie Parker clutch
  2. Cartier Panther ring
  3. Entire Saint Laurent collection from capes to boots; thankyouverymuch
  4. Lanvin Floral Velvet Minaudiere
  5. Necker Island (well, you did say blank check and there’s nothing more fashionable than having your own island…)

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Heather Dunhill photograph courtesy of Barbara Banks Photography. Heather & Carlos photograph courtesy of Heather Dunhill.


Vogue Paris June/July 2014: The Details

Vogue Paris June/July 2014: The Details
By Paul Kolyer

A well-edited magazine has so many great details, with restraint, only the best should make the cut! Mon Dieu, someone should name a fashion magazine Details, oh well, they have! The phrase "the Devil is in the details" came to me and I researched it on Wikipedia. Wouldn't you know, the phrase goes back to an earlier expression attributed to that French genius Gustave Flaubert, "Le bon Dieu est dans le dètail" meaning "God is in the details," and to quote Wikipedia "Expressing the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e.details." So cool that the French recognized this important point, to this day French luxury — Bonjour Couture! — thrives on the best workmanship,design, and attention to detail! So it goes without saying that the best fashion editors are French (CR!) and they have the best fashion magazine, Vogue Paris!

I could look at Vogue Paris all day and always find something interesting. The visual stimulation and inspiration are always a hit with me. The June/July issue is about summer and that brings up so many possibilities, for travel, outdoor activities, and all the fashion and beauty that goes with the season. Of course being a born and bred Yankee, my knowledge of the French language is quite limited, so I am super excited about the photos and layouts in Vogue Paris! I love reading the credits and learning about the details of the shoot, the makeup, the editors, the assistants, the photographers, etc.

Just looking at the images of Gilles Bensimon make me feel fitter and more energetic! Gilles works with Claire Dhelens (have you seen her?), a longtime contributor, and two top models, Andreea and Karlie, producing some fabulous summer pictures! The "Beauté" section photo of Andreea against the rocks brings back sounds and smells of the beach. The slashes in the maillot, her body covered with sand, her tousled beach hair are some great details. Karlie has the "Amazone" physique, paired with bright colors and military greens. 

Once again, the "Miss Vogue" section is always full of great ideas. The photo with the layered tees and bright bikini and scarf is wonderful. The Hermès cuff is a great detail too.

What chic summer day doesn't end with a cocktail?! The Vogue team of Claire and Brune really do an amazing job with photographer Thomas Lagrange in "Cocktail d'Été"! So many details, the nails, lips, jewels, chapeau, dresses, coats, cocktails and stemware, mon Dieu! Look at that Harry Winston photo, the Saint Laurent top sizzles along with the cocktail, the only thing missing are the drink recipes!

Another drink I'd love to sip is the tall glass of cucumber and strawberry infused water that Anna Ewers is enjoying. I love this photo so much, I think of a Scandinavian Charlotte Rampling. The hair and makeup are perfect and the Ralph Lauren top and the ring from the jewelry line by Inez and Vinoodh! Oh and that red straw is so perfect, merci Emmanuelle!

Throughout this issue there are so many other details to look at over and over, like the white socks, la Perla maillot as le smoking, Anthony Vaccarello, the red scrunchie (in Vogue Paris, the scandal!), the articles on Homeland! and Girls!, and on Jeff Koons, whose show opens at the Whitney Museum in New York very soon, the largest exhibit they have ever devoted to a single artist! And the detail I love in every issue is [always the last page] "The Excitement of the Month," by Capucine [love her]. Nothing says summer like an espadrille, and the milkmaid in Valentino is quite clever, the spilled milk and straw are just great! For Vogue Paris, the Divine is definitely in the details, enjoy!

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Review: Vogue Paris June/July 2014 Issue

Review: Vogue Paris June/July 2014 Issue
By Heather Dunhill

Well, hello sunshine…

This, my style comrades, is why those of us with an aesthetically drawn eye buy magazines. But beyond us, it’s certain to get the attention of the doubtful heads who turn their noses up at fashion as superficial drudge.

No surprise when you learn that the indomitable duo of Inez & Vinoodh master planned "L'extase," the red-and-white-all-over editorial  with Emmanuelle Alt as stylist, a woman who has no doubt gotten her groove back and is deftly maneuvering all things Vogue Paris.

Let’s be honest, it’s not such an incredibly astonishing feat to turn Russian born model Natasha Poly, who’s hot off the red carpets of Cannes, into the epitome of the sexy siren. But it’s the subtlety of the dynamic millésime details; simplicity was no accident here. This June/July cover is the perfect summer storm collaboration of a team that hit all the right head turning notes from the location to the hot white lace ankle socks. Christiaan’s effortlessly chic, from the beach hair coupled with Lisa Butler’s take on seaside minimally divine beauty of neutral palette with scarlet lip to match that superb Herve Leger bikini.

The la vie en rose water world permeates the cover that is truly everything. They have surreptitiously enveloped her in the heat, the humidity, and the warm summer rays with all of the beautifully sublime sexiness of summer. It’s quite possible that Vogue Paris may have more influence on international tropical travel with this issue than Kimye did with their wedding.

By the way, I haven’t been able to bring myself to turn inside one of my fave fashion codas and I’m a major Jeff Koons fan and love all things Lou Doillon. Even that can’t tempt me to flip.the.page… yet.

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