Meisel on the Loose, a Big Gates Wedding, and More Fashion News
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This week I enjoyed Steven Meisel’s latest photography, Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen show, and shopping the Entireworld liquidation sale. Next week, subscribers will get posts about Victoria’s Secret and more. If you like this newsletter, the best way to support it is to subscribe and share it with your fellow fashion-interested friends.
And onto the news dump:
This Week in Back Row:
This week in Capital “F” Fashion News:
Colorful sweatsuit/fluffy sock brand Entireworld, started by former Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg, is closing. About a year ago, the New York Times Magazine did a big story casting Entireworld as fashion’s pandemic era future given “the traditional fashion system” seemed, in the darkest days of the pandemic, beyond repair. This week, Sternberg said on Instagram: “Just a few weeks ago, we were closing an acquisition deal that - after years of unsuccessful fundraising - would have finally given us a shot at realizing the financial potential of the brand. But that deal disappeared in a flash, leaving us and our factories high and dry and giving us no choice but to shut things to down.” This news be damned, I plan to live in colored sweatsuits til the end of my days.
If you want to shop the Entireworld liquidation sale, The Cut has some recommendations. It’s like being at a real live sample sale where you feel like you have to buy something because it’s cheap! It’s cute! You don’t need it but it’ll sell out soon so STRESS!!!!
Breaking Birkin Bag news: the new $14,400 model comes with “a canvas pochette,” reports T, and Hermès describes it as being “constructed as a puzzle.” Translation: it has a smaller canvas envelope clutch that you can either affix to the inside of the bag or… carry by itself. I’ll take one, thanks.
You know when fashion just makes you — deep breath — SIGH? In such a satisfied way? Well, Steven Meisel is on the loose this week, with a Marc Jacobs collection editorial in British Vogue and a Zara campaign starring ten faces. These images, one of my fellow high fashion-following friends said, gave them “such a fashion hard-on,” like you’ve smoked a cigarette without smoking a cigarette. Here’s just one Zara shot:
Alexander McQueen held its spring 2022 runway show in London in a clear tent erected on the roof of a carpark. The “show in the sky” was meant to evoke a weather theme. Naomi Campbell walked the runway for the first time since McQueen’s death in 2010. The collection by Sarah Burton included some really lovely embroidered taffeta moments, such as:
This week in fashion-tangential celebrity news:
Steam your pashminas! All the details of Bill Gates’s daughter Jennifer’s wedding are being exhaustively reported by the Daily Mail and I am grateful for every last one. Bill arrived by helicopter to NYC so he wouldn’t have to drive there from Newark, where his private jet landed. He stepped out, as stars tend to do, onto the tarmac wearing a polo and chinos and carrying a brown leather murse-esque thing. Also! Tents have been erected at the $16M horse farm in North Salem, NY where the wedding will take place. Modest tents these are not — they could probably house an entire major metropolis’s botanical gardens. Mommy and Daddy Gates bought the horse farm for Jennifer after she graduated from Stanford. (In keeping with the horsing theme here, she’s marring equestrian Nayel Nassar.) Melinda Gates threw her daughter a bridal shower last month and the photos, punctuated by millennial pink velvet chairs, look very influencer-y.
Former Real Housewife of Orange County Meghan O’Toole King married President Joe Biden’s nephew Cuffe Biden Owens and you can read about their “no major frills, no overthinking, no drama” wedding on Brides.com. (Yes, POTUS appeared.) The bride wore a blazer minidress by Rasario that she bought online from Matches, selected after trying on all her options for Cuffe. Her birdcage veil came from Anthropologie’s wedding line BHLDN and is somehow the perfect complement to his luscious, rumpled locks.
Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon is here to remind us that the Met Gala isn’t, like, casual and chill. “You’re just shoved into a room with all these famous people and you’re supposed to talk to them and be their friend, even though you don’t f—king know them. That’s not my vibe,” she said in Interview, delighting introverts the world over.
Selena Gomez basically admitted to hating Instagram as much as the rest of us. The subtext of her quotes is that she has to have a profile on there because, you know, money.
And in news that defies categorization:
Are you wondering if your house meets the criteria for having a ghost? Youth fashion publication Teen Vogue has anyone Googling “signs your house is haunted” completely covered.
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