Monday, June 30, 2008

Barnes in Spain






Ben Barnes throws on a bright red soccer jersey and joins costars William Moseley and Anna Popplewell at The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian photocall at Retiro Park on Monday in Madrid, Spain.

In January, Barnes, 26, will start on the production of C.S. Lewis’s third Narnia tale, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

And if you’re wondering, Ben is single. He told The Sun, “I have no serious others, but I do have a film coming out which I think might help find a girlfriend.”

As for learning that Jessica Biel would be playing his wife in Easy Virtue, Ben joked, “It was like, Jessica Biel will be your wife and I was ‘where do I sign up, I’ll do it for free.’”

source JustJared

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Bond Weds!!!!


Thanks to The Sun, we get to see Bond affectionately kissing the back of his 22-year-old costar, from the new Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.





Gemma has previously hinted that 007 will wed her character, Agent Field, in the movie.
Check out the trailer below! Quantum shoots up the joint November 7.

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JBs @ Café Nervosa


The Jonas Brothers are spotted grabbing a bite to eat at Café Nervosa in Yorkville, Toronto, Canada on Sunday.

On iTunes, the JoBros have the #1 video (”Burnin’ Up”), #1 podcast for their forthcoming CD, as well as the #1 song (”Burnin’ Up”), and #2 album (”Camp Rock”).

Camp Rock’s online streaming event delivered Disney.com’s highest daily unique visitor traffic to its broadband area, and attracted 863,000 video plays.

This fall, the Jonas Brothers will release their first book, published by the Disney Book Group.
source JustJared

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Valentino - spring 2009


Emile Hirsch is the new face of Valentino's menswear, which tells you plenty about where the house is heading under Ferruccio Pozzoni. Once upon a time, the designer talked about Helmut Berger and David Sylvian as benchmarks. Now he wants to get a young clientele interested in dressing up. And his latest collection was nothing if not dressy—though it was also slightly airless in its emphasis on out-and-out luxe. Like the checked jean jacket over a shawl-collared, double-breasted waistcoat and a stock-tied shirt. Clothes for a modern peacock? (Check the lilac shoes that completed the outfit.) But if Valentino himself increasingly emphasized the value of leavening "important" pieces with jeans and T-shirts, Pozzoni has unwittingly given the wearer similar leeway: Don't dress up the double-faced plonge-leather jacket, or the coat in navy mohair. And accept the cream canvas cotton suit as a casual new version of eveningwear. The designer momentarily blanched when that suggestion was made—especially because he'd already offered a spectacular linen tux as an alternative to conventional eveningwear—but he quickly came to terms with a different perspective. Which suggests he may be the tugboat to turn this battleship around.

by tim blanks

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Dior - spring 2009


On their way to the gardens of the Paris Observatory, where Kris Van Assche presented his latest Dior Homme collection, guests passed antique telescopes and old photos of the moon, reminders that man's reach has exceeded his grasp from the moment he first stood upright. So perhaps it was appropriate that the show itself offered another such reminder. The soundtrack provided by Justice had a stop-start quality that could have been interpreted as a metaphor for larger issues—like the way that Van Assche's creativity ebbs and flows in such a random manner. You can sense the ideas trying to get out, but something happens between brain and hand.

So the attempt to give the lean silhouette a little volume interest by inflating the backs of jackets went awry because the results were so leaden. (The multi-pleats of a cobalt blue jacket looked like the curtain covering the screen at the old Rialto.) The cutouts in a white cotton shirt and a black leather jacket might have been construed as a new lace if they weren't so simplistic. And the Zsa Zsa zing of the giant stones that studded gold sequined jeans was simply a bling too far. The overwhelming impression was that Van Assche was simply trying too hard. Even the glasses the models wore were overwrought. The solution is obvious: Take a deep breath and relax.

by tim blanks

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Louis Vuitton - spring 2009


The press notes opened with a quote from Charlie Chaplin about the randomness of the way the Little Tramp, the character that made him his millions, came together. Paul Helbers, studio director for Louis Vuitton's menswear, invoked Charlie as a guiding spirit for this new collection. And Tindersticks mixed up a special soundtrack of their songs and the music for Chaplin's City Lights. As random as the inspiration seemed, it was clearly significant. Could it produce sparks? Well, in a word, no. "Less formal more fragile," was Helbers' intent. That translated as an icily pale color palette (a handful of charcoals and pinks excepted), lots of shorts (bare legs can look fragile on the right model), delicate fabrics like voile, and details such as "couture gathering," which pleated the back of shirts into poetically blouse-y volumes. In such a subdued context, the knitwear and accessories loomed spectacularly (this collection always excels at shoes, and Spring 2009 welcomes the apotheosis of the espadrille). And, given the inspiration that Vuitton famously offers others, there will surely be a lot of Banana Republicans who will be keen to absorb the proposals of Helbers and his team.

by tim blanks

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Prada - spring 2009


Post-show, Miuccia Prada cited her inspiration as a man poised between fragility and power, hanging in the balance—in other words, between extremes. As usual, her enigmatic comment cast an illuminating light on the collection we’d just seen. The first outfits out were a parka and blouson hanging off the models' shoulders on straps. Once upon a time, Helmut Lang offered up the same idea, but where his version suggested fierce refugee pragmatism (you have to be ready to carry your world on your back), Miuccia's made a nice portrait neckline for her new batch of boychicks. But at the same time, there was a hint of tension—suspension—in the idea. And it was extended in subtle details like the elastic bands that wrapped shoes or encircled waists.

You could parse Prada collections till hell froze over, so loaded with suggestion are they. That button "buried" in a double-breasted jacket? True, Margiela already explored the idea of the phantom garment, but it doesn't make it any less seductive. And the elongated polo layered over cotton smock layered over boxer shorts? It evoked emergency-room or sanitarium whites—what better way to convey the subtext of men in crisis? But step back from obsessive fandom and there were irresistible basics, like a gussied-up Gap: perfectly tailored pants, fine knits, cotton shirts, top-stitched denims. All this and a gold latex coat: As the mannequin moved, it trembled, poised indeed between fragility and power.

by tim blanks

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Trussardi 1911 - spring 2009


The words "Trussardi-wearing hipster" aren't ones you hear too often. That could change, at least if the recently appointed creative director, Milan Vukmirovic, has his way. At a low-key runway presentation in a candlelit villa, the shaven-headed designer, editor, store curator, and all-around global scenester said his goal was to inject some "soul" into the luxury brand's menswear. He set about that by using seductively dusky colors—faded blues, grays, olives, and lilacs—and by working a silhouette that consisted of a short, one-button jacket over a collarless, pleat-fronted shirt and pleated pants that were tucked into nubuck booties. Vukmirovic dubbed the look "new folk," underscoring his theme with long scarves and floppy hats, but it also brought to mind half-forgotten New Romantic bands like Spandau Ballet, and by the end the collection had veered dangerously into New Wave territory. Only Peter Murphy in his Bauhaus heyday could have pulled off the full leather suit, and the black leather shirt with contrasting white collar and red leather tie might even have scared Gary Numan.

With outfits like these, which would work better in a magazine shoot than real life, Vukmirovic threatened to squander the word-of-mouth buzz that had built among editors and retailers after last season's under-the-radar debut. Still, that was only half the story of this collection. The real focus was less on concept than on individual items: closely fitted bombers in black or tobacco-brown leather, crumpled cotton coats in navy or gray with clever military details, a terrific camo-printed duffel. Vukmirovic even attempted to rehabilitate that most overexposed of basics, the cargo short, cutting it in lightweight corduroy. There was a sense of anonymous cool to these pieces, in keeping with the designer's stated intention of producing discreet luxury. Whether or not cargo shorts can ever have soul is another question.


by dirk standen

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Evandro Soldati in the "The Good Shepherd" for Dolce & Gabbana



hot Brazilian model Evandro Soldati in the "The Good Shepherd" for Dolce & Gabbana, photographed by Michael Roberts.

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Larter's Allure!



Ali Larter knows how to please in these Allure Magazine pictures!



source newstoob

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David Beckham pour Armani (part iii)



More David Beckham shots for Emporio Armani!!!




David writes about all the attention his underwear photographs having been receiving on his blog

"Well I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures but last week I went to San Francisco to see the unveiling of the new Emporio Armani campaign I shot a while back. To be honest I was amazed by the huge billboard poster outside Macy’s department store, but even more amazed by the amount of people who turned up to see it! I’m always surprised by the amount of attention certain things create, but the attention this campaign has created is pretty incredible. It was great to meet some of the people who’d come out especially though, I’ve always wanted to visit San Francisco, so it was a great to finally get there..."

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JBs @ HMV Music store



The Jonas Brothers perform at the HMV music store on Oxford Street in London on Friday.
Kevin, 20, Joe, 18, and Nick, 15, just blogged about their experience at the store:


“We ended the day at the HMV Music store. The store was packed with JB fans. It was fun to see the people from the label there with their mouths wide open and their hands over their ears. The shouts were so loud. We signed for 300 people that waited in line. They told us that there were a lot of people that had been in line since the day before. The wristbands were gone in 30 minutes.


“As we were leaving there was a group of girls running after our vehicles. It will never grow old to us to see hundreds of screaming fans chasing our car AND the looks on the faces of people when our fans come around the corner running after our cars screaming. Totally crazy!”


source JustJared


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Friday, June 27, 2008

Lively & Badgley smooch!





On-and-off-screen couple Blake Lively and Penn Badgley share a passionate kiss on the set of Gossip Girl at Tilden Beach on Far Rockaway, NY on Thursday.

Blake, 20, was recently nominated for three categories for this year’s Teen Choice Awards - TV Actress: Drama, TV Breakout Star Female, and Female Hottie. Her uber-hot CW drama also received two nominations: TV Show: Drama and TV Breakout Show.



source JustJared





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Bloom @ 10th Annual White Tie and Tiara Ball



Orlando Bloom rubs shoulders with Chopard co-President Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele (in Dolce & Gabbana) at the 10th Annual White Tie and Tiara Ball held at Sir Elton John’s Woodside home on Thursday in Old Windsor, England.

The ball benefited the Elton John Aids Foundation in association with Chopard.

Elton’s partner David Furnish said: “The theme this year is ‘beach party’ so we’ve got Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys playing. The aim every year is to get people to say that it was the best one yet.”

source JustJared
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Bigga than Ben!



Dreamy Ben Barnes joins director Suzie Halewood at a photocall to promote their new film, Bigga than Ben: A Russian’s Guide to Ripping Off London, on day ten of the Edinburgh International Film Festival at The Point Conference Centre on Friday in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The 26-year-old British actor plays Cobakka in the crime-fuelled tale of two likeable but wayward Russian “pieces of Moscow scum.” Their pair arrive in London intent on bettering themselves and amassing an easy fortune.

Barnes, 26, is best known for playing the role of Prince Caspian in the latest Chronicles of Narnia film.





source JustJared





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'Never See Your Face' on MTV’s FNMTV




Style queen Rihanna sizzles in gold and blue dresses during a taping of MTV’s FNMTV on Wednesday in Hollywood.

Rihanna performed her new duet version of “If I Never See Your Face Again” with Adam Levine and the rest of Maroon 5.


source JustJared

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Levine @ GMA



Adam Levine of Maroon 5 chats up the band’s new album, “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday at New York City’s Bryant Park.



Kick off summer with performances by polished, pop-rock group Maroon 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Part 2 is a performance of “If I Never See Your Face Again” and Part 3 is “She Will Be Loved”.





source JustJared





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Liu loves Pandamonium!



Lucy Liu (in Giambattista Valli) arrives at the premiere of Kung Fu Panda at the Vue Cinema in Leicester Square on Thursday in London, England.

The 39-year-old Charlie’s Angels star plays the voice of a snake, Viper, part of the animal fighting squad.

“I’m a huge fan of [Jack Black’s]. He’s a tremendous person.”

“I just went in and had a blast. I had so much fun,” Lucy said.

Kung Fu Panda has grossed over $155 million domestically and continues to fill theater seats.





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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Giorgio Armani - spring 2009


The exoticist that lurks in Giorgio Armani’s bosom doesn’t get enough exercise. Several decades ago, he offered a samurai-influenced collection that gonged memorably amid the greige that was making his name. With his latest men’s offering, Armani could almost have been channeling Yul Brynner in The King and I. The most powerful impression the collection left was the sheen of silk shantung in intense oriental shades of lilac, cyclamen, orange, and imperial purple. It was cut into what looked like cropped dhoti pants, the uniform of Giorgio’s model posse in the finale. They dropped into yoga poses and turned as one to face the sun king, Armani himself.

Metaphor? Well, there were plenty of other impressions. From the get-go, Armani was keen to de-emphasize structure. Pants were drawstrung, jackets as unconstructed as shirts. The silhouette was softened with scarves draped around the neck or tied round the waist instead of belts. Chenille cardigans and sinuous jacquards defined the torso. Leathers were perforated, washed, or textured in ways so artful they might as well have been paper. An outfit consisting of what might have been a pajama top paired with cropped pants expressed the consummate ease that Adrien Brody was praising backstage. But a jacket in ivory crocodile was a reminder that Armani’s ease is distinctly deluxe.

by tim blanks

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Josh Hartnett on the ramp... welll



Not exactly ... A couple of days ago you had your first look at the new Emporio Armani fragrance with Josh Hartnett, today you can see the video used at the opening of the Armani fashion show in Milan.

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N gets come action!




Chace Crawford gets straddled and kissed by a friendly female in a car scene on the set of Gossip Girl in Long Island, New York on Wednesday.


Who’s the lucky girl????? Or lady, should I say? It might be Mädchen Amick, who plays a cougar in the first few eps of the upcoming season.



Other cast members seen on set: Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick and Blake Lively. Ed’s wardrobe is way more casual and dressed down today compared to his other crazy outfits like the argyle look and the short shorts!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

to our visitors!

Hey guys from every where! I had a look at our map and I amazes me that we reach so many people its kind off odd … I hope we deliver and if you have any comments, suggestions or complaints do comment we love to know what our visitors think! Feel free to send us emails, photos and let us know what’s “fetch” in your life!

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JT "Plays" in Paris



Justin Timberlake assumes his role as the new face of Givenchy “Play” at the presentation of the brand’s new fragrance at Mini Palais on the Champs Elysees, Paris on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old singer/actor wore a pretty classy outfit including a two-toned blazer but opted for a a dirty, ratty pair of boots.

In movie news, Justin’s latest comedy, The Love Guru, wasn’t shown any love at the box office this past weekend. The film, which costarred Mike Myers and Jessica Alba, only raked in $14 million in ticket sales and trailed behind Get Smart, Kung Fu Panda and The Incredible Hulk.

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Givenchy "Play" fragrance : Justin Timberlake by Tom Munro




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Etro - spring 2009


The ferns and fronds of the jungle-y backdrop apparently reflected the origins of the paisley pattern that made Etro’s fortune. Maybe it was the simple integrity of such a notion that freed Kean Etro from some of the twistier concepts he’s saddled himself with in recent seasons. If the subsequent show was a celebration of the pleasures of paisley—in shirts, shorts, flowing robes, even as stencils on the models’ skin—it was also the loosest, sexiest, most potent presentation that Etro has offered in a dog’s age.

There’s often been a tension in Kean’s collections between the riotous opulence of the colors and patterns and the somewhat uptight tailoring. Here, the Etro dandy had relaxed. There were still plenty of suits, but uptight was upended by crumpled linen and shiny silk. Suit trousers might be cargo pants. Or they would be belted with a scarf or tie. (There weren’t too many ties around necks.) The Etro buccaneer wore his gorgeous silk shirts unbuttoned to the waist, unless they came with a broderie anglaise-trimmed placket, in which case there wasn’t anything to button. Kean’s trawl through the Southeast Asia in his mind came back with the Burmese longyi (for when a sarong simply isn’t enough). Sounds like dress-up, but the show looked like a dozen reasons to feel good about the season.

by tim blanks

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Theron's sexy back on Letterman



Charlize Theron gets all wrapped up for her appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman at The Ed Sullivan Theaters in New York City on Tuesday.

Below are some of the earlier reviews of Hancock, which stars Theron, Will Smith and Jason Bateman:

Variety: “An intriguing high concept is undermined by low-grade dramaturgy in Hancock. This misguided attempt to wring a novel twist on the superhero genre has a certain whiff of The Last Action Hero about it, with Will Smith playing an indestructible crime-buster in a pointedly real-world context. Although it will inevitably open very large, this odd and perplexing aspiring tentpole will provide a real test of Smith’s box office invincibility.”

Hollywood Reporter: “The visual effects are stellar, but the true star is Smith, who again demonstrates acting chops as well as effortless charisma in a vehicle that’s only occasionally worthy of his superhuman skills.”





source JustJared





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Owen @ Armani



British actor Clive Owen hits the gray carpet prior to the Giorgio Armani show, as part of the men’s Spring/Summer 2009 fashion collection, at Milan fashion week, in Milan, Italy on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old actor has recently been filming scenes with co-star Julia Roberts from his upcoming movie, Duplicity, in Rome.

Clive has also been signed up to co-star along Naomi Watts in The International, set to be released in February of 2009. Tom Tykwer will direct the film.





source JustJared





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D&G - spring 2009


After last season's Highland fling, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce returned to sea level with a spring D&G collection inspired by the French Riviera. They didn't have any old beach bum in mind, though, rather a twenty-first-century version of Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief. The Grant élan could be felt in the tailoring—shawl-collared or peak-lapel suits in various combinations of navy and white—and in the polka dot neckerchiefs that were tied loosely under the jackets. The twenty-first-century part came in via the sheen of the fabrics—silk twill, silk cotton, silk jersey, silk everything, basically. The D&G version of an espadrille, meanwhile, had a rope sole but jettisoned canvas for patent crocodile. The best looks here—say, a shawl-collar jacket worn over a shirt in a contrasting stripe and pajama-style pants with a drawstring waist—had the ease and freshness that distinguished the Dolce & Gabbana show a few days earlier.

The designers' pursuit of the navy-and-white motif turned as relentless as the Timbaland remix of Madonna's "4 Minutes" that played on the soundtrack. When they did change things up, it was with the too-literal nautical flag prints that introduced a splash of red. These read as much Nantucket as Nice, though the model in the navy Speedo and deep-V polo soon reminded the audience that, for all his newfound sophistication, the D&G man has no intention of joining Daddy's yacht club. If this collection wasn't as jam-packed with hits as Fall's, it still bobbed along with likeable energy from beginning to end.

by dirk standen

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Bottega Veneta - spring 2009


Tomas Maier is prone to cryptic commentary about his collections for Bottega Veneta. This season, he attributed the pajama look that opened the show to his distaste for the nudity that he sees in contemporary menswear. He wanted to cover up. (With pajamas? Well, I guess bed is where most men are naked.) Fortunately, Maier’s actions were louder than his words. His collection was a master class in desirability and wearability. The quality of timelessness is occasionally evoked in the flibbertigibbet fashion world as a genuine asset, and Maier gets it right just about every time. In this instance, you might say he was trading off the late forties and early fifties—those Bogie-and-Mitchum glory days of confident masculinity—with square-shouldered blazers, full-pleated trousers, and chunky saddle shoes.

Maier clearly understands glamour (if George Hurrell had been waiting to take the mannequins’ photos as they left the catwalk, I wouldn’t have been surprised), but there is nothing retro-heavy about his approach. The lightness of the fabrics and the construction of the clothes see to that. At the same time, there is something slightly tongue-in-cheek about what he is doing, and that’s what added the vital spice to this collection. Hence a matching jacket and shirt combination in red gingham, or a companion version in blue checks with a blue spotted tie. (Maier also offered a jacket, pants, and shirt in the same shade of army brown as a more measured expression of a way to elongate the silhouette.) And at show’s end, when Noah Mills walked out on the catwalk in a white silk-shantung suit with an orchid in his buttonhole, Maier had us at good-bye.

by tim blanks

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bloom shirtless in Spain with Kerr





Orlando Bloom and his Victoria’s Secret angel Miranda Kerr are smokin’ hot while vacationing together at the Gran Hotel Residencia on the Canary Islands in Spain over the weekend.

Orly, 31, strutted shirtless in the pool, where he also pulled up his pants to work on the tan on his legs. Miranda, 25, opted for a little topless action to even out her tan. She was seen reading Abdi Assadi’s “Shadows On The Path.” It’s a discussion on the often overlooked aspect of spiritual attainment: the shadow. According to the book, it’s a common misconception for spirituality to be viewed as movement toward the light instead of delving into, identifying and integrating repressed aspects of our psyche.

source JustJared


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Gucci - spring 2009


Gucci’s press notes invoked "the new way in which youth and luxury can seamlessly coexist. " The notion that there might be a new generation hungry for her wares has been Frida Giannini’s career impetus. "We don’t care about the old folks talkin’ ‘bout the old style," indeed. Except it wasn’t that "old" catwalk classic that soundtracked her show. Instead, Giannini enlisted MGMT’s "Time to Pretend" ("this is our decision to live fast and die young") to help put her own thumbprint on the heritage of the house.

The Brooklyn duo’s florid style dictated the shape as well as the sound of the collection. The lean tailoring and the neat little leathers that Giannini loves were sneakily overtaken by a creeping jungle of tropical flora and fauna, embroidered, appliquéd, or airbrushed to spectacular effect. Even the shoes weren’t safe. Never mind the embroidered hibiscuses, they also had brightly colored heels of crocodile. Those same flowers were also embroidered on a python jacket, beaded on a biker jacket, and printed trailing up the legs of white jeans. They were so exuberantly, almost vulgarly, lush as to raise a smile. (Giannini did, after all, say that her definition of the collection was "happiness.")

She offered her Tropicana club kids jeans in dégradé shades of sunset or printed with palm fronds; shirts decorated with toucans and parrots; perforated-leather safari shorts…The guy in the parka and striped jeans, fresh off his Vespa, looked almost out of place. He was from Giannini’s old world. Now she has geographically relocated to a fantasyland of rich hippie/gypsy chic. Although the relative restraint of black-and-white jacquard tuxes with their tone-on-tone embroidery harked back to earlier collections when Frida was finding her way, the huge amethyst-and-malachite belt buckles she showed them with were definitely picking up signals from Planet MGMT.

by tim blanks

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Alexander McQueen - spring 2009


“Love You,” the invitation announced. As you moved it around, the lenticular lips puckered up with a Rocky Horror relish. But what Alexander McQueen really wanted to convey was the “über glamour” of seventies discos (in fact, he said he wanted “über über”). With such a goal, his new collection was hardly going to speak to this particular season, which has already pitched its tent for pajamalike ease. And it wasn’t actually a collection that spoke to warm weather in any shape or form, making the surface-of-the sun temperature in the show venue that much more intolerable. (One sympathized with the model who had to bear the final outfit, a metal-fronted, zip-backed jacket that must have felt like a giant, binding foundation garment.)

Nevertheless, the clothes McQueen showed had a fetishistic power, which had everything to do with their intense focus on the body. Start with his tailoring, which defined a man’s body (as opposed to the slender frames of the 90-pound weaklings that pass for mannequins on many catwalks). Add the panels of sheer fabric that allowed glimpses of the flesh moving beneath the garments, or the graphics that hinted at skeletal structure (the most spectacular were jacquard coils of smoke on the front of a jacket—they looked like a rib cage). Another alluring effect was the veiling laid over a jacket or tee. Curious that on the same day in Milan, two designers—McQueen and Miuccia Prada—should both toy with the idea of phantom garments. How does that improve your wardrobe, you ask? Well, it doesn’t, but it’s still a hell of a pretty idea.

by tim blanks

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Emporio Armani - spring 2009


Giorgio Armani's growing appetite for eccentricity knows few bounds as he charges on through life. His Emporio collection offers him a wide platform to indulge it, if only because it's more relaxed than his signature line—he gets to mix things up a little more. Here, there were shoes that looked like spats next to cowl-necked waistcoats that closed diagonally (Bugsy Malone meets A Flock of Seagulls), or a mandarin-collared top sharing catwalk space with wide-cuffed ciré shorts, or crinkled ginghams and harem pants. Armani even offered an homage to Chanel in unstructured cotton tweeds. The models had spiked, blonded hair; some of them were branded with the Armani eagle logo. The somewhat pell-mell nature of proceedings suggested the polyglot society depicted in Blade Runner, a replicant culture where bits and pieces of the past and present are boiled together to make the future. One could almost wish that Armani would push the notion even further and produce an entirely post-apocalyptic collection. The kite surfers that marched down the catwalk at show's end were much too polite.

by tim blanks

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Josh Hartnett pour Armani Diamonds

The new Giorgio Armani Diamonds for Men campaign, shot by Mario Testino, stars Josh Hartnett. It's supposed to look like a real paparazzi shot.

source NYmag

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Ben Barnes @ Armani





Prince Caspian hottie Ben Barnes poses backstage with designer Giorgio Armani after the Emporio Armani fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009 on Sunday in Milan, Italy.

The 26-year-old British actor can next be seen in the indie romantic comedy, Easy Virtue. The film tells the story of an American divorcee (Jessica Biel) who travels to the South of France and marries a young Englishman (Barnes) on the spur of the moment. The couple return to England to face his family, including his parents, played by Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas.

source JustJared


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