Why Designers Aren’t Safe These DaysOver the past two years, major fashion houses have chewed through head designers like a small order of fries. One minute you’re hot, and the next minute you’re, well, gone.
Paris Fashion Week Ends: Lanvin’s Dresses Hit; Vuitton’s Pants Miss• The Lanvin show celebrated the little black dress with lots of lovely details. [Telegraph]
• Marc Jacobs started the Louis Vuitton show on time, leaving attendees racing to their seats. The collection was a commercialized version of the better, more artistic collection he showed in New York — and the pants were awful. [WSJ]
Ungaro Is Hip Again; Mixed Reviews for Dries Van Noten• Just 23 years old, Esteban Cortazar brought the “It” factor back to the house of Emanuel Ungaro. [Times]
• Dries Van Noten disappoints Cathy Horyn, and Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo makes her “think the trashiness, the allure and counterpoint of trashiness, is very interesting at the moment.” [On the Runway/NYT]
Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Is Voting for Oprah
Name: Pat McGrath
Job: Editorial and fashion makeup artist; creative design director for P&G Beauty, which includes Covergirl, Max Factor, and SK-II
Neighborhood: West Village
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
All the food at Extra Virgin on Little West 4th.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Put makeup on, take makeup off, design makeup.