HOTTEST, NEWEST, LATEST This month’s fashion headlines.
1 SLINKY SEVENTIES Known for its fluid, sensual aesthetic, Gucci was a natural choice for costume designer Michael Wilkinson while dressing Amy Adams in the film American Hustle.
Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris honours Belgian designer Dries Van Noten with a retrospective of his work. The designer was given permission to replicate 19th-Century prints from the museum’s archives for his Spring/Summer ’14 men’s collection. Also in Paris, the Grand Palais highlights Cartier’s illustrious history and its role in the lives of the rich and famous, while another Parisian jeweller, Joel Arthur Rosenthal, shows his amazing creations at the Met in New York. In London, Somerset House celebrates the extraordinary wardrobe of the late Isabella Blow with the exhibition, ‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ The collection, now owned by Daphne Guinness, includes pieces from Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, and Hussein Chalayan. ‘Dries Van Noten’ is at Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, from February 28 to August 31. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr; ‘Cartier: Style and History’ is at the Grand Palais, Paris, until February 16. www.grandpalais.fr; ‘Jewels by JAR’ is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, until March 9. www.metmuseum.org; ‘Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!’ is on now until March 2. www.somersethouse.org.uk
3 TIME TRAVEL
Beginning its journey in KL, TAG Heuer launches a travelling exhibition ‘La Maison’. On display will be the Heuer family’s private treasures as well as live movement assembly demonstrations. “Each piece is a precious member of my family,” says Jack Heuer. “From the oldest stopwatch to the newest chronograph, they show who we are and what we’re made of. I’m delighted that the whole world will finally have the opportunity to see and share this with us, to know us by our proudest achievements, most breathtaking creations, and most intense moments.” ‘ La Maison’ will be at Pavilion KL from February 19 for a week.
4 HOT TROT
Men’s-inspired slippers continue to be the rage this season, reinterpreted in new textures and colours. The Sabrina loafer from Cole Haan comes in rich velvet and haircalf with grosgrain trim for an elegant and more traditional take on the shoe, while Stuart Weitzman offers an edgier version with gold studs and zipper detailing on the heel. Or go for a leopard-print ponyhair version from French Sole, guaranteed to be a wardrobe staple.
Gucci Spring/ Summer ’14
Inside the travelling exhibition, ‘ La Maison’ ‘ La Maison’ Nicholas begins its global tour Kirkwood in KL
Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer ’14
The Duchess of Windsor wearing her amethyst, turquoise, and diamond necklace created by Cartier in 1947
A design drawing from Cartier of a yellow gold ring set with emeralds, diamonds, and a coral cabochon, commissioned by the Duchess of Windsor circa 1947
Slippers, Cole Haan
Slippers, Stuart Weitzman