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Chloé: Attitudes
By Sarah Mower


Jane & Serge
By Andrew Birkin


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

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Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations

This cool artist's book, Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations, focuses on street photographs of Vogue Paris editors Emmanuelle Alt and Géraldine Saglio pictured alongside quotations from an eclectic array of sources ranging from Bruce Willis to Albert Einstein. The creator of the book, Wynn Dan, kindly offered to send me a copy so I will share further details once I have reviewed it. If you are interested, Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations is available via Colette, reach them directly at 01 55 35 33 90 or contact@colette.fr. Other artist's books published by Monsieur Dan include 100 Pages: Words + Pictures, Text\Image Collection, Typo Graphic Foto Graphic, Yabe Project, Graphic Paintings, and Camille Bidault-Waddington.

To learn more about Wynn Dan, read the IWTB Interview as conducted by Heather Dunhill

Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations cover image © 2010 Wynn Dan. All Rights Reserved.


Emmanuelle Alt: Androgyne

Now for something completely different!

I wanted to talk to you about an editorial styled by Emmanuelle Alt for Vogue Paris in October 2010 titled "Androgyne." Since you are not here, I had a chat with my delightful beau about the images figuring that would give us all the male and female perspective on Emmanuelle's androgynous styling choices. We managed a few words before heading straight for our shared passion, music. But let me know what you think of "Androgyne," I am interested in your thoughts — let's chat...

Kellina's favorite

mtm: Is this Emmanuelle's "thing" — androgynous fashion? I mean I see her wearing guys' jackets and jeans a lot... I hope there's more to her than that or it might get old.

kdb: shake shake shake shake shake shake shake your booty

kdb: nice, starting with a controversial lob. Emmanuelle's "thing" as you say is certainly an androgynous cool. I think she styles looks that are more feminine at times but they still have that rock 'n' roll edge which many perceive as androg

mtm: what would you say Carine's "thing" was at Vogue Paris — her trademark if you will?

kdb: Carine also has a nice rock chic vibe but with the emphasis on chic and not rock. She adds rock for flair, while i see Emmanuelle as rock based which happens to be v chic.

Michel's image of David Bowie

mtm: Ah. So Carine's a poseur and Emmanuelle's a real punk (jk!)

kdb: Heh hardly

kdb: Since they both wear fabulous jackets and shoes, one key difference is that Carine only wears skirts and Emmanuelle only wears pants. I often wondered if they did this intentionally... Whatever the impetus, pants are naturally seen as more masculine.

mtm: From what I've seen, Emmanuelle definitely has a lot of both sexes mixed in to her stuff... much more so than Carine

kdb: you mean our girl CR didn't get into the manly stuff?

mtm: maybe so... Just from what i've seen... Emmanuelle mixes the genders up more than Carine (not that Carine didn't do this on occasion)

mtm: anyway... on to those pictures.

mtm: you can't tell me she wasn't channelling David Bowie from the Man Who Fell To Earth

Kellina's image of David Bowie

kdb: ouai ! clearly. i hope she doesn't take my idea for a halloween costume (sssh)

kdb: different shoes though

mtm: well i love her if she lists david bowie as one of her influences

kdb: cool then lets say she did

mtm: although i do think he's an alien or something. the dude doesn't age.

kdb: much like say, CR?

mtm: LOL, yes, David Bowie and Carine Roitfeld are from the same planet!

kdb: LOL yes.

Michel's favoriteVogue Paris editorial images © 2010 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved. David Bowie images courtesy of virginmedia.com and frogflicks.com


Emmanuelle Alt At Roitfeld's Last Vogue Paris Party

I noticed that photographs of Emmanuelle Alt attending Carine Roitfeld's final Vogue Paris party were slow to surface but any rumors of a rift between the two are silly. Of course Emmanuelle was on hand for Carine's farewell bash, the duo have worked together for decades... I love how the various black textures work together in her outfit here. She excels at dressing for emphasis, her legs appear so tiny beneath that enormous fur. What do you think of Emmanuelle's look for the party?

Emmanuelle Alt at Vogue Paris/Gucci party © 2011 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.


Lula As Emmanuelle Alt

My lovely friend and fashion icon Lula at The Subject I Know Best turned her talented pen to the subject of Emmanuelle Alt, illustrating the new editor-in-chief for Vogue Paris dressed in her signature rock 'n' roll chic. Lula captured the insouciant spirit of Emmanuelle perfectly with her sharp shoulders and tousled hair just so. Merci beaucoup, Lula, très sympa !

Fashion illustrations © 2011 Lula — The Subject I Know Best. All Rights Reserved.


Emmanuelle Alt: 20 Ans Top Ten

Emmanuelle Alt worked with Carine Roitfeld prior to Vogue Paris at the magazine 20 Ans in the Nineties, a publication reputed for the ability to spot burgeoning talent at that time. As fashion coordinator, 20 Ans asked Emmanuelle to describe her top ten fashion favorites. It is interesting to look back and see which of her preferences have endured. Here are Emmanuelle's favorites in both French and English (by the way, I have officially stopped worrying about wearing too much black):

  1. Les tongs en plastique noir, c'est facile, chic et sexy.
  2. Des collants noirs en microfibre Wolford (à cause d'une sublime campagne de Newton).
  3. Le pantalon noir Helmut Lang, parce qu'il est indémodable, taille basse, ni large, ni moulant.
  4. Je n'en porte pas mais, de temps en temps, une jupe Ann Demeulemeester noire parfaitement coupée, pieds nus avec les jambes obligatoirement bronzées.
  5. Le manteau noir Costume National, minuscule carrure, un style couture moderne.
  6. Le soutien-gorge Glossies de Gossard, sublime, couleur noir ou chair, comme un collant, sans couture.
  7. Le tshirt noir APC manches courtes, parce qu'il est petit, qu'il ressemble à un tshrt 1970 et qu'il vieillit bien.
  8. Les lunettes mouche noires d'Armani, genre Bono de U2.
  9. La montre Rolex modèle Air King car on n'a jamais fait mieux.
  10. Une robe longue noire Galliano, chic sans être mémère, sexy, pure, avec des sandales talons Manolo Blahnik.
  1. Black plastic flip flops, easy, chic, and sexy.
  2. Black stockings by Wolford (because of the sublime campaign by Newton).
  3. Black trousers by Helmut Lang, because they are timeless and low waisted, loose fitting but not too loose.
  4. I don’t wear them [skirts] but from time to time a black Ann Demeulemeester skirt cut perfectly, barefoot, and the legs must be tan.
  5. Black coat by Costume National, tiny cut, totally modern.
  6. Glossies bra by Gossard, amazing, in either black or beige, like tights, seamless.
  7. Black short-sleeved tshirt by APC, because it is small, it looks like a tshirt from the 1970s and it ages well.
  8. Black sunglasses by Armani, like Bono of U2.
  9. Air King watch by Rolex because they do not make one better.
  10. Long black dress by Galliano, chic without being granny, sexy, pure with Manolo Blahnik heels.

Emmanuelle Alt interview © 2010 20 Ans. All Rights Reserved.