Lena Dunham is already a Hollywood A-lister and all around 'It' girl, so she really doesn't need to do much else to convince us of how cool she is. But if you need a reason to love her more, the Girls star is producing a fashion documentary, and her cool factor just went through the roof. The film is called Three Suits, and it's about a LGBTQ-friendly tailor in Brooklyn, New York called Bindle & Keep and its customers. Bindle & Keep's owner, Daniel Friedman specializes in custom suits for clients who can't find the right fit at more traditional tailors. With Lena behind the project, we're pretty sure this documentary will be a hit with the fashion sect and beyond.
You already know how much we love fashion, but birthdays are also a big deal at Fashion Club headquarters (we're deeply into cupcakes and confetti around here). Naturally, we got pretty excited when we found out Lanvin, one of our (and the entire industry's) most loved fashion houses, is celebrating 125 years this year. Started by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889 with only a three hundred franc credit, the House of Lanvin has grown into what Sally Singer of Vogue calls "the fashion world’s most wanted label." In a 1934 interview with Vogue, Jeanne herself said, "I act on impulse and believe in instinct." Alber Elbaz, the house's current creative director, shares this sentiment. "I don't like formulas," he told Vogue. "I think the purpose of fashion is to cause happiness," he added. This approach, which started with a young woman designing gowns and costumes for her little girl, has clearly worked for the House of Lanvin, and we are happy to celebrate 125 years of beautiful clothing with the luxury label.
If ever a designer knew how to go out with a bang, Jean Paul Gaultier is that designer. After recently announcing his plans to stop designing a ready-to-wear collection after some thirty-plus years to focus more on his haute couture label, the designer gave his final Prêt-à-Porter presentation at the Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015 shows on Saturday. But a typical runway show this was not. Gaultier, who was the fashion industry darling from the mid-80s to the 90s with his avant garde aesthetic (think skirt-pants for men and coned corsets), presented a full-fledged beauty pageant--Miss Jean Paul Gaultier 2015 France et Outre Mer--where model Coco Rocha was ultimately "crowned" the winner. There was confetti, disco music, models in masks (hey, we told you he was avant garde), and at the end of it all, thunderous applause. It was indeed a grand finale and final farewell worthy of the great Gaultier.