Style Scoop: Fall for Prada, Saint Laurent’s New Face, The Cost of Front Row

By  May 21, 2014

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Prada’s Fall 2014 ad is here and it’s good. The Italian fashion house chose up-and-coming model Mica Arganaraz to front the fall ad campaign. Steven Meisel shot it in New York’s concrete jungle to show a strong contrast to the opulence of the clothing. [Womens Wear Daily]

Marc Jacobs isn’t the only designer who appreciates women of a certain age. English songwriter, singer and actress Marianne Faithfull is the latest  star of Hedi Laurent’s Music Project following his work with the likes of Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Daft Punk, and Kim Gordon. [Fashioninsta]

We’re not in the business of shattering dreams but if you thought celebrities flocked to be seated front row during a fashion show in hopes of perhaps, maybe just a sample, think again. How much cash the label has to burn could be the difference in booking Beyoncè or Rihanna and Chloe Sevigny. For the record, we would do it for free. [The Telegraph]

Following Joe Zee’s departure from Elle magazine for Yahoo, the magazine has brought on Alex Gonzalez to serve as the new creative director. Prior to joining Elle, Gonzalez had a dual role at Town & Country and Marie Claire. Moving forward, he will keep up his work at Town & Country but give up MC. “Alex is a pro,” the glossy’s EIC said. “Joe [Zee] did a great job at Elle. We rebuilt the roster of photographers and stylists. Alex has his own relationships and his own aesthethics. He will be working within the codes of the magazine and bringing a fresh eye and and energy.” [Womens’ Wear Daily]

Celine is doing a resort show in China tomorrow—the latest in designers who have embraced the country. Balenciaga, Burberry, Michael Kors, and even the MET, are all showing love to China. For Celine, it’s simply a matter of giving the people what they want. “The once-logo-mad culture is starting to shift, with customers placing increasing emphasis on minimalist, Philo-esque design.” [The Cut]

Forever 21 is getting art-y! The fast fashion retailer is introducing a new artist series inspired by the work of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat featuring images and symbols of their iconic work on tank tops, bodysuits and more available on Friday, May 23rd. [Glam Inbox]