Style Scoop: Diana Vreeland Doc Wins Big, Karl Lagerfeld Captures Cassina, Condé Nast Is Headed to TV

By  April 11, 2013

It goes without saying that Diana Vreeland‘s status as one of the most important women in fashion is perpetual. Thanks to a posthumous honor from the Design Museum, her impact on life and style today champions on. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, a documentary directed by her granddaughter-in-law Lisa Immordino Vreeland, won the Fashion Design of the Year award from the London institution. The film, which revisits Vreeland’s tenure as an editor of US Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, beat out Anna Karenina costume designs, Raf Simons‘s Christian Dior debut, and the Louis Vuitton-Yayoi Kusama collaboration. [VOGUE UK]

From Fendi and Chanel to Melissa collaborations and his own namesake line, Karl Lagerfeld is quite an omnipresent man. In his latest venture, he teamed up with furniture design brand Cassina for a special installation, which debuted yesterday. “My passion for Cassina is motivated by the fact that from the beginning they have been producing the pieces of the best designers in the world,” Lagerfeld told WWD. The installation, which is on display at Cassina’s Milan flagship, will run through May 31st. [Cassina]

With The September Issue under its belt and 60,000 articles at its disposal, Condé Nast is eyeing a move to Hollywood. Dawn Ostroff, the former CW exec who now heads the Condé Nast Entertainment Group, is pushing for the company to balance a decline in print revenue with films and TV spots. While some writers and agents are contesting the initiative because of impositions on intellectual property, Ostroff says to the consumer, it all boils down to content. “In the future, the platforms are all going to blur. It’s not going to be television or digital. It’s going to all just be content,” she said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter. “And they [consumers] won’t know the difference between something that comes from Netflix or Amazon or NBC or CBS or History or Condé Nast.” [Hollywood Reporter]

Calling all cool kids! Award-winning Rodarte has teamed up with another California-based brand to add a bit of couture to street wear and help with a great cause. Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy participated in the Vans Custom Culture project, which encourages high school students to customize a blank pair of Vans to win money for their school’s art programs. The result: a classic Vans slipper where bijoux bests casual L.A. style. [Harper's Bazaar]

Craving a vintage designer find? In the world according to model Crystal Renn, thrifting may be your best bet. She opened up to ELLE UK about everything from fronting the Free People Dolce Vita collection, her go-to labels, and her chicest pieces courtesy of Goodwill. “I’m definitely not afraid of shopping in Goodwill,” said Renn. “Some of my best pieces have been found in Goodwil: a Chanel bag in Miami, a Dior coat, and vintage Louis Vuitton from the ’90s hiding in the back of a thrift store in Miami. It’s all in the search!” [ELLE UK]