Style Scoop: Lea Seydoux Keeps in Candid for Rag & Bone, Joe’s Jeans Gets Hold of Hudson, John Galliano Goes Center Stage

By  July 16, 2013

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Blue may be the warmest color, but for Rag & Bone’s Fall 2013 campaign, Palme d’Or winner Léa Seydoux kept it basic in black and white. The brand tapped Glen Luchford to shoot the candid campaign, which managing directer Marcus Wainwright praised for capturing “real moments without lighting or props.” [Fashion Gone Rogue]

You can never have enough denim. Joe’s Jeans took this to heart with the $97.6 million acquisition of Hudson Jeans, which came off the market yesterday. The move will position Hudson founder and CEO Peter Kim as a member of the Joe’s Jeans board where he will report to Marc Crossman. Still, the merger will allow for both lines to boast their independence. “Peter has done a phenomenal job of building the company to what it is today,” Crossman told WWD. “We’re going to keep our headquarters and staffs separate and really focus on maintaining the very distinct DNA of both of the brands.” [WWD]

Is John Galliano primed to captivate the stage on his redemptive return to fashion? He’s rumored to be designing theater costumes for English actor Stephen Fry‘s role as Lady Bracknell in The Importance Of Being Earnest. Fry, who is also directing the production, is rumored to be in talks with Roland Mouret and Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen for additional designs. [Vogue UK]

Equipment has gone in for The Kills… again. Indie rockers Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart held post in Mosshart’s Tennessee home where Equipment photographer Kenneth Cappello lensed the brand’s rock ‘n’ roll vibe for fall. This is The Kills’ second consecutive ad for the label; their first was for Spring 2013. [ELLE]

The perfect blowout and a major piece of bling? Where do we sign up?! BaubleBar has teamed up with Rachel Zoe‘s DreamDry destination on a set of curated gems that could win your next free blowout… or Bianca braid. [Bauble Bar]

If you think A-listers and top models get the best dibs on wedding gowns, think again. Celebrity stylist Caroline Sieber—whose clientele includes Emma Watson and Voguewed fiancé Fritz von Westenholz in Chanel haute couture. Her fashionable guests included Watson, Christopher KaneLauren Santo Domingo, Hamish Bowles, Derek BlasbergJulia Restoin Roitfeld, and Pippa Middleton. It’s only a matter of time before some—or all—of her gleeful guests end up on Mr. Blasberg’s Best-Dressed list at Harper’s Bazaar. [Telegraph]

Esteban Cortazar‘s second namesake collection for Net-A-Porter is finally here. The designer, a favorite of Solange Knowles and Nicole Richie, took his line for a sporty spin this time around, sticking to a minimal color scheme with a causal, yet chic, appeal. “This season has a significant sportswear injection, with mesh fabrics and these adaptable jacket-cape pieces,” Cortazar said. “I’ve designed ‘base’ pieces to layer up with; like the sleeveless long-length waistcoat could even look good over jeans and a t-shirt, but also really chic over the simple black cady dress. It instantly makes an outfit more interesting.”  [Grazia Daily]