Style Scoop: Marchesa Gets Documentary, Best of Art Basel, Isabel Marant Opens Seoul Store

By  December 07, 2012

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at red carpet favorite Marchesa? Its founders, the newly pregnant Georgina Chapman and business partner Keren Craig are opening up a bit. The duo are the focus of a new documentary to air on Lifetime called Project Runway Spotlight: Marchesa with interviews from Halle Berry, Eva Longoria, and fashion bulwark Anna Wintour. The half-hour special will air December 20. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Here’s a message to Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Cassie, Kellen Lutz, Lenny Kravitz, and all of the other fabulous folks frolicking in Miami for the city’s Art Basel: we so wish we were you right now! If you share our sentiments, here’s a fun look at Valentino’s polka dot frenzy on South Beach and what happens when the who’s who in arts, fashion, and culture take a trip down south. [New York Times]

Proenza Schouler is ready to take it up a notch in the new year. The brand has a new licensing deal that will expand its shoe line as soon as pre-fall 2013. In other words… now! [Racked]

There’s a new boss at Gilt Groupe. Michelle Peluso, the current Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer at Citigroup, has been appointed as Gilt Groupe’s CEO, effective at the end of February 2013. She replaces the company’s founding CEO Kevin Ryan. [Gilt]

Get your American Express cards ready: Comme des Garçons and Isabel Marant are opening up shop! The former has rented a Lexington Avenue space for a New York City while Marant just celebrated her standalone Seoul, South Korea flagship last night. [WWD]

Forty thousand British women have named their favorite brands and it’s no surprise that high street retailer ZARA ranked at number one with 33% of votes. Chanel and Joseph reigned supreme as the top two designer brands, grabbing nine percent each, while H&M obtained a quarter of the vote and TopShop trailed with 20%. [VOGUE UK]