There's one woman who Karl Lagerfeld would jump over the moon for, (figuratively, of course), and her name isn't Choupette. The Fendi and Chanel chief designed custom pieces for Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine at a moment's notice. “I sent a note and in two days he shopped out two custom-made jackets for Cate Blanchett with the most beautiful note... and he just said, ‘For Cate, I'd do anything,’” the film's costume designer Suzy Benzinger told Lucky Magazine. “When the jackets arrived I said,‘How could he do this?’ It was right during the fashion shows and everything, and he turned them around and sent them to me. Cate put it on and it was perfect.” [Vogue UK]
Here comes the bride, er, beach bum? Sports Illustrated regular Chrissy Teigen launched a bridal bikini line with Beach Bunny that was shown at this year's Miami Swim Week. The range was inspired by Teigen's future honeymoon with fiancé John Legend, and juggles being “eye-popping as well as functional for honeymoon travel” with “a little humor” to make it stand out from other beach styles, she said. Expect it to land in stores this September. [NY Mag]
Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. during New York Fashion Week may never be the same. Proenza Schouler, which normally debuts its collection at that time, bumped its show up to 1:00 p.m. for the Spring 2014 shows. According to Women's Wear Daily, it's because design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are planning a super-secret event that night, which will most likely celebrate their 10 years in fashion. Perhaps they'll take a page from Alexander Wang's free sample sale book for the fête (wishful thinking, we know!). [Vogue UK]
Tory Burch is gearing up for another legal battle. Burch filed a trademark suit against wholesaler Lin & J for allegedly counterfeiting her company's jewelry. Now, Lin & J is firing back with a counterfeit claim of its own, saying that Burch ripped off its designs, which feature an Isis cross (that does resembles Burch's double T's). Though Burch's brand was founded in 2004, a year before Lin & J went into business, the Isis cross has been around for centuries. Could this be a case of great minds thinking alike? We'll just leave this one to the courts. [Racked]
The late Gianni Versace's Miami lair isn't the only designer crib up for sale. Vince Camuto has put his palatial Southampton estate on the market for an astounding $48 million. The 10,000-square-foot home boasts 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, a guest house, pool, oceanfront views, and an esteemed former resident: Merrill Lynch co-founder Edmund Lynch. [Curbed]
Banana Republic has sipped the collaboration kool-aid once again, this time teaming up with Kate Middleton favorite Issa London. The capsule will merge Banana Republic's safari chic style with Issa London's feminine silhouettes, resulting in 40 new apparel and accessories options that will range from $39.50 to $150. We wonder which wrap dress or polka-dotted number we'll catch the Duchess (and new mom!) in first? [LA Times]
Before she was the tech-savvy supermodel we've grown to know and love, The Face mentor Coco Rocha was an Irish dancer (remember her Jean Paul Gaultier runway moment?) turned Taipei catalogue girl. That is, until she was booked by Steven Meisel. “Any time a new girl gets to shoot with Steven, it usually means the industry is going to start to take her seriously because he takes her seriously,” she told Buzzfeed for their “How I Made it in Fashion” series. “He made Naomi [Campbell], he made Linda [Evangelista], and how crazy that I can say he made me too!
There is only one designer who could do indie rocker Beth Ditto's wedding gown justice: Jean Paul Gaultier. “So much love and appreciation to all of our family and friends who celebrated with us,” read a message from Ditto's band The Gossip. “And a huge thank you to Jean Paul Gaultier for the dream-come-true dress,” a short, tulled frock with a super-low sweetheart neckline, perfect for her Hawaiian nuptials. “Congratulations to the newlyweds,” Gaultier replied on Twitter. “All the best for Beth (and) Kristin! Love, JPG.” [Vogue UK]