Leave it to Viktor & Rolf to reinvent the LBD, launching a capsule collection called, simply, Viktor & Rolf Black Dress. Timely but timeless, each of the five pieces re-imagines the tried-and-true cocktail attire with the duo’s signature twist.
Apparently novelist Kurt Andersen is wistful for the McCarthy era: “I filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the FBI asking for anything about me they had in their files. They say they have nothing. I’m a little disappointed.” (Facebook)
What a difference a tomboyish Brit makes. After falling off the radar, Celine has come back swinging with a stellar Phoebe Philo-designed spring collection. And now, the ultimate seal of approval, an in-store boutique at Dover Street Market. (Independent UK)
Jil Sander isn’t completely allergic to global conglomerates. After a successful first run, the Prada Group refugee has signed on for a spring encore of J+ for Uniqlo. (FWD)
Better than an opera costume sale (and yet much like it), the auction of Yves Saint Laurent’s regal country estate is already raking in the big bucks at Christie’s. To wit, a set of pots and pans sold for over 15,000 euros. (WWD)
Speaking of fancy garage sales, Phillips de Pury is not to be left behind, putting on an auction of music-related art and paraphernalia. Highlights include some weird Beatles stuff, but more importantly one of Bjork’s Bernhard Willhelm-designed tribal space dresses from Volta. (The Moment)