Whats Poppington: Schiaparelli vs Prada: IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS

What happens when two generations of iconic Italian fashion talent sit down and discuss the intersection of fashion, politics, art and beauty? Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli sharing a glass of wine and a few choice bon mots; wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall for that conversation? The Costume institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art certainly thinks so and their Impossible Conversations exhibit, creates a dialogue between the doyennes of eccentric chic. Its an exhibit that any fashion head needs to visit one day of the other. Films were created by director Baz Luhrman and designed by Nathan Crowley.

Keep it Pretty: Tommy Bags for American Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger has teamed up with a few top designers like Ohne Titel, Pamela Love, Prabal Gurung, and Sophie Theallet to support the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s “Americans in Paris” initiative. The Americans in Paris initiative aims at giving American designers international exposure, particularly at Paris Fashion Week. The participants created their own print for a tote bag centered around the “Americans in Paris” theme. The bags are priced at $98 each at Tommy Hilfiger flagship stores in New York City, Paris, London, and Milan, on the brand’s U.S. andJapanese websites. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Whats Poppington: Beyonce featured in Vogue Italia

Bey is continuing the huge European promo push for her new album ’4′, Beyonce is featured in a photo spread for Vogue Italia, shot by Francesco Carrozzini. For the glammed up photo shoot, Stylist Rushka Bergman decked out ‘King B’ in huge Furs over Tom Ford gowns.

Whats Poppington: Kate Moss and Jamie Hince’s wedding

The model of models, and the rocker of rockers recently tied the knot. The second most famous wedding of 2011 so far, Kate Moss, and The Kills rocker Jamie Hince finally did the holy matrimony thing in a three day marathon…the press called the wedding the “moss-stock.” Kate wore a vintage-looking, glittery off-white dress designed by close friend John Galliano, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Zelda Fitzgerald was the inspiration for Galliano, who also custom-designed dresses for Moss for her 21st and 30th birthdays.

Her shoes were by Manolo Blahnik customized with “something blue” inside, tweeted Hilary Alexander of the Telegraph. Hince wore the a very rockstylish fitted skinny blue suit that was designed by Yves Saint Laurent. Moss’s wedding wardrobe was designed by fellow Brit Stella McCartney, including the supe’s first-dance dress done in oyster silk chiffon with a cut-out back, her party dress for after the first dance, which is a mini (of course) and her going-away outfit consisting of a three-piece, wide-legged wool suit…Oh and Mario Testino was the photographer…..this is what I call a rockers wedding with class.

Whats Poppington: Isabeli Fontana pays homage to Linda Evangelista Vogue Italia 1989 Cubana Editorial

So if Vogue Paris going in on a directional change? or are they just giving props to the legends that created this thing called “superfashion”? Apparently this has been the question on everyones pouted lips since Emmanuelle Alt replaced Carine Roitfeld as the editor and chief of the print media title. Every issue that Alt has issued has so far been an dejavu moment from the past, and everyone is noticing the latest move from the magazine’s June / July 2011 issue. While the usual feedback on everything from the cover to the editorial will be posted across the webosphere, it seems most pertinent to take a look at one of the issue’s lead photo shoots, one that Alt both oversaw as editor-in-chief and personally styled, in order to answer the question of whether or not Vogue Paris is moving backwards.

Starring Isabeli Fontana with a cropped hairstyle reminiscent of a young in a Sophia Loren, a quick social media search will show you that it didn’t take long for readers of the issue to draw comparisons between this shoot and others which have come before it, particularly 1989’s Cuba pictorial featuring Linda Evangelista and lensed by Steven Meisel. So the Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott-photographed shoot isn’t exactly original. Thus there are two questions raised: first, is the photo shoot, none the less, any good? And secondly, does the lack of outright originality matter? Me personally? I think this is just a way of appreciation, the New super “it” models are just showing their respects, and I dont find anything wrong with this……..and the look is very Poppington

Whats Poppington: Patrick Demarchelier tribute to Dior

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Demarchelier provides a fitting tribute to Dior’s most appealing fashions in Vogue Russia. Maryna Linchuk stars in this couture extravaganza and the shots are staggering from start to finish.

Whats Poppington: The Baker Girl

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Emily Baker has next generation supermodel written all over her: from the chiseled cheekbones, to that mane of long blonde hair. Daniel Jackson and Marie Chaix capture the beauty at her finest forVogue China‘s latest issue in a sleek and aptly titled piece called ‘Long Term Elegance.’

Whats Poppington: Kate Moss for Vogue Japan

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Kate the Great – Kate Moss and the spring Haute Couture collections is a match made in fashion heaven, and it looks like Vogue Japan had the right idea as Kate dons a luxe wardrobe featuring Armani Prive, Givenchy and Christian Dior Haute Couture for its May cover shoot. Lensed by Mert & Marcus with styling by George Cortina, Kate proves her supermodel status with moody stares and perfect looks.

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Whats Poppington: Gisele Bundchen in Vogue Paris by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

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Whats Poppington: Anna Wintour on the cover of WSJ

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She’s more famous for having order a cover shoot for Mario testino rather than being on the front cover for one of his works, but shes made the April 2011 issue for Wall Street Journal Magazine. She’s profiled in her signature look, perfectly bangs swept over her brows, and a mod neck-length bob. If you’ve seen THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (by the way, shes wearing prada on the cover) you already know that Anna is a powerful lady when it comes to making things happen so stay tuned.

Whats Poppington: RiRi’s Vogue Spread HD

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Meet the new “Bohemian”

Edward Enninful captures the mood of the season with a range of ultra feminine delicate silhouettes in bright and pastel colours, light volumes, geometric motifs and prints that enriches the Spring Summer 2011 season.

Photographed by Norman Jean Roy for American Vogue.
Thanks to Models.com

What’s Poppington: Hedi Slimane: Anthology of a Decade

Dior Homme, Creative Director, Hedi Slimane has created a must have book if your into Rock, Glam, and Rebellion. Anthology of a Decade, a four-volume collection of his monochromatic photographs, it will also cover his early days at Yves Saint Laurent, his tenure at Dior Homme, and the newest stage of his career—in which he has traveled the world on behalf of a slew of international fashion magazines, documenting culture in all forms. Hedi is known for his black on black photographs for his latest collections.