If you’d pick a voluminous ball gown over something slinky and prefer glamour to grunge, listen up: I’ve got fashion news for you! We’re talking a consulting gig for Zac Posen, a style movie hitting theaters soon, and a new challenge for Karl Lagerfeld.
(A dress from Zac Posen’s fall 2015 collection)
Zac Posen has been named as a consultant for Charles James. James, the American couture designer, was the focus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibit last spring. In May, it was announced that the Weinstein Company would be reviving the label, with Harvey Weinstein declaring, “This label deserves to be a household name in the same ranks as Chanel, Dior, and Oscar de la Renta. We are beyond thrilled to be spearheading the revival of this brand and bringing it back to the world’s finest retailers.” Page Six has announced that Zac Posen has just been hired to consult on the brand, a position also held by Harvey’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman.
Dior & I will be released March 27, and it sounds amazing. Filmmaker Frederic Tcheng knows his way around a fashion documentary—he was behind recent must-sees on Valentino and Diana Vreeland—and now he’s turned his focus to the house of Dior. He began work after Raf Simons was named creative director, and the movie was filmed over two months surrounding the designer’s first collection for the house, presented in the summer of 2012. “For me, the process of empathy is crucial when making a film,” Frederic told British Vogue. “Emotionally I was in a very similar place: excited, scared, overwhelmed. After two months, I felt like I had made that collection with them.”
Karl Lagerfeld will show Fendi’s first couture collection this summer. With his obligations to Chanel, Fendi, and his own eponymous label, it’s clear that Karl must have mastered the art of multitasking a long time ago. WWD reports the collection will be unveiled on July 8, the same week as Chanel’s couture, which translates to a very busy summer for the fashion figure. “It gives us a chance to experiment, as a couture is a platform for experimentation,” Fendi chairman and CEO Pietro Beccari said.