You Can Now Buy Amy Winehouse's Last Fred Perry Collection


The first items from the last-ever Fred Perry collection to bear Amy Winehouse‘s name are now available for your perusal online. The 14 items include argyle sweaters, polo shirts, and short-shorts in pastel blue and pink, which retail for £55-£195. (These garments have been made available as a tie-in with Winehouse’s new album, Lioness; the rest will go on sale closer to spring, the season for which they are intended.) The late singer’s fee for her work on the collection will be donated to the charitable foundation set up in her name. The clothing brand is also making a donation of unspecified value. [Official Site]

Valentino‘s downloadable desktop app of a “museum,” which serves as an archive of every look the house has ever produced and is navigable just like a physical museum, but on your computer, is now live. Reviews are positive; The Cut praises the “Library” feature, which indexes looks by runway, magazine editorial coverage, and red carpet wear. “This feature is beyond question the one that other fashion houses should emulate if (or surely, when) they mount archival websites of their own.” Women’s Wear Daily likes how you can “journey through the online museum replete with natural Roman sunlight, video interviews and iconic images of everyone from Jacqueline Kennedy wearing Valentino when she married Aristotle Onassis to Julia Roberts accepting her Oscar wearing a vintage gown by the Rome designer.” [The Cut, WWD]

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld‘s collection of lingerie for Kiki de Montparnasse is intended, she says, to “empower” and “celebrate” the “female form.” “Lingerie should feel as good to wear as it looks,” says the daughter of the former editor of Vogue Paris. “I buy lingerie for myself, not even for my boyfriend.” [Elle]

Today in Karlie Kloss, someone mocked up this idea of what her as-yet nonexistent but surely inevitable first CoverGirl ad might look like. [Fashin]

Someone who looks a lot like, but not quite exactly like, Florence Welch appears on the cover of the new British Vogue. [TFS]

Giampaolo Sgura shot Crystal Renn for a whimsical Vogue Japan editorial in which Renn wears various designers’ head-to-toe looks, replete with special branded headwear. [FGR] rounds up the year in fashion in numbers. Did you realize that Lady Gaga appeared on 36 magazine covers this year? Six famous models got married, Givenchy‘s rottweiler t-shirt sold out 11 times over, and 15 designers’ names have been seriously rumored as candidates for the creative directorship of Christian Dior. []

The artful pranksters behind Dis magazine held a Kim Kardashian lookalike kontest at Art Basel Miami. The kompetition was so fierce this girl, who dressed as Kim’s Barbara Kruger W cover, kame sekond. [Fashionista]

  • Model-slash-Transformer Rosie Huntington-Whiteley says that when she moved to the U.S. to pursue her film career, “All I kept hearing was ‘Honey, you gotta change this; your hair’s this; your legs are that; you’re not enough this; you’re not enough that; you’re too much this; why are you wearing that?’ And so it was a constant stream of judgement.” [Telegraph]
  • Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the Vanity Fair photographer behind the HBO documentaries The Black List and The Latino List is debuting a new documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Called About Face, it features interviews with Carol Alt, Marisa Berenson, Christie Brinkley, Pat Cleveland, Carmen Dell’Orefice, Jerry Hall, Bethann Hardison, Beverly Johnson, China Machado, Paulina Porizkova, Isabella Rossellini, Kim Alexis, Dayle Haddon, Cheryl Tiegs, and Christy Turlington about modeling, beauty, and aging. [WWD]
  • André Leon Talley recommends saving money by foregoing the small luxuries. “I’m not going to go to the local theater to spend $12,” he says, “when I can get a screening copy of a film,” or crash his friend Whoopi Goldberg‘s at-home screening room, like he did this Thanksgiving. Which is something ordinary people can always do — just ring Whoopi’s doorbell and say, “I’m here for that screening of Young Adult, thanks.” [The Cut]
  • Prabal Gurung just got himself a new job: creative director of the Japanese brand ICB. [WWD]
  • Donna Karan says, “I met my husband in a snowstorm. And because I couldn’t get home that night, I slept at his artist’s studio.” [The Cut]
  • Gareth Pugh has turned down offers to do limited-edition collections for mass-market retailers, including Topshop, because he “just never fancied it.” [Guardian]
  • Mario Sorrenti says that for the new Pirelli Calendar, set to be unveiled today, he wanted to make images that were “not ‘obviously’ sexy. I didn’t want them to be posing and arching and like sticking their boobs in my face or anything like that. I thought that’s what I wanted, that it would give the most immediate impact, but then I realized that wasn’t important.” Sorrenti shot Kate Moss, Milla Jovovich, Natasha Poly, Malgosia Bela, Isabeli Fontana, and others on a big farm in Corsica. Naked, of course. [WWD]
  • Today in desperate moves, the Gap is asking customers to help choose which songs get played in stores. Because the music is totally the problem with the Gap. [Racked]
  • And now, a (sobering) moment with designer and noted environmentalist Vivienne Westwood. Vivienne, you read James Lovelock — what do you think is the fate of humanity?
  • “I will say something that sounds terrible. We’re all going into the gas chamber, and what I’m saying is that it’s not a bathroom. We’re going to be killed. The human race faces mass extinction.
  • [Guardian]
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