Style Notes: Supermodel Adriana Lima Wears a Dress Backwards — or Not; Mary Katrantzou x Current Elliott Launches Online
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When you've got a flawless face like Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima, it's okay to wear a dress backwards. Or frontwards. The supermodel, while attending a gala in Miami on Monday night in a white, full-length dress with sheer sides from Alberta Ferretti's Spring 2012 runway, looked like she should have worn the piece the other way around. However, the 31-year-old Brazilian claimed, "I did not wear it backward. The label is huge, so you’d have to be a cretin not to know which way to put it on. As if you don’t get dressed with 40 people taking care of your hair and makeup!" [Huffington Post]
We've been waiting to get our hands on the collaboration between Greek-born Brit designer Mary Katrantzou and American denim label Current/Elliott since we first saw it on Moda Operandi last October. And oh happy day — the collection of printed chambray buttondowns ($378), polished 80s-esque jean jackets ($428) and postage stamp-stamped boyfriend jeans ($358) has finally arrived. Not so happy day for our AmEx, but we're over the moon, still. [Vogue UK]
And in other collaboration news, Maison Martin Margiela is ready for its next partnership following last November's blockbuster showing with H&M. The label has teamed up with Casio G-Shock to celebrate the watchmaker’s 30th anniversary with a limited-edition timepiece called GA-300 that will be released on March 30. Only 3,000 limited-edition timepieces are being made at $385 a pop, and it features a removable silver leather strap that can also be worn solo as a bracelet. [Style]
An exhibit called Chanel Culture, which focuses on Coco's original inspiration for Chanel No. 5, will take place May 5 to June 5 at the Palais de Tokyo. The fragrance launched in 1921, so the exhibit will feature important works of art from the time, including pieces by Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, Constantin Brancusi and Francis Picabia. [WWD]
Never-before-seen images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh and the cast of The Wizard of Oz are up for auction. The Movie Star News Collection, started by photographer Irving Klaw in 1939, will be selling the vintage photos in a series of auctions on April 6-7 in New York City. [NY Mag]