Brisbane-born model Chantal Monaghan was on season 1 of Australia’s reality show The Face. As a member of Team Naomi, she did so well that she made it to the final round. Currently based in New York, Chantal has been seen on the runway for Zuhair Murad, Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier.
Today the collaboration between high fashion and hip-hop is finally available. Fashion-forward British designer J.W. Anderson and fashion forward artist A$AP Rocky from Harlem have teamed up to present a capsule collection of tracksuits, knit hats and fur “teddy” coats.
Yesterday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art held the Gala to precede the opening of its new Costume Institute exhibition, “Manus x Machina.” Curated by Andrew Bolton inside the Robert Lehman Wing, the show highlights couture and ready-to-wear techniques both handmade and technologically crafted. From the techno fashion designs of Iris van Herpen to the handcrafted fashion pieces of Alexander McQueen, I am excited to visit the exhibition space this spring.
Pictured: Artificial Flowers Case Study Wedding Ensemble, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Hamburg, 1938) for House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Autumn/Winter 2005–6 Haute Couture, back view; Courtesy of Chanel Patrimoine Collection