French lingerie brand Chantelle signed on supermodel Stephanie Seymour as the face of the brand. Her curves are well known: Seymour was once a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model as well as a model for Victoria’s Secret.
Stephaine Seymour at Chantelle event, New York
Seymour, spoke to a group of editors about her own transformative experience with Chantelle.
“The first time I put a corset on, I was really impressed with my waist and my bust.” But the fit technology of Chantelle impressed Seymour. “I was wearing Chantelle before they even considered using me,” she said.
Stephanie Seymour for Chantelle
Chantelle CEO Patrice Kretz said the emphasis for the brand in the coming year would be on the enlargement of their their product range to include more exclusive and luxurious fashion-forward styles.
Seymour had this to say; “A lot of women think that wearing a bra ages you, but it doesn’t age you,” she continued. “It just makes you look sexy.”
Christian Lacroix with his new 57th Street store – his first in New York – was well worth the wait. “What a fantastic city,” said the designer at his evening opening party. “So alive, so young.” An entire spectrum models – came out to fÃªte Lacroix at a rooftop dinner at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
Mary-Kate Olsen, in vintage Missoni
New Yorkers for Children gala at the Mandarin Oriental. Missoni, the evening’s sponsor. The Italian house not only outfitted the likes of Mary-Kate Olsen and Joy Bryant but also provided the exuberant table settings. “People are definitely going to be stealing those,” predicted Rachel Zoe, pointing out the cloth napkins with their polka-dot butterfly prints.
Helen Lee Schifter, in Proenza Schouler, with Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos and Georgina Chapman, both in Missoni
Source: Style.com, Yahoo! fashion news, AP, Reuters