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If the shoes fit… The Man Repeller wore them

This fall SaksPOV launched the new 10022-SHOE Tumblr with the help of Leandra Medine, aka the Man Repeller.  Follow the behind the scenes story of our inaugural Tumblr photo shoot as Medine skipped  around Manhattan living  out the old adage “If the shoe fits, wear it” in some of the finest shoes 10022-SHOE has to offer.

All photos by Kristen Somody Whalen

This fall SaksPOV launched the new 10022-SHOE Tumblr with the help of Leandra Medine, aka the Man Repeller.  Follow the behind the scenes story of our inaugural Tumblr photo shoot as Medine skipped  around Manhattan living  out the old adage “If the shoe fits, wear it” in some of the finest shoes 10022-SHOE has to offer.

All photos by Kristen Somody Whalen


Letter from the Editor: Pure Imagination

Editorial Director Sophia Chabbott shares her Point of View on all things stylish

Alexander McQueen was once quoted in The New York Times saying, “People don’t want to see clothes. They want to see something that fuels the imagination.” McQueen’s quote underscores this week’s theme at SaksPOV, where art and fashion converge to form something entirely new and utterly fantastical. Take for instance the behind scenes feature chronicling the fashion in the wildly imaginative Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows, where fashion becomes the ultimate fantasy. Ten exclusive fashion looks by the likes of Stella McCartney, Rag & Bone, Olivier Theyskens, and Naeem Kahn and others were commissioned to take center stage for millions of people to experience while walking down Fifth Avenue this season. One such dress drew a collective gasp when it was uncrated at Saks headquarters…

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Alexander McQueen was once quoted in The New York Times saying, “People don’t want to see clothes. They want to see something that fuels the imagination.”

McQueen’s quote underscores this week’s theme at SaksPOV, where art and fashion converge to form something entirely new and utterly fantastical.

Take for instance the behind scenes feature chronicling the fashion in the wildly imaginative Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Windows, where fashion becomes the ultimate fantasy. Ten exclusive fashion looks by the likes of Stella McCartney, Rag & Bone, Olivier Theyskens, and Naeem Kahn and others were commissioned to take center stage for millions of people to experience while walking down Fifth Avenue this season.

One such dress drew a collective gasp when it was uncrated at Saks headquarters in New York. The house of Alexander McQueen graciously loaned Saks the magnificent gown of silk organza and ostrich feathers worn by Kate Moss on the September 2011 cover of Vogue.  Designed by Sarah Burton, the claret-colored gown took 2,500 hours to create and embodies the mission house’s late namesake: to intrigue and inspire.  “When I first took this gown out of the massive box that it arrived in from London, I was utterly speechless and enraptured by its beauty,” muses Saks Women’s Fashion Director Colleen Sherin in the piece. Take a look at the custom wedge shoes especially designed to coordinate with the dress at left (photographed by Isauro Martinez-Cairo).

In Fashion on the Fly, the artist Michelle Elzay poses among Post-War and Contemporary works of art at Christie’s auction house wearing the most painterly inspired looks from Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier and Haider Ackermann, while our exclusive debut of photographer Donald McPherson’s stunning video tribute to the late Isabella Blow left those who previewed it with goose bumps.  McPherson, a close friend of Blow continues to find himself inspired by the manner and freedom with which Blow art directed his shoots.

Muses are a key facet in both art and fashion. Terron Schaefer recently ran into quite a famous muse, Rossy de Palma, at a gala honoring the director Pedro Almodovar at MoMa. De Palma, a striking model and actress has been an inspiration for the great Spanish director and also has posed for Saks many times throughout the years.  As for Peter Dundas’ muse? The creative director of Pucci, the fashion house of swirling prints and riotous color tells writer Caroline Tell that he has many.  With the list ranging from PYTs such as Eugenie Niarchos, Bianca Brandolini and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, to latter day icons like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marilyn Monroe, Dundas give the Pucci collection a Point of View unique from any other.

Where does  your inspiration come from? Share your Point of View on fashion, art, culture and shopping with us on FacebookTwitterTumblr and keep the conversation going.

Sophia Chabbott
Editorial Director


Top 10: French Glamour

This week’s Top 10 is an ode to French glamour — that perfect blend of pretty with a soupcon of edge
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