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11.06.13 Menswear, Premiere

Michael Shannon In Jil Sander – ‘Man of Steel’ World Premiere

Michael Shannon In Jil Sander - 'Man of Steel' World Premiere

Michael Shannon joined his co-stars Henry Cavill and Amy Adams on the red carpet for the world premiere of ‘Man of Steel’ held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday evening.

The steely-blue-eyed actor, who plays General Zod, looked very dapper wearing a Jil Sander dark-grey-green suit.

He styled his suit with a white Eton of Sweden shirt, adding a touch of colour with a moss-green Alexander Olch tie, and completing his look with classic black Cole Haan wingtip shoes with a twist, featuring a white sole.

Is it me, or could Michael Shannon pass as Richard Kiel’s son; the actor who played Jaws in the James Bond films ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘Moonraker’?

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Victoria Beckham In Jil Sander – JFK Airport

Victoria Beckham Jil Sander - JFK

No sooner had the Beckhams settled back into London life than Victoria Beckham was spotted landing at JFK airport in New York City on Sunday with the adorable Harper.

The mini fashionista wore a cosy navy coat, while mummy braved the cold to go sans coat to show off her colour-coordinated look – thankfully.

Victoria wore a Jil Sander maroon dress with navy satin sleeves, which she styled with her favourite Giuseppe Zanotti knee-length boots.

I love everything about this look, from the colour to the relaxed silhouette. I’m so thankful her all-black phase is over. This colour is gorgeous against her brunette tresses.

Signature shades completed her look.

Victoria is in town to present her Victoria Beckham and Victoria, Victoria Beckham Fall 2013 collections during New York Fashion Week.

You can buy Victoria’s Jil Sander dress in a blue-and-black from Forward by Elyse Walker.

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29.01.13

Jil Sander Gives A Rare Interview To Elle UK

Jil Sander Elle UK copy

Eight years ago Jil Sander left her successful fashion brand and watched from the sidelines as other designers steered it. Now she’s back, to finish what she started. The queen of minimalism chats with Elle UK on her return to Jil Sander, her thoughts on Raf Simons’ time at the label, her techniques to ageing gracefully and her joy of minimal style.

Below are some interview highlights. You can read the whole interview in the Elle UK March 2013 issue which is on sale tomorrow.

On what she did after she left Jil Sander: “I did many things. I travelled a lot, to places in Russia, Iran, Africa and the Near East, which I had always longed to see, but never found the leisure time to go. I read a lot and dedicated more time to my garden, but I also kept in touch with the arts and my professional work. It took some time to decide on the right move among the offers that came in quite regularly.”

On whether Raf Simons was a good fit to take over her role at Jil Sander when she left: “Yes, since he had great respect for the heritage of the brand.”

On how fashion has changed in her decade long absence: “The past decade was a time of disorientation. Stylistically, fashion moved more backwards than forwards. Economically though, things changed a lot. Globalisation triggered the huge accessories market.”

On why minimalism is seeing resurgence in fashion: “In a serious economic situation like this, people opt for understatement. They don’t feel like disguising and ‘dressing up.”

On whether she has any failsafe clothing in her wardrobe: “I only have failsafe clothing in my wardrobe. Except maybe high heels, which I wear for official evening invitations.”

On the three items she couldn’t live without: “A white shirt, dark jeans and a tailored navy coat.”

On her ethos on ageing: “To live simply, follow your dreams and never forget that anything can happen around the next corner. But the most important thing for me is to stay creative.”

Credit: ELLE UK

Celine Dion In Jil Sander – George V Hotel

Celine Dion and her husband, René Angélil, were spotted leaving ‘George V’ Hotel in Paris, France this afternoon.

The singer, who has reignited our girl crush for her splendid style, wore a Jil Sander Fall 2012 coat.

Her notched-lapel oversized wool coat with wide three-quarter length sleeves was styled with a light-grey scarf, dark-grey skinny jeans and nude accessories, including a Celine tote and pointy pumps.

What I’ve learned from this look is that grey and nude work so well together and that I also want to raid Celine’s closet.

You can buy Celine’s Jil Sander coat from farfetch.com US and farfetch.com.

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Who Wore Jil Sander Better…Gui Lun Mei or Kasia Smutniak?

Gui Lun Mei attended the 14th Taipei Film Festival awards ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan, back in July, wearing my favourite piece from the Jil Sander Fall 2012 collection.

Her elegant navy wool dress which sits just off the shoulder was styled with simple black heels.

Kasia Smutniak, the breakout star of the 2012 Venice Film Festival, wore the same dress for photocall prior to the festival which announced her as the host of the opening and closing ceremonies.

While I prefer Kasia’s shoe choice, the illusion panel didn’t match her skin tone which I found bothersome, so Gui wins for me.

You can buy Gui Lun Mei and Kasia’s Jil Sander dress from Bergdorf Goodman and Luisa via Roma.

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