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Catherine Malandrino celebrates Fashion’s Night Out

09.03.09

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Catherine Malandrino Headlines at Harrods

06.11.09

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Internationally renowned New York based French designer Catherine Malandrino is proud to announce the opening of her new shop-in-shop at Harrods! 

 

Catherine Malandrino celebrated its ten-year anniversary this past year, expanding to include new boutiques in Los Angeles, Istanbul, Dubai, and now Catherine has selected the world famous Harrods department store as the first UK platform to launch her collection.

 

The Catherine Malandrino shop-in-shop was designed by Catherine Malandrino in collaboration with French architect and interior designer Christophe Pillet.  It is housed within the designer collections department on the first floor of Harrods and covers 680sqft. The inviting space will feature the iconic amber glass wall, a signature feature within the Malandrino stores, and a polished stainless steel wave.

 

The shop launches with the Catherine Malandrino high summer and pre fall collection on June 11th.

 

 

 

Catherine Malandrino Launches Her New Website!

06.05.09

NY, New York- starting June 1st taxis across New York City are displaying the distinctive Catherine Malandrino yellow banner to celebrate the launch of fashion designer Catherine Malandrino’s new website CatherineMalandrino.com featuring an innovative e-commerce portion Shop.catherinemalandrino.com.

 

The site is an interactive journey throughout the world of Catherine Malandrino; establishing a true connection with fans, and giving them a place where they can relate to Catherine’s story and lifestyle in a variety of ways. CatherineMalandrino.com allows the visitors behind the scenes to discover her passion, emotions, inspirations, and thoughts through her blog. You can follow Catherine on Twitter, Facebook, and even check out her latest posts on YouTube, Vimeo, and Flickr!

 

CatherineMalandrino.com leads the viewer through a seamless ribbon of exploration over six main sections; Catherine Malandrino, Malandrino, Passion, Happening, Boutique, and Shop.

 

In both the Catherine Malandrino (contemporary collection) & Malandrino (runway collection) sections fans can delve into past collections, see images and videos of runway shows,  unveiling how the Catherine Malandrino and Malandrino women has evolved and where she is going…

 

Passion begins with a personal journey through Catherine’s life.  Radio allows you to listen to all the music from Catherine Malandrino’s past shows. In Cinema, travel with Catherine and discover her latest video clip “Around the World”; from Moscow, Las Vegas, Istanbul, Paris, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Provence.

 

In the Happening section fans can find out about upcoming events, browse key press, and keep up with the latest Catherine Malandrino news and projects.  You can even click on a celebrity wearing Malandrino and purchase their exact look right then.

 

The Boutique section features a gallery of images from Catherine’s renowned boutiques around the world.

 

The Shop section and e-commerce portion Shop.catherinemalandrino.com allows users to shop online for the contemporary Catherine Malandrino collection and the Malandrino runway collection.  Shop.catherinemalandrino.com features Vintage pieces available for sale in limited quantities, beginning with Catherine’s iconic Flag Dress that has become a best seller.  There are also unique VIP special offers and future exclusive online shopping events!

 

Please visit http://catherinemalandrino.com/!

 

Join designer Catherine Malandrino on August 20 for her first ever live online interactive broadcast appearance and explore with Catherine her exciting world of fashion, design, love and sensuality as she guides us through her unique virtual world!

 

 

Designed in collaboration with Son & Sons and Pod1 Marketing.

 

 

 

 

Catherine Malandrino Judges Bravo TV’s “Make Me a Supermodel”

05.14.09

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New York, NY, February 13, 2009- Fashion designer Catherine Malandrino is a permanent judge on this season of Bravo TV’s “Make Me a Supermodel”.

Bravo’s creative competition series “Make Me A Supermodel” returns for season two with supermodel Tyson Beckford as the show’s host and mentor to the male models. Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio joins the show as mentor to the female models. Also, a new panel of esteemed judges joins the series, including world-renowned designer Catherine Malandrino, model Jenny Shimizu, and famed photographer Perou and international model-scout Marlon. “Make Me A Supermodel” follows a group of beautiful and talented men and women who will compete for $100,000 and the chance to become the next great supermodel. The series premieres on Wednesday, March 4 at 10pm ET/PT.

Catherine Malandrino was delighted to hold this permanent judgeship on “Make Me a Supermodel”, and she believes the show to be a great avenue for young models to break into the industry.  Malandrino will appear in eight episodes of the series, ultimately deciding the fate of the shows 16 contestants.

Catherine is very excited for “Make Me a Supermodel” to air, and had an amazing time during the filming of the show.

BARBIE 50th Anniversary

05.14.09

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Barbie is celebrating her 50th anniversary. To commemorate five decades of Fashion and style Barbie is hosting a Runway show during Mercedes fashion week in New York City on February 14, 2009.

Mattel has asked fifty designers to create a look that embodies the Barbie style for this special and monumental occasion. The French born- New York based Catherine Malandrino will dress the iconic international symbol of American culture.

Barbie will walk the runway draped in the ultimate symbol of the American Dream – Catherine Malandrino’s acclaimed “Flag” dress.

About the “Flag” Dress:

Catherine Malandrino presented her Flag collection in New York in February 2001, draping her models in flowing dresses printed with the stars and Stripes and cutting iconoclastic notched T-shirts from the U.S flag. In doing so, she created a fashion show based on her American Dream and the cult movie “Easy Rider”. Like Jasper Johns in his days, Catherine reinvented the starry banner in her own style.

Her boldness seduced New York department store Bergdorf Goodman, which displayed the design in its windows on Fifth Avenue in September that same year.  With the trauma of September 11, the Flag collection seemed premonitory. During this difficult time, the Flag once again became the symbol of freedom. Consequently, stylists and A-list celebrities all wanted a piece of Catherine’s patriotic fashion show: Halle Berry, Julia Roberts and Sharon Stone were photographed wearing the cult dress. Madonna wore the “Flag” t-shirt on her world tour and John Galliano for the finale of his haute couture show in Paris.

She recently reedited the eponymous dress in 2008 to honor her 10 year anniversary, Since its re-launch, the iconic dress has been worn by stars Heidi Klum, Kelly Ripa, and Meryl Streep.  A visionary image of an African American woman draped in the flag dress graces the cover of Catherine’s new book, published by Assouline.

The Zandra’s Rhodes’ Fashion & Textile Museum in London requested the iconic dress which has been part of a permanent exhibition since then.

Meatpacking District Design Week

05.14.09

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New York, NY- Catherine Malandrino’s Meatpacking District boutique will be home to “Conversation Intime”, a mix of contemporary furniture including two SEZZ lamps and a Southbeach chair by Christophe Pillet inspired by his quote, “I am for a design language that makes sense and fits with the objects that surround us.”  

 

From May 14 – 17th the Meatpacking District will be a hub of activity to more than 10,000 design aficionados visiting the neighborhood. Over four days guests will attend more than 25 free industry events hosted throughout the neighborhood.

Now in its 4th year, Meatpacking District Design ’09 has the added element of the newly opened Standard Hotel acting as headquarters.

 

Each May, New York City becomes an exciting design destination, which Mayor Bloomberg officially declared “New York Design Week”. After the shows in Milan, thousands of design leaders, retailers, international press and consumers converge here to discover the new trends and great products while generating millions of dollars in revenue for the city’s retail establishments.

 

The Meatpacking District Initiative (MPDI) hosts high-profile events during New York Design Week designed to drive traffic to the neighborhood.  As a vibrant design and shopping destination the Meatpacking District welcomes thousands of industry influencers and enthusiasts who attend New York Design Week.

 

Catherine Malandrino Hosts Event in Celebration of La Cienega Design Quarter Legends of Design Weekend

05.09.09

 

 

LOS ANGELES, CA: Catherine Malandrino will participate in the 2009 Legends of La Cienega Design Walk. Open to the public, the glamorous weekend-long event is set along Los Angeles’ preeminent design district – the La Cienega Design Quarter. With more than 40 luxurious shops and galleries, guests can stroll through the antiques, furniture, fine art, sensational bistros and boutiques as we pay tribute to past and present visionaries.

On Saturday May 9th at 3:30pm Catherine Malandrino will host a fashion presentation of her SS09 collection at the Catherine Malandrino Maison, followed by a panel discussion on pop design moderated by Degen Pener, Editor in Chief of Angeleno magazine, with renowned interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Extra TV fashion and style producer Brittany Weinstein and fashion designer Catherine Malandrino. There will also be a raffle for a $500 gift certificate at the event.

 

New to the hub of west-cost interior design and located at the heart of the district, the Catherine Malandrino Maison is the perfect addition to this year’s event. Her one-of-a-kind Maison is an innovative lifestyle boutique featuring the Catherine Malandrino and Malandrino collections, a library, and a café presented by “The Little Door” restaurant. Designed in collaboration with French architect Christophe Pillet, iconic pieces frame the space: a dramatic “Summer Rain” chandelier, with Murano hand-blown glass drops, suspended by metal chains, a patchwork of citrus glass screen, stainless steel bookshelves, and an oversized marble table. Aspects of the entire district are brought together under one elegant ceiling at the Maison.

 

MAKE ME A SUPER MODEL

03.24.09

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Catherine Malandrino Opens Dubai Boutique

01.15.09

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Dubai, UAE- The French designer Catherine Malandrino opened a new boutique in the Dubai Mall. The spectacular 36 foot high citrus yellow gradated glass and stainless steel façade embodies the essence of the Catherine Malandrino brand welcoming visitors into the 1400 square foot space.

Continuing in the tradition of Catherine Malandrino boutiques, this newest addition is designed in collaboration with French architect Christophe Pillet. The color palette of the boutique reflects Catherine Malandrino’s aesthetic with shades of warm citrus yellow. Iconic pieces frame the space: a dramatic “Summer Rain” chandelier, consisting of 953 Murano hand-blown glass drops suspended by metal chains, and a patchwork screen of amber glass to endlessly capture the light of Dubai.

The Catherine Malandrino boutique will feature the designer’s two collections, the Malandrino designer collection and accessories (bags, shoes and jewelry), and the Catherine Malandrino contemporary line. Unique lifestyle items chosen by Catherine will be presented and sold in the space as well. Special designs will be created for Dubai to respond to the unique demand of the clientele.

In March of 2005, Catherine Malandrino held a fashion show in Dubai during the World Cup- inspired by wonderful memories of a night in the desert. Having met the extraordinary women of Dubai society, Catherine has been touched by their mysterious silhouettes and unique sense of fashion that is perfectly suited for her luxurious feminine designs.

Catherine is happy to open her doors in the Middle East, making Dubai the

latest destination for the internationally sought after brand. She is very proud

to be a part of the largest mall in the world, and cannot wait to welcome a new

generation of fashionable women to her new home.

The Catherine Malandrino boutique opened its doors on January 15, 2009.

Catherine Malandrino Opens Istanbul Boutique

05.27.08

Istanbul, Turkey Catherine Malandrino opens a new boutique at Akaretler in the heart of Istanbul. The 1,100 sq. ft. boutique offers the Malandrino collection and accessories (bags, belts, jewelry and shoes), as well as the Catherine Malandrino contemporary line.  

 

Continuing in the tradition of all the worldwide Catherine Malandrino boutiques, this newest addition is also designed in collaboration with French architect Christophe Pillet. The color palette reflects Catherine Malandrino’s aesthetic with shades of a warm citrus yellow.  The boutique features the signature curved murano hand-blown glass drop chandelier suspended by metal chains and an oversized sofa with a seating area installation.  The patchwork of curved amber glass wall will capture the light of Istanbul.

 

Istanbul is a newly developing territory blooming with energy, a new destination that mixes the western and eastern cultures with distinctive local flavor. The women are curious and feminine with a refined style that embodies the Catherine Malandrino essence.

 

The company is expanding its presence in the international market and holds exciting plans for future growth in a new territory.

 

The Catherine Malandrino boutique opened its doors on May 27th, 2008.  

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