Thursday, August 27, 2009



A film by Matt Tyrnauer

Australian RELEASE DATE: 17 September 2009

We have "two-for-one" admission tickets available to our members. Just pop into the CULTSTATUS store to pick up your tickets now. If you aren't already a member then join now:

All interstate orders will receive their tickets with purchase.

Valentino: The Last Emperor is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion featuring unprecedented access to the high temples of Haute Couture. The film is an intimate, engaging and funny fly-on-the-wall portrait of legendary fashion designer.

“Poignant. Flawless.”


“Smart and sumptuous.”

Wall street Journal

"Watching the movie is a little like gorging on chocolate and Champagne until that queasy moment arrives when you realize you’ve consumed far too much."

The New York Times

“This enthralling film is an endearingly intimate portrait. Splendidly eye-filling… As seductive and glamorous as high fashion itself.”

Film Journal International

"This up-close portrait delivers all the runway glamor and backstage gossip that fashionistas crave, yet it's also unexpectedly poignant."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Maloles - Shoes and Bags

Maloles Antignac launched her eponymous collection in 2004 with the introduction of her signature ballerina flats. The "Georges" the "Zoe" and the "Safir" are now all classics which are updated each season in different leathers and details.

Each piece is made using an artisan shoemaking practice called "Sacchetto", a form of craftsmanship that offers a glove-like construction to envelop the foot giving more agility to the shoes - so much that front of the shoe can be bent, so it will move in every direction to fit the flexibility of the foot. Each one is hand-stitched on both the interior and exterior for utmost durability, and the gold stitched sole gives an decorative and elegant touch to all the Sacchetto styles.

This season we have the Georges flat as well as the Safir in the new metal tonal studded leather. There is also a large clutch with this studded detailing. Gorgeous, luxurious and comfortable, the studded detailing is subtle but stunning.

Another unique and gorgeous piece from Maloles is the over sized Orchid Clutch in goat leather with orchid-embossed detail. The leather covered 3D look is a strong look for next season. Available in black or navy. AUD$650

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Alexander McQueen Jewellery

This is a new skull ring, which smaller and more understated. The eyes and mouth are crystal studded as usual but the skull faces sideways this time. The band has a hammered textured effect. It looks good alone or layer for more impact. AUD$295 each

Also new is the fork and spoon earrings, which features a skull on the spoon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Alexander McQueen Silk Chiffon Scarves

The large silk chiffon scarves are now back in store. We have the classic ivory with black as well as the black with ivory negative. All silk chiffons have now been uploaded onto our website with detailed photos. The pashmina versions have yet to be photographed but they will be up by the weekend. Lots of new jewellery will also be uploaded in the coming days.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Alexander McQueen Punk Glove Clutch

This unique clutch has already been making waves. The "punk" stud version has just landed at Cultstatus in rock chic black. The hardware including the zippers are all tonal black. AUD$1,295

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Balenciaga - New style : The Pouch

Another new style for this season. The "Pouch" is a rounded clutch with a tab closure and comes in either classic brass hardware (AUD$895)or the giant silver hardware (AUD$995). Already spotted on French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg at the screening of the movie “Antichrist".

BALENCIAGA - Pom Pon Classic

The PomPon has been available in the giant hardware and giant covered leather hardware for 3 seasons now but Balenciaga have finally brought out a regular hardware version for customers wanting a light-weight understated version.

Shown here in Noix and Galet. AUD RRP $2,195


We will be providing information and photos on new styles that come into the store.
The Street is a new style for FW09 and comes in classic, giant silver hardware and covered giant hardware versions. A double handle bag with zip closure, this style also has a back slip pocket. This is a bowling style bag.

The classic hardware version as pictured in these photos retails for AUD$2,195
Size: L30.5 x W30.5 x D15cm

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Balenciaga - the "CLUB" style

New style - the "Club"

Available in classic hardware or giant covered hardware.
The shape is similar to the "Day" but it is shorter and has more structure. The top drop and the sides have a reinforced trim which create a more rigid shape. The back of the bag has an additional zipper pocket. Instore now in noix (as shown in these pics) and raisin. AUD$1795 for the classic hardware version. The covered giant hardware version has yet to arrive.

Balenciaga FW09 main collection colours


A new delivery of Balenciaga arrived today and we have some main collection colours including the noix and pourpre. New styles which also arrived include the "Pouch", the "street", the "Club", the "mini money", the regular hardware PomPon (previously only available in Giant hardware) as well as the new leather cuff bracelets. Seasonal styles include the "Neo-classic" which is somewhat similar in shape to the "Square" Bag. We will be uploaded photos in the next few days but here are a few of the styles...

Neo Classic $2,295 comes in Kaki, Taupe and Orange

Leather Cuffs $275 available in Black, Charbon and Galet

Monday, August 3, 2009


Pear necklaces in various colours - $189 each

Just in. A selection of Isabel Marant jewellery including her ever popular "Pear" necklaces. Isabel Marant items cannot be sold online and so you will have to visit the store to view these pieces in person.

Beaded Hoop earrings with flower detail $149