August 22 2014

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James Franco’s Oscar Look, John Galliano’s Paris Skirmish, The New Guy (Yes, Guy) At The White House, And More…


There’s one Oscar outfit, at least, that’s already in the bag: host James Franco’s. The Best Actor nominee—and face of Gucci fragrance—will be wearing the label. Your sneak peek at one of his custom made-to-measure suits, at left. [Gucci]

It’s been a bad day for John Galliano: The Dior designer was arrested and suspended from his duties at the house, following an altercation at a café last night that allegedly ended with the hurling of a few anti-Semitic slurs. The case is far from closed, however: Certain eyewitnesses suggest that the row was hardly Galliano’s fault and that the police arrest was far more peaceful than the news media suggests. Developing! [Vogue U.K.]

Big news (well, sorta) at the White House: The administration is naming its first-ever male social secretary, Jeremy Bernard, who has been the chief of staff to the U.S. Ambassador to France. Strike one for gender equality! [Huffington Post]

Diane von Furstenberg’s favorite muse and model has always been herself. So not a surprise to find she’s released a timely collection of seventies-inspired pieces based on her own first collection from 1970. Its name? DIANE, of course. [Fashionologie]

Illustration: Courtesy of Gucci