August 30 2014

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Christian Louboutin Makes a Pointe, Tommy Hilfiger Mulls A Stake, How Scott Sternberg Put On His Show, And More…


The master of the red soles takes on the red shoes: Christian Louboutin has designed a pair of heels inspired by ballerinas’ toe shoes to raise money for the English National Ballet. [Grazia Daily]

Does Tommy Hilfiger have designs on Michael Kors? Sources say that Hilfiger is among the private investors considering a major investment in the Kors business, which is seeking to raise $500 million through the sale of a 25 percent equity stake to fund global expansion. [WWD]

Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg brought Broadway to Italy for this year’s Pitti Uomo 80 with his West Side Story-inspired show, featuring 46 dancers and models moving to Leonard Bernstein. Here, get a behind-the-scenes look at how the showman put it all together. [Nowness]

And here’s an It bag we didn’t see coming: Margaret Thatcher’s. The former PM’s handbag was auctioned for a coalition of several charities, where it raised nearly $40,000. You know it’s got staying power—Thatcher owned it for over 30 years. [Vogue.U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy of English National Ballet