September 2 2014

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Lagerfeld’s New Leading Lady, And More Of Today’s Top Stories


Is Karl Lagerfeld over his model muses? Freja Beha, Alice Dellal, and Saskia De Brauw (all are previous Chanel ad campaign stars) have been overlooked, and this time around, the designer has tapped French filmmaker Maïwenn Le Besco (pictured) as the face of Chanel’s latest eyewear collection. The campaign, photographed by Lagerfeld himself, will come out next September. [Paris Vogue]

LVMH is no stranger to Saint-Tropez, and now the company has its own hotel there, too. White 1921, as it’s called, is a seasonal eight-room inn (opened yesterday) with a Jean-Michel Wilmotte-designed garden bar and a wine cellar fully stocked with vintage Moët & Chandon from 1921 (a very rare vintage). Now all you need is an airplane ticket to Saint-Tropez. [WWD]

Dolce & Gabbana is launching its first kids’ collection of clothing, beachwear, accessories, and shoes this July, and it will look exactly like its main line. Well, almost. “A miniature version of our signature line,” as Stefano Gabbana described it. [Styleite]

Just in time for the Couture shows, Louis Vuitton is opening its first fine jewelry flagship in Paris on July 2. The outpost, designed by Peter Marino, will be on Place Vendôme in a seventeenth-century town house, complete with an on-site atelier. [WWD]

Iconic Italian boutique Luisa Via Roma’s fifth Firenze4Ever festival kicks off in Florence today. Catch a glimpse of some of the participating international designers, from Shanghai, Berlin, Madrid, and more, in a Lisa Paclet-directed short film starring DJ Mimi Xu (a.k.a. Misty Rabbit). [Nowness]




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