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Valli Couture

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Giambattista Valli is no longer a guest member on the Couture calendar. The Paris-based designer, who made his debut on the Couture runways for the first time last season, was granted the official haute couture appellation early (typically designers have to wait five years to be eligible) by French fashion’s governing body, the Chambre Syndicale.

Of the decision, Chambre Syndicale president Didier Grumbach tells WWD, “It was clear from his show [in July] that he has caught the attention of a new generation of customers, and he immediately took important orders for his couture,” he says. “So it’s true that the haute couture appellation gives him legitimacy, but objectively speaking, he is already part of the system.”

Photo: Carly Otness / BFAnyc.com

The New Chambre Maids (And Men), David Gandy: The Book, Fly The Standard Skies, And More…

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France’s Chambre Syndicale, the body that organizes Paris’ fashion shows, has announced its newest members and associates. Congrats to Azzaro, Carven, Damir Doma, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Thimister, Véronique Leroy, and American (sometimes) in Paris Zac Posen. [WWD]

Dolce & Gabbana have found their ideal poster boy (literally) in David Gandy, who’s starred in many of the label’s menswear campaigns and runway shows. They’re now cementing their affection for the British-born model with a new book dedicated only to pictures of him—the first they’ve ever done focusing on a single model. [Vogue U.K.]

Next up for the Standard: its own airline. André Balazs’ do-no-wrong hotel group has launched its own mini plane service, StndAIR, offering flights to the Hamptons in a plane painted the Standard’s own cherry red. Here’s hoping for a liftoff from the Boom Boom. [W]

And Lindsay Lohan takes on her latest role: art star? The troubled actress gets in front of the lens for a short film—the first—by artist Richard Phillips, who’s no stranger to celebrity portraiture. [T]

Photo: stndair.com