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July 29 2014

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36 posts tagged "Christopher Bailey"

Christopher Bailey Doubles Down

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Christopher BaileyCome mid-2014, Christopher Bailey will be doubling his workload. Today, Burberry announced that Bailey will replace Angela Ahrendts as CEO in addition to maintaining his role as creative director, which he’s held for the past six years. Ahrendts has been tapped by Apple and will step into the newly created position of senior vice president. This isn’t the first time the tech giant had looked to the fashion biz for new talent: Last July, Apple hired former Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve to work on special projects. Maybe Karl Lagerfeld was onto something with his informatics-inspired Spring ’14 Fendi collection—in any event, we have a feeling tech is about to get crazy chic.

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Burberry To Move Its Menswear Show To London

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Another big win for the fledgling London Collections: Men. After receiving the support of Prince Charles and the Prime Minister in its first two seasons, it’s getting the backing of another U.K. heavyweight for its third this summer: Christopher Bailey. Burberry announced today that it is moving its menswear runway show from Milan to London this June for the Spring 2014 season. “London is the creative heart of Burberry and our global headquarters, so we are incredibly excited to be showing our next men’s collection here,” Bailey said in a statement today. “The country’s proud menswear heritage and outstanding contemporary talent give it a unique and powerful energy. It is a wonderful time to be bringing our menswear show home.”

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

Breaking Daytime’s Hourglass Ceiling

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What with all those fussy stays and complicated seams—not to mention the fact that they’ve historically required a strong-armed servant and a fainting couch, to boot—décolleté-enhancing corsets have been an after-dark affair. But for Resort, designers are showing the shapers in a comparatively casual context—seems that sometimes our days require more than just a caffeine boost. Joseph Altuzarra and Burberry Prorsum‘s Christopher Bailey layered lingerie-inspired, strapless bustiers over a relaxed button-up and T-shirt, respectively, while Australian up-and-comer Dion Lee nixed the wiring but stuck with the molded bust detail on a sheer blouse. Christine Centenera was spotted wearing it during Sydney fashion week last month.

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Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Brings London Weather To Taiwan, A Royal Anniversary, Georgia Jagger Vs. Breast Cancer, And More…

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Last night, Burberry fêted the opening of its flagship store in Taiwan with the launch of Burberry World Live, a multimedia installation inspired by London’s weather. Christopher Bailey, in Taiwan for the first time ever, was on hand at the new 14,800-square-foot shop to unveil the exclusive products created for the store and the new interactive experience. [WWD]

Happy anniversary, Kate and Will! This Sunday will mark one year since the meticulously planned, kept-under-wraps Royal Wedding, now remembered as one of the major fashion moments of 2011 (custom Alexander McQueen, anyone?). Following a busy year in the spotlight, the happy couple has chosen to celebrate their wedding anniversary behind closed doors this weekend. [Washington Post]

A collection of 23 hats, made by photographer Bill Cunningham, sold within a record ten minutes for $20,000 on 1stdibs.com. The unnamed buyer is reportedly an arts patron and friend of Cunningham’s. [WWD]

Georgia May Jagger follows in the footsteps of her mom Jerry Hall as the new poster girl for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Jagger joins Pixie Geldof in the Ellen von Unwerth-lensed campaign. [Grazia Daily]

Betsey Johnson’s 34-year-old fashion line has filed for bankruptcy protection. While Johnson’s 63 stores will likely close, the line, now owned by Steve Madden, will continue to be stocked at Saks, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom. [Forbes]

 

 

 

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Signs On With Diet Coke, Natalie Portman’s Vintage Dior Dress Sells For $50,000, And More…

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Jean Paul Gaultier has found a new gig as the creative director of Diet Coke. The designer will re-create the soft drink’s can and bottle designs, as well as star (as a detective, a therapist, and a journalist) in three short promotional films. [Vogue U.K.]

Kabuki theater is the subject of the latest exhibition at the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris. The exhibition, which runs until July 15, includes ornate costumes and accessories, show programs, and films. [WWD]

Natalie Portman’s vintage Christian Dior dress recently sold for a reported $50,000. After appearing on the Oscars’ carpet last month, the 1954 gown was bought by a private couture collector in London. [Grazia Daily]

Miuccia Prada found her way back onto Forbes‘ annual billionaires list with a net worth of $6.8 billion. The designer is also ranked as Forbes‘ 79th most powerful woman, while her husband and Prada chief executive office Patrizio Bertelli came in at number 296 on the billionaires list. [Forbes]

Christopher Bailey was recently named chair of Fashion Fringe, a British competition that looks for emerging design talent. Bailey’s duties will include selecting finalists and providing mentorship. “I am very proud to be partnering with them to unearth the next generation of exciting designers,” Bailey tells WWD. [WWD]

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