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August 2 2014

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107 posts tagged "Gucci"

Frida Giannini Is Staying Put

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Frida GianniniFor the past few months, rumors have been swirling that Frida Giannini was about to be replaced in her post as creative director at Gucci , with Riccardo Tisci often touted as her potential successor. Now, Giannini has addressed the talk in an interview with WWD. “These rumors are self-generated, and even engaged François-Henri Pinault, who came to Rome and told me they were not true,” she said. “Actually, he was concerned that the rumors would not let me work serenely.” In fact, Giannini notes, she has just renewed her contract with the storied Italian house and is busy preparing to celebrate her tenth year at its helm in 2015.

Photo:Yannis Vlamos/ Indigitalimages.com

Shop the Look: Beach Bound

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Shop the Look

Is it just us or is everyone on vacation right now? If they aren’t already, nearly every friend, coworker, and family member seems to have a trip booked to Miami or St. Barts in the very near future. All we can say is…we want in. Before we know it, things will be crazy again with Resort collections, the Spring menswear shows, and everything else happening this summer. Now’s the time to unplug—preferably on a far-flung island where temperatures are a consistent 85 degrees. A few wardrobe updates are in order, of course, including a superluxe beach towel, a SPF-shielding (and cute!) rash guard, of-the-moment rainbow sunnies, and the perfect flat sandals. Consider this your new and much-improved packing list. Shop our must-have beach pieces by J.Crew, Gucci, and Barton Perreira, below.

1. J.Crew sailor-stripe rash guard, $78, available at jcrew.com

2. Barton Perreira Rio aviator sunglasses, $525, available at neimanmarcus.com

3. Gucci printed cotton beach towel, $295, available at net-a-porter.com

4. Ancient Greek Sandals Clio painted leather sandals, $240, available at net-a-porter.com

5. J.Crew string hipster, $40, available at jcrew.com

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Fall’s Freaks of Leopard

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Gucci“I am a freak of leopard,” Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele declared in the premiere episode of her hilariously addictive new Web series, J’Adore. Judging by the Fall ’14 collections, CCD isn’t the only one feeling for the fierce print these days. At Gucci, Frida Giannini put a mod sixties spin on the jungle motif, while Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller went craftsy with hers. We also saw spots at Saint Laurent and Tom Ford. But Riccardo Tisci was the man behind our favorite leopard moment of the season. His spotted looks for Givenchy were particularly carnal. In fact, we featured his plush fur coat on a cover of the new issue of Style.com/Print.

Here, a slideshow of Fall’s best leopard spots.

Watch James Franco Star in a New James Franco-Directed Gucci Ad

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After producing The Director, a documentary about Gucci designer Frida Giannini, do-everything guy James Franco is back to direct a new Gucci eyewear video. Titled Techno Color Sunglasses, the video was filmed at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles and stars Franco himself alongside model Natalia Bonifacci. They both wear Gucci’s colorful new frames and instantly engage in a romantic pursuit. The vibe is cool and retro, with washed-out colors, classic cars, and plenty of Hollywood glamour.

Prabal Gurung, Eddie Borgo, and Domenico De Sole Talk Style for SCAD

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What is style? For fashion folk, that’s a pretty existential question. But the Savannah College of Art and Design will aim to answer that with its upcoming SCADstyle 2014 conference, which will take place at its Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, campuses, as well as its campus in Hong Kong, from April 14 through 17. With such speakers as Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Eddie Borgo, Sally Singer, Bridget Foley, and Steven Kolb, among others, on its roster, the event will not only explore the concept of “style,” but also provide students (and the public—all are welcome) with invaluable knowledge and insights into the industry. “SCAD is an amazing institution, and I believe that it’s one of the greatest things when a school exposes [students] to real people who live the business day in and day out,” the program’s chair, Domenico De Sole, told Style.com. “Students will get to hear directly from very famous people like Alexander Wang and the president of Bergdorf Goodman, Joshua Shulman. It’s going to be terrific for students to hear about their real-life experiences, real-life fashion, and what it’s actually like doing business.” Considering De Sole’s successful tenure as Gucci’s longtime president and CEO, not to mention his current position as the chairman of Tom Ford International, the executive has accumulated some valuable wisdom of his own. “The greatest lesson I learned is the absolute dominant role of creativity in this industry. I didn’t realize that when I started running Gucci America forty years ago, but the real truth, what really counts, is creative growth,” he offered, adding that his advice for up-and-comers is to “remember the road to success is long and painful.”


Ahead of the conference, SCAD has created a series of films that show speakers like Borgo and Gurung (whose clips debut exclusively here) discussing their careers and definition of style. “Style is an instinctive understanding of who you are as a person and the relationship that you have with the world,” explains Gurung in his clip. Borgo, meanwhile, suggests that style is “authenticity. It’s a personal endeavor that you go through your entire life.” Interesting, right? What’s more is that prospective students and fashion fans can submit their own #IAMSCADSTYLE Instagram flicks for a chance to win a trip to attend April’s festivities.

So what’s De Sole’s definition of style? “The only thing that counts is a very strong, precise, distinct, and consistent aesthetic. [Style] is a complex subject, but that’s what’s really key.”