12 posts tagged "Harrods"
Having made their debuts in Harrods’ holiday windows last year, Versace’s Cinderella dress, Valentino’s butter-yellow Belle gown, Oscar de la Renta’s Snow White frock, and Escada’s Princess Jasmine look will go under the hammer—for charity—alongside other designer Disney-princess duds at Christie’s, on November 13. Prince Charming is not included in the auction price.
Alta Roma, Italy’s answer to haute couture, is currently under way in Rome. And yesterday, the winners of this season’s Who Is On Next design competition were announced. It was judged by an esteemed panel that included Saks Fifth Avenue’s Terron Schaefer, Suzy Menkes, and Harrods’ Marigay McKee. The initiative supports independent designers who produce their labels in Italy. The top talents will receive an area to show their collections to buyers during next September’s Milan fashion week (courtesy of Vogue Italia), and they’ll also create an exclusive look, which will be stocked on Yoox.com.
This year, Arthur Arbesser, a Viennese designer who spent seven years working with Giorgio Armani before launching his own line last fall in Milan, co-won the grand prize. He shared the spotlight with Julia Voitenko and Daria Golveko, the Russian duo behind Esme Vie. Continue Reading “Guess Who’s Next? Alta Roma Honors Emerging Talent” »
As part of a larger initiative to ring in Raf Simons’ new era of Dior, the storied French house will veritably annex Harrods in London from March 16 through April 14. Dior, whose relationship with London goes way back (Mr. Dior actually staged a show at Harrods back in 1953), will install 33 window displays, complete with Dior iterations of the London phone booth, teddy bears, and Dior-clad beefeaters. The exhibition-cum-event will also offer vintage photographs and sketches, 40 perfectly fashioned mini couture dresses, and an installation featuring gowns worn by the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, and Marion Cotillard. Anyone looking to take home a piece of the action, limited-edition products like Dior cupcakes (you can buy a box of four for $29.75), a snow globe, and a Lady Dior bag (a favorite of the late Princess Diana) in tartan and crocodile, will be up for sale. And those of us who won’t be in London this month might not be completely out of luck: The house is reportedly opening additional pop-ups around the world this spring.
It’s wedding bells for Brazilian supe Isabeli Fontana. The model is engaged to Rohan Marley, one of late reggae legend Bob Marley’s 11 kids. Fontana and her fiancé don’t have a date yet, but they are reportedly planning to tie the knot in the birthplace of the Rastafarian movement: Ethiopia. [Vogue U.K.]
In other Brazilian bombshell news, Gisele Bündchen is already back on a Paris Vogue cover. She was Emmanuelle Alt’s first cover girl when Alt took the reigns of the mag with the April issue, and now, a little over a year later, she’s back and (barely) bikini-clad. [Huff Po]
Sir Paul Smith is set to build an empire in China. The Brit designer has just announced his first Shanghai store (opening in December), with 24 shops in China to follow over the next five years. He’s already huge in Japan: There are over 200 Smith stores there. [Telegraph]
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations have turned into a full-fledged designer affair. The likes of Vivienne Westwood, watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Harrods have already created special collections in honor of the big event, and now Nicholas Kirkwood has unveiled his limited-edition, Swarovski-encrusted pump for the occasion. [Vogue.fr]
Liv Tyler (pictured) reportedly flew into a panic when she thought she had lost her one-of-a-kind Givenchy jacket at an after-party for the Met ball, but Lino Pastrana, a masseur who apparently works wonders on Donna Karan, Donatella Versace, and Riccardo Tisci, crawled under a table and retrieved it. Healing hands indeed. [Page Six]
Net-a-Porter’s magic hour? “It’s that kick-back moment at 9 p.m. when we notice a big surge in sales,” reveals Alison Loehnis, the site’s new managing director. “That and lunch time.” [Telegraph]
Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated this year, and diamond giant De Beers is joining the brigade of Brit labels that have signed on to toast the monarch. The company has created a Talisman crown with over 600 rare raw diamonds and precious stones, with a 73-carat diamond at the top. It will go on show at Harrods on May 15. [Vogue.fr]
Adorkable’s going country. New Girl star Zooey Deschanel tweeted last night that she’s agreed to play country legend Loretta Lynn in a Broadway adaptation of Coal Miner’s Daughter, Lynn’s life story. Sissy Spacek famously won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Lynn in the 1980 film version. [Paper]