3 posts tagged "Laura Bailey"
Smythson’s Panama diary has some seriously impressive cred. Launched in 1908, it’s been used by everyone from Sigmund Freud and Katharine Hepburn to Jonathan Saunders and Dita Von Teese. For Spring ’14, Smythson is releasing a full-on Panama collection, comprising diaries, address books, manuscript books, and beyond. In celebration of the new range, the brand has called in young British artist Quentin Jones to create a series of pretty wild works. The set of ten pieces will feature the aforementioned influencers, as well as Hardy Amies, Waris Ahluwalia, Erdem Moralioglu, Bryan Ferry, Kylie Minogue, and Laura Bailey. The works—done in Jones’ signature, surreal style of mixed media—will explore the subjects’ relationships with their Panamas. An exhibition of the art, as well as the new Panama line, will be unveiled during a special event at Smythson’s New Bond Street store today, and the show will be open to the public from Monday. In the meantime, get your Smythson x Jones fix with a gif teasing the star-studded artworks, which debuts exclusively here.
A new exhibition celebrating Hermès’ 175th anniversary is set to open at London’s Royal Academy of Art’s sister space, 6 Burlington Gardens, in May. The exhibit will include some of the brand’s most historic designs. [Vogue U.K.]
As models and designers show up to Toronto fashion week, they will arrive to a PETA film featuring Stella McCartney playing on repeat. In the video, McCartney shares important facts about leather and asks designers and consumers to partake in cruelty-free fashion. [Huff Po]
Tory Burch and Ed Brennan, chairman and chief executive of duty-free retailer DFS Group, have reportedly been added to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s board. They join the likes of Leonard Lauder, who is the acting chairman of BCRF. [WWD]
Model Laura Bailey has been appointed as the official face for the Diamond Jubilee kickoff event, the 2012 Derby Festival. She will be wearing a custom necklace designer by Theo Fennell and a bespoke hat by Philip Treacy. [Vogue U.K.]