21 posts tagged "LVMH"
ANDAM’s 24-judge panel announced the six finalists for this year’s Fashion Award. On the list: Thomas Tait (who also took home the prestigious Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize in 2010 ); up-and-comer Julien David; Calla Haynes (who has been nominated for the ANDAM before); designer-slash-street-style-star Vika Gazinskaya; Cedric Charlier; and Nicolas Andreas Taralis. The judges, a group that includes Style.com’s executive editor Nicole Phelps, Humberto Leon, Emmanuelle Alt, The Daily Telegraph fashion editor Lisa Armstrong, and Virginie Mouzat, will meet in July with the finalists to select the winner. The prize, which has previously gone to the likes of Hakaan Yildirim, Giles Deacon, and last year, Anthony Vaccarello, is a total of €600,000, €10,000 worth of Swarovski crystals to use for their Spring 2013 collection, mentorship from LVMH CEO Pierre-Yves Roussel, and support from the Hudson’s Bay Company to buy the Spring 2013 collection. Stay tuned for the winner, to be announced this summer. All six of them, however, will have a space on www.thecorner.com in September to showcase and sell their collections. Pictured, a look from Tait’s Fall 2012 collection.
Tyra Banks Tops Book Charts With Modelland, Paul McCartney Ties The Knot, Christian Dior Salons Open To The Public For The First Time, And More…
Tyra Banks’ debut fiction book, Modelland, has become a New York Times best seller. The book has secured the number two spot on the list and has reached number one on the Barnes & Noble charts, and is reportedly going to be adapted for the big screen. [Vogue U.K.]
Sir Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell in London yesterday, on what would have been John Lennon’s 71st birthday. The Beatle and his new wife wore outfits designed by McCartney’s daughter Stella. [NYT]
Next weekend, LVMH will open the doors of 25 of its “heritage sites and workshops” to the public. During the two-day event, visitors can take a look inside the haute couture salons of Christian Dior, where Dior showed his first collection in February 1947. [Telegraph]
Stephen Webster, known for his “Gothic, rocker aesthetic,” is trying his hand at bridal jewelry. The collection, launching this month at the jeweler’s Mount Street store in London, includes engagement rings, wedding bands, and earrings. [WWD]
LVMH Gets Its Own Croc Tannery, The Demands Of The “New Breed” Haute Couture Clientele, Kris Van Assche’s Foray Into Film, And More…
LVMH has finalized plans to jointly own a crocodile tannery. That means high-quality crocodile skins for the croc coats that its various luxury brands, like Fendi and Celine, showed on the Spring runways. [WWD]
Ateliers are learning to cater to a “new breed of haute couture clients” from wealthy countries in the Gulf. One of their top demands: not having the same dress as their peers. That’s an understandable requirement when you are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars per dress. [Telegraph]
Supermodel Naomi Campbell and her boyfriend, Vladislav Doronin, will be honored for their charity work on October 17 at Denise Rich’s Angel Ball this year. The Cipriani Wall Street affair will also include performances by Patti LaBelle and DJ Cassidy. [Page Six]
Aside from doing Dior Homme, Kris Van Assche also designs his own men’s line. To showcase the Spring ’12 collection for the line, he teamed up with director Joost Vandebrug on his first fashion film. [Hint]
LVMH has tapped the cool kids behind Opening Ceremony, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, to be the new creative directors of Kenzo. Odds are better than even Chloë Sevigny could be the face of the brand’s ad campaign. The OC collaborator is a fan of Kenzo Takada’s early designs. [WWD]
Jean Paul Gaultier is getting his feet wet with swimwear for La Perla. The designer, who created a lingerie collection for the French line last year, has done a series of cutout and bondage-inspired suits. Madonna, are you listening?
We’re seriously crushing on Tobey Maguire. Until now, we didn’t think argyle or mock turtlenecks could be sexy, but putting the actor otherwise known as Peter Parker in Prada has changed our minds. Watch this behind-the-scenes video of his Fall 2011 campaign shoot for the brand. [Racked]
His Don Hill’s days are over, but Nur Khan is keeping busy with a new project in the works. The nightlife impresario has teamed up with Vikram Chatwal and the Strategic Group as the manager of the new “über-exclusive” club, the Electric Room, in the basement of the Dream Downtown. We’ll see you there in September during fashion week. [Page Six]
Donatella Versace wants to know—along with the rest of the world—will Riccardo Tisci (left) do Dior? She asks the Givenchy designer the burning question in conversation for the new Interview. Alas, Tisci doesn’t give her the scoop, but he does open up about his current music obsession, Nicki Minaj, as well as old favorites like Missy Elliott, Ciara, and Lil’ Kim. [Interview]
Book your reservations now: Luxury giant LVMH is opening its kitchens to the public in October on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have ever wondered how your favorite Dior perfume or Glenmorangie single-malt whiskey is made, now is your chance to take a tour of the European distilleries, vineyards, and couture houses of LVMH. [WWD]
16-year-old Molly Smith is going to have to take a break from playing football and Grand Theft Auto for the time being because she’s the newly announced star of Burberry. The Derbyshire native, who started modeling two years ago after being discovered during a Covent Garden shopping trip, will be appearing in the brand’s upcoming Fall 2011 campaign, shot by Mario Testino. [Vogue U.K.]
There is a new sun rising at Cacharel. Dawei Sun and his Belle Ninon co-designer, Ling Liu, have been tapped as the new artistic directors for the French brand’s women’s, men’s, children’s, and accessories collections. [WWD]
From now on, it’s just Chalayan. In an effort to tighten up his brand identity, designer Hussein Chalayan has shortened his label’s name. His new name might be trimmed down, but he’s expanding, too. He is launching a lower-priced collection of signature pieces, called Grey Label, set to hit stores in September. [Hussein Chalayan]