4 posts tagged "Revillon"
Andrew Heather Signs On With Revillon, Gucci Museum Opens In Florence This Week, Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers Could Sell For Millions, And More…
Andrew Heather, who has been assisting Riccardo Tisci on Givenchy’s couture collections, has signed on as the new creative director of Revillon. The French luxury furrier has had an in-house team designing the annual winter collections since Peter Dundas left in 2009. [WWD]
This Wednesday, the Gucci Museo inside Florence’s Palazzo della Mercanzia will open in celebration of Gucci’s 90th anniversary. The museum will include a permanent archive exhibit, contemporary art installations, a Gucci eatery, a Rizzoli bookstore, and a gift shop. [Racked]
Judy Garland’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz could sell for $2 to $3 million when they go on the chopping block in December. The shoes are one of four pairs made for the movie. One pair is on view at the Smithsonian, another belongs to a private collector, and the third is MIA after they were stolen from the Judy Garland museum. [Vogue U.K.]
Over the weekend, Lady Gaga got all dressed up in a “floor-length sleeveless lacey black dress” for a Silicon Valley fundraiser for President Barack Obama. The pop star, who attended as a paying guest, said last week she wanted to discuss her “concerns about bullying” with Obama at the event. Whether she accomplished her mission or not, we don’t know. [Huffington Post]
Coming off his high-energy debut for Pucci in Milan, Peter Dundas presented his Fall collection for the French fur house Revillon today. If his Pucci babes were rock ‘n’ roll, his Revillon girls are hip-hop. With House of Pain’s “Jump Around” for background music and leather baseball caps for accessories, models showed off raccoon printed with leopard spots, and another fur—in addition to raccoon, there’s fox, beaver, and mink in the collection—spliced to look like camouflage. A few jackets came with zippers wrapping around the hips so they could be worn two ways. Dundas likes to call his creations “coups de coeur,” or irresistible impulse buys. For a certain breed of young party girl with cash to spare, that’s exactly what they’ll be.
For his Spring ’09 presentation for Revillon, Peter Dundas said his recent travels north piqued his taste for 1960′s Scandinavian design. “It just colored off on me,” the designer explained. “I wanted something simple, essential, and upbeat—it’s time to be sweet now.” This translated into watercolor shades of lavender or green for constructed shift dresses punctuated with leaflike cutouts or flowers anchored with crystals, worn with a mink bolero or a jacket in knitted fox. Dundas also extended his light and airy vibe to the feet, commissioning Parisian bootmaker Aris to make Plexiglas-soled sandals and clear loafers that look very cool (no slacking on the pedicures, however). Come next spring, the designer’s collections for Revillon will have a new home in Paris, in a yet-to-be-specified neighborhood—perhaps not very far from the shop that Yves Solomon, Revillon’s owner, is opening next door to Costes this week. And as for the designer’s travels south—specifically to Florence, where he’ll take on Pucci? “Actually, [working in] two countries helps me keep the women separate. They are very different people, so it suits me perfectly.”