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Saint-Tropez Fever Rages On; American—Make That Milanese—Gigolo; And More…

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Is Karl campaigning for mayor of Saint-Tropez? Following Chanel’s Resort show there last month, the label has now opened a temporary store on site, too. Louis Vuitton, not to be outdone, has opened a new, larger store on the Riviera, too. [WWD]

Bergdorf held its first “virtual” trunk show this week, with W‘s Alex White and BG fashion director Linda Fargo chatting with Akris’ Albert Kriemler via Skype. “OMG” seems the only rational response. [WSJ]

The New York Times investigates Milan menswear’s preoccupation with the gigolo. Rent boys, big in ’11? (And because we need no better excuse, here’s the original—Gere in American Gigololeft.) [NYT]

Tommy Hilfiger, the newly appointed world leader of the nonprofit Millennium Promise, will address 1,000 chief officers at the U.N. tomorrow to discuss initiatives to end world hunger. [WWD]

And Refinery29 offers a peek at the Fall ’10 range from accessory designer and newly minted CFDA award winner Alexis Bittar. What to expect: geometric designs, gunmetal grays, and antlers. Price on request for that antler piece, which presumably doesn’t include the cost of any sweaters it may snag and ruin. [R29]

Photo: Paramount / The Kobal Collection

Air O.C. Now Flying Direct To Saint-Tropez

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The Saint-Tropez spirit’s in the air of late—the lucky ones actually get to vacation there (think the hordes that descended for Chanel’s Resort collection); the rest dream of it (like Marc Jacobs, who had And God Created Woman‘s Brigitte Bardot in mind for his Fall ’10 Vuitton collection, and again, it seemed, for Resort). And now comes—no surprise where trends are concerned—Opening Ceremony with its own range of French sandals. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have convinced the classic Saint-Tropez cobblers at K. Jacques to do their first-ever collaboration, the fruits of which are now in store. Three women’s styles (a gladiator, a thong, and a crisscross model) and two men’s (a chunky-strap version and a fisherman’s sandal) come in a variety of colorways, from seashore blues to rainbow and python prints. They’re the shortest distance—not to mention cheapest fare—between you and la vie Tropézienne.
$245-305, available at www.openingceremony.us.

Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony