PARIS FASHION WEEK 2021

Paris Fashion week is firming up with plans for 19 physical fashion shows including Franck Sorbier, Dior, Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton and a number of presentations, even as fears mount in Europe over spiraling cases of the coronavirus and fresh cross-border measures cast uncertainty on travel plans. Paris will welcome 84 brands during the…

LES PIEDS DANS L’HERBE

Dans la nuit du samedi 15 au dimanche 16 juillet 1978, vers trois heures du matin, une jeune femme blonde, pieds nus, en peignoir, un bébé de trois mois dans les bras arrête une patrouille de police dans une rue de Vanves : « Mon mari a été tué, à la Tourelle, venez-vite ! La…

FONDATION ELBAZ

Laurent Malecaze joins Paris-based AZ Fashions from The Webster in New York, and so Alber Elbaz Finds CEO for Fashion Startup. Laurent Malecaze as chief executive officer of his fashion startup, currently ceo of luxury retailer The Webster in New York. Elbaz confirmed his arrival exclusively and described an instant personal and professional rapport with…

A CASTLE FOR CHANEL

The French fashion house plans to unveil its annual Métiers d’Art collection on Dec. 1 at the Château de Chenonceau, one of the jewels of the Loire valley. The current château was built in 1514–1522 on the foundations of an old mill and was later extended to span the river. The bridge over the river was…

KARL AND KIM FOR FENDI

The K.K touch, Jones is to show his first collection for Fendi in February 2021, the Italian brand said in a brief press release. “Kim Jones is a great talent and since joining, he has continuously proven his ability to adapt to the codes and heritage of the LVMH houses while revisiting them with great modernity…

LVMH BETS ON THE POST TRUMP ERA

The engagement between Tiffany and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton seems to be off. The French luxury giant said it likely won’t be able to complete its planned $16.2 billion acquisition of the American jeweler after France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs asked LVMH to defer the transaction beyond Jan. 6, 2021. The request…

FROM COCA-COLA TO FRAGRANCE

A whopper or not ?There’s a new executive structure at Sephora, with Martin Brok joining the world’s largest prestige beauty retailer as president and chief executive officer, reporting to Chris de Lapuente, who previously led the chain for 10 years. Someone from Tolede told to the lord of luxury that he was a “Iacocca” when…

PARIS FASHION WARMED UP

Paris Fashion Week will go ahead this fall with 88 brands on the official calendar, although it is not yet known how many of them will be holding physical shows and presentations. Among the major brands revealed to be missing from the schedule this season are Celine, Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garçons and Off-White. As reported,…

MEN MORE CASUAL OR NOT ?

Now, as businesses across Europe and the U.S. begin to reopen, the question is raging as to whether those men going back to their offices are prepared to return to their dress wardrobe and ditch the casual look. Meanwhile, the fall collections shown nine months ago seemingly ancient history are just hitting stores. The world…

DIOR CRUISE 2021

C’est dans l’enceinte du Dôme de Lecce, le joyau de l’architecture baroque italienne au cœur des Pouilles, que Dior va dévoiler sa collection Croisière 2021. Tiens, tiens les Pouilles, cela résonne pour nous les pouilleux, les cerfs, les lads du Seigneur, les scribouillards de l’enfer, qui viennent pour le savoir-faire artisanal et qui repartent avec…

CARDI B LIKE BELFEGORE

Cardi B as Belfegor comes to haunt the Louvre. Beyoncé and Jay-Z took over the Louvre in Paris for the shoot of their “Apes–t” video in 2018. Cardi B is taking it to the next level with the unveiling on Tuesday of a giant billboard on the side of the museum featuring her debut in…

TEN UNKNOWN LABEL IN PARIS

Ten labels have been added to the upcoming Paris fashion week, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said Monday, listing them as Ami, Cecilie Bahnsen, Enfants Riches Deprimés, Ester Manas, Gabriela Hearst, Mossi, Situationist, S.R Studio LA.CA, Vejas and Wales Bonner. Ten unknown labels in Paris Fashion week, and that nobody…

ORANGE IS THE NEW VUITTON

The second drop of Louis Vuitton LV2 collection, the collaboration between men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Bape and Human Made founder Nigo, has arrived with a temporary residency in New York City, 116 Greene Street : SoHo NY New York. The SoHo storefront has been transformed as well with a bright yellow facade with…

FAN RECOVERS HER FANS

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing is back, two years after being fined nearly $130 million for a highly publicized tax-evasion scandal and avoiding the limelight as a result. Now, she has a global contract with LVMH prestige beauty brand Guerlain, and appears in its Chinese Valentine’s Day campaign to promote the limited-edition Rouge G lipstick, which comes…

THE LORD OF LOUIS MING DYNASTY

Louis Vuitton’s Biggest Shanghai Store Sees Record-High $22M in August Sales. Louis Vuitton is on track to make sales history in China amid a strong COVID-19 rebound. Its flagship in Shanghai’s Plaza 66, the largest in China, is expected to make $22 million in August, usually the sales at the store come in between $11 million…

RISE AND FALL FOR MASSIMO

The fashion designer was sentenced to five months in prison Friday morning for his part in the nationwide college admissions scandal, just hours before his wife, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, learned her own fate. Loughlin, who was believed to have a less active role in the crimes, received two months of jail time. The…

LALA LAND VON BERLIN

Alors que la Fashion Week de Copenhague s’est terminé le 10 août. Voici un label à ne pas manquer. Celui-ci a été remarqué par les influenceuses de cette monarchie constitutionnelle. Les danoises n’ont plus qu’une seule marque à la bouche : « Lala Berlin », un mur d’incompréhension qui ne s’écroulera pas avant 50 ans…