A “modern-day version of Sarah Bernhardt.” That’s who Lorenz Baumer, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for jewelry, envisioned when designing his latest collection for the house, which he named Chain Attraction. “I had in mind an interesting, exciting and challenging woman,” he said, using those same adjectives to describe his design process. “I want women to wear the jewelry in an unexpected way...as with a simple T-shirt to the grocery store.”
The collection was broken into four groups, each centered around a large pendant necklace and featuring bracelets, earrings and rings. With the Talisman line, Baumer interpreted the symbols for power, protection and luck with various stones. The centerpiece necklace was bedecked with Imperial topaz stone in an unusal reddish-pink hue. Set in front of white diamonds, the topaz cast a pink light on the diamonds. The Hologram group featured a blue tourmaline pendant that had a near-neon tint, while the standout in the Hypnose group was a long necklace made from extremely rare green Peacock pearls with a pendant in black onyx and emeralds. The Attraction group featured Mandarin garnets from Burma as a faceted center stone and rare bead-cut stones that hung like fringe from an opal-encrusted setting. It would indeed stop traffic at the local Stop & Shop.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion