KEEPING TIME: “I can’t wait to wear it, it’s a beautiful object,” said Pierre Hardy at the party celebrating the launch of the Hermès Apple Watch Sunday evening in Paris.It turns out he was not the only one curious to discover the collaboration, showcased in Hermès’ cavernous Left Bank flagship, the site of the Hôtel Lutetia’s former swimming pool.Guests including Alber Elbaz and Pierpaolo Piccioli entered the packed venue via a specially created corridor of autumnal foliage and orange berries.Within one of the store’s soaring ash huts, a giant pendulum marked the passage of time, while magicians wandered among the guests, entertaining them with card tricks.Elbaz admitted he is not faithful to a particular brand when it comes to timepieces. “I have many favorites,” he said.Showing the 20-year-old Hermès watch that doesn’t leave his wrist, Stéphane Wargnier, who was Hermès’ communications director from 1997 to 2008, has a more old-school approach.“I’m very attached to it because Jean-Louis Dumas gave it to me before I joined Hermès,” he said.Pamela Golbin, meanwhile, admitted she rarely wears a watch. “I don’t keep time, time keeps me,” she said.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive