Say goodbye to the little green tree. The luxurious 2009 Maybach Zeppelin is said to be the first vehicle to feature its own fragrance atomizer. The car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March; the fi rst fragrant models will be delivered to customers in September. The patented, soundless scent system was developed in-house at the high-end German car company, a division of Daimler. It comes with two fragrances, one light and refreshing, the other a woody, rich scent based on precious agar wood; both were created by Givaudan. Car owners may also put their own fragrance in one of the three quickly changeable hand-blown glass vials that come with the system. The vials are inserted into a luminous Plexiglas sphere that sits on the back console atop the air-conditioning vents. With the touch of a button, the scent is subtly diffused throughout the lambskin and wood interior. The Maybach’s scent system even takes the workings of the human sense of smell into consideration. The atomizer shuts off automatically after about 10 minutes to prevent sensory overload. The fragrance dissipates and doesn’t linger—either in the cars’ interior or on passengers’ clothing. As a 3,950 euro ($5,167 at current exchange) option on a vehicle, which costs more than 400,000 euros ($523,240), the atomizer is nothing to sneeze at.
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