Conceived as a networking event in cyberspace for luxury industry insiders, Luxury Society has attracted about 2,000 members so far, several hundred of which are executives from luxury firms.
For many, it is their first experience with social media. The Paris-based social network site, which quietly launched in February, offers profiles and the ability to link to others as well as discussion forums and an editorial section with articles and links to other publications. Later this year, it will add services, reports on the luxury industry and job postings.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"