Fashion Scoops: Sparkle Plenty … Prada’s Pit … Brit Lit
SPARKLE PLENTY: De Beers is putting its 203-carat Millennium Star diamond on display today from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the official opening of its Bond Street store. It’s the first time the diamond will be shown in London after thieves...
SPARKLE PLENTY: De Beers is putting its 203-carat Millennium Star diamond on display today from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the official opening of its Bond Street store. It’s the first time the diamond will be shown in London after thieves tried to steal it from the Millennium Dome in 2000. The stone — the largest perfect pear-shaped diamond known to exist — is set in a platinum necklace with more than 2,000 pavé-set diamonds.
PRADA’S PIT: Miuccia Prada, a longtime sponsor of the arts, is taking her patronage to the next level. In celebration of the opening of La Scala’s opera and ballet season on Saturday, Prada has created a series of outfits for the 119-member orchestra. The looks include a long, Empire-waist, black silk dress and a fitted black jacket that can be worn with either straight pants or a simple, subtly pleated skirt. Of course, this is Prada and the look wouldn’t be complete without shoes — in this case, a delicate, low-vamped pair in black silk. Men in the orchestra pit will also sport Prada and have two suits to chose from, including a wool-stretch number paired with a white button-front shirt and a Bordeaux silk tie. Prada, a member of the La Scala Foundation since 1998, said the collection was "another way to explore the parallels between aesthetics and creativity."
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?"