Fashion Scoops: Vuitton Gets its Girl … Tea for Three … French Ties
VUITTON GETS ITS GIRL: Louis Vuitton has its muse for fall and, yes indeed, it’s Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo was scheduled to be photographed in Paris over the weekend for the Vuitton ads, said sources close to the campaign. This confirms a report in...
VUITTON GETS ITS GIRL: Louis Vuitton has its muse for fall and, yes indeed, it’s Jennifer Lopez. J.Lo was scheduled to be photographed in Paris over the weekend for the Vuitton ads, said sources close to the campaign. This confirms a report in WWD on Friday. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the campaign, which also features 25-year-old male model Andres Segura, who hails from Spain. But what about her own line, not to mention Glow by JLo?
TEA FOR THREE: Debra Messing isn’t exactly known for donning vintage, but she chose Decades as the place to take tea Thursday afternoon with Isaac Mizrahi, who made a four-hour stop in Los Angeles to tape his eponymous show for the Oxygen network at the Melrose Avenue emporium. Mizrahi was bowled over by the resale tickets, exclaiming so on and off camera throughout the session, laughed owner Cameron Silver. "I think he’s the first person to come to the store and complain that everything was underpriced." So what did the designer-talk show host help the TV actress buy? "A little gift," teased Silver, "but you’ll have to wait for the episode to air."
FRENCH TIES: Is it a hot list, or a hit list? That all depends on your politics. At a time when some Americans are boycotting French products over the French government’s opposition to the American-led war in Iraq, France’s Challenges magazine has just come out with a list of the 25 most valuable brands in the country. In any case, fashion and beauty firms lead the pack, which was compiled by Interbrand France.
Drumroll, please. Louis Vuitton, one of the crown jewels of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton luxury empire, won by a long shot with a whopping value of $8.59 billion, converted from euros at current exchange rates.
Interbrand assigns a value to each brand on the basis of how much it’s likely to earn in the future. Coming in second was L’Oréal at $6.18 billion, while Chanel was fourth at $5.2 billion. Bank BNP Parabas came in third, while yogurt-maker Danone was in fifth place. Other fashion and retail brands on the list were Carrefour, ranked sixth at $4.77 billion; Hermès, ninth at $3.48 billion; Christian Dior, 18th at $1.3 billion; Lacoste, 19th at $1.25 billion, and Pierre Cardin, 24th at $442.4 million. LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault has extra bragging rights: His champagne brand Moët & Chandon came in 10th at $2.98 billion, while cognac brand Hennessy finished 12th at $2.83 billion.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews