DLK’s David and Lisa Klein – also of the diamond purveying brand Leviev – have entered a partnership with De Grisogono in the U.S. The venture will see the Kleins managing the jewelry house’s stateside business — with their brand Leviev ceasing operations in the process.
Leviev’s 700 Madison Avenue store will close, temporarily transitioning all company business to De Grisogono’s 824 Madison Avenue boutique. Leviev’s current retail space will undergo renovations, to be rebranded as De Grisogono. Come September, De Grisogono’s boutique will move into the old Leviev shop, leaving its present boutique vacant.
Ralph Lauren can add a new notch to his leather belt: Honorary Knighthood. A representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will present the honor to the iconic American designer at a ceremony next year, reports @lisajlockwood . #wwdnews
Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
And now, leveraging the success of the dress she designed for the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding reception in May, McCartney is launching, Made with Love, a bridal line including eight dresses and an ivory tuxedo, reports @natalietheodosi . “I feel very protective over the bride, because I know what it was like when I got married, and for me to do my own wedding dress. There are moments that are so personal and private, so emotional and loaded with many different issues,” McCartney told WWD in an interview in June. “I think we are really blessed to have the emotional trust with a woman. She’ll come in and feel the love that we put into everything. What she chooses can be conventional or unconventional. It’s a personal experience.” #wwdnews