A WOMAN’S TOUCH: Paolo Melim Andersson, the new creative director of Chloé, already has beefed up his studio. The Swedish designer, who joined Chloé from Marni in October, has tapped Vanessa Bellanger, who previously had worked behind Lars Nilsson as studio director at Nina Ricci. Bellanger is also an alumna of Polo Ralph Lauren and John Galliano. Her title at Chloé is style and image director.

IKEA IDEA: Speaking of Lars Nilsson, he’s launching a signature furniture collection. The former Nina Ricci designer, who turned up at a François Lesage event in Paris Wednesday, said he’s teamed up with the Swedish furniture manufacturer Josef Frank to produce his designs, along with some interior textiles. “It’s a product I’ve wanted to do for such a long time,” said Nilsson, who was heading to Stockholm to present an award to Dita Von Teese, who topped Swedish Elle’s international best-dressed list. Nilsson was mum, however, on his comeback plans for fashion.

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