MILAN — A funeral service will be held for Alberto Vignatelli, chief executive officer and president of Luxury Living Group, on Thursday at the San Mercuriale Abbey in Forlì, in the Emilia Romagna region.A pioneer in the interior design business, Vignatelli died on Dec. 4 at age 75.Born in Friuli, Vignatelli at a young age moved with his family to Forlì, where in 1960 he kicked off his entrepreneurial career in the interior design sector.In 1988, Vignatelli teamed with Carla Fendi to launch the Fendi Casa line, which is still produced and distributed by Luxury Living Group.[caption id="attachment_10859580" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Fendi Casa's 2017 collection.[/caption]"We are all deeply sad for the death of our dear Alberto, who has been our business partner for 30 years and who definitely contributed to the creation of the signature Fendi lifestyle," said Fendi chief executive officer Pietro Beccari. "We will always remember Alberto as a tireless worker, a great entrepreneur and a insightful, brilliant man."Along with Fendi Casa, the company manufactures and distributes the interior design collections of a range of luxury labels, including Trussardi, Bugatti and Bentley.In October, Luxury Living Group inaugurated the company’s largest store, a 32,000-square-foot, three-story unit located in Miami’s Design District.The company also operates flagships in Milan, London, Paris, Los Angeles and New York.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion