Alexa Chung has her hands in everything lately, from a makeup line for London-based beauty brand Eyeko to the recent release of her first book, It. She somehow finds the time to get back to her modeling roots now and then, and she signed on as the face of Longchamp for Spring 2014.
Shot in Saint Tropez by Max Vadanul, this campaign showcases Alexa Chung with Le Pliage bag for the 20th anniversary of this classic. She following Kate Moss as face of Longchamp, That campaign will include a short film which will be release during New York Fashion Week.
In a career spanning more than six decades, Pierre Cardin has amassed a colossal fortune, sumptuous homes and dozens of industry honors — but the 91-year-old designer reckons his greatest luxury is freedom. “I staged fashion shows for 60 years of my life, and now I want to stand on my own, to show when I feel like it. I no longer want to have any obligations,” Cardin told WWD after the display at his restaurant Maxim’s. “I’m at home here. I can decide what I want. I am free — I don’t depend on anyone.”
For the resort 2014, Dior taps art and fashion photographer Tim Walker to shot the actress and fashion muse Marion Cotillard. Walker put Marion Cotillard’s images as a part of contemporary art. Discover pictures after the jump.
A giant Louis Vuitton trunk has been assembled in Moscow’s Red Square ahead of the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the famous fashion brand. The “Red Square trunk” is a gigantic replica of monogrammed luggage owned by Russian Prince Vladimir Orlov, who was part of the Imperial Family.
Since 2007, Marni, the Italian fashion house founded by Consuelo Castiglioni, has used the festive season to foster support for impoverished children with its annual fundraising project “Children’s Imaginary World”.
Taking fashion prizes to a new height, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is launching an international contest for young designers with some of the industry’s biggest creative figures — including Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquière, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo and Riccardo Tisci — choosing the winner.
Cartier released the fourth “Winter Tale” installment starring a butler and Cartier’s signature panther. The two protagonists walk through the snow-covered streets from Paris. This video directed by Bibo Bergeron will take you on a nostalgic journey to the 1920s.
Kering today announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier to develop his eponymous label. Maier will continue in his design role at Kering-owned Bottega Veneta, a position which he has held since 2001.
Tomas Maier’s brand was fouded in 1997 and based in United States where he has two stores, one in Palm Beach and a second in East Hampton. Bottega Veneta is the group’s second largest brand with more than one billion euros mark last year, Gucci is still the first one. Kering continues its investments strategies after New York-based Altuzarra and British brand Christopher Kane.
“A new time is coming both for my personal life and the brand Ann Demeulemeester,” she wrote in a handwritten letter to announce her decision. She said“Ann Demeulemeester is an adult brand now with its own identity and legacy that is able to continue growing with out me,” Ann Demeulemeester built a strong successful label around her gothic bohemian-inspired collections.
The designer has announced that she will be writing her first ever memoir. The 72-year-old fashion icon teamed up with Ian Kelly, friends and renowned biographer to discuss about her transformation, from elementary school teacher to Sex Pistols headmistress with untold stories. The autobiography will provide a unique look into Westwood’s personal life and her illustrious career. Published by New York-based Picador, Westwood’s autobiography set to be released in October 2014.
The Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show is always a huge event and this year, it was more entertaining than ever with a performance of Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy. Despite the big production, the show has highlighted the gorgeous models from the runway. From Candice Swanepoel to Cara Delevingne, the most known models was there.
Discover some pictures of Victoria Secret’s fashion show after the jump.
$2.1 million for a pink gold Patek Philippe watch and another gold watch by the Swiss watchmaker from 1947 sold for $1.57 million. Christie’s said that they sold 50 Rolex Daytona “Lesson One” watches in the first session for a total of $13.24 million.
Gi Booth Chair designed by Jakob Gomez is a new concept allowing people to have a dose of privacy in a public space. Gomez created a new flexible space in any particular environment. This chair takes one square meter of space and is available in three different wood.