Balenciaga appoints new creative director Alexander Wang, a New Yorker with his own label, helmed the brand for three years until bowing out last week to concentrate on his own line. He in turn had succeeded Nicolas Ghesquière, a Frenchman who brought the brand back to the fold during his 15
Vogue editor Isabella Cawdor's daughter Lady Jean Campbell stars in Burberry ... She opened Nicolas Ghesquière's second ready-to-wear show for Louis Vuitton - a major coup for someone as new on the scene as her. If that wasn't enough, she's starred on the glossy pages of esteemed fashion magazines such as i-D and Dazed & Confused
Cressida Bonas in black jumpsuit at BFI Luminous Gala Dinner The thespian, who dated Prince Harry until they split in April 2014, will play the friend and confidante to Stefanie Martini's character Mary in ITV's new show, which has been adapted from Anthony Trollope's novel of the same name. Bonas, who has
Selena Gomez in FOUR ensembles as she promotes latest music in London She has been busy spending the past few days rubbing shoulders with some of the world's biggest fashion designers during London Fashion Week. And it appears as if Selena Gomez has taken in some inspiration from the fashionistas, by stepping out in the
Bringing Back Paco Rabanne's Radical Spirit Julien Dossena tackled it when he was asked—on a few weeks' notice in 2013—to help finish a Paco Rabanne collection as a short consulting gig. Mr. Dossena, a Frenchman who had recently left a design job at Balenciaga working for former creative
Taylor Swift announced as celebrity chair for 2016's Met Gala The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced Tuesday that Taylor Swift will be their celebrity chair for next year's gala happening May 2. Affectionately known as 'Hollywood prom' - the annual Met Gala is an A-list, fashion fiesta and the 25-year-old pop
Nicolas Ghesquière To Launch Eponymous Line? - Vogue.co.uk
"I could do it," the Frenchman continued. "I don't have a date, but I'll come back to tell you. " The ex- Balenciaga creative director first hinted at his desire to launch his own label to The Wall Street Journal in 2014, but at the time was solely focused on his new post at Louis Vuitton . Speaking on the topic of the fashion industy's musical chairs, Ghesquière's response was decidedly measured. there are these grand houses who bring in these designers, and the designers bring them to a new stage," he said. "It's always sad to see those chapters end, but you always hope to see them somewhere else.www.vogue.co.uk
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017: sport, athleticism and Pelè-inspired prints - Telegraph.co.uk
io de Janeiro is in the eye of a storm, beset by a collapsing government, economic turmoil and the zika-virus-carrying A. Aegypti mosquito. The metro system isn't finished, let alone the beach volleyball stadium which will be the pride of Copacabana Beach but is currently nothing more than a mass of scaffolding in the sand. Into this maelstrom last night came Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of womenswear at Louis Vuitton, to showcase his latest cruise collection for the French luxury behemoth. At first glance, his choice of the Brazilian port city seems almost as quixotic as Karl Lagerfeld’s decision to stage a Chanel cruise show in Cuba three weeks ago. It's certainly as much of a fashion ‘first’ as the Havana spectacular since there's never before been a major international catwalk show in Rio. But while the Cubans have been cut off from the wider world in fashion terms for about 60 years, Brazilians have very much kept up with the rest of us. Not only do they have genuine card-carrying supermodels - Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio... hesquière is a lover of architecture, so the choice of venue was almost as important for him as the clothes he paraded there. The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and built in the 1990s, looks like a white flying saucer that has touched down on the tip of a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea about an hour’s drive... The only way out of the building is down a curving spool of crimson concrete that spirals down to the ground, creating the most dramatic runway any of the 47 seasoned models there can ever have walked. Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854 in order to help the wealthy travel in comfort and style, and Ghesquière has been true to the brief. here was a sport and an athleticism to the clothes, whether white-stretch, multi-pocketed trousers, or performance-fabric, zip-fastened mini-dresses, that indicated that, whoever the Vuitton woman is, she’ll be going places this autumn. She’ll also be striding out in comfort since the shoes and boots shown on the catwalk were resolutely forgiving neoprene - and were the thong-toed lace-up boots inspired by flipflops. There were more nods to Brazil in the footballer print inspired by the local artist Aldemir Martins’ paintings of Pelè that adorned some tank tops. Meanwhile the ruffles, hot blues and reds, and cutaway sections on many of the mini-dresses evoked a spirit of carnival. s did the bags - some of which were styled to look exactly like a 1980s boom box, while others delighted with their fringing, graffiti decoration and vibrant pinks, yellows and scarlets. ’ Watching this joyous marriage of Vuitton and Rio was a hand-picked group of celebrities including the French icon Catherine Deneuve, the Swedish Oscar winner Alicia Vikander, Jaden (son of Will) Smith, and Adriana Lima.www.telegraph.co.uk
'I am proud to be chosen': Final Fantasy character Lightning on being welcomed into the Louis Vuitton 'family' - Telegraph.co.uk
It wasn't only the inclusion of Jayden Smith, the 17-year-old son of actor Will Smith in Louis Vuitton’s new ad campaign that has garnered headlines recently, but the casting of a virtual character too. Lightning, the heroic, pink-haired figure in cult game Final Fantasy was given a high-fashion makeover for her first modelling assignment, entering the Louis Vuitton galaxy and blurring the boundaries between reality and make-believe. Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière rationalised the unusual decision by explaining that the collection that ‘she’ models was predominantly inspired by video games. “Lightning is the perfect avatar for a global, heroic woman and for a world where social networks and communications are now seamlessly woven into our life,” said the Frenchman, adding: “She is also the symbol of new pictorial processes. How can you create an image that goes beyond the classic principles of photography and design. Lightning heralds a new era of expression. Now Lightning is speaking out about crossing over worlds (stay with us here, there's a Q&A which follows below). Some die-hard Final Fantasy fans may be up in arms that video game publisher Square Enix has allowed its heroine to be modelling for a fashion house, but the character says she 'feels' nothing but pride. In an exclusive Q&A released to The Telegraph by Louis Vuitton, Lightning discusses her new role and her journey of self-discovery. How do you feel to be part of the ‘fashion family’ along with Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Alicia Vikander. As part of the family, but I have so much to learn to catch up to these radiant women who are light years away from where I stand. I hope that one day, we can share the same stage, that different worlds can come together. Maybe that’s ambitious, even for me. Fortunately, I’m not one to give up. One of my strengths is “experience. ” I’m no stranger to overcoming challenges and finishing what I’ve set out to do. I can face any kind of trial as long as I remember the following words:. “It’s not a question of can or can’t. Some things in life you just do. ”. What do you think about Nicolas Ghesquière’s vision and his collections. Though his style was new to me, the moment I laid eyes on his collection, it was as if I was hit by a bolt of lightning. His collection fills me with a sense of serenity and pride. All this time, I thought the only style that suited me was one that mirrored who I was: strong and tough. He changed the way I see myself. Perhaps I’m finally learning who I truly am. What does it feel like to become a Louis Vuitton ambassador. My clothes were nothing more than armor to stay alive. Perhaps that makes me an unseemly choice as ambassador. Fashion isn’t something you’re taught or given, it comes from your own taste and your own choices. It displays the essence of who you are to the people around you. It makes me feel excited, a feeling similar to when I venture to unknown lands. It is a thrill that I, who has faced my share of danger, have never experienced before. LV is a new adventure―a new fantasy―that I will enjoy from the bottom of my heart. it’s what I’ve always dreamed of. I hope these days last a long time. But I’m always looking to push myself, to better myself. Sometimes I get the urge to put my life on the line.www.telegraph.co.uk
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