Chanel has launched the images of its latest ambassador, Penelope Cruz, shot by Karl Lagerfeld in the house’s cruise collection. Cruz joins Chanel plenipotentiaries Margot Robbie, Lily Rose Depp and Kristen Stewart.
There are few more fertile imaginations in European fashion today than Marine Serre. Her clothes are hybrid and experimental; don’t really follow mainstream trends and were shown with zest and novelty Tuesday in Paris.
The cat was already out of the bag yesterday but that didn’t detract from the impact of the news on Tuesday that Michael Kors is acquiring Versace for around $2 billion and changing its name to Capri Holdings.
Shunned by big Swedish brands and losing ground to Copenhagen, Stockholm Fashion Week, which took place from 28th to 30th August, is hoping to relaunch itself and increase its visibility on the international stage.
This latest Versace runway show was notable for the fact that beforehand no one was asking who would be the house's new designer. Instead, the most telling element was the collection’s tabloid headline graphics.
Think embroidered papal mantles inspiring a John Galliano masterpiece for Dior, Joan of Arc armor refashioned as sexualized corsetry by Jean Paul Gaultier or the monk habit re-styled as eveningwear by Valentino.