Luxury brands now use almost every corner of Los Angeles for their runways, from Chanel at Paramount Studios to Burberry at the Griffith Observatory, Saint Laurent on the beach in Malibu to Gucci on Hollywood Boulevard. However, one truly iconic spot remained.
It’s like our Eiffel Tower an L.A. native said of seeing the 100-year-old Hollywood sign used as the backdrop for the fall 2024 Balenciaga show Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles.
Demna’s latest extravaganza was held on Windsor Street, which offers perhaps the best view of the landmark in the city. It was quite a culture shock to see the old monied neighborhood of Windsor Square, home to Gettys, Chandlers and the L.A. mayor’s residence, stormed by the all-black-clad, Spandex bodysuit-boot wearing, grill-sporting, avant-garde fashion set.
As Nicole Kidman deadpanned, posing in a knockout off-shoulder tweed couture coat dress that made her the day’s best dressed, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, François-Henri Pinault, Salma Hayek, and newly minted brand ambassador Nicole Kidman attended her first Balenciaga show on the street. Continue reading
Fashionphile’s “master” authenticators undergo more than 8,000 hours of rigorous training to weed out designer fakes at the luxe online marketplace. Name of school The RealReal
For example, trainees learn quickly to spot an error in the date format on a Louis Vuitton bag or the metal alloy makeup of a Cartier watch.
A $25k Hermès Birkin bag smells good, and its Barenia leather feels good, but the retailer’s first round of checks is conducted by artificial intelligence, which is trained on 30 million images to detect nearly imperceptible differences in stitching and hardware placement.
Additionally, an algorithm calculates a product’s risk based on everything from the consignor’s selling history to its popularity on the black market. But counterfeiting is making progress every day, who will win this race for cheap luxury?
Mansvelt succeeds Antoine Arnault, Bernard Arnault’s eldest son, who has held the position since 2012 and will now remain as Chairman of Berluti, Chairman of Loro Piana, and in charge of Image and Environment for LVMH.
Arnault said: “I am very happy and quite emotional to welcome Jean-Marc as the new CEO of Berluti, building on the values of elegance, audacity and unique “savoir-faire”.
Dior’s Carousel of Dreams at Saks marks the retailer’s first exclusive collaboration with a luxury fashion house for its annual holiday initiative. The largest acquisition in Saks history took 10 months of planning by 100 artisans and involved designing and manufacturing objects in Italy for the Saks building and flying them to New York, hello eco planet.
Saks’ annual holiday celebration, which begins with its magnificent light show on Fifth Avenue, is one of the most anticipated, spectacular and enchanting in the world.
Marc Metrick, CEO of Saks, and Delphine Arnault, president and CEO of Dior, were introduced Monday evening at the unveiling in front of the flagship product.
Earlier this week, Meta and Christian Louboutin filed a lawsuit against a Mexican individual accused of running a counterfeiting operation.
In violation of Meta’s terms, Cesar Octavio Guerrero Alejo has operated an online business trafficking in counterfeit goods, including fake Louboutin-branded shoes, handbags, and accessories, starting in June 2020 and continuing until May 2023.
According to the lawsuit, Alejo created and maintained at least 44 Facebook user accounts from May 3, 2010, to Jan. 11, 2023, as well as 32 Instagram accounts from Oct. 15, 2015, to Dec. 28, 2022. Continue reading
Introducing Tiffany Co.’s latest ambassador Camille Cottin at the Opéra Garnier. On Wednesday, the French jeweler revealed the actress’ new role, just weeks after she was photographed snatching a Tiffany Co. ring from the Paris landmark’s monumental tarp. Continue reading
Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract at Louis Vuitton has been extended for another five years, a sign of continuity within the world’s largest luxury brand. This is the designer’s 10th anniversary as artistic director of the brand’s women’s collection, so the one also called after Marc Jacob remains at Vuitton.