GUCCI VACCINATES EMPLOYEES

Gucci will open the doors of its corporate offices and facilities to vaccinate more than 6,000 Italian employees, including offices, factories and retail. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has been slow in Italy and a number of Italian fashion companies are taking steps to help speed up the process.

Gucci on Monday said it was joining an initiative by Italy’s association Confindustria. Even LVMH has thought of using its new flagship la Samaritaine to vaccinate its employees. As soon as Italian national and regional health regulations allow it, Gucci will open the doors of its corporate offices and facilities to vaccinate more than 6,000 Italian employees, from offices, factories and retail.

The decision is in line with that of parent company Kering, which is offering its own spaces and those of the other brands of the group operating in Italy. Continue reading

MAURIZIO GUCCI A VISIONARY

While much of the subsequent media attention obviously focused on Maurizio Gucci’s murder in 1995 the anniversary of which is Saturday his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani’s jealousy and greed, and their strained relationship, Morante talked some light on the events that preceded the tragedy and which also helped set the scene for the global development of the luxury goods industry  such as the arrival of private equity funds and international and diverse creative and management teams as well as the challenges family businesses face.

Maurizio Gucci was the first to realize the potential of the Gucci brand at a moment when the luxury industry was nascent. In the late ‘80s, Maurizio understood ahead of time that the luxury industry was about to embark on and experience a global renaissance. Not everybody was convinced at that stage, he told to Jacques Mouclier about Haute Couture and Metiers d’Art ; the only man who shared the same opinion. Continue reading

LADY KLAMA STUDIO L.A

Lady Gaga is today unveiling “The Studio by Klarna x Haus Labs. The creative space, a hub for her cosmetics brand Haus Laboratories, is based in Los Angeles County.

The pop star and actress who’s currently making headlines as she shoots Ridley Scott's anticipated film “House of Gucci” (portraying Patrizia Reggiani, ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci) on location in Italy with Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Adam Driver launched the vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand exclusively on Amazon in 2019.

Teaming with Swedish fintech company Klarna, Gaga hopes the studio will help foster creativity. It’s a platform for her company, for Haus of Gaga (her behind-the-scenes creative team) and a resource for emerging creatives.

The first group of creators has been chosen by Klarna and Haus Laboratories often referred to as Haus Labs to receive a $10,000 grant from Klarna and mentorship from the Haus Labs team. The current list includes an L.A.-based influencer known as Biddy and makeup artist Tavaris Jefferson, better known as Vari. Continue reading

KOHLER LEAVES FERAGAMO

The Salvatore Ferragamo Group is seeing changes in the Americas, as Donald Kohler will be exiting the company. Kohler joined Ferragamo as chief executive officer of the Americas region and chief retail officer of the worldwide group in September 2017.

Ferragamo confirmed Kohler was leaving to pursue another professional experience at the end of his contract, but did not provide a specific time frame, while adding that the company has given a mandate to an executive search firm to seek a successor.

Kohler started his career in 1990 at Macy’s, in the executive training program, working both in stores and in the buying office. In 1993, he joined Gap in San Francisco, rising to the role of vice president merchandise planning for the international division. Continue reading

CAPUCINES SEYDOUX FOR LV

After channeling the screen icon for the December issue a French magazine, the French actress is reprising some of Monroe’s most famous photo shoots in her latest Louis Vuitton campaign, which finds her naked in bed with only a Capucines handbag for company.

A Monroe rolling in bed, a photo shoot with Bert Stern that took place six weeks before the iconic actress died in 1962.

For Vuitton said that while Monroe was “an everlasting source of inspiration,” the images also refer to the fantasy of “Jane Blond girls” Seydoux is set to reprise her role as Madeleine Swann opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die,” which is now set for release in October after several postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A woman and her bag the timeless elegance of the Capucines bag. The French fashion house is billing the style, launched in 2013, as a “modern classic,” highlighting the large model in black leather for the campaign. Continue reading

FRESCO OF HUBERT DE GIVENCHY

In the Marais district until March 21a fresco of Hubert de Givenchy a supersized portrait of the fashion designer has gone up in Paris’ Marais district, three years after the designer’s passing.

Givenchy Parfums commissioned the work, which is a modern-day interpretation of a famous photograph of Givenchy by Victor Skrebneski. In black and white, it’s made to look like it was created with an airbrush and stencil, street-art style.

The two-story-high fresco, at the intersection of Rue Vieille du Temple and Rue des Quatre-Fils, shows the designer in a black turtleneck gazing outward.

AN ALIBI FOR A PERFUME

The brand is launching a new fragrance, named Alibi eau de parfum, after its bag of the same name. The new scent will be available at de la Renta boutiques, on its website, and in select doors at Macy’s.

Alibi is the first fragrance designed by the brand’s co-creative directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. The fragrance has top notes of mandarin and ginger blossom, heart notes of vanilla orchid and heliotrope, and base notes of musk, praline and amberwood.

Oscar de la renta in the fragrance business for 35 years now, and always had ambitions to get into color cosmetics,”.

Biden earlier wore Oscar de la Renta’s dark blue floral dress when her husband then President-elect Joe Biden gave his victory speech on Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.let’s hope that the first lady will have an alibi.

TIME IS MONEY

LVMH set the pace for the luxury watch industry on Monday, kicking off the year’s events with a week of presentations from its watch labels Bulgari, Hublot and Zenith.

This is the second time LVMH labels are holding a watch week together. At the same time last year, the luxury group took to the Bulgari Resort in Dubai to test out the new presentation format after other traditional watch fairs had been pushed until later in the year.

The group prefers setting the agenda at the start of the year, and before 2020 had been known to hold events in Geneva in January, tapping into the traffic flows to the former SIHH fair, which was dominated by rival brands belonging to Compagnie Financière Richemont.

But everything has been changed by the coronavirus crisis, which upended traditional watch fairs finishing off struggling Baselworld altogether and sending labels on the search for new, effective ways of reaching their clients. New models from Bulgari included the tightly wound Serpenti Spiga and the flashy Octo Finissimo. Continue reading

GUCCI NEXT COLLECTION IN APRIL

Gucci will present its next fashion collection through a short film on April 15 on several digital platforms around the world. This is the first collection to be unveiled in the year that marks the brand’s centenary anniversary, Gucci revealed that creative director Alessandro Michele has named the collection Aria.

The collection is presented outside of any fashion week calendar. In music, an aria is a self-contained piece for one voice.

The designer in November presented a seven-part film series he codirected with Gus Van Sant. The collection appeared throughout seven episodes running from Nov. 16 to 22, screened during a new digital fashion and film festival called GucciFest.

The collection and the series were called “Ouverture of Something That Never Ended,” shot in Rome and featuring actress and artist Silvia Calderoni as well as a range of friends of Continue reading