Saturday night, during the rise of the steps of the actress Natalie Portman in a dress from the archives of the house Dior. Between reinterpretation and iconic creation, we reveal the underside of this mythical dress.

And for good reason! This unique piece is a reinterpretation of a Dior model from the fall-winter 1949 Haute Couture collection.

This strapless dress, reworked for the occasion by the workshops of the house of Dior, is composed of tulle fully embroidered with sequins shaded.  Here is all the creativity of the Italian, take a vacation in Mexico and make a dress from the archives.


There has always been a mystery surrounding consumers.In the $20 trillion U.S. economy, personal consumption expenditures account for 70.8 percent.Due to inflation rates, bank failures, and other factors, consumers are skittish right now.Retail’s leaders are left guessing where shoppers are and where they’re going.

Now is a great time to be a merchant. Consumers are spending more on food and consumables, which saw sales increase in the low double digits, while general merchandise sales declined in the mid-single digits.

Consumer shifts show just how fast retail is changing right now as consumers are changing dramatically.The good news here is that new shoppers seem to be sticking at least for the time being but the less good news is that their activity is mostly confined to staples and necessities.

There is a widespread sense that a tougher consumer environment is on the way. Even Johann Rupert, chairman of Cartier-parent Compagnie Financière Richemont, is looking for a volatile year ahead in the U.S. and described the Fed’s sudden move to higher interest rates as “reckless.”

“The United States will not be as buoyant as a year ago,” Rupert said last week. “Will it return?Consumers are spending more, but they may not be getting more, since inflation is at generational highs and eroding purchasing power.With luxury continuing to thrive while economic concerns push more shoppers to the value channel, the space in between has only gotten trickier, with brands really having to stand out. Continue reading


Here Bulgari unveiled its latest high jewelry collection, Mediterranea, a tribute to the company’s origins, inspired by founder Sotirio Bulgari’s journey from Greece to Italy. During a conversation at Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, a hidden gem in Venice, a private building dating back to the 15th century, where Bulgari set up a showroom to show off is collection.

This inclusivity was reflected by the brand ambassadors who attended the show for press and American clients on Tuesday evening, held at the city’s Palazzo Ducale, including Lisa of Blackpink, Zendaya, Anne Hathaway, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Crystal Liu, Hikari Mori, Yang Yang and Lashana Lynch.

In 2023, Bulgari held its event in Venice, as the crossroads of Mediterranean influences, “where the Roman Byzantine Empire fused with the Roman Western Empire to give rise to inclusive and unrivaled arts and architecture.”


Dubbed Valentino The Narratives, the show will take place on June 16 at 2 p.m. at the Università degli Studi di Milano Statale. The event will kick off Milan Fashion Week, which runs through June 20.

While the women’s and couture collections are traditionally unveiled in Paris, this is actually a return to the roots, since founder Valentino Garavani presented his first men’s show in Milan in January 1985. No more Paris and its traffic jams.

In 2022, the house launched Valentino House Essentials, a selection of timeless but ever-changing staples that serve as codes for Piccioli’s creative vision, and the project will continue this year.

Other luxury brands, from Gucci to Versace to Givenchy to Moschino, have moved away from the mixed-use format, where women’s clothing often distracts from men’s clothing. It’s likely to move away from Paris Fashion week as well.


After its pre-fall show in Mumbai in March, the French fashion house revealed that it will unveil its 2024 cruise collection in Mexico City on May 20. Probably the house had not yet used all its carbon tax.

Maria Grazia will therefore continue its tradition of collaborating with and copying local artisans.Through this exciting dialogue, the artistic director will highlight the art and some emblematic figures of this country dear to the heart of Dior since the beginnings of the house in 1947, said the brand in a statement. Jacquemus’ big hat popularized by Pancho Villa. Immersion in the heart of the mythical couple Frida & Diego who formed in the 1930s, the most iconic couple in the history of Mexican art.

But also Porfirio Diaz, former head of state, who built many buildings and reorganized the city into neighborhoods. It is in the one of the “Roma” that he impels real changes with a very innovative architecture for the time and the Roman will take us there.For a Fashion the Ruins of Calakmul a must in perspective.

Pancho Villa était connu comme l’un des meilleurs cavaliers de son temps. On l’appelait pour cette raison « Le Centaure du Nord ». Maria aura lu le “CentDior du Nord “.


The three best-dressed guests at the coronation of King Charles III.Parisian chic was infused into the coronation by Brigitte Macron, who attended with her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron. A pastel pink midi dress and matching Louis Vuitton coat completed her look.

Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Princess of Wales, chose a pastel yellow coat dress by British brand Claire Mischevani. She paired it with a matching hat.

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In the wake of Balenciaga’s ad scandal, a portion of Kering chairman and chief executive officer François-Henri Pinault’s pay will be indexed on the French luxury group’s efforts to protect the reputation of its brands.  Perhaps there should also be a sanction for parents who merchandise their children.

Speaking at the group’s annual general meeting in Paris on Thursday, Véronique Weill, an independent board director at Kering, said it was one of two new criteria determining the variable salary of the group’s top two executives, Pinault and group managing director Jean-François Palus, in 2023. Another new element is linked to the reduction of the group’s carbon footprint, Weill said.

Addressing the situation on Thursday, Pinault took responsibility for the error, but emphasized that Kering’s brands are bigger than the inviduals who run them.

Balenciaga triggered outrage with two ad campaigns in November, the effects of which continue to impact the revenues of Kering’s “other houses” division, which recorded a 9 percent sales decline in the first quarter.

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The official NewJeans Instagram account announces Haerin’s appointment as Dior’s global Ambassador for jewellery, fashion and beauty.

The 16-year-old member of K-pop girl group NewJeans has been chosen as luxury ambassador. Chanel snagged member Minji, Gucci and Armani Beauty are working with Hanni. Burberry and YSL Beauty has Danielle, and Hyein is with Louis Vuitton.

We hope that they have a badge of unaccompanied minors and maybe it is the new mission of Sydney to care on the group of 16th years old girls.

The singer and Dior have privileged ties that are stronger than ever. Between elegance and audacity, a unique friendship in the name of creativity,” Dior said in a statement.

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It’s the end of the shows for Tom Ford. The designer has just released his latest women’s ready-to-wear collection for fall on his website, featuring his favorite looks from the past 13 years.The cult of personality like Karl without the talent

Ford orchestrated his release in cinematic fashion, animating his models in glass cases as if they were mannequins in a museum exhibit, and standing in front like a conductor. A sort of Karl of the poor, he will make collections with his trainees, and after the first two nothing more.

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John Galantic, president and chief operating officer of Chanel Inc., is stepping down from his role.

Galantic’s resignation was announced internally last Wednesday. His plans were not available for comment Monday. Through initiatives such as Sunrun, Chanel Community, and the Racial Justice Fund, Galantic drove sustainability and social commitment.

Alain Wertheimer, global executive chairman of Chanel, and Leena Nair, global chief executive officer, emailed a letter to employees last week, noting that under Galantic’s leadership, the U.S. achieved its highest ever Voice of Client scores and gained in brand equity results. Galantic has been a director at Bacardi, and a non-executive director at Ferrari. Bernard Arnault is looking for directors for his 500 billion euro group.


Lord Arnault met with Wang Wentao, Chinese Minister of Commerce. This is starting to look messy after the French President’s controversial visit to Dior on Avenue Montaigne in Paris just after the man, who passed Normal Sup. three times, finished his visit to China earlier this month. But, this lady of the Elysée, who is dressed by the group, might be “enjoying” it!

The luxury group has old and intense links with the communist party, and in Luxury, to reach what you want to achieve, will owe you all the vileness of the world. For me, a hint of freedom will never be freedom, but the new rich decorate their contemporary cave with the trappings of a squire, and in the end, the only thing bohemian owns are their tableware. In Jean Yanne’s film, “Les Chinois à Paris”, he doesn’t really make fun of the Chinese, but more of the French, of their past close to collaboration and of the intellectual fashions of the time for the naive and unmeasured infatuation of many French intellectuals for Marxism-Leninism, very “Montant”!

I am a man slightly living in a heavily compromised world, and while Wang congratulates himself on the strength and diversity of the commitment of the world’s largest luxury group in China, I only see the commercial exchanges of a waxed canvas bag for two Pandas at the Beauval Zoo, a real cultural compromise, indeed! Continue reading