By now you've probably heard about Kanye West using his recent concerts and media appearances to air all his fashion-industry dirty laundry (pun intended). But do you know who he's complaining about when he makes these rants? Herein is a full explanation of everyone in the fashion industry West is mad at — and why.
Love Prabal Gurung, but get nervous that you're not pronouncing his name right? We've put together our A-Z pronunciation guide, fashion designer edition, so you won't ever worry about mispronouncing your favorite designer's name again. Watch on, and earn some bragging points when you get to correct your friends later.
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Is there a red carpet she doesn't rule? After sweeping awards season last year, Jennifer Lawrence is back on the premiere circuit for Catching Fire — and we think we just caught her best looks yet. Jennifer stepped out for the film's London premiere in a sparkling Dior Haute Couture gown — and, of course, she showed off that spunky new haircut. Afterwards, she did a quick-change for the afterparty in a flirty, sequined Louis Vuitton LBD. As far as we're concerned, Jennifer is always winning, but we'll let you see for yourself.
Big if not unexpected news hit the fashion world when Nicolas Ghesquière was named artistic director at Louis Vuitton, replacing Marc Jacobs. And while Ghesquière is widely known as one of the most talented designers of his generation, what's harder to know is how he'll change the house that had Jacobs at its helm for 15 years.
Lucky for us, there are indicators. Looking at his past work; some of the things he said before, during, and after his tenure at Balenciaga; and how he's talked about his new job, which was announced Monday, we've pieced together a few ways Ghesquière is likely to change Louis Vuitton.
With this morning's announcement that former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière had been named to the top spot at Louis Vuitton, our minds began reeling with the possibilities. The man behind 15 years of daring designs and often surprising accessories will certainly bring his own flavor to his post as artistic director.
While we wait to see just what that will be, we're keeping our fingers crossed that these iconic looks are a bit of an indication.
"Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation, and exploration," Ghesquière said in a statement to WWD. "I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision."
In early October, the house denied rumors that Ghesquière would take up the reins at the house, saying that no official decision had been made. Today, however, the official word is that the 42-year-old designer will bring "a modern creative vision to the house's women's collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire, and extreme quality."
Legendary musician David Bowie is trying his hand at modeling. He stars in the second installment of Louis Vuitton's cinematic travel-themed campaign, called L'Invitation au Voyage, alongside model Arizona Muse.
It was almost a year ago when the first set of videos and images in this campaign were revealed, showing Muse running away from a mysterious man and walking through the Louvre before escaping in a hot air balloon. In this episode, the balloon takes Muse on a journey through time and space and lands in Venice. It's there that she encounters Bowie performing the song "I'd Rather Be High" from his forthcoming album The Next Day Extra on a harpsichord.
Louis Vuitton will release a short film that goes along with this campaign next week. For now, here's a look at all the beautiful images photographer David Sims shot for the campaign.
"The biggest question people always ask is, 'Why don't you wear jeans or sweatpants?' I think they have this vision of me always being dressed to the nines and uncomfortable at all times — but that definitely isn’t the case at all." It's true: Dita Von Teese is so known for her precise and impeccable style that you can easily forget that she's a real person who runs errands, gets lunch with friends, and packs a suitcase for a quick getaway. The self-styled bombshell does indeed have an "off-duty" style, and no, it doesn't include sweats.
"For me during my normal day, I put my hair back in a chignon, I wear red lipstick, a little bit of mascara, add some chic sunglasses, and I've got a pulled-together look," says Dita. "And then I wear a lot of ballet flats and simple dresses — I feel like the glamour is in the dress and the red lipstick. It's pretty simple to me."
She loves a dress with a full skirt — and her flats of choice? Chic Christian Louboutins or Melissa flats. ("They're like very chic little jellies," says Dita.) When it comes to travel, she approaches her airport style with the same sophisticated off-duty approach. "I like arriving somewhere, and I love the tradition of getting dressed for travel — you never know who you're going to meet on a plane."
Her signature carry-on bag is a piece of classic Louis Vuitton luggage. "It's expensive, but when you travel as much as I do, it's a pretty good investment," says Dita. "I think a lot about luxury and when you should splurge, because it's often more worthwhile." She adds, "I think people need to see other versions of comfortable chic."
Visit Lifestyle Mirror to shop the picks inspired by Dita's easy off-duty glamour — from the chic ballet flats to siren-red lipstick.
When Louis Vuitton throws a party, the order of the day is nothing short of chic. Michelle Williams and Dianna Agron did their best to oblige in the label's black dresses while attending last night's Whitney Gala. While the face of the label's latest campaign was demure in a bowed cocktail dress, Agron took a tip from Kate Moss in a billowy studded design similar to one the model wore to an earlier event in Tokyo. We know both ladies nailed it, but the real question is: who delivered the best black?
A lesson in minimalism was delivered by Dianna Agron at the Paris premiere of The Family when she demonstrated the LBD's timeless elegance in a crisp Valentino design. Paired with sleek Louis Vuitton pumps and a handful of garden-inspired rings, this natural beauty was an instant classic. But Dianna's wasn't the only top look of the week! We saw bright dresses from Carey Mulligan (in Dior) and Lupita Nyong'o (in Miu Miu), while three sparkling stars shared Salvatore Ferragamo's red carpet. Click through to see the looks we loved on some very chic ladies.