If ever there were a baby to be born into designer royalty, this is it! Frida Giannini, Gucci's creative director, and her partner, Gucci CEO Patrizio Di Marco, are expecting their first child, according to Vogue UK. In honor of what's sure to be a label-loving little one on the way, we've rounded up 10 baby gifts that the brand has to offer (all available via Gucci). Extravagant? Yes. But for baby Giannini-Di Marco, it's only natural to want to support the family biz.
This will be the first child for the couple, who have been together since shortly after di Marco was named Gucci's CEO in 2009. Giannini will take a bow at both her upcoming men's show in January and her Spring 2013 women's show in February. Afterward she'll take maternity leave until her next men's show in June.
Though the two have generally been discreet about their relationship, di Marco said last year that their love is "very serious. When in life you choose someone to be with . . . someone you are looking to spend your life with — well, this is a match of minds and souls."
After presenting the Resort 2013 collection at Versailles, it's only fitting that Chanel should expand on the theme with an ad campaign that channels the chateau's most famous resident: Marie Antoinette. Dressed in decadent layers of ruffled pastels and styled with the requisite courtesan makeup and big hair, Cara Delevingne plays the ill-fated queen with plenty of pomp and sass — and we think it all comes together quite nicely. Click through to see the entire Karl Lagerfeld-lensed campaign, plus all the recently released Resort ads — including Miu Miu's supermodel-packed outing — here, in our ever-growing campaign gallery.
Photo courtesy of Roberto Cavalli
On the heels of her sequined Oscar de la Renta tunic-and-trousers look in NYC, Jessica Biel switched things up — twofold — at the Hitchcock LA premiere last night. First, she opted for the kind of red-carpet glamour that's both daring and dramatic, wearing a black ruffled-front Gucci gown and a yellow Fendi clutch. What you can't see (from this angle) is the dress's jaw-dropping back cutout and central slit, which injected all the more evening appeal. Then, in true afterparty form, she ditched the longer hem length and donned a boxy, pleated Michael Kors LWD with rose-gold metallic pumps, Fendi clutch intact. Both numbers are equally gorgeous, so this time, it really comes down to how you prefer your star-studded style. Are you a fan of dark, elegant silhouettes, or do you prefer a more playful minidress? Weigh in on Jessica Biel's quick-changing ways below.
Last night, Kelly Ripa attended GQ Magazine's 2012 Gentlemen's Ball in NYC wearing this Gucci strapless plaid dress ($2,850), which comes with a beautiful studded dragonfly belt. She kept the rest of her look clean, finishing with just two Cartier gold bangles and classic black pumps. If you've got the budget, score Kelly's exact Gucci dress to work into your Fall wardrobe. Top it over a black turtleneck and black tights for a cozier feel. If it's too pricey, shop other Fall-perfect plaid dresses on ShopStyle.
The ladies of Butter were in town last night for the movie's NYC premiere looking superpolished in an array of gorgeous Fall-ready dresses. Ashley went for a monochrome look in a pretty pale pink Donna Karan wrap dress and suede Casadei heels, while Olivia showed off a strong-shouldered modern white sheath dress by Alexander McQueen paired with gold metallic pumps and a matching clutch. Always a stunner on the red carpet, Jennifer Garner showed off her A-list style in a ravishing red Gucci gown paired with a beautiful Pomellato gold-and-diamond chain-link bracelet, while Alicia stayed sweet in a silk scalloped dress and black satin pumps. Which leading lady gets your best-dressed style vote?
Frida Giannini got in touch with her Roman roots for Spring 2013, turning out brightly colored tunics and columnar dresses, bold enough to catch the eye of any paparazzo. Hot pinks and reptilian-print jacquard invoked a little '70s vibe, while flutter ruffles and gorgeous embellishments had us wanting more! To watch the full runway show, click now!
Frida Giannini swathed the runway in bright colors and vivid prints for Gucci's Spring '13 collection. Inspired by the works of Richard Avedon, (specifically his photos of Marella Agnelli, Talitha Getty, and Gloria Vanderbilt), the show opened up with jolt of sleek saturated pink dresses decorated with luxurious ruffles and bell sleeves, and while the silhouettes looked fairly modest in the front, Giannini showed off some skin with elegant back cutouts. A bright brigade of cobalt blue, turquoise, and citron followed suit, providing even more resplendent looks to fawn over. For added texture and contrast, Giannini provided luxurious reptilian print jacquard minidresses and skirt suits — we especially loved the pink python print combo worn by Joan Smalls. If there was any question about Giannini's '70s vibe, the designer provided silky pajama-like printed tunics and pants. No doubt about it, Giannini designed for the bold, impactful, and confident woman; one we can see in red-carpet stunners like Jennifer Lopez and Zoe Saldana.
- Trends: Exaggerated ruffles, leather, bell sleeves, reptilian prints.
- Colors: Bold pink, cobalt blue, turquoise, yellow, white, black, green citron.
- Key Piece: The bold pink ruffled long-sleeve gown was magnificent.
- Accessories: Patent ankle-wrap sandals, oversized sunglasses, statement earrings and necklaces, leather clutches and bags.
- Who Should Wear It: Women who crave a dramatic flair like Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lopez, and Li Bingbing.
Frida Giannini must be in a good mood. The sunny palette she employed for Gucci's Spring 2013 collection is indicative of an optimistic state of mind — and after last season's rich, glamorous outing of all black everything, this house needed a happy jolt of color.
The hot pinks, seafoam greens, lemon yellows, and shades of blue Giannini sent down the runway in Milan this afternoon were spot-on trend with this season's wider color story. But where others created volume from the waist down, this designer focused on sleeves and necklines. Ruffles added a flirtatious softness to shirts and dresses — on one, the treatment started at the neck and snaked all the way down the wearer's right arm. Bishop and angel sleeves abounded on solid colored garments, too — and it was hard not to appreciate that these effects weren't extended to the few printed garments in the collection.
But Giannini can still do not-so-basic black. Toward the end of the collection, she phased in two dresses and some separates in the color that incorporated her sleeves and ruffles. They were a lovely homage to Gucci's modern black moment (see: Tom Ford in the late '90s), but we wouldn't have missed them.