>> Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Versace for H&M Cruise 2012 ad campaign. Reportedly shot over 24 hours, the images show a glammed-up Abbey Lee Kershaw — complete with '50s-era coif and red lipstick — lounging poolside with fellow Versace for H&M veteran River Viiperi. The collection doesn't hit stores in Europe and the UK until Jan. 19 — and won't be available in the US at all — and official campaign images are yet to be released, but click through to get a peek at what's to come.
If the first Versace for H&M collection has left you wanting more, look out for the second line, launching Jan. 19. However, there's one minor speed bump — the Cruise collection will only be available online, and H&M won't have e-commerce set up for its US costumers until Fall 2012. But don't let that stop you. We're predicting a lot of the pieces will show up on eBay once the collection drops. For now, check out the complete collection — highlighting pretty pastel colors, fruit-print dresses, and cute bikinis — in the slideshow now.
>> After getting a preview last month, a first look at the full set of the second Versace for H&M collaboration — for Cruise 2012 — is out. Unlike the first collection, this set — which launches Jan. 19 — will only be available to buy online on www.hm.com in Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway — unfortunately not in the US.
>> On the heels of the throwback shimmery, animal-printed Holiday 2011 collection, Versace for H&M is back for another round. Donatella Versace also developed a Pre-Spring 2012 collection for H&M — complete with fruit prints — that will be available exclusively in countries with H&M online sales (currently only Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Norway) from Jan. 19. As for US citizens — since H&M isn't launching an online shop in the US until Fall 2012 — the best source for nabbing the collection will likely be eBay.
The highly anticipated Versace for H&M collection debuts in select stores tomorrow, Nov. 19, and it's sure to be mad house. Check out the complete lookbook one last time, make a list, and get ready for fashion warfare. The collection is focused on iconic dresses — think famous prints like Greek motifs and palm and optical prints, patent leather details, Grecian button embellishment. Accessories include a high-heeled lace boot and studded suede high-heeled sandals along with studded leather bags and velvet bags. Click here to see the full collection from Versace For H&M!
The Versace for H&M collaboration will drop in select stores tomorrow, November 19th, and there are so many amazing pieces in the line. But don't worry, we've hand-selected our favorites so you know exactly what to snag first! Versace is known for their iconic prints and over-the-top designs (cue Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys in 2000), and the H&M capsule line definitely captures the glitz and glamour rooted in Versace's history — think colorful prints, leather, studs, and a heavy dose of sparkle. Just watch for an inside look at all these fantastic clothes! Featured items: 1. Silk Dress $199 2. Leather Jacket $299 3. Silk Top $69.95 4. Skirt $69.95 5. Print Dress $199 6. Silk Dress $149 7.Fringe Dress $199 8. Leather Dress $299 9. Necklace $49.95 10. Bracelet, $29.95 11. Studded Bag $129 12. Scarf $29.95 13. Suede Boots, $149
And don't forget to enter our Versace for H&M giveaway here!
The Versace For H&M fashion launch in NYC last night attracted a fashionable crowd and celebrities like Emma Roberts, Jennifer Hudson, and Nicki Minaj, who arrived decked out in the new collection. We spotted a few of our favorite pieces from the line on Jessica Alba and Selma Blair — Selma even revealed that a few of her favorite moments have taken place wearing designs from the famed Italian fashion house. Watch to see our coverage of this stylish soiree, and make sure to check out our favorite picks from the Versace For H&M collaboration. Then enter our giveaway for your chance to win a Versace For H&M handbag and bracelet!
No doubt, Versace and H&M know how to throw a party. Last night at Pier 57 in NYC, celebrities and designers came out in droves to attend the Versace For H&M fashion runway show and the rockin' afterparty that followed with performances by Prince — who sang a song especially for Donatella along with classics like "Purple Rain" — and Nicki Minaj. The venue was transformed for the night with fancy Versace-inspired mirrors and a maze-like runway. The collection captured Dontella's signature bold style as models strutted down the runway in an array of party-perfect studded and sequin dresses along with '90s cool floral motifs. Off the runway was just as exciting; we spotted Uma Thurman and Jessica Alba along with Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Kaylee DeFer hugging it out in their gorgeous Versace ensembles. We almost had a geek-out moment when we had an up close and personal encounter with the dapper Chace Crawford. Want to see more? Just click the slideshow to see who else attended plus more photos from the runway collection.
>> In honor of their upcoming Versace For H&M collaboration — in stores and online Nov. 17 — the two brands pulled together three events in one last night at New York's Pier 57. Through a gilded hall of mirrors, designers (Anna Sui, Joseph Altuzarra, Christopher Kane), supermodels (Linda Evangelista, Helena Christensen), and other such notables (Uma Thurman, Chloe Moretz, Nicki Minaj, Prince) were swept into a dark room framing a serpentine catwalk, on which Versace favorites like Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly, Lindsey Wixson, and Daphne Groeneveld wore black leather headscarves, heavy kohl, and stomped to speaker-pumping music.
Cue the next: After her runway bow, Donatella Versace gestured guests to follow her into a green-lit, disco ball-hung room covered in oversized palm tree wallpaper. Minaj took the mic — dressed in Versace for H&M, of course — and inspired Alexander Wang to sing along in the audience to every song. Much to Donatella's pleasure — and Natasha Poly's, who sat on the shoulders of a friend so she could videotape the set on her phone — Prince was up next on stage. Versace fist-pumped when Prince gave her a shout-out, clapped above her head . . . and that was before his encore of "Purple Rain."
Finally, the last of the three-prong event: crowds that had been lining up before Prince even took the stage were unleashed into the shopping area. As Style.com notes, "Many of the women in the crowd made beelines for the collection's men's clothes."
A video of the show, below.