ICYMI: Celine unveils "new" logo, Ralph Lauren turns 50 on the runway, Chiara Ferragni ties the knot in Dior couture
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1. Chanel takes Metiers d'Art to the city that never sleeps
For the third time in history, Chanel will present its pre-fall collection in New York on the December 4. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or The Met as it is lovingly called) will host the Métiers d'Art collection. The last time Lagerfeld presented the Métiers d'Art collections in the Big Apple was 2005 at the brand's 57th Street boutique; 2007 saw chanel returning at the Grand Central Terminal for the cruise presentation. A little history: New York was a special place to Coco Chanel as American department stores were among her first supporters, the sentiment of which has been passed down to her successor. "Karl Lagerfeld is also very attached to the American mega-city whose energy and light he has always loved to capture," the brand told Women's Wear Daily (WWD).
2. Celine gets a Slimane makeover
It's the start of a new era at Celine with Hedi Slimane at the helm of the French fashion house. The Instagram profile has been wiped clean (not a single trace of Phoebe Philo was left behind), marking new beginnings with the announcement of the current logo inspired by the original version that existed in the 1960s. The devil is in the details — the accent on the 'e' has been removed and the kerning is reduced. Translation: the letters are closer together. We'll be keeping a keen eye when Slimane presents both womenswear and Celine's first menswear at Paris Fashion Week come September 28.
3. Chiara Ferragni wears two custom Dior gowns at her wedding
To the envy of every woman, Chiara Ferragni tied to knot to Italian rapper Federico Leonardo Lucia a.k.a. Fedez, in not one but two custom Dior gowns. Designed by Maria Chiuri Grazia, Ferragni said her vows in a white lace bodysuit with a tulle skirt (all the way above) then partied in an ecru tutu extravaganza, embroidered with motifs symbolic to her relationship with her beau. Among them, lyrics to a song Lucia wrote for her, emblems of cities in which they have lived together, and shape of a lion, for their son Leone. See here:
4. Henry Golding makes powerful new friends at NYFW
You know you've made it in life when you (1) star in a record-breaking Hollywood flick featuring an all-Asian cast; (2) be cast in a thriller alongside even bigger names than your debut feature before it's released; (3) sit on front row at New York Fashion Week in the Tom Ford spring/summer 2019 runway presentation between Anna Wintour and Cardi B (not pictured), then bond with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Goals.
5. Ralph Lauren marks a milestone
Ralph Lauren celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday with a spectacular event set against the backdrop of one of New York's most iconic landmarks, — Central Park's Bethesda Terrace. Never before has the American designer showcased four brands from his world together on the #RL50 runway, including a special Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Collection. Polo Ralph Lauren, the collegiate-inspired preppy diffusion line is already available for purchase on ralphlauren.com.
6. Balmain attempts to add new meaning to 'fashion forward'
There seems to be a new trio of supermodels joining the Balmain army — Margot, Shudu and Zhi — who made their campaign debut wearing the pre-fall 2018 collection. Only, they're not actually real people. "Anyone and everyone is always welcome to join Balmain army's growing ranks — they need only share our bold spirit of adventure as our new virtual icons, Margot, Shudu and Zhi who mirror the beauty, the rock style and the confident power," read Balmain's official website. Shudu is recognised as the "world's first digital super model," since she was created in 2017. Her Instagram page has almost 140,000 followers, and her portfolio includes campaigns for Fenty Beauty and editorial shoots for WWD and Cosmopolitan.
7. Tommy Hilfiger goes to China
Tommy Hilfiger staged his fifth see-now-buy-now show last week, setting his runway right along The Bund in Shanghai. With a three-in-one concept, Hilfiger used this event to launch the first Tommy x Lewis (Hamilton) collection, the capsule Tommy Icons collection and the fall/winter 2018 Hilfiger collection. 112 looks in total, all with cool athletic vibes. Through an ongoing partnership with Tmall, every item shown on the runway was instantly shoppable across China, the brand's fastest growing market. "Someone once told me to go to where your customers are," Hilfiger said to Vogue backstage, "and this is the ultimate version of that."