ICYMI: Cruise fashion shows cancelled due to COVID-19, Sarah Jessica Parker's flagship store, and other fashion news
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Chitose Abe to guest design for Jean Paul Gaultier.
After a spectacular blow-out show earlier this year, which Jean Paul Gaultier said would be his last in haute couture, the brand and designer have announced their next steps. Moving forward, the brand will invite a guest designer each season to create a collection interpreting the codes of the house. First up: Japanese designer Chitose Abe of Sacai. Gaultier by Abe will show in July during the next haute couture week in Paris.
Kanye West takes Paris Fashion Week to church.
The newly passionate Christian Kanye West held a surprise Sunday Service during Paris Fashion Week at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord. It was something of a prelude to his Yeezy presentation, but this was one buzzy day in church. Kim Kardashian, naturally, was present, alongside her sister Kourtney and designer Olivier Rousteing. Kim and Kourtney had their Sunday best on — the latest latex fashions from Balmain, fresh off the fall/winter 2020 runway.
Coronavirus update: More cruise shows are getting cancelled.
With the COVID-19 having reached Europe, more brands are cancelling their upcoming cruise shows originally slated for the month of May. Gucci and Versace, which had both planned to show in the US, have both called their shows off. Giorgio Armani, meanwhile, similarly cancelled an event scheduled for April in Dubai. No surprise considering the Italian designer also uninvited his guests earlier in Milan to show behind closed doors.
Vestiaire Collective is holding a charity sale for International Women's Day.
This International Women's Day, the online fashion resale platform Vestiaire Collective is holding a charity sale featuring exclusive pieces from the wardrobes of some notable industry names. These include: Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Margherita Missoni, Sami Miro, Arizona Muse, and Rosh Mahtani. Key pieces available for purchase include the Givenchy heels Restoin Roitfeld wore to the Met Gala in 2007, and some of Missoni's favorite archival pieces from her grandmother's collections. All proceeds from this event will go to charities of each woman's choice, with Vestiaire Collective matching proceeds.
Puma x Charlotte Olympia are collaborating.
British designer Charlotte Olympia is teaming up with Puma to release a collection of boxing-inspired shoes, clothes, and accessories. The collaboration will feature a glamorous Old Hollywood sensibility, coupled with leopard prints, fringe accents, and signature design motifs by Charlotte Olympia, including the playful feline and spider web patterns.
Sarah Jessica Parker is opening a flagship shoe store where Manolo Blahnik used to be.
In a move of great irony, Sarah Jessica Parker will be opening the first flagship store of her eponymous shoe collection in New York where an old Manolo Blahnik boutique used to be. Fans of Sex and the City will know the symbiotic relationship Carrie Bradshaw and Blahnik have had — each popularizing and mythologizing each other through the years.
Saint Laurent and photographer Henrik Purienne collaborate on a limited edition book.
Over at Saint Laurent Rive Droite, the French house's cooler, more cultural retail concept, the brand will be launching a collaboration with the photographer Henrik Purienne. Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello invited Purienne to customise a slipcase for the photographer's famous 'Jeux de Peau' book of photographs. The limited edition copies are available exclusively at the Rive Droite boutiques in Paris and Los Angeles.
Diane Von Furstenberg receives the Legion d'Honeur.
Iconic womenswear designer Diane Von Furstenberg, previously the chairman of the CFDA, was recently in Paris to receive the prestigious Legion d'Honeur award. Von Furstenberg received the medal from Christine Lagarde, the current President of the European Central Bank, who praised the designer's career and involvement in action for women's rights.