ICYMI: LVMH and Kering chip in for Notre-Dame reconstruction, J. Lo's CFDA Award, and Clare Waight Keller on the Time 100
Fashion by the 'gram
1. Fashion conglomerates Kering and LVMH pledged 100 million euros and 200 million euros respectively to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris's restoration.
Social media witnessed an outpouring of emotion and, frankly, shameless attention-grabbing in the wake of a catastrophic fire at the world-famous Parisian landmark. A backlash swiftly followed, which questioned the general absence of such tributes for the routine destruction — natural or otherwise — of non-western, non-Judeo-Christian cultural sites and artifacts.
2. Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2019.
Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli and runway beauty mastermind Pat McGrath also landed on the list.
4. Veteran stylist and Vogue editor Tonne Goodman released her coffee table book, which charts her long and illustrious career.
Best known for her clean-cut, distinctively American POV (Point of View is, incidentally, the volume in question's title), Goodman was feted by Gigi Hadid, former colleagues Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, and photographer Annie Leibovitz at the launch party, which was held at designer Marc Jacobs's Bookmarc store in New York.
5. Singapore's Textile and Fashion Federation (TaFF) announced its first TaFF Talk at Design Orchard's Cocoon Space.
The panel discussion Smart Fabrics for Smart Design: How nanotechnology impacts the fashion industry is open to the public (registration details here), and will take place on 25 April at 5pm.
7. Bata staged a runway takeover at... Prague Fashion Week?
The mass-market shoemaker unveiled its latest offerings at the 19th-century Zofin Palace. We have questions...
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