Today’s Fashion Headlines. December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Proenza Schouler looking for its first home, Louis Vuitton has a new inspiration song and Ralph Lauren gets a new president

Proenza Schouler Marking Territories

Proenza Schouler is opening its first store next year, and designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are rumored to be eyeing a space on Madison Avenue in New York. A brick-and-mortar store would be a major development for the label, which Andrew Rosen and John Howard invested in earlier this year with plans to build the Proenza Schouler business.

Louis Vuitton’s New “Inspiration”

Louis Vuitton already has handbags, luggage, shoes, scarves, watches and ready-to-wear. Now the luxury house can add its own tune to the mix. On Friday night, Vuitton will host the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at its Fifth Avenue maison. The group is the first-ever recipient of the Louis Vuitton Inspiration Grant, and it is expected to unveil the “Louis Vuitton Inspiration Song” to the invite-only crowd, which was inspired by Bruno Aveillan’s Louis Vuitton film “A Journey.”

“The inauguration of the Louis Vuitton Inspiration Grant, which recognizes the accomplishments of exceptional youth arts programs, is a reflection of our deep commitment to arts education here in North America,” said Louis Vuitton North America president and chief executive officer Valerie Chapoulaud-Floquet.

Daniel Lalonde Heading to Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren Corp. on Thursday named Daniel Lalonde president of Ralph Lauren International. Lalonde, most recently president and chief executive officer of Champagne producer Moët & Chandon in Paris, will oversee Ralph Lauren’s entire international operations in this newly created position. He is relocating to New York and will start Jan. 23.

“International growth is a key strategic initiative for our company,” Ralph Lauren, chairman and ceo, said. “After achieving tremendous success in Europe, we are very focused on continuing those efforts and on expanding our presence throughout Asia. Daniel is a seasoned and talented leader within our industry. I look forward to working closely with him to further elevate and grow the Ralph Lauren brand in our international markets.”

– Taneisha Jordan

Source & Photo: WWD

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