Today’s Fashion Headlines. March 6, 2012

March 6, 2012 • Fashion, Fashion Blog

Stars Kicks Off Dior Fine Jewelry Party

Eighties big band Kid Creole and the Coconuts whipped up a frenzy at the launch party for Dior Joaillerie’s latest fine jewelry collection — My Dior — on Sunday night at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild. The night’s hostess, Dior Joaillerie’s creative director Victoire de Castellane, said she booked the band as a nod to her old party haunt, legendary Eighties Paris nightclub Le Palace. It also seemed to spark good memories for Christian Louboutin and Farida Khelfa, who danced the night away. “She’s my sister,” said the designer, who has named a bag from his fall collection after Khelfa. Meanwhile, she is making a documentary about Louboutin.

Mingling in the jewelry display area, Stella Tennant — dressed in a Celine beaver fur coat — confessed she had never heard of the Coconuts. “I just gate-crashed the party. I’m just hanging out, spicing up my country life with a bit of Paris Fashion Week,” said the evergreen model, who walked in Celine and plans to make an appearance in the Chanel and Givenchy shows, too.

Guess Inc. Gifts New York University

To help teach the next generation how to link the creative and business sides of fashion, Guess Inc. is giving $2.5 million to New York University to fund a visiting professorship. Called the Guess Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Fashion and Fashion Business, the position will be assigned to an expert who has worked in fashion, design or the fashion business, or to a scholar learned in the history of fashion or the fashion business. The first recipient will be named this spring to start teaching at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in the fall.

Macy’s Moving its Flower Show

With the $400 million renovation of Macy’s Herald Square breaking ground this month, Macy’s annual flower show for the first time will be transplanted outside the store right in front, under a 5,000-square-foot tent on Broadway Plaza. The flower show, called “Brasil: Gardens in Paradise,” opens March 25, has a two-week run, and ties into the store’s upcoming Brasil promotion.

“It’s a radical departure from the show’s traditional home, the dramatic main floor inside Macy’s Herald Square,” said executive producer Robin Hall. The tent will be climate-controlled, and span 150 feet from 34th to 35th Streets. Macy’s said the flower show will be inspired by the culture, spirit and landscape of Brazil including its beaches, indigenous botanicals, the Amazon rainforest and the colors of Carnival.

– Taneisha Jordan

Source & Photo: WWD

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