Chanel Exhibit Opens in China
Chanel’s history is brought to the stunning Guangzhou Opera House in China where a new exhibit celebrates Gabrielle Chanel’s fabulous lifestyle and involvement in the arts. The exhibit is open to the public seven days a week starting today through March 3 and features 400 pieces, including vintage and new Chanel apparel, jewelry, videos and photos of Chanel with her artist friends and lovers. Sketches from Pablo Picasso, Salvadore Dali, Amedeo Modigliani and books and manuscripts are also included.
French art director Jean-Louis Froment curated the exhibit. This is his fourth exhibit for the House of Chanel. He has curated Chanel exhibits in Moscow, Shanghai, and Beijing. The exhibit illustrates Chanel’s timeless designs by displaying some of her most signature styles, such as the little black dress and the tweed jacket.
H&M Announces Design Award Finalists
H&M has announced the names of the eight finalists of its H&M Design Award 2013. The Swedish retailer opened the contest to students at 19 fashion design schools in Europe. The finalists are competing for a chance to win 50,000 euros, or $66,750, and all have the chance to show their collection at Mercedes-Benz Stockholm Fashion Week on Jan. 29, where the winner’s name will be announced. The winner will also design items to be sold at selected H&M stores next fall.
New Details about Missoni Pilot
The pilot of the small plane that vanished on Jan. 4 near Venezuela with Vittorio Missoni, the chief executive officer of Italian fashion house Missoni, and five others on board had an expired psychological-physical fitness certificate. The company that owns the aircraft didn’t have a license to operate an airline. Despite past speculation he had been kidnapped, the Missoni family is still searching for him and continues to have hope.
– Claire Mykrantz