Today’s Fashion Headlines: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News


Michelle Williams Is New Face of Louis Vuitton Handbags Campaign

Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has tapped actress Michelle Williams to appear in a campaign showcasing two new handbags, the W and the Capucines. The advertisement will show up first in Marie Claire France, due on newsstands Aug. 2. It will then break into various September and October magazines worldwide. Peter Lindbergh photographed the shoot, with hair by Sam McKnight, makeup by Stephanie Marais and styling by Jacob K. Of course, the handbags are meant to be the central focus, but Williams, with her dark lips, mussed short hair and haunting gaze is also a standout as she leans on a vintage trunk.

Future Collaboration Between Barney’s and Jay Z?

Speculations are swirling around a possible future collaboration between Barney’s and Jay Z, perhaps tied to the store’s holiday campaign. Apparently, Barney’s and Jay Z are in secret talks that many think will lead in that direction. Jay Z’s art world interests have expanded lately – he just filmed a video for “Picasso Baby,” which includes numerous contemporary artists, and his new album features a song called “Tom Ford.” In other moves to expand his horizons, he teamed up with Samsung as part of the release of his new album “Magna Carta…Holy Grail,” and his Roc Nation entertainment company recently branched out to represent professional athletes. After two years of Barney’s holiday collaborations with Lady Gaga in 2011 and the Walt Disney Co. last year, Jay Z seems to be a likely choice for this holiday season.

New Exhibit Will Feature The Works Of Milliner Albertus Swanepoel

New York-based milliner Albertus Swanepoel has been creating hats for the likes of Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, and Marc by Marc Jacobs since 2004. So it’s only fitting that he should celebrate his successes with his very first exhibition, A Milliner’s Story, in downtown NYC boutique Odin. Swanepoel’s hats will be situated on head forms decorated by fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Alums, including Suno, Richard Chai, and Band of Outsiders. The exhibit is made up of a series of archival designs, one-off trilbies, fedoras, and beyond. Many are created with specialized materials, such as cashmere or vintage felts bought in his native Africa. A limited-edition range of caps, trapper hats, and more – very Sherlock Holmes – will be sold at Odin. A Milliner’s Story is open to the public July 24.

– Tanisha Wallis

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