Carolina Herrera and Shapiro Collaborate on Sleepwear
Carolina Herrera has teamed up with lingerie designer Arielle Shapiro to create a capsule collection of luxury sleepwear. The limited-edition line features three silhouettes: an empire waist chemise, a camisole and boy short, and a button-front pajama top and pant. All the looks are made of luxurious silk and will be available in champagne with black accents or navy with lavender accents. The sleepwear will be available at Carolina Herrera boutiques in November.
Naeem Khan Court Update
The court showdown between Naeem Khan and Lionel Geneste, his disgruntled former creative director, was underway on Friday. Witnesses accused Geneste of drug use, gifting a fake Birkin bag, and manic behavior. There was also a wage dispute, with Geneste seeking between $150,000 and $200,000 in unpaid commission. Khan testified that he had given Geneste 18 months to take care of an identity fraud issue before he officially let him go. Geneste was terminated for identity fraud for using his boyfriend’s social security number. He worked for Khan from January 2003 through June 2006.
Bentley to Debut Handbag Line
For the first time, Bentley Motors is entering the luxury accessories business with a line of handbags. The bags are the result of a collaboration between Daniele Ceccomori, head of Bentley product design, and French leather designer Vincent du Sartel. There are two styles, each available in a range of colors inspired by Bentley paint finishes. The line will debut on August 18 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and Bentley will also sell the bags during trunk shows and events in the US, UK, the Middle East, and Asia.
Sources: WWD & WSJ
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