Chloé in Expansion
On a February morning everything looks bright for Clare Waight Keller, the creative director at Chloé since 2011. Her contract with the brand has just been renewed and the English designer has new projects in the works. The first project is a new fragrance due in September that’s “more about seduction” than previous Chloé scents. A series of pop-up events around the U.S. are planned for the second line, See by Chloé. Another project is an overhaul of their Madison Avenue shop this spring.
Roland Mouret’s First New York Store
Following his fall runway show in Paris Roland Mouret is getting ready for the opening of his first New York store this summer. Taking over what used to be the Bang & Olufsen space on Madison Avenue, the 1,400 square foot space is being designed by Swedish architect Bozarth Fornell. The New York location will sell the ready to wear collection, accessories, the White Collection and some reissued items. On top of a new store the Roland Mouret web site will relaunch in June.
Versace Sells Stakes to Blackstone
Versace has chosen the New York based investors, Blackstone Group, to help grow the brand globally. They are set to buy a 20% stake through a capital increase of $205.8 million and acquire shares for $82.3 million. The Italian fashion company was hoping to sell a 20% holding to help finance future growth.
Jessica Lang for Marc Jacobs
Last night it was revealed that Jessica Lang is the face for Marc Jacob Beauty. The 64 year old actress was photographed by David Sims for the campaign and was styled by Katie Grand. Along with them was Guido Palau for hair and Diane Kendal for makeup. The ad will launch exclusively in Sephora’s Champs-Elysées Paris store on March 6.
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