Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Dior Returns to Versailles for Next ‘Secret Garden’ Film

The Gardens of Versailles, which sprawl over almost 2,000 acres and are dotted with 50 fountains, shelter many hidden places — certainly enough for Dior to return for a third installment of its popular “Secret Garden” film series. The latest one-minute episode, slated to go live on Dior’s Web site on Friday, features a trio of models dashing through pathways and hedges as well as palace corridors to snippets of “Strange Love” by Depeche Mode. An accompanying print campaign is slated to break in June issues, starting with Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong and French and Japanese Vogues.

Sandow Media Taps Paul Blum as Fred Segal CEO

Sandow Media, which acquired Fred Segal in 2012, has an ambitious game plan for the legendary retailer. The company, which is headed by Adam Sandow, chairman and chief executive officer, has partnered with equity investor Evolution Media Partners and hired Paul Blum as ceo of Fred Segal to move the iconic California retailer into a directly owned model from a licensing one. The partners envision a major reinvention of the luxury shopping experience under the Fred Segal brand, which will combine fashion with dining, entertainment, cultural events and health and wellness programs.

John Galliano to Sit Out Men’s Week

John Galliano will not present a men’s collection for spring 2015 and sit out Men’s Fashion Week in Paris next month. The brand is absent from the preliminary calendar just released by the French Fashion Federation, which lists more than 50 shows over five days from June 25 to 29. According to sources, John Galliano management is searching for a new manufacturing partner and hopes to return to the Paris men’s schedule in January.

–Mehar Singh

 Source: WWD

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