Jean-Charles de Castelbajac Designs Le Petit Larousse
In celebration of the 110th anniversary of Le Petit Larousse, fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has given the book’s pages a new look. This is the first book that made me dream, a box full of mystery which I had with me when I was a young boy in boarding school,” de Castelbajac said of the iconic dictionary and encyclopedia, found in two out of three households in France. Kept in the designer’s signature colors red, blue and yellow the updated version is available in stores this week and features cartoon-like drawings boasting Castelbajac’s dynamic brush-strokes.
Tonner Doll Co. Creates Carmen Dell’Orefice Doll
Fifties model Carmen Dell’Orefice is still working in her eighth decade. Now she’s being immortalized as a doll. The Tonner Doll Co. in Kingston, N.Y., has created what it claims is the first doll to depict a mature woman. Robert Tonner, the company’s chief executive officer and a doll artist, said three or four more Dell’Orefice dolls with different styles will be added in the fall. The doll, which will be available at FAO Schwarz, costs $200.
Dell’Orefice has worked in fashion since she was 15 years old, gracing the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She’s been the face of Chanel and Dior in advertising and was a muse for Salvador Dalí. The last time she walked the runway was in 2013.
Vince Camuto Launches Amore Scent
Vince Camuto is continuing to develop his women’s fragrance stable with a scent called Amore, which is inspired by the modern woman falling in love. Perfumer Laurent Le Guernec of International Flavors & Fragrances developed the juice, which fuses clementine ice, cassis bud, bergamot and passion fruit atop a heart of wild muguet, blush orchids, fresh freesia and floating lotus, and a base of sandalwood, cashmere accord, crystallized amber and musk. The oriental floral will be priced at $78 for a 3.4-oz. eau de parfum. Additionally, the packaging, created by Henry de Monclin, is a tribute to Camuto’s garden and the colors of love and passion. Amore will be sold in 2,500 U.S. doors and 1,000 globally in this month.
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