Today’s Fashion Headlines: Alexander Wang at Bergdorf’s, Chanel & Met Gala Conflict, Gap Closing Piperlime

January 28, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

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Alexander Wang at Bergdorf Goodman

Alexander Wang’s spring collection is popping up all over Bergdorf Goodman‘s Fifth Avenue store. Bergdorf’s has let Wang take over two of its Fifth Avenue windows, stage an installation in the Luxe Room and design a sneaker-themed pop-up on the contemporary floor. The pop-up will open tomorrow and a projection of Wang’s barcode logo will be displayed on Bergdorf’s façade after dark. The collaboration continues Bergdorf’s rebellion against the ‘conventional compartmentalization’ of department stores keeping luxury brands and contemporary brands separate.

Scheduling Conflict Faces Chanel and Met Gala

A scheduling conflict is affecting Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. The two are hosting separate events on opposite sides of the globe on May 4th: The Costume Institute Gala in New York and Chanel’s cruise show in Seoul. No doubt models, editors and celebs are now conflicted. Chanel acknowledged that scheduling its cruise show was “extremely difficult” this year. In a statement, the French fashion house said, “We had committed to bringing our cruise collection to our Korean clients and May 4th was the only possible date. Chanel is very much dedicated to supporting the Anna Wintour Costume Institute Benefit this year as we always have. We greatly respect the incredible contributions Anna Wintour and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have made toward the preservation, education and celebration of the art of fashion, and are proud to be a supporter of this important institution.” This year’s Met Gala exhibition is “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

Gap is Closing Piperlime

Gap Inc. has announced it will close Piperlime, which launched in 2006. The brand also operates a store in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. The website will shut down by the end of the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year and the store is closing by the end of February. Art Peck, Gap’s incoming CEO, has been making big changes in the company before his official start date next month. “We are incredibly grateful to our fashion-focused, loyal customers, and proud of our dedicated employees who have been working hard to evolve the brand and test out new ideas. We plan to keep on pushing new ideas and look forward to seeing how we can apply what we’ve learned to the rest of the company as we continue to bring great products and shopping experiences to our customers,” said Peck in a statement.

– Claire Mykrantz

Source & Photo: WWD

 

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