Today’s Fashion Headlines: Jennifer Lawrence Dior Campaign, Street Artist Label for Issey Miyake’s Spring Scent, Gores Group Seeks Buyer for J. Mendel

February 23, 2015 • Fashion, Fashion Blog, Fashion News

Jennifer Lawrence Dior Campaign

Jennifer Lawrence Stars in Dior Ad Campaign

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is to appear in a new campaign for Be Dior handbags. The ads are slated to break later this week in Marie Claire U.K., followed by French Glamour on March 2 and Harper’s Bazaar U.K. on March 4. The photographer, Paolo Roversi, chose to shoot her in a minimalist, “gallery-in-the-midst-of-an-installation” setting. Behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot is to debut on Diormag.com on Thursday.

Street Artist Designs Look of Issey Miyake’s Spring Scent

French street artist, Mademoiselle Maurice, has designed the label and outer packaging of Issey Miyake’s limited-edition spring fragrance, City Blossom. The bottle is an elongated cone shape in a shimmering grey and pink ombre. Maurice created a silver flower dotted with pink and green paint splatters for the box. The paint splatters continue onto the bottle. The fragrance was created by Firmenich perfumer, Alberto Morillas, and is comprised of citrus accords, freesia, magnolia, cedar and white musk, among other scents. About 170,000 bottles of the scent have been produced for sale worldwide.

The Gores Group Seeks Buyer for J. Mendel

L.A. private-equity company, The Gores Group, is looking to sell its majority stake in fashion label J. Mendel. The Gores Group acquired the label, which was its first luxury asset, in August 2010. They have now hired an investment-banking firm and a strategic financial adviser to find a new buyer. Sources said the label needs capital to grow and a deep-pocketed partner who is willing to invest in the brand long-term. The Gores Group did not invest enough capital to grow the business to significant profitability since it wasn’t a core holding.

– Kelcie McCurdy

Source & Photo: WWD

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