Today’s Fashion Headlines: Lanvin Exhibit Lands in Paris, Bloomingdale’s to Open Manhattan Outlet, Jack Huston Oliver Peoples Collaboration

March 6, 2015 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News


Lanvin at the Palais Galliera

Lanvin Exhibit to Bow in Paris

Lanvin artistic director Alber Elbaz and Palais Galliera curator Olivier Saillard opted to display fashion treasures mostly from the Twenties and Thirties flat in mirrored cases propped open like a piano, reflecting the museum’s ornate ceilings, visitors and the couturier’s delicate wizardry. The showcase, which opens to the public Sunday and runs through Aug. 23, calls attention to an often underappreciated figure in early French fashion sometimes overshadowed by the “virtuosity” of Madeleine Vionnet and the “artistry” of Elsa Schiaparelli, according to Saillard, who considers Lanvin a key torchbearer for French elegance, and an innovator with her “lifestyle” approach to design. The showcase, part of the house’s 125th anniversary festivities that spilled over into 2015, is also an ode to elite savoir-faire.

Bloomingdale’s to Open Manhattan Outlet

Bloomingdale’s on Thursday confirmed that it will open a 25,000-square-foot outlet store at 2085 Broadway, on the northwest corner of 72nd Street. The Bloomingdale’s Outlet, which will open in the fall, will be the company’s first in Manhattan and the first in a major urban center. Bloomingdale’s Outlets offer 35 to 70 percent off full price for brands such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Coach and True Religion. The Broadway outlet will be located at one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan, with a major subway located footsteps away.

Jack Huston Collaborates With Oliver Peoples

British actor Jack Huston serves as the face of Oliver Peoples, and for spring will increase his involvement by codesigning a pair of frames. The one-off style, which is named after the actor, features a thick acetate frame with three pin detailing along the front temples, and will be available as both a sunglass and optical frame. The frames will be available in four colors: Ebonywood, Raintree, which is a light brown, Cocobolo — which is a reddish-brown — and black. The Ebonywood and Raintree glasses will feature a new style of lenses for the brand: the VFX Plus, a polarized glass lens that features rare earth materials and infrared coating, which aims to keep eyes cool and less strained than with typical lenses. The Jack Huston sunglass frame, which retails for $475, will be available for purchase at Oliver Peoples boutiques and additional select stores beginning later this month, with the optical frame coming to retail for summer. Additionally, the sunglasses will be available on beginning Monday.

– Selicia A. Walker

Source: WWD

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