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Balmain features $40,000 baseball jacket in debut of men’s pre-fall '18 collection

Developing daywear may be on the agenda at Balmain as part of the house’s growth strategy under its new chief executive officer, Massimo Piombini, but there’s no letting go of the glitz. Case in point — a crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 that hangs in the “couture” section...

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  • The Kooples brand decamps to Chateau Marmont to celebrate its latest Emily Ratajkowski collaboration

    The Kooples brand decamps to Chateau Marmont to celebrate its latest Emily Ratajkowski collaboration

    French apparel and accessories brand the Kooples brought its Parisian-chic meets rock-‘n’-roll ethos to the Chateau Marmont this week to celebrate the launch of its most recent collaborative collection with model, actress and “Blurred Lines” star Emily Ratajkowski. The label, founded by three brothers...

  • Wiz Khalifa, Blake Griffin toast new Zegna Couture XXX Collection in L.A.

    Wiz Khalifa, Blake Griffin toast new Zegna Couture XXX Collection in L.A.

    “That was pretty cool,” said Wiz Khalifa after taking in a performance by L.A. Dance Project in “Club James,” the ground-floor nightclub in the Sheats-Goldstein residence. It wasn’t the way a new collection is typically unveiled, but Ermenegildo Zegna artistic director Alessandro Sartori chose...

  • Donatella Versace toasts London boutique opening

    Donatella Versace toasts London boutique opening

    After paying tribute to Gianni Versace’s legacy with a high-energy spring 2018 show in September, Donatella Versace has kept the celebratory spirit alive — and brought it to London. On Monday night, she accepted the Fashion Icon prize at the Fashion Awards here and the following day she marked...

  • Ermenegildo Zegna Couture to debut XXX Collection in L.A.

    Ermenegildo Zegna Couture to debut XXX Collection in L.A.

    Ermenegildo Zegna is making a play in the wearable fashion space with the debut of the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture XXX Collection at an event in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The collection of mix-and-match essentials retailing from $135 to $2,295 will be available at Zegna’s New York and Los Angeles boutiques...

  • Reese Witherspoon hosts dinner for Molly R. Stern x Sarah Chloe Jewelry

    Reese Witherspoon hosts dinner for Molly R. Stern x Sarah Chloe Jewelry

    “I’ve known Molly since I was 16, she’s one of my dearest friends,” said Reese Witherspoon of her longtime makeup artist, Molly R. Stern. The actress hosted a dinner at Lucques in Los Angeles on Monday night to celebrate Stern’s collaboration with Sarah Chloe Jewelry, dubbed #LoveYourself. “Molly...

  • Hugo Boss gets a makeover

    Hugo Boss gets a makeover

    Hugo Boss is making efforts to bridge the gap between the brand’s men’s and women’s lines. “We need to bring the woman closer to the [Boss] man and build on our heritage — it’s suiting, it’s precision,” Ingo Wilts, chief brand officer for Hugo Boss, told WWD while here to celebrate the opening...

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Gap Kids team on collaboration

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Gap Kids team on collaboration

    Gap Kids and Sarah Jessica Parker have linked on a limited-edition collection for spring. The collection will be sold online and in some of the company’s stores throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Italy, China, Hong Kong and Japan. The company revealed the news Friday, offering few details...

  • Male model Jason Boyce accuses Bruce Weber of sexual harassment and discrimination

    Male model Jason Boyce accuses Bruce Weber of sexual harassment and discrimination

    After weeks of rumblings that high-profile fashion photographers were about to be admonished for sexual harassment, a complaint has been filed against Bruce Weber by model Jason Boyce, who says the photographer forced him to rub his own genitals. In the filing, Boyce alleged to have suffered from...

  • Barneys New York, Haas brothers bring holiday cheer to Beverly Hills

    Barneys New York, Haas brothers bring holiday cheer to Beverly Hills

    The page hadn’t yet turned on December when Barneys New York rang in its holiday campaign in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening. The event, at its flagship on Wilshire Boulevard, celebrated its collaboration with Simon and Nikolai Haas and the campaign Haas for the Holidays. It also marked Barneys...

  • Artsy x Gucci explores gender dynamics in the art world

    Artsy x Gucci explores gender dynamics in the art world

    Gender equality has long remained a hot-button issue. It all starts with gender dynamics, the interactions between boys and girls, and men and women. When cultural stereotypes are reinforced, the relationships become skewed, straining the balance of power. How to change things? Anthony Spinello,...

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