Celebrity Underthings: Halle Berry is launching a new lingerie collection, Scandale Paris, at select Target stores and online at Target.com on Oct. 27.
Founded in 1932, Scandale was rediscovered by Berry, who partnered with Lingerie manufacturer Erik Ryd, owner of Hop Lun, to introduce the brand globally.
“I fell in love with Scandale while I was in Paris, because the brand reminded me of the city itself – beautiful and inspiring,” Berry said in a news release. “I am excited for the U.S. debut to be at Target and to launch the brand globally in 2015. I look forward to giving more women the chance to enjoy what European women have come to love for more than eight decades.”
The first collection of Scandale Paris will feature 10 items including bras for $16 and $18, and panties for $7.
Trench Entrenched: It looks like the iconic trench coat is getting its Hollywood close-up. Burberry will be the next recipient of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award on Nov. 19 in Beverly Hills.
That makes the British heritage brand the 22nd honoree to get a plaque in the sidewalk of the fabled shopping thoroughfare, and the award dovetails with the opening of Burberry’s new flagship store on Rodeo Drive next month.
H&M’s 10-Year Tome: Swedish retailer H&M has compiled a commemorative book chronicling a decade of designer collaborations, reports fashion industry trade paper WWD. According to the report, the book -- titled “The First Ten Years” includes previously unseen imagery from each of the campaigns as well as contributions from each of the designers the company has worked with over the years including Karl Lagerfeld (the first of such collaborations), Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace and Alber Elbaz. It will be available at 250 H&M stores worldwide as of Nov. 6 -- which just so happens to be the day the latest collaboration -- Alexander Wang for H&M hits store shelves. [WWD, subscription required.]
Anna’s Oscar Tribute: Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, an ardent supporter and friend to Oscar de la Renta, posted a touching tribute to the late designer at Vogue.com. “He always said accept your friends for who they are, not for who you want them to be,” Wintour writes. “Oscar was everything you could want a friend to be.” [Vogue.com]
Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore contributed to this report.
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