Raf Simons to Work on Film Costumes: Christian Dior creative director Raf Simons has a new side-project. Simons will outfit Sigourney Weaver and Isabelle Huppert for their upcoming film Body Art. Both women sat front row at Dior’s Haute Couture show earlier this week. This isn’t the first time that Simons has worked on costumes for a film. He created Tilda Swinton’s wardrobe in This Is Love, which received an Oscar nomination for its costumes. [Vogue UK]
Coach Expanding Into Ready-To-Wear: Coach has found worldwide success with their line of accessories, so it only makes sense that clothing was in the pipeline. They brand is working to reposition themselves to contend with lifestyle giants like Michael Kors and Tory Burch. They’ll increase the price of their handbags, expand their footwear line, and take advantage of new hire Sandra Hill.
Gucci’s Princess Treatment: Gucci has reenlisted Charlotte Casiraghi, princess of Monaco, to front a new campaign. The brand, which outfits Casiraghi for equestrian competitions, has used the royal face to promote their Flora print, which was first introduced in the 60s. [Grazia UK]
Naeem Khan’s FLOTUS Moment: Naeem Khan got the MOBAMA treatment yesterday when the First Lady attended the National Prayer Service in his custom-made dress and coat. But Khan admitted that the outfit was in the running for the FLOTUS’s Inauguration-day look. The designer told WWD that he’d created yesterday’s outfit about a month ago, but had no idea when, or if, it would be worn. “She looked so beautiful…you might feel a little sad but you have to contemplate the process. I know she loves my things and there will be more things that come along.” [WWD]
H&M Heads to Paris Fashion Week: Paris Fashion Week is home to some of the world’s most luxurious (and expensive) clothes. So interestingly enough, H&M thought that would be the perfect environment to stage their first fashion show in eight years. Following in the steps of fast-fashion competitors like TopShop and Whistles, H&M will show 25 looks at Paris’s Musée Rodin on February 27. [Telegraph]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's new costume exhibition, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, tries to pay homage to the gritty, subversive, late-1970s movement. But has punk-inspired high fashion added to its legacy-or destroyed it?
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