Amanda Seyfried Nabs Another Givenchy Campaign; Saks and Neiman Marcus to Merge?
Givenchy’s New Campaign: Givenchy has unveiled its newest campaign for fall, styled by and starring Carine Roitfeld, with additional appearances by her daughter Julia, alongside a smattering of models as well as actress and Givenchy muse Amanda Seyfried (who’s also the face of the brand’s Very Irresistible perfume). Photographed by famed duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the campaign will debut in September magazine issues. [WWD]
Saks and Neiman Marcus to Merge?: Luxury department stores Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus are both reportedly considering selling themselves off to new owners. According to The Wall Street Journal, a source with knowledge of the matter said that private equity firm KKR is weighing an investment in Saks -- "possibly with an aim toward merging the rivals." The New York Post reports that Saks is working with Goldman Sachs to explore sale options, while The Journal says that Neiman is looking into the possibility of a sale or public offering (Saks, on the contrary, is already on the market). [WSJ]
Beyoncé’s Online Boutique: Beyoncé continues her effusive hold on the public with a new specially-curated boutique of clothing on Rent the Runway. The singer has chosen an array of dresses, rompers, and accessories that shoppers can rent or buy in an effort to embody Bey’s superstar style. [Rent the Runway]
Issa Designer Leaves: Danielle Helayel, founder of Kate Middleton-approved fashion label Issa, is departing from her own brand after 12 years. Two years ago, Camilla Al Fayed bought a majority stake in the business with plans for global expansion. The split is reportedly mutual. Stepping in for Helayel is Blue Farrier, who has previously worked at Chloé, Stella McCartney, and Sandro. [WWD]