Fashion Cheat Sheet

06.25.13

Delphine Arnault leaves Dior for Louis Vuitton; Alexa Chung's Teen Modeling Flashbacks

and Stuart Vevers will leave Loewe for Coach.

Delphine Arnault leaves Dior for Louis Vuitton: This September, Delphine Arnault, Dior's deputy general manager and daughter of LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, will leave her position at the brand for an executive spot at Louis Vuitton. It is rumored that she will take over former Louis Vuitton Vice President Pietro Beccari’s responsibilities. Chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke officially announced Arnault’s appointment on Monday. “I am delighted to work again with Delphine Arnault… Her intimate knowledge of the universe of our high-quality products and her experience at the helm of one of the most prestigious houses in the group are key assets to contribute to the successful development of Louis Vuitton in the world,” Burke said in a statement. [Business of Fashion]

Alexa Chung Reveals Teen Modeling Hardships: British fashion icon Alexa Chung spoke candidly to the London Times about her experiences as a teen model, a time when 'creepy men', like casting agents, asked her to strip. In a revealing interview Chung told The Times that she still has flashbacks of her bad experiences. "I get flashbacks now. Loads of flashbacks. I'll be reminded of something because I've sort of blocked it out and I don't really think of those days. Like, recently, I was like, "Oh my God. That's so not on." [Telegraph]

Stuart Vevers to leave Loewe for Coach: Stuart Vevers is set to become executive creative director at Coach, leaving his current position as creative director at Spanish label, Loewe. Vevers will replace current Coach president and executive creative director Reed Krakoff, who announced his departure from the brand in April. There had been speculation up until now about Krakoff’s replacement. It is unclear when Vevers will begin his stint at Coach, as Krakoff is planning to stay on board for some time. Regardless, he is excited by the appointment. “Coach is an exceptional brand and company that I’ve long admired for its rich heritage. I am excited to drive Coach’s next stage of transformation,” Vevers told WWD. Prior to Loewe, Vevers headed up the design division of Mulberry. [WWD]

George Lucas, Mellody Hobson Tie The Knot: Filmmaker George Lucas and Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson got married at the Skywalker Ranch in California on Saturday. Hobson married in a Peter Soronen design. Bill Moyers, Arianna Huffington, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, and other prominent names attended the ceremony. [Huffington Post]

Model Jessica White to join Scientology: Sports Illustrated model Jessica White was spotted at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre on East 82nd Street in New York City on Monday. White was raised Christian, but Page Six reports that she has recently been talking about joining the Church of Scientology instead. [Page Six]

Royal Baby Items On Display: The Museum of London is opening an exhibition of royal baby clothing and accessories on Friday. From royal-worn slippers to an embroidered cotton robe, the collection displays pieces that the public seldom sees. The exhibit is timed to celebrate the forthcoming birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child. [Daily Mail]

Band of Outsiders' Original Fashion Show: Band of Outsiders continued its preferential treatment of unconventional runway style on Sunday in its spring/summer 2014 menswear line presentation. The eight-hour show, which was live-streamed Sunday night, depicted the dramatic account of an on-the-road musician played by Devendra Banhart. [Refinery 29]