Fashion

10.24.13

Jil Sander Leaves Her Namesake Label; Calvin Klein to Design Drake's Tour Wardrobe

and Kate Upton thanks Carine Roitfeld for shooting her in clothes.

Jil Sander Leaves Her Namesake Label: Jil Sander, who only returned to her design house in February 2012, is leaving the label for the third time. The designer, who is said to be departing for personal reasons, has gone through a bit of a revolving door with her eponymous brand over the past decade. In 2000, her label was sold to Prada. A year later, Sander resigned due to reported conflicts with Prada's CEO Patrizio Bertelli. In 2003, she was reinstated, but stepped down again in November 2004, where she was succeeded by Raf Simons. Sander then returned to the house in 2012. "On behalf of the group I want to thank Jil Sander for her remarkable contribution to the brand over this period," the brand's chief executive Alessandro Cremonesi said in a statement to WWD. "Her outstanding design and creative leadership have been crucial in reinforcing the brand and positioning it to foster further prosperous growth." [Vogue UK]

Calvin Klein to Design Drake's Tour Wardrobe: Rapper Drake announced that Calvin Klein will be designing the outfits for his world tour, which is called..."Would You Like a Tour?" Italo Zucchelli, men's creative director at the brand, has been working on "three unique capsule collections for the rapper" that include a hoodie based on Calvin Klein's Spring/Summer 2014 blue sky pattern, a fully-denim ensemble, and one that features "innovative fabrics with neon details and reflective accents." Zuccheli announced his admiration for the rapper. “I love Drake -- he is very talented and I like his effortless attitude in terms of his style and music.” [WWD]

Kate Upton Thanks Carine Roitfeld for Shooting Her in Clothes: For the inaugural issue of her magazine CR Fashion Book, Carine Roitfeld did the unthinkable -- she put Kate Upton, model of Sports Illustrated fame, on the cover -- wearing clothes. "I didn’t want a normal model," Roitfeld told The Daily Beast. "I wanted someone with a sensual body... She’s not a classic model. And I like that." Now, Upton credits Roitfeld for her foray into high-fashion, telling Page Six: "She was the first editor who put me on the cover actually wearing clothing." Upton has since covered the likes of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar. [The Huffington Post]

Hermès Van Robbed in Milan: An estimated $550,900 worth of Hermès accessories were stolen from a van in Milan, leading the French fashion house to cancel its Wednesday presentation. The drivers of the van were said to be taking a coffee break while the car was ransacked by a 47-year-old Italian man. The items, however, were recovered and returned to Hermès in 24 hours. [Reuters]

Anna Wintour's Daughter Joins Seth Meyers's Late Night: Bee Shaffer, daughter of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, has a new gig with Seth Meyers. Meyers, who will be taking over as host of NBC's Late Night, has hired Shaffer as segment producer for the show. Shaffer has previously worked for Glee creator Ryan Murphy. [NY Post]