Fashion Cheat Sheet

03.26.14

Chanel Inspires an Opera; Dolce & Gabbana May Receive Court Dismissal

And Anja Rubik stars in a wild new music video.

Chanel Inspires an Opera: Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée is getting a serious fashion upgrade. The comedic opera based on trick-wielding gods and unassuming earthling’s has been re-imagined with iconic figures from the House of Chanel. Now showing in Paris, the main couple garners inspiration from Karl Lagerfeld (a black suit, dark sunglasses, and a stark white ponytail) and Coco Chanel (head-to-toe tweed) while the opera’s main character is portrayed as the ultimate fashion victim. The show premiered in Vienna and will move to New York next week. [WWD]

Dolce & Gabbana May Receive Court Dismissal: Last June, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to almost two years in prison. Tuesday, Italian prosecutor Gaetano Santamaria requested that the charges be dropped based on the grounds that the company, Gado, which was believed to be a shell company, was not created to avoid paying taxes. The designers of the namesake brand will receive a decision on April 4. [Wall Street Journal]

Anja Rubik’s Low-Budget Music Video: Polish model Anja Rubik, who has worked with the likes of Valentino, Chanel, Lanvin, Gucci, and Givenchy, is the star of a new music video. Chleb features the model as she “flies in slow motion against a CGI backdrop, shakes a packet of grains over herself, dances with animal-masked ballet dancers, and rides a giant Dachshund with her muscled love interest.” [Vogue UK]