Fashion

05.23.14

Andre Leon Talley Packs for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Wedding; Gucci's Frida Giannini Denies Leaving the House

And Abercrombie & Fitch is toning down its 'nightclub' vibe.

André Leon Talley Packs for Kimye's Wedding: Vogue contributor André Leon Talley, who revealed earlier this week that he would be covering Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's pre-wedding lunch at designer Valentino's French chateau, shared his packing list for the weekend-long extravaganza with the magazine. Aside from a series of capes (by Balenciaga and Chanel) and linen hankerchiefs by the likes of Ralph Lauren and Charvet, Talley explained he will be bringing, of course, an array of his signature caftans—particularly ones by Valentino. “I spent a Sunday afternoon pulling out from a storage room two Valentino couture caftans I wore to his farewell ceremonies in Rome in 2007," he said. "I had discussed that with Kim and thought she would love that.” [Vogue]

Gucci's Frida Giannini Denies Leaving the House: On Friday, Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini discussed rumors that she was leaving the house (and that she would be replaced by either Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy or Joseph Altuzarra), stating that they are untrue—and that she has recently renewed her contract with Gucci. “These rumors are self-generated, and even engaged François-Henri Pinault, who came to Rome and told me they were not true," she said. "Actually, he was concerned that the rumors would not let me work serenely.” Although Giannini ensures that she will be staying with the house, the 40-year-old does not plan on working into the later years of her life, like Karl Lagerfeld, for example. “If you ask me if I will be here at 60, I would say no," she continued. "I think that at a certain point there must be a change and you have to make room for the new and younger generations.” [Fashionista]

Abercrombie & Fitch Is Toning Down its 'Nightclub' Vibe: Fat-shaming, self-professed exclusive teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is finally starting to keep up with the times—begining with toning down its blaring techno music, spraying less of its suffocating fragrance, and taking down its oversized, black and white posters of young boys and their six packs. “This company is very sound,” the company's 69-year-old CEO Mike Jeffries said, despite decreased sales. “Its customer is changing, and we’re ready to change with her and him.” [Bloomberg]