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Burberry’s been doggedly conquering China for years, triumphantly celebrating the opening of Beijing’s flagship store in 2011 with a performance from British band Keane and cutting-edge virtual technology splashed across the walls. Now the fashion house has set its sights on Shanghai, opening a spectacular store that includes a dedicated watch area and the first in-store Burberry Beauty Room.
Marc Jacobs prove age ain’t nothing but a number as he appoints Jessica Lange, a 64-year-old actress, to be the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. Reclining elegantly in the recently revealed campaign photo, Lange waves the flag for older women aging gracefully in the fashion and beauty industry.
With the world glued to every moment of Kate and William’s 10-day royal tour of Australia, it was only natural that an enterprising company would take advantage of an international obsession with British aristocracy. Very First To has created a luxurious month-long trip that incorporates all of the top destinations visited by Kate and William, guaranteeing that the level of exclusivity along the way is fit for a king.
You can’t open a magazine these days without seeing Cara Delevingne and her bushy brows plastered across every page. Now the British supermodel has landed another high-profile opportunity, starring in a series of intimate photos alongside Ondria Hardin for Yves Saint Laurent’s 2014 beauty campaign.
Gucci is the go-to fashion house for celebrities seeking high-octane outfits that sizzle with sex appeal. Gemma Arterton dressed down for a premiere in head to toe Gucci, Mollie King looked sleek in a gold outfit from the Resort 2014 collection at the same event and Naomi Campbell, ever the show-stopper, wore a floor-length, leopard print gown to an awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.
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Station, Beirut’s multipurpose venue dedicated to hosting progressive cultural events, is presenting “In Media Res,” an interdisciplinary art project that features a collective of young Lebanese multimedia artists. Runs until April 18.
A Navy Yard in Brooklyn may sound more cutthroat than couture, but Dior are dragging the fashion pack out of Manhattan and into the wild for their pre-spring 2015 collection. Presenting at the same location that Alexander Wang pioneered for his fall 2014 show in February, a spokesperson for Dior explained that they “wanted the show to feel very New York, and the Navy Yard’s view and space captures the city.”
Australia is finally recognizing its diverse cultural heritage as the Australian Indigenous Fashion Week made its debut to rapturous acclaim from the front row. With an emphasis upon authenticity, the designs coming out of AIFW employed traditional skills from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander communities that included block printing, silk weaving and unusual echidna quill embellishments. And don’t expect the hype to disappear: it’s already been announced that AIFW will be part of the official schedule for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia next year.