This week in fashion, Burberry appoints a new chairperson Peaky Blinders, actress Annabelle Wallis is the new face of Cartier, and Anthony Vaccarello teases us about Saint Laurent show in New York. Find these stories and more as we reveal this week’s top international fashion news.
Gerry Murphy is Appointed the New Chairman of Burberry
Chairman of Tate & Lyle and Blackstone Group International Partners LLP, Gerry Murphy will take over as chairman of Burberry. Murphy will succeed Sir John Peace who has held this role since 2002. The news follows the British fashion house’s annual shareholder meeting earlier this week. Of course, this is just the latest of many leadership changes in the company. Murphy’s new role will commence from May 17th.
Annabelle Wallis is the New Face of Cartier
Cartier has revealed British beauty, Annabelle Wallis as the new face of its Panthere de Cartier collection. The French jewellery label released a series of Instagram videos starring the stunning actress using the hashtag Bold and Fearless together with the news that Wallis was chosen as the ambassador because of her fearless spirit and determination. The Peaky Blinders actress said, “I found that Panthère de Cartier resonates with the forces and energy that drive me as a woman.” Directed by Cas Bird, the collection’s California-themed campaign staring Wallis will be a glamours upgrade from the set of her latest film, The Mummy.
Louis Vuitton Hires Tiffany’s Francesca Amfitheatrof as Artistic Director of Watches and Jewelry
Former Tiffany & Co-head jewellery designer, Francesca Amfitheatrof, has been appointed Artistic Director of watches and jewellery at Louis Vuitton. Amfitheatrof departed Tiffany in January after being replaced by Reed Krakoff as a chief artistic officer. Tiffany has praised their former employee for her contributions to the jewellery giant. Given that Amfitheatrof is behind the Return to Tiffany and Hardwear collections we are pretty excited to see what she’ll bring to one of the most historic fashion houses. Amfitheatrof announced the news saying, “It is with great excitement that I join Louis Vuitton, a house I feel deeply connected to through its values of craftsmanship and travel.”
John Targon Leaves Marc Jacobs After Only Two Months
Two months after being hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, John Targon has left the company. Marc Jacobs confirmed the news in a statement, “John Targon is a talented designer, and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Targon began working with the LVMH-owned label in February heading up the design of the brand’s lower-priced offerings. Following his departure, he will continue to run Baja East, a label he co-founded with Scott Studenberg.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
Anthony Vaccarello Teases Us About Saint Laurent Show in New York
There are strong rumours that Anthony Vaccarello will show his next collection for Saint Laurent in New York. With the show taking place on the 4th of June, a date which will already see NYC flooded with fashion royalty thanks to the CFDA Awards. This is not the first time Vaccarello has expressed interest in showing a collection in New York. He told Vogue during an interview last year, he’d, “woken up one morning and his first thought was to do his next show in New York.” Additionally, he said he, “would want there to be the feeling that you’re really in New York, that you truly get the vibe of the city.” Stay tuned for official confirmation.
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