Gucci unveils its talk show celebrity campaign, and BTS are the new faces of Louis Vuitton. Stay up to date with all of the hottest international fashion news stories of the week.
Gucci Debuts ‘Talk Show’ for Handbag Collection
The latest Gucci campaign features global stars in a fake talk show, celebrating its Gucci Beloved handbag collection. The show features James Corden, Dakota Johnson, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and many others to discuss their lives and their favorite Gucci bags. “We decided to show the concept of ‘beloved’ in an ironic way in the campaign, being inspired by the fact that bags are the protagonists in my life and in the lives of many other people,” said Michele. “I truly love and adore my handbags…Perhaps they will always be my greatest love, my favorite accessory.”
Ryan Murphy Unveils Halston TV Series
Ryan Murphy is creating a limited series about the US designer, Roy Halston. The Netflix Original series will cover his life and how he became an international icon in the fashion industry. Halston made a name for himself in the late 60s and early 70s, dressing stars including Anjelica Huston, Jackie Kennedy, and Bianca Jagger. The designer died in 1990 from AIDS-related illnesses at 57. Ewen McGregor will star as the New York-based designer, and other famous faces in the show include Liza Minelli, Elsa Peretti, and Victor Hugo. Halston will debut online on May 14.
BTS is Louis Vuitton’s New Ambassador
Louis Vuitton is naming K-Pop band BTS as their new ambassador. The Korean band has worn Louis Vuitton to multiple red carpet events and award shows and has partnered with the designer for magazine covers and photoshoots. All seven members – Jungkook, V, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, RM, and Sug – will feature in a long-term partnership with the brand. “I am delighted BTS are joining Louis Vuitton today,” said Virgil Abloh, the Men’s Artistic Director for LV. “I can’t wait to share all the very exciting projects we are working on.”
Kris Van Assche is Leaving Berluti
Kris Van Assche is departing his role as Artistic Director at Berluti. The Belgian designer joined the brand in 2018 and is leaving due to a change in direction for the brand. According to Antoine Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, the exit of Van Assche will “let Berluti lead its own rhythm and give freedom to its presentation schedule.”
“These three years at Berluti have been extremely intense. Reinventing and reshaping the brand’s DNA, its history and tradition, craft and luxury in a contemporary and creative manner was definitely a challenge, and all limitations and restrictions around COVID didn’t help,” the designer shared on Instagram. There will be no new collections under his direction, but it’s unclear who will take his place in the role.
BLACKPINK’s Rosé Named Tiffany & Co Ambassador
Rosé, one of the K-pop band BLACKPINK, is the new ambassador for Tiffany & Co. The singer will feature as the lead of the 2021 HardWear digital campaign to attract a new generation of shoppers. “I’ve always loved wearing Tiffany jewelry. To be part of an iconic brand that has been part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to mem” said Rosé in a statement. The HardWear collection seeks inspiration from New York City and combines gauge links, industrial shapes, and freshwater pearls. Rosé was also named the Global Ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent in 2020 and is currently a ‘muse’ for the YSL Beauté brand.
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