Stella Tennant has died at 50, and Gucci is launching a collaboration with The North Face. Stay up to date and catch up on this week’s top international fashion news.
Gucci Launches Collection with The North Face
Gucci is launching a collection with The North Face. The collaboration teaser came out in September. The range includes feather down jackets, T-Shirts, camping apparel, and more. “The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure,” read a statement from The North Face. “But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.”
The collection features a 1970s-inspired aesthetic, with The North Face’s original designs from its initial launch. It features parkas, tents, camping bags, boots, and hats – no launch date has been announced yet.
Stella Tennant Passes Away at 50
Stella Tennant has died suddenly at the age of 50. The British model was one of the most influential faces and muses in the 90s, with a career spanning more than three decades. She walked the runways for Versace, Alexander McQueen, and Burberry – she was also famous for donning a micro-mini Chanel bikini in 1996.
Tennant was best-known for her androgynous look, featuring on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. “Versace is mourning the death of Stella Tennant. Stella was Gianni Versace’s muse for many years and a friend of the family. We will miss you forever, Stella. Rest In Peace” shared Versace in a post online.
Paloma Elsesser Named Model of the Year
Models.com has announced the winners of the prestigious Model of the Year. For 2020, the Industry choice is Paloma Elsesser, the Swiss-American plus-size model. The search for the Model of the Year aims to find the ‘singular face that defined the year as a whole.’ Elsesser recently featured on the cover of Vogue for its January 2021 issue and has walked on runways for designers including Fendi and Savage x Fenty.
“When she started, there was no one else like her—especially among curve models,” said Mina White, the IMG Models Director. “Everything was an uphill battle. There wasn’t a ‘cool’ girl—Paloma had to come in and create her own category.” Models.com has also announced the Reader’s Choice for the Model of the Year, which was awarded to South Korean model Sora Choi. The male Model of the Year was awarded to Alton Mason, with the Reader’s Choice also selecting Mason.
Paris Fashion Week Schedule Announced
Paris Fashion Week has launched the schedule for its men’s and couture shows. Over the course of six days, the men’s segment of the event will feature international designers, starting with Berluti and closing with Celine. Its Couture shows will run from January 25 to 28, featuring Fendi, Dior, Chanel, and Valentino. The Men’s Fashion Week schedule begins on January 19 and will run until January 24.
Tommy Hilfiger Launches Collection via Animal Crossing
Tommy Hilfiger is launching a collection for the players of Nintendo Switch. The designer is debuting a virtual replica of its 2020 Fall collection within the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The players can update their outfits within the game using a free download code. Furthermore, players can visit the new location called Tommy’s Forest, where they can plant trees with Tommy Hilfiger’s avatar and participate in winter activities. The designer plans to continue this collaboration into next year, with the launch of its 2021 collection onto the platform.
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