Stars dominated the Met Gala, and Dua Lipa collaborated with Versace. Stay up to date with the hottest international fashion news stories of the week.
The Best of the 2023 Met Gala
The first Monday of May was back in full force, celebrating the decadent and illustrious career of Karl Lagerfeld. The Met Gala, hosted by the Met Museum and Vogue, celebrated the works of the Austrian designer, who famously worked for Chanel, Fendi, Pattou, Chloé, and his eponymous brand. Attendees paid homage to the former designer, opting for his signature black and white aesthetic, complete with bows, lace, pearls, and fingerless gloves.
The Met Gala is one of the most prestigious events on the fashion calendar, and this year welcomed a flurry of new faces. Doja Cat shut the event down with her homage to Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, complete with a custom Oscar De La Renta gown with cat-like prosthetics. Guests included supermodels and Lagerfeld muses Cara Delevigne, Kendall Jenner, Naomi Campbell, and Adut Akech. Other standouts included Bad Bunny in Jacquemus, Rihanna in Valentino, Sora Choi in Thom Browne, and Cardi B in Chenpeng Studio.
Versace and Dua Lipa Co-Design Collection
Versace and Dua Lipa are continuing their running streak by co-designing a collection. The pop star and fashion house will showcase the holiday-inspired collection, dubbed La Vacanza, on May 23rd at the Cannes Film Festival. “I am absolutely thrilled to have codesigned the women’s La Vacanza collection for Versace with Donatella,” said Dua Lipa.
“She and I have formed such a strong bond over the years, and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve received from her and the whole team since the very beginning of my career. For her to give me the honor of codesigning this collection and letting all my summer inspirations go wild has been a dream. I am so very proud of this collection and cannot wait to debut it in Cannes.”
Chloé and ERES Collaborate on Swimwear
Chloé and ERES are teaming up to launch a swimwear collection. The special 20-piece collaboration features state-of-the-art fabric -Peau Douce – which feels like a second skin and is made from castor oil-based polyamide.
“Gabriela Hearst wanted to create swimsuits of the highest quality and instinctively chose to partner with Eres and its creative director, Marie-Paule Minchelli, to create a line of swimsuits and bikinis, while Chloé has created a range of essential beachwear items,” read a statement. The collection will be available for purchase online from May 5.
Kylie Jenner Fronts JPG Campaign
Kylie Jenner is the face of Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest campaign – Flowers. Shot by Elizaveta Porodina, she dons platinum blonde hair, and a blush pink cone bra-inspired dress. Another shot featured a nude illusion liquid gown adorned with flowers.
According to creative director Florence Tétier, Jenner was “the representation of a modern mermaid that I was looking for.” The concept for the 2023 collection was inspired by a combination of “augmented nature” and the house’s archives.
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