Celine’s New Paris Boutique, Gucci’s Workwear Collab – WWD



Celine’s Place: Celine has unveiled its new boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré.

Hedi Slimane’s brutalist vision is brought to lifetime with modern brass and slick marble, a wall of mirrors and art installations. Situated at 384 Rue Saint-Honoré, the shop is devoted to extras, fragrance, leather merchandise and superior jewellery, sitting down catty corner from its completely ready-to-have on boutique on Rue Duphot.

The more compact room positioned at 390 has housed the brand’s haute parfumerie due to the fact 2019. Celine took above the old Loewe place following door to create a showcase for its traditional Triomphe bags, leather-based items and jewellery. In Slimane’s rock-‘n’-roll type, a sparkly gold version of the bag is exceptional to this locale, as effectively as built-to-order parts.

The new address marks the brand’s sixth stand-alone retail store in Paris, together with places in 4 of the city’s department shops. The manufacturer states it is embarking on an expansion approach for 2023, and will activate many pop-ups globally. There are 180 Celine boutiques across the world.

The 2nd-flooring personal browsing condominium at the new Celine boutique.

Up a gleaming curved staircase, the 2nd flooring residences a private salon with cozy chairs and a fireplace for VIP purchasers. In Slimane design and style, the boutique showcases several gorgeous artworks — paintings by Will Boone, sculptures from Ian L.C. Swordy and carved picket parts from Augustas Serapinas dot the house.

The 1,400-square-foot area has double-peak windows, and beams of daylight dance off the artwork items Slimane picked. Hanging in the principal place is a edition of Virginia Overton’s Skylight Gems, a mobile manufactured of three glass ornaments, commissioned by Slimane soon after he saw the primary in New York’s LaGuardia airport.

Virginia Overton’s “Skylight Gems” for Celine.

Using cues from Artwork Deco and French Modernism, the now-connected boutiques sourced their black marble flooring from France’s Pyrenees mountains, and Slimane chosen a number of brutalist slabs and stumps for seating and decor.

The opening on Dec. 2 was timed just forward of the brand’s big return to the womenswear runway. Celine shut Paris Men’s Vogue 7 days in June with a unisex show. It will stage a exhibit at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater Thursday to current its tumble 2023 selection, giving the brand name a bounce on February’s vogue time. Regardless of whether Celine will present at Paris Men’s Style 7 days in January has still to be decided. — Rhonda Richford

Gucci Workwear: Gucci is continuing its streak of collaborations by way of its experimental on the web area, Gucci Vault.

The Italian design household stated Thursday it is teaming with Dickies to present a collection of elevated workwear-inspired parts. The selection, made by Gucci artistic director Alessandro Michele, celebrates Dickies’ 100-12 months historical past in the workwear space.

The 8-piece collection presents reimagined variations of Dickies’ legendary kinds, like the Eisenhower jacket and the 874 Do the job Trousers, which in the ‘90s progressed from its workwear roots and became well-liked amongst streetwear fans. The items are current for the Gucci collaboration to attribute metallic stud gildings. 

The assortment provides cropped and common lengths of the Eisenhower jacket, the 874 Get the job done Trousers in two shorts versions and a operate shirt. 

Looks from the Gucci Vault Dickies collection.

Seems to be from the Gucci Vault Dickies selection.


Gucci introduced its Vault notion in September 2021 as an on the internet keep that presents vintage and archival parts as well as confined-edition collaborations. This yr, Gucci has teamed with the likes of Luar, ERL, Wales Bonner, Vans and Martine Rose for the Vault. 

Vault is a task that I have worked on with perseverance and treatment,” Michele informed WWD in February. “It is an open laboratory in which to introduce new chemical brokers to proceed the experiment. For me, it’s a source of enormous happiness that aims to place diverse energies into circulation and to rejoice my like for objects.

The Dickies collection will come just a couple of weeks right after Gucci introduced Michele would be exiting the model immediately after an 8-12 months tenure as artistic director. 

The Gucci Vault Dickies collection is obtainable to buy on the Gucci Vault internet site and ranges in price from $985 to $7,410. — Layla Ilchi

Celebrating Marfmas: Dover Road Marketplace has teamed up with Marfa to celebrate their new e book, “A Marfa Christmas With John Waters.”

Produced by Maroffice, with curation, design and creation by Alexandra Gordienko, Julia Monsell and Jodie Hill, and text by Ross Aston, the book features actors and at the rear of-the-scenes collaborators who have labored with the 76-calendar year-previous filmmaker over the yrs and contains shoots and interviews, letters and rare archive imagery. Every job interview is housed in a dreamed-up narrative set at a person of Waters’ once-a-year Xmas parties, which were iconic and held at his Maryland household. Whilst the event may possibly not be authentic, the dialogue is intended to all be correct to life.

To celebrate the once-a-year U.S. Christmas tour, “A John Waters Christmas,” the guide will start with installations at Dover Road Marketplace New York and Los Angeles on Friday and stay for the length of Waters’ tour period of time. These spaces pay out homage to the famed Christmas scene in Waters’ “Female Hassle,” with the addition of a large cockroach stress-free in front of a Tv set set looking at a Marfilm of Waters opening up offers, shot in Baltimore.

A view of 25 Days of Marfmas.

A see of 25 Days of Marfmas.

Courtesy shot.

To coincide with the launch of the guide, a gift guidebook of Dover Avenue Sector products will be available online and in-store at Dover Avenue Sector New York and Los Angeles. Dubbed “25 Days of Marfmas,” each individual working day capabilities gifts such as Prada gloves, Marfa’s “I observed Mummy Kissing Santa’s Ass” T-shirt, a drawing reserve by David Hochney, a Rose Bakery gift basket, an Alaïa Le Coeur bag, a Participate in Comme des Garçons striped shirt, and lastly on the 25th day, “A Marfa Christmas With John Waters” e book. Festive Marfa items such as stickers, T-shirts, posters and Xmas playing cards spherical out the supplying. — Lisa Lockwood

Gottmik Symptoms: United Talent Agency has signed Gottmik.

The 25-yr-old, born Kade Gottlieb in Arizona, rose to fame on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” tying for 3rd location on the 13th season. Centered in Los Angeles, he grew to become the first overtly trans man to compete on the strike actuality present.



“I’m hunting forward to doing work with UTA’s dynamic staff to assist complete my ambitions in style, literature, functionality, songs, touring and more,” Gottmik advised WWD in a statement. “They recognize the exceptional areas for drag artistry and I’m glad to have one spot that can do it all.”

With 1.4 million Instagram followers, Gottmik was amid 12 LGBTQ creatives featured on the address of British Vogue’s August 2022 issue celebrating 50 a long time of Delight. He also not long ago graced the deal with of Gay Occasions and was tapped for Versace’s latest vacation campaign. A drag performer and make-up artist (with a diploma in merchandise progress from the Manner Institute of Style and design & Merchandising), Gottmik has labored with the likes of Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton. He’s collaborated in tunes, accomplishing the make-up for the celebrities who surface in Taylor Swift’s 2019 single “You Want to Quiet Down” and was guiding Lil Nas X’s playful transformation as Nicki Minaj for Halloween. In September, Gottmik himself appeared in a audio video clip for Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ strike tune “Unholy.”

In a joint statement, UTA electronic talent agent Pranav Mandavia and vice president of ventures Nick Axelrod said: “As the to start with trans man to compete on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and highlighted on the include of British Vogue, Gottmik is a trailblazer who is quickly starting to be a person of the most recognizable artists in the organization. We are fired up to be a section of his journey and bolster UTA’s illustration of drag artists.” — Ryma Chikhoune

 Fantasy Tree: Luxury boutique resort Riggs unveiled its holiday break tree Thursday evening with a festive holiday cocktail with the jewelry designer Alexis Bittar.

The soaring 18-foot-tall development is reflective of the designer’s design and style: outsized swans perched on the branches of smooth pink feathers, pearl garlands and higher-shine tinsel, which flutter as the foyer doors swing open up in the Riggs’ historic foyer. “For me it is usually about mixing the entire world of accessories with fantasy, sculpture and artwork,” the designer informed WWD.

Small message-in-the-bottle quotes that are tucked in between the branches from famed girls, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, pay homage to the hotel’s famed 1st Girl Suites.

Speaking of to start with females, Bittar shared his last tree style and design was again in 2014 for the White Residence, commissioned by Initially Lady Michelle Obama. “That 1 was a minor a lot more traditional” he laughed, referring to the far more provocative nature of this tree, which contains round breast ornaments in different flesh tones, which he named “Menagerie A Tree.”

“This tree is actually targeted on femininity and play on surrealism and fantasy, with the swans and the tinsel and estimates from well-known girls that I adore, such as Michelle and Nina Simone.  Tucked into the tree is in which it will get a very little naughty,” he stated with a wink, referring to the nipple ornaments.

Due to the fact his reentrance to fashion immediately after obtaining again his manufacturer last 12 months from Brooks Brothers, Bittar has revealed a dedication to inclusivity, especially centered on women of all ages. A longtime favorite of type icons from Iris Apfel to Beyoncé, Bittar also shared his pleasure looking at a new generation adorned in his operate. Activist and singer Lizzo was decked out in Alexis Bittar headpieces and jewelry to the People’s Alternative Awards previously this 7 days.  “I was finding the pictures of Lizzo as she was finding dressed and it’s often incredible.”  

Also for the getaway season, Bittar and Riggs will present a special “Gem Services Menu” to hotel guests. A nod to the hotel’s heritage as a previous lender, a security deposit box of Alexis Bittar items will be held on-site for a jewelry-on-need exactly where guests can invest in a very last-minute piece before a festive fête or a vacation gift although keeping at Riggs. – Ritu Upadhyay

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