Chanel’s New Design and style Expertise, Katy Perry’s Mushroom Collab – WWD




Charlotte Casiraghi in Chanel's pre-fall campaign.

Charlotte Casiraghi, a Chanel ambassador, in its pre-fall campaign.

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NEW RECRUIT: Virginie Viard, inventive director at Chanel, has additional a noteworthy expertise to her layout workforce, WWD has realized.

Alexandre Morgado, a nine-12 months veteran of Givenchy, has joined the French home to work with Viard on unique tasks, including VIP dressing.

A Chanel spokeswoman confirmed the appointment to WWD, but presented no supplemental particulars.

To be guaranteed, Chanel is really actively dressing its clutch of well-known manufacturer ambassadors — which include things like the likes of Kristen Stewart, Penélope Cruz, Charlotte Casiraghi and Blackpink’s Jenny — as well as other celebs for purple-carpet functions, these as Giveon at the 2022 Grammys.

According to Morgado’s LinkedIn account, he was most not long ago head of design and style for haute couture, stars and particular jobs at Givenchy. He had joined the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned fashion brand in 2013 as head designer of haute couture and VIP in 2013.

It is comprehended he worked at Italian label Borbonese previously in his career.

Many prime European style residences have devoted structure staff for dressing VIPs, which continue to attract purchaser awareness and engagement, primarily on social media.

Givenchy reorganized its teams pursuing the departure of Morgado and engaged Suzanna Venegas, who has experience doing work in haute couture and ready-to-put on with John Galliano at Maison Margiela and Dior. She now functions beneath Givenchy inventive director Matthew Williams on women’s categories and oversees all couture and VIP requests, in accordance to a spokeswoman for the household. — Miles Socha

CRYSTAL MUSHROOMS: Katy Perry has a point for mushrooms.

The singer, whose Las Vegas residency show, “Play,” finds her surrounded by dancing mushrooms in just one vignette, has now partnered with Judith Leiber Couture on a minimal-version mushroom minaudière — or a bejeweled handbag to all those who didn’t just take French in large faculty.

The wearable artwork piece was built in collaboration with Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, who co-owns the brand, along with Authentic Makes Team and Jana Matheson, Judith Leiber’s chief resourceful officer.

The Katy Perry mushroom bag from Judith Leiber.

The Katy Perry mushroom bag from Judith Leiber.

The minaudière is designed from extra than 10,000 handset crystals in shades of vivid purple siam blended with scarlet and Bordeaux. The stem is shaded in a gradient assortment of crystals in light gold with opal accents. The cap attributes flat again pearls in multiple dimensions developed to develop texture and dimension. The interior is lined with metallic leather.

Each and every piece is hand-painted with a polished brass body and a removable shoulder chain that features the Katy Perry Play medallion.

The Judith Leiber Couture x Katy Perry minaudière will retail for $6,195 and be marketed on the brand’s website and in its retail store at Resorts Globe Las Vegas, which is hosting her display. It will also be provided at pick luxury specialty retailers beginning for tumble.

“I’m delighted to unveil this collaboration with Judith Leiber Couture for my clearly show, ‘Play,’” Perry reported. “I’ve experienced an affinity for these stunning minaudières from the second that I could find the money for 1. This special piece is the ultimate memorabilia for ‘Play.’”

Perry, who is acknowledged for her playful manner options, has worn Judith Leiber in the previous which includes a hamburger clutch that complemented the huge hamburger dress that she donned at the Achieved Gala in 2019, and a crystal-encrusted soccer clutch she wore to the NFL Honors previous yr.

“Similar to Judith Leiber, Katy is recognized for developing wearable artwork with her legendary appears to be like,” Ocleppo Hilfiger said. “Her one particular-of-a-variety personality and resourceful vision were being vital to the design and style of this unique piece. We are energized to introduce this new minaudière, which is as special and lively as Katy is.”

“This cute mushroom was encouraged straight by Katy’s ‘Play’ residency,” Matheson extra. “Her assurance and impeccable sense of fashion make her the ideal collaborator for the Judith Leiber brand name. She is the supreme illustration of the pleasurable and fearless collectors that adore the Judith Leiber Couture brand name.”

Judith Leiber is readily available in 105 factors of sale across North America, Europe and the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

Perry has sold far more than 57 million albums and has racked up 65 billion streams. She is a single of only five artists to have topped 100 million qualified models with their electronic singles. Her Vegas residency kicked off at the close of 2021 and operates by way of October of this year. — Jean E. Palmieri


workers in Ashulia

Employees at a manufacturing unit in Ashulia.

Emdad Islam Bitu

NEW Improvements: Bangladesh’s style showcase “Made in Bangladesh Week” returns this November.

Attire reigns as the dominant financial pressure in the region, comprising some 80 percent of exports. Its leading occasion is structured in partnership with the Bangladesh Garment Producers & Exporters Association, or the BGMEA, and Bangladesh Clothing Exchange, or BAE, to spotlight the relevance of clothing exports and sustainability in the sector.

Organizers are drumming up pleasure for the function at the formal site, which just released.

The weeklong party running Nov. 13 to 18 incorporates designer showcases, denim spotlights and other sustainability-inclined focuses. Amongst the coinciding showcases are a Vogue Innovation runway show touting dependable producers, Denim Expo — which in past periods has clocked a lot more than 50,000 attendees — and the Dhaka Apparel Summit highlighting the sector’s safety strides and thought leadership.

As inaugural speaker and celebration opener, Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will also be in attendance, as with a range of brand name contributors.

For eco-fans, occasions like the Environmentally friendly Manufacturing unit Tour (a daylong tour of a number of manufacturing unit web pages that use power-successful and setting-helpful techniques), or a single of a lot of awards ceremonies, are confident to impress, according to occasion organizers. Meanwhile, the Sustainable Structure and Innovation Awards and the Sustainability Management Awards on Nov. 16 and 17 will additional brandish mounting and recognized leaders in “social excellence,” “environmental excellence” and “innovation excellence.”

Rounding off the week on Nov. 18, the closing working day, is a technological workshop on sustainability and innovation at the BGMEA Trend & Engineering University and the world wide start of the BGMEA Innovation Heart. Billed as a hub to travel ahead sustainability and technological ideation in style, the center homes a library, research lab, instruction center and museum exhibition place. — Kaley Roshitsh

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