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Others. Fabergé. First look: Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's. By admin | July 22, 2011 Following collaborations with H&M and French mail-order company La Redoute, Karl Lagerfeld has been working on a collection with US department store Macy’s.

First look: Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's

Scheduled for an August 31 launch at more than 200 Macy’s stores and online, the 45-piece collection will be priced from $50 to $170. In addition to the sketches just released by the designer, curious shoppers can take a first look at the range in the August issue of American Vogue where a $109 dress from the collection is featured in one of the fashion spreads. Cartier Time Art by Tokujin Yoshioka.

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has collaborated with Cartier to bring a traveling exhibition called “Cartier Time Art”.

Cartier Time Art by Tokujin Yoshioka

La Planète Mode de Jean Paul Gaultier à Montréal. Nous nous sommes rendus à Montréal pour visiter la magnifique exposition “La Planète Mode de Jean Paul Gaultier, de la Rue aux Étoiles” qui se tient jusqu’au 2 octobre au Musée des Beaux-Arts (MBAM) de la ville.

La Planète Mode de Jean Paul Gaultier à Montréal

En bonne compagnie, nous avons donc parcouru les couloirs et salles de cette superbe rétrospective consacrée à l’enfant terrible de la mode (qui n’aime pas être appelé ainsi !) Et vous proposons de découvrir avec nous un aperçu en vidéo et images. Célébrant 35 ans de création du couturier français, c’est main dans la main que la maison Gaultier et le MBAM ont travaillé, permettant ainsi de rassembler un trésor formidable : pas moins de 140 silhouettes accessoirisées emblématiques de prêt-à-porter et de haute-couture accompagnées d’innombrables vidéos, dessins, photographies du petit génie, de Warhol à Pierre et Gilles… Si on ne peut qu’aimer les silhouettes androgynes – mais tout sauf asexuées – qu’il crée et recrée au fil des saisons, que dire de la période Punk Cancan ? Pierre Cardin wants to sell business for 1 bln euros. French fashion legend Pierre Cardin is ready to sell his group and will seek one billion euros (1.46 billion U.S. dollars).

Pierre Cardin wants to sell business for 1 bln euros

“I want to sell it now,” Cardin, 88, told the Wall Street Journal. “I know I won’t be here in a few years and the business needs to continue.” Cardin, who has no heirs, said he wants to stay on as creative director, explaining that it would be in the buyer’s interest “for the brand’s image.” But Cardin is asking too much for the brand and his talent, judged hard-nosed bankers who value the business at closer to 200 million euros.

Financial data for calculating valuations is thin because the Cardin empire is not quoted on any stock exchange and so is not obliged by listing rules to provide detailed figures such as sales volumes.

D&G

Mini and Rolls-Royce team up for special edition. Iconic compact car maker Mini has unveiled a collaboration with top luxury marque Rolls-Royce at the Auto Shanghai show, which opens this week.

Mini and Rolls-Royce team up for special edition

Boasting “top-grade materials, the highest level of workmanship and stylish supremacy,” the ‘Mini Inspired by Goodwood’ special edition transfers some of the luxury trappings of a fully-fledged Rolls-Royce into a much smaller package. It was conceived at Rolls-Royce‘s design division in Goodwood, UK and is finished with several touches which will be familiar to fans of the luxury brand. They include a dashboard and door handle surfaces finished in Walnut Burr and a black leather dashboard top.

To offer “incomparably high-quality ambiance,” the design team has included ‘Lounge’ leather seats in Rolls-Royce Cornsilk (a warm and natural beige).

Marc Jacobs

Kwanpen Luxury Handbags. In a luxury industry dominated by European brands, a Singapore company is making inroads with an exclusive line of colourful handbags made from crocodile skin.

Kwanpen Luxury Handbags

Selling for as much as $20,000 apiece, Kwanpen bags are made in a spacious, brightly lit workroom where about 50 staff work meticulously to meet the exacting demands of fashionable women the world over. Kwanpen is a family-owned enterprise operating in one of Singapore’s industrial suburbs, the only luxury leather goods brand from a city-state better known for electronics, petrochemicals and finance.

“It’s not mass production,” company president Leonard Kwan told AFP, beaming with pride at samples of the products named after his late father, who started the business in the 1960s. “The Kwanpen brand signifies a crocodile-skin bag of the best value and quality.” Chinese screen siren Gong Li has been seen carrying them. It can take up to 50 man-hours to produce one Kwanpen bag and no more than 400 pieces are shipped in any given month.

LVMH

Lancôme. BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by Trussardi. BMW Italia and Trussardi have created a limited edition of the 5 Series Gran Turismo to mark the fashion house’s centennial.

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo by Trussardi

“Elegant, understated, and at the same time sensual and attractive, the BMW 5 Series Trussardi was inspired by the world of leather and gloves, which characterized the origins of the brand.For the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, built in a limited edition and designed by the Trussardi style office,the emphasis was on new exterior details and new and luxurious interior finishings.

For the exterior look, the choice fell on an exclusive color – a characteristic warm metallic brown that has been named Heraldic Brown. The paintwork is executed in three layers and the color of the body changes gradation with varying exposition to light.Several elements, such as the front grill,the rear strip and the shadow-line are in the same color as the body, while the strip in the front air intake is dark grey matt.

MIU MIU

Baume et mercier. Gucci. Hugo Boss. Chanel. Maison Martin Margiela. Trussardi. Burberry. Montblanc. Balmain. Lancel. Dior. Hermes. Lanvin. Longchamp. Louboutin. Louis Vuitton. Ralph Lauren. YSL.