Fashion News Recap: A Dior Fairytale, Alexandra Shulman Leaving British Vogue & Diversity at Gucci
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s First Dior Show
Maria Grazia Chiuri, after working for Valentino for 8 years, just held her first haute couture Dior show in Paris as the fashion house’s new creative director, according to The Business of Fashion. Acknowledging past Dior work, Chiuri put her own vision into the new collection: a fairy tale rooted in reality. In the words of the fashion editor at The Business of Fashion, Tim Blanks, “Chiuri drew a line from Valentino’s pale princesses to Dior’s winsome Titianas. Some of it worked, some not so.”
Alexandra Shulman Leaving British Vogue
After leading British Vogue for 25 years, Alexandra Shulman is stepping down from her editor-in-chief position this summer. Her contribution to British Vogue is indispensable to its success. According to the Wall Street Journal, she raised British Vogue’s circulation by 12% and increased the magazine’s online presence. She has been an influential figure in the fashion world and her decision of leaving British Vogue will definitely impact the magazine. On the bright side, we’re excited to see what direction Alexandra Shulman decides to go.
Gucci Posts Fragments of Casting Videos on Instagram
Last week, Gucci posted 9 short videos of models auditioning for its pre-fall campaign on their Instagram. Surprisingly, all the models are African Americans. I used “surprisingly” because the fashion industry is still not diverse enough. The models on runways are remain to be predominantly white. Some may guess that Gucci is featuring only black models for its 2017 pre-fall campaign. We don’t know what Gucci is planning exactly, but this campaign is one that would reaffirm the idea of diversity in the fashion industry.
Topshop is about to introduce a bridal line! According to Stylist.com.co.uk, the wedding dresses will start at $440. Judging on Topshop’s Instagram post, the dresses will be a great (and beautiful) deal for a limited budget.
Lily-Rose Depp is the star of the Chanel show in Paris. Can we just take a moment to appreciate this?
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