Written By , on August 31, 2015

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced extended hours for the final weekend of its extraordinarily popular Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass. On Friday, September 4, and Saturday, September 5, the exhibition will remain open to the public for three additional hours, closing at midnight. The Museum normally closes at 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. The exhibition closes on Labor Day,Monday, September 7.

The Museum’s Great Hall Balcony Bar, adjacent to the exhibition’s final gallery, will be open with appetizers and full bar service until midnight. The Met Store’s exhibition shop for China will also be open, and features a range of products inspired by the exhibition, including the exhibition catalogue and an exclusive collection of fashion accessories, jewelry, and stationery. The China: Through the Looking Glass galleries are the only galleries open to the public during the extended hours.

The exhibition, which opened on May 7, has already been extended by three weeks—fromAugust 16 to September 7—and has so far drawn more than 730,000 visitors, surpassing the record-breaking Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2011) to become The Costume Institute’s highest attended exhibition ever. The McQueen exhibition, which was the Met’s eighth most popular show, had a total of 661,509 visitors.

Encompassing approximately 30,000 square feet in 16 separate galleries in the Museum’s Chinese and Egyptian Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, it is The Costume Institute’s largest special exhibition ever, and also one of the Museum’s largest. With gallery space three times the size of a typical Costume Institute major spring exhibition, China has accommodated large numbers of visitors without lines.

The exhibition explores the impact of Chinese aesthetics on Western fashion and how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries. High fashion is juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, including films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery.

The exhibition, curated by Andrew Bolton, is a collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art.  Wong Kar Wai is artistic director and Nathan Crowley served as production designer.

The exhibition is made possible by Yahoo.
Additional support is provided by Condé Nast and several Chinese donors.

Tickets are available at the Met, as well as in advance on the Museum’s website, and onFacebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #ChinaLookingGlass and #AsianArt100.  It is also on Weibo using @大都会博物馆MET_中国艺术

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Written By , on August 26, 2015

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers known for fashion and quality in a sustainable way, celebrates their ongoing partnership with Global Citizen. Beginning September 3rd, H&M and Global Citizen team up to launch an exclusive t-shirt designed by artists Coldplay and Ed Sheeran in support of the movement to end inequality, ensure environmental stability and to end extreme poverty by 2030.

“I’m really excited to be a part of this exclusive line with H&M and Global Citizen to unite global citizens and get us a step closer to ending extreme poverty!” said Ed Sheeran.

This year H&M is making it simple for customers to earn free tickets to the Festival by taking action to gain their admission with the purchase of the t-shirts and recycling garments in store. The exclusive Global Citizen Festival t-shirts, which are made completely of sustainable materials, will go on sale for $9.95 at all H&M locations nationwide with 25% of sales donated to Global Citizen.

To mark the partnership, H&M also urges its customers to close the loop in fashion, by donating gently used clothing to be recycled at any H&M location from August 26th to September 17th. Through this initiative, fashionistas and global citizens alike can earn action points to win Festival tickets and join H&M in the journey toward global environmental stability by securing a more sustainable fashion future.

Global Citizen, an organization with the goal of creating a lasting movement to extreme poverty by 2030, has for the second consecutive year partnered with H&M, to host the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.  This free-ticketed event takes place on New York City’s Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, September 26th featuring Pearl Jam and Beyoncé along with Coldplay and Ed Sheeran. This year, the Festival will channel millions of global citizens lending their voices to shape the United Nation’s new Global Goals, the road map to how the world can end inequality, ensure environmental stability, and end extreme poverty by 2030. For more information, visit globalcitizen.org.

Global citizens can also follow H&M on Twitter @hmusa, Facebook @hmtheus, Instagram @hm, Snap: hmusa, Pinterest @hm and #HMxGlobalCitizen.

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Written By , on August 24, 2015

On August 22, 2015, Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship will make history with Manolo Blahnik. For the first time, the Manolo Blahnik brand joins Saks New York’s famed 10022-SHOE designer shoe salon on Eight with a permanent boutique, one of the largest Manolo Blahnik boutiques in the world. Saks Fifth Avenue will celebrate the momentous occasion with New York windows, exclusive Manolo Blahnik footwear, the launch of Blahnik’s new book Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions and companywide events, including a rare, in-store appearance by the designer at his Saks New York boutique in September.

“It’s terribly exciting to finally be landing at Saks in New York City. It has always been one of my favourite specialty stores, and I cannot wait to see the new space which I am sure will be splendid,” stated Manolo Blahnik.

“Manolo Blahnik is a footwear legend. We proudly welcome his brand to our New York flagship,” commented Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchandising Officer at Saks Fifth Avenue. “This partnership signifies yet another milestone in Saks Fifth Avenue’s continued evolution into a global
luxury retail destination.”

BOUTIQUE
The Manolo Blahnik boutique will live in the famed 10022-SHOE on the eighth floor within Saks Fifth Avenue New York. At approximately 760 square feet, the boutique is comprised of two rooms custom-designed by the Saks design team in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. The first room represents a sophisticated woman’s boudoir enveloped by walls and walls of shoes with a large antique Murano glass chandelier as its centerpiece. Custom metal and mother-of-pearl screens seamlessly transition customers from the boudoir into the sitting room featuring a Venetian glass-mirrored focal wall. Overall, the boutique is a modern take on traditional residential design; the use of moldings and antique chandeliers is offset by textural plaster and quirky custom furniture.

MAGALOG
Saks Fifth Avenue’s Fall 2015 Magalog will feature an exclusive conversation between Blahnik and Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.  The interview, entitled “Extremities of Manolo Blahnik,” offers a glimpse into the designer’s personality, achievements—including his upcoming 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry in Fashion—his 10022-SHOE New York debut and the release of his new book, Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions.

FLEETING GESTURES AND OBSESSIONS
Featuring more than forty years of shoe design, Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions is the definitive monograph of the work of Manolo Blahnik, one of the titans of contemporary fashion. This book is a comprehensive survey of Blahnik’s work and provides access to never-before-seen photography of his designs. With insightful chapters devoted to Blahnik’s most powerful relationships and inspirations—including Marie Antoinette, Diana Vreeland, Cecil Beaton, Spanish and Italian film, the works of Goya and Velazquez and the Prado Museum—this book is a personal look into the man behind the shoes. Fleeting Gestures and Obsessions will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue New York and on saks.com in early September 2015.

SOCIAL
Saks Fifth Avenue welcomes readers around the world to follow the New York Manolo Blahnik launch (#saks #10022shoe) and to connect via social media channels for insider access to Blahnik’s personal appearance at the Saks New York flagship.

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Written By , on August 24, 2015

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On August 20th, Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) launched SPACE, a new shop curated by Olivia Kim, Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects, featuring emerging and advanced designers.

SPACE lives in its own boutique-like environment inside the Nordstrom Collectors department alongside other designer collections at the retailer’s four flagship stores and online. The shop features a cross-category offering of seasonal collections of apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories collections from designers including Simone Rocha, Marques’Almeida, Jacquemus, Isa Arfen, Anthony Vaccarello, Shrimps, Tricot Comme des Garçons, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Creatures of the Wind, Vetements, Faustine Steinmetz, Mociun, Sophie Bille Brahe, and more.

Following the Nordstrom Creative Project team’s first initiative of Pop-In@Nordstrom, which launched in October 2013 under the direction of Kim, SPACE continues the team’s goals of creating new, interesting and unique experiences for customers and introducing them to the best up-and-coming brands and new talent.

“Conceptually SPACE is very boutique-like, offering not just clothing or shoes but a full wardrobe in one small environment,” said Kim. “I want this to be a place of inspiration and education. A lot of these pieces are new and directional, but I want it to always feel inclusive. SPACE is a part of the Nordstrom ethos of offering the best of what’s out there.”

The store design was built with artistic elements and pops of color to distinguish the shop from the rest of the retail floor – think pink mannequins, mixed materials and art objects to accent the area. Kim worked with the Nordstrom design team to create a framework that feels open and airy, then decorated each SPACE with work from artists, furniture makers and artisans so each feels uniquely warm and inviting.

The shop features pieces like Ettore Sottsass’s Ultrafragola wavy neon mirrors and woven rubber benches and chairs by Max Lamb. SPACE also includes a colorful vintage bench by Verner Panton, petrified stone risers by Matt White, Korean enamel-topped tables from Kwangho Lee, and other one-of-a-kind pieces from Kim’s favorite artists sourced from Johnson Trading Gallery in New York City.

Additionally, the SPACE online boutique offers editorialized styling, compelling content and storytelling around its brands in a unique site and mobile experience.

For SPACE’s inaugural ad campaign, Kim curated looks from Vetements, Simone Rocha, Undercover, Isa Arfen, Rosetta Getty, Y’s byYohji Yamamoto, Julien David and And Re Walker and tapped notable stylist Mel Ottenberg and photographer Collier Schorr to bring the campaign to life.

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Written By , on August 24, 2015

MensF10_0711Sean John announces the launch of their Fall/Holiday 2015 ad campaign, entitled Dream Big, the brand’s longstanding mantra. This campaign, debuting later this month, features young influencers living out their dreams in their professional endeavors. Sean John called upon renowned actor/musicians, Jussie Smollett and Quincy Brown to star in their newest campaign to showcase their latest collection offerings.

Sean Combs lives by the words, DREAM IT, WAKE UP, DO IT. When he created the Sean John line, it was with this mission in mind.  This is a brand for those who not only dream but dream far beyond their limitations,” explains Jeff Tweedy, President of Sean John. “Our fall campaign concept truly celebrates those young men who bring their dreams to fruition. Jussie and Quincy are quintessential examples of the Sean John man and are true role models for our Dream Big concept.”

Jussie Smollett has broken ground starring as Jamal Lyon on FOX’s megahit show Empire. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Smollett wrote the songs “I Wanna Love You” and “All of the Above” as well as co-wrote the hit “You’re So Beautiful” on the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire The single debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in March 2015. In the Sean John campaign, Jussie exemplifies the Sean John lifestyle wearing a range of looks from suiting to sportswear and accessories.

Quincy Brown, son of Mr. Combs, is widely known for his acting debut in the 2015 films Brotherly Love and Dope as well as the release of his music single, Friends. Quincy’s drive enabled him to exercise his directorial talents with the debut of his music video for singer and actress, Elle Winter’s, song No Words in June 2015. This marks the 6th campaign in which Brown has participated having premiered at age 13 for Sean John Boys.

Coined as the Little Dreamers, the boy’s imagery features Lebron James Jr. (10), Bryce James (8), and Kiyan Anthony (8), sons of NBA superstars Lebron James and Carmello Anthony. The three are a great fit for the Sean John Boys brand and truly represent the next generation of big dreamers.

The Dream Big movement is driven by a national advertising campaign that will feature images across Sean John’s in-store shops at Macy’s, social media channels, and broadcast as well as outdoor. The campaign will appear first in the September issue of Gentleman’s Quarterly magazine hitting stands in late August.

“As a brand, we look to the future of fashion.  The Dream Big concept best communicates our brand positioning by examining those who, like Mr. Combs, had a dream and made it a reality,” Dean Arcuri, VP Marketing & Creative Services, added. “We are excited to partner with GQ in presenting our latest Dream Big campaign. The Sean John man much like the GQ reader strives for nothing but the best and these men in our campaign exemplify that ideal.”

 

Sean John’s Fall/Holiday 2015 collection will be available at Macy’s store across the country and online at macys.com beginning inAugust 2015.

ABOUT SEAN JOHN
Sean John, a privately held company, was created by music icon Sean “Diddy” Combs and made its fashion debut with a men’s sportswear collection for the spring 1999 season. In 2004, Sean “Diddy” Combs for Sean John was honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America as Men’s Wear Designer of the Year. With annual retail sales in the United States of over $525 million, Sean John remains one of the most impressive full lifestyle brands in the US and around the world. In May 2010, Sean John signed a deal with Macy’s to be the exclusive U.S. department store retailer for the Sean John men’s sportswear collection beginning in Holiday 2010. The Sean John product is available online at macys.com and in over 400 Macy’s stores across the country, with additional doors to be added in the years ahead. Learn more at www.seanjohn.com

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Written By , on August 24, 2015

Annual fashion week showcase STYLE360, produced and owned by special event and PR firm, A-list Communications, is announcing its New York Spring/Summer 2016 dates of September 14 – 17, 2015 as well as one of its most high profile collection of designer fashion shows and parties to date. In its 11th year, STYLE360 now becomes one of the longest running and successful multi-day fashion platforms during New York Fashion Week.

Additional news for the season includes Kia Motors (www.Kia.com) stepping in as Title Sponsor, which will rebrand the program officially as “KIA STYLE360” and debut a new logo as the program enters its second decade this September. Kia will utilize this week of fashion to promote the all-new 2016 Optima sedan with integrated activations, on-site car displays and a fleet of vehicles available to transport fashion editors, celebrities and VIPs to and from the fashion shows and events. The Optima has been Kia’s best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for three consecutive years, and the passionately designed and obsessively crafted new model is poised to continue that success through a blend of European-inspired styling, a refined and sophisticated interior and significant improvements in ride and handling. As with its predecessor, the all-new Optima will be built at Kia’s plant in West Point, Georgia, with sales scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. This September’s line-up of high profile fashion shows and festivities for KIA STYLE360 lists as follows:

Monday, September 14th
8:00pm: Us Weekly Celebrates Fashion Week at KIA STYLE360 at Row NYC

Tuesday, September 15th
11:00am: Addition Elle presents Fall/Holiday 2015 RTW and Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection
3:00pm: Serena Williams Signature collection by HSN
8:00pm: Angela Simmons Presents: Foofi and Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary Collection

Wednesday, September 16th
10:30am: Raul Penaranda #LoveWins
3:00pm: The Adam Levine Collection presented by Shop Your Way Brands/Kmart
8:00pm: Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva

Thursday, September 17th
8:00pm: KIA STYLE360 hosts Kristin Cavallari by Chinese Laundry at Row NYC

In more detail, the schedule kicks off on Monday, September 14th with new media partner Us Weekly celebrating Fashion Week in collaboration with KIA STYLE360 held at Row NYC hotel.

The KIA STYLE360 fashion shows will again be staged at the two-level Metropolitan West located at 639 West 46th Street and kick-off with a dual runway presentation on September 15th by Addition Elle presenting its most-talked about collection, the Ashley Graham Lingerie Collection, as well as its newest addition, the Nadia Aboulhosn Collection and select Holiday looks from Love and Legend and Michel Studio.

At 3pm, Serena Williams will be switching her footwear from her US Open matches the week before at neighboring Flushing Meadows for stiletto heels and present her 2nd annual Serena Williams Signature Collection by HSN fashion show. Closing out the day will be television and fashion star Angela Simmons embarking on a special fashion rebrand and ready-to-wear collection with the Harlem Globetrotters, including a special commemorative uniform in celebration of the iconic basketball team’s 90th anniversary of entertaining families around the world.

The next day of fashion shows on September 16th kicks off with designer Raul Penaranda’s #LoveWins show. Penaranda will showcase his amazing designs with TV personality Gretchen Christine Rossi’s handbag collection “Gretchen Christine“.

At 3pm will be the debut New York Fashion Week runway show for The Adam Levine Collection presented by Shop Your Way Brands/Kmart with looks inspired by the Maroon 5 front man himself.

Closing with the final runway show will be Tumbler and Tipsy by Michael Kuluva who last showed at STYLE360 with a performance byCher Lloyd and early career runway appearances by today’s top supermodel, Kendall Jenner.

Concluding on Thursday, September 17 at 8pm, KIA STYLE360 wraps with a fashion presentation party showcasing Kristin Cavallari By Chinese Laundry and an advanced look at the cover of her upcoming book, “Balancing on Heels” debuting in 2016.

Sponsors generously supporting the September 2015 season include several returning partners: Not Your Mother’s hair care (www.nymbrands.com) will style all fashion shows with products by lead stylist Michele Carrillo and her stylist team. Renewing cosmetic partner James Vincent will be returning as the key makeup artist with the official makeup partners, Limelight by Alcone Company (www.limelightbyalcone.com) and MustaeV U.S.A., a prestigious Korean artistry make up brand (www.mustaevusa.com). In addition, COMPEED , the #1 selling blister product in Europe, is launching in the U.S. and will be offering foot rubs and samples of COMPEED Blister Cushions to high heel fatigued guests and models.

The renewing official hotel and after-party partner is Row NYC (www.rownyc.com) located near the KIA STYLE360 fashion pavilion at 700 8th Avenue. The art-driven, New York-centric hotel will host the program’s celebrity and VIP guests as well as the STYLE360 closing party. Row NYC is also offering four exclusive tickets to a STYLE360 show (winners’ choice) and four invitations to the closing event hosted at the hotel. New sponsor, Autotrader, the leading resource for car shoppers and sellers, will also sponsor and highlight with its on-site “Autotrader Color Studio” and offer manicures to guest with paint choice selections matching the hot car colors of the year. The official footwear sponsor of the program, Sperry (www.sperry.com), will be presenting its classic and new collections at KIA STYLE360 this September including on the runway for shows including The Adam Levine Collection and Tipsy and Tumbler byMichael Kuluva. Lastly, Us Weekly (www.UsMagazine.com) joins as the official media partner who will bring KIA STYLE360 to a wider base of fashion fans as the go-to source for celebrity-inspired fashion. Capturing current, of-the-moment trends favored by Hollywoodand beyond, the brand serves not only as the authority on what the stars are wearing, but informs readers on how to get the looks. From red carpet occasions to street style, Us Weekly’s audience takes their own fashion cues from every photo and article seen in its pages and online. Other sponsors currently in negotiation will be announced at a later date.

For more information on this season’s designers, to get inside access, view runway trends, special promotional offers, and watch behind the scenes celebrity interviews as well as live streaming from the runway, please visit http://style360nyfw.com/. Twitter @NYFWSTYLE360 and Facebook @STYLE360.

About KIA STYLE360:
Started in 2004, and then called “Style Lounge”, this modest fashion platform launched out of the gate as a stage for some of today’s leading fashion brand designers like Rodarte, Rebecca Minkoff, Patricia Fields, and Zaldy. Over the decade, and after a name change as well, STYLE360 New York Fashion Week has evolved into a launching pad for trending and celebrity designers such as Avril Lavigne, Daisy Fuentes, the Kardashians, and Kristin Cavallari to name a few. Likewise, fashion industry elite super models have graced STYLE360’s stages and venues including Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Campbell, Carol Alt, Tyson Beckford, Kendall Jenner andJessica White, as well as countless celebrities including the Kardashians, Brooke Burke, Brittany Snow, Gerard Butler, Chris Noth,Tommy Hilfiger, Lauren Conrad, Rosario Dawson, and dozens more. An element that always separates STYLE360 shows from the usual fashion week clutter are the high profile musical performances each season. Highlights from the past ten years include performances by Austin Mahone, Wyclef Jean, Natasha Bedingfield, JoJo, Neon Trees, Cher Lloyd, Estelle and appearances by music legends like Richie Sambora, Slash, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Pete Wentz, Rick Ross and many more.

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Written By , on August 19, 2015

FOX’s record-breaking drama EMPIRE and Saks Fifth Avenue announced today an exclusive partnership to bring the highly covetable fashion inspired by the #1 broadcast entertainment series to life. EMPIRE and Saks Fifth Avenue’s multi-platform collections will be available in-store, online and on-screen and will celebrate the hit drama’s dynamic, buzzworthy fashion timed to the series’ second season premiere in September.

The partnership will feature curated collections from luxury fashion brands that represent the hit drama’s glamorous aesthetic including fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women’s ready-to-wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men’s and women’s footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM.

Exclusive EMPIRE-curated windows will be on display at Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York and Beverly Hills flagships from September 10 through October 7. EMPIRE actor Trai Byers will also be featured on the cover of Saks Fifth Avenue’s fall magalog in Saks Fifth Avenue Collection’s Fabric #1.

“This unprecedented partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, Alexis Bittar, Cushnie et Ochs, Jimmy Choo and MCM celebrates EMPIRE’s mark on the fashion world,” says Jeffrey Godsick, President, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “The influence EMPIRE has had on so many aspects of popular culture proves it has the ingredients to become a stand-alone fashion brand.”

“The lines between fashion and entertainment are intersecting,” said Marc Metrick, President Saks Fifth Avenue. “Harnessing this moment is a key underpinning to our strategy as it brings energy and uniqueness to the shopping experience at Saks.”

Items from each designer will be curated to create an EMPIRE collection available at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide and saks.com. The EMPIRE looks will also be available online at each brand’s website and stand-alone retail locations.

In addition, Saks will host a September launch event in New York and men’s luxury made-to-measure suiting events throughout September and October at locations in New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Bal Harbour, San Francisco and Atlanta. For more information, please visit saks.com.

Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE returns as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. A drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE shattered ratings records every week in its debut season; spawned hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful”; and made Cookie Lyon a household name.

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Written By , on August 19, 2015

Biltmore has been a location for weddings and romantic getaways since George and Edith Vanderbilt married in 1898. To celebrate this history, the estate will host “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” a costume exhibition of wedding dresses and attire from major motion pictures.  The exhibition opens on Feb. 12, 2016, and will run through July 4, 2016.

 

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Biltmore will share mementos from Vanderbilt and Cecil family weddings and special occasions in a new exhibit at The Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village.

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Displayed throughout Biltmore House, the award-winning costumes span 300 years of wedding fashion from films set in the years 1645 to 1935. The exhibition features 19 classic films, including the iconic Jane Austen romances of “Sense and Sensibility,” “Emma,” and “Pride and Prejudice.” For each costume display, Biltmore’s renowned floral design team will create elaborate arrangements complementing each film’s era.

Vanderbilt and Cecil Family Memories at Legacy
The exhibition will also feature stories of Vanderbilt and Cecil Family weddings, along with the first-ever display of the wedding veil worn by Mary Lee Ryan Cecil and her cousin Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy. Mrs.  Cecil is married to William A.V. Cecil, grandson of George Vanderbilt.

To recognize the artistry of costume design, renowned costumiers Cosprop, Ltd., London will recreate the wedding gown worn byCornelia Vanderbilt in her marriage to John Cecil in 1924. The gown will be on display.

Admission to “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film” will be included in the general ticket price.  For more information about Biltmore, visit Biltmore.com/events.

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Written By , on August 17, 2015

YPHIL – International Philharmonic Orchestra announces Diana Broussard as costume designer for the Concert for Global Peaceon September 27, 2015 at Carnegie Hall, the conclusion of YPHIL’s Seven Epic Concerts series. Known for her work with Gucci, Christian Dior, and Calvin Klein, Broussard now designs her own unique line. She will bring her creativity and touch to a special line created exclusively for the YPHIL musicians performing at Carnegie Hall.

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After working for luxury goods companies including Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, and Gucci, Diana Broussard started her own line under her name. For the chic, urban female, Broussard creates her collections with the finest materials coupled with intricate, unexpected detailing and a sincere respect for Italian craftsmanship. Broussard is not solely a shoe designer, but also designs gems in plexiglass and metals in her jewelry collection, and db Intimo lingerie in silk.The Diana Broussard name stands for uniquely designed aesthetically pleasing shoes that are elegant classics that can be worn for the everyday. The Diana Broussard boutique opened in 2007. Diana has also worked with Susan Marshall Dance Company in BAM’s NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL.

 

She uses her prodigious talent to create chic, street-wise collections that adhere to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Her pieces blend classic luxury with unexpected details for a totally modern aesthetic.
The Diana Broussard name stands for uniquely designed aesthetically pleasing shoes that are elegant classics that can be worn for the everyday.

 

Broussard designs her collection with a specific woman in mind: a woman who is unafraid of making a statement. “I think about what kind of jewelry this woman would wear, and I think about her style,” said Ms. Broussard.

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Written By , on August 17, 2015

An online womenswear brand specializing in elevated essential womenswear pieces, ‘COURRI (www.courri.com)’, is emerging as a trending favorite in the world fashion. Primarily designed with boxy themes and leisurewear in mind, the collection is the brainchild of designer Yoo-na Hwang and consists of a history of technical skills from master dressmakers of Seoul.courri-l3 courri-l2 courri-l4 courri-l5

“In addition to the gorgeous clothing that Korean Wave stars wear, the toned down naturalness is also a typical fashion style of Korea,” said co-presidents, Jung-Gun Oh and Yoo-na Hwang. “Customers can enjoy great products tagged ‘Made in Seoul‘, for we work with the world-renowned dressmakers in Seoul.”

All products of COURRI, from design to production, are prepared in Korea. They are crafted with fabrics that emphasize the style such as those chosen through Korea Textile Expo and Fabric Expo or excellent quality fabrics in distinctive colors sourced through trade shows in Japan and America.

The strongest competitiveness of COURRI is Korea’s dressmaking techniques. These have a worldwide reputation as the Korean master dressmakers possess excellent skills and 20-30 years of experience. They are capable of precisely embodying the design through accurate fitting and quality. The price is also reasonable as they have eliminated unnecessary distribution channels.

Customers can check out interesting contents, COURRI’s brand history, and manufacturing processes through Facebook (www.facebook.com/courri.official) and Instagram (@courri) among others.

“COURRI is the clothing and fashion brand that best represents excellence and competitive edge of Korean fashion, and products are made out of high quality fabric and subsidiary materials, and integrity,” said chief of operations Jung-Gun Oh.

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