Adele rewears Chloe dress to watch iconic Glastonbury performance

Adele rewore her couture Chloe dress while she watched her iconic Glastonbury performance at home.The British festival was cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and in honour of the much-loved music event, BBC executives treated …

Adele rewore her couture Chloe dress while she watched her iconic Glastonbury performance at home.

The British festival was cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and in honour of the much-loved music event, BBC executives treated viewers to classic headline sets from acts such as Coldplay, Beyonce, JAY Z, Bruce Springsteen, and David Bowie.

On Saturday, the TV network aired Adele’s iconic headline set from 2016, and the Grammy-winning singer was unable to resist tuning in and reliving the experience at her home.

Joking that she’d had a few drinks to celebrate, the 32-year-old jumped at the chance of rewearing the hand-embroidered Chloe dress that was designed especially for her Glastonbury headline set in her living room.

“5 ciders in,” Adele quipped in the caption alongside two snaps. In the first image, the mother-of-one crouched in front of her television wearing grey sweatpants and an oversized white T-shirt, and the second snap saw the Rolling in the Deep hitmaker rocking the Chloe dress as she spun around her living room, dancing along to her set.

The custom-made gown was designed by Clare Waight Keller, who was artistic director of the fashion house at the time, and the show-stopping dress took more than 200 hours to make due.

Back in 2016, the designer took to social media to share her delight at Adele wearing her creation at one of the world’s biggest music festivals.

“So proud – the incredible amazing @adele live at #Glastonburyfestival in @chloe green bespoke beaded dress,” Clare wrote on Instagram at the time.

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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing re-thinking traditional fashion shows

Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing is re-thinking the future of fashion shows amid the coronavirus crisis.The French designer participated in a virtual chat alongside Chloe’s Natacha Ramsay-Levi and Balenciaga chief executive officer Cedric Ch…

Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing is re-thinking the future of fashion shows amid the coronavirus crisis.

The French designer participated in a virtual chat alongside Chloe’s Natacha Ramsay-Levi and Balenciaga chief executive officer Cedric Charbit as part of Vogue’s Global Conversations series on Wednesday, with much of the discussion focused around the number of events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping much of the world.

But while Rousteing remains adamant that fashion shows still have a place in the industry, he is contemplating a much more democratic format.

“I completely agree on the side that we need to have an experience,” the 34-year-old commented. “I know that after this confinement, I want to create something in the streets, I want to bring back the togetherness, for sure.”

And even though many of Balmain’s 10 million Instagram followers watch his spectacles online, Rousteing is also considering how he can better tap into his digital audience going forward.

“I don’t see digital as less emotional; I see digital as an experience where you can push your dreams to the next level,” he insisted, before noting that the tradition fashion show has already been altered by the introduction of social media. “Emotions are changing… Before people were clapping, now people are Instagramming, which is another kind of emotion. I’m sure that in the future that we can find a way with illustration, with digital, to bring that kind of emotion.”

Elsewhere in the discussion, Ramsay-Levi insisted that she will continue to hold fashion shows to present her Chloe collections, though will be looking at how they can become “more inclusive” for fans.

“We must be aware that the audience is mostly digital, but I won’t kill the shows. The shows are a beautiful moment,” she stated. “Fashion shows are special events, I believe. They are here to inspire and engage conversation – and they have a meaning and they must feel authentic. There’s a human dimension to it which I’m very keen to keep.”

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Brie Larson gained red carpet confidence thanks to stylist

Brie Larson gained more confidence on the red carpet after working with her stylist Samantha McMillen.The Captain Marvel star reflected on working with the fashion visionary as part of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 10 Power Stylists of the Decade featur…

Brie Larson gained more confidence on the red carpet after working with her stylist Samantha McMillen.

The Captain Marvel star reflected on working with the fashion visionary as part of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 10 Power Stylists of the Decade feature, and revealed she feels more confident and “empowered” posing at events thanks to Samantha’s work.

“Sam is very intuitive,” Brie explained. “She listens to what’s important to you creatively, aesthetically, value-wise, and then seamlessly translates it into your wardrobe. I still feel like me, even when I’m in a designer gown and heels.”

The duo have worked together to support female designers, with the Oscar-winning actress wearing gowns from female-led fashion houses, such as Rodarte and Chloe, to film premieres and red carpet events.

“I feel proud to wear their designs on my body. I’m never going to feel 100 per cent comfortable with photographers shouting my name and posing, so it takes the pressure off when you reframe that moment to be about empowering other people’s work,” she added.

And Samantha, who also styles the likes of Elle Fanning, Chris Hemsworth, and Daisy Ridley, showcased her talents when she chose the jaw-dropping custom lilac Celine dress Brie wore to the premiere of Avengers: Endgame last year. She accessorised the look with Irene Neuwirth bracelets and rings that were designed to look like movie’s Infinity Gauntlet.

“Brie’s Avengers: Endgame premiere gown was one of the most googled fashion items last year,” Samantha proudly stated.

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Kaia Gerber gets candid about realities of Fashion Month

Kaia Gerber has shared a candid social media post about the realities of Fashion Month.The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has appeared in 24 runway shows over the past four weeks, including in presentations for the likes…

Kaia Gerber has shared a candid social media post about the realities of Fashion Month.

The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, has appeared in 24 runway shows over the past four weeks, including in presentations for the likes of Versace, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and Miu Miu.

But to mark the end of the intense month, Kaia took to Instagram on Thursday to upload a slideshow of images with the caption, “Highlights from the last month.”

To begin, she posted a meme from the U.S. version of The Office which reads, “If I don’t have some cake soon, I might die,” a selfie of herself on a plane wearing a face and eye mask, and a close-up image of a pair of false eyelashes next her belly button.

Elsewhere, the 18-year-old shared a photo of the five painful-looking raw blisters on her right ankle and heel, a snap of two dressers trying to outfit her in a black Latex look from the Saint Laurent show, as well as a fun backstage Polaroid in which her head appeared to be out of proportion from her body.

Accordingly, the post soon racked up over 200,000 likes and caught the attention of her celebrity friends.

Alexander Wang wrote, “This is the kinda content we live for,” stylist Katie Grand commented, “Ouch,” and TV personality Lisa Rinna added: “THE GLAMOROUS LIFE!” along with a heart emoji.

Yet, most of Kaia’s five million followers were mostly worried about her blisters, with one remarking, “My God what happened? That must’ve hurt…. just wear sandals for a while!”

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Chloe explores ‘ethereal womanhood’ with fall 20 collection

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If Yo…

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If You Listen Carefully… I’ll Show You How to Dance, attracting celebrities such as Lucy Boynton, Kate Bosworth, and Alexa Chung.

Marianne Faithfull was in attendance too, with the French designer having tapped the singer to recite poetry for the soundtrack. In addition, Ramsay-Levi utilised prints from her friend Rita Ackermann’s artwork in the ready-to-wear range and engaged sculptor Marion Verboom to create the gilded totem poles that lined the runway.

According to the show notes, the designs are “an exploration of masculine codes and ethereal womanhood,” as well as an examination of the “women who reject the boundaries of classical definition”.

Showcasing muted earth tones, the spectacle opened with Kaia Gerber walking the runway in a beige shirt dress with orange embroidery on the sleeves and a brown leather belt. The outfit was accessorised with dark red socks and chunky brown leather brogues.

Silhouettes verged on the conservative side, with models sporting long polka dot dresses with wide white collars, long denim skirts with forest green cardigans, beige wide-legged trousers and plaid tops, while elements of Ackermann’s creations appeared as patchworks on shirts and pleated skirts.

Elsewhere, coats were a big focus, with Gigi Hadid modelling a long brown wool version over a long dress with sheer black panelling, and other models showing off quilted uniform-style options and belted trench coats with oversized shoulders.

To conclude, Ramsay-Levi included a line-up of feminine dresses, with highlights including a dark green number featuring voluminous sleeves, and a buttery yellow gown with jewelled elements on the neckline.

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Anna Wintour hopes Phoebe Philo makes fashion comeback in 2020

Anna Wintour is hopeful top fashion designer Phoebe Philo will make a comeback this year.During an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief was asked by a member of the public about which fashion stars she would like t…

Anna Wintour is hopeful top fashion designer Phoebe Philo will make a comeback this year.

During an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series, the U.S. Vogue editor-in-chief was asked by a member of the public about which fashion stars she would like to see more of in 2020.

Accordingly, Wintour shared that she is excited to see what former Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz comes up with when he releases his new venture in collaboration with bosses at Richemont, and is keeping an eye on Philo too.

“I would also love, love to see the great Phoebe Philo back on the runway or back in our lives in some way,” she said. “But I have absolutely no insider information if that is going to happen.”

Philo, 47, previously garnered critical acclaim during her stints as creative director of Chloe from 2001 until 2006 and as the head designer of Celine from 2008 to 2018.

Elsewhere in the chat, Wintour insisted that she won’t be getting her own Instagram account anytime soon, and divulged that she has been catching up on some very stylish TV shows recently.

“I love The Crown. It always looks magnificent, not only in terms of the wardrobe choices, but the entire production values are so amazing. I love the make-up in Euphoria,” the 70-year-old stated. “I also heard a lot about a show called The Eddy which I believe is set in Paris and is meant to be an update on Sex and the City and I am therefore very, very hopeful that this might be a TV show that can get fashion right.”

The Eddy, created by La La Land’s Damien Chazelle, will consist of eight episodes and stream on Netflix. A release date hasn’t been announced.

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Alber Elbaz partnering with Richemont on new fashion venture

Alber Elbaz is teaming with bosses at Richemont on a new fashion venture.The Moroccan-Israeli designer is perhaps best known for his successful stint as creative director of Lanvin, however, he was let go from his role at the French house in late 2015,…

Alber Elbaz is teaming with bosses at Richemont on a new fashion venture.

The Moroccan-Israeli designer is perhaps best known for his successful stint as creative director of Lanvin, however, he was let go from his role at the French house in late 2015, reportedly due to disagreements with the brand’s management.

Elbaz has enjoyed a low profile in the years following his exit from the label, but over the weekend, he confirmed he had signed a deal with executives at Switzerland-based luxury goods company Richemont to begin work on a new brand.

“I am very happy to partner with Richemont and to establish my ‘dream factory’, which will focus on developing solutions for women of our times,” the 58-year-old commented. “I am extremely excited to collaborate with good people, talented and smart individuals and look forward to also having a lot of fun with this new adventure.”

The joint venture is to be called AZfashion. Johann Rupert, chairman of Richemont, described the project as “an innovative and dynamic start-up”.

“Upon hearing Alber Elbaz describe his vision for fashion and the projects it inspires in him, I was again struck by his creativity and insight,” he praised. “His talent and inventiveness, with his sensitivity towards women and their wellbeing, will be of great value to our group and its Maisons. We warmly welcome Alber to Richemont and look forward to an exciting partnership.”

Since his departure from Lanvin, Elbaz has created limited-edition lines for the likes of LeSportsac, Tod’s, Converse, as well as a perfume for Frederic Malle.

Richemont owns a portfolio of leading luxury houses, including jewellery brands Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, watch labels Baume & Mercier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Piaget, as well as fashion companies like Alaia, Chloe, and Peter Millar.

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Chloe partnering with UNICEF to promote gender equality

Chloe bosses have teamed with officials at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote gender equality for teenage girls.The French luxury fashion house, founded by Gaby Aghion in 1952, is known for its boho-chic aesthetic and is currently h…

Chloe bosses have teamed with officials at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to promote gender equality for teenage girls.

The French luxury fashion house, founded by Gaby Aghion in 1952, is known for its boho-chic aesthetic and is currently headed by creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi.

Now, Chloe’s chief executive officer Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye has confirmed that the company is working with the humanitarian organisation on a new three-year partnership designed to help adolescent girls excel in the future workplace.

“Youth dreams are often the seed of great destinies,” said Bourdonnaye in a statement. “Contributing to girls’ education will give them more chances to fulfil their dreams. The wider Chloe Family is excited and mobilised to empower girls to ‘learn to dare’ and move forward with confidence.”

The initiative will support UNICEF programming models that equip teen girls and young women with digital and technology skills, entrepreneurial capacity, and confidence – including in nations such as Bolivia, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal, and Tajikistan.

Accordingly, Patty Alleman, UNICEF’s senior gender and development advisor, noted that by educating girls, it will lead them to greater freedom, limitless possibilities, and equal opportunities.

“Tomorrow’s climate entrepreneur, artificial intelligence coder or science teacher is today’s diversity of adolescent girl strength. Valuing their skills and opportunities to discover who they can be is a guaranteed return of a bold vision for gender equality,” she commented.

Chloe will launch a series of marketing campaigns starting on 8 March 2020 for World Women’s Day and will offer two pieces of jewellery and a T-shirt to raise funds for UNICEF.

The charity products will be available online on Chloe’s websites and across the label’s stores in the U.K., U.S., France, Japan, and Korea. In addition, the brand will reveal three ambassadors who will support the partnership on the same day.

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Ellie Goulding paid homage to Yorkshire with bespoke Chloe wedding dress

Ellie Goulding paid homage to her husband’s Yorkshire heritage with the bespoke Chloe gown she wore to her wedding last month.The Starry Eyed singer tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in his hometown of York, England…

Ellie Goulding paid homage to her husband’s Yorkshire heritage with the bespoke Chloe gown she wore to her wedding last month.

The Starry Eyed singer tied the knot with art dealer Caspar Jopling at York Minster cathedral in his hometown of York, England on 31 August, and her dress included fine details commemorating their relationship.

“I have never felt more special than the moment I first tried the dress on in Paris, and it was utterly awe-inspiring to see the craftsmanship and attention to detail,” she told British Vogue, referencing the gown’s embroidered white roses, a traditional symbol of Yorkshire.

Ellie also revealed that her and Caspar’s initials were woven into the fabric.

The 32-year-old worked closely on the dress design with Chloe creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi and the fashion house’s team, who spent 640 hours working on the gown.

“I was so thrilled and excited when I found out that the iconic and unparalleled Chloe wanted to design a bespoke wedding dress for me,” the star gushed. “I have loved them and their incredible team for years, so it only seemed right for Chloe to play a big part of this special day.

“From day one they worked alongside me to design, from head to toe, something timeless and classic, but with all the Chloe opulence and spirit.”

In all, Ellie wore four different outfits over the course of her wedding day, including a white Stella McCartney gown for the reception, as well as a bodice and skirt from Ralph & Russo and a dress by Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing for the party.

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Emily Harris tapped to design See by Chloe line – report

Emily Harris is reportedly set to become the creative director of See by Chloe.The designer is returning to French fashion house Chloe in October to head the womenswear line, according to editors at WWD. Harris, who was previously a senior knitwear de…

Emily Harris is reportedly set to become the creative director of See by Chloe.

The designer is returning to French fashion house Chloe in October to head the womenswear line, according to editors at WWD.

Harris, who was previously a senior knitwear designer for the label, left in 2018 to become artistic director for Paris-based luxury knitwear brand, Eric Bompard. She also worked in knitwear design at Sonia Rykiel and Givenchy.

A spokesperson for Chloe has not yet commented on the report.

Harris has been at Bompard for little over a year, and headed up the premium cashmere clothing brand, which has 56 stores across Europe – mostly in France – including one in London’s exclusive Chelsea district.

The group was purchased in 2018 by a French financial consortium made up of businessman Xavier Marie, investment fund Apax Partners SA and public investment bank BPI France, with plans to develop Bompard in the U.S. and online, WWD reports.

Harris described Bompard as “accessible luxury, heritage and transgenerational” in a recent interview with Drapers and revealed that one of her passions is vintage clothes.

“Real vintage shops and markets anywhere. I have a real affection for Liberty in London and Le Bon Marche in Paris,” she shared.

The designer also confessed that one of the biggest hurdles facing the fashion industry today was learning how to be “ethical and ecological” and advised fellow designers to be “ready to adapt” when it comes to brainstorming ideas.

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