Quantcast
Daily
LVMH Takes Over Italian Jeweler Bulgari In A $6 Billion Deal

LVMH Takes Over Italian Jeweler Bulgari In A $6 Billion Deal

Nor John Galliano's firing from Dior, neither LVMH attempt to invest in Hermès fiasco won't stop LVMH's Bernard Arnault doing business as usual, expanding his luxury kingdom.

In a transaction totaling at $6.01 billion, LVMH acquired a 50.4 percent stake in the Italian jewelry brand Bulgari. Also a family owned company, the Bulgari clan, unlike Hermès, welcomed the LVMH deal, realizing the growth potential for the brand.

The deal, in fact, works out perfectly for both parties - significantly increasing LVMH's jewelry division and giving Bulgari capital and means to expand it's product categories. Despite starting out as a jeweler, Bulgari now also has handbags and just a few weeks ago announced a new fragrance Mon Jasmin Noir.

Interestingly enough, because the acquisition ...

Emmanuelle Alt Dishes On Vogue Paris April 2011 Issue

Emmanuelle Alt Dishes On Vogue Paris April 2011 Issue

Vogue Paris April 2011 issue comes out in 10 days. It will be first Vogue Paris issue with Emmanuelle Alt as Editor In Chief at the top of the masthead. Alt chose Gisele Bündchen for the cover - she was already photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matatin in St.Barts. That said, it won't be until August that an issue that completely reflects her vision comes out. Just don't expect it be "all rock 'n' roll" or radically changed in any way, Alt tells Hilary Alexander.

"Of course, some things will change, because we [Roitfeld and I] have a different eye," Alt continues. "I would like to have more beauty, more lifestyle. I want to use more young designers. We ...

Loeffler Randall Bridal Collection Launches Today

Loeffler Randall Bridal Collection Launches Today

Jessie Randall, Loeffler Randall's creative director and designer has been creating one-off wedding shoes for friends and customers as favors for years. This season she finally decided to make it official and created a special bridal collection, reworking the downtown appeal of styles from seasons past into becoming more wedding appropriate.

Randall's bridal collection has something for every type of bride. From traditionally white stiletto booties ($625) to the more edgy metallic snakeskin ($595) and whimsical nude flats ($295). To be quite honest, you don't have to be a bride to fall in love with the nude flats that have a great vintage vibe and spring potential to them.

Loeffler Randall Bridal Collection, $295 to $625 at loefflerrandall.com.

Haider Ackermann Replacing Galliano At Dior Possibility Gains A Strong Momentum

Haider Ackermann Replacing Galliano At Dior Possibility Gains A Strong Momentum

The rumor mill as to who will replace John Galliano as Dior's head creative director hasn't stopped spinning since the designer's tragic fall from grace a week ago. At times it feels as though people are simply throwing their favorite designers' names out there. We still have a good couple of weeks of speculating to go, since Dior is in no rush to make a decision. According to Fashionologie, Dior won't make statements on the matter for quite some time. "They’re receiving offers," a source close to LVMH says. French employment laws are also in LVMH's way. Until the completion of Galliano's firing process which might take a few weeks, the luxury conglomerate cannot officially begin replacing him.

While many ...

Anna Sui For TheOutnet Dress Collection To Debut This Thursday

Anna Sui For TheOutnet Dress Collection To Debut This Thursday

TheOutnet, Net-A-Porter's discount designer online boutique, scored quite the collaboration. Anna Sui designed a lower-priced collection for TheOutnet which is set to debut on the website this Thursday.

Anna Sui For TheOutnet collection consists of 15 styles of dresses, from star print tunics for day to demi hand-drawn floral print shifts for night. The wide range of dresses priced at the $193 to $253 range is not based on Sui's signature collection so at not to compete with it but does convey the designer's quirky style.

Rodarte: States Of Matter Exhibition Opens At Los Angeles’ MOCA

Rodarte: States Of Matter Exhibition Opens At Los Angeles’ MOCA

Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy didn't get the recognition they deserved for their work on Black Swan costumes (luckily, Natalie Portman did) at 2011 Oscars. But it's all water under the bridge now that sisters get their first solo exhibition on the West Coast.

The exhibition Rodarte: States Of Matter will present the designers' garments hung from the ceiling - some static, some in motion - as sculptural objects. Of course, the Black Swan ballet costumes designed by Rodarte will be included and so will select pieces from Rodarte’s Spring 2010, Fall 2010, and Fall 2008 collections.

Rodarte: States Of Matter will open to the public today - March 4th - at MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.

Rumor: Dolce & Gabbana To End D&G Line

Rumor: Dolce & Gabbana To End D&G Line

It's very possible that the next Spring 2012 D&G collection and runway show could be the last we'll see of the younger Dolce & Gabbana sister line. Although Dolce & Gabbana won't comment on the matter, retailers around the world who stock D&G, while retaining anonymity, say they have it on good confidence that the line is about to be canceled.

Two years ago Dolce & Gabbana gave D&G a makeover - making it more upscale and moving the price point for the line upwards. Since then they feel that the signature line and the younger and more commercial line are stepping on each other's toes. Under one name, one signature label they intend to incorporate some of the D&G commerciality ...

Vena Cava For Uniqlo Collaboration Collection Sneak Peek

Vena Cava For Uniqlo Collaboration Collection Sneak Peek

Not a lot of details are known about the forthcoming Vena Cava For Uniqlo collection. The Vena Cava duo casually mentioned the forthcoming collaboration with Uniqlo during a discussion panel at Fashion Group International a couple of weeks ago.

While no more details or images of Vena Cava For Uniqlo were released by either party since then, Russian Vogue got a few preview images of two dresses and a tank top from the collection, saying that it will reach Moscow stores in April. So it is very much possible that us New Yorkers will get to stand in line for these hot Vena Cava For Uniqlo pieces even before then.

Crystal Renn Models Swimwear In New J.Crew Catalog

Crystal Renn Models Swimwear In New J.Crew Catalog

Crystal Renn seems happy modeling swimwear in the forthcoming J.Crew catalog and looks damn good doing it. Renn already debuted her skinnier self in Zac Posen's Pre-Fall 2011 look book and the more recent Jimmy Choo Spring 2011 ad campaign. People will begin criticizing her for being too skinny in one, two ...

Amber Heard Is The New Face Of Guess For Fall 2011 Campaign

Amber Heard Is The New Face Of Guess For Fall 2011 Campaign

Amber Heard, the actress who's known for movies like Pineapple Express, Zombieland and the forthcoming The Rum Diary, was just announced as the new face of Guess. Ellen Von Unwerth will photograph her for the Guess Fall 2011 campaign next month in Los Angeles. It will be interesting to see if Von Unwerth continues the 60's vibe that the past couple of Guess campaigns shot by her had. I hope a new brand face will bring new inspiration.

Paul Marciano, Guess' creative director said that Heard "embodies the essence of the true Guess girl with her natural beauty and classic all-American good looks." It's very refreshing to see a fashion brand (you could even call it "mass") using an openly gay ...