Daily Digest

2 July, 2013

Chanel’s Shimmering City

Chanel Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013 | Source: NowFashion

“A trip this spring to Singapore yielded Karl Lagerfeld’s theme for his fall Chanel couture show — ‘the old and new world,’ he said. The old was represented as a crumbling theater (erected by Chanel stagehands in the Grand Palais) and the new as a galactic cityscape sparkling in the ruins.

Power Moves | Francesca Bellettini Named CEO of Yves Saint Laurent

Francesca Bellettini | Source: Courtesy photo

Kering, parent company of Parisian fashion brand Yves Saint Laurent, has announced that Francesca Bellettini will take the reins as the brand’s new chief executive, effective September 1st. Bellettini will succeed current chief executive Paul Deneve, who after two years at the head of the luxury fashion label is leaving for a position in the technology industry in California’s Silicon Valley.”

Christian Lacroix Returns to Salute Elsa

Elsa Schiaparelli | Source: Wonderland

“Three of my favorite Paris men — Christian Lacroix, Azzedine Alaïa and Olivier Saillard — burned the midnight oil at Mr. Alaïa’s on Sunday night. Apparently they closed shop at 4 a.m., after an altogether enjoyable dinner to celebrate Mr. Lacroix’s homage to Elsa Schiaparelli. “

Italy Pushes $1,280 Silk Sweaters as Exporters See Slump Exit

Employees check garments during the quality control process at the Brunello Cucinelli SpA production facility in Solomeo, near Perugi | Source: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

“In a small workroom whose window overlooks the Umbrian countryside, women hold gray silk-linen cardigan sweaters up to light tables one-by-one, checking every knot and seam. When a worker finds a hole, she puts the sweater in a bag destined for repair or recycling.”