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LVMH Set to Open $70 Million Theme Park in Paris
LVMH, the multinational conglomerate that acts as a parent company to luxury labels like Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fendi, recently announced that it is building a $70 million theme park in Paris, set to finish in summer 2018. The theme park will reportedly be steampunk-themed and inspired by 19th century science fiction and fantasy culture.
Steampunk is a division of the fantasy realm that imagines what the world would look like if it still ran on steam power alone. Naturally, this gives way to all sorts of fanciful inventions, made popular in style by films like Wild Wild West, the vehicles of Mad Max, and the works of romantic writers like Jules Verne and Mary Shelley. Given LVMH’s stable of fashion and accessories companies, we expect the theme park to be styled to the hilt.
Pierre Bergé Passes Away
Pierre Bergé, the influential fashion executive who co-founded Yves Saint Laurent in 1961, passed away over the weekend at the age of 86. As the business half of YSL until 2002, Bergé was tasked with expanding the haute couture company into a global fashion empire. In 1973, he extended the prestige of his reputation when he was elected President to the elite Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode. He also established the Institut Français de la Mode and La Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, the latter of which protects, celebrates, and exhibits YSL’s storied archives. His enormous contributions to the fashion industry will not soon be forgotten.
Fenty Beauty Drops During NYFW
For months, Rihanna has been teasing the drop of her new beauty line called Fenty Beauty, and NYFW was the lucky place where she decided to officially launch the collection. Beauty editors around the world rejoiced at the news that the release included no less than 40 foundation hues – meaning Rihanna made sure there was a gorgeous shade to match every skin color under the sun. The beauty launch also includes covetable ‘Killawatt’ highlighters that are creamy and smooth instead of chalky, colorful ‘Matchstix’ mattifying primers, and more. Cop some Fenty Beauty at Sephora or at FentyBeauty.com.
Kaia Gerber Makes Calvin Klein Her First Catwalk
While we recently reported on Kaia Gerber’s impending first-time appearance on a catwalk, no one knew where she would pop up first at NYFW. However, rumors were quieted when Gerber walked in the Calvin Klein show, dressed in silky “urban cowboy” threads from Raf Simons’ latest Americana homage. With a strong walk and confident first turn, Gerber is likely to fill the shoes left by her mother, Cindy Crawford.
Kanye West Cancels Yeezy's NYFW Show
It seemed like Kanye West was waiting until the last possible second to make any announcements about his Yeezy presentation at NYFW. However, as it turns out, West’s reason for not appearing on the calendar was because the show was cancelled. While West has not announced the reasons behind the cancellation, insider sources confirmed that Yeezy Season 6 is still happening, just not at NYFW. Apparently, West has been eyeballing Paris Fashion Week, where many New York-based designers have presented in recent seasons.
Tomas Maier Collaborates with Puma
Tomas Maier, the designer behind Bottega Veneta, is departing from his usual spin on refined ready-to-wear for men and women, turning his attention to a new collaboration with athletic brand Puma. In the collaboration, Maier will be providing his take on the classic ‘Roma 1968’ sneaker style for a cool AED 550/SAR 565. The collaboration yielded only 200 pairs, so shop them online here before they’re all gone.