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David Harbour and Lily Allen Tie the Knot
David Harbour (45), who plays the beloved character Jim Hopper in Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, tied the knot with British pop singer Lily Allen (35) in Las Vegas last week. The unlikely duo first started dating in 2019, and clearly connected over a shared sense of humor. When Harbour posted the couple’s wedding photos to Instagram, he self-effacingly described the event saying, “In a wedding officiated by the king himself [the two were married by an Elvis impersonator], the people’s princess wed her devoted, low born, but kind credit card holder in a beautiful ceremony lit by the ashen skies courtesy of a burning state miles away in the midst of a global pandemic.”
Star of Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown replied to Harbour’s Instagram post saying, “hopper is cuffed. wow. dad im proud!!! love u n sooo happy for u,” to which his new bride hilariously responded, “go to your room”.
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In a wedding officiated by the king himself, the people’s princess wed her devoted, low born, but kind credit card holder in a beautiful ceremony lit by the ashen skies courtesy of a burning state miles away in the midst of a global pandemic. Refreshments were served at a small reception following.
Kerby Jean-Raymond Launches New Platform with Kering Group
Luxury group Kering and Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond have come together to create a new fashion platform for up-and-coming generations of fashion, music, art, wellness, and philanthropy innovators. Originally set to be launched in March 2020, Your Friends in New York (YFINY) is now set to debut in 2021. YFINY will act as a talent incubator that supports a diverse mix of creatives, while simultaneously focusing on social issues like public housing and mental health.
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I always think about what my favorite creators are building in their homes and what problems they are trying to solve. What are they passionate about, even when the world has titled them “successful.” For example, what new sounds are Rick Rubin and Just Blaze experimenting with that they aren’t ready to share with the world? What inventions are Evan Spiegel and Mark Zuckerberg holding onto in their garage? What script is Spike Lee hoping to do that he doesn’t think will get supported? What’s Satoshi Nakamoto working on? For Elon Musk, during his early days building PayPal, his mind was on SpaceX and Tesla. — my mind has been here, and I’d like to introduce you to my venture “Your Friends In New York.” We promise to be imperfect but always willing to try. Thank you François-Henri Pinault, Laurent Claquin and many others for taking this leap of faith. More soon. Thank you all and see you in the new world.
Balenciaga Debuts Exclusive Playlists on Apple Music
A new lifestyle layer has been added to Balenciaga’s offerings with the announcements of its exclusive playlists on Apple Music. Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia tapped influential artists to create original playlists, launched in companionship to limited-edition Balenciaga product releases. Each artist represents someone who inspired Gvasalia in his life, and each was asked to share their own musical universes with the Balenciaga community. The resulting playlists will be available exclusively via Balenciaga’s curator page on Apple Music.
Along with each playlist, a collection of limited-edition products inspired by these chosen artists will be available to purchase in select stores and on Balenciaga.com. These items loosely reference the merchandise and backstage gear found at live music venues or clubs. To launch the new series on Apple Music, Gvasalia himself created the first playlist out of music he listens to every day, which clocks in at 13 hours. Alongside his “Hello, My Name is Demna” playlist, Balenciaga has launched an oversized T-shirt bearing a graphic with the same phrase, available now at the Balenciaga store at Dubai Mall.
Valentino Launches Chez Maison Valentino
A new, interactive way to explore the Valentino universe has arrived, courtesy of the ‘Chez Maison Valentino’ digital project. Housing the heritage of the maison, its collections, special projects, and client services, the world of Valentino is expressed expansively. From a virtual tour inside the maison’s historic headquarters in Piazza Mignanelli to quizzes, archives, and more, ‘Chez Maison Valentino’ offers a comprehensive overview of the storied fashion house, replete with an animated facade rendered by renowned illustrator Joana Avillez. Discover ‘Chez Maison Valentino’ at www.Valentino.com.
Audemars Piguet Partners With Ralph & Russo
We are in the most creatively collaborative era in history, evidenced by brands from every sector reaching out to work together. One of the newest collabs that’s piqued our interest is the one between luxury timepiece house Audemars Piguet and British couture house Ralph & Russo. Both are family-owned businesses with a legacy of design excellence, and both focus on taking veteran craftsmanship and reinventing it for the modern day. To that end, Audemars Piguet’s latest ‘Royal Oak’ and ‘Royal Oak Concept’ models will complement Ralph & Russo’s Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection to mark the beginning of the partnership. These unique pairings will highlight how the two brands’ latest collections mirror one another in both savoir-faire and refinement.
Piaget ‘Possession’ Collection Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary
Luxury jewelry house Piaget celebrates the 30-year anniversary of its iconic ‘Possession’ collection with a beautiful campaign. First unveiled in 1990 with a yellow gold ring featuring a turning band that signified the ritual gesture of twisting one’s rings, the style has become a cornerstone for the maison. The original collection was shot by the famed fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon, and in homage to the original campaign, the new ‘Possession’ 30-year anniversary release has been captured by Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon. Discover more about the legacy of the Piaget ‘Possession’ collection at www.Piaget.com.
Jimmy Choo x Timberland Launches on Ounass
In our minds, footwear brands Jimmy Choo and Timberland couldn’t be more different. One is the go-to shoemaker to the stars and crafts luxury heels and elegant boots for every occasion, while the other creates comfortable hiking boots that are eternally sought after by everyone from rappers to hipsters. However, when Jimmy Choo and Timberland decided it was time to collaborate, we were here for it. Taking the traditional Timberland shape and appointing it with a major Jimmy Choo logo was a step in the right direction, but it wouldn’t be a Jimmy Choo shoe without a little bling, so there are crystal-studded styles in the mix too. There’s only one place to get your hands on this fashion-forward collab, and that’s www.Ounass.com.