Most designer clothing for women is sized ridiculously small (we’re looking at you, Alexander Wang), and the sample sizes that dress the models on the runway can be even more petite. It hadn’t really occurred to us that the same extreme proportions would apply to male models until New York magazine revealed that the Olympic fencer Jason Rogers was cut as a walker from Louis Vuitton‘s Paris show because he couldn’t fit into the pants. Come on, this Hottie McHotterson is too fat for the runway? Keep reading »
Costco used to be the ultimate shopping mecca for people who like to stock up on toilet paper, meat, and socks in bulk. But pretty soon the ladies-who-lunch crowd could become the giant retailer’s best customers, now that the cat is out of the Chanel bag. You see, the Costco store in East Harlem, which opened last week, is selling Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tod’s, Burberry, and Salvatore Ferragamo purses for a discount (well, a discount compared to their regular prices, not to most people’s expendable income). Burberry’s mini satchel costs $1,019.99. A medium shopper tote by Tod’s is $549.99. The Ferragamo “Marissa” handbag goes for $629.99. And the Chanel bag costs $1,999. I think it would be strange to purchase one of these high-fashion wares while everyone around you is pushing a shopping cart and sampling microwaveable foods. Am I the only one that finds Costco selling designer handbags weird? [StyleCaster] Keep reading »
There’s a new online fashion magazine out there called Flamboyant, and its debut issue presents this “artistic” spread of designer-inspired loaves of bread. In the mix are carb-loaded replicas modeled after brands like Hermès, Valentino, and Vivienne Westwood. Normally, we squeal girlishly (um, you know, on the inside) at these types of conceptual fashion/food photographs. Remember those Chanel and Louis Vuitton cupcakes?
While we get the idea, Flamboyant‘s take doesn’t quite follow through. OK fine, we’re just going to come out and say it: that Burberry “croissant” looks like a turd. Yum! [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
For the Red Cross’s 150th Anniversary, Louis Vuitton and friends are joining forces to really celebrate in style. Photog Annie Liebovitz and artist Damien Hirst have each designed Louis Vuitton pieces for the collection to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s on November 17. Even Marc Jacobs got in on the action with a travel trunk for his dogs. Not only should this make you want to fly around the world, but it makes everyone else want to see you doing it. (Hey, a girl can dream, right?) After the jump, check out these soon-to-be auctioned items. Keep reading »
Do they sell paint like this at Sherwin-Williams? Cause if not, we don’t even want to imagine the time, energy and technique it took to paint the Louis Vuitton logo all over this house in Mexico. But if you have a passion for fashion, guess no task is too great. [Freshome] Keep reading »
This creation makes us question which planet Louis Vuitton is living on. (Oh right … France.) It’s a space-egg-suitcase-contraption that contains all the necessities for your next trip to Mars and yes, as in the one in outer space. From the illustration, we gather that the essentials for the LV lifestyle include a lounge chair to recall your sunny St. Tropez memories, books on style and fashion, drawers in which to organize your Vuitton accessories, and dishes. Makes so much sense, right?
The description, however, is in French, so here’s our stab at a translation—roughly—after the jump… Keep reading »
Hot on the heels of his sneaker design collaboration with Nike, Kanye West has debuted another one with Louis Vuitton. The collection, simply called, er, Kanye West for Louis Vuitton, features five distinct sneakers which range in colors from solid red to pastel shades. West mixed the usual suspects when it comes to sneaker materials like leather uppers and cotton laces with felt trimming. And while they might look like your standard sneaker, the signature Louis Vuitton logo on the soles and tongues let you know that these are luxury kicks. So does the price! The shoes, available at Louis Vuitton stores, cost between $840 and $1140 depending on the style. If your guy, really, really, really wanted these, would you buy them for him? It’s a recession, so I’m thinking I’d download the picture and frame it nicely for him instead. Keep reading »
A photo from Madonna’s second Louis Vuitton ad campaign was leaked, and — surprise, surprise! — it features Madge wearing a pair of the bunny ears she rocked at last month’s Met Ball. Luckily, they look a lot less crazy in the campaign than they did in real life — some fashion just doesn’t translate to life beyond the Playboy mansion. In this upcoming campaign, she appears less like a hooker than she did in the last one, but I still prefer the brand’s series featuring former astronauts. No one sells Louis bags like Buzz Aldrin. [Fashionologie] Keep reading »
Fashion is addictive, and oftentimes insatiable. For those who need to satisfy their hunger, there are these fashion-inspired cupcakes created by photographer Therese Aldgard and food stylist Lisa Edsalv. Working with colors and themes from high-end designers, the team created sweets to suit the brands: Chanel features black frosting and white pearl adornments, Louis Vuitton is chocolate frosting with red roses, and Louboutin, is an appropriate red cake to mirror the soles of the shoes. The Frisky’s favorite is naturally the Agent Provocateur-style, with vanilla frosting adorned with a pink tip to resemble nipples. You may not be able to find these treats for purchase, but looking at them is enough eye candy. [High Snobiety] Keep reading »
Apparently Topshop, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Forever 21 aren’t doing too badly in the recession, even as their peers are experiencing millions of dollars in losses. A WWD survey of a 100 luxury industry experts came up with those four brands as the most likely to succeed in this economy and, as you can see, there’s quite a disparity in price points. We understand why Topshop and Forever 21 will do well—they’re on trend, fun and dirt cheap—but Chanel and Louis Vuitton need a little further explanation. Why Chanel and LV, not Prada and Dior? What is it about these particular $3,000 bags that makes them relatively recession-proof?
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