10 Corso Como fete Assouline’s Franca: Chaos and Creation
The week started off with a cocktail celebration honoring the legacy of Franca Sozzani with the book adaptation of Francesco Carrozzini’s Franca: Chaos and Creation at 10 Corso Como. Featuring photos by Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Paolo Roversi, and Mario Sorrenti from both Sozzani’s personal collection and the Vogue Italia archives, the book’s proceeds will go towards the Franca Sozzani Fund for Preventative Genomics at Harvard Medical. Along with the book launch, guests had the opportunity to access the online sale on YOOX.com of The Franca Sozzani Private Collection – a curated assortment including 397 ready-to-wear and Haute-couture pieces, alongside 190 accessories. The book retails for $250 and ships out March 4th. [Models.com Inbox]
Victoria Beckham Ditches Exotic Skins
Ahead of her Sunday show for Fall 2019, British designer Victoria Beckham has declared that the brand will not use exotic skins in future collections. “As a business, we have been looking to action the use of more ethically sourced products that have less environmental impact for some time,” WWD reports from a Victoria Beckham brand spokesperson. The line joins a growing list of brands that are ditching skins including Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, and Diane von Furstenberg.
CR Debuts New Logo, Carine’s New Capacity
Carine Roitfeld, founder and lead editor of her CR Fashion Book, is now going to be only overseeing editorial and style fewer stories, lessening her hands-on involvement in the biannual magazine as part of a refresh, reported WWD. Roitfeld is going to be channeling her extra time into CR Studio, which acts as a full-service creative content house. “I don’t want to be a dusty brand, I want to be a young brand,” Roitfeld said. “The worst is to become comfortable, then you become old…it’s a question of spirit.,” She told WWD. [WWD]
Highlights From New York Fashion Week
Serving as the tipoff, Tom Ford delivered a his decidedly gentle collection; Telfar did the opposite with a charged, packed-to-the-brim show inspired in part by Jeremy O. Harris’s off-broadway “Slave Play”; the surprise nobody knew they wanted was Tomo Koizumi, whose fantastic and colorfully voluminous creations worn by an all-star cast, was all anyone was talking about; another newcomer Caroline Hu gained press recognition for artful and ambitiously designed dresses; finally, Marc Jacobs delivered a star-studded runway with the rarely seen Lindsey Wixson, even bringing out Christy Turlington, who hasn’t walked a show in 20 years. The legendary model closing NYFW was a statement only Marc could make.