Right Now, it’s All About Resort
Editors and showgoers have been continent-hopping as Chanel, Prada and Christian Dior kicked off the destination Resort 2020 shows. First, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior took a trip to Marrakech on Monday for a luxurious, flame-lit showing. Later in the week, in New York City, Prada put on its latest collection at its West 52nd headquarters––the same day as Frieze art fair began. This morning in Paris, Virginie Viard was tasked with showing us life after Lagerfeld, and who better suited to continue the legacy at Chanel then the women who worked with the late designer since 1992. Next up, Louis Vuitton takes it easy on the travel-weary choosing the TWA Flight Center at JFK airport for their show on May 8th.
Pat McGrath Makes Time’s 100
Time Magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People of 2019 list is out and some of the industry’s biggest names are sprinkled throughout, none more prolific than makeup artist, Pat McGrath. As Beverly Johnson recites, McGrath has in four years turned her eponymous line into a billion dollar empire while championing diversity.
Instagram Will Test Hiding Likes on Posts
Gasp! Or is it a sigh of relief? The omnipresent social media app announced it will do a test run of like-free posting in Canada, hiding the number of likes on the feed, CNN reported. “We are testing this because we want your followers to focus on the photos and videos you share, not how many likes they get,” said the company. Similar to how Instagram stories function, the account user will still be able to see the number of likes, just not followers. Since the fashion industry has come to rely so much on the like feature as a metric of engagement, a permanent change would have models, influencers and brands assessing its impact on their future content. [CNN]
Linda Wells Exits Revlon
Linda Wells is out of her two-year position as the chief creative officer at Revlon Inc. The founding editor-in-chief of Allure Magazine returned to her beauty roots after her departure from the popular Condé Nast beauty tome in 2015. WWD reports that the beauty maven will continue working with Revlon in a consulting capacity going forward as the founder of Flesh, Revlon’s first incubated brand and sold exclusively at Ulta.
In Hyères, France the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories Happened
Started in 1986, the festival is a competition aimed at nurturing and spotlighting young talent just beginning in the industry and it’s 34th edition, going on now, partners with Chloé, Swarovski, LVMH and others. In Hyères, France, ten finalists in the respective fields of photography, fashion design and accessories design are judged based on their work to win grants, mentorship and collaboration opportunities. Alongside the competition, exhibitions run until May 26th featuring names like Craig McDean, Natacha Ramsay-Levi and Self Service.