August Getty, one of the few couturiers who hails from Los Angeles, is on a mission: to bring glamour back to Paris. His house, August Getty Atelier, stages its French couture debut in January at the Ritz Hotel.
Virgil Abloh has been named as the designer of 2018 by Ebay’s Shopping Report, which also highlights trends ranging from logos and faux fur to denim boots and pretty much anything connected to a certain royal wedding.
LVMH is close to acquiring a new perfume brand, Jean Patou, for its portfolio and has done it very much on the quiet. The French conglomerate took management control last year without any fanfare from Designer Parfums.
Multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj has formed a new fragrance partnership with Luxe Brands. Luxe will reinvent her fragrance franchise which currently centers around her signature scent, Pink Friday.
Michelle Obama chose a dress from Milly owner and designer Michelle Smith for her official portrait as First Lady, a telling pick of an all-American brand with strong liberal roots and clear political messaging.