Dior Names Jay Chou World Ambassador – WWD


MAD ABOUT MANDOPOP: Taiwanese singer and musician Jay Chou — who has been described because the king of Mandopop — has been named a worldwide ambassador for Dior.

Chou can also be a songwriter, director and actor, and is taken into account probably the most widespread singers within the Chinese language-speaking world, having offered greater than 30 million data.

Based on Dior, he “embodies the spirit and singularity of Dior fashion, a modernity with a timeless signature” and the brand new alliance with Chou celebrates “the particular ties uniting Dior and tradition in all its kinds.”

Final 12 months, Chou recorded scenes for a music video in landmark division retailer Samaritaine Paris, inflicting a web based frenzy in China. Samaritaine Paris, like Dior, is owned by French luxurious large LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

As an actor, Chou is probably finest recognized for his appearances in 2011’s “The Inexperienced Hornet,” and “Now You See Me 2” in 2016.

Jay Chou

Jay Chou

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On his Instagram account, which boasts 8.6 million followers, he posted scenes from his current live performance in Bangkok. The star not too long ago appeared on the quilt of American L’Officiel’s fall 2023 subject sporting Dior menswear by Kim Jones.

Luxurious manufacturers have been recruiting model ambassadors at a livid tempo this 12 months. Final month, Dior added French actor Raphaël Quenard, star of Netflix film “Gold Brick.”

The boys’s roster of world ambassadors at Dior additionally contains actor Robert PattinsonOk-pop star Jimin of boy band BTS; soccer participant Kylian Mbappé; Ok-pop quintet Tomorrow x Collectively, aka TXT, and Monaco businessman Pierre Casiraghi, the grandson of Grace Kelly. — Miles Socha

ARMANI‘S HIGH JEWELRY: Giorgio Armani has unveiled his newest Privé haute joaillerie assortment, marked by geometric traces, and an invisible setting, which creates stunning pavé motifs, emphasizing the colour and radiance of the gems.

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Joaillerie

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The gathering includes three monochrome sequence: blue, with sapphires and diamonds paired with white gold; inexperienced, with tsavorites and diamonds paired with yellow gold, and crimson, with rubies and diamonds paired with rose gold.

Every sequence consists of spherical lobe and pendant earrings, a necklace with a detachable pendant, a bracelet, a hoop and a brooch.

Designs from the Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Joaillerie.

The Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Joaillerie assortment was previewed on Dec. 9 on the Palace Resort St. Moritz throughout the designer’s Neve occasion devoted to his apres-ski casualwear. It’s obtainable till Dec. 27 on the Giorgio Armani boutique in Zurich. From Dec. 27 to Jan. 8 it will likely be carried by the Giorgio Armani boutique in Saint Moritz earlier than arriving on the Armani Privé boutique and atelier in Paris for high fashion week from Jan. 18 to 30. It will likely be obtainable in Milan on the finish of January. 

Armani first launched his Privé excessive jewellery assortment within the spring of 2019. On the time the designer stated it was “an expression of pure creativity,” with no value or design restrictions, in sync along with his couture creations.

“The one problem is to make it fulfill its promise,” Armani continued. “However that’s the problem in every part I do — how one can carry a artistic thought to fruition in order that it stays true to the unique idea,” he stated then. — Luisa Zargani

CORPORATE UNCOUPLING: Ali Pew, Goop’s influential vogue and editorial director, has left Gwyneth Paltrow’s life-style model after six years.

Ali Pew

Ali Pew

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At Goop, she oversaw all issues vogue, together with the G Label by Goop attire assortment, artistic campaigns and editorial content material. The Occasions of London referred to as her the model’s “tastemaker in chief.”

The Los Angeles-based artistic, who has grow to be an Instagram star documenting her day by day minimalist fashion heavy on Alaïa, The Row, Toteme, Attersee, Metier London and extra, beforehand held positions at InStyle, Condé Nast Traveler and W magazines.

“I’m enormously grateful for the six years I spent at Goop and for the nice privilege of working intently with Gwyneth and alongside so many different gifted colleagues. I’m extremely happy with how a lot we achieved throughout my time there, particularly with the evolution of the G. Label by Goop assortment,” Pew stated. “For this subsequent chapter, I’m excited to carry all my artistic and editorial experience to different manufacturers. Certainly one of my favourite elements about this job has at all times been collaborating with completely different firms. Every place has its personal artistic imaginative and prescient and targets, and I really like serving to them use these variations to strengthen their model picture and reimagine their aesthetics in a unique manner. It’s an endlessly fascinating and thrilling problem.”  

With in depth contacts within the vogue trade, Pew has already labored with Prada, Cartier, Chanel and different main manufacturers on advertising campaigns; and styled plenty of celebrities, together with Diane Kruger, Ana de Armas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomie Harris, Brit Marling and Riley Keough.   

Goop’s chief design and merchandising officer Shaun Kearney has additionally left the corporate, WWD has discovered. — Sales space Moore

STELLABRATION: Stella McCartney has the vacation spirit.

For the ultimate Nook Store pop-up of the 12 months at Selfridges, the British clothier is putting in an set up titled, “Stellabration” to commemorate the vacations by way of Dec. 28.

Stellabration at Selfridges Corner Shop

Stellabration at Selfridges Nook Store


The colourful piece is a mixture of eclectic concepts, from sustainability, vogue, artwork and festive British traditions reusing neons and retailer shows from the model’s previous Christmas celebrations.

On the Nook Store, objects from Stella McCartney’s acutely aware capsule might be obtainable for buy, in addition to goodies by Charbonnel et Walker.

The designer might be debuting her assortment of baggage and footwear made in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot utilizing grape by-products and recycled corks, which could be preordered on the division retailer. 

So as to add a component of enjoyable, McCartney has additionally designed a Champagne bottle holder and ice jackets with Stellabration messages.

The designer’s childhood pal, Andrew Logan, a British sculptor and efficiency artist, has created wearable artwork to buy constituted of recycled and recyclable glass. The 2 pals collaborated on McCartney’s spring 2024 present.

One other set up will happen on the Nook Store: “InterStella,” by gentle artist Chris Levine utilizing neon and star components.

McCartney, by way of the house at Selfridges, goals to shine a light-weight on minimizing waste throughout the festive season with nearly all of the supplies used within the house being both recycled, recyclable or biodegradable.

The retailer is making a acutely aware effort to reuse objects, comparable to synthetic snow and disco balls in its home windows and retailer show yearly. – Hikmat Mohammed

From Monday to Jan. 19 the Barbican Centre will exhibit the costumes from “Poor Issues,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ upcoming movie.

To accompany the exhibition, two screenings of the movie might be held on Thursday, forward of its Jan. 12 U.Ok. launch date.  

A surrealist’s delight, the movie is a literal tackle girlhood: once-dead Bella Baxter, performed by Emma Stone, has been introduced again to life by mad scientist-cum-father determine, Dr. Godwin Baxter, performed by Willem Dafoe — Bella’s mind changed with that of a child.

As she adjusts to her new mind, Bella has the mentality of a toddler, one thing mirrored in her wardrobe. Relearning to stroll, she totters in ruffled baby-doll clothes, Victorian bloomers paired with puff-sleeved tops and even a bustle cage sans cowl.

The movie follows her on her quest to expertise the world in her personal phrases, free from the male gaze that’s been imposed on her; as Bella matures, so does her wardrobe — with designs recalling confectionary delights quickly discarded for a coat akin to a condom.

In one scene, Stone sports a coat akin to a condom.

In a single scene, Stone sports activities a coat akin to a condom.

Courtesy of Searchlight Photos / Yorgos Lanthimos

“I’m delighted that these costumes are going to be on show on this nice iconic constructing. I’ve at all times been an enormous fan of the Barbican — its thrilling structure and all of the fantastic issues that go on right here. I’m excited for guests to the Barbican to have the ability to see these costumes up shut,” stated Holly Waddington, the movie’s costume designer.

The pinnacle of the Barbican’s cinema division, Gali Gold, stated she was thrilled in regards to the exhibition and screening.

“We’re at all times on the lookout for new methods to have interaction our audiences within the transformative energy of movie and it’s an enormous privilege to have the ability to showcase Holly Waddington’s extraordinary expertise with these daring and irresistible costumes, which actually carry the movie to life. We’re additionally delighted to have the ability to supply our audiences unique previews of the movie, which is already hailed as a masterpiece,” she added. — Violet Goldstone


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