Italian fashion design icon Giorgio Armani once again dresses pop idol Lady Gaga. This time, it`s for her Born This Way Asian tour, with a host of otherworldly costumes that sport extreme forms, futuristic materials and couture craftsmanship.
Red Carpet Parade
Hollywood`s favourite A-listers walked the red carpet for the 2012 MET Ball held recently in New York. The Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations theme saw the likes of Carey Mulligan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Biel and Kate Bosworth decked out in Prada. Rooney Mara, Beyoncé, Liv Tyler and Gisele Bundchen were a hip lot, dressed in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci. The rest of the glamour set like Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was a picture of chic simplicity in Chanel Haute Couture while Marion Cotillard was the modern siren in Christian Dior Haute Couture. January Jones shone in Atelier Versace while Dakota Fanning was angelic in her Louis Vuitton full gown and Jessica Alba looked decadently glamorous in a gold Michael Kors gown.
Swiss luxury brand Bally creates a winning duo for the London 2012 Olympics. Featuring the charming Bally-rina, the Athena hightop sneakers with a back zip and the Hanoe fabric tote with leather handles and the brand`s signature Trainspotting stripe make the perfect sporty collectibles.
The current royal style darling, the Duchess of Cambridge—Kate Middleton, has been seen carrying the Bespoke Maud clutch. This classic Anya Hindmarch evening bag is launched to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Now available to order from the brand`s KLCC and Parkson Pavilion store.
Raf Simons leaves Jil Sander to join French luxury brand Christian Dior as Artistic Director, overseeing women`s Haute Couture, ready-to-wear and accessory collections. A critically acclaimed talent, the Belgian is handed the reins of Monsieur Dior’s legacy to spearhead it into the 21st century. His first Dior foray will be the highly anticipated F/ W12/13 Haute Couture collection this July.