VS Fashion Show 2012
Wednesday night marked the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show which took place at the Regiment Armory in Manhattan. The performers that took the stage Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Justin Beiber each brought a new element to the show.
Rihanna wore outfits that consisted of chemises, sports bras and garters, outfits no doubt designed to rival the models’. During Beiber’s performance he sand “As Long as You Love Me” in unison with a set of aerialists and stilt-walkers. Bruno Mars sang “Locked Out of Heaven” as models sashayed out in Old Hollywood inspired looks. Also of note this was the first show to feature British models Cara Delevigne and Jordan Dunn.
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012 [WWD]
Goga Ashkenazi Takes Full Ownership of Vionnet
Goga Ashkenazi, famous for being the “Kazakh oil billionaire” and fashion investor, has acquired all outstanding shares of Vionnet.Ashkenazi bought into Vionnet in May, and reportedly stepped up her investment by purchasing all remaining shares from past owners Matteo Marzotto and Marni CEO Gianni Castiglioni. Since Ashkenazi joined, Barbara and Lucia Croce, the co-creative directors have departed. At the moment, the brand is simply getting by with an in-house design team. October marked the 100th anniversary of the brand.
Ashkenazi takes full ownership of Vionnet [Elle UK]
Nicolas Ghesquière Splits with Balenciaga
After beginning his working relationship with the house at only 23, François-Henri Pinault CEO of the label’s PPR announced the following statement: “Cristóbal Balenciaga was a master, a genius whose avant-garde vision dictated fashion’s greatest trends and inspired generations of designers. With an incomparable creative talent, Nicolas has brought to Balenciaga an artistic contribution essential to the unique influence of the house.” The split comes as a shock after a very successful show this past season.
Nicolas Ghesquière to Leave Balenciaga [The Cut]
Karlie Kloss et Les Twins
You know that here at Fashion Verbatim, we love a good fashion film. Check out the latest to come from the magazine 25, Anja Rubik. Shot by Arek Tomiak on the streets of Paris, it features Karlie Kloss and Les Twins dancing on wet side walks.
Exclusive Video: Karlie Kloss Dances With Les Twins [The Cut]
Viva Vena Launches
Vena Cava has released a more conservatively priced line Viva Vena and as a way to celebrate they have launched an exclusive capsule collection on Refinery 29. The pieces that are part collection, part vintage pack a bold punch, despite the fact that every piece rings in under 70 dollars!