Celine’s New Paris Boutique, Gucci’s Workwear Collab and more

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celineSpace of: celine has presented its new boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré.

Hedi Slimane’s brutalist vision is brought to life with polished brass and polished marble, a wall of mirrors and art installations. Located at 384 Rue Saint-Honoré, the store is dedicated to accessories, fragrances, leather goods, and high jewelry, in a mischievous corner of its ready-to-wear boutique on Rue Duphot.

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The smaller space located at 390 has housed the brand’s haute perfumery since 2019. Celine took over the former Loewe space next door to create a showcase for her classic Triomphe bags, leather goods and jewelry. In true Slimane rock style, a shiny gold version of the bag is exclusive to this store, as are made-to-order pieces.

The new address marks the brand’s sixth stand-alone store in Paris, along with locations at four of the city’s department stores. The brand says that it is embarking on an expansion plan for 2023 and will trigger various pop-ups around the world. There are 180 Celine boutiques around the world.

The second floor private commercial apartment in the new Celine boutique.

The second floor private commercial apartment in the new Celine boutique.

Up a gleaming curved staircase, the second floor houses a private lounge with comfortable armchairs and a fireplace for VIP clients. In Slimane style, the boutique displays several impressive works of art: paintings by Will Boone, sculptures by Ian LC Swordy, and carved wood pieces by Augustas Serapinas dot the space.

The 1,400-square-foot space has double-height windows and shafts of sunlight dance on art pieces Slimane selected. Hanging in the main room is a version of Virginia Overton’s Skylight Gems, a mobile made of three glass ornaments, commissioned by Slimane after seeing the original at New York’s LaGuardia airport.

Virginia Overton's “Skylight Gems” for Celine.

Virginia Overton’s “Skylight Gems” for Celine.

Drawing inspiration from French art deco and modernism, the now-connected boutiques sourced their black marble floors from the Pyrenees mountains of France, and Slimane selected various brutal slabs and stumps for seating and décor.

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The opening on December 2 was timed just before the brand’s big return to the womenswear runway. Celine closed out Paris Men’s Fashion Week in June with a unisex show. She will present a show in The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles will present its Fall 2023 show on Thursday collection, giving the brand a jump on the February fashion season. It has not yet been decided whether Celine will show up at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January. —Richford Round

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Gucci Workwear: Gucci continues its streak of collaborations through its experimental online space, Gucci Vault.

The Italian design house said Thursday that it is partnering with Dickies to offer a collection of workwear-inspired pieces. The collection, designed by Alessandro Michele, creative director of Guccicelebrates 100 years of Dickies history in the workwear space.

The eight-piece collection offers fresh takes on iconic Dickies styles, including the Eisenhower jacket and 874 work pants, which in the ’90s evolved from their workwear roots and became popular with workwear enthusiasts. urban fashion. Pieces are updated for the Gucci collaboration with metal stud embellishments.

The collection offers cropped and regular lengths of the Eisenhower jacket, the 874 work pants in two short versions, and a work shirt.

Looks from the Gucci Vault Dickies collection.

Looks from the Gucci Vault Dickies collection.

Gucci launched its Vault concept in September 2021 as an online store offering vintage and archival pieces, as well as limited-edition collaborations. This year, Gucci has partnered with Luar, ERL, Wales Bonner, Vans and Martine Rose for Vault.

Vault is a project that I have worked on with dedication and care.” Michele told WWD in February. “It is an open laboratory in which to introduce new chemical agents to continue with the experiment. For me it is a source of immense happiness that aims to circulate various energies and celebrate my love for objects.

The Dickies collection comes just weeks after Gucci announced that Michele would be go off the mark after an eight-year tenure as creative director.

The Gucci Vault Dickies Collection is available for purchase on the Gucci Vault website and ranges in price from $985 to $7,410. —Layla Ilchi

Celebrating Marias: Dover Street Market has partnered with Marfa to celebrate her new book, “A Marfa Christmas With John Waters.”

Produced by Maroffice, curated, designed and produced by Alexandra Gordienko, Julia Monsell and Jodie Hill, and words by Ross Aston, the book features actors and behind-the-scenes collaborators who have worked with the 76-year-old filmmaker over the years and includes takes and interviews, letters and rare archival images. Each interview is contained within a dream narrative set at one of Waters’ iconic annual Christmas parties, held at his home in Maryland. Although the event may not be real, the dialogue must be true to reality.

To celebrate the annual US Christmas tour, “A John Waters Christmas,” the book will launch with installations at Dover Street Market New York and Los Angeles on Friday and will remain throughout the period of Waters’ tour. These spaces pay homage to the famous Christmas scene from Waters’ “Female Trouble,” with the addition of a giant cockroach relaxing in front of a television watching an Ivory of Waters opening presents, filmed in Baltimore.

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A 25 Days view of Marfmas.

A 25 Days view of Marfmas.

To coincide with the book’s launch, a gift guide to Dover Street Market products will be available online and at Dover Street Market stores in New York and Los Angeles. Dubbed “25 Days of Marfmas,” each day includes goodies such as Prada gloves, Marfa’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa’s Butt” T-shirt, a David Hochney drawing book, a Rose Bakery gift basket, a tote bag by Alaïa Le Coeur, a Touch the striped t-shirt by Comme des Garçons and, finally, on the 25th, the book “A Marfa Christmas With John Waters”. Festive Marfa merchandise including holiday stickers, t-shirts, banners and cards complete the offering. —Lisa Lockwood

Gottmick signs: United Talent Agency has signed Gottmik.

The 25-year-old, born Kade Gottlieb in Arizona, rose to fame on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” tying for third place in season 13. Based in Los Angeles, he became the first openly trans man to compete in the hit reality show.

Gottmik

Gottmik

“I am looking forward to working with the dynamic team at UTA to help fulfill my ambitions in fashion, writing, acting, music, touring and more,” said Gottmik. world water day in a sentence. “They understand unique spaces for drag art and I’m glad to have a place that can do it all.”

With 1.4 million followers on Instagram, Gottmik was among 12 LGBTQ creatives to grace the cover of British Vogue’s August 2022 issue to celebrate 50 years of Pride. He also recently graced the cover of Gay Times and was selected for Versace’s most recent Christmas campaign. A drag performer and makeup artist (with a degree in product development from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising), Gottmik has worked with Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton. He has collaborated on music, doing makeup for celebrities featured on Taylor Swift’s 2019 single “You Need to Calm Down” and was behind Lil Nas X’s playful transformation as Nicki Minaj for Halloween. In September, Gottmik himself appeared in a music video for Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ hit song “Unholy.”

In a joint statement, UTA Digital Talent Agent Pranav Mandavia and Vice President of Enterprise Nick Axelrod said: “As the first trans man to compete on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and to appear on the cover of British Vogue, Gottmik is a trailblazer quickly becoming one of the most recognizable artists in the business. We’re excited to be a part of his journey and bolster UTA’s representation of drag artists.” —Ryma Chikhoune

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fantasy tree: The Riggs luxury boutique hotel unveiled its Christmas tree on Thursday night with a festive cocktail party with the jewelery designer. Alexis Bittar.

The soaring 18-foot-tall creation reflects the designer’s style: oversized swans perched on branches of soft pink feathers, garlands of pearls, and high-shine tinsel, fluttering when the lobby doors open into the historic Riggs lobby. “For me it’s always about mixing the world of accessories with fantasy, sculpture and art,” said the designer. world water day.

Little quotes from famous women, including Eleanor Roosevelt, placed among the branches with a message in the bottle, pay homage to the hotel’s famous First Lady Suites.

Speaking of first ladies, Bittar shared that her last tree design was in 2014 for the White House, commissioned by First Lady Michelle Obama. “That was a bit more traditional,” he laughed her, referring to the more provocative nature of this tree, which includes round chest ornaments in different skin tones, which he called “Menagerie A Tree”.

“This tree really focuses on femininity and plays with surrealism and fantasy, with swans and tinsel and quotes from famous women I love, including Michelle and Nina Simone. Hiding in the tree is where it gets a little naughty,” she said with a wink, referring to the nipple ornaments.

Since her re-entry into fashion after repurchasing her brand last year from Brooks Brothers, Bittar has shown a commitment to inclusivity, especially with a focus on women. A longtime favorite of style icons from Iris Apfel to Beyoncé, Bittar also shared his excitement at seeing a new generation adorned in his work. The activist and singer Lizzo dressed in Alexis Bittar headpieces and jewelry for the People’s Choice Awards earlier this week. “I’d get pictures of Lizzo getting dressed and she’s always amazing.”

Also for the holiday season, Bittar and Riggs will be offering a special “Gem Service Menu” for hotel guests. A nod to the hotel’s heritage as a former bank, a safe box stocked with pieces by Alexis Bittar will remain on-site for an on-demand jewelry store where guests can shop for a last-minute piece before a festive party or holiday gift. while staying at Riggs. –Ritu Upadhyay

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