Gabriela’s Paris pop-up, Tiffany in Brazil, Irina Shayk’s new agency

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HOME EXTENSION: When the New York-based designer gabriela hearst travel to Paris for works on her collections for Chloé, likes to stay at the Bristol Hotel. So it stands to reason that in seeking the first pop-up location in the French capital for its eponymous gabriela hearst brand, you chose your home away from home.

Starting Friday, the hotel’s ground-floor boutique will house a custom space for the brand with a curated selection of ready-to-wear, bags and accessories, including key pieces from its permanent collection as well as spring and summer collections. fall 2022. It will be the first time that a brand has been granted a separate corner in the hotel shop.

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“Le Bristol, simply put, is the best hotel in the world,” Hearst said in a statement. “Having the opportunity to open our store in the hotel is a privilege. It will be our first proper presence in Paris.”

Gabriela Hearst.

gabriela hearst

The space, which will remain open through November 5, will be refreshed for the occasion with natural-toned linen wallcoverings and reclaimed oak display shelves, echoing the designer’s iconic designs in New York City and London, and reflect its spirit of sustainable luxury.

Custom furnishings and fixtures were designed with French sculptor and furniture designer Antoine Dumas and woodworker Benjamin Gavron, according to the hotel, which is part of the exclusive Oetker Collection, along with properties such as London’s Lanesborough and the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes.

“The pop-up store is an opportunity for the two houses to celebrate their affection for one another and their shared commitment to offering timeless expressions of luxury,” he said.

Famous for its top-notch concierge service, Le Bristol has long been a favorite among fashionistas. The fact that the hotel has its own chocolate factory is certainly a bonus: Hearst is notoriously fond of sweet things. —JOELLE DIDERICH

BLUE IN BRAZIL: Tiffany & Co. continued the world tour of its extraordinary Tiffany Diamond and “Yellow is the New Blue” event, this time heading south, far south, with an exhibition and dinner in São Paulo held Thursday at the Memorial da Latin America. In addition to showcasing the 128.54-carat Tiffany diamond for the first time in Latin America, the event included a display of some of its other fine jewelry pieces, including yellow diamonds and designs by the legendary Jean Schlumberger.

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“There is no better way to tell the Tiffany story than through the legendary Tiffany Diamond,” said Anthony Ledru, chief executive officer of Tiffany. “Brazil is our largest market in South America and is essential to our success in the region. Exhibiting our high jewelry collection in São Paulo symbolizes the importance of the Brazilian customer for our business”.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 25: Tiffany & Co. CEO Anthony Ledru and his wife Victoria Ledru pose for photos with model Izabel Goulart on the red carpet at the Yellow is the New Blue event hosted by Tiffany & Co. at Memorial da Latin America on August 25, 2022 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

Tiffany CEO Anthony Ledru and his wife, Victoria Ledru, with model Izabel Goulart. (Photo by Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co.)

The evening attracted more than 170 guests including friends of the brand, influencers, the press and celebrities such as J Balvin, as well as Bruna Marquezine, Camila Queiroz, Helena Bordon, Sabrina Sato, Cauã Reymond, Klebber Toledo, Izabel Goulart, Laís Ribeiro and Cerraduras Celina. All the guests donned Tiffany jewelry, naturally, and the night closed with a performance by Meninos de Morumbi.

Tiffany operates six stores in Brazil, in Sao Paulo, Rio, Curitiba and Brasilia.

The event in Brazil was the last stop for the “Yellow is the New Blue” exhibit. Tiffany has already taken it to cities like Beverly Hills, Miami and London.

The Tiffany Diamond was purchased in 1877 by the brand’s founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany. The 128.54-carat cushion-shaped diamond features 24 more facets than the 58 for a typical brilliant-cut diamond. It is currently set in a necklace that also features over 100 carats of white diamonds.

The diamond has been worn only four times, including by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and by Lady Gaga at the 2019 Academy Awards. — WWD STAFF

SHAYK’S NEW SOCIETY: irina shayk has signed with The Society Management.

Most recently, she was represented by The Lions.

irina shayk

The 36-year-old Russian-born model has been photographed by photographers including Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Mert & Marcus, Inez and Vinoodh and Mario Sorrenti and has been a long-time muse for Riccardo Tisci, creative director at Burberry.

Shayk, who was the first Russian model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated’s swimwear issue in 2011, has walked the runways for fashion houses including Versace, Valentino, Mugler, Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta and Burberry. She has also appeared in campaigns for Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Calvin Klein, Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara, Armani, Anine Bing, and Pinko, and has graced the covers of numerous fashion magazines.

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“The management of the society is honored to welcome Irina Shayk to our list. Irina is a fashion icon and one of the most influential talents in our business. Establishing and resonating with an audience in and beyond fashion, she has leveraged the industry’s prestigious achievements into worldwide recognition. We are delighted to join Irina’s team to build on her continued presence and success,” said The Society Management spokesperson.

In addition to her professional career, Shayk is involved in numerous charity projects. She has helped rebuild children’s hospitals and has worked in maternity hospitals in her hometown. She is also an official ambassador for Pomogi.org, a charity that provides care to children in need. During the pandemic, she worked closely with Food Bank New York. — LISA LOCKWOOD

SHOW EXTENDED: “Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy,” the Chinese couturier’s mid-career retrospective, is rolling out at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor museum, after drawing a record 130,000 visitors in 18 weeks, making it one of the museum’s most popular costume exhibits in the last decade. It will now be on view until November 27.

A traditional Chinese bridal ensemble reimagined by Guo Pei

A traditional Chinese bridal ensemble reimagined by Guo Pei

It’s easy to see why the show has been so popular; With Pei’s dazzling inlaid embroidery and nature themes, including a bird’s nest integrated into one dress, as well as her innovative fabrics that resemble mother-of-pearl and spun gold, it’s like being in Disneyland fashion.

Presenting “Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy” in the Bay Area, home to one of the largest Asian populations in the US, was intentional, said curator Jill D’Alessandro, speaking exclusively with WWD last year. about his collaboration with the designer on the show. .

“As an institution, we have been looking to expand the canon outside of the West, and she is a really important person to us. And to be honest, it’s a tough time: California leads the nation in Asian hate crimes. What [Guo Pei] says herself: ‘There are so many misconceptions about Porcelain. I want to show a different side of Porcelain.’ Both his studio and the museum believe that art can be a form of healing.”

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Spread over two floors and multiple galleries, the exhibition features 80 runway outfits from collections shown in both Beijing and Paris over the last two decades, all from the designer’s archive.

The designer was among the first generation to come of age in the 1980s after China’s Open Door Policy, which led her to draw inspiration from both Chinese and European traditions. —STAND MOORE

DESTINED TO ARIZONA: Hermès will open its first Arizona store in Scottsdale Fashion Square, though not for another two years.

Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

Scottsdale Fashion Plaza.

Macerich, one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of retail and mixed-use properties, said Hermès will open an 11,000-square-foot store in the south wing of the center in the summer of 2024. Hermès confirmed the opening. The luxury brand will also open a flagship store on Madison Avenue in Manhattan on September 29 of this year.

“Hermès is an iconic brand that is synonymous with quality and classic style, along with a distinctive personality that beautifully complements the curated collection of luxury stores and experiences at Scottsdale Fashion Square,” said Michael Guerin, executive vice president of leasing for Macerich. He said Scottsdale Fashion Square represents “the heart of luxury in Arizona.”

The 1.9-million-square-foot center boasts a long list of luxury tenants, including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Neiman Marcus, Brunello Cucinelli and Bottega Veneta, though within its range of more than 240 stores and restaurants there are also boutiques. more moderately priced like Levi’s, H&M, Dillard’s and Macy’s. Adding Hermès to the list could help attract more luxury renters downtown.

Hermès has more than 300 stores in 45 countries. The group employs almost 17,600 people worldwide, including almost 11,000 in France, of which more than 6,000 are artisans. Sixth-generation family member Axel Dumas has been CEO of Hermès since 2013. — DAVID MOIN

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