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Nice dress, Meryl. Is it an Ivanka?

“After giving her a dress that costs 100,000 euros, we learned that we had to pay more. We give them clothes, we make them, but we do not pay ”

-Karl Lagerfeld

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One of the most valued actresses in the world of film and who this year opted for her 20th Oscar nomination for best actress, Meryl Streep, has been the protagonist of the latest incident with Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel.

The actress has been in evidence of the world by the greed. The dispute begins with Karl Lagerfeld, who claimed to be making a dress for the actress. € 100,000 in Haute Couture dress, which process had to stop by a call from Meryl’s representative. He told Karl that at the Oscar gala would not wear Chanel since they had found another designer who would pay him to wear his luxury brand.

“She’s a great actress, but a little bit stingy, isn´t she?”

-Karl Lagerfeld

That was Karl’s response to the comment. And it was expensive, since the famous actress was quite angry although the couturier has already tried to apologize.

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Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, slandered me and my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear has done so in a major industry publication – said Meryl Streep according to a statement published by WWD. He lied and I’m still waiting for him to apologize. And Karl Lagerfeld replied, After an informal conversation, I misunderstood that Mrs. Streep might have picked another designer to charge for it, but I have confirmed Mrs. Streep’s team that is not the case. I regret this controversy and I wish Ms. Streep to do well with her 20th nomination.

But you’ll all wonder: Who would be the lucky designer to wear Meryl Streep at the Oscar gala at the Dolby Theater? That dazzling dark blue Haute Couture dress with rhinestones and word of honor, is by designer Elie Saab.

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The dispute is not yet over, because Meryl Streep is still waiting for Karl to deny it. What is certain is that the dispute gave rise to good times at the Oscar gala at the hands of Jimmy Kimmel, who asked the actress: Nice dress Meryl, is it an Ivanka? (Alluding to the latest dispute that recently took place between the actress and Donald Trump).

Fendi

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Adele Casagrande

 
Adele Casagrande was in charge of giving life in 1918 to the Italian fashion brand Fendi. The brand name originates from her marriage in 1925 with Edoardo Fendi.
There are about 1200 stores worldwide, all with Karl Lagerfeld´s hands, the creative director of the brand.
Clothing ready-to-wear, perfumes, sunglasses and watches are some of their products and they all belong to the LVMH group.
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Fendi sisters and Karl Lagerfeld

Together with his 5 daughters (Paola, Anna, Franca, Carla and Alda) his first business was born in the 60s and sold primarily skin handbags and worked by hand. Adele inculcated from the outset the idea that “the family united will never be defeated”, being them responsible for carrying out the brand logo, the double F, one of the most famous and prestigious brands worldwide.
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Together, the five, you complement one another wing; separate … I don´ t know what to say

-Adele Casagrande

The brand is proud to have presented one of the first bags it at the time, and now has more than 600 versions. His name is Baguette, and every season is renewed for between about 30 and 40 new versions. Until 2007 and they have sold more than 800.00 copies. Its creator was at the request of Lagerfeld, Silvia Fendi, daughter of Anna Fendi.

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The idea was to make a beautiful little bag for the day; something very Roman, probably: go out and break a rule. It was not functional at all, was small and went against the dominant aesthetic

-Silvia Fendi

Such was the success of the bag that Sharon Stone, Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker have been some of the lucky ones to have this bag. And it is that as stated by Silvia own:

Me gusta pensar que nuestro bolso es algo que guardas para dárselo a tu hija, que se trata de un objeto más que de un simple bolso

-Silvia Fendi

Hedi Slimane: from his inception to his last tweets

“Nobody has achieved notoriety and relevance like Slimane with exclusively male designs”

– El País

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Born in Paris in 1968, he studied art history at the Academy of Louvre. He is also a photographer and has always been linked to the world of music, enough to be the designer of groups like The Strokes or Babyshambles began working in the fashion world with brands like Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent (already in the year 1997), and so in 2000 Christian Dior opens its doors to become the creative director of Dior Homme.
Hedi Slimane managed to create a new aesthetic for man silhouettes by the use of skinny pants (trend already marked by Raf Simons, the new creative director of Calvin Klein) and some androgynous designs. They even say that Karl Lagerfeld lost 30 kilos to wear one of his designs. With his new creations, the designer revives for seven years a new trend in the predominantly black and white and the definition of the silhouette of men.
In 2007 the designer leaves Dior Homme to exploit his own designs out of the brand. Later, in 2012 he became creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, and with its entrance just renamed Saint Laurent. Its name changed to differentiate the brand in Haute Couture and ready-to-wear, and it was a way to relive the golden age of Saint Laurent in the 60s.
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Recently, in April of this year, Slimane is replaced by Anthony Vacarrello. His departure is still very controversial after his last tweets posted on the social network because it is said that lash out against the Yves Saint Laurent brand and criticizing the absence of “Yves” during his leadership.
To this, the designer has defended several arguments, such as that during his legacy, bags still retained the “Y”, in the parade of 2015 threw confetti with the three initials of the famous logo and even create a line jewelry with more than 100 charms in which “YSL” was included.
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And now is added the dispute that has the designer with the brand, a dispute which reaches 13 million dollars. The debt comes from the beginning of Slimane in the brand, in which the non-competition clause is not signed: this clause prevents you from working for a year with strong competition, and at the time seemed right to Hedi. Now the designer and photographer has sued them because he wants to sign the clause and remain during one more year Yves Saint Laurent receiving the same salary he would receive if he were really working for the firm.
The gossips say that is one of the candidates to replace Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel. But we would have to wait one more year (or more). What would happend? Only time will tell us.
 
 
 
 

Chanel runway: Futuristic and with new technologies

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So Chanel has managed to approach a younger audience: through futuristic and new technologies.
For some time now, we are in the millenial generation, obsessed with fashion brands and fashion around the world, every moment, every brand. It is therefore no wonder that Chanel has decided to set its runaway alluding to this generation that is sweeping wherever he goes. Attached to it, the scenery was stunning and was based on Big data, which has made the Grand Palais in Paris became for a few minutes in a total space atmosphere.

With this scenery we´re not talking about made a critic to the world of the digital, but they have tried to venture into these new generations without us realizing it. His designs have been the most representative of the brand: the legendary bag 2.55 or two-piece tweed. However, the clothes were wrapped by LED lights, colored wires and cathode ray tubes and also show off a futuristic models with masks simulating robots with a very similar Star-Wars aesthetics. Next to them, a renewal of footwear that Karl Lagerfeld wanted to do with the classic signature bicolor shoes and white flat shoes.
 
In addition, one of the details of this runaway is that we can see how all the models look a cap sideways and backwards, a new look that we have already seen in many of the millennials at the moment and that is winning (and so it seems to continue triumphing up within a couple of years).
No doubt this is how Chanel has managed us to fall in love again with their amazing designs and in this case also with a start scene worthy of admiration, although fashion doesn´t understand about ages.
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The queen of the 90´s: Donna Karan

“I am not convinced that people have misunderstood me. If you ask someone who is Donna Karan, it is likely to tell you is a designer socks”.

 -Donna Karan

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Donna Karan Yvy Faske or rather known as Donna Karan is an American designer known worldwide. He was born on October 2, 1948 and raised in a family dedicated to the world of fashion (her mother was a model and her father, tailor).
As expected, Donna Karan decided to study fashion design at Parsons School of New York. Thanks to this, during her student years began to be the assistant of Anna Klein, which opened the doors to employment.
His daughter, Gaby, was the total inspiration to create her brand, DKNY, which at that time was only accessible for a few and began to be imitated by many other brands.
A total example of enterprising woman who was in charge of renewing those cabinets of American women who were beginning to make their way in the world of men labor.
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She has her own line of beauty products, has created collections for men, she has launched her own perfume, has been head designer of Hillary Clinton and is associated with various spiritual theories.
After more than 30 years in charge of DKNY, the fashion designer retired from his own brand to take care of Urban Zen, a new philosophy of life by Donna Karan.
“I want to express my gratitude and my sincere feelings to dozens and dozens of colleagues who over the years have helped me make Donna Karan New York far beyond the best of my dreams”. These were the words of the goodbye of Donna Karan.
We could say that she was the queen of the 90´s. All celebrities (including Barbra Streisand or Kate Moss) wanted to have 7 basic items devised by the designer, who combined between them to perfection.

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"The ugliest collection of Paris"A collection called Liberation from Yves Saint Laurent

From the peplum silhouette to the middle , everything has been done and has done it again a hundred times. And haute couture no longer emits more than homesickness and restraint. As if it were an old lady. I do not care if my clothes evoke the 40´s eyes of the cultivated public. The important thing is that all young girls who didn´t live the time, wanna wear this today.”

The true fashion icon: Anna Wintour

“You can make a film in Hollywood without the backing of Steven Spielberg and remove software in Silicon Valley without Bill Gates. But it is very clear that one can not succeed in the fashion industry without Anna Wintour ‘s blessing . “

Fake or not? Jimmy Choo bags

One of the waves that has taken more prominence in recent years is that of counterfeiting. Suppliers that manufacture these items take advantage of the ignorance of users to sell them as if they were original : Chanel , Dior , Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani , Versace or Jimmy Choo are among the most counterfeited brands.
But how do you prevent fool ?

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