1/ Barbadian pop star Rihanna is the face of Balmain's spring 2014 ad campaign, shot by Inez & Vinoodh. The French label's creative director Olivier Rousteing explains his choice telling WWD "in front of the camera, she makes you feel like she's the only girl in the world."
2/ Once again, a Versace rumor turns out to be true. Belgian designer Anthony Vacarello is the third guest designer to join the Italian fashion house's Versus capsule collection, following J.W. Anderson last year and M.I.A. in October. Vacarello's offering is set to debut in 2014.
3/ As a final note to his Vuitton legacy, Marc Jacobs presented the Steven Meisel-lensed spring 2014 campaign for the French house starring his LV muses from over the years including Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Caroline de Maigret, Gisele Bündchen, Edie Campbell and Fan Bingbing.
4/ Swedish brand Acne Studios opened this week its largest flagship store in the world in Downtown L.A. in the city's 1930's art deco Eastern Columbia Building, chosen by creative director Johnny Johansson.The 5,000-square-foot, single level space will sell men's and women's ready-to-wear and denim collections, as well as bags, accessories and footwear.
5/ Designer Bouchra Jarrar is now officially part of the couture elite. The Commission de Classement couture, responsible of deciding who makes the grade as a Couture house has announced her brand new title and membership. An astonishing accomplishment since it's only been 4 years Jarrar is showing during the Couture calendar, but very representative of her success and major following.
Courtesy of myself.