Rihanna Might Launch a Label With LVMH, Raf Simons’ First Post-CK Runway Show

by Aria Darcella

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Rihanna Might Be Launching a Luxury Line With LVMH (WWD)
Sources are saying that Rihanna is in talks with LVMH to launch a luxury line. The collection could possibly “span ready-to-wear, leather goods, and accessories.” As if that weren’t enough, one source said that the line could drop as early as this year, to coincide with a new album. So far, neither Rihanna nor LVMH has commented on the rumors. Should either party be reading this: Please, please make this happen. The world would like for this to happen so very much.


Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Gigi Hadid (Getty Images)

Raf Simons’ Shows His First Collection Since Leaving Calvin Klein 
Remember Raf Simons’ first collection for Calvin Klein? He put images of Brooke Sheilds in the ’80s on the jeans, and invited the actress to sit front row at the show. Well, Simons may have just left his role at Klein, but he seems to have taken that particular design/invitation trick with him. The designer showed the latest collection, Fall 2019, of his eponymous menswear label on Wednesday in Paris. Images of Laura Dern in Blue Velvet adorned several pieces, and Dern herself sat in the front row.

The collection also featured oversized shoulders — a trend in womenswear, but less so among men’s collections so far — and ankle-length coats. It was a surprisingly vibrant outing as well, with several pieces shown in bold jewel tones.

Interview’s Entertainment Director Decamps for Hearst (Page Six)
Hearst has just hired Randi Peck as its executive director of talent. She was previously Interview‘s entertainment director. She will start her new position January 30.

Chanel Confirms Date and Location for Cruise Show (British Vogue)
Chanel will hold a show for its Cruise 2019 collection on May 3. Though the house usually uses its Cruise shows as an excuse to travel, the show will be in Paris at its usual location, the Grand Palais. As British Vogue notes, this is the “exact date and location of last year’s cruise show.”

Bloomingdale’s Unveils New Beauty Floor
Blommingdale’s has revamped its beauty floor, which is now open. Fans will find a series of new “curated concepts” in the space, including a fragrance hall, a “wellchemist” section for clean beauty brands and skincare, and a “glowhaus” — a milennial-minded station for beauty products under $100. There are also a bevy of customization opportunities, a Clarins spa, and a nail and hair bar that is set to open this spring.



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