Is Kering Buying Valentino? Harry Winston’s Record-Setting Purchase

by Aria Darcella

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Kering Might Be Trying to Buy Valentino (WWD)
Rumor has it that Kering might be trying to buy Valentino. Apparently Marco Bizzarri (head of Gucci) approached Valentino’s parent company, Mayhoola, about buying the brand last year, but was turned down. But Mayhoola is said to be “open to listening to proposals,” and has apparently resumed talks with Kering in recent weeks.

Harry Winston Paid $50 Million for a Pink Diamond (Business of Fashion)
Harry Winston just won an enormous pink diamond at a Christie’s auction — for a record-setting $50 million. The 18.96-carat stone sold for $2.7 million per carat, which is the most ever paid per carat for a pink diamond. The ring, formerly owned by the Oppenheimer family, shall henceforth be known as the Winston Pink Legacy. Behold:

(Christie’s)

Charlotte Tilbury Receives MBE From Queen Elizabeth (People)
Charlotte Tilbury is the newest member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The makeup artist received her MBE from Queen Elizabeth yesterday. “Today has been one of the most magical days of my life,” she wrote on Instagram. “I am so thrilled to receive this honor, especially from Her Majesty, the Queen who has been an endless source of inspiration to me!”

 

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Rotate Launches on Net-a-Porter
Buzzy Copenhagen brand Rotate just launched its debut collection exclusively with Net-a-Porter. Founded by Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimars, Rotate’s wares — which blend modern silhouettes with classic details and range in price from $250 to $560 on the site — are available now.

(Rotate)

Jamie King and Elaine Welteroth Help Bumble and The Moxy Celebrate Meaningful Connections
Last night, Bumble and Moxy Hotels celebrated the launched of BumbleSpot #attheMoxy with the help of Jaime King and Elaine Welteroth. Guests played party games, had professional headshots taken, took improv workshops with the Upright Citizens Brigade, and enjoyed music by DJ duo Coco & Breezy.

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