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Meghan Markle’s White Louis Vuitton Gown Speaks to Her Style Strengths

Meghan Markle’s White Louis Vuitton Gown Speaks to Her Style Strengths

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It was a special evening for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in New York City tonight. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry both received the Ripple of Hope Award, presented by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights nonprofit organization. The couple was honored for the humanitarian work they do through their own Archewell Foundation, where they’ve focused on creating awareness around issues relating to racial justice, sexism, mental health, and more. (Past recipients of the Ripple of Hope Award have included former President Barack Obama, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Stacey Abrams.)
For the special honor, Markle chose a custom look by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton. It’s her first time sporting the French label at such a high-profile event. (In past appearances, Markle has worn elegant dresses from brands such as Givenchy and Carolina Herrera). The Duchess wore a custom white, long-sleeved gown complete with a front slit and off-the-shoulder neckline. She accessorized with an aquamarine ring from Princess Diana’s personal collection, the same ring she wore on her wedding day. The Duke, meanwhile, wore a sleek black suit with a white button-up and tie.
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The shade of Markle’s dress was significant. White symbolizes peace, which was a thoughtful nod to the philanthropy work the Duke and Duchess do on Ghesquière’s part. The structural silhouette was also right in line with Markle’s clean, modern wardrobe. Case in point: The gown featured a few of the same details as her most famous ensemble, her wedding dress. That look also had an off-the-shoulder neckline, long sleeves, and a minimalist, architectural aesthetic. Call it her signature style.
Originally published in Vogue.com

Francesca Amfitheatrof on Louis Vuitton’s New High Jewelry Collection Revealed in Marrakech

Francesca Amfitheatrof on Louis Vuitton’s New High Jewelry Collection Revealed in Marrakech

Louis Vuitton’s new high jewelry collection is an ode to dragons, the phoenix, and equally fierce women.
Radiance necklace in yellow gold and platinum with garnet and diamonds, dress, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Paul Morel. Vogue Arabia, September 2022
It was one of those evenings that seemed to jump straight out of a book that opens with the words “Once upon a time…” Amid candlelight and men holding torches, Louis Vuitton presented Spirit, the maison’s latest high jewelry collection by Francesca Amfitheatrof, in Marrakech’s Dar el Bacha museum, previously the home of Pasha Thami El Glaoui. Spanning 125 spectacular pieces, this is the fourth collection by the artistic director of the fashion house’s Watches and Jewelry division, and it displayed a maturity and confidence in her designs, and the power of creating a recognizable DNA that is assertive, yet discreet.
Francesca Amfitheatrof
Confidence was set through a theme that “invokes liberty, strength, and the notion of infinity, but also the ideas of destiny and of soaring to new heights,” explains Amfitheatrof, who shares that she considers herself “a free spirit.” There are also references from mythology, around fantastical creatures such as phoenixes and dragons, infusing the pieces with power. “I wanted to do animals from the minute I started working for Louis Vuitton, but not in a figurative way, as we are not that kind of house.”
Radiance earrings in yellow and white gold with diamonds, Infinity necklace and rings (left hand) in yellow and white gold with diamonds, (right hand) Destiny ring in platinum and yellow gold, coat, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Paul Morel. Vogue Arabia, September 2022
When chatting in a private room of the palatial Royal Mansour hotel, Amfitheatrof, who joined the brand in 2018, seems pleased when we notice a change in the design identity, now relying less on obvious references. “To me that is very important,” she says. “My challenge is that we are a logo-focused brand, but I wanted to create a design repertoire that you can recognize. When somebody walks in and you’re like, ‘Okay, that’s Vuitton.’ I also feel that with jewelry, you can’t just brand it and that’s enough. We have done things like creating a unique diamond cut, and that is really amazing.” Amfitheatrof also mentions that there are other elements that will continue to enrich her design vocabulary, such as the mixture of different colored golds, the triangle and the arrow, and the idea of going forward.
The Grace necklace, with a breathtaking 65.26ct tsavorite from East Africa suspended by two phoenix wings
From the first 80 pieces presented in Morocco (more pieces will be added at a later stage in Paris), there are two designs that especially caught our attention. Appearing like delicate armor – or dragon scales in gold and platinum – the Radiance necklace is intended to act as protection for a woman, flaunting a 10.99ct mandarin garnet in bright orange. In the Grace necklace, a breathtaking 65.26ct tsavorite from East Africa is suspended by two phoenix wings that unfold around the neck, as a metaphor for the Louis Vuitton woman’s capacity for renewal. This piece took jewelers more than 2,000 hours to craft.
Liberty earrings, necklace, and rings in white gold with sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds, top, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Paul Morel. Vogue Arabia, September 2022
Observing the collection, it is undeniable that Louis Vuitton is betting strong on high jewelry, and the brand has broken through the preconceived idea that a fashion label doesn’t possess the know-how to produce jewelry. As we all know, high jewelry, along with couture, is one of the most conservative of French métiers. But on the contrary, Amfitheatrof, who previously worked four years for Tiffany & Co. as the brand’s firstever female design director, believes that the mass appeal of Louis Vuitton plays in her favor. “When you go to buy jewelry, you need to be in a certain type of mood. We have an amazing flow of people in our stores, so even if jewelry was not what you wanted to buy, you will be exposed to it. We also have incredibly affluent clients that already love the brand, and that we’re attracting into the high jewelry world by showing what we do. And there’s no question that today we work with the best and most impressive stones and materials,” concludes Amfitheatrof. “But of course, when I started, people were curious and were asking, ‘Who is this girl, she is not even French.’ When they saw the work, they started to change their mind, and they understood that we are very committed, we have the best team and materials, and everything that Louis Vuitton does is at the highest level.”
Grace earrings, necklace, and rings in white gold with diamonds and tsavorite, dress, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Paul Morel. Vogue Arabia, September 2022
Destiny earrings and ring in platinum and yellow gold with rubies and diamonds, Infinity bracelet with white and yellow gold with diamonds, dress, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Paul Morel. Vogue Arabia, September 2022
Grace earrings in white gold with diamonds, Liberty pendant in white gold with diamonds, Liberty bracelet in white gold with emerald and diamonds, Destiny ring in white gold with diamonds, dress, shirt, Louis Vuitton. Photo: Paul Morel. Vogue Arabia, September 2022
Originally published in the September 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
Style: Elena Psalti @elena_psaltiSet design: NineSeven1 MediaProduction: Danica Zivkovic Local production: Michaël Lacomblez at Louis2 Hair: Christoph Hasenbein at Wise & Talented Makeup: Eny Whitehead at Callisté Manicure: Hanaé Goumri at The Wall GroupPhotography assistant: Julien DauvillierStyle assistant: Maxime BardetSet design assistants: Mallory McLane, Carol Vobin Model: Aicha Hammam at Skins Models 
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In Marrakech, Kylie Minogue, Chloë Grace Moretz, and More Celebrate Louis Vuitton’s New High Jewelry Launch

In Marrakech, Kylie Minogue, Chloë Grace Moretz, and More Celebrate Louis Vuitton’s New High Jewelry Launch

Kylie Minogue and Francesca Amfitheatrof. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Marrakech was the place to be earlier this week when Louis Vuitton presented its new high jewelry collection. Titled ‘Spirit’, the 125-piece collection designed by the maison’s jewelry and watches artistic director Francesca Amfitheatrof celebrates humanity’s incredible capacity for innovation and the mythology around fantastical creatures with a 21st century lens.
Cate Blanchett for Louis Vuitton. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
For its launch, a star-studded intimate dinner was hosted at the Dar El Bacha, with the guest list including Grammy-winning Australian singer Kylie Minogue, Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief Manuel Arnaut, actors Chloë Grace Moretz and Riley Keough, models Anna Ewers and Sasha Pivovarova, as well as digital influencers and editors. Dressed in edgy pieces from the French fashion house, the attendees also viewed the collection up close, which recently named Academy Award-winning actor Cate Blanchett as its brand ambassador.
Photo: Laziz Hamani. Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes to take flight, or a dragon breathing protective fire, the Louis Vuitton woman exudes amazing strength, energy and optimism,” says Amfitheatrof of the collection. “It is that very femininity – so emancipating and emblematic of the maison – that I wanted to embody in Spirit.” The collection is accommodated across five distinct universes, with each reflecting Louis Vuitton’s house codes: Liberty, Grace, Fantasy, Radiance, and Destiny. Also worth noting is the collection’s size, as at 125 pieces, it makes it the brand’s largest ever jewelry release, and has taken over 40,000 hours of work in the Parisian ateliers.

Below, check out all the pictures from the event at Dar El Bacha, Marrakech.
Chloë Grace Moretz. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Kylie Minogue. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Francesca Amfitheatrof. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Riley Keough. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Anna Ewers. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Sasha Pivarova. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Carine Roitfeld. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Bryan Boy. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Sharon Alexie. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
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Tough and On the Go—The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2023 Woman is Not One to Be Messed With

Tough and On the Go—The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2023 Woman is Not One to Be Messed With

Photo: Emily Malan
It is not a secret that in the competitive business of Cruise shows, Louis Vuitton always made a mark not only for the fashion but also for its choice of locations. Celebrating the peak of architectural grandeur, some of the past Cruise venues hand-picked by artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière included Oscar Niemeyer’s Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, in Brazil, and IM Pei-designed Miho Museum, in Japan. And now, in the post pandemic world, when things in fashion are back to being bigger than before, we could not expect anything different. Destination: San Diego, California.
The set up at Louis Vuitton’s Cruise event was worthy of an American postcard. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, bathed by those orange and pink sunsets you can only get in California, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, designed by Louis I Kahn in 1965, is that type of location that really makes an impact. In travertine marble, there are two rows of parallel buildings, and in between plenty of space for models to walk under the flying seagulls, while the sun hides behind the ocean, turning everything into gold. It sounds quite idyllic–and it was.
Lousita Cash. Photo: Gorunway.com
As singer Lousita Cash opened the show wearing a hooded dress with imposing shoulders (nose piercing and a tribal-looking forehead tattoo included), the tone was set with an air of toughness and nomadism, transporting us to a scene of Mad Max. As the show notes explained, “The sun is the guest of honor in the Cruise 2023 collection. It plays an active part in the evolution of this wardrobe where changes in temperature set a stylistic tempo. The heat imposes nomadic aesthetics, between sand and cliffs, a fluid look.”
Photo: Gorunway.com
Photo: Gorunway.com
This nomad woman is a strong one, and seems ready for battle, dressed in looks that borrowed elements from a warfare world. There were gladiator skirts, tops in metallic fabrics that seemed to recreate the effect of armor, and desert boots adorned with chains. To close the show, three statement XL-shouldered coats styled with aviator headcovers were an instant success on Instagram.
Photo: Gorunway.com
Photo: Gorunway.com
Although there was a sense of strength, the collection also had flair and relaxed glamour, delivered by harem pants, looks draped with effortless elegance, and accessories such as burgundy boots with a metallic sparkle. Other pieces seduced and entertained, from the more commercial bags that returned to the runway including Cannes, Petit Malle, Coussin, and Dauphine, to show creations like sci-fi looking glasses, gilded wrist guards, or travel bags with a metallic shell, looking like barrels. Showcased for the first time ever, the new Trunk Valise also made its debut, part of look 15.
Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Being a constant inspiration for the brand in all its segments (Louis Vuitton just released City of Stars, a sexy new fragrance inspired by Los Angeles by night), California was also much present in the collection. Not only the local skater culture was clearly referenced—a metallic skateboard carried by one of the models will be a must-have for collectors, but the brutalist silhouette of the Salk Institute was also literally printed in flowy coats and dresses.
Photo: Emily Malan
The show casting was also worthy of the applause, including real inspirational women such as the two leg amputee model Lauren Wasser, and Olympic champions Dalilah Muhammad and Eileen Gu. Recently, the brand made other applauded inclusivity efforts, appointing Bollywood star Deepika Padukone as its first-ever Indian Ambassador, who attentively watched the show sitting next to other House favorites such as Miranda Kerr, Léa Seydoux, and Emma Roberts.
Miranda Kerr, Ana de Armas, Deepika Padukone. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Below, find out more about the collection and the show from artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière.
Where are we?
At the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, a campus that brings together some of the pre-eminent minds in biomedicine. What you see on the outside is early-Sixties Brutalist architecture by Louis Kahn. Ever since I started showing Cruise collections for the House, I wanted the common thread to be an architectural journey. For this project, conceived in close collaboration with Jonas Salk, Louis Kahn imagined a place of serenity and reflection, taking inspiration from monasteries and artistic retreats. I had the honor of visiting the basement; it’s like a hideaway straight out of science fiction! All the researchers, the technicians in white lab coats, and the ultra-perfected laboratories, are like a world unto itself. Beyond the very impressive site, this place holds enormous meaning for the future of humankind. It’s a working institute, which is unprecedented for our Cruise show locations.
What resonance is there between this location and your collection?
I’ve long had images of this place, for reference. Of the nearby Geisel Library, by William Leonard Pereira, too–it’s extraordinary! Even though I know Los Angeles well, this part of the region–La Jolla–is new to me. We’re not far from the Mexican border, further up is Silicon Valley, and there’s the Coronado, the legendary hotel where Marilyn Monroe starred in Some Like it Hot. There lingers an aesthetic from the American golden age, mixed with the extreme southern West Coast. It all makes a really crazy collage. You must see the sunset from the Salk! It’s a moment suspended in time. The architecture, with the sea as a horizon, the surfers coming back up onto the beach and crossing paths with the researchers, the raw cliffs, it’s searing. It’s another image of California. It’s as if the sun had found its frame; it plays with the building’s perspective and its rays culminate in the linear fountainhead, the vanishing point where the water seems to turn to liquid gold. There’s real implication in this place. When I saw its strange harmony, everything clicked. I wanted the clothes to be like reflections, a point of contact between light and people. The guest of honor in this show is the sun.
How do you transpose that?
There are clothes for celebrating the sun as well as clothes for protecting yourself from it. Prosaically, we dress in function of the temperature and clothes are intrinsically tied to variations in heat. The first part of the show is based on the desert and how to protect oneself from the strength of the sun. I like very structured things, but here I also wanted fluid, flowing silhouettes. There’s lots of draping that can be removed using a snap hook system, billowing trousers, adjusted bloomers, hats, glasses, and reflective bands… Hieratic dresses open the show, in the spirit of an oracle. It’s a kind of utopic crossing… And then clothes reflecting the sun play on all the metal tones you can possibly imagine. As if they were part of a prism. Boleros are like kites or very shiny wings. There are also prints inspired by jet skis, the sea, technical elements from the nautical life that blend with the sand, and the rugged cliffs–it makes for beautiful images. The contrast between technology and the earth.
Please talk about the materials.
For several seasons now, we’ve been creating technical effects with natural materials. It’s a total illusion. There’s lots of linen. Silk cloqué that we work in various ways, from fluid cloqué to metallic jacquards. Prints inspired by Salk and photographed using a thermographic camera. In most of the show, it’s cotton, silk, and wool that we manage to render visually technical without using glue or thermo-molding. It’s a major evolution in the transformation of fabrics. Very shiny frayed tweeds, sequins, leathers, and metallic denim –all row materials mixed with shine. There is also metallic embroidery that will oxidize with time and change color.
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30 Unforgettable Red Carpet Fashion Moments from Bollywood Star Deepika Padukone

30 Unforgettable Red Carpet Fashion Moments from Bollywood Star Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone at the Louis Vuitton show in California. Photo: Instagram.com
Mere days after being announced as the very first Indian ambassador of Louis Vuitton, Deepika Padukone sat front row alongside Miranda Kerr and Emma Roberts at the French fashion house’s cruise 2023 show in San Diego, California. Dressed in a blue and yellow striped piece and slouchy black statement bomber, the Bollywood superstar made a strong case for elevated cool girl style, topping off her look with a dewy beauty look, disheveled top knot, knee-high boots and brown Louis Vuitton bag. Check out her look below.
Wearing Louis Vuitton, 2022. Photo: Instagram.com
If you haven’t been following Deepika Padukone’s style trajectory over the years, however, it’s important to note that the actor has been making waves with her sartorial picks for over a decade now. Having made her film debut back in 2007 with blockbuster Om Shanti Om, Padukone has slowly and steadily risen to become one of the industry’s biggest names on both, the silver screen and the red carpet. With help from stylist and trusted friend Shaleena Nathani, the actor manages to bring something new to the table each time she steps out.
Given her Indian roots, it comes as no surprise that Padukone often uses key events to champion her favorite local designers. Sabyasachi Mukherjee‘s jewel-toned saris are an all-time favorite, as are the intricately embellished creations of designer duo Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla. Arab couturiers are another top pick in Padukone’s book. Over the years, the 36-year-old has been spotted in some of the region’s most-loved labels, walking the Cannes Film Festival red carpet in Ashi Studio‘s ruffled fuchsia number, attending 2021’s Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah dressed in a coral creation by Dubai-based label Michael Cinco, and even donning a sparkling red Zuhair Murad gown at her wedding reception back in 2018.
From the international set, it turns out that Deepika Padukone’s latest Louis Vuitton look isn’t the only one that’s topped trending charts. A look back through the actor’s style files reveals a series of noteworthy ensembles by the greats, including a gold-detailed ebony Alexander McQueen gown from 2014, a preppy Michael Kors moment from 2017, that earthy brown Dior maxi doused in prints from 2019, and of course, the artfully sculpted Zac Posen gown she wore for the Met Gala the same year.
From silky saris to elaborate gowns and sharp pantsuits, Deepika Padukone’s closet is a lesson in versatility. Below, we take you through some of her best style moments over the years.
Wearing Alexander McQueen, 2014. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Sabyasachi, 2016. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Raw Mango, 2017. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Michael Kors, 2017. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Stella McCartney, 2017. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, 2018. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Ashi Studio, 2018. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Zuhair Murad, 2018. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Zuhair Murad, 2018. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Anamika Khanna, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Ashi Studio, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Dior, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Gauri & Nainika, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Giambattista Valli, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Jean-Louis Sabaji, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Off-White, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Sabyasachi, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Sabyasachi, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Zac Posen, 2019. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing Alex Perry, 2020. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Balmain, 2020. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Erdem, 2020. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Gauchere, 2020. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Prada, 2020. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Michael Cinco, 2021. Photo: Instagram.com
Wearing David Koma, 2022. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Dolce & Gabbana, 2022. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Sabyasachi, 2022. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani
Wearing Milo Maria, 2022. Photo: Instagram.com/shaleenanathani

Pictures: 23 of the Best Dressed Celebrity Couples Seen on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Pictures: 23 of the Best Dressed Celebrity Couples Seen on the Met Gala Red Carpet

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In the world of red carpet style, the Met Gala has been the place for celebrity couples to be seen together. Whatever the theme, many famous pairs have coordinated their looks for the stylish affair. 2019’s camp-themed affair, for instance, saw a particularly high number of couples who matched for the event. And with this year’s Met Gala rapidly approaching, Vogue is celebrating the spirit of the ball, looking back on the couples’ style moments that still resonate today.
If the Met Gala is a place for bold, one-of-kind fashion to be unveiled, it’s also a place where high-profile couples have made their red carpet debuts. Take Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who walked the red carpet for the first time together in 2016: The stars wore futuristic getups inspired by the year’s technology theme, Hadid in a space-age, chic Tommy Hilfiger gown and Malik in a Versace suit with robotic-style sleeves. For other couples, the Met Gala has served as a meet-cute spot. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra met for the first time at the soirée in 2017, and now the pair are husband and wife.
Other famous duos who have been fixtures at the Met Gala as well include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner—who could forget the latter couple’s matching geometric looks by Louis Vuitton in 2019, which they wore just one week after getting hitched? Last year, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky set the Internet ablaze when they showed up to the Met steps in matching voluminous looks (Rihanna in Balenciaga, Rocky in ERL).
Below, see 23 of the best celebrity couples who have made style statements twice as nice.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, 1995
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David Bowie and Iman, 2008
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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, 2008
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2011
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 2011
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, 2012
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2014
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David and Victoria Beckham, 2014
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, 2015
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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, 2016
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, 2016
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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2016
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Amal and George Clooney, 2018
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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, 2018
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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, 2019
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, 2019
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, 2019
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2019
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A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, 2021
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Justin and Hailey Bieber, 2021
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Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams, 2021
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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, 2021
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Originally published in Vogue.com
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Louis Vuitton Hosted a Gala Dinner to Celebrate its Contribution to Venice’s Ca’ d’Oro’s Renovation

Louis Vuitton Hosted a Gala Dinner to Celebrate its Contribution to Venice’s Ca’ d’Oro’s Renovation

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
As the long-awaited 59th Venice Biennale took off, Louis Vuitton held a gala dinner in the city, which was attended by some of the biggest names in the fashion and entertainment industries. The event celebrated the future renovation of the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, which the French maison will contribute to, in partnership with the Venetian Heritage Foundation and star architect Peter Marino. Hosted by Daniele Ferrara of Veneto’s Regional Directorate for Museums, the dinner saw an emotional Marino giving his welcome speech, shedding a tear of joy over Louis Vuitton’s support to the Venetian Heritage Foundation.
Among the guests in attendance were Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, Isabelle Huppert, Tahar Rahim, Valeria Golino, Nicoletta Romanoff, Giorgia Tordini, Candela Pelizza, and Paolo Stella, who sported head-to-toe Louis Vuitton outfits. Padukone had an especially standout look with an elegant vest jacket and a shirt with a Victorian-inspired ruffle collar, which was paired with olive green bermuda shorts and black boots. The star held a Dauphine handbag with the Maisons’s jacquard ‘Since 1854’ textile to signify the year the French luxury house was founded.
Deepika Padukone. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Tahar Rahim. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Isabelle Huppert. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Nicoletta Romanoff. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Valeria Golino. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Candela Pelizza. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Giorgia Trodini. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
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Louis Vuitton’s Latest Fragrance Will Transport You to a Starry Night in Los Angeles

Louis Vuitton’s Latest Fragrance Will Transport You to a Starry Night in Los Angeles

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Louis Vuitton’s Cologne Perfume Collection introduces its latest addition with City of Stars, an evening cologne that pays homage to Los Angeles.
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The fragrance was born out of a dialogue between Louis Vuitton and artist Alex Israel. Combining contemporary art with perfumery, City of Stars recalls master perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud’s Cologne Perfume Collection while adding a scent that brings together citrus quintet, Tiare flower, and sandalwood for the ultimate sensual experience. “The brilliance of citrus illuminates the night and creates a paradox between shadow and light, like a tension that’s soothed by a veil of Tiare flower, the gentle scent of monoi,” says the French perfumer. “Essence of sandalwood and the caress of powdery musk give this perfume sophistication. That magnetic combination is what lets this evening cologne bring on the night and exude sensuality — as if to say, ‘this is forever’.”
Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
City of Stars is an ode to the nighttime, a sentiment best expressed by Israel’s painting devoted especially to this fragrance. “It’s a more extroverted eau than its predecessors,” he says. “It’s radically focused on the special, shimmering atmosphere of a night in Los Angeles when the singular setting sun gives way to the city’s lights and spotlights that traverse the sky.”
Imitating the dazzling night stars reminiscent of the City of Angels, Israel has invited the eye to travel with his original work of an idealized Los Angeles. The painting by the American artist dresses the packaging for the bottle as well as the travel case and fragrance trunk.

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12 of the Best Ramadan 2022 Capsule Collections for Iftar and Suhoor Gatherings

12 of the Best Ramadan 2022 Capsule Collections for Iftar and Suhoor Gatherings

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With Ramadan 2022 just around the corner, come the exclusive capsule collections from some of the biggest fashion houses as well as high-end brands. Having spent the Holy Month in the past two years with Covid-19 restrictions, this year, Ramadan will once again be celebrated with festive gatherings for iftar and suhoor that call for dressing up.

Below, discover the best capsule collections from luxury labels, high-end brands, and local designers with exclusive pieces worth investing in this Ramadan.
Christian Louboutin 
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An ode to Louboutin’s love for nature, gardening, and landscape design, the collection offers pieces for both men and women in lush green hues.
Dior
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Dior’s handbags and small leather goods are always a winning final touch to every fit. For Ramadan, the French luxury brand has introduced timeless dazzling pieces.
Salvatore Ferragamo 
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Salvatore Ferragamo has re-introduced its iconic Gancini bag for Ramadan 2022, but with a metallic twist in Flamingo Rose. Combining glamorous and sparkling pieces within their Ramadan collection, there is a piece for every occasion.
Louis Vuitton
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Louis Vuitton embraces emerald green as its color for the holy season as a symbol of class, hope, prosperity, and peace. Alongside introducing ready-to-wear pieces for the occasion for the first time, the brand has also reimagined its Capucines Mini bag in a matte black and python green.
Leem
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The Saudi label’s exclusive collection for Ramadan is inspired by the Lunar calendar of the month and its religious stages (mercy, forgiveness, and safety), to feature kaftans in a contemporary color palette and modern cuts.
Mango 
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Mango‘s Ramadan offering features vibrant and playful pieces that add a contemporary twist to modest clothing—from jumpsuits to tailored suits.
Anthropologie
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Anthropologie’s ready-to-wear collection includes a selection of colorful wrap dresses, comfortable jumpsuits, stylish blouses, and flowy trousers that are ideal for hotter days.
Tony Burch 
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The Tony Burch Ramadan capsule captures the festive essence of the month in metallic gold and royal blue handbags with gold rope chains.
Michael Kors
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The Michael Kors Ramadan collection is comprised of 11 timeless pieces from handbags to scarves, bracelets, and belts—all in a rich blue color.
Tommy Hilfiger 
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Tommy Hilfiger celebrates Ramadan with a pastel-hued collection of breezy dresses, kaftans, and jumpsuits with gold accents.
Burberry 
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Inspired by constellations, sunsets, sunrises, and starry nights of Ramadan, Burberry has launched a collection of glistening pieces just in time for Ramadan.
Bottega Veneta 
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Available on Ounass, Bottega Veneta’s limited-edition Ramadan offering features three of the fashion house’s iconic pieces reimagined in three distinct colors, including gold.
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Exclusive: Louis Vuitton’s Ramadan Collection Includes a Debut Clothing Line and a New Fragrance

Exclusive: Louis Vuitton’s Ramadan Collection Includes a Debut Clothing Line and a New Fragrance

Photo: Ethan James Green. Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton has unveiled its Ramadan capsule collection exclusively with Vogue Arabia, and it includes, for the first time, a ready-to-wear line for the occasion. The luxury French fashion house’s dedicated offering for the season has solely been annual capsules of shoes and leather goods up until this year.
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Reflecting “prosperity, peace, and love”, the color palette of the collection is built around emerald green, which is also often associated with the Islamic month. Its three key elements—lace, broderie anglaise, and polka dots—take on Louis Vuitton’s signature silhouettes with a focus on modest design for the region. Think, a silk mousseline polka-dotted pajama set in green and black colorways ideal for suhoor, or a layered dress and an embroidered blouse in black silk, perfect for iftar.
Photo: Ethan James Green. Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Complementing accessories include re-imaginations of the brand’s most iconic handbags. Three out of the five feature Louis Vuitton’s monogram lace pattern from the Spring/Summer 2022 collection rendered in patent leather, while one with a chain-link strap comes with the logo embossed on a solid green bag, and the other incorporates python detailing. Slingback pumps, mules, and boots make up the footwear collection and come in a variety of heel sizes and similar shades of emerald and black to go with the rest of the capsule.
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Louis Vuitton is also launching a new fragrance this Ramadan, named Fleur du Désert. Paying tribute to the region’s olfactory heritage, master perfume Jacques Cavallier Belletrud’s creation celebrates three flowers—jasmine, orange blossom, and rose—used in Middle Eastern perfumery for ages.
Fleur du Désert. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
The Louis Vuitton Ramadan capsule is available exclusively at the brand’s stores across the Middle East from mid-March 2022, while Fleur du Désert fragrance will be available from March 31.
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