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5 Espresso Shots of Fashion News…

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The Iconic Ruby Slippers To Travel To London

The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard Of Oz will be travelling to London for an upcoming exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The ‘Hollywood Costume Exhibition’ will be the first time the slippers have ever been on public display outside the US. The exhibition will launch on October 20 and run until November 18 {just enough time for the slippers to return home before Thanksgiving… as The Wizard of Oz is televised every year as the traditional Thanksgiving film}.

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Anne Hathaway’s Valentino Wedding Gown

Valentino has released a sketch of Anne Hathway’s Wedding gown and it shows that this exquisite creation was in fact tinted pink.  A representative for Valentino has said: “Mr. Valentino Garavani designed it especially for Anne and our seamstresses at the couture atelier in Rome made it. Anne is like a daughter to him.”

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A Slice of Fendi’s Baguette

In celebration of 15 years of Fendi’s iconic Baguette bag, the Italian label has launched an online pop-up shop on Fendi.com. 63 diminutive styles have been re-issued for the Baguette’s birthday. And crafty customers are especially in for a treat – the ‘Baguette Box’ includes a white fabric Baguette, nine acrylic paint colours and personalised Fendi paint brushes – so you can create your own unique Baguette.

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An Honorary Knighthood For Bernard Arnault

CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH, will be awarded an Honorary Knighthood. The French, Arnault, will receive this great honour for services to the business and the wider community in the U.K.

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Tom Ford Baby Boy Joy

Tom Ford has welcomed the arrival of his first child – a baby boy named, Alexander John Buckley Ford. LOVE magazine broke the news by Twitter, congratulating Ford and his partner of 25 years, Richard Buckley.

Photos from fashion.telegraph.co.uk / vogue.co.uk

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Your Thursday Fashion Shot…

3 Espresso Shots Of News + Some Thursday Fashion Inspiration…

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Iconic Dresses Up For Auction

A selection of the most iconic dresses in history will go up for auction on June 18th in Beverly Hills. Just a few of the exquisite gowns available to the highest bidders include;

> Marilyn Monroe’s white halterneck dress from The Seven Year Itch (pictured above)
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Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Givenchy LBD from Breakfast At Tiffany’s (pictured above)
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Elizabeth Taylor’s golden headdress from Cleopatra (pictured above)
Judy Garland’s blue gingham dress  from The Wizard of Oz (pictured right)

Also on the list is: Marilyn Monroe’s rhinestone gown in which she sung Happy Birthday Mr President to JFK in 1962; Barbara Streisand’s gold dress from Hello Dolly; Julie Andrews’ brown dress from The Sound of Music; and The Princess of Wales gown from when she danced with John Travolta at the White House. There are also some modern editions, including; Elizabeth Hurley’s Versace ‘safety-pinn’ gown and Jennifer Lopez’s plunging Versace gown.

It is anticipated the collection will exceed $7 million (US). Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds is selling her private collection after she was unable to establish her ambition of a museum for Hollywood memorabilia. Marilyn Monroe’s white halterneck has the highest price point of $2 million (US).  

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Karl Lagerfeld –
Crystal Glassware Designer

The extraordinarily talented Karl Lagerfeld has created a crystal glassware collection for Swedish company Orrefors. Of his new collection, Lagerfeld said: “What I enjoy most is doing something I’ve never done before”.

The pieces, in clear, black and milky glass, are an extension of Lagerfeld’s design aesthetic, with minimal, clean lines and his KL monogram. Pieces for the range include; champagne flutes and coupes; wine, water and liqueur glasses; vases; bowls; and monogrammed crystal coasters.

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DVF For Gap Kids

Legendary designer, Diane von Furstenberg, is creating a childrenswear collection for Gap Kids.

The collection will be presented in March and will be the first time she has designed for children. Art Peck, president of the brand for North America, has said of the collaboration; “I’m looking forward to offering our customers an exciting collection that applies her signature approach to print, optimistic colour and femininity.”

Other designers who have also collaborated with Gap, include; Valentino, Stella McCartney and Roland Mouret.

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Thursday Fashion Inspiration…

‘Twin Peaks’ is a cinematic editorial, featured in the July issue of Vogue Australia.

Models Emilia Scuza and Melissa Johannsen wear darling looks by Prada, Stella McCartney, Bally and more. The gorgeous wardrobe, retro styling, flawless hair and picturesque surrounding environment all combine to create some divine shots! LOVE!

What is your Thursday inspiration? xx

 

Photos from vogue.co.uk / fashiongonerogue.com