Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia have been named co-creative directors of Oscar de la Renta. They succeed Peter Copping, the former Nina Ricci designer, who helmed the New York label following the passing of its founder in 2014. Copping’s departure was announced in late July.
Kim and Garcia currently design the label Monse. Barely a year old, Monse became an instant hit with celebrities and critics alike. When the design duo move to Oscar de la Renta — where their first collection will be autumn/winter 2017 — it will mark a homecoming. Kim and Garcia both began their careers with Oscar de la Renta; Kim, who most recently served as design director, spent 12 years working for de la Renta while Garcia was there for six.
“We are beyond thrilled to go back to the house where we learned the fundamentals of fashion from Oscar and the business of fashion from Alex [Bolen],” the pair said in a joint statement. “Having further learned so much this past year with Monse, we will apply all of those lessons to expand the vision that this amazing house has already established.” (Harpers Bazaar)
The actress has a long-standing and lucrative relationship with Dior, having been named a face of the brand in 2012. She’s often spotted wearing Dior exclusively on major red carpets, as well as sitting front row at the couture and ready-to-wear shows. (Harpers Bazaar)
ELTON JOHN was feeling the love last night as he presented Gucci’s Alessandro Michele with the Designer award at the GQ Men of the Year awards. The singer, and Vogue cover star, took the opportunity to share his views on the Italian label, and didn’t pull any punches in doing so.
“When Tom Ford left Gucci it all went very pear-shaped, a bit like myself.
Michele has clocked up countless accolades since assuming the top role at Gucci in January 2015 – including the International Designer award at the 2015 British Fashion Awards and the International Award at this year’s CFDA Awards – but he wasn’t the only man of the moment being honoured last night.(Vogue)