CHANEL IS SET TO TAKE OVER THE RITZ PARIS

Chanel’s next Métiers d’art schanelhow will be held at the Ritz Paris on 6 December, shortly after the hotel’s grand reopening, a spokesperson from the brand confirmed this morning.

For the annual catwalk show, a celebration of the ateliers and craftsmanship that goes into each Chanel collection, Karl Lagerfeld chooses a location linked to Coco Chanel’s history. The designer lived at the Ritz Paris for many years, and there is still a suite named after her: a 2,000 square-foot space that boasts unrivalled views over the Place Vendôme.

The legendary Parisian hotel reopened in June following an extensive four-year renovation reported to have cost around £340 million. Its relaunch included the addition of the first-ever Chanel spa. (Harpers Bazaar)

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: TOMMY HILFIGER ON WORKING WITH GIGI HADID

“Gigi Hadid, in my opinion, is not only a supermodel – she is the star of today,” Tommy Hilfiger told us when we met in his London headquarters. “She’s not only beautiful, but she’s a really nice person, she has her feet ongigi the ground, she’s very intelligent and she looks amazing in our clothes.”

Little wonder, then, that the designer chose to collaborate with the 21-year-old model on a special-edition collection, incorporating both Hilfiger’s classic all-American aesthetic and Hadid’s own “unique take on modern style”. The partnership culminated in a spectacular carnival-style show on the opening day of New York Fashion Week, which saw Hilfiger’s muse take to the catwalk.(Harpers Bazaar)

Jane Shepherdson has resigned as Whistles

Jane Shepherdson has resigned as Whistles CEO after eight years. She is widely credited for rejuvenating the British high-street label, transforming it from a dusty, old-fashioned brand to the desirable, hugely popular name it is today.

Such was itsheps success that Shepherdson was given an OBE in 2014 for her services to UK retail business. Its fans include the Duchess of Cambridge, Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung.

 The creative reigns will now be given to the Whistles in-house team, led by the brand director Helen Williamson, managing director Justin Hampshire, and creative director Nick Passmore.

Meanwhile, Shepherdson plans to work on charity projects, travel, “and initially spend time on the West Coast of America”, a spokesperson told Vogue.

“We would like to thank Jane for her outstanding contribution to the rebuilding of the Whistles brand,” Ben Barnett, the company’s chairman, said on behalf of the board. “She has established a clear direction for the future development of the brand and in Helen, Justin and Nick we are privileged to have an exceptional management team to realise this vision”.(Harpers Bazaar)