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Emma Roberts cover Tatler
Actress Emma Roberts graces the cover of Tatler’s March issue, looking pretty in pink (pink feathered Fendi!). The New York native, who grew up in the Hollywood spotlight, caught up with journalist Ellie Austin at her favorite Long Island bookstore to share her reading recommendations and talk about her journey from starring in movies as a teenager to raising her son. After being diagnosed with endometriosis in her late 20s, Roberts feared motherhood wasn’t written in the stars. “Either I would be a parent or not. Whatever it was, I wanted to embrace it radically,” she said. Miraculously, their son Rhodes was born in December 2020. “The way I was followed and treated when I was pregnant was disgusting,” she told Austin, later noting that years of rejection and Hollywood scrutiny gave her a “thick skin.” After years in front of the camera, bookworm Roberts founded her own company, Belletrist (or “beautiful writer” in French): an online book club that’s morphed into something of an underground production company. Now Robert’s only concern is getting used to a good book and teaching Rhodes how to be the “utmost gentleman”. Shot by Victor Demarchelier in the foreground of a stately castle in elegant Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Emilia Wickstead and Manolo Blahnik, outfitted with Chopard, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. – a nod to their obsession with all things royal. Read the cover story here.
Commemoration of André Leon Talley: Worship Service in May
Amid the chaos of fashion week this and the Met Gala that, close friends of the late André Leon Talley have announced services honoring his life and legacy will be held in May. The events, which are expected to take place at Talley’s usual New York church, the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, will begin as fashion’s spring calendar settles down – in hopes that many of Talley’s fashion connections will be in attendance. As for Talley’s work, it is rumored that many of his archives were given to the Savannah College of Art and Design – where Talley served on the board of trustees, spoke at opening ceremonies and gave master classes for students. A gallery sponsored by Diane von Furstenberg, a lifelong friend, still exists there in his name.
Farfetch acquires Violet Gray ahead of its beauty launch
Luxury e-commerce giant Farfetch has acquired beauty world favorite Violet Gray for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today. As part of the transaction, Cassandra Gray, founder of Violet Grey, will be promoted to global beauty consultant for Farfetch as well as chair of the beauty company. Stephanie Phair, Farfetch’s Chief Customer Officer, noted that this acquisition marks an important step towards bringing beauty to the platform later this year. “It will allow us to offer our informed and engaged consumers a curated selection of the industry’s most desirable products and join a world of beauty brands, from the leading global iconic brands to smaller brands with an iconic following,” said Phair. In its ninth year of existence, Violet Gray was founded with a mission to guide clients through the beauty industry with expert recommendations and world-class inventory.
Dates, new owners and new brands announced for LA Fashion Week
LA Fashion Week returns on April 1st at the Petersen Automotive Museum with a brand new owner. Newly launched technology and events company N4XT Experiences, founded by Fenty graduate Ciarra Pardo, is reintroducing the event with a brand new roster of brands, sponsors and programs. The change in ownership comes as the historically unremarkable event seeks to emulate NYFW’s success. “[LAFW] was not used to the best of his ability. There’s a lot of potential and a lot of great brands,” said Pardo, who is ready to refresh with more entertainment, technology and shopping elements. “Full respect to the CFDA, but creating more freedom through technology will be high on my personal list,” she added. A lineup has not yet been announced.
Condé Nast is involved in the upcoming documentary about John Galliano
Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald recently confirmed that his latest project is a documentary about British designer John Galliano. It has now been announced that Condé Nast will join Macdonald’s production company and help produce the document. The project, which will explore the life and career of the former artistic director of Dior and current creative director of Maison Margiela, is slated for release in early 2023. After racist and anti-Semitic comments that led to his 2011 role as Dior Galliano, Galliano has remained a controversial figure in the industry — although one whose talent as a couturier is undeniable. The film received financial support from TF1 studio.
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