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Opulent Technology Tracker Tags – The Apple AirTag Hermes Travel Tag is Fashionably Finished (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) The Apple AirTag Hermes travel tag is a new accessory from the fashion house for use with the namesake item tracker that will provide fashion-forward consumer with a way to keep a closer eye on…

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Black Fashion Fair and Brooklyn Sewing Academy Team to Equip Next Generation of Creatives

The Black Fashion Fair is teaming up with the Brooklyn Sewing Academy this summer with a goal to educate Black and brown students who may not otherwise have access to knowledge and training in sewing, pattern making, and fashion illustration.
Class sizes will be small and intimate and each student will receive a new sewing machine they can take home and practice on to begin their journey. All lessons and materials are offered at no cost to students.
“If anything, my time at FIT showed me not only is there a lack of representation, there is a lack of outreach to Black and brown communities,” said Antoine Gregory, founder of the Black Fashion Fair, a platform that puts Black fashion talent front and center with an online designer database and a curated virtual marketplace. “I think as we continue to advocate for change and inclusion, these partnerships will create real opportunity.”
Amy Verrier, director of education and Timothy Westbrook studio creative director of the Brooklyn Sewing Academy, were keen to collaborate on educating the next generation.

Black Fashion Fair Founder Antoine Gregory 
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Andra Day Goes Metallic Gold at the 2021 Oscars

At the 2021 Oscars, Andra Day rounded out award season with another standout look.
The actress and singer, who is nominated for best actress for her titular role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” wore a custom Vera Wang dress reminiscent of the Oscar statue on the red carpet. Day’s gold metallic dress featured Wang’s classic draping as well as a cutout design, a thigh-high slit and asymmetric straps.
Wang worked with a welder to help design the custom dress, which is made completely out of metallic mesh.

Andra Day at the 2021 Oscars in custom Vera Wang. 
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Day’s gold dress falls in line the Oscars red carpet fashion trend of gold high-fashion looks. Fellow best actress nominee Carey Mulligan wore a Valentino gold sequined bandeau top and matching voluminous skirt from the design house’s spring 2021 couture collection. Double nominee Leslie Odom Jr. also went gold for the 2021 Oscars, wearing a tonal double-breasted suit by Brioni.
Day has consistently worn standout high-fashion looks this award season. She started at the Golden Globes by giving a nod to Holiday’s old Hollywood glamour style in a Chanel couture dress. She went with a more modern look at the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards, wearing a

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Zendaya Goes Neon Yellow at the 2021 Oscars

Zendaya has long been a red carpet star, and the actress brought her style power once again at the 2021 Oscars.
The actress wore a neon yellow silk chiffon gown with a cutout detail custom-made by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli at the award ceremony.
Zendaya’s custom dress, which is named the “force de beauté,” took more than 300 hours to create by hand at the design house’s atelier. Zendaya has previously worked with Valentino and was named a brand ambassador in December.

Zendaya in custom Valentino at the 2021 Oscars. 
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Zendaya took her high-fashion Oscar look to the next level by pairing the custom dress with 183 carats of Bulgari diamonds. The actress unveiled a yellow diamond necklace from the fine jeweler’s 2021 high-jewelry collection, called Magnifica, which will be released this summer.
The necklace is created with two diamond collars and a removable 6-carat yellow diamond brooch with a tassel. The collars and tassels include 18 regular-cut diamonds, 693 fancy shape step cut diamonds and 398 round brilliant-cut diamonds and pave-set diamonds. She paired the necklace with a matching 21-carat yellow diamond ring and 9-carat yellow diamond earrings.
Zendaya’s long-time stylist, Law Roach, gave a closer look at the neon dress on his Instagram,

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All the Red Carpet Looks at the 2021 Oscars

The 2021 Oscars brought the return of the in-person red carpet, and with it celebrities came out with an array of standout high-fashion looks.
Nominees and celebrities like Andra Day, Zendaya, Regina King, Carey Mulligan, Leslie Odom Jr., Daniel Kaluuya and many others attended the award ceremony wearing custom, couture or ready-to-wear pieces from the spring 2021 runway.
Day, who is nominated for best actress for her titular role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” wore a custom gold metallic Vera Wang dress that resembled the Oscar statue. Day’s look played into the night’s gold theme, which was also seen on Mulligan in a Valentino spring 2021 couture gold sequined top and skirt and on Odom Jr. in a tonal gold Brioni suit.

Andra Day, Leslie Odom Jr. and Carey Mulligan at the 2021 Oscars. 
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Zendaya also went the custom route for the 2021 Oscars, wearing a neon yellow, cutout dress designed by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Picciolo. Best actress nominee Vanessa Kirby also wore a custom-made dress for the awards ceremony: a pale pink, cutout Gucci dress with a dramatic train.
Male nominees continued the awards season trend of standout men’s red carpet looks at the 2021 Oscars. The red

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Alber Elbaz Dies at 59

Alber Elbaz, the designer best known for his spectacular rejuvenation of Lanvin from 2001 to 2015, died on Saturday at a Paris hospital. He was 59.
His death, due to COVID-19, was confirmed by Compagnie Financière Richemont, his joint venture partner in AZ Factory, his latest fashion venture.
An ebullient character prized for his couture-like craft, Elbaz took a five-year hiatus after being ousted from Lanvin and just launched AZ Factory, hinged on solutions-driven fashions, entertainment and tech.
While his name was not on the label, the start-up was steeped in Elbaz’s personality, humor, and his inimitable flair for soigné fashions.
“I have lost not only a colleague but a beloved friend,” Richemont founder and chairman Johann Rupert said in a statement, expressing his shock and sadness at Elbaz’s sudden passing.
“Alber had a richly deserved reputation as one of the industry’s brightest and most beloved figures. I was always taken by his intelligence, sensitivity, generosity and unbridled creativity,” Rupert said. “He was a man of exceptional warmth and talent, and his singular vision, sense of beauty and empathy leave an indelible impression.
“It was a great privilege watching Alber in his last endeavor as he worked to realize his dream of ‘smart fashion that cares.’

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A Look Back at Alber Elbaz’s Most Memorable Quotes

Alber Elbaz often said fashion is about storytelling — and he could talk up a storm.
From Seventh Avenue fashion-speak to deep thoughts about clothes, he dispensed plenty of wisdom over a storied fashion career.
Here, some of his most memorable quotes from WWD:
ON FASHION’S IMPORTANCE: “My conclusion today is that fashion is very important, today maybe more than ever, because we fashion designers maybe have a role. We have the duty to bring beauty to the world, to make women feel better, to make women feel good, to uplift them. Today, I was at Barneys [New York] for a couple of hours — we had a trunk show. There was this woman I was helping, and she told me at the end of this little rendezvous we had, ‘I am going to be broke, but I am happy.’ I think this is the whole idea of what fashion is going to do today, and I am saying that, when everything is crashing, maybe it’s not a bad idea to invest in a good dress.” (2008)
ON COLLABORATION: “I know the worst enemy of many designers is the CEO. I think that, in a way, the most frustrating CEO will tell me that

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Exaggerated Luxe Fur Sandals – Louis Vuitton’s New Easy Mules are Detailed with Branding Accents (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) Luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton introduces the new set of Easy Mules that are detailed with dramatic materials and print throughout. It is the LV Easy Line Mule and it is complete with the house&#…

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AR Handbag Experiences – Burberry’s App Lets Users Customize a Virtual Pocket Bag in 3D (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) Within its app, Burberry created an AR handbag experience that lets users edit a virtual version of the Pocket bag from the label’s SS21 campaign. The virtual bags were inspired by the…

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A Look at Queen Elizabeth’s Most Extravagant Tiaras

One of the many hallmarks of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign has been the vast collection of extravagant tiaras she’s worn over her 69 years on the throne.
Many of the queen’s tiaras have been in the British royal family for more than a century, with some headpieces commissioned by the queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary, from the House of Garrard.
Two of the queen’s most frequently worn tiaras were passed down to her by her grandmother: the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, which Queen Elizabeth is seen wearing on certain issues of British banknotes, and the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara, which the queen wore to her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

Queen Elizabeth in the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara in 1970 and in the Queen Mary’s Fringe Tiara in 2008. 

While the queen, who turns 95 today, generally sticks to a few tiaras from her collection, she’s lent out several pieces to her granddaughters and granddaughters-in-law, including Princess Eugenie, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, all for their royal weddings over the last decade.
In honor of the queen’s 95th birthday, WWD takes a look at some of the tiaras and the significance behind them. Read on

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