Style Notes: Alexander Wang to Relaunch Classics; Givenchy Debuts Full Ad Campaign
Fashion for thought.
Fashion's most energetic designer, Alexander Wang, is celebrating his label's 10th anniversary the way any millennial would: with an epic #TBT. The 31-year-old designer announced on Instagram that he will be reissuing 10 pieces for a limited-edition capsule collection. The best part? Fans get to vote from a selection of 25 designs which pieces will make a comeback. Voting is now live on AlexanderWang.com. [Instagram]
After teasing the first shots of Donatella Versace for Givenchy's fall 2015 ad campaign on Instagram yesterday, the French luxury label officially has released the full campaign, which features more unconventional faces including NFL star Victor Cruz and Chinese pop star Chris Lee, who were shot in the same black-and-white-portrait style as Versace. The campaign also features a host of six models, including Candice Swanepoel and Jamie Bochert, decked out in the brand's gothic black gear and posed in a Victorian-era living room. [Instagram]
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PETA's latest beef is with Hermes. The organization has filed a complaint in Texas alleging animal cruelty at an alligator farm that sells to one of the French luxury brand's tanneries. According to a 2014 investigation conducted by PETA, the Lone Star Alligator Farm in Winnie, Texas, not only keeps the animals in inhumane conditions but also reportedly has cut open live gators. [WWD]
Project Runway is "making it work" with a brand new spinoff series, Project Runway Junior. The Lifetime show, which is slated to air this fall, will feature teen competitors from ages 14 to 17. Tim Gunn will return to the brand as the host and mentor alongside model Hannah Davis, and judges will include past Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, as well as Aya Kanai, who is the executive fashion director at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazines. No word yet on what the prize for the winner will be, but we'd say that anyone lucky enough to work with Mr. Gunn has won already. [THR]