Style Notes: Taylor Swift Is Launching An Apparel Line in China; Chanel, Celine Debut Fall Campaigns
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It's official: Taylor Swift is launching a clothing line. The catch? You'll only be able to purchase it from Chinese retailer JD.com. The site, which sells everything from luggage to cranberry juice, is opening up a U.S. Mall division that will sell "authentic American" goods, including Swift's exclusive new merch. The launch will coincide with her "1989" tour stop in Shanghai this November and will include dresses, sweatshirts and tops. We'd be willing to bet there are a couple crop tops and miniskirts in there, too. [CNN Money]
Unlike many high-fashion brands that opted for gangs of supermodels or a slew of celebrities for their fall ads, Chanel chose to keep things simple with a black-and-white campaign starring Anna Ewers and Lindsey Wixson. The models opted for angular poses while wrapped in warm layered tweeds and sporting spiked hair and graphic winged eyeliner. Celine also kept things all about the clothes for its fall ads, which feature the fresh faces of a few up-and-coming models. A well-earned break from the Hadids and Jenners of the world, if you ask us. [Fashion Times; Fashionista]
Speaking of Chanel, the French fashion house will be getting its very own show at London's Saatchi Gallery this fall. The exhibit, titled "Mademoiselle Prive," will be a three-floor installation that will showcase the label's haute couture history, the origins of Chanel No. 5 as well as the journeys of both its founder, Coco Chanel, and current creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. [The Telegraph]
The L.A. Times and WWD have joined forces for a new partnership. WWD content will be featured on LATimes.com as well as in select Tribune Publishing Company-owned papers including the L.A. Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Chicago Tribune and Sun Sentinel. After altering its platform schedule from a daily print cycle to a weekly print cycle earlier this year, this new partnership will help readers get their daily dose of fashion news in print form once again. [WWD]