Style Notes: Taylor Swift's Chinese Clothing Line Is Here; Gucci Designer to Be Honored at BFAs
Your Monday fashion briefing.
It's finally here! Taylor Swift's hotly anticipated 1989 clothing collection has dropped. The catch? You can only buy it if you live in China. The 30-piece line for Heritage 66 Company, which, in true T. Swift form features crop tops, inspirational lyrical references and her name in glitter, is only available to Chinese customers. Prices range between ¥127 to ¥459 (approximately $20 to $72 at current exchange), so next time you're in China, be sure to bring your credit card. [People]
Gucci's creative director, Alessandro Michele, will be honored at the British Fashion Awards for his work with the Italian brand, which he took over in January of this year. The designer will receive the International Designer Award at the BFAs later this month. Michele was chosen by the British Fashion Council, which is headed up by Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet. [WWD]
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Teen Vogue, arbiter of cool things that cool teens are into, partnered with Goldman Sachs' Apparel and Accessories Global Investment Research Group for the fourth year in a row to conduct a survey of the hottest brands that are currently in favor with millennials. Forever21, rather unsurprisingly, tops the list, followed by Victoria's Secret, Victoria's Secret Pink, Nike and Sephora. Mark these as "stores to avoid" next time you hit the mall on a Friday night. [Fashionista]
Following Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, several stores in the city as well as cultural institutions like museums reopened their doors Monday. However, some stores, including Gap, La Prairie and Calvin Klein canceled press events, while Victoria Beckham postponed an appearance at Galeries Lafayette. Analysts speculate that despite beefed-up security, consumers (specifically Chinese shoppers) will likely avoid the city in the coming holiday months. Meanwhile, L'Oreal Paris mourns the loss of digital projects manager Quentin Boulenger, who was killed at the Bataclan, the company has confirmed. [WWD; WWD]